CAST
(in alphabetical order)
Tyrus Bro - Seamus Kananagh, Chaplain
Christopher Brown - British Soldier, Ceannt, George William Russell (AE)
Carolyn Costigan - Margaret Skinnider, Committee Chair
Carolyn Costigan was born in Tipperary, Republic of Ireland. Her family moved to Canada when she was three years old. She grew up in Canada but spent many summers with family in Ireland. She is delighted to participate in her first theatre production, highlighting the courageous women of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Breanne Doyle - Maisie, Tommy, Ensemble
Breanne is extremely grateful the cast of Changed Utterly. This will be Breanne's first production with Vital Spark- last year appearing in The Suppliant Women (United Players) and as Rose in Nell Gwynn (United Players). She has appeared in the latest season of Untold Stories of the ER (TLC). Breanne is eager to present this story of a woman's triumph and legacy, and believes more stories should be being told that hold women as fierce, capable, and strong heroes; after all, we see these women every day in our lives.
Alyssa Hanson-Smith - Helena Maloney
Alyssa is thrilled to be performing in her first show with Vital Spark Theatre. Alyssa is a grad of the SFU Contemporary Theatre who currently teaches acting classes to kids at Inspire Arts Academy and sits as a board member of Alchemy Theatre. Past theatre credits include: She Stoops to Conquer (Metro Theatre), Love's Labour's Lost (Alchemy Theatre), and From Whence He Came (Rice & Beans Theatre). Favorite film credits; The Prince, Arthur's Gift, and Even Lambs Have Teeth. Thank you to the cast, crew and her own family.
Amy Laity - Chicago May, Delia Larkin, Maud Gonne
Gordon Law - James Connolly, General Maxwell
Matt Loop - Factory Boss, Michael Malin, British Officer
Kurtis Maguire - Cecil Day Lewis, Jim Larkin, Patrick Pearse
Celeste Musseau - Sidney Gifford, Eva Gore-Booth
Celeste is thrilled to be working with Vital Spark for the first time bringing this true story to life on the stage. This year she played Theodora in The Haunting of Hill House and Rheba in You Can't Take it With You (Vagabond Players). She would like to thank her family, Eugene, and the wonderful cast and crew.
Jeremy O'Driscoll - Bulmer Hobson, WIlliam Butler Yeats, Daily Mail Reporter

As a native of the Emerald Isle, Jeremy is thrilled to be part of this highly entertaining and informative production. He would sincerely like to thank his fellow cast members and all crew members for what has been a truly memorable experience.
Go n-éiri and bóthar leat.

Naomi Wong - Constance Markievcz
Naomi Wong is a member of the VFS Sketch Company and can currently be heard online in Dueling Genre’s Dramedy Audio series Geek By Night. Other credits include: Startup.com (Lead), Macbeth (Witch, various), Spring Awakening (Swing), The Wedding Singer (Featured Ensemble), Alone in the US (Alexandra). NYFA Alum. @icclenomi

