Chloe Bradt (She/Her) – Martha Cratchit / Gus the Goose-Fetching Lad
Chloe is returning for her fourth year with Three Ships Collective and Soup Can Theatre. After a very early start with modeling she is continuing with some commercial work (appeared in Best Buy, West Jet Airlines, Interac, among others). It was after her first film role at age 6 she decided she loves performance, now including Theatre Sports. She is now a sophomore at Cardinal Carter academy for the arts. Chloe is fully bilingual in French and English. She is also active in other sports and music.Chloe is thrilled to be a part of such an accomplished cast in such a novel venue.
Will Carr (He/Him) – Young Ebenezer / Old Joe
Will is thrilled to be a part of this year’s production of A Christmas Carol! He is a British-Canadian actor currently based in Toronto, and a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Select credits include; Comedy of Errors, Million Dollar Quartet (The Grove Theatre), Ghost: The Musical (Starvox Ent.), Cabaret, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Lower Ossington Theatre), South Pacific (Calgary Opera), Les Feluettes (Pacific Opera Victoria), This Little Light (The Belfry Theatre), Twelfth Night, A Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet (Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival) Film/TV; Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), The Boys (Amazon Prime), Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (CBS Films).
Justine Christensen (She/Her) – Belle / Alice
Justine is a Toronto-born actor, writer, and producer. She is a co-founder of LET ME IN, a platform through which she produces remodeled “classic” works for a contemporary audience through remixing, altering, satirizing, and gender-bending. Her favourite acting credits include Rosalind (As You Like It, GBTS Theatre), Kayleen (Gruesome Playground Injuries, Theatre at Eastminster), and Bridget (Cannibal, Nextstage Festival 2019). Justine has appeared in TV series such as Chucky, The Expanse, Murdoch Mysteries, The Next Step, and The Umbrella Academy. She has worked with Convergence Theatre, Pat The Dog Theatre Creation, and Nightwood Theatre to hone her skills as a producer. Justine is currently working on her own content, which you can follow along with on IG @letmeinprods & @justinextnsn. Thanks for coming out to celebrate the holidays with us!
Nicholas Eddie (He/Him/They/Them) – Jacob Marley
Nicholas is a performer and theatre creator based in Toronto. Select performing credits include: Man (ONE NIGHT ONLY, duhdumduhdum productions); Clown (Italian Mime Suicide, Bad New Days)**; Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Rusticle)*; Green Frog (Harabogee and Me, Shakespeare in Action); Storyteller (The Monkey Queen, Red Snow Collective); Timothy (Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week, Summerworks Festival).
*Dora award nominated production
**Dora award winning production
Alyzia Inès Fabregui (She/Her) – Tim Cratchit / Little Ebenezer
Alyzia is returning for her second year as Tim Cratchit and Little Ebenezer. From a very early age she has enjoyed performing. Alyzia studied theatre at Randolph College For The Performing Arts. Alyzia has starred in many commercials for major campaigns including Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup and Girl Guides of Canada. Alyzia voices Sadie, a series lead in Super Wish, a Nelvana animation. Outside her love of performing, she is very active and plays many sports. In her free time, she prides herself in experiencing the world through books. You’ll always see her with a paperback in hand!
Deebs Franz (She/They) – Frau Dilber / Bailiwick
Deebs (she/they) is a Toronto-based multilingual and multidisciplinary theatre artist. They trained as an actor at East15 with a focus on devised work and are thrilled to be returning to this year’s cast! Deebs has co-founded three theatre collectives—Inside the Box Theatre, Playtime Playhouse and Neurotic & Unhinged—all with a focus on creating and presenting new writing and devised work. Recent theatre training and credits include: Toronto Fringe’s Theatre Entrepreneurship and Training Program, Talk Is Free Theatre’s Digital Theatre Creation program, Nightwood Theatre’s Creatryx 3.0 writers’ room, Playwriting 101 with Rosamund Small, Magic on the Mic (performer, Toronto Fringe), Ladies Day (costume design, New Stuff Theatre), Ship-Shape! (performer/playwright, Audience Choice winner at Toronto Fringe KidsFest). Deebs also works as a freelance French-Spanish-English translator and language professional and has lived and worked in France, Spain and the United Kingdom. Their spare time is spent curating her home, which is overrun with plants and pets.
