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George C. Randolph Jr. Founder and President

Tamara Bernier Evans

FROM PROMISE AND PASSION

Artistic Director

Honourary Patrons Gary Slaight David Mirvish John McKellar Sergio Trujillo Neve Campbell Tara Young Sharifa Khan Chris Li

DANCE

TO POWERFUL PERFORMER


ABOUT YOU 03 04 05 06

TABLE OF CONTENTS The Randolph Experience You Will ...

#weareRA

In Other Words

YOUR SUCCESS 22 22 25

From Process to Product Next Steps

Our Alumni

WHY US 10 15 17 18 20

The Program Our Team

Our Facilities Our Location Our History

JOIN US 32 34 34

Apply and Audition Tuition and Fees Financial Aid


ABOUT YOU


GEORGE C. RANDOLPH, JR., B.A., Psychology, Hampton University, Virginia Founder and President Artist Principal Dancer, Alvin Ailey Repertory Company, New York, NY Principal Dancer, Les Ballets Jazz, Montreal, QC Featured Soloist, Le Lido, Paris, France

Entrepreneur

Founder/President, Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts Co-Producer, Unsung: Behind the Glee documentary (TVO) Co-Founder/Co-Producer, Show Choir Canada Founder, Randolph Dance Theatre Producer/Director, The T.O. Hot Shoe Show

Educator

International Guest Teacher, Ecole Superieure de Danse ROSELLA HIGHTOWER, Cannes, France Guest Teacher, Centre International de Danse Jazz, Paris, France

Advisor

Board of Directors, Theatre Ontario Board of Directors, Dance Ontario Curriculum Advisor, Stardust Academy, Amman, Jordan

Award Winner

Canadian Screen Award, Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series, Unsung: Behind the Glee (TV) Barbara Hamilton Award, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts

TAMARA BERNIER EVANS, ACTRA/CAEA BFA (Hon.), Theatre Performance, York University Artistic Director Artist

Director, theatre (Midsummer: A Play with Songs, Tarragon Theatre) Actor, theatre (Rose Narracott, War Horse, Mirvish; Tanya, Mamma Mia!, Mirvish/Broadway; Maggie Lennox, The Wrong Son – World Premiere, National Arts Centre; Regan, Seven Lears, Necessary Angel; It’s All True, Necessary Angel/Tarragon; Anne, Outrageous, Canadian Stage; Jinny, Anything That Moves, Canadian Stage; member of the Stratford Festival Young Company: Celia and Audrey, As You Like It; Sylvia, The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Dunyasha, The Cherry Orchard) Actor, film & TV (The Break-Up, The Invasion, Catch and Release, St. Roz, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle , Flashpoint , The Border, Wolverine and the X-Men, Braceface, Ace Lightning) Playwright, Beholden, Theatre Calgary Vocalist, Brand New Remedy

Educator

Workshop leader at Stratford Festival of Canada, Theatre 20, George Brown College

Expert

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Assistant Artistic Director, Tarragon Theatre Artistic Producer/Founding Artist, Theatre 20 Jury member, Dora Mavor Moore Awards - Touring, Musical Theatre and Opera division


THE RANDOLPH EXPERIENCE You’re probably expecting this page to be about the school. But I’m going to start by talking about YOU: your raw talent, your passion, your potential. Our job is to take all that and refine it. To encourage you to reach deeper, sing higher, and stretch further than you ever have before. To find the essence of what makes you YOU and distill everything down to the essentials necessary to not just succeed but survive in a dynamic yet challenging industry.

To transform you into the professional artist you not only want to be, but need to be. Why? Because everything you do when you walk out of our doors as a graduate matters. Every time you take a step onto a stage/set/studio, burn the floor at a dance call, open your mouth, or create a character, you represent us. We take that seriously. That’s why we’re located in the heart of Toronto, which beats any other city in Canada in film, TV and stage production. [see page 18 if you’re not bored by statistics]

That’s why we’re housed in a building that inspires our students with its history, heritage, and sometimes its ghosts. [see page 20 if you’re a history buff]

That’s why we attract and hire fantastic educators who are also successful artists in their own right. [see page 15 then Google them] That’s why we strive to make industry connections for our students, introducing them to the very people most likely to hire them when they graduate.

That’s why the Randolph Academy started in the first place. Over 20 years ago, nobody else had even identified why Canadian-trained performers were losing out at auditions to their U.S. counterparts. We did. And we did something about it. That’s because—as artists and innovators—we chose to challenge what was the accepted norm in arts training, to shape a new reality for aspiring performers, and to push the industry to see the possibility in Triple Threat performers. Back then, we were told it was the right place and the right time to offer a Triple Threat program. Since then, others have followed our lead. But the Randolph Academy was—and always will be—the first. We’ve had more time to fine-tune and perfect the program, more experience responding to the needs of the industry, more time ensuring that our students’ skills are always the right skills for the industry. Does that make it the best place to train? That’s a matter of opinion. But maybe it’s the right place. At the right time. For YOU.

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YOU WILL ... • • • • • • • •

Become a Triple Threat with audition and performance skills in acting, vocal, and dance Learn from professional faculty in an intensive conservatory atmosphere

Spend 2,142 contact hours with instructors—more than any comparable program in North America Meet and build a network with industry decision makers—a key to success Live and learn in the heart of one of Canada’s cultural capitals

Impress industry insiders in productions, events, and workshops

Join alumni working in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, London (U.K.) and elsewhere Potentially earn a college diploma and master’s degree in 36 months*

*requires audition and acceptance into RCS or GSA/U of Surrey M.A. programs

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#WEARERA


IN OTHER WORDS “The sense of discovery in yourself—what you want, what you want in your career, is incredible; it’s a process of becoming.”

“I’ve learned to tell people’s stories in a truthful and honest way—there’s a huge sense of honesty.” “I feel like I am respected, and am treated like a professional working in the industry.” “I’m surrounded by a family of people that push each other to succeed.”

