Johnny Salib is a multidisciplinary artist from Toronto, Ontario. He studied at Humber College for Theatre Performance and George Brown College for Playwriting. Johnny began his theatrical career in musical theatre and appeared in shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Lea Polson’s Theatre), Noye’s Fluude (CBC Television), and starred as Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical (CCAA). As Johnny grew older he began distancing himself from musical theatre and joined DCYT, a theatrical troupe established in Toronto, touring Ontario as Peter Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Johnny, also being a sound designer and composer, has designed/composed for shows like Jamie’s Gone (Broken Soil Theatre) which received Best of Venue (Hamilton Fringe Festival 2013, The Citadel Theatre venue) & Best of Hamilton Fringe (Hamilton Fringe Festival 2013), Deficiency Syndrome (The ITP) and A Drop Of Water (Slice of Pi). To this date he has released three soundtrack albums and one full length album titled Distant Star. Johnny is currently the Artistic Director of Sisyphean Productions, a Toronto based theatre company that is focused on the development and creation of new works. He has been part of the creation of their projects: Mirror, Mirror; Invisible; and Oasis Love (second runner up at the Hamilton Fringe Festival New Play Contest 2015). Johnny is not only an artist, but also runs queerdeer media, an organization that provides services for queer events, artists, news, and more. He founded three projects with queerdeer: Our Queer Art, a website that features LGBT and queer artists as well as the art pieces that they create; Our Queer Stories, a website that features stories on coming out, overcoming obstacles, self-exploration, etc; and Our Queer History; an educational website created to help you learn more about the events, people and places that make up the LGBT and queer historical past.
Claudia Carino is a graduate of the Theatre Performance program at Humber College where she trained in physical, ensemble based theatre. She is a singer, a musician, an intermediate certified stage combatant, and an avid athlete. Her recent performance credits include Abbey in Invisible (Sisyphean Productions), Marianne Bachmeier in This Is For You, Anna (Hart House Theatre), Rachel Gold in Mother (Save Me A Seat Collective), Cook/ensemble in Caucasian Chalk Circle, Ippolit Terentyev in an adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Humber Theatre), Mme. Giry in The Phantom of the Opera (St. Peter Music Theatre). Having always thrived in leadership roles, Claudia combined her passion for performance and keen interest in business administration to take on various theatre production roles while at Humber including Front of House Manager (Humber Theatre) and Head of Marketing for her final production with her graduating class (Mother) as well as being a core member of the acting ensemble. Continuing as a multi faceted theatre creator, Claudia appeared as a performer and a producer in the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival, in a collaboratively created show entitled A Drop of Water with her Fringe company Slice of Pi, of which she is co-founder. Claudia is excited to bring Oasis Love to The Hamilton Fringe as part of Sisyphean Production
Jazz Kamal is a Toronto based Lighting Designer and theatre collaborator, celebrating 10 years of working in theatre. She is known for her bold designs, live concert improvised and musically intuitive lighting. Her flare for dramatic lighting techniques, vibrant colours, and moody palettes comes through every show she designs. Jazz has designed for various independent, not-for-profit and commercial theatre and dance companies since 2008. As Jazz is also an artist, she always strives to heighten the visual experience of any show she designs, while bringing the performers’ worlds and visions to life. Her designs have been acclaimed by Michael Rudinoff the Dean for Visual & Performing Arts at Sheridan College and various loved directors and theatre practitioners in Toronto. Her credits include: Sheridan Pop Critiques Concert, Musical Theatre Program (December 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Rhubarb Festival; Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (February 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), Femme Playlist, b-current’s AfteRock series (November 2014), Insatiable Sisters (formerly known as Strange Sisters), Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (November 2014), Do I Have To Do Everything My F***ing Self?, Summer Works 2014, Lower Ossington Theatre, Rock.paper.sistahz Festival, b-current, Wychwood Barns (May 2016)