John Fray (He/Him) – Fred / Augustus Scrooge
With a BFA in acting from the University of Windsor, John has played in a wide variety of theatre, including “Turtleneck”, for which he was nominated Best Supporting Actor by My Entertainment World Awards. Some of his film and television appearances include The Umbrella Academy, Star Trek Discovery, Murdoch Mysteries, Vicious Fun, The Cocksure Lads and Becoming Wigglesworth (short) for which he won The Brian Lineman Best Actor Award for his portrayal of the aspiring clown Mr. Wigglesworth. Between his theatre, film and television roles, John spent over a decade as the Master of Ceremonies at Medieval Times, Dinner and Tournament.
Thomas Gough (He/Him) – Ebenezer Scrooge
Thomas was first on stage at the age of five, but clearly remembers acting before that. He works frequently in the Independent Theatre in Toronto, having appeared in the last few years with the Alumnæ Theatre, Safeword, Single Thread, the Toronto Fringe Festival, the Storefront, Thought For Food, Theatre Lab, Plain Stage, Unspoken Theatre, and Hart House Theatre, as well as Theatre By The Bay (Barrie) and the Kick And Push Festival (Kingston). He also does film, television, and recording work. In 2018 he won the My Entertainment World Award for ‘Outstanding Leading Performance in a Play (Independent)’ for his performance as ‘Ebenezer Scrooge’ in the Three Ships Collective’s inaugural production of A Christmas Carol and is pleased to be returning to the role for the fifth time.
Renisha Henry (She/Her) – Emily Cratchit / Mrs. Fezziwig
Renisha is a first-generation Canadian actress hailing from Brampton Ontario. After graduating George Brown’s Theatre and Performing Arts program back in 2020, Renisha has spent the past few years improving her artistry to help better her performance. With a discipline in acting, singing, and dance, Renisha has dubbed herself the Non-threatening Triple-threat of the GTA. Thank you to Three Ships Collective for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this Christmas classic!
Jonnie Lombard (They/Them) – Ghost of Christmas Present / Ghost of Christmases Yet to Come
Jonnie is a performer, creator, and half decent baker currently stumbling through the side-quests of sentience in Toronto. Their art’s all about the colour and camp in our everyday comings and goings, the liberating silliness of live performance, making a new friend in every audience, and never going onstage without a fun little hat. They are over the holly-jolly moon to be joining the Christmas Carol Crew, exploring the excitements past, present, and yet to come in this old story told new. You may have recently seen them as a pigeon in Featherhead (Birdbrain Theatre Co.), a Chekhovian matriarch in Insert Clown Here (Parlous Theatre), a snail-mountain lovechild in Curses! (Big Kablammo Collective), or the one behind the mask in Velvethead (Pickles Theatre Co.).
Manon Ens-Lapointe (She/Her) – Violinist / Ghost of Christmases Past
Manon is a multidisciplinary performer and Christmas season enthusiast from Toronto, where she attended the George Brown Theatre School. She is thrilled to be making her Christmas Carol debut! Select credits include: Holly Day in Tee Time for Murder (Mysteriously Yours), half the cast in The Three Musketeers: A Play for Two Actors (The Lakeside Players), Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac (Theatre on the Ridge), and Clara Eynsford-Hill in Pygmalion (Guild Festival Theatre. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Ava Marquis (She/Her) – Tim Cratchit / Little Ebenezer
Ava is delighted to be reprising her roles in this year’s production of A Christmas Carol with the Three Ships Collective. Ava loves all types of performing including acting, singing and dancing. She trains and competes in dance and voice with the Beaches Dance and Music Studio and studies singing and acting with Margo Brooke Pellmar. This past summer she had the opportunity to attend Pineapple Performing Arts in London, England where she engaged in a dance and musical theatre intensive and brushed up on her English accent. This winter when she isn’t at the dance studio she’ll be downhill skiing and cuddling with her British Shorthair cat, Banksy. She wishes everyone a warm holiday season!
Luke Marty (He/Him) – Fezziwig / Barleycorn
Luke is a classically trained actor, singer, voice-over artist, and storyteller. Select Theatre: Alan Raleigh – God of Carnage (TSC/CAA Mirvish), Jacob Mercer – Salt-Water Moon (St. Lawrence Shakespeare), Kevin – Every Silver Lining (Next Stage), Ensemble/Monty Navarro US – A Gentleman’s Guide…, Finney/Judge/Stosh – Jersey Boys, Tom Jones – Legends of Rock N’ Roll (Stage West Calgary), Butch – Leading Ladies (1000 Islands), Fitz – Fitz Happens! (Lighthouse), Bentley Drummle – Great Expectations (Neptune) Select Film/TV: Star Trek: SNW, The Winter Palace, Mayor of Kingstown, Buffaloed, The Cocksure Lads Movie, Regression, The Witness Box, V Wars, Anne, Titans, Reign, Good Witch, Mayday, In Contempt, Shadowhunters, Killjoys, Shakespeare At Play (App).