“These amazingly talented and inspirational teachers seek out the school—they want to be here too.” “I’m treated more like an artist and less like a student here.”

“You see everyone around you improving and that pushes you to improve.”

“I came in not knowing what I didn’t know; I’ve grown into someone that knows what I need to do.“ “I am well prepared when I audition, and I don’t doubt myself; I’m braver.” “It’s a place where you can be who you truly are.” 6

“Much of my son’s growth and maturity can be attributed to lessons learned at Randolph, life lessons that too few get the opportunity to experience. I am inspired by his dedication and focus to his art.”


AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Over the years, the program has welcomed students from the U.S., Sweden, Iceland, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa, China, Taiwan, Dominican Republic, Jordan, South Korea and Japan.

PHOEBE HU (’13) TAIWAN

“Going to Randolph is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s an affordable program in the centre of Toronto with individual attention from passionate and inspirational faculty. The experience fundamentally changed me as a performer.”

PAUL WALIGGO KAKEETO (’11) SWEDEN

Phoebe as Rona Lisa Perretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

“I chose to come to school in Canada because I find Canadians to be very welcoming. The program was a good challenge, exciting and fun. You get to do a lot of practical work, and a lot of your own work. I appreciated having private vocal tutorials and classes in theory and history. I met a lot of people from different cultures, and learned a lot about myself.”

Paul as Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT In the early years of the Randolph Academy—then known as the Randolph School of the Arts—performers came from all walks of life to be a part of a pilot program in Triple Threat training. Two students who took that chance are now members of Broadway’s elite: “I graduated from the Randolph Academy ready to pursue my career because I was prepared for that. It was scary but at the same time I had been given the tools to go out in this industry and make it happen. I was employable. I worked on Broadway for over 20 years, and expanded into film and TV, ballet companies, and operas. I believe it comes from training at Randolph.”

“Everybody has a dream to be on a Broadway stage or in the movies. The Randolph program just makes it a little easier for you to achieve your goals. “

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SERGIO TRUJILLO

TARA YOUNG

Selected Credits:

Selected Credits:

Choreographer, Memphis, Broadway Choreographer, Jersey Boys, Broadway/Warner Bros. film Choreographer, On Your Feet!, Broadway Director, Arrabal – World Premiere, Toronto Director/Choreographer, Flashdance, the Musical, U.S. National Tour Panelist, So You Think You Can Dance Canada Director, White Noise—World Premiere, Chicago Choreographer, The Addams Family, Broadway Musical Staging, Next to Normal, Broadway Choreographer, Guys and Dolls (Revival), Broadway Performer, Fosse, Broadway Performer, Guys and Dolls (Revival), Broadway Performer, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Broadway

Artistic Director, The Han Show, Wu Han, China Artistic Director, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, Cirque du Soleil Associate Choreographer, The Little Mermaid, Broadway Associate Director, The Pirate Queen, Broadway Associate Choreographer, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Broadway Associate Choreographer, The Music Man (Revival), Broadway Assistant Director/Choreographer, Contact, Broadway Associate Resident Director, Ragtime, Broadway Associate Choreographer, Show Boat (Revival), Broadway


WHY US


THE PROGRAM Designation: Performing Arts College Diploma

Duration: 3 Academic Years completed in 24 months Location: Downtown Toronto

Intakes: September and January

Tuition: $8,755 per Academic Year Contact Hours: 2,142 Credits: 40

Accreditation: Registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

CREATED BY ARTISTS, FOR ARTISTS

It takes great courage and determination to pursue a career in the performing arts. After all, this is what you want—what you’ve always wanted—to do more than anything. This is where you are the most comfortable, where you’ve found yourself, where you feel at home. We know that. We’ve been there. The people who create and teach the college curriculum have all been where you are. They have faced the same decisions and choices you’ve made, and taken the same risks. Many have sat on both sides of the audition panel. All have dreamed what you dream, and have attained it. That collective insight informs every aspect of our signature Triple Threat® training curriculum.

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INTENSE CONSERVATORY TRAINING We take a “4-D” approach, pushing you intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually/energetically (depending on your world view).

When training, you are fully immersed in a conservatory environment where every student takes every subject in the course calendar. Course material is learned at a practical level so you can develop the necessary skill set and experience required to be employed after graduation. Being an independent college enables us to assess and update our curriculum to remain relevant to the industry’s needs and opportunities. The first two years of the program cover instruction in acting for stage and screen, as well as vocal and dance technique. At each term’s end, you apply what you have learned in presentations for students and faculty. The final year is a transition into the industry, with professional quality performance experience.

with you in the past. I look forward to casts from among your students.”

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COURSE CALENDAR

TOTAL CREDITS FOR PROGRAM: 40 COURSE CALENDAR

FIRST STUDY PERIOD (terms FIRST STUDY PERIOD (terms 1 and 1 2)and 2)

Total Credits for Program: 40

SECOND STUDY PERIOD (terms 3 and 4) SECOND STUDY PERIOD (terms 3 and 4)

HOURS

CREDIT

ACTING DIVISION:

THIRD STUDY PERIOD (terms 5 and 6) THIRD STUDY PERIOD (terms 5 and 6) HOURS

CREDIT

ACTING DIVISION:

HOURS

CREDIT

ACTING DIVISION:

Improvisation 1 (IMP.101)

22

0.5

Film and Television 3 (FTV.203)

27.5

0.5

Film and Television 5 (FTV.305)

20

0.5

Movement 2 (MOV.102)

22

0.5

Scene Study 3 (SCS.203)

33

0.5

Voice and Text 5 (TXT.305)

16

0.5

Improvisation 2 (IMP.102) Movement 1 (MOV.101)

Scene Study 1 (SCS.101) Scene Study 2 (SCS.102)

