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Meet the Company

REBECCA CROLL

Company Member, Actor

Rebecca is a graduate of the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program and the British American Drama Academy‘s Midsummer in Oxford Program. Rebecca has won multiple awards, and critical acclaim for her theatre work. Selected theatre credits include Beatrice Carbone in Montreal Theatre Ensemble's A View from the Bridge, Kate Keller in MTE's All My Sons, Aphra Behn in Persephone's Oroonoko (for which she was awarded the META for Outstanding Actress in an Independent Production), and Florence Unger in Hudson Village Theatre's The Odd Couple: The Female Version. Select film and television credits include Transplant, Quantico, The DetectivesThe Year Dolly Parton was my Mom, The Bold Type, Game on and Gilles de Maistre's family feature The Wolf and the Lion.

ROBERT DILORETO

Company Member, Actor

Acting for over 25 years now, Rob has appeared in dozens of productions across Canada in theatre, film, tv, and commercials.

An honours graduate of Dawson College’s Professional Theatre Program, he is the recipient of the 1999 Reflections Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre.

Notable theatre credits include Jack Lawson in the Montreal English language premiere of David Mamet’s Race (Montreal Theatre Ensemble), and as George in All My Sons (MTE), as well as in the Canadian Premieres of Paul Dervis’ plays On Any Monday Night and Clare Through the Night, (21st Century Productions).

He has also performed at Second City in Toronto.

More recently, Rob has tackled Quebec’s French language market, landing roles in french film and tv including Escouade 99, Alertes, and a recurring role as Jerry Pitone in Season 5 of Radio Canada’s mega hit District 31. This fall he can also be seen as hired killer Nino Calabrese in Season 2 of Illico/TVA’s Portrait-Robot.

 

TERRY DONALD

Artistic Director

Terry is a native Montrealer who graduated from Syracuse University with a Masters Degree in Theatre. Upon graduation he began acting and directing, and throughout his career has worked with many local theatre companies. Terry’s teaching career began in the late 70’s at Concordia University where he taught acting. In the early 80’s he moved to John Abbott College’s Professional Theatre Program, where he continues to work with young actors today. In 2008 the Black Theatre Workshop awarded him the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award.

HAYLEY KEZBER

Company Member, Actor

Hayley is an eager and open hearted actor with a sincere love for her craft. She graduated the John Abbott Professional Theatre Program, where select credits include Emily Webb in Our Town, Gloria in Saint Carmen of the Main, and June Havoc in Marathon 33. While studying theatre she was awarded the Jason Panich Memorial Bursary and had the opportunity of working closely with the Montreal Theatre Ensemble. Since then, Hayley has worked with Repercussion Theatre, playing Helena in A Midsummer's Night Dream, for the 25th anniversary of Montreal’s Shakespeare in the Park, participated in Geordie Production's 2013/2014 school tour, created for the ACTRA Short Film Festival, and is in the midst of completing an MA in Literature at McGill University. Hayley’s writing is focused on adaptation as a medium. She cares about how art is created and recreated in different forms. Her passion for acting is evident in everything is undertakes.

ADAM LEBLANC

Company Member, Actor

Chosen to be one of ten actors for the prestigious Women in the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program in Banff, Adam is a graduate of the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program. Selected credits include Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge (MTE), Rudy in Martin Sherman’s Bent (Altera Vitae Productions) Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic & Old Lace (Geordie Productions), George Milton in Of Mice and Men (MTE), Dan in The Elusive (T’ableau d’Hôte), voted best play in the Montreal Mirror’s ‘Best of Montreal’, Camille Chandebise in A Flea in Her Ear (Hudson Village Theatre), Cliff in The Woolgatherer. He can be seen in Walter Salles feature, On the Road, in the Indie Feature, Flip The Bird, which he co-wrote and directed, in Roland Emerich's Moonfall and the upcoming feature, Misanthrope, starring Shaylene Woodley.

PETER VATSIS

Company Member, Designer

A graduate of both the National Theatre School of Canada and John Abbott College’s Professional Theatre Program, Peter was the recipient of the 2002 Pamela Montgomery 

Award. He has been working with this group since designing set and lights for Of Mice and Men in the summer of 2008.  While he has worked for many companies, he has done the lighting design for more than twenty productions at the Hudson Village Theatre since the summer of 2003.  In 2005, he returned to John Abbott as the lighting design teacher in the Professional Theatre Program.

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