Corleone – The Cast

Corleone – The Cast

Nicola Lipman – Vito Corleone

Born at Vancouver General Hospital many years ago, I then attended and graduated from UBC, and the National Theatre School in Montreal, since which time I’ve been fortunate to work regularly in theatres across Canada. Recent favourites include: Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), Grey Gardens (Acting Up Stage), Domesticated (Company Theatre), No Great Mischief and Scorched (Tarragon Theatre), Driving Miss Daisy (WCTC/1000 Islands Playhouse), Les Miserables (ArtsClub).
Upcoming…King Arthurs’ Night (New World, Refuge (Firehall), Birds and the Bees (1000 Islands)…. I’m the grateful recipient of four Jessie Awards and I’m daunted by, and delighted to be part of this unique and challenging play.

Stefania Indelicato – Michael Corleone

A BC born actress, producer and emerging writer, Stefania Indelicato is a Theatre and Arts & Culture graduate of the University of Toronto; and an Acting for the Screen graduate of Victoria Motion Picture School. She has worked in theatre, film and television across Canada. Two years ago she started self-producing under her small company: dream of passion productions. Selected theatre credits include: Ithaka (dream of passions productions/Excavation Theatre), White Hot (Kindred Entertainment), After (dream of passion productions/Excavation Theatre), Cocktail’s At Pam’s (Staircase XI), Leave of Absence/The Possible Lives of Dolores Garcia-Rodriguez (ATC). Selected Film and TV credits include: William (Uncommon Productions), A Series of Unfortunate Events (CW), Lucifer (FOX), Zoo (CBS), Either We Talk or We Don’t Talk (Haven Films). Stefania is extremely honoured to have been invited to take part in Classic Chic’s next production, and she is so excited to work with such an inspiring cast and crew on a piece that’s been adapted from one of the most iconic trilogies ever produced.

Colleen Winton – Bonasera

Colleen is honoured to be performing with the “Chics” for the third year. She appeared as Old Shepherd in their inaugural production of Winter’s Tale, as Shelley Levene in the acclaimed Glengarry Glen Ross and now as a collection of gangsters in the inventive Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather. She is extremely grateful to have gone on these journeys with the brilliant and insightful directors: Lisa Wolpe, Rachel Peake and Mindy Parfitt, respectively. Colleen’s varied career includes the Stratford, Shaw and Charlottetown Festivals, the companies of CATS and Show Boat, plus extensive film/TV credits. Recent performances include: Driving Miss Daisy (RuBarb Prod), Hedda Gabler (Persephone), Anne of Green Gables (Theatre Calgary), Hello, Dolly! (RCMT), Three Musketeers, Little Women (Citadel), Fiddler on the Roof (Chemainus), Sound of Music (Gateway), Calendar Girls (Arts Club). She has directed Waiting for the Parade (Chemainus), Merry Wives of Windsor (Graffiti Theatre), Taming of the Shrew (Showcase Festival), Queen Lear (Western Gold) and Little Shop of Horrors (TUTS).

Christina Wells Campbell – Luca Brasi

Christina has been on stages all over the Lower Mainland, as well as more exotic locations such as Edinburgh and Nanaimo. Recent acting credits include: The Winter’s Tale and Glengarry Glen Ross with Classic Chic Productions, She Stoops to Conquer with the Arts Club Theatre Company The Music Man at Theatre Under the Stars, Shrek the Musical with Align Entertainment, Fourplay (episodic dinner theatre at Salt Tasting Room in Gastown) with In the House Festival. She performed in and co-created a site-specific theatre piece in the Vancouver Fringe Festival: Rove: The Legend of Rusty Point. Other recent past credits include MacBeth, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman, Lorelei, Nine, Iolanthe, and Ruddigore. Directing credits include: The Mikado, The Gondoliers, Sleeping Beauty the Panto, aka Marleen and The Case of the Frustrated Corpse. Christina has also been an arts administrator for many years working at the Arts Club Theatre Company where as a side project she created the popular Actor’s Intensive. Currently she is the Performing Arts Programmer with Surrey Civic Theatres. Christina has 3 kids, a husband, and a dog, lives in mortgaged suburbia and had no idea she would spend her spare time cross-dressing as a man. Life is weird. She could also use a nap and a personal assistant or five.

Kaitlin Williams – Kay

Kaitlin is a Vancouver based theatre artist and works primarily as an actor and costume designer. She has worked with theatre companies across BC including Pacific Theatre, the Arts Club, ITSAZOO, Chemainus Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Electric Co, Hardline, Twenty-Something, SAMC at TWU, Bleeding Heart Theatre, Rumble, Delinquent Theatre and many, many more. Kaitlin is a graduate of Uvic’s BFA acting program and is an artist advisor to Pacific Theatre’s board. Ron told Kait about the Corleone script almost ten years ago, so it’s a dream for her to get to be a part of this production. Learn more at www.kaitlinwilliams.com.

 Elizabeth Kirkland – Fredo Corleone

Elizabeth is an actor, mom, Alley Theatre and Staircase Theatre board member, puppeteer and emerging producer. Theatre highlights include A Christmas Carol (5 consecutive years as Belle) and Much Ado About Nothing (Hero) both for Theatre Calgary, Amadeus for Alberta Theatre Projects, The Concierge of Vancouver for Matchmaker Productions, Wicked Shorts for Alley Theatre, A Tomb With a View for Genus Theatre and Upintheair Theatre, Cocktails at Pam’s for Staircase Equity Coop and Nordost for The Troika CollectiveMost recently Elizabeth performed in Alley Theatre’s Three Stories Up, a theatre noir murder mystery that took place in complete darkness.