Voice and Text 1 (TXT.101) Voice and Text 2 (TXT.102) VOCAL DIVISION:

22 22

23.25

23.25 27.5 27.5

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Musical Theatre Presentation 1 (MTP.101)

22.5

0.5

Chorus/Chorale (CHO.102)

22

0.5

Musical Theatre Presentation 2 (MTP.102) Chorus/Chorale (CHO.101) Vocal Tutorial 1 I (VOT.101) (VOT.101)

Vocal Tutorial 2 (VOT.102) DANCE DIVISION:

23.25 22

5.5 5.5

0.5 0.5 0.5

0.5

Ballet 1 (Levels 1-6) (BAL.101)

33

0.5

Jazz 2 (Levels 1-6) (JAZ.102)

33

0.5

Ballet 2 (Levels 1-6) (BAL.102) Jazz 1 (Levels 1-6) (JAZ.101) THEORY:

33 33

0.5 0.5

Theatre History Lecture 1 (THH.101)

33

0.5

Music Theory (Levels 1-3) (THE.101)

11

0.5

Musical Theatre History Lecture 2 (MTH.102) Dance History Lecture 2 (DCH.102)

Music Theory (Levels 1-3) (THE.102) PROJECTS:

Theatre History Rehearsal 1 (REH.101)

Musical Theatre History Rehearsal 2 (REH.102) Total Credits

22 22 11 81 92

Film and Television 4 (FTV.204) Movement 3 (MOV.203)

Scene Study 4 (SCS.204)

Voice and Text 3 (TXT.203)

Voice, Text and Movement 4 (TXT.204) VOCAL DIVISION:

27.5 22 33 22 22

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Musical Theatre Presentation 3 (MTP.203)

34.25

0.5

Chorus/Chorale (CHO.204)

22

0.5

Musical Theatre Presentation 4 (MTP.204) Chorus/Chorale (CHO.203) Vocal Tutorial 3 (VOT.203) Vocal Tutorial 4 (VOT.204) DANCE DIVISION:

50.75 22

5.5 5.5

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Ballet 3(Levels 1-6) (BAL.203)

33

0.5

Jazz 4 (Levels 1-6) (JAZ.204)

33

0.5

Ballet 4 (Levels 1-6) (BAL.204) Jazz 3 (Levels 1-6) (JAZ.203)

Tap 3 (Levels 1-4) (TAP.203) Tap 4 (Levels 1-4) (TAP.204) THEORY:

33 33

16.5 16.5

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

0.5

Music Theory (Levels 1-3) (THE.203)

11

0.5

0.5

Shakespeare 3 (SHK.203)

92

1.0

0.5

1.0 1.0

13.5

PROJECTS:

Cabaret 4 (CAB.204)

Total Credits

92

1.0

12.0

Scene Study 5 (SCS.305) Scene Study 6 (SCS.306)

Voice, Text and Movement 6 (TXT.306)

16 15 15

Musical Theatre Presentation Scene Study 6 (MSS.306) 10.5 VOCAL DIVISION:

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Musical Theatre Presentation 5 (MTP.305)

25

0.5

Chorus/Chorale (CHO.306)

10

0.5

Musical Theatre Presentation 6 (MTP.306) Chorus/Chorale (CHO.305) Vocal Tutorial 5 (VOT.305) Vocal Tutorial 6 (VOT.306) DANCE DIVISION:

10.75 16 4 3

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Ballet 5 (Levels 2-6) (BAL.305)

24

0.5

Jazz 6 (Levels 2-6) (JAZ.306)

15

0.5

Ballet 6 (Levels 2-6) (BAL.306) Jazz 5 (Levels 2-6) (JAZ.305)

Tap 5 (Levels 1-4) (TAP.305) Tap 6 (Levels 2-4) (TAP.306) WORKSHOPS:

Professional Development 5 (PRO.305) Guest Panel 6 (PAN.306) PRODUCTIONS:

Play Production 5 (PLA.305)

Musical Production 6 (MUS.306)

Total Credits

15 24 12

7.5

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

16

0.5

200

2.0

15

240

0.5

2.5

14.5


STUDENT-CENTRED Choosing the Randolph Academy means joining a diverse student body of individuals from across Canada and around the world. Some enter directly from secondary school. Others have earned university degrees but want to become more well-rounded performers. Some have been working in the industry and realize that they need to enhance their training. All share your desire and drive to pursue a career in the performing arts.

We don’t work a formula—we work with the individual. One-on-one time with instructors through tutorials and coachings allows you to progress through the program quickly and thoroughly, with depth and precision. In addition, we offer multiple levels in dance, chorus and music theory. Particularly in dance, you move through levels at your own pace, receiving feedback on your progress through assessments and interviews at the end of each term.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES You can enhance your creative skills by participating in one of several extracurricular groups. Entirely initiated, organized and run based on student interest, the groups provide opportunities in producing, directing/music directing, choreographing, writing, performing, and composing/arranging.

STUDENT SUPPORT

Attending college is a major life transition. Activities such as Orientation and Mentor Sessions help facilitate living and learning in a new environment. In addition, Student Services advises on housing, health insurance, community resources, social services, counseling, addressing learning challenges, and more.

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OUR TEAM

For full bios, please visit our web site: randolphacademy.com

PRESIDENT/FOUNDER

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

George C. Randolph, Jr.

