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Andrew Gaboury is a performer, playwright and educator based in Mississauga. His training is in devised, group-based theatre and physical performance, including red-nosed clown and contemporary dance. Andrew is one of four co-artistic directors of hub14 art and performance works, a studio and artist residency nestled in the Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto. He has been working with the Living Arts Centre for a year running school workshops, weekend classes and day camps. Recent credits: Mary Poppins at Living Arts Centre (choreographer, Bravo Broadway); Beauty and the Beast at Living Arts Centre (choreographer, Bravo Broadway); Home at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival (co-creator, Frog in Hand Productions); Explorer at HarbourKIDS: Circus 2017 (performer, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto); A Wake for Lost Time at the DaPoPo Live-in (performer, [elephants] collective, Halifax); Life List (assistant director, Acky Made Productions, Toronto Fringe Festival).
After graduating high school, Susan Applewhaite headed to London, England where she trained and worked in theatre and film for five years. Upon returning to Toronto, she became involved in music and recorded several albums with acclaimed producer, Jack Lenz. But the call of the stage was too strong. Susan continued her studies with teachers Sears & Switzer, Adam Lazarus and ventured back to stage and television where she has been happily playing ever since. Most recently, Susan has been finding her writing voice so she can create her own work involving her passions: story, music and movement. When not performing, Susan shares her knowledge and love of theatre with students of all ages. For the past ten years, she has taught drama, dance, musical theatre and improv, learning from her students as much as she hopes she teaches them.
Yo Mustafa graduated from Sheridan College Theatre programme and went on to complete the one-year acting master class at the HB Studio. He has directed over 30 productions and is currently Artistic Director of West End Studio Theatre in Oakville.