The Artists

Peter Church (Robert Walton)
Peter is very grateful to be returning to Toronto for this exciting and ambitious creation. After living here for more than a decade, he moved to Vancouver 2 years ago where he has been serving as Education Manager for Carousel Theatre for Young People and performing with Pacific Theatre. He is a graduate of the theatre program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and has more than 12 years of teaching experience in theatres, schools and churches across the country. Recent acting credits include The Rainmaker (Pacific Theatre), The Canadian Badlands Passion Play (Drumheller, AB), and The Ghosts of Mariposa (Arts Engine). Up next he’ll be seen onstage in his staged radio play adaptation of A Christmas Carol (Pacific Theatre). He’d like to thank Tom, Warren, and all the hardworking parts of The Arts Engine for this opportunity to bring one of his favourite stories to life.
Stephane Garneau-Monten (Victor Frankenstein)
Stephane is an actor/musician/writer based out of Toronto. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Stephane came to Canada in 2009, accompanied only by a suitcase and winning smile, in search of a career in the arts. He graduated the National Theatre School of Canada in 2013. Selected theatre credits include: The Life of Jude (SummerWorks), Hello Cello, Goodbye Heart (Factory Theatre), Toby Belch (Twelfth Night), Vershinin (Three Sisters). Selected Film and TV: Reign (CW/CBS), Covert Affairs (USA Network), Hemlock Grove (Netflix), The Vintners Luck (NZ Film Commission). He also plays in Toronto band Dress Black.
Shelly Antony (Henry Clerval)
Shelly graduated in May 2014 with his M.F.A in Acting from the New School for Drama in NYC. Some his favorite roles include: Banquo in Macbeth and Norbert in Blue Window. He made his Toronto Fringe debut this past summer in Perceptions of Love in the Pursuit of Happiness playing Damon and in NYC he has worked with Young Playwrights Inc. and Naked Angels. His film work includes A Gun & A Ring which was selected for the Shanghai, Montreal and Louisville International Film Festivals. He will be appearing in the spring at Young Peoples Theatre in Scarberia which will be directed by Nina Lee Aquino.
Janelle Hanna (Elizabeth Lavenza)
Janelle is a Toronto-based actor, educator and short sassy woman and is thrilled to be working with The Arts Engine and the cast of Frankenstein Live. Favourite credits include: Commencement, Swell Broad (Convection Productions), Fantastic Extravagance, Virginia Aldridge BSc, Eternal Friendship with a Spotless Smile (Toronto Fringe), The Duvet, Neighbourhood Watch (Film Army), Knot Tied (Lab Cab Festival), Last Man Hanged, Ring Round the Moon, Pillar to Port Walkabout (Gairbraid Theatre), Anne of Green Gables (Stirling Festival Theatre), Carly in Out With Dad (Canadian Screen Award Nominee – Best Original Program Digital Media), Emily in Clutch (Indie Soaps Actress of the Week). This coming November you can see Janelle star as Claire in Eligible airing on Bravo TV. Janelle holds an MFA in Acting from York University. @janellemhanna
Warren Macaulay (The Monster)
Warren is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and has performed in Toronto and Sudbury as well as his hometown of Fredericton, NB. Theatre credits include: Frankenstein (Theatre New Brunswick), Angel’s River, Model Wanted (Notable Acts), The Rose Tattoo, Ring Round the Moon, The Country Wife, An Ideal Husband (GBTS). Film & TV: Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters, Big Apple, Haze.
Michael Panich, Stage Manager
Michael just recently moved to Toronto from Montreal and is thrilled to be working on Frankenstein Live and with Tom. Michael graduated from Concordia University’s theatre program in 2008. Since then, he has been stage managing primarily, but also doing some acting and set & light designs. Selected stage management credits include: The Legend of Dan McGrew (Smile Theatre). The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: the musical, The Jazz Singer (The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts). Stella, Queen of the Snow (Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia). Unseamly, Kafka’s Ape, Trench Patterns, The Poster, The Daily Miracle, Joe Louis: an American Romance, Leisure Society, Ars Poetica (Infinitheatre).
Warren MacDonald, Playwright
Warren’s produced plays include The Big Lie (Audeamus), Over the Rainbow (Theatre Aspect) and NZR, a Redeemer University collective production for which he was dramaturge, main contributor and editor of the students’ writings. For nine years he wrote a monthly column entitled, A Second Look, for a youth magazine (The Edge). He’s written a few songs, produced a couple of music videos and a documentary which was entered into the Estonian Short Film Competition. Warren is co-founder of The Arts Engine, a graphic designer and a publisher (Scarlet Cord Press).
Tom Carson, Director
Tom, as a director for nearly twenty years, has brought to life a wide variety of productions for both adults and children winning the hearts of audiences from coast to coast. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including three times for “Outstanding Production – Theatre for Young Audiences” at Toronto’s prestigious Dora Awards. In 2010 he co-founded The Arts Engine which has toured across the country to churches, community centres and theatres. Tom writes and recites poetry for kids, headlining in elementary school gyms and festivals in BC and Ontario. Tom is the proud General Manager of Smile Theatre, Canada’s foremost professional theatre for a seniors’ audience. Tom shares his life with his wife Stephanie Kalisky and his children Jonah, Samantha and Isabella.
Douglas Romanow, Composer
Douglas is an award-winning Toronto Record Producer and Composer as well as Musical Director for the Canadian Country Music Awards. Album credits include: Justin Bieber, Johnny Reid, Chantal Kreviazuk, Divine Brown, Tyga. Michael Pickett, and The Sattalites. Douglas has composed music for Tales from the Arabian Nights (Youtheatre, Montreal), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Shell Game, Big Picture (Brookstone Performing Arts, Toronto) and Peer Gynt (Redeemer College, Hamilton). Douglas is known for his deep musicality, his clear and amiable leadership style, his 100+ synthesizer collection and his dry sense of humour. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and two daughters.
Joe Pagnan, Production Designer
Selected Credits: Stop the World!, Prince of Homburg, I Claudia, Vigil, The Wakowski Brothers (Talk Is Free Theatre); Heart of Steel and Alice in Wonderland (Highland Arts Theatre); Tempest (Hart House Theatre); The Thing Between Us (McGuffin Theatre); Final Savage Land (SpringBoard Festival, Calgary). MSM: World Pride (LemonTree); Of Shapes Transformed by Love (NewBorn Theatre); Mature Young Adults (Aim for the Tangent); Fortune and Men’s Eyes (BirdLand); Seven Steps Around The Fire (Sawitri); Gruesome Playground Injuries (BirdLand); and Feral Child (Suburban Beast). Upcoming: Into the Woods (Hart House), No Strings Attached (Buddies in Bad Times) and Venus’ Daughter (Obsidian). With his focus on eco-sustainable design for live performance, he has been an assistant curate for the Prague 2011 Quadrennial of Scenographic Design. Joe is a member of the Associate Designers of Canada.

Holly Meyer-Dymny, Assistant Set and Lighting Designer

Noelle Hamlyn, Assistant Costume Designer/Head of Wardrobe