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LITTLE WOMEN: A Workshop
based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
adapted by Joelle Wyminga
dramaturgy by Shelby Wyminga
August 18-20, 2022
Pacific Theatre | 1440 W 12 Ave, Vancouver
We are proud to present a workshop* production of a new adaptation of Little Women. Following the lives, loves, and losses of four sisters living during the American Civil War, Louisa May Alcott's classic novel is reimagined through music, movement, and memory.
"I want to do something splendid. . . something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday."
*please note this is a workshop production/staged read. All actors will be on book and only some parts will be fully staged.
Born and raised in the beautiful central interior of BC, Jenaya is a graduate of the Capilano Musical Theatre Program. She is delighted to be a part of this classic story, told through the lense of bittersweet nostalgia. She is also an accomplished singer/writer and is a proud mother to many plants. Thank you so much to Joelle & Shel for this wonderful opportunity. Stay hydrated, stay humble. Past credits: The Girl Next Door (Painted Fern Productions), American Idiot (URP), Nunsense (First Impressions Theatre).
Raised in Tsawwassen, Anna’s delighted to be back in BC after having moved to Alberta for theatre school in Rosebud (FRSA 2019) where she also acted in four shows with Rosebud Theatre (Cariboo Magi, The Amish Project, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol, and Bright Star). She then moved to Calgary and has worked with Alberta Theatre Projects (Alberta Kitchen Party, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe), The Shakespeare Company (The Tempest), Theatre Calgary (Shakesbow: Romeo & Juliet, Comedy of Errors), and Fire Exit Theatre (This Random World). New works development is Anna’s absolute favourite. She’s workshopped new plays with Vertigo Theatre, Old Trout Puppet Workshop, WCT, Calgary Young People’s Theatre, ATP, and now— Far From the Tree!
Sound Designer and Composer
Tyler Dumoulin is a composer, musician, and sound designer. Specializing in contemporary and devised theatre, recent works include original music and sound design "The Wolves Are Coming For You" directed by Larisse Campbell, sound design for "Happy Days" written by Samuel Beckett and directed by Sarah Rose, and music direction for "Cariboo Magi" with Far From The Tree Productions. Tyler is also a podcast producer with sound design and music credits including an adaptation of "Little Women" with Far From The Tree Productions, "H.E.R.E" written and directed by William Tippery, as well as upcoming projects with Wunderdog Theatre and Mindstorm Radio. Tyler can also be seen on stage as the synth guy with the live drum'n'bass act JNGL.
Production Stage Manager
Julia is a stage manager, performer, and graphic designer based on Coast Salish territory.
Recent SM credits include: Marjorie Prime (ETC), Tuck Everlasting (Arts Umbrella), Gramma, The Cake (Pacific Theatre), Alice In Glitterland (Geekenders), L’Elisir d’Amore (Burnaby Lyric Opera), Jasper In Deadland (Awkward Stage), City Of Angels (The PIT Collective), Soul Samurai (Affair Of Honor), et al. She works as Pacific Theatre's marketing director. Upcoming: How To Believe In Anything (Vancouver Fringe).
Isaac is an actor, director, producer based in the land of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Recent acting credits include: The Code (Green Thumb); She Sells Sea Shells (United Players); Anon(ymous); Antony and Cleopatra (Studio 58); Of Mice and Men(Promethean), Cabaret; Mortified (Studio 58). Recent directing credits include: King Lear; Saint Joan (Promethean); Chicken Wings & Jell-O Shots (Studio 58). Upcoming projects: Derwent is Different (Green Thumb); Forgiveness (Arts Club).
Sarah (She/Her) is thrilled to be a part of this charming workshop production of Little Women. An award-winning actor, producer, and founder of alma matters productions, Sarah has worked in television (Family Law, The Umbrella Academy, The Handmaid's Tale) and theatre extensively. She firmly believes in communal healing through art and prioritizes works that explore mental health and neurodiversity.
Select recent credits: Julie, After Strindberg (The Cultch), Love at 752 (Ft. on CBC), Cooking for Grief (Vancouver Fringe Festival).
Awards: Bill Millerd Artist Fund (Arts Club Theatre Company), The Hnatyshyn Foundation’s Emerging Artist Grant (Best Actress in English Theatre), The Second City’s Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award (nominated), the Carolyn and Richard Renaud Grant for Acting, and the Toronto Fringe Patron's Pick (Producer, Drink of Choice).
Follow @sarahamarchand and @almattersprod for updates!
Director, Script Adaptor, Producer
Joelle is a multidisciplinary theatre artist working in Vancouver primarily as a director, actor, producer, and costume designer. Armed with comfortable shoes and an impressive jean jacket collection, Joelle tells stories that examine the complexities of humanity in all its forms and delve deep into what makes people inherently human while exploring “theatre magic” and testing the limitations of the audience’s imagination. A history and literature buff, Joelle particularly likes to tell stories surrounding historical events through innovative reimagining, while opening the floor up for all to discuss our triumphs and downfalls of our past.
Previous credits include; Cariboo Magi- Director and Costume Designer (FFTT), Julie- Assistant Director (Untold Wants and Alma Matters), (/hello, world)- Harriet (MindStorm Radio), King Lear- Edmund (Promethean Theatre), Little Women: An Audio Play- Amy March, Script Adaptor, and Producer (FFTT),The Comedy of Errors- Adriana, and The Cover of Life- Tood (TWU),Tuck Everlasting- Costume Designer (Arts Umbrella), and Kill The Ripper- Costume Designer (Geekenders/Affair of Honor).
Jo March, Dramaturg, Producer
Shel Wyminga was born purple from asphyxia and couldn't cry for the first several moments of their life. Thankfully, they soon managed to catch their breath and haven't shut up since. They eventually embraced the inevitable and completed their BFA in Acting through the School of the Arts, Media, and Culture at TWU where they studied Visual Art alongside their theatrical pursuits. Recent acting credits include Edgar in King Lear (Promethean), Peter Pan in Neverland Night Circus (Geekenders), Jane in (/hello,wold); (MindStorm Radio), Jo March in Little Women: an audio play (Far From The Tree), Marta Reddy in Cariboo Magi (Far From The Tree), and Henry and The Dauphin in Henry V (Stone's Throw).
Love is love, trans women are women, trans men are men and my God loves ALL their kids.