Briony Merritt (She/Her) – Lydia Berryman / Peter Cratchit
Briony is a British-Canadian performer, writer, and apprentice stage manager based between Toronto and Nova Scotia. Selected acting credits include: Theatre – Innocence Lost, The Living End: Circus of Wonders (Theatre on the Ridge), Shanty Show (The Lakeside Players), Macro Digitals: Connections (Eastern Front Theatre), A Timed Speed Read of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Trial Transcript (Surplus Production Unit). Film/TV – Chapelwaite (MGM/EPIX), The Colour of Spring (Winter Light Productions). Since she was very young, Briony has watched Albert Finney’s Scrooge with her family every Christmas Eve, so she is delighted to be joining Three Ships’ production of A Christmas Carol this year!
Jesse Nerenberg (He/Him) – Bob Cratchit
Jesse is thrilled to be back on stage for the first time in over 3 years and to be doing his first Christmas show in over a decade. This is his debut with Three Ships Collective.
Other Selected Theatre: The Winter’s Tale, Cyrano, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, The Three Musketeers (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Kidoons/MTYP/Persephone/Ohio Theatre); The Golem’s Mighty Swing (Outside the March/Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); The Whipping Man (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); Perfect Wedding (Magnus Theatre); Twelfth Night (Repercussion Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Citadel Theatre); Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, The Duchess of Malfi (Shakespeare Bash’d); Birth (Pandemic Theatre); The SantaLand Diaries (Frosty Co-op); Equus (Hart House); Mary’s Wedding (Brantbury Fair); Serious Money (RTS/Nightwood).
Television, Voice-Over: Mayday (Cineflix), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Fare Trade (Bell Media), Slasher Digital (Shaftesbury), Private Eyes (Global), Warehouse 13 (SyFy), The Transporter (HBO Canada), Canadian Made and Storming Juno (History Television).
Other: BFA from Toronto Metropolitan University and participant in the 2014 Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Program. In 2023, Jesse obtained his Master of Health Sciences degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Toronto.
Scotia Cox (She/Her) – Stage Manager
Scotia is a Tkaronto-based stage manager, theatre artist & a recent Performance Production graduate from TMU’s School of Performance. Fun fact: this is her first time stage managing a holiday show and her first time calling cues from under a bed! Select theatre credits include: The Effect (Coal Mine Theatre), X and da Spirit (Theatre Passe Muraille), Trojan Girls (Outside the March, Factory Theatre), Art in Transit: Luminato on the Go! (Luminato Festival).
John Fleming (He/Him) – Dialect Coach
John is an actor, producer, and dialect coach. He’s coached film & television shows like Umbrella Academy & The Boys, coached dozens of theatrical productions from Dora-winning shows, to big musicals, to previous productions of Three Ship’s Christmas Carol. He’s acted on stage in multiple shows with the Red One Theatre Collective, and on television including Murdoch Mysteries and Frankie Drake. He also produces and stars in action films/TV, including the upcoming BRAWL*STARS. Find more at www.ActionCANFilms.com, and www.johnfleming.ca.
Pratik Gandhi (He/Him) – Composer / Music Director Emeritus
Pratik is a conductor, percussionist, clinician, and researcher based in Toronto. He is Soup Can Theatre’s music director emeritus, and has conducted, composed, and arranged music for many of their best-loved productions, including Love is a Poverty You Can Sell and A Christmas Carol. Pratik is currently music director of the Rouge River Winds and Vice-Chair of the Concert Band division of MusicFest Canada. He is also a sessional lecturer in the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where he directs the Wind Symphony. Pratik is very active in Toronto’s new music scene, and is credited as conductor on several recordings of new music, including the Juno-nominated track “Granitic” from Bekah Simms’ debut album, impurity chains. Pratik received B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees from the University of Western Ontario, and is currently a Ph.D. student at York University, investigating issues of equity and representation among wind band composers in Canada
Justin Haigh (He/Him) – Playwright / Assistant Director / Co-Producer
Justin is a Toronto-based writer and theatre artist. After earning a BFA in Film Production and Screenwriting, Justin stumbled into the wonderful world of independent theatre. Justin is proud to be one of the founding members of Soup Can Theatre and has enjoyed working on their productions in a multitude of capacities – including as playwright, director, producer, set designer, sound designer, and dramaturge. Credits include Love is a Poverty You Can Sell, Marat/Sade, Antigone, A Hand of Bridge / No Exit, Love is a Poverty You Can Sell 2: Kisses for a Pfennig, The Session, and Heretic. Justin has also written for CBC Comedy and is the writer-director of the critically acclaimed sketch revue, Behold, the Barfly!.