Admissions Director and Financial Aid Officer Louise Camilleri

Office Manager Jenn McKenna

Recruitment Officer Lauren Randolph

HONOURARY PATRONS

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Tamara Bernier Evans

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EMERITUS Ron Singer

Communications and Alumni Affairs Director Elaine O’Neal Student Services Director Rhonda Schiller

College Events and Administration Laurie Ma Social Media Coordinator Naomi Melvin

Receptionist Beth Wolfe

Gary Slaight David Mirvish John McKellar Sergio Trujillo Neve Campbell Tara Young Sharifa Khan Chris Li

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INSTRUCTORS PAST AND PRESENT ACTING Darrin Baker

Tamara Bernier-Evans John Beale David Connolly Bruce Dow Mike Dufays David Ferry Robert Fothergill Liz Gilroy Nigel Hamer Jonathan Higgins Casey Hudecki Melody Johnson Thomas Morgan Jones M. John Kennedy Melinda Little Suzanne Liska Tyler Muree LJ Nelles Denise Norman Bruce Pitkin Misha Rasaiah Kevin Rees Michael Reinhart Dylan Roberts

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Rosanna Saracino Richard Stewart Peter Van Wart Geoff Whynot

VOCAL

Thom Allison Lisa Atkinson Mark Camilleri Mark Cassius Louisa Burgess-Corbett Michael Donovan Donna Garner Bruce Harvey Jeffrey Huard John Hughes Marnie Kersten Donavon LeNabat Lily Ling Robert Longo Kieren MacMillan Jeff Madden Adrian Marchuk Rosalind Mills Jacqueline Sadler Deborah Tennant Adam White

Mark Wilson Jeannie Wyse

DANCE

Alina Adjemian Karen Andrew Lisa Auguste Allison Beula Meghan Bourne Dana Bondy Roberto Campanella Kerry Gage Linda Garneau Stephanie Galpern Natasha Gibson Kelly Grainger Ray Hogg Syreeta Hector Candice Helm Sandra Long Rebecca Mastoras Jacques Monfiston Kiri-Lyn Muir Faye Rauw Derek Sangster Debbie Wilson

GUEST ARTISTS, PANELISTS, WORKSHOP LEADERS Philip Akin Anne Allan Damien Atkins Dave Bennett Christopher Brauer Adam Brazier Dan Chameroy Kelly Fletcher Tracey Flye Jason Franco Tim French Ken Gass Brian Goldenberg Sam Hill Steve Hunter Mike Jackson Candace Jennings Juli-Ann Kay Mark Kimmelman

Jason Knight Cathy Knights Diane Leah Diane Louie Mitchell Marcus David Nairn Andrew Panton Peter Pasyk Paul Sportelli Lisa Stevens Sergio Trujillo Lezlie Wade Jim Warren David Warrack Pauletta Washington Tara Young


OUR FACILITIES

2 THEATRES 4 STUDIOS 5 TUTORIAL ROOMS STUDENT LOUNGE QUIET ROOM LIBRARY WiFi ACCESS

You can “feel” the history when you walk into the Randolph Academy. A renovated church, the building is a landmark not only in the history of Toronto, but also the heritage of theatre in Canada Erected in 1888 (our cornerstone was laid by Sir John A. Macdonald), the Gothic Revival building hosted many a church congregation before being rented out for concerts and plays in the 1950s. In 1985, the building became known as the Bathurst Street Theatre, a popular roadhouse for original Canadian productions. The many talented artists featured on the stages and in the studios include Oscar Peterson, Joni Mitchell, Louise Pitre, Thom Allison, Jesse Cooke, Karen Kain, Jim Carrey, Gordon Pinsent, Gavin Creel, and Eddie Izzard. Onsite events include the Toronto Fringe Festival, National Jazz Awards, Canadian Music Week, Just For Laughs, Evil Dead: The Musical, and auditions for North American tours and/or Broadway productions of Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys and Once, The Musical.

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OUR LOCATION Studying theatre in Toronto means that you learn your craft in a city that offers unrivaled opportunities to experience live performing arts. The “industry” is literally right outside our doors. Located downtown in The Annex neighborhood, The Academy itself is centrally located in the Off Bathurst Theatre District, which is within 5 km of Canada’s most groundbreaking theatres. You could spend a day in class, and that very night hop on public transit (right outside our doors) and go to a theatre and see what you’re learning be put into practice (often by the very people you are learning it from). Rich in art, music, dance and theatre, Toronto is also the city where most of Canada’s stage and screen actors find their first employment opportunities. Toronto is: • • • • • •

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Home to more than 90 theatres and many theatre companies, 50 ballet and dance companies, 6 opera companies, 2 symphony orchestras, 150 pieces of public art, and numerous arts festivals A top destination for pre-Broadway runs of new shows

Among the world’s largest English-language theatre communities, after New York City and London One of North America’s leaders in film and television production Home to key industry headquarters and major casting and talent agencies Site of the Toronto International Film Festival


AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST LIVABLE CITIES

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THE SAFEST LARGE METROPOLITAN AREA IN NORTH AMERICA

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THE WORLD’S MOST MULTICULTURAL CITY

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PriceWaterHouseCoopers Places Rated Almanac

United Nations Development Program

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OUR HISTORY Established during Canada’s mega-musical revolution, the Randolph Academy has been represented in every major theatrical event in Toronto, if not Canada. This record of success is a testament to the Academy’s founding goal of training a new breed of performer able to meet the dynamic needs of a demanding industry: Triple Threats, i.e., individual performers who can act, sing, and dance. Canada’s theatre scene is more vibrant and varied than ever before. Today, the Academy attracts faculty members and visiting artists who are the creative and artistic vanguard of the industry. Alliances with organizations such as the Toronto Fringe Festival allow us to maintain a deep connection to future innovations and opportunities for our alumni. We endeavor every day to build on our founding principles and play a leading role in the future of the industry.

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YOUR SUCCESS


FROM PROCESS TO PRODUCT You will complete your transformation into a successful, self-sufficient Triple Threat by showcasing your skills for industry decision makers during your final year. Not only will you further your career prospects, but you will also gain valuable feedback toward becoming a polished professional who can walk confidently into an audition as a top contender. Students perfect their audition technique by preparing vocal and acting material for Juries (4th term) with faculty and Panels (6th term) with industry professionals. Training culminates in the final year with a play production and a musical production. Creative teams of directors, music directors and choreographers are drawn from the professional world. In recent years, the summer play production has been featured in the Toronto Fringe Festival. Also during their final year, students participate in career development courses covering headshots, resumes, and the business of show business.

