We are a collective of Celtic-Canadian theatre makers:
Creating contemporary theatre in literary performance traditions from the Celtic-Canadian identity.
Chloë Whitehorn is a playwright, actor, and underwater photographer. Chloë’s plays often examines taboo moralities, tragic love, and the licentious desires and imaginative reasoning of human beings. Her plays include “Love, Virtually” (Best of Fringe, Toronto 2011), “The Frank Diary of Anne”, "The Deepest Trench", “Divine Wrecks”, “The Pigeon”, “Mourning After the Night Before”, “Dressing Amelia”, "Clarissa on her Deathbed", and “How to Not Die Horribly in a Fire", and have played across North America. Her work has been published in three monologue collections and "The Best 10 Minute Plays of 2019". Chloë is a graduate of the Theatre program at Queen’s University (Canada) and has two sons (ages 5 & 3). She is the playwright-in-residence at Mad River Theatre and was the Artistic Director of Fishbowl Theatre for nine years.
On stage Chloë often winds up running a kingdom (The Odyssey, Julius Caesar, The Balcony) or going insane (The Maids, Hamlet, The House of Yes, The Curious Savage). Chloë also enjoys taking editorial style portraits and specializes in underwater photography.
Rosemary Doyle is the Artistic Producer at Theatre Kingston, the founding Artistic Director of the Red Sandcastle Theatre and the Wilde Festival Foundation for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario Canada. An actor, since the tender age of 8 years, she prefers to think of herself as a Theatre Person, because she acts, directs, writes plays,sings, hangs lights and builds sets or costumes on regular basis. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and is the mother of two teenaged boys.
Rosemary founded the Red Sandcastle Theatre in 2011, after being in theatre for 80% of her life and counting. Notable roles created by Rosemary include, Jane in My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding,Fringe, Mirvish, and A.L.P. for Finnegans Wake, at the Grand Theatre,Tarragon. Doyle has won seven 24 hour play-writing contests. This love of instant creation inspired her to create the "THOUSAND MONKEYS PLAY-WRITING FESTIVAL". She also creates new work with her "PLAY IN A WEEK CAMP" that creates a play from nothing to full production in 5 days. Because of her love and talent for creation, she has been referred to as the "patron saint of indie theatre" a nickname she works hard to live up to.
Adrianna Prosser is sometimes an actor, sometimes a playwright, but a full time geeky social media addict who supports mental health advocacy. She is the Host for the mental health storytelling podcast Stories Like Crazy. Adrianna was the Arts & History Host for the IAWTV award winning educational webshow Cranium Cookie, about all things edu-tastic in Canada, and the Geeky Host for Geektropolis, an online community talking about all things geek-chic in Toronto.
Adrianna was playwright-in-residence at Gibson House Museum from 2009 to 2012, and created site specific history plays dealing with the Canadian identity through the Celtic immigrants and new settler experience, based on actual documents and happenings in Canada. Her shows "Pratties and Point", "Rebellious Women", and "The Secret life of a Schoolmistress" had sold out runs and was touted to be “…truly wonderful work," by Ann-Marie Macdonald, Canadian Author and Playwright.
Her one-woman bereavement piece "Everything but the Cat..." has been on tour to schools and theatres throughout the region to bring mental health awareness to communities about suicide loss and mental health.
Ciarán Myers is an award-winning playwright, multi-published poet, champion Irish dancer, and doting father. He is the co-artistic director of the Informal Upright Theatre Collective. Ciarán completed his MFA in writing at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015. That year he co-produced his play Touch (5-STARS) at the Edinburgh Fringe and saw Backstage Forward produce his play The Adding (4-STARS) Off West End. This year he is honoured to be working hard as the OAC-supported Playwright in Residence at GreenLight Arts in Kitchener. During his time in the UK Ciarán’s shorter pieces were performed all over the country including the Royal Court Theatre’s Grit Series, Oxford’s Almost Random Theatre, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Unresolved Festival, and Theatre 503’s View From here. Ciarán’s Canadian-produced plays include Touch (GLA), Hamburger (Registry & IUTC), Creation Story (ind), and Sweet Mamma and the Salty Muffins (Alumnae). His second collection of poetry was published with StoneGarden Studios in 2013. He is an alumnus of the Tron Theatre’s 100 Club (Glasgow), the Traverse Theatre’s Directing Program (Edinburgh), and the Stratford Festival’s Playwrights Retreat here at home. Selected acting credits include Tranio in Taming of the Shrew, Woyzeck in Woyzeck, and Florina in Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest.