Directors/Stage Managers

Adam Bailey - 'Skunkweed'

Adam Bailey is the writer and director of last year's Best of Fringe winning production the Assassination of Robert Ford: Dirty Little Coward. He also directed the Fringe hit musical The Enchanted Crackhouse. Outside the Fringe Mr. Bailey has directed several Toronto and/or Canadian premiers including Terrorism, Vinegar Tom and The Shadow of a Boy (for Royal Porcupine Productions) as well as In His Name (for The Canadian History Project). A Graduate of UofT/Sheridan College Adam has trained in directing at some of Toronto's top theatre companies, including Soulpepper, Buddies in Bad Times and Tarragon and he is currently a member of Factory Theatre's Foundry program for emerging theatre creators. He can been seen monthly, performing improv, in Belleville-ville at the Monarch Tavern.

 

Christopher Hayes- 'Adult Entertainment'

Christopher, a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, is an actor, producer and director based out of Toronto. A versatile

performer with a background in classical music, Chris has worked professionally as an actor in film, television and theatre. In 2014, Chris co-founded Witchboy Theatre, producing productions of Love and Human Remains and Metropolitan Operas. Since then, he has produced shows for Rip Jaw Productions and the Coal Mine Theatre. In film and television, Chris produced the upcoming third season of the award winning web series, That’s My DJ. He has produced music videos for For Esmé and Princess Century, as well as the independent short film, Jeremy and Margot Make a Baby, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Austin Film Festival and continues to make festival rounds. Chris is extremely grateful to good folks at Triple ByPass for the opportunity to direct this thrilling play. 

Monica Mustelier - 'Savage in Limbo'

Monica is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, directs for both stage and film and is a busy acting coach.  

Monica made her writing and stage directorial debut when she co-produced and acted in the highly successful 4-part multimedia sketch comedy show called “The Project Series”. 

Monica has also written, acted in and produced many of her own comedic short films. Her dark comedy "God Squad" took home the Best Actress Award at the Vancouver Short Film Festival. She also has writing credits for the web-series “John & Mandy” where Monica also played one of the series leads. “The Standoff”, (writer and lead actress), made Top 15 at The Vino’s Wine Commercial Film Festival (BC).  Most recently she performed her critically acclaimed one-woman show, “Growing Up Moni” at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.  

Some of her notable film and TV credits include: Max and Shred (YTV), Sensitive Skin (Kim Cattrall), Covert Affairs, Innocent (Alfred Molina, Bill Pullman) FRINGE (JJ Abrams), Caesar: Rise of The Planet of The Apes (James Franco), True Justice (Steven Segal), Hardwired (Cuba Gooding Jr.) Life Is Still Good, Mom Dad and Her (Lifetime Network), Supernatural, Sanctuary, Smallville and Big Head (TIFF/VIFF/CBC).    www.monicamustelier.com 

Scott McCulloch - 'Den of Thieves'

Scott is delighted to be back in the director's chair after a lengthy absence. Previous directing credits include Showdown at Rainbow Ranch for Moonlight Melodrama in Thunder Bay, Dracula: The Musical? for Skruf productions in Port Dover, Voices in Time for Dufferin Players in Brantford and his own script Peril is my Pastime for Whodunnit Mysteries in Markham. As an actor, Scott has appeared in over 100 plays and close to 50 film & television projects. Among his favourite stage roles are Dad in The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (JR Theatre), Richard in Time Stands Still (Leroy Street Theatre), Dr. Black in The Belle of Winnipeg (Keystone Theatre), Macbeth in Macbeth's Kitchen (Toronto Fringe), and Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter (Northern Illinois University). Favourite experiences in front of the camera include the films “Blood Empires" "Phone Company Man", "The Lady of Names", and episodes of "My Babysitter’s a Vampire", "Mayday", "Aaron Stone", and "Relic Hunter." Scott holds a BFA from the University of Windsor, an MFA from Northern Illinois University, and nowadays likes  to study at Lonsdale Smith Studios.

Erin McCann -The End Of Civilization

Erin Hicock is a Toronto based director, writer, actress and filmmaker. Her professional career began at the age of 12 with roles on Nickelodeon’s “Are you Afraid of the Dark?” as well as recurring roles on the CBC series’ “Side Effects” and “Straight Up.” After completing studies in Theatre and English at the University of Toronto, Erin pursued work as an actress in cities across the globe including Los Angeles, London (England) and Montreal. In 2014, she wrote and produced “Double OT: Metaphysical Equations of an NHL Goalie,” a short play based on the life and work of Al Smith – an NHL player whose prolific hockey career eclipsed his work as an author and poet. Earlier this year, Erin debuted “parklife,” an original dramatic film series which she wrote, directed, edited and starred in alongside End of Civilization cast member Chris Whitby. She is excited to be working with Triple Bypass and is very much looking forward to The End...

“It really don’t matter if I lose this fight. All I wanna do is go the distance.” - Rocky Balboa 

Chris Whitby- 'The Break of Noon'

A founding member of Triple Bypass Productions, this is Chris’ second time in the director’s chair. He co-directed the Canadian premiere of ‘Freeway Strangler’ in 2014 He is excited to present ‘The Break of Noon’ along side this incredibly talented cast.