NEXT STEPS Theatre Ontario

Each year, our graduates join national and international theatre school graduates at the Theatre Ontario Showcase. This professional showcase is attended by artistic directors, freelance directors, producers, casting directors, agents and other prominent members of the industry. Further Education

The Randolph Academy has forged critical relationships with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Guildford School of Acting/ University of Surrey, enabling third-year students and alumni to audition for acceptance directly into one-year MA programs. As a result of further study at these programs, several alumni have appeared in West End theatre productions. Alumni Relations

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT “The Randolph Academy was where I took the first steps toward my professional career, the starting point from which I began to shape my ideas and formulate my artistic identity. It was an essential birthplace for my creative life and certain aspects of my training there continue to serve me now over 15 years later.”

PAUL NOLAN Selected Credits: Billy Flynn, Chicago (Broadway) Jimmy Ray, Bright Star (Broadway) Pasha, Doctor Zhivago (Broadway) Jervis, Daddy Long Legs (Off-Broadway) Guy, Once: The Musical, Broadway Cousin Kevin, Tommy, Stratford Festival Fyedka, Fiddler on the Roof, Stratford Festival Ben, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, La Jolla Playhouse Jesus, Jesus Christ Superstar, Stratford Festival/Broadway 24

Orlando, As You Like It, Stratford Festival Tony, West Side Story, Stratford Festival Vicomte de Valvert, Cyrano De Bergerac, Stratford Festival Curly, Oklahoma, Theatre Aquarius Sky, Mamma Mia!, Mirvish John Hirsch Guthrie Award winner Nominee, Drama Desk Award Nominee, Outer Critics Circle Award

Paul Nolan in the 2011 Stratford Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Photography by David Hou.


ALICIA BARBAN

ALUMNI RECENT GRADUATES Our alumni are more than just skilled Triple Threat performers; they are also artists with opinions, points of view, and a realization of who they are, what they have to say, what they can do, and how they can participate in the industry. While most alumni enjoy varied careers, amassing performing credits on stages and screens around the world, others are also choreographers, directors, recording artists, entrepreneurs, playwrights, film and stage producers, arts administrators, teachers, and more. Conor Scully (’12) – Paul, A Chorus Line, Stratford Festival; Jeter, Footloose, Drayton Entertainment; Bobby, Cabaret, Manitoba Theatre Centre

EDEN RICHMOND JAHLEN BARNES

Darcy Stewart (’13) – Mrs. Wormwood, Matilda, Mirvish Productions; Dimma, The Heart of Robin Hood, Mirvish Productions Alicia Barban (‘14) – Dracula, Asian Premiere – Singapore; Boone Dixon, Goosebumps Alive: Kids, The Vaults-UK; Hope Cladwell, Urinetown, Edinburgh Fringe

Troy Goldthorp (’14) – Action, West Side Story, Rainbow Stage; Moody/u.s Gilbert, Anne of Green Gables, Charlottetown Festival; Pepper/u.s. Sky, Mamma Mia, Charlottetown Festival; Garvin, Footloose, Drayton Entertainment

Jahlen Barnes (’16) – Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd, Shaw Festival; Banks Prize, Acting Upstage

CONOR SCULLY

TROY GOLDTHORP

SARAH KUZIO DARCY STEWART

KENTON BLYTHE

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AWARDS

U.K./EUROPE

Carlos Bustamante, Canadian Screen Award; Diana Coatsworth, Jean A. Chalmers Award; Fenulla Jiwani, Cayle Chernin Award; Paul Nolan, John Hirsch Guthrie Award; Lori Nuic, Toronto Independent Music Award; Ali Raney, Canadian Country Music Assoc. Discovery Award; Erin Thompson, David Mirvish Award

Nicole Joy-Fraser, Beauty and the Beast; Monica Nowak, That’s Love; Lindsay Scigliano, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - Doatsy Mae

BROADWAY

Karen Andrew, Ragtime; Mary Antonini, Jesus Christ Superstar; Kelly Fletcher, Mamma Mia!; Keisha T. Fraser, Mamma Mia!; Marianne McCord, Chicago; Paul Nolan, Once, the Musical - Guy, Jesus Christ Superstar - Jesus; Katrina Reynolds, Jesus Christ Superstar

U.S./N. AMERICAN TOUR

Kenton Blythe, Evil Dead: The Musical – Ed; Jane Cooke, Mammia Mia!, Beauty & The Beast; Kelly Fletcher, We Will Rock You; Jessica Horn, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Jason Huska, The Wizard of Oz; Marianne McCord, Chicago, Joseph ... Dreamcoat; Kristen Pottle, The Wizard of Oz; Alana Randall, The Wizard of Oz; Eden Richmond, Hair – Sheila; Dayna Tietzen, War Horse – Joey; Jennifer Toulmin, Anne of Green Gables – Anne

WEST END (LONDON)

Kris Bosch, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens; Keisha T. Fraser, Book of Mormon, The Color Purple; Nicole Joy-Fraser, Jerry Springer -The Opera

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STRATFORD FESTIVAL

Karen Andrew, West Side Story - Anita; Mary Antonini, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Camelot, Peter Pan, King of Thieves; Jordan Bell, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Kiss Me Kate; Lisa Berry, The Comedy Of Errors, The Odyssey, To Kill a Mockingbird; Matthew Brown, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof; Ashley Burton, Cabaret, Oklahoma; Diana Coatsworth, Wanderlust, Elektra, The Threepenny Opera - Polly Peachum, Cabaret - Fräulein Kost, Man of La Mancha – Famina; Graham Coffeng, Amadeus, The Music Man; Jane Cooke, West Side Story, Dracula; Keisha T. Fraser, Kiss Me Kate, Evita; �lodie Gillett, Oklahoma, My One and Only; Alison Jantzie, Moby Dick, The Music Man; Josie Marasco, West Side Story - Anybodys, Cyrano de Bergerac, Evita, Kiss Me Kate; Paul Nolan, Tommy – Cousin Kevin, Fiddler on the Roof – Fyedka, Jesus Christ Superstar – Jesus, West Side Story - Tony; Katrina Reynolds, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar; Rhonda Roberts, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes; Jake Simons, West Side Story; Ken James Stewart, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Charlie Brown; Dayna Tietzen, A Chorus Line - Cassie