Corina Akeson – Sonny Corleone/Johnny Fontane

Trained at Studio 58, Corina is a Jessie nominated Actor & Sound Designer, Producer, emerging Director, Carpenter and a Co-founder of Classic Chic. Corina has been enjoying the discovery of what producing Theatre is all about (most of the time!), namely the mountain of work that entails, and has found deep appreciation for the rigors, conditioning and varied discipline training she received at Studio. The first two productions saw Corina performing, production managing, fundraising, sponsorship chasing, building the sets, staffing and getting very good at asking friends to help out…for free. Thankfully, she has great friends, who always stepped up and a husband and son who are willing to put up with a stressed out, half-present Mom/ Partner for months at a time. Now, third time round and with the generous support of Pacific Theatre, things are a little easier and thanks to Heidi Wilkinson’s trim set design… no need to be a set carpenter this time round!! (So, instead she added sound design to her plate… someone teach this gal how to step down from the buffet of work. That second plate always seems like such a good idea….) but, the reasons for all the stress and strife are simple: “I’m very proud of the work Classic Chic has been producing and I have learned so much as an artist and a person, both on and off stage. This exploration of walking like a man, has been valuable to both those parts of me; but more-over than that, this chance to put more women on stage and make more creative space for emerging and mature female theatre artists, across all Stage disciplines is critical and so rewarding.”

Evelyn Chew – Connie Corleone

Evelyn is excited to be performing with Classic Chic Productions for her first time! Selected theatre credits include: A Good Way Out (Pacific theatre), Bedstefader (Caravan Farm Theatre), TBD (Radix Theatre), All In (The Frank Theatre Company), Fall Away Home (Boca del Lupo), She Has A Name (Burnt Thicket Theatre, Canadian Tour), Chasing Home (The Frank Theatre Company), Macbeth: Nach Shakespeare (Theatre Conspiracy), Munsch Ado About Nothing (Project X), Everyone (Caravan Farm Theatre), Are We There Yet? (Jessie Richardson Award Recipient, Neworld Theatre), Mixie and the Half Breeds (Neworld Theatre.) She is a graduate of both the Douglas College and Studio 58 Acting Programs.

Michelle Martin – Tom Hagen/Carlo

Michelle is proud to be a co-founder, producer and the Marketing & Communications Director for Classic Chic Productions. She played Antigonus in Classic Chic’s inaugural production of The Winter’s Tale directed by Lisa Wolpe and enjoyed a career highlight playing Ricky Roma in Classic Chic’s acclaimed production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.  Selected theatre credits include Collette in Four Dogs and a Bone (Egg Theatre), See Bob Run and To Hear With Eyes (One Yellow Rabbit, Workshop West), Les Liaisons Dangereuses and A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary), The Importance of Being Earnest and Fool for Love (Theatre Junction), Cressida (Workshop West), Misalliance and Night Must Fall (Shaw Festival), 1-900-Dee-Lite (Persephone Theatre), All in the Timing (Summer at the Roxy), Hitting Town (Alchemy Theatre Projects), Cymbeline (Shakespeare in the Rough), Twelfth Night (U of T, Graduate Centre for Drama) and Summerfolk (Equity Showcase Theatre).  Film/TV credits include Frequency, Dead of Summer, The Romeo Section, The Whispers, Gracepoint, Supernatural, A Novel Romance, Accidental Obsession, two seasons as a series lead on the CBC evening drama, Riverdale, CTV’s Traders, the independent feature film, Backroads, and the short film Sleepwalk (2012 Audience Choice Award, New York City Horror Film Festival).  Michelle is a graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Program. She’d like to thank Ron Reed and everyone at Pacific Theatre for their support on this exciting journey.

Lindsay Curl – Chorus

Lindsay is an acting apprentice at Pacific Theatre. This is her first time working with Classic Chic Productions and she is thrilled to be a part of such an inspiring and talented group of women! She is a graduate of the UVic Acting Specialization program. Past credits include The Most Massive Woman Wins (Stone’s Throw), Pet the Fish and Other Impossible Tales (Chemainus Theatre Festival), The Government Inspector (United Players), and The Daughter of Turpentine (Hairpin Curves, Victoria Fringe Festival). She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their love and support.

Danielle Klaudt – Chorus

Danielle is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Corleone with the fantastic ladies of Classic Chic. You can catch her at Pacific Theatre all season where she is working as an apprentice actor. Most recently, she produced and performed in The Most Massive Woman Wins (Stone’s Throw Productions).  Select credits include Age of Arousal, Once in a Lifetime, Merchant of Venice (UFV), Anne, Pride and Prejudice and Diary of Anne Frank (Gallery 7). Danielle holds a BA in English Literature and Theatre from the University of the Fraser Valley.

 

Paige Louter – Chorus

Paige was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, where she completed a BA in Performance and Writing. After completing an MA in theatre at the National University of Ireland, Paige is participating this season in the Pacific Theatre Apprenticeship, where she is tackling performance, grant writing, set painting, and box office work. Recent performance projects include playing Grusha in The Caucasian Chalk Circle (NUIG), GHOSTS (SONAR Theatre/Galway Theatre Festival), and The Most Massive Woman Wins (Stone’s Throw Productions). Paige is excited to be a part of this fantastic ensemble!