Infinity by Hannah Moscovitch
by Hannah Moscovitch
A gripping, and complex, play - Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal
by Hannah Moscovitch
January 1 – January 1, 1970
A gripping, and complex, play – Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal
by Hannah Moscovitch
How does a new Theory of Time change everything we know about ourselves? In this award winning new play three brilliant minds – a musician, a mathematician, and a theoretical physicist – collide like particles, and together they learn that love and time are connected in ways they could never have imagined.
Featuring: Ryan Parker,Larissa Pohoreski, Cayley Thomas
Director: Bradley Moss
Lighting Design: Scott Peters
Media Design: Ian Jackson
Costume Design: Tessa Stamp
Stage Manager: Maggie Barton Baird
Photography by Ryan Parker
CAST & CREW
Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed playwright, librettist and TV writer. She’s been honoured with numerous awards, including the Trillium Book Award, both the Herald Angel and a Scotsburn Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival, and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize administered by Yale (she is the first Canadian playwright to win the prize). She’s been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and twice for the Siminovitch Prize. This past spring, Hannah was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical after OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY (co-created with Ben Caplan and Christian Barry) toured to New York City, playing off-Broadway for seven weeks. Hannah’s work for the stage (which includes EAST OF BERLIN, THIS IS WAR, LITTLE ONE, THE RUSSIAN PLAY, INFINITY, BUNNY) has been widely produced in Canada, as well as in the United States, Britain, Europe, Australia and Japan. Hannah is a Playwright-in-Residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
Ryan is thrilled to be making his Theatre Network debut with INFINITY. Selected credits include; NEVERMORE (Off Broadway: Catalyst Theatre/ Radio Mouse), ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Citadel Theatre), CORIOLANUS/ROMEO AND JULIET (Freewill Players), BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, EAST OF MY USUAL BRAIN (Teatro La Quindicina), SPELLING BEE (Mayfield Dinner Theatre). Ryan has a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta and a Theatre Arts Diploma from MacEwan University. Ryan is also an accomplished portrait and headshot photographer, when not on the stage he can found in his studio https://ryanparkerphotography.com. Love to his wife Claire and son Jackson.
Larissa Pohoreski is an Edmonton-based multidisciplinary performer, production designer, and visual artist. A graduate of the MacEwan Theatre Arts program, she is the inaugural Common Ground Arts Society (CGAS) Fresh AiR artist, and was recently named as one of the Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts (ACUA)’s Top 30 Under 30. She was last seen performing in BLOOD OF OUR SOIL (Pyretic Productions), for which she was also the Music Director and played a variety of acoustic folk instruments. Other performance credits include 10 OUT OF 12 (Wild Side Productions) DISENCHANTED (Foote in the Door), ASSASSINS (Loose Ends) and ORDINARY DAYS (Straight Edge). Under the guise of Mavka Theatre, she creates work that merges contemporary aesthetic with folkloric inspiration. Among her many projects, she is currently developing her solo multidisciplinary show MOONSHINE, which will be running here at the Roxy as part of Nextfest 2018.
Cayley Thomas is an actor and musician from Edmonton, Alberta. A graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the U of A, Cayley’s credits include: ROMEO AND JULIET, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, JULIUS CAESAR and THE TEMPEST (The Freewill Shakespeare Festival); THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, SAINT JOAN, THE MISSIONARY POSITION and THE MEMORANDUM (Studio Theatre); as well as PETER PAN and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (The Citadel Theatre). In addition to her work as an actor, Cayley has a few other plates spinning: most recently she attended the inaugural Singer/Songwriter Residency at The Banff Centre and will be releasing a new record later this year with the help of The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Cayley is appreciative of the many artists in Edmonton who continue to encourage and inspire her.
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.
“Now is a time to storm; Why dost thou laugh? It fits not with this hour.” Recent Design credits include BED AND BREAKFAST (Theatre Network), EDAY (Serial Collective), Minerva Queen of the Handcuffs (Ghost-writer Theatre), THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER, WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW, INFINITY (Theatre Network), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, THE WINTER’S TALE, HAMLET, A COMEDY OF ERRORS (Freewill Players), 9-5, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Grant MacEwan University). Scott is resident Production Manager for Theatre Network and Nextfest, and is a founding member of Edmonton band Captain Tractor. “Why, I have not another tear to shed.”
Tessa Stamp is an Edmonton born theatre professional, entrepreneur, and found object artist. A dancer first, Tessa has made her career in technical theatre. She has traveled the world as a pirate, ran away with the circus and in 2008 landed back in Edmonton to play with these clowns. Tessa works in set, lighting and costume design and stage management. Recent credits include BED AND BREAKFAST, Theatre Network (Costume Design), SLIGHT OF MIND, Theatre Yes (Stage Management and Set Design), LAKE OF THE STRANGERS, Naheyawin (Set Design and Production Management), WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW, Theatre Network (Set and Costume Design) METIS MUTT, One Little Indian Productions (Set and Lighting Design and Stage Management).
Ian is delighted to be back at Theatre Network. Last year he got work on the incredible IRMA VOTH where he won a Sterling award. His past work at the Roxy was in 2009 on POSTER BOYS and BUDDY. Ian is an accomplished photographer and burgeoning videographer. Ian will always be grateful to Bradley Moss and the Network team for helping him win an unexpected Sterling Award in the early 2000s.
MAGGIE BARTON BAIRD
Maggie Barton Baird is thrilled to be part of the team for Theatre Network’s production of INFINITY. It has been a pleasure to come back to stage management after four years of focusing on event planning. Maggie has the joy of being the Festival Manager for The Nextfest Arts Company and the Owner and Lead Planner of MB&COMPANY. Thank you to Bradley and the entire Theatre Network team for having me on board for this production.