PRODUCTION TEAM
Joan Bryans - Writer/Director
Joan is delighted to be back at Jericho again presenting a show for the Vancouver audience. Her last venture here was presenting Liz Lochead's Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off. Next up for Joan is directing Persuasion for Metro Theatre. She considers herself very blessed to have worked with such a fabulous team on Changed Utterly, both on stage and off, and hopes you enjoy the show. Slainte!
Frances Herzer - Assistant Director
Frances is delighted to be working with Joan again on yet another original play.  Past original Vital Sparks productions: Birthright, Two Years in Nichola, Rebel Women.
Pat Unruh - Musical Director
Pat plays vielle and viola da gamba, performing in Canada, the USA and Europe, in ensembles for medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. She is music director for the dance/theatre company Historical Performance Ensemble and plays locally with Vancouver Viols, Viol Pleasures, Anima Medieval Music Duo, and Victoria's Ensemble Laude. Pat thoroughly enjoys working with actors, and has composed, arranged and coached for United Players, Metro Theatre, University Hill, Presentation House and UBC. She thanks director Joan Bryans for the chance to explore the varied and interesting music for her productions. As music director for Vital Spark Theatre I have learned much under your wing, Joan!
Chris Bayne - Set Design
Joining Powerhouse Theatre Vernon in 1975 and subsequently taking a Theatre BC Set Design workshop at Douglas Colleg, Chris recceived a much coveted Thespian award for Best Set Design for Oleanna at Theatre BC's Mainstage Festival (2000).  He  has designed several award winning sets for Powerhouse Theatre's entries at the Okanagan Zone Provincial Festivals and in 2017  he designed the set for I Hate Hamlet for  Powerhouse Theatre and Nell Gwynne for United Players. Chris is thrilled  to design the set Changed Utterly for Vital Spark Theatre.
Mimi Abrahams - Lighting Design
Erika Champion Sound Design
Erika is a lighting and sound designer in her final year of the BFA Theatre Production and Design program at the University of British Columbia. She is delighted to have been given the opportunity to work on this play. Past design credits include: Sound: The Crucible (Theatre at UBC), Doubt: A Parable (UBC Players Club), and Sinophone Staged Readings (Theatre at UBC); Lighting: Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre at UBC), The Bridge (Vancouver Fringe Festival), and Festival of Dionysia (UBC Players Club). erikachampion.wixsite.com/portfolio
Kate Pierre - Costume Design
Barbara Ellison - Scottish Accent Coach
Troy McNamara - Irish Accent Coach
Allyson Riley - Movement Coach
Allyson Riley (Movement Coach) is a professionally trained Ballet dancer. Allyson has danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Programme, the Ottawa Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens., and in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She is thrilled to be part of this production as movement coach for Vital Spark Theatre. Previous projects were Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off and She Stoops to Conquer.
Gordon Law - Military Advisor
Having studied at the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts, Gordon is excited to follow his recent role in Nell Gwynn with assisting this company with his two favourite and earliest loves - acting and the military: Gordonís 14-year experience as an officer in the Canadian Army, his love of history and passion for acting, all meld to help him serve this production as military advisor. Gordon has happily spent hours drilling and training the company in period-appropriate drill, arms and tactics and looks forward to sharing its effects with you.
Andy Sandberg - Stage Manager
Recent credits include: The Suppliant Women and Nell Gwynn with United Players, Box of Freedom with Sonia Productions, Into the Woods and Merry Widow with NSLOS, WYSPA and Amber with Gen Hot, City of Angels with PIT Collective, Alma with East Van Opera, An Inspector Calls with Smoking Gun Collective, Comfort Cottages and Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon with Western Gold, and Any Night with Pacific Theatre.
Upcoming projects include: Unsettled with Theatre Terrific, Jerusalem with United Players, and Deep into Darkness with Third Wheel Productions.
Barbara Walsh - Properties/ASM
Barbara has been working backstage at Metro Theatre since 2016 as a member of the production teams for Haywire and Crossing Delancey (properties) and She Stoops to Conquer and Busybody (properties and ASM). Changed Utterly will be her first opportunity to work at the Jericho Arts Centre.
Heather Billington - Assistant Stage Manager
A devout fan of all things theatre, both on and backstage, Heather's recent forays into the Vancouver theatre field have included playing a lead role in Metro Theatre's Murder by the Book, as well as a summer season of volunteering with Bard on the Beach. Having grown up between England and Ireland, she is thrilled to be involved with such a historically important and innovative play as this, and is delighted to be making her ASM debut with Vital Sparks and Changed Utterly.
Nancy Caldwell - Photographer
Nancy is a Vancouver area photographer specializing in publicity and performance photos for theatre companies. She is a recent graduate of the Langara College Continuing Studies Photography Program.
Sandi McDonald - Graphic Design/Poster/Programme/Website
A graduate of the Royal Melbourne School of Applied Art (Australia), Sandi has designed posters, programmes, brochures and websites for theatre and the film industry in the Lower Mainland, including United Players, Vital Spark theatre and Vancouver Fringe productions. She is also an award-winning costume designer for community and semi-professional theatre, in both Australia and Canada.
Sue Murphy - Front of House