JeN is really excited to be a part of Emotion Commotion with Kid-Safe Productions! 2022 stage credits: Eva in Gloria’s Guy (Village Players) and Pearl in Pink String and Sealing Wax (Stage Centre Productions). Favourite roles include: Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Mademoiselle Zeze in Anything to Declare, Audrey in Leading Ladies, and Sonia in Godspell. When not performing, you can find JeN either teaching English on her YouTube channel, JeN’s Jyugyou, or playing Pokémon while drinking bubble tea. Thanks always to Tomo for all his support.
Bonnie is a Finnish-Canadian theatre artist, who is thrilled to be a part of Emotion Commotion! She has worked as an actor, educator, writer, and even juggler in Vancouver, Toronto, and London. Bonnie holds a BFA in Acting (University of British Columbia), and also attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. Select Credits: Bard on the Beach, A Shakespearience (Co-Creator/Performer); Carousel Theatre for Young People, The Tempest (Assistant Director); Awkward Stage Productions, Goodnight Desdemona Good Morning Juliet (Juliet); Geekenders, Neverland Night Circus (Tootles). Remember, “Name your Feelings”… especially if that feeling is wanting to see this show!
Coral is a proud graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance program at St Clair College. She is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful show with its incredible cast and creative team.
Previous credits include Mary Bennet - Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Scarborough Players), Sister Bear - The Berenstain Bears Live! (TBD Theatre co.), Puss - Puss in Boots (Cabbage Town Festival), June - Chicago (August Productions), Gertie – Oklahoma (SMT).
She would like to thank her family and friends for the love, support and constant encouragement to follow her dreams
Meg Gibson has over 25 years experience in musical theatre and Children’s theatre, as a performer, writer, director, choreographer and educator. She has toured with Wagon Stage in Alberta , and Kid Safe Productions in Ontario performing educational musical theatre for children. She attended Sheridan College for Musical Theatre Performance and holds a BFA from the University of Calgary. Meg has taught music classes for Creative Kids Academy and drama/dance for Wild Rose Arts Centre in Calgary, in addition to online drama coaching for adults. She has performed in over 50 shows in the GTA since 1990, and has been directing and choreographing since 2012.
Erin is a playwright, director, actor, producer and instructional designer. She has over 15 years experience in theatre including musicals, children's theatre, comedies and dramas. She has performed in theatre groups across the Greater Toronto Area. As founder of Wonder Jones Productions, she has written and produced the award-winning Time Limits Dropped on Easter Sunday for the Toronto and Hamilton Fringe Festivals. She is currently developing scripts focused on Black Canadian history and extends her thanks to the OAC Recommenders Grant program, b current Performing Arts, Cahoots Theatre, Why Not Theatre and the Jon Kaplan Fund. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Toronto and Masters in Adult Education from Central Michigan University.
Lauren is delighted to be working with Kid-Safe Productions for the first time! Recently she has stage managed The Language of Birds for the Canadian Children’s Opera Company and Gloria’s Guy for Village Players. After completing a BA at York University for film studies, Lauren studied theatre production at Humber College with a focus on stage management and production management. Other theatre credits include Assistant Stage Manager for The 39 Steps (Village Players); Production Assistant for The Adventures of Pinocchio (Young People’s Theatre); Assistant Production Manager for U-R-U (Humber College); Stage Manager for The Sycorax Brood (Humber College).
Tricia is the founder of Kid-Safe Productions. This non profit charity first emerged in 2000 as a culmination of Tricia’s different skills as composer, playwright, office administrator and mom. She has a BA in theatre and music composition, with a diploma in Music Industry Arts, certificates in business and work experience as an Arts educator for the Royal Conservatory. As performer and tour manager she took Kid-Safe’s original productions on the road to hundreds of schools, engaging thousands of kids. Kid-Safe’s “A Quest of Character" had a successful run in the Toronto Fringe Festival and she is proud to be a part of this year’s “Emotion Commotion” production.