CARLOS BUSTAMANTE

JENNIFER TOULMIN

CLEOPATRA WILLIAMS

ADAM KORSON


SHAW FESTIVAL

KAREN ANDREW

LOUIS-PHILIPPE DESLAURIERS

LORI NUIC

Lisa Berry, The Crucible – Tituba; Kenton Blythe, Cabaret, Juno and the Paycock; Catherine Braund, Hotel Peccadillo, Summer and Smoke, Tristan; �lodie Gillett, Guys and Dolls - Sarah Brown, Trouble in Tahiti Dinah, Ragtime, Pal Joey; Brandyn McKinson, Ragtime, His Girl Friday; Katrina Reynolds, Mack and Mabel, Hotel Peccadillo; Ken James Stewart, The President - Mr Pinsky, Drama at Inish – Hegarty, Serious Money – Jake, In Good King Charles’ Golden Days, Wonderful Town; Jacqueline Thair, The Light in the Piazza – Clara, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, Trouble In Tahiti, Maria Severa – Clara Da Silva, The Women, The Love Of Don Perlimplin - Belisa, Sunday In The Park With George, Cabaret

CHARLOTTETOWN FESTIVAL

Karen Andrew, Hairspray; Jordan Bell, The Full Monty – Malcolm; Josee Boudreau, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story - Maria Elena; Graham Coffeng, Anne of Green Gables – Gilbert; Kelly Holiff, Anne of Green Gables – Miss Stacy; Nicole Joy-Fraser, Evangeline; Kristen Pottle, Anne of Green Gables, The Full Monty, Ring of Fire; Katrina Reynolds, Hairspray – Little Inez; Jennifer Toulmin, Anne of Green Gables – Anne, Dracula: A Chamber Musical – Lucy

Keisha T. Fraser, Matilda; Higgins, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music; Jason Huska, The Wizard of Oz; Nicole JoyFraser, Mamma Mia!; Heidi Fox Lange, The Producers; Jody Osmond, Mamma Mia! – Lisa; Kristen Pottle, The Wizard of Oz; Alana Randall, The Wizard of Oz; Rhonda Roberts, The Lion King - Shenzi, Beauty and the Beast; Jake Simons, Dirty Dancing – Johnny Castle; Dayna Tietzen, War Horse – Topthorn/Goose; Jennifer Toulmin, Mamma Mia! – Sophie; Cleopatra Williams, The Wizard of Oz, We Will Rock You, Kinky Boots

DANCAP PRODUCTIONS

Matthew Brown, Jersey Boy – Barry Belson; �lodie Gillett, Jersey Boys - Lorraine; Cleopatra Williams, Jersey Boys – Mary Delgado

CANADIAN STAGE

Lisa Berry, Intimate Apparel – Mayme; Matthew Brown, Hair - Hud, Midsummer Night’s Dream - Snout; Diana Coatsworth, The Overcoat; Katrina Reynolds, Hair

MIRVISH PRODUCTIONS

Josee Boudreau, The Sound of Music; Ashley Burton, Rock of Ages - Regina, Mamma Mia!; Peter Buzny, Dirty Dancing - Neil, Ballroom Dance Captain; Graham Coffeng, Mamma Mia!; Laura Jean Elligsen, Bloodless - Abigail; Kelly Fletcher, We Will Rock You; Sarah; JACQUELINE THAIR

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DRAYTON ENTERTAINMENT

RAINBOW STAGE

Robert Allan, Spamalot; Sarah Higgins, The Wizard of Oz – Dorothy; Diana Coatsworth, Cats, Beauty and the Beast; Jessica Horn, White Christmas, Mary Poppins; Conor Scully, Damn Yankees

�lodie Gillett, The Producers – Ulla, Ben Montgomery, The Little Mermaid; Natasha O’Brien, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline – Patsy Cline

Diana Coatsworth, Elf: The Musical - Deb; Parris Greaves, Elf: The Musical - Sam

ACTING UPSTAGE

Jill Agopsowicz, Anne of Green Gables; Diana Coatsworth, The Drowsy Chaperone; Jason Huska, Cats

Jordan Bell, Edges; Matthew Brown, Grey Gardens; Sarah Gibbons, Falsettos; Parris Greaves, A New Brain; Eden Richmond, Tapestries, The Long And Winding Road, Both Sides Now, Man In The Mirror

Jordan Bell, Forever Plaid; �lodie Gillett, Sweet Charity – Charity; Katrina Reynolds, Dreamgirls – Michelle

ANGELWALK THEATRE

Josee Boudreau, Beauty and the Beast – Belle, The Three Musketeers, Little Women, Rocky Horror Show; Lindsay Kramer, Beauty and the Beast; Dayna Tietzen, Spamalot

GRAND THEATRE

Parris Greaves, tick, tick...BOOM! - Jon

THOUSAND ISLAND PLAYHOUSE

Jordan Bell, Anne & Gilbert; Diana Coatsworth, Ned Durango; Alan Kliffer, She Loves Me; Jody Osmond, Anne and Gilbert Diana Barry; Ken James Stewart, She Loves Me – Arpad

YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE

Mary Antonini, Annie; Lisa Berry, To Kill a Mockingbird – Calpurnia; Matthew Brown, To Kill a Mockingbird – Tom Robinson, Cinderella; Natasha O’Brien, Annie – Lily

