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Sleeping Beauty

Forrest Nickerson Theatre, October 21 to 25, 2015

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Jump To:  Jordan HrynkiwFaith MarcialTom E. YoungErin-Brie WarwickHannah DoerksenCora FastTom PachalDaniel GilmourSarah FlynnYvonne Grenier

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Jordan Hrynkiw

FLORA

Jordan Hrynkiw is making her sixth appearance with Merlyn Productions, and was most recently seen playing Alice in “Through the Looking-Glass”. Past appearances include the title role in “Puss in Boots at the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, “Ming Lee and The Magic Tree” at the 2013 Fringe, Kimberly-Kay in “Wind of a Thousand Tales” in 2012, and “The World of The Brothers Grimm” at the 2012 Fringe.

Currently, Jordan is in her fifth year of acting classes at the Winnipeg Theatre School. She previously took two years of acting at Fantasy Theatre for Children and The Theatre School, and two years of musical theatre classes at Manitoba Theatre for Young People.

While at Fantasy Theatre for Children, Jordan's mainstage appearances included “The Stolen Prince” in 2011, and “Max and The Grinch” in 2010.

Offstage, Jordan loves music. She plays guitar, sings, and is currently in her fifth year playing flute in the school band.

Jordan is a grade 11 International Baccalaureate student at Miles MacDonell High School.

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Faith Marcial

FAUNA

Faith Marcial is making her fourth appearance with Merlyn Productions, and is thrilled to be joining the cast of “Sleeping Beauty”. She has previously appeared in “Puss in Boots”, “Ming Lee and The Magic Tree”, and “The World of The Brothers Grimm” at the 2014, 2013, and 2012 Winnipeg Fringe Festivals.

Since the age of 7, Faith took acting lessons under teacher/director Tony Frost of Fantasy Theatre for Children and The Theatre School, who she continued to work with at the Winnipeg Theatre School.

In total, Faith has performed in 19 productions. Her favourite roles include Cindy Lou Who in “Max and The Grinch”, Gretel in “Hansel & Gretel”, and Wing Lee in “The Stolen Prince”.

Faith sends love to her mom, and to her family in the Philippines – especially her grandma and grandpa!

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Tom E. Young

KING AUGUST

Tom E. Young is making his second appearance with Merlyn Productions, and was previously seen in “The Anniversary” during ChekhovFest 2014.

His other theatre credits include the role of Theseus in R-G Productions' re-conceived version of “A Midsummer Night's Dream”.

Tom started his acting career later in life. He has amassed numerous film and television credits, including – most recently – “A Dog's Purpose”, “Wait Till Helen Comes”, and “Julianna and the Medicine Fish”.

“Life is a gift. Enjoy every day.”

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Erin-Brie Warwick

QUEEN SUMMER

Erin-Brie Warwick is a 2014 Adult Acting alumna of the Winnipeg Theatre School, and is excited to be making her first mainstage appearance with Merlyn Productions!

She is currently studying at the PTE School in their Cabaret Company, although her passion for musical theatre and performing started early. By age 2, she would carry a microphone in hand – and soon after, was putting on performances for anyone who would watch!

Erin-Brie is in her 9th year of voice lessons, currently with Elizabeth Rotoff. She has a 14 year background in dance, with particular emphasis on ballet and jazz, and has received dance scholarships as well as studied with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet professional division.

Other interests include sports, the great outdoors, and getting lost in a good book.

Erin-Brie sends a huge “thank you” to family and friends for their support and encouragement!

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Hannah Doerksen

MALEFICENT

Hannah Doerksen is extremely excited to be making her Merlyn Productions début as the evil fairy Maleficent in “Sleeping Beauty”!

Hannah has been an avid lover of theatre since she was a tiny child watching a production of “The Lion King” in Toronto. Throughout her elementary school years, she involved herself in local children's choir musicals, as well as school spring musicals.

In grade 6, she began attending MBCI, where she stepped into chorus member roles in “The Wiz” and “Fiddler On The Roof”. In grade ten, she played Leisl in “The Sound Of Music”, and two years later, won the lead role of Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”.

Hannah plans on studying Theatre at the University of Winnipeg alongside her continued acting and vocal training, aspiring to sing and act onstage as a career!

Other interests include dancing, being an extra in Winnipeg-based films, writing, drawing, and travelling.

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Cora Fast

PRINCESS AURORA

Cora Fast is making her second appearance with Merlyn Productions, and was previously seen as Princess Genevieve in the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival hit “Puss in Boots”!

Other recent shows include “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” and “Still Stands the House” at Providence University College, as well as “The Princess Bride” with Candlewick Productions.

Cora will be graduating from Providence University College in April with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, and was also a finalist in the 2012 MAP Scirocco Drama Manitoba Highschool Playwriting Contest. She is an experienced improviser, and has also studied some physical theatre.

Over the Summer, Cora was in the pilot episode of “Into the League”: a to-be-released mini-series mockumentary.

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Tom Pachal

PRINCE CHARMING

Tom Pachal is making his first appearance with Merlyn Productions.

He has previously been involved in performances of “The Matchmaker” and “Guys and Dolls” at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, as well as several one-act plays co-written with his acting class.

Tom is also heavily involved with music: performing solo acoustic concerts with his guitar and voice.

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Daniel Gilmour

HERO

Daniel Gilmour is excited to be back onstage in his fifth appearance with Merlyn Productions.

Most recently, he played ALL the male roles in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in May. Other appearances include Tweedledum in “Through the Looking-Glass”, the evil Ugolin the Ogre in the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival hit “Puss in Boots”, and Tolkachov in “A Tragedian in Spite of Himself” for ChekhovFest 2014.

On the film & television scene, Daniel was very excited to spend his Summer filming on “Millworth”, premièring on SHAW on November 9.

On stage, he appeared in two other Master Playwright Festival productions: “Arcadia” with Theatre Incarnate (StoppardFest 2007), and “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” with Theatre Anywhere (MametFest 2008). He was also a regular member of the Black Hole Theatre Company during university.

Offstage, Daniel is an Early Childhood Educator and looks after chases a gaggle of toddlers all day. He is an avid board game player, possibly-too-obsessive sports fan, wannabe Karaoke star, and “all-around nerdy guy”.

Daniel thanks his friends and family for all the support.

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Sarah Flynn

STAGE MANAGER

Sarah Flynn is working with Merlyn Productions for the first time, as the Stage Manager for “Sleeping Beauty”.

She began working behind the scenes less than a year ago, and has found it to be exciting and enlightening. Onstage, Sarah has been acting since the age of 6, and has many musical and non-musical credits to her name.

Sarah is currently in her third year of studying theatre at the University of Winnipeg, and has just begun the Honours Acting Program. In addition, she is attending Musical Theatre, Stage Management and Classics courses at the university.

Recently, Sarah started a small theatre company of her own with a friend. Naked Theatre Productions produced one show for the 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and hopes to tour a show for the 2016 Fringe.

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Yvonne Grenier

DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER

Yvonne Grenier began working with Merlyn Productions in 2011, and made her first onstage appearance with the company in 2012, as Nushi in “Wind of a Thousand Tales”.

Previously, Yvonne served as Stage Manager for the adult segment of “Dramatic Showcase 2012”, and also the 2011 Season's holiday special, “Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There)”.

Yvonne is a graduate from The Academy of Acting. While her year-long program covered film, television, and theatre acting, Yvonne feels best when she is working as a Stage Manager. Nevertheless, whether she is onstage or behind the scenes, Yvonne loves learning as a team and applying her knowledge to create theatre.


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