It starts with an audience member.
Then an interview. Then an examination of change in the interviewee’s life – emotional, professional, spiritual.
The result: Long-form narrative improv that’s hilarious, touching and completely real.
GET REAL dares to bring professional theatre director Bradley Moss into the world of Toby Berner and Chris Craddock – two of Canada’s top improvisers. Together the trio creates a theatrical experience not seen before on Canadian stages.
Improvisers: Toby Berner & Chris Craddock • Director: Bradley Moss
CAST & CREW
Toby is very excited to be working with Theatre Network for the first time. Toby has been a professional performer in Vancouver since he was 16 years old. Highlights include: The Dishwashers (Canadian Premiere); The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Arts Club Theatre); Design For Living, Lifeskills, Gutenberg! The Musical! (PH Theatre), Blankety Blank: The Musical, A Twisted Christmas Carol (Belfry Theatre). Toby won the Canadian Comedy Award in 2008 for Best Sketch Troupe with Canadian Content. That group went on to perform at the Leicester Square Theatre in London, England. Toby is a graduate of Studio 58.
Chris is a friendly bon vivant with a penchant for weightlifting and a large Incredible Hulk action figure collection. He was born to a religious home in Kitchener, Ontario, and has been a writer ever since. His background is in the theatre, where he has penned over thirty plays, including musicals, solo shows and plays for young audiences. A highlight was BASH’D! A GAY RAP MUSICAL, which played Off Broadway and won a GLAAD media award. He has since added TV and Film to his pursuits, co-creating TINY PLASTIC MEN with Mosaic Entertainment for SuperChannel. It’s now in its fourth season. It’s been nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy three times in a row, so it can longer be attributed to clerical error. He continues his work with Mosaic Entertainment, as series director on Season 4 of CAUTION MAY CONTAIN NUTS. Chris is also the writer/director of IT’S NOT MY FAULT AND I DON’T CARE ANYWAY, starring Alan Thicke and Quentin Aaron, based on his play PUBLIC SPEAKING. He has recently created his first VR project, and it has zombies.
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.