PRINCE AMPONSAH – “MICHAEL”
Prince Amponsah is an actor currently residing in Toronto. His recent credits include: Changeling: A Grand Guignol for Murderous Times (Desiderata); Hangman (Scapegoat Collective); Contempt (Safeword). Prince is more than excited to share the stage with such a stellar team of people. He would also like to thank family and friends for their continued support in his ventures.
WILLIAM ELLIS – “GHOST”
William Ellis is a performer based in Toronto, Canada, with work presented in film, theatre, dance and live art. Recent performances include Other Jesus by Evan Webber, Even This Old Town Was a Forest by Aurora Stewart de Peňa, WorkingOnWorkingOnUs created by Andrew Tay, Greg MacArthur’s A Man Vanishes, and Jordan Tannahill’s Feral Child. He has worked with dance choreographer DA Hoskins in The Coating Project for the Luminato Festival, and This is a Costume Drama at Harborfront World Stage. He has performed in gallery exhibitions with Jess Dobkin and David Levine. In film and TV William has worked with directors Kim Chapiron, Bruce MacDonald, Kyle Sanderson, Rachel Talalay and Sanford Bookstaver. Recent awards a Toronto Theatre Critics Award – Special Citation for Videofag, which he runs with Jordan Tannahill.
DANNY GHANTOUS – “BEN”
Danny is a Greek-born, Egyptian-raised, Lebanese actor and a recent graduate of Ryerson University’s Theatre Performance program. During his last semester he had his professional theatre debut in Factory Theatre’s A Line in the Sand as Sadiq, for which he received the Toronto Theatre Critic’s Award for Best Supporting Actor, and a Dora Award Nomination for Best Performance. Selected Credits: Wilfred, Tideline, Hart House (2016); Bloodied Man, Dreams, The Citadel (2016); Dennis, Lemon, Filament Incubator (2016); Sadiq, A Line in the Sand, Factory Theatre (2016); Donald, You Can’t Take it With You, Ryerson Theatre (2016); Donny, Adult Entertainment, Abrams Theatre (2015); Duvall, Filthy Rich, Abrams Theatre (2015); Nihad, Scorched, McAllister Studio (2014).
TABORAH ‘TABBY’ JOHNSON – “LUCIA”
In addition to her work on stages, live work and union work, Tabby found her personal creative solace prior to joining the Open Program in Italy for two plus years, in working with ‘people’ at risk. Be they students stuck in an obsolete system designed to make them fail or marginalized, traumatized, indigenous, primarily women, who came from far with their families to begin again. Women who had lost sense of self-struggling to meld into a new society, to be the same. But that as we know can never be…and why should it. By using music and rhythms from a plethora of sources Tabby encouraged participants and audiences to reclaim their voice to ﬁnd new pride and discover ways to allow traditions to ﬂourish and adapt in these new worlds. From Africa to Central America, Europe, North America tabby has led workshops in voice, movement, words and rhythms. Born in Zurich growing up in a biracial family raised in US and Canada Tabby learned at an early age the importance of spiritual connections outside of a stagnated norm. Tabby continues to work towards encouraging personal freedoms, self-expression and the importance of rekindling some traditions in a new light by building on the shoulders of her many ancestors. All that to say how honoured I am to be part of this project.
DAYLE McLEOD – “SAM”
Born and raised in Alliston, Ontario to a South African father and German Mother, Dayle McLeod got her start in the church choir and community theatre. After graduating high school, she moved to Toronto to study acting at Humber College and quickly entered into the theatre and television scene after completion of her program. She did a number of short films, acted and produced ‘THE WOOLGATHERER’ a play by William Mastrosimone, and landed a leading role on Martin Gero’s CW/CTV show ‘THE L.A COMPLEX’. She has had guest starring roles on SyFy’s ‘KILLJOYS’ and ‘BITTEN’, CTV’s ‘FLASHPOINT’ and ‘SAVING HOPE’, and most recently starred in Kristen Waterson’s award winning web series ‘THATS MY DJ’. Her theatre roles have also included Red One’s Production of ‘WAIT UNTIL DARK’ (by Frederick Knott), and Dale Phelps’s production of ‘GOODNIGHT DESDEMONDA (GOOD MORNING JULIET)’ (by Ann-Marie MacDonald). Dayle is also a singer/songwriter and released her Debut E.P ‘In Bloom’ In January 2017. She is thrilled to be working with the strong and diverse cast and crew of ‘Sheets’, and is excited to be sharing this new and provocative work with the city of Toronto.
DAVID REALE – “ADAM”
Recently he starred as the title character in My Name is Asher Lev (The Segal Centre/The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre co-production). Other theatre credits include ‘Nick’ in The Great Gatsby (Lower Ossington Theatre) and ‘Simon Rifkind’ in Mirvish Productions’ Ghost Stories. He co-produced and starred in Pvt. Wars and George Bernard Shaw’s The Fatal Gazogene with indie theatre stalwarts The Red One Theatre Collective.
Reale starred in the critically acclaimed film BANG BANG BABY, which won Best First Feature at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and is featured in Aaron Sorkins’ upcoming directorial debut Molly’s Game starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. David’s television credits include recurring as Benjamin “The I.T Guy” on SUITS (USA), and guest appearances in Beauty and the Beast (CW), The Code (Global). Reale plays Charlie Cole in the Ubisoft video game franchise Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
David writes and preforms with the sketch comedy outfit Elephant Empire. The troupe packs houses at Toronto comedy venues and has won “Best Of the Fest” at The Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival four consecutive years.
ALICE SNADEN – “WOMAN”
Alice Snaden is a recent graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada and makes her Toronto theatre debut in the role of WOMAN in Salvatore Antonio’s S H E E T S. Previous theatre credits include: Hamlet in Hamlet (NTS), Euphrosyne in Orlando (NTS), Nora in Total Liquidation (NTS/Jordan Tannahill), Courtesan/Balthasar in Comedy of Errors/Romeo & Juliet (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival), Queen Margaret in Richard III (NTS). Film/TV: Lydia Alias Grace (CBC/Netflix), Poppy Markos Saving Hope (CTV), Harriet Harcourt Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). She is thrilled to have the chance to work with such a generous cast and creative team.
TYLER STENTIFORD – “CAL”
Tyler was born in Newmarket, Ontario and began acting at the age of 5. He has appeared in series such as: Naturally Sadie, Flashpoint, and Degrassi: The Next Generation. He has had lead roles in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, and The Story of Luke. Tyler is happy to be a part of the new production of S h e e t s.
JENNIFER WIGMORE – “SONJA”
Jennifer is a multidisciplinary artist in acting and visual art. Originally from Edmonton she has performed in theatres across the country since the 1990’s and been in numerous television series and films. She left acting to focus on her visual art and obtained her BFA and her Masters degree in the Interdisciplinary Masters of Art and Design program at OCAD University. She regularly shows her work, and her paintings are in collections in Canada, the US and England. Jennifer teaches acting at the Ryerson School of Performance and painting at OCAD University. S h e e t s marks her return to the stage after a ten year absence.