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THEATRE CALGARY

STAGE WEST CALGARY

CITADEL THEATRE

THEATRE AQUARIUS

Matthew Brown, Dreamgirls – Frank; Paul Nolan, Oklahoma – Curly; Dayna Tietzen, Rocky Horror Show - Columbia

NEPTUNE THEATRE

Lisa Berry, Doubt. A Parable; Catherine Braund, Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Cecile, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; �lodie Gillett, Into the Woods – Cinderella; Daniel Cannis, Beauty and the Beast - Gaston; Jason Huska, West Side Story; Lindsay Kramer, High School Musical; Ben Montgomery, Legally Blonde – Aaron Schultz; Alana Randall, High School Musical - Taylor McKessie; Jennifer Toulmin, The Sound of Music – Liesl

Join alumni working o stages and screens in Broadway, London’s W and elsewhere.


on and behind Toronto, New York’s West End, Hollywood,

NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE Sarah Gibbons, The Sound of Music - Louisa

OPERA

Robert Allan, West Side Story (Vancouver Opera) – A-rab, Death in Venice (Canadian Opera Company), La Bohème (Canadian Opera Company); Jordan Bell, West Side Story (Vancouver Opera) - Action; Peter Buzny, Lady in the Dark (Toronto Operetta Theatre) – Ben Butler; Laura Jean Elligsen, Don Giovanni – Zerlina (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar); Kristen Pottle, West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); Cleopatra Williams, West Side Story (Vancouver Opera) - Anita

SHAKESPEARE

Graham Coffeng, The Winter’s Tale – Camillo, The Merry Wives of Windsor - Dr. Caius (Classic Shakespeare Co.); Mitchell Wedgewood, The Tempest – Ferdinand, The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Eglamour (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival)

DANCE

Ellen Furey (Dancemakers); Alison Jantzie, Hayley Nathan (Radio City Rockettes)

Girl (Showcase) – Serena, The Firm (NBC) – Zoe Figgis, The Colony (film); Joanne Boland, Flashpoint (CBS/CTV), Lost Girl (Prodigy Pictures), The Listener (Shaftesbury/CTV), Being Erica (Temple Street/CBC), The Border (CBC), Slings and Arrows (Rhombus Media), The Famous Jett Jackson (Disney); Matthew Brown, The Kennedys (Global/Reelz) – James Meredith, Instant Star (CTV) – Shay; Carlos Bustamante, The Zone (YTV) – host; Peter Buzny, Poe (ABC/Warner Bros.) – Asst. Choreographer; Jane Cooke, The Other Me (Disney); Louis-Philippe Deslauriers, Mini (TFO) – Host/Producer; Kelly Fletcher, Hairspray (NewLine Cinema); �lodie Gillett, The Kennedys; Toni Grates, Out There with Melissa DiMarco - head writer; Adam Korson, Seed (Global); Francelle Maria, La Country Show (Rogers) – host; Alana Randall, Hellcats (The CW), LA Complex, Carrie; Rhonda Roberts, Hairspray (NewLine Cinema), Chicago (Miramax), Soul Food, (Showtime); Jake Simons, Chicago, (Miramax Films), Queer As Folk ( Bravo), DeGrassi: The Next Generation; Cort Sloan, Canada’s Smartest Person – challenge producer; Cara Volchoff, Pixcom Productions, Head off Factual Entertainment

RECORDING ARTISTS

CRUISE LINES

Francelle Maria; Lynzie Kent; Lori Nuic

Lindsay Kramer, dance supervisor, Disney Cruise Lines; Sarah Kuzio, Royal Caribbean; Elizabeth Greer, Sara Murray, Katelyn Parish, Disney Cruise Lines; Kellan Ziffle, Norwegian Cruise Lines

TV AND FILM

Robert Allan, Stepping Up (Paramount); Karen Andrew, Chicago (Miramax); Lisa Berry, Mr. D (CBC), 19-Two (Bravo), XIII: The Series (Showcase) – Grier, Combat Hospital (ABC/Global) - Captain Pam Everwood, Lost

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT “I attribute a lot of success in my career to Randolph because they gave me the initial confidence to go out there and do what I love to do and instilled a discipline toward the work that I still use to this day.”

LISA BERRY Selected Credits: Thaisa/Diane, Pericles, Chicago Shakespeare Theater Penny, Father Comes Home from the Wars, Soulpepper Calpurnia, To Kill a Mockingbird, Young People’s Theatre Cpl. Tanya Young, This is War (World Premiere), Tarragon Theatre Mayme, Intimate Apparel (Canadian Premiere), CanStage/Citadel Theatre Mrs. Muller, Doubt: A Parable, Neptune Theatre/Globe Theatre Tituba, The Crucible, Shaw Festival Rita, 19-2, Bravo Grier, XIII: The Series, Showcase 30

Billie, Supernatural, Warner Bros. Serena, Lost Girl, Showcase Nolan, Continuum, Showcase Chanteuse, The Comedy of Errors, Stratford Festival Anemone, The Odyssey, Stratford Festival The Colony (feature film) Commercials for Walmart, Bell, Quaker Oats, Lexus, Nintendo Wii, among others

Lisa Berry as Master Corporal Tanya Young in Tarragon Theatre’s This is War. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.


