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Made in Italy
- By FARREN TIMOTEO
- Directed by DARYL CLORAN
A Lively One-Person Performance
Every meal tells a story, and this one is about family. In this tour-de-force solo show, Francesco, a young Italian immigrant and his father, Salvatore, recall their experiences in 1970s Jasper, Alberta. A semi-autobiographical tale, Made in Italy is a comedic chronicle of the generational differences in an immigrant family. Holding dear the traditions of Italy, Salvatore hopes to pass them on to his son, while Francesco finds new role models in Italian cultural icons Rocky Balboa and John Travolta!
Presented in partnership with Alberta Theatre Projects.
- PLAYWRIGHT, PERFORMER FARREN TIMOTEO
- DIRECTOR DARYL CLORAN
- CHOREOGRAPHER LAURA KREWSKI
- SET DESIGN CORY SINCENNES
- COSTUME DESIGN CINDY WIEBE
- LIGHTING DESIGN CELESTE ENGLISH
- ORIGINAL LIGHTING DESIGN CONOR MOORE
- ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGN ZA HUGHES
- SOUND DESIGN MISHELLE CUTTLER
- STAGE MANAGER CHRISTINE LEROUX
- APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER RAYNAH BOURNE
- UNDERSTUDY DANIEL CURALLI
Cast and Creative Team
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: Actor - The Light in the Piazza; Assistant Director - Crazy For You. Farren is an Edmonton-based actor, writer, and director. His acting credits include Jersey Boys, The Fiancee, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Monty Python’s Spamalot (Citadel Theatre); As You Like It and Shakespeare in Love (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Coriolanus (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Listen, Listen, A Grand Time in the Rapids, Marvelous Pilgrims and A Momentary Lapse (Teatro Live!); and, Forever Plaid, Little Shop of Horrors and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Mayfield Dinner Theatre). Farren debuted Made in Italy in 2016 and has since performed it more than 150 times across Canada. Made in Italy has been seen in Kamloops (Western Canada Theatre), Edmonton (Citadel Theatre), Winnipeg (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Gananoque (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Hamilton (Theatre Aquarius) and Vancouver (Arts Club). Farren’s work as an actor has twice earned him an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award in Edmonton for his performances in Made in Italy and Spamalot, as well as a Jessie Richardson award in Vancouver for his performance in Made in Italy. In 2018, he was the recipient of a Broadwayworld.com award for his performance in Forever Plaid. In 2015, Farren was included in Avenue Magazine’s prestigious list of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition of his artistic contributions to the city. This season, Farren will continue to tour Made in Italy to Edmonton and Vancouver, as well as appear in Far Away and Long A-Gogo! at Teatro Live!, and The Citadel Theatre’s upcoming production of The Three Musketeers. After the show, feel free to connect with Farren on Facebook @madeinitalytheplay and on Instagram @madeinitalytheplay to follow the tour and share your experiences!
(he/him) Theatre Calgary debut. Daniel loves storytelling in all forms and is humbled to be working on such a beautiful show with an outrageously talented team! Theatre credits include Beautiful (Arts Club); Grease (WCT); Derwent is Different (Green Thumb Theatre); Snow White: The Panto (Metro Theatre); Shrek, Annie, Seussical (Align Entertainment); Hairspray, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Newsies, Something Rotten (TUTS); Cry Baby (Awkward Stage); The Safe Word, Eurydice, King Edward II (UBC). Daniel is a proud graduate of UBC’s BFA program and a recipient of the John Emerson Memorial Scholarship, TUTS’ EV Young Award and three Ovation Nominations for Outstanding Supporting Performance. Thank you for coming to today’s show and supporting live theatre! Love to Mom, Dad, Sophia, Thomas, family and friends for their support. Godete Lo Spectacolo! To God be the Glory. IT’S SHOWTIME!!!! www.danielcuralli.com
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: Liberation Days. Daryl is the Artistic Director of The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and has built an international reputation for the Citadel which has included hosting productions of Hadestown, SIX: The Musical and Peter Pan Goes Wrong in advance of their Broadway runs. He has directed at theatres across Canada, in the US, and internationally in countries such as South Africa and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Daryl was the founding Artistic Director of Theatrefront (Toronto) and the Artistic Director of Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops, BC). His Beatles-infused adaptation of As You Like It has played at the Citadel, Bard on the Beach (Vancouver), Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg), Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Milwaukee Rep Theater. It was the best-selling production in the 30-year history of Bard on the Beach and won the Jessie Award for Outstanding Musical. This season it will play at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC and next February at Theatre Calgary!
(she/her) For Theatre Calagry: Next to Normal (Citadel co-pro). Laura has choreographed The Invisible, Vigilante, Nevermore, Frankenstein, Hunchback, and Fortune Falls for Catalyst Theatre, and Until the Next Breath as part of Grande Acts of Theatre through the National Arts Centre. Other credits include Candide (Edmonton Opera); Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Spamalot, Christmas Carol and Shakespeare in Love (Citadel Theatre); Enron (National Arts Centre); Home is a Beautiful Word, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and I Think I’m Fallin’ (Belfry Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, and Footloose (The Mayfield); new musicals RICH and Rapa Nui (MTYP); The Penelopiad, Cabaret, and Spring Awakening for Canadian College for the Performing Arts. As an independent artist, Laura self-produced and choreographed FreeFall, Jazz Playground and a movement adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper for the Chinook Series.
