Toronto Talent

Sean Tabares

Sean Tabares has spent most of his professional career as an improviser. As a result, he's taken several troupes across North America for various festivals including New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Orlando, and others. Most recently, he helped produce Toronto's Combustion Festival, an annual improv festival featuring his improv troupe Project:project, along with many guests. Sean has also never been connected to any currently unsolved murders...

Dana Fradkin

Dana is an actor, improvisor, writer and circus performer in Toronto.  Theatre credits include: Street Performer/Acrobat in La Boheme (Canadian Opera Company), Arlecchino in the Commedia Dell’Arte production of Fool’s Gold (Metaphysical Theatre), Macbeth and Comedy of Errors(Shakespeare in the Square), AutoShow (Convergence Theatre), Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding (Second City), and Vanishing Currents(Caravan Tallship).  Canada-wide festivals include: 2010 Winter Olympic Cultural Olympiad, Luminato, Edmonton, Grand Prairie, Dundas, and Waterloo Street Performing Festivals, Toronto Buskerfest, Edmonton Folk Festival and the Pirate Festival.  Dana is the co-creator of the theatre company Keystone Theatre and their original Dora Award Winning production, The Belle of Winnipeg .  She is also the co-creator of the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre company, Comedic Catastrophes and the street performing act, The Privy People.

Heidi Michelle Thomas

Heidi Michelle Thomas is a Songstress, Actress, Comedian and Kitchen Goddess. Heidi has been the Feature Vocalist on 3 Major Cruise Lines, the Front Singer for Several Bands, and  has performed various impersonations (such as Madonna and Marilyn Monroe) across Asia, Bermuda, Dubai, the Caribbean, Europe, India, the Middle East and North America. Her performances now add up to over a 1000 dates, over 53 Countries. As well, she released her own original solo C.D. ‘Goddess & Creamcheese’ and music video “U grab me a colour”. Heidi has performed Shakespeare to Dark Comedy, Drama to Classic Greek, Pantomime to Comedic Musical Theatre, Murder Mysteries to Dinner Theatre. Heidi is a trained musical theatre & film actress, who has appeared in Musicals, Cabarets & Vegas reviews globally. Heidi trained at 2 Colleges in their Theatre Arts Diploma programs, and has appeared in 3 feature films, and a Showcase mini-series.

Annabelle Torsein

Originally from Montreal, Annabelle studied Theatre at North Carolina School of the Arts and Bishop's University. She enjoys performing in French and English. Selected film and TV credits include: Lars and the Real GirlGrey OwlThe Secret Adventures of Jules Verne and Lassie (not the original series!!!, the more recent incarnation). Favourite theatre roles include: 'Puck' in A Midsummer Night's Dream, 'Lady Capulet' in Romeo and Juliet, 'T.T.' in Silence, on tourne, and 'Lady Bracknell' in The Importance of Being Earnest.

Brian Froud

Brian Froud has been performing in Toronto since 1999. He has completed the Second City conservatory program, performed in Tony and Tina's Wedding and the Second City National Touring Company. He has also been nominated for 3 Canadian Comedy Awards. Once in 2005 for his one-man show "The Wizard Of Coz" and again in 2007 for his critically acclaimed one-man show "Swiss Family Guy Robinson". Brian has worked as a voice over artist on several animated series including "Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs" and "Meteor the Monster Truck". He provides the voices for Harold on "Total Drama Island" and Beezy on "Jimmy Two-Shoes". He also performs in the "Late Late Horror Show" at the Bad Dog Theatre.

Zena Driver

Zena DriverZena has relocated back to Toronto after being kicked out of beautiful British Columbia for continuously littering the streets of Vancouver.  This was due to the unsuccessful multi-tasking of attempted trail-mix munching while walking!! Select credits include Wicked Step-Sister Florinda in Into The Woods with Patrick Street Productions, (Best known for the show that lost Elicia Mackenzie to How do You Solve A Problem Like Maria), Siobban U/S in Mental the Musical, Tina in Tony n' Tina's Wedding (A woman's greatest dream; To get married over and over again without the consequence of having to be a wife afterwards).  Zena is a graduate of the Theatre Arts Program at Grant MacEwan College.  Much love to my peeps and fam!!

Matthew R Lawrence

Matthew R. Lawrence has been acting a long time. He's been there, he's done that & he has collected a few t-shirts... but acting is what he loves to do, & that's why he keeps plugging away at this very challenging career. He has been on the big screen, the small screen & no screen at all. He has toured the world with his comedy troupe the Canadian Improv Showcase. He's been featured in a ridiculous amount of commercials such as the 'tight suit' spot for Moores, which got his butt pinched by a little old lady on more than one occasion...

