JIM Garrard was born in Northern Ontario in 1939. He was founding Artistic Director of Theatre Passe Muraille and President of Rochdale College. He has taught theatre at Simon Fraser University and the University of Toronto and has written extensively for film and television. His play, Cold Comfort, was released as a feature film film by Northstar Entertainment. He was the Artistic Director of Salon Theatre Productions and Director of the Kingston Summer Festival.
JACOB JAMES, A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Birmingham Conservatory and The Second City’s Conservatory, Jacob’s past credits include seven seasons at the Stratford Festival inThe Tempest, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Noises Off and As You Like It. Last season Jacob James thrilled us in Butcher. Other companies include Thousand Islands Playhouse, Video Cabaret, Theatre Aquarius, Neptune Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, New York Shakespeare Exchange, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Theatre Kingston, Globe Theatre Regina. Film, television and voice credits include TURN: Washington's Spies (AMC), The Martian Chronicles (BBC), Fireman Sam and The 99 (animated series).
Lisa Howard grew up in the groundskeeper's house inside the gates of Cataraqui Cemetery. Her love of performing and storytelling was discovered and nurtured on the stage of The Kingston Grand Theater. She performed in over a dozen productions with Kingston Summer Theater and various other compainies between 1978 and 1982. She graduated from LCVI as a student of Gord Love who ran the school's excellent drama program. She studied at George Brown College in Toronto and continued her studies in New York City before settling down in Los Angeles where she lives with her husband of 25 years Daniel Cerone and her 18 year old son Jasper. Her daughter, Lulu attends Columbia University in New York.
Lisa spent 25 years performing on 98 stages across North America and starring in over 500 hrs of TV and Film. For the last 20 years she has been VP of Ever After Productions working on notable television credits that include Dexter, The Mentalist, The Blacklist. Lisa met Conrad Dunn, her co-star of Peggy's Song, during a three year run on the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives. She is delighted to be reunited with her favorite co-star in her beloved home town.
Conrad Dunn has appeared in 68 film and television roles over a 32 year career. Most men of a certain age might remember him as Francis “Psycho” Soyer in the movie “Stripes,” whereas women of a certain age are more likely to remember him as Nick Corelli on “Days of our Lives”. Mr.Dunn studied at East LA College, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Stella Adler Conservatory. In addition to his film and television work, he also was artistic director of 3 acting companies. The Frances Farmer Memorial Players, The Fly by Night Players, and Dakota Rep. Of the many productions that were put up by these companies over the years.