They’re back!!! After a one year absence that felt like a decade, Three Dead Trolls are returning to Theatre Network and they are bringing their new friends Atomic Improv with them. Together they’ll bring you Christmas as you have never been brought it before. Coupe de tete. Worker unrest. Elf abuse. An unflinching portrayal of the harsh realities of life at Santa’s workshop, and the story of the little girl who sets things straight. A socio-political-economic allegory that’s fun for the whole family.
Playwrights: Wes Borg and Paul Mather, with Jose Oiseau, Donovan Workun and Jennie Esdale Music: Jose Oiseau
Director: Ben Henderson
Cast: Wes Borg, Donovan Workun, Jennie Esdale, Paul Mather and Jose Oiseau Designer: Robert Shannon Lighting Designer: Ben Henderson Stage Manager: Erica Letchford Production Manager: Bruce Hennel Production Assistants: Bradley Moss and Gina Puntil Props Designer: Michelle Rosette Carpenter: Steve Peck Wardrobe: Bev Oliwa
“I sold out to the fat man
Gave my freedom up for power
I wore a tie around my neck
But I never did deduce
Turn a necktie upside down
And it becomes a noose!”
CAST & CREW
Bradley is an MFA graduate in directing from the University Alberta. He joined Theatre Network in 1996 to create the multidisciplinary emerging artist festival – Nextfest. In 2014 Bradley accepted the dual role of Artistic & Executive Director for Theatre Network. Some recent productions include: BED AND BREAKFAST, THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER, MINERVA – QUEEN OF THE HANDCUFFS, INFINITY, The Sterling Award Winning Production IRMA VOTH, BUST, GORDON, RED, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ARMSTRONG’S WAR, the Governor General Nominated THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF BERNICE TRIMBLE, the Sterling Award Winning LITTLE ONE, DRIVING MISS DAISY, the Governor General Award Winning PIG GIRL, the Sterling Award Winning LET THE LIGHT OF DAY THROUGH, WHERE THE BLOOD MIXES, IN ON IT, MOVING ALONG, TWELFTH NIGHT, PUBLIC SPEAKING, DOG, THUNDERSTICK, BUDDY, ALIAS GODOT, MISERY, CLOSER AND CLOSER APART, the Sterling Award Winning SUMMER OF MY AMAZING LUCK, TRUE WEST, GIRL IN THE GOLDFISH BOWL, HOSANNA, MARION BRIDGE, A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, the Sterling Award Winning glam rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and HIGH LIFE.
This is Gina’s second season back out in the freelance world of stage management. She is delighted to be on familiar territory for her first official apprenticing gig – a full circle moment. Gina was Theatre Network’s production manager from 2000 to 2004 giving her some of her favorite productions under her belt (A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, VINCENT AND BRIXTON, FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN, LAWRENCE AND HOLLOMAN, …). She has also been the production manager for NEXTFEST for the past five years – a festival that takes place in June right where you are sitting. Other Select credits include BITCHSLAP! and the Tranny Trilogy, TRANNY GET YOUR GUN, L’IL ORPHAN TRANNY and TRANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Guys in Disguise) THE BLACK RIDER: THE CASTING OF THE MAGIC BULLETS (November Theatre), THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF MARY JANE MOSQUITO (Concrete Theatre) and looks forward to THE ANGER OF ERNEST AND ERNESTINE with George and Sharla and DRUNKEN F*CKER (Ground Zero, April 2006).