Justin is thoroughly chuffed to be returning to the Campbell House Museum for another round of yuletide shenanigans with the Christmas Carol “family”. Justin wishes to dedicate this work to the memory of Bryan Haigh. www.justinhaigh.com
Claudia Matas (She/Her) – Assistant Designer / Assistant Stage Manager
Claudia is a Toronto Metropolitan University graduate. She has specialized in Costume design, working on multiple projects in school and outward. Her most recent work being at the National Ballet Schools ‘Assemblé Internationale 2023’, as well as Randolph School of Performances production of UrineTown. In TMU, she worked on, Fall for Dance 2022, as Head Costume Designer for Below and From Me to You to Us. Claudia is excited to see what the future holds for her, and can’t wait to work with smart, talented women in the film and theatre industry.
Alecia Pagnotta (She/Her) – Music Director / Production Manager / Assistant Producer
Alecia is thrilled to be returning to this year’s production of A Christmas Carol. Alecia is a Toronto based director, producer, actor and musician. Select credits include Music Director – Newsies and Descendants the Musical (Storybook Theatre); Into the Woods Jr., High School Musical, and School of Rock (Little Theatre Etobicoke); Composer – Babble (Expect Theatre); Director – Light, Street Hamlet (Emergence Theatre); Misreadings (Ohio Northern University); Assistant Director – The Red Priest (Guild Festival Theatre); Performer – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Charlotte’s Web (Dunes Summer Theatre); Sweet Charity, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, The Pirates of Penzance, Lysistrata (The Freed Center), Antony and Cleopatra, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Primestock); It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Oil Lamp Theatre) Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (BrightSide Theatre); Sleeping Beauty: A Traditional British Panto (Globus Theatre), Milo’s World (4 Score Productions); Training: BFA in Musical Theatre – Ohio Northern University.
Rose Tavormina (She/Her) – Costume / Prop Designer
Rose is a Montreal born artist, based no-where and drifting around Ontario wishing she could just build a homestead in the woods. She loves to create unique wearable art pieces, experimenting with materials and textures. Recent design credits include Costume Designer for Antigonick (Shaw Festival 2023 Neil Monroe Director’s Project); Costume Designer for Something Wicked This Way Comes (Home Theatre Productions); Assistant Set and Costume Designer for On The Razzle, Blithe Spirit and Mahabharata (Shaw Festival 2023). She completed her BFA at Concordia University, majoring in Fibres and Material Practices with a minor in Theatre and holds a DEC in Professional Theatre Design from John Abbott College. Her favorite holiday treat is warm Cinnabons on Christmas morning.
Sare Thorpe (They/Them) – Director / Co-Producer
Theatre artist, actor, and co-founder of Soup Can Theatre. BAH in Theatre from York University. Directed A Christmas Carol, No Exit, Marat/Sade and Soup Can’s original creations Love is a Poverty You Can Sell I and II. Assistant directed the Guild Festival Theatre’s original work Chekhov’s Shorts. Select theatre performance: The Really Real Adventures of Scott Free and Will Do, Gut Girls, Titus Andronicus, The Comedy of Errors, The Threepenny Opera, the Canadian premiere of Bare, and the world premiere of Tomson Highway’s Pimooteewin, directed by Michael Greyeyes. Select TV/webseries: SLIP, You’re Never Alone, Slo Pitch. Wrote and performed in the award-winning solo piece Heretic: a modern retelling of the story of Joan of Arc. This year, Sare has done workshops with VideoCabaret, debuted their drag persona Gustav at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, became a member artist with Workman Arts, and with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, workshopped their co-creation, American Traditional: a theatre/circus piece about tattoo and circus artist Maud Wagner. More at SareThorpe.com.
This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.