Per Brask

Adapter, Translator

Per Brask is a literary translator, poet and dramaturg. He has translated poetry, fiction, essays and plays. He has translated work from Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and German. This version of Hedda Gabler was originally commissioned and first produced by the Manitoba Theatre Centre.

Jane Burpee

Julle Tesman

Jane is honoured to be part of Hedda's journey, set in this iconic venue.  Sincere thanks to Echo Theatre.  Upcoming, Jane will be seen in " The Cottage" at Royal MTC."

Producer’s note: Jane was also last seen at RMTC in The Humans for which she won a Best Supporting Actress award at the Winnipeg Theatre Awards.

Charlene Van Buekenhout

Hedda 

Charlene is a Metis / Belgian / Canadian theatre artist residing in Winnipeg. She is the Artistic Producer of Echo Theatre, serves as Programming and Marketing Director of Dalnavert Museum, and is a sometimes working actor. She has recently participated in The New England Puppet Intensive and has created a Crankie (look it up) to tell ghosts stories for Christmas which she did in December. Past 2018 theatre shows you might have seen her in are: Di and Viv and Rose (RMTC Warehouse), Destroy, She Said (Mia van Leeuwen). Past Echo Theatre productions include: Blithe Spirit (Cowardfest), A Strange Pair (Ayckbournfest), JONNO (Wpg Fringe Fest).

Thanks are due to this gorgeous team of brilliant artists for sharing their time and talent with her. Thanks to her amazing spouse Kevin who is in RMTC's A Doll's House, and finally thanks to their unborn child who is making it's debut in Hedda Gabler has Hedda's possible bump.

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Ray Strachan

Director

Ray Strachan is a Winnipeg-born Canadian Theatre Artist of Filipino and Grenadian descent and a graduate of the Black Hole Theatre Company. He’s been fortunate to work across Canada with such Theatre Companies as Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Theatre NorthWest, Canadian Stage, Mirvish, Studio 180, Citadel Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange and Theatre Calgary. He is the recipient of a 2018 Winnipeg Theatre Award  for his performance as Staff Sergeant Yeo in Daniel Thau-Eleff’s Deserter and in 2017 for his performance as Simon in The Whipping Man for WJT. Ray is thrilled to be collaborating with such an amazing group of Artists!

Tom Keenan

Eilert Lovborg

Norwegian at heart, Tom is a Winnipeg-based actor and musician. Recent favourite stage credits include Am I Not King? (Zone41/WECC); Hand to God, The Humans, and Sense and Sensibility (RMTC); How My Light Is Spent (Play it Again). Recent screen credits include Channel Zero, Burden of Truth, and The Pinkertons. Find his music at heavybellmusic.com and tomkeenanmusic.com, and look for a new album coming out this year.

Megan McArton

Berte

Megan is excited about performing in her first ever Echo Theatre production.She looks forward to perfecting her skill serving canapés and announcing visitors as Berte, the rustic maid.  Megan was last seen in Happy Place at Prairie Theatre Exchange, a show she loved.  She is on the board of PAL (Performing Arts Lodge) Winnipeg, and is directing a benefit reading for that group as part of the Master Playwrights Festival. 

Heather Lee Brereton

Production design, SM

­­­­­­­­­­­­Heather works in various capacities as a stage manager, designer, seamstress, props builder, and technician for regional and independent theatre companies - sometimes all in the same production! She has worked with Echo Theatre on several occasions (previously: Dracula Unearthed, The Inscrutable Fugue, Blithe Spirit, Lulu: A Monster Tragedy, The Smell of Dead Mums), and is delighted to work with this lovely team of theatre friends. Some custom props from the Echo archives might even make an appearance on the set… When she’s not involved in a show, she can be found creating ‘custom everything’ (garments, bags, props etc.) under the name Heather Lee Bea for fellow artists and private clients. Any other ‘free time’ is spent on various projects in the ongoing adventure of restoring/decorating her 1897 home, or making herself last minute themed outfits for special occasions.

 

See previous endeavours at www.heatherleebea.com or follow @heatherleebea on Instagram for more frequent updates of creative bits and also vintage cocktails…

Alissa Watson

Thea Elvsted

In addition to acquiring her Bachelor of Music and Education from Brandon University, Alissa has trained in theatre throughout Canada, England and is an alumna of the Professional Training Ensemble at Prairie Theatre Exchange.  She is the co-founder of The Red Nose Diaries (The Polka Dots of Death: The Making of a Supervillain) and is a proud founding member of Winnipeg’s only all-female Bouffon Ensemble, The Talentless Lumps. Selected acting credits include Torn Through Time (upcoming MTYP); Sense & Sensibility, Harvey (RMTC); Mission: Munschpossible, Small Things, Magical Mystery Munsch (PTE); and Stripped Down Midsummer Night’s Dream(SIR). Much gratitude to Ray, Charlene and the talented team behind this fascinating show. 

Ian Bastin

Jorgen Tesman

Ian is excited and honoured to be part of Echo Theatre's production of Hedda Gabler.  Ian is a proud product of the University of Manitoba's Black Hole Theatre program.  Previous selected works have been with Black Hole, SnakeSkin Jacket, Bravura, Red Hen, Sarasvati, Tara Players, Theatre Yes, Vault Productions and Play On Theatre.  Ian also is part of the production and acting team that brings the Shakespeare in the Pub series to Winnipeg. Keep your eye out for an upcoming spring show.  

Thank you for supporting Winnipeg Independent theatre.  And special thanks to Hanka and the boys.

Echo Logo design by Kendra Magnus-Johnston

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