Cast Bios

IMG_2093Leah Archambault has a Masters degree from York University in Dance, and her performance interests and background include dance/theatre, performance art and hardcore punk vocals. She has performed at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, and in Nuit Blanche Toronto. For several years she volunteered with the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR).


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Marc-André Charette has been working as a professional actor in Ottawa-Gatineau for the past 20 years. Recent credits include La Soupe de Kafka (Théâtre de l’Île), and Turbulences (Ottawa Dance Directive / Centre de danse contemporaine), and Écume (Théâtre du Trillium) for which he was nominated for a Rideau Award.  Within the next year, he will tour Canada with #‎PigeonsAffamés (Théâtre du Trillium). In the Fall of 2016, he will appear in two new theatre projects: Copeaux by Mishka Lavigne and Et si un soir by Lisa L’Heureux (Théâtre Rouge Écarlate). He is a keen marathon runner and foster dad.


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Emmanuel Simon @EmmanuelJSimon is an-Ottawa based neo-soul jazz vocalist. He has performed across North America, in South America, and in Europe. He has performed with Josh Groban and Lyle Lovett, to name a few. Emmanuel’s classical training has also led him to perform at the historic Carnegie Hall. He has appeared on Off Broadway productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Notre Dame de Paris and 42nd Street. Ten years ago, he and Jessica Ruano worked together on the Ottawa première of Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke’s jazz libretto Québecité.  


GabrielleGabrielle Lalonde is a bilingual actor, dancer, director and choreographer based in Ottawa. She recently performed in Théâtre du Trillium‘s movement-based piece On Verra (winner for Outstanding Production at the 2016 Rideau awards) and in Circadia Indigena‘s Greed/REsolve at the National Arts Centre | Centre National des Arts, for the Canada Dance Festival. She’s been dancing swing and blues for over ten years and has created and performed in seven original productions with the company Ottawa Stilt Union using stilt walking, acrobatics, storytelling and puppetry.


AnnieAnnie Lefebvre is evolving in a lateral fashion as a bilingual artist here and away. She works for the stage and screen, on it and behind it. Along with working as an actor in theatre (Medea, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, The Squatter Heart, SKIN, À tu et à moi) and television (Motel Monstre, FranCoeur, Météo+) Annie works as a Makeup, Hair (Vimy Foundation, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, In the Traces of Abraham Ulrikab) and Wig Artist (Houston Ballet, Vanity Project).  Her work has garnered her several Prix Rideau Awards nominations (The Squatter Heart, Medea, À tu et à moi). She was co-Curator of .Ism(e): Performance Cabaret for the Good, the Bad and the Weird. She is Core Member of Deluxe Hot Sauce women’s collective. 


Mekdes 3Mekdes Teshome @mektesh is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a double major in Theatre and Sociology, This actor-director has appeared in If We Were Birds (University of Ottawa), Disillusion (Ottawa Fringe Festival), The Amazing Adventures of Pericles (A Company of Fools), and Romeo and Juliet REDUX (The Gladstone). Furthermore, she has directed Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (University of Ottawa) and Begin A Game (Toronto Fringe Festival). She can not wait to step into the world of film with her company Holy President Productions.