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: The Louder We Get, Billy Elliot The Musical, The Secret Garden, ‘da Kink in my Hair, Bad Jews, Liberation Days. Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theate co-pros: Crazy for You, Mary Poppins, Next to Normal. Cory is an award winning designer, currently residing in Charlottetown, PEI. His designs have received both national and international recognition having worked throughout Canada, Europe and Russia. He holds a MFA in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta. Recent Work: Gypsy, Prince Caspian, Damn Yankees (Shaw Festival); Anne of Green Gables, Evangeline, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia (Charlottetown Festival); Shakespeare in Love, A Christmas Carol, Matilda, Romeo and Juliet, Spamalot (Citadel Theatre). www.corysincennes.com
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Cindy is so grateful to have been a part of Made in Italy since its world premiere at Western Canada Theatre in 2016. Little did we know then how things would change in the world! But through it all, Made in Italy has been reminding us to laugh, and to remember what really matters. Many thanks for the immense support Made in Italy has received in both Kamloops, and everywhere it has traveled.
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Celeste English is a lighting designer born and raised in Vancouver, BC. Design credits include: Michif Medicines (Vni Dansi); The Virtual Full Light of Day (Electric Theatre Company); OW, Bloom (Mascall Dance); The Sea (Slamming Door Collective); Still Life Continuum (RedShift Music Society); Sex with Strangers, Body Awareness (Mitch & Murray Productions); Topophilia, Books (SFU SCA). Associate Design credits include; Made in Italy (The Arts Club, Theatre Aquarius). Assistant Design credits include; The Burnt City (Punchdrunk); Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Arts Club); Kleptocracy (Arena Stage); The Enemy (Firehall). She holds a BFA from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts and an MA from University of the Arts London. Her research explores our relationships to colour but her proudest work however is being an older sibling to her kid sisters, who are responsible for all her best ideas.
(he/him) Theatre Calgary debut. Conor is a Vancouver-based labour organizer living on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) land. He currently works as the Organizing Coordinator for IATSE 891, Recording Secretary for IATSE 118, and President of the Arts and Cultural Workers Union IATSE B-778. He is a proud member of IATSE ADC659. Art is Labour and Labour is Entitled to All It Creates.
(they/them) Theatre Calgary debut. Za is a lighting designer from the Greater Toronto Area on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas of the Credit. Past credits include: Lighting Designer: Cabaret (St. Lawrence College); Peter and the Starcatcher (StoryBook Theatre); between root and bloom (ZESTcreative); How to Tame a Dog/The Intention of Teeth (Intrepid Theatre YOUSHOW); Antigones: A Movement Exploration (Phoenix Theatre MFA Proforma); A Scandal for All Seasons (Theatre by the Bay). Assistant Lighting Designer: Prison Dancer (Citadel Theatre); Beautiful: The Carol King Musical (Arts Club); Little Shop of Horrors (Capitol Theatre); Jacob Marley’s A Christmas Carol (Magnus Theatre); and Martyr (ARC). Za would like to thank Celeste English and the Made in Italy team for inviting them to be a part of this wonderful team and fantastic production.
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Mishelle is a Vancouver based composer and sound designer whose work is centred around the integration of sound, music, and storytelling. Recently, projects include: The Seventh Fire by Lisa C. Ravensbergen, The Mixolydian (Green Thumb); Someone Like You (Arts Club); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bard on the Beach); The Herd (Citadel/Tarragon); Clean/Espejos (Neworld); as well as assistant sound design for Prince Caspian at the Shaw Festival. She is the Programs Manager for the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance. Next up: The East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement). Mishelle has an MFA in Musical Theatre Composition from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BFA in Acting from UBC.
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Elsewhere: Serving Elizabeth, Meet My Sister, A Christmas Carol, The Best Brothers, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth (Western Canada Theatre); Made in Italy (Western Canada Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse & Arts Club Theatre); The New Canadian Kid (Green Thumb Theatre); Meet My Sister, The Best Brothers (Theatre Northwest); Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Raven Meets the Monkey King (Axis Theatre). Christine is currently the Producer for Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops and is so excited to be back with Farren on this adventure. All my love to Leon and Charlie! Enjoy the show!
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Raynah is absolutely delighted to be working with Theatre Calgary this season! Recently, Raynah was “screeched in” as an honorary Newfoundlander and spent her summer working at the Stephenville Theatre Festival as Production Stage Manager for Rock of Ages and Lucky Stiff. This spring she also worked in Miami, FL on the Irish Dance phenomenon Celtic Illusion. Other select credits include: Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show as both a Stage Manager and Spotlight Coordinator; Murder on the Orient Express (Vertigo); Next To Normal (New West Theatre); Screwball Comedy (Stage West); Stealing Sam (ATP); A Dinosaur Tale, We Will Rock You North American Tour (Annerin Productions). When not adventuring the world, Raynah can be found crocheting in a corner or eating popcorn in a dark movie theatre with pals.
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