Chris works in all facets of the industry: theatre, film, television & voice. Most recently Chris was featured in ‘Wake Up and Smell the Coffee’ Eric Bogosian,’Den of Thieves’ Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Other notable theatre credits include ‘Skunkweed’-Eric Bogosian, ‘End of Civilization’-George F. Walker, ‘Savage in Limbo-John Patrick Shanley’, Neil Labute’s ‘Bash – The Latterday Plays’ and ‘A Clockwork Orange’. Some of Chris’ film and television credits include: 'Murdoch Mysteries', A&E's ‘The Breakout Kings’, ‘Rogue’ and most recently he worked along side Stanley Tucci in The feature film ‘The Silence’ due in theaters later this year. Chris also coaches actors and runs his classes out of the Alchemist Actors Studio.

Nate Bitton- Fight Director

A graduate of the UTM/ Sheridan, Theatre and Drama Studies program, Nate is a busy member of the Toronto theatre community.

A certified fight director and stage combat instructor, Nate is becoming a prominent member of the Canadian stage combat scene. At the 2015 My Entertainment World – My Theatre Awards, Nate was awarded the honorary performer award for his work as a fight director. Nate has worked as a fight director in numerous productions around Toronto and is currently the resident fight director for Hart House Theatre, where he has staged many fights including: Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Jesus Christ Superstar and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Some other favourite credits include: Hamlet (Shakespeare Bash’d), The Philanderess (Truth n’ Lies), As You Like It (Rarely Pure Theatre), Out With Dad – an award winning web series (J. Leaver Presentations), Den of Thieves (Triple ByPass Productions), Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre Elusive)  Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Bash’d at the Toronto Fringe), Adult Entertainment (Triple ByPass Productions and next up co-directing/fight direction for Titus Andronicus (Hart House). 

Justine Cargo -Stage Manager/ Sound Editor- 'Den of Thieves'

Justine is happy to have jumped on board the Den of Thieves team and work along side her pal Melly as co-stage manager!

She recently returned from a rural tour through England, stage managing the best of fringe Confessions of a Red Head Coffee Shop Girl. She is excited to continue with the sequel Adventure of a Red Head Coffee Shop Girl in Edinburgh Fringe this summer. Whilst in Edinburgh she will also be stage managing Two Kittens and a Kid. Her past stage managing credits include: Rulers of the Universe, Tomes– a narrative improv team, Quarter life Crisis (all Toronto Fringe.) Directing credits include: Heart Stings, Onesies (Daisy Productions/Buddies in Bad Times). Justine is also a talented sound designer, lighting designer and set decorator/designer!

Carina Cojeen-'Adult Entertainment'

(Actor/ Director/Media Rep/Gun Handler/ Front house Manager)
Carina is highly active in the Toronto indie theatre community, taking on various roles ranging from

sound operator and stage manager to actor and producer.  Founder of Theatre UnBlocked, which launched with a production of David Auburn’s Proof. and recently directed a piece in LowDown Theatre Company's 'Wake Up & Smell the Coffee' She knows the good folks at Triple Bypass from Straeon Studios and is so excited to be working with them! 

Murphy Diggon -Stage Manger /Lighting Design -'Savage in Limbo'

Murphy is thrilled to continue working for Triple Bypass Productions, as they are an amazing group of artists. Murphy is a recent graduate of York University: Production & Design Program and has been working as a Stage Manager since 2012. She is the production manager of Silent Protagonist and is currently a Stage Manager for the Panem Games. Murphy would like to thank everyone who supports Triple Bypass!

 

Matthew Hallworth- Stage Manager -'Skunkweed'

Matthew Hallworth is a Toronto-based Producer, Improviser and Stage Manager. He has produced 3 "Liz and Marty Parties" which feature the city's best up and coming Improvisers and Burlesque dancers. He is a Stage Manager at Second City Toronto's Main Stage and a dedicated performer in the Toronto Improv community. You can see Matt on whatever stage will take him. 

 

 

Melly Magrath -Stage/Production Manager -'Den of Thieves'

She graduated from Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, and has since worn many different hats in the Toronto theatre community. Melly Magrath is a multidisciplinary theatre artist from Toronto (which is the fancy way of saying she will do whatever is needed to make theatre happen)Her play Stuck in the Sky will be produced by Daisy Productions in September.  She is the Co-artistic director of Small but Mighty Productions (@webemighty) Check them out! Melly is so fortunate and inspirired to be working with some of the cities best talents.

Steve Vargo- Lighting Design/Stage Manager

Steve is a graduate of the Theatre Production program at Humber College, and his credits as a Lighting Designer include: The Chance, Miss, For The Love Of Pie, Post No Bills, Blue Remembered Hills, The Queen's Conjurer, Old Times (MyTheatreAwards Winner - Lighting Design 2016), The Harvester, The Goat, Of Mice and Men, Den of Thieves, Twelfth Night, The Bitch of the Baskervilles, Red Light Winter, The Winter’s Tale, Seams, Deepest Darkest, The War of the Clowns, A Midsummer Nightmare, The Julius Caesar Project, The Deliverance of Juliet and Her Romeo, Lady Julie, Teach Me,  Something Unspoken, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Jonno and The Late Henry Moss.

Stephanie Williams- Stage Manager and Assistant Director- Adult Entertainment
Stephanie is an actor and director who will sometimes stage manage. Select credits include: as director For You,For Me, For Nicolas, Simprov, Walk-Ins Welcome, Wake Up & Smell the Coffee and as an  actor Violin For Sale, as stage manager Surrender Dorothy, Brighton Beach Memoirs and last year’s Toronto Fringe hit Cowboy Mouth. Stephanie loves the Fringe, you could call it a modern urban romance. She also has her own one-woman show Walk Good that she performs for charity. Stephanie is a proud graduate of the Fanshawe College Theatre Program.