MEGAN CARTY

Megan has worked across Canada as an actor, physical theatre artist and puppeteer, and is the founder of Cart Before the Horse Theatre Company. Favourite acting credits include: Up to Low (National Arts Centre English Theatre), The Book of Everything (Magnus Theatre), Violet’s the Pilot (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Bridge to the Past (Theatre Wakefield), Lungs, Perfect Pie, and The Shape of a Girl (Cart Before the Horse). Megan is the recipient of the 2014 Spirit of the Capital Arts & Culture Award and a two-time Prix Rideau nominee. Having spent many summers in the Smiths Falls area, Megan is beyond excited to perform so close to home.

PAUL GRIFFIN

Originally from Nova Scotia, Paul is thrilled to be heading Summer Theatre Smiths Falls’ inaugural season. Past directing credits include Lungs, Perfect Pie and The Shape of a Girl (Cart Before The Horse Theatre) They All Do It and A Curious Mishap (Odyssey Theatre) and My Name is Rachel Corrie (Vision Theatre) among others. Paul has just retired as Head of Drama at Canterbury High School, one of Canada’s most renowned Arts high school programmes and is looking forward to new challenges!

ZAHRA LARCHE

Originally from Gatineau, QC, Zahra is a 2017 graduate of the National Theatre School's production program. Recent/Select Credits include, as Assistant SM: Bang Bang (Royal MTC/The Belfry). As Stage Manager: The Drawer Boy (Hudson Village Theatre), Miss Julie and The Dumbwaiter (NTSC), Resident SM for the 2017/2018 Seasons of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Shape of a Girl (Cart Before the Horse). As Apprentice SM: The Barber of Seville (Manitoba Opera), Buying the Farm, Vietgone, Matilda the Musical, The Humans (Royal MTC), The Halloween Tree (Geordie), Pericles Prince of Tyre (A Company of Fools). Zahra spent the 2017/18 season as the Assistant PM of Royal MTC. 

MARTIN DAWAGNE

Martin is a Belgian musician and composer based in Ottawa. When he is not performing with his one-man-band Yarns, he is writing music and creating sound for theatre plays and various projects. His favorite projects are Le Cheval de Bleu (Théâtre de la Vielle 17; Voyageurs Immobiles), Un Conte de l'Apocalypse (National Arts Centre; Théâtre de la Vielle 17), Charly dans le Désert (Créations In Vivo), The Ghomeshi Effect, and all the plays he's been involved with with Cart Before the Horse Theatre Company.

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