Caitlin Mulqeen

Caitlin has been working with Slixer Entertainment since 2006. She has become an expert at staged deaths and hopes to one day use these skills in a role on CSI or something of that ilk. When Caitlin is not dying dramatically she can often be found writing and performing with her sketch troupe The Assembly or talking about herself in the third person.

Sean Pratt

Sean Pratt earned a BA in Drama from the University of Guelph and is an alumnus of Humber College's Postgraduate Comedy Writing and Performance program. He studied Improv with Allan Guttman and David Razowksy at the Second City and The Actor's Workshop, and Clown with Mike Kennard and John Turner (AKA Mump and Smoot). Sean has appeared in the CBC series 'Intelligence' and had a recurring role on the USA Network series 'The 4400' He has improvised with Vancouver's Urban Improv and Tops and Bottoms comedy troupes and has written two feature screenplays.

Gene Abella

Gene Abella is a Canadian Comedy award-winning actor/improviser. Based in Toronto, he currently performs improvisational comedy at the Bad Dog theatre and is a member of Asiansploitation, Toronto's All Asian-Pacific Comedy Troupe , as well as the Improv troupe As Is Syndicate. Gene will be performing in the upcoming Toronto Fringe production, 'Just East of Broadway'. Gene is proud to be a cast member of Slixer Entertainment for the past 5 years.

Bryan Paccagnella

Bryan is a writer, actor, and comedian with experience in improv, standup, and sketch comedy. A Humber Comedy grad and amateur guitarist, he has written for the likes of Sun TV and Cuppa Coffee productions, traveled cross country in commercial work, and performs as half of the sketch duo Plum Thunder. He thoroughly enjoys carrying fake firearms, and his favourite mix is one part murder, one part mystery, and a pinch of mischief.

Mitchel Verigin

Mitchell Verigin has been acting professionally in Calgary AB since 2007. Recent credits include NBC's "Fear Itself", Eli Craigs  feature film "Tucker and Dale Vs Evil" and Jonathan Joffes feature film "Burlesque Assasins." In addition to this film work Mitch stays busy doing live interactive performances such as murder mysteries, statuing and character impersonations. Favorite recent murder mystery moment: Trying to pronounce the word "Happiness" with a thick french accent as in the thing given to a woman by a man.

Mike Estes

Over 25 years ago, a little blond boy spent his time growing up in a small rural town called Crossfield, Alberta. It was a little Redneck town where the only excitement was watching paint dry on the house next door, but most of the time Mike spent his days coloring outside the lines. He was much different than any other boy, he was artistic; entertaining the town either singing, fondling his Trumpet, or performing as his alter ego 'Chuck'. He was the envy of many admirers, so Mike ran away to the Caribbean to work on a Cruise liner for a few years; but now, he spends his days terrorizing the citizens of Toronto as a local aspiring Actor. Beaten, Bloody and Brutally Murdered is a usual weekend in his eyes.

Cheryl Meyer

Cheryl is an actor and writer in Toronto. She has been a series regular on Beautiful People on the Slice Network, Keys to the VIP on the Comedy Network and can also be seen on 2:22 on Rogers on Demand. Her comical non-fiction book, The Red Flag Rulebook, can be found at Chapters locations across Canada. Cheryl is currently practicing her Improv at the Impatient Theatre Company’s classes.

Ariana Leask

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Irene Huljak

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Josh Holliday

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Marcel St Pierre

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Sara-Clara Lajeunesse

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Sonia Andreacchi

Sonia studied comedy writing and performance at Humber College in 2005 with Larry Horrowitz and started performing at different amateur nights in the Toronto Cirquit, including Yuk Yuks, Einsteins and the Fox and the Fiddle. In May 2005 she won the Einsteins Stand up Comedy competition after winning over the audience with her Celine Dion impersonation.  She has an exuberant and enthusiastic energy on stage. She was also involved in a stage production of "The Outsiders" playing the part of Marcia and was in the chorus for the Alexanders Singers' production of "The Mikado". Sonia enjoys a fulltime career as a Legal Assistant and loves to volunteer with children in her spare time. She also loves to travel and considers herself a Karaoke Buff.

Cory Bertrand

Originally from Montreal, Cory is a graduate of Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program. He has ten years of acting experience including performing in Fringe Festivals across Canada. Since his move to Toronto, he entertained families as a paranoid squirrel in Shrimp Magnet's Dog Days, played a bratty version of Tiny Tim in Christopher Durang's musical parody of A Christmas Carol, participated in WildSound's film-script readings, and died a hilarious death in a Slixer Entertainment Murder Mystery. He has also directed, produced and performed in several productions with his own theatre company, White Raven Productions. Cory starred in an award-winning short film, Banana Bruises, which was the Closing Gala Film of the Reel Asian International Film Festival, and can be seen as a creepy deranged farm boy who haunts Andie MacDowell in the film, The Last Sign.

Kyle McDonald

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