Our Instructors

Meet the instructors who bring you the best in fun and educational camps, both online and in person.

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Taite Lehov / Alissa Brink

Costume and Makeup 

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Taite Lehov (AKA Alissa Brink) is a masters educated neurodevelopmental disorder specialist and drag queen.

I graduated a few years ago from my masters program at UofT with a degree in developmental psychology and education. My work is focused on improving the social and educational functioning of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, ADHD, fasd, odd, etc).

As Alissa Brink I am a punk, rock and metal inspired drag performer dedicated to keeping drag weird and aggressive.

For me drag is the art of gender exaggeration and self expression, getting the opportunity to teach and share that art with the next generation is a dream come true for me.

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athena kaitlin trinh

Film Camp

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athena kaitlin trinh  is a Dora nominated acting graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada and the 2021 recipient of the Jon Kaplan Award for Young Canadian Playwright. She is a queer, Chinese-Vietnamese actor, writer, and spoken-word poet. With roots stemming from Viet Nam, Toronto, and Southern China, athena celebrates and dedicates herself to diverse, intersectional, and inclusionary art-making.

athena first began building her relationship with Roseneath Theatre when she