About the Company
typo theatr is invested in the creation and devising of new and interactive theatre. They are committed to creating an individualized experience for each audience member.
As an artist, Ryan enjoys producing interactive and site-specific theatre, often using a sweet combination of horror and comedic elements. Through-and-through, Ryan is an improviser, ensuring his works include the appropriate amount of spontaneity necessary to comment on the conventions of real life!
Adam is a Swiss Army knife of the stage, having experience in acting, directing, lighting, set constriction, props and costumes, front of house and playwriting. Adam is currently in his third year at York finishing his degree in theatre production/directing and is happy to be the Sound Designer of Inverted Spotlight. Past credits include: Assistant Directing: The Yellow Wallpaper (YorkU). Call Me God (YorkU), The Crackwalker (YorkU), Family 2.0 (KWLT), The Importance of Being Ernest (Rockway Collegiate). Lighting: Playground 2015 (YorkU), Jekyll and Hyde (VCP) Show Choir 2016 (VCP). Sound: Call Me God (Yorku).
Sofia is excited to be working with this talented and dedicated group of artists. Her goal with her work is always to provoke meaningful thought and start up an ongoing dialogue. She is excited to share with you a topic that typo theatr has been exploring. She believers that discussing our relationship to loneliness is vital for growth both individually and as a society.
Scarlett is a fourth year theatre production and design student here at York. Select lighting design credits for York include Bloom, A Party for Boris, Fragments, Eat the Red Ones Last, and Beast’s Library. Outside of York, Scarlett has worked as a freelance technician and stage manager for a variety of theatre companies in Vancouver and Toronto including Nightwood, Toronto Fringe Festival, Passe Muraille, the AGO, Carousel Theatre, and Arts Umbrella. In August, Scarlett will be taking her play, The Stage Manager’s Guide to Dating Assholes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which premiered in the Toronto Fringe Festival last summer.
Adam MacWha is a fourth year Set and Costume Design and Production Student. Before coming to York he attended Georgian College in Barrie Ontario where he studied Fine Art. He changed his career path to experiment with and create three-dimensional interactive art. He specializes in lighting tech, carpentry, scenic paint and set design. Adam hopes to develop his career and own a carpentry shop with resources at hand to pursue his own artistic interests, as well as theatrical contracts.
Madeleine Monteleone is a current student of Theatre@York’s production program, focusing her studies on stage management for devised theatre and dance. Some of her favourite credits include Eraser (Homeland Collective, Toronto Fringe Festival 2016) – Stage management & Production management, The Birds (Theatre@York, 2016) – Asst. Sound designer & head sound, The Gut Girls (Alumnae Theatre, 2017) – stage manager, Giselle – (Bravo Ballet Company, 2015) – Asst. Stage Management. She is so excite to be a part of the cast and crew of typo theatr and thanks them all for their incredible work on this show!
Yasaman Nouri is a fourth year Theatre Studies student specializing in Set and Costume Design and Devised Theatre. Design credits include: A Party for Boris (Set Designer), Woyzeck in Wonderland (Set & Projection Design), Silence S’il Vous Plait (Costume Design), Maman Va Asal (Costume & Set Design), and INKED (Costume Design). Presently she is training as a flying trapeze aerial artist and is interested in the devising process of physical theatre that combines athleticism, performance, technology and design. In addition to her work as a designer, she also works as a performer. Her performance credits include: The Unbelievers, Woyzeck in Wonderland, Settle Down, White Night, Maman Va Asal, and Legally Blonde: The Musical.
Melanie is a fourth year theatre major at York specializing in Devised Theatre and Set and Costume Design. She is a performer, deviser, and designer within typo theatr and enjoys creating provocative and visually compelling performances by focusing on physicality and innovative staging. Her involvement in this year’s Theatre@York season includes performing in the playGround Festival in a piece titled Abba Daba Do, and assistant directing Theatre@York’s A Dream Play. Melanie will also be performing in Shannon Farrell’s Silence S’il Vous Plait in the Toronto Fringe Festival this summer and she will be making her Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut this August in The History of Vices.
Andrew Ritchie – MFA Mentor
Andrew Ritchie is a director and theatre maker from Edmonton, Alberta who has performed and directed across Canada. Currently he is co-artistic director of Thou Art Here Theatre and an instructor at the Citadel’s Foote Theatre School. Upcoming he is directing a workshop presentation of the new Canadian play Still, Still, Still by Geoffrey Simon Brown in Toronto. Learn more at www.andrewritchie.net
Rowena Tam is a fourth year theatre major, psychology minor and French certificate candidate. Rowena hopes to pursue further education and research within the theatrical arts and mental health sector. She has had the pleasure of directing The Vagina Monologues (2017). Her next project will be illustrating an interactive art installation (2017).