JOIN US PREPARE


APPLY AND AUDITION Admission to the Randolph Academy is granted on an audition basis. Minimum admission requirements are as follows: • •

A secondary school diploma or the equivalent Attend an audition

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September Admission: preceding January January Admissions: preceding September

The Academy offers two opportunities to enter: September and January. Applications are accepted year-round. In order to be considered for a scheduled audition date, complete application packages must be submitted by the following:

Each year the Randolph Academy convenes a panel of faculty experts who travel across Canada to assess prospective students for admission.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS All applicants must submit a complete application package in order to secure an audition slot. A complete application package contains the following elements: • • • • • • •

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Application form available at randolphacademy.com An application fee of CAD$50 (CAD$125 for private auditions) A headshot A performing arts resume An official high school transcript stating that the applicant is a Grade 12 graduate and has achieved a 65% in English Two or more reference letters from arts professionals International Students/Applicants for whom English is a second language: adequate proof of English speaking and writing proficiency; for further details, please see our website, randolphacademy.com International Students: once accepted, international students are required to secure a study permit before entering Canada. For more information, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website: www.cic.gc.ca


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS Auditions reflect the Triple Threat nature of the program. Prospective students attending group auditions must present the following: • • •

Acting: Prepare one memorized one-minute, monologue from a published contemporary play (1960-present) Vocal: Prepare one memorized song, up-tempo or ballad, from Musical Theatre/Broadway repertoire Dance: Wear proper attire for jazz dance. A dance assessment will be conducted at beginner level

Prospective students are assessed for talent, aptitude and potential in the arts. Students must be physically able to sustain the rigours of the program, and be able to individually undertake training in all three disciplines: vocal technique, acting technique including movement, and dance (ballet, jazz, and tap).

All applicants will be interviewed by the Artistic Director and/or the President of Randolph Academy. In addition, all applicants will be required to write a 200-word personal statement during the audition. Private and video auditions are also available. For requirements, please contact the Admissions Department at admissions@randolphacademy.com.

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TUITION AND FEES Tuition for domestic students is $8,755 per academic year and for international students is CAD$21,755 per academic year (current as of September 2016). The program is three academic years in total. Tuition is tax-deductible. In addition, a $100 materials fee is also due each academic year to cover photocopying of materials used in class and music theory text books. Tuition costs do not include books, materials, equipment or accommodation. While the Randolph Academy does not offer a residence building on site, the Student Services Department assists accepted students with researching housing options. Estimated academic expenses are as follows:

Books (decreases in later terms) Portable electronic recording/playback device (one-time expense) Dance clothes and shoes (one-time expense) Mandatory theatrical performances School Supplies (Pencil, Eraser, staff paper, 3-ring binder, highlighter, journal, day planner)

Estimated monthly living expenses are as follows:

$ 275

$ 100 $ 350 $ 100 $ 50

Rent (one room apt.) $700 - $1,100 Utilities $20 - $30 Phone (not including long distance) $20 - $40 Cell Phone Package $40 Cable Television $25 - $50 Internet Connection $40 Groceries for One Person $200 Public Transit Pass $125

All students must be covered by medical insurance while attending The Randolph Academy.

FINANCIAL AID

SCHOLARSHIPS

Post-secondary education is a huge investment, and one of the largest—and most important— commitments a person can make. Our Financial Aid Officer provides information regarding financial aid sources and advises on the preparation of financial aid applications

All first-year applicants are automatically considered for meritbased scholarships. A limited number of partial scholarships are available by application to students in terms 3-6. These scholarships are awarded based on individual merit and/or financial need.

STUDENT LOANS

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Students enrolled in the college program may be eligible, if qualified, for assistance under provincial student loan programs.

There are several sources for external scholarships for domestic students. Please see the following websites for more information: www.scholarshipscanada.com and www.studentawards.com


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT “I am very thankful for the tools Randolph Academy provided me. A strong foundation in all three disciplines has allowed me to grow and broaden as an artist as I continue to develop my career.”

DAYNA TIETZEN Selected Credits: Cassie, A Chorus Line, Stratford Festival Cassie, A Chorus Line, Riverside Theatre Joey/Topthorn/Goose, War Horse, National Theatre of Great Britain - Toronto/North American/Japan tour Lady Anne/Dance Captain, Camelot, U.S. Tour Morticia, The Addams Family, Neptune Theatre

Fraulein Kost, Cabaret, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Anita, West Side Story, Neptune Theatre Columbia/Dance Captain, Rocky Horror Show, Theatre Aquarius Hellcats (CBS/Warner Bros.) Save the Last Dance 2 (feature film)

Dayna Tietzen as Cassie in Stratford Festival’s A Chorus Line. Photo by Don Dixon.

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RANDOLPH ACADEMY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 736 Bathurst Street Toronto, ON M5S 2R4 Tel.: 416.924.2243 Fax: 416.924.1535 Email: admissions@randolphacademy.com

RANDOLPHACADEMY.COM


ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS This prospectus was printed in advance of course starting dates. For more information see www.randolphacademy.com or call 416.924.2243. The information given is intended as a guide for persons seeking admission to the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and shall not be deemed to constitute a contract between the Academy and a student or any third party. Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts reserves the right to: • • •

Make reasonable changes to the content and teaching provided on any course for any reason whatsoever Not offer courses publicized in the prospectus in any particular year if numbers do not justify them Vary published term dates in the event of interruption or loss of key services due to circumstances beyond its control, including fire, flood or other operational issues

Designer: Rosilda Xavier (www.rosildaxavier.com) Writer: Elaine O’Neal

Consultants: Brenda Blake, Mark Levine

Photos: Raph Nogal: cover (top left, top right), inside flap, inside flap, 1, 4 (bottom), 5 (top right, middle centre,

bottom right), 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16 (left, centre), 21, 25, 28-29, 31, 32-33, 34, back cover

Cylla von Tiedemann: cover (bottom left), 3, 5 (top left, top centre), 10-11, 15, 16 (right), inside back cover Denise Grant: Darlene Spencer headshot, page 2 Denise Grant: George Randolph headshot, page 2 Cort Sloan: 4 (top), 25 Tafari Anthony: Karen Andrew headshot, 26-27 Diana Ragland: Adam Korson headshot, 26-27 Bill and Chris King: 5 (centre left, centre right), 36 Darlene Spencer: 17 (Annex Theatre, B01) Curtiss Randolph: 22-23 David Hou: 24, 30 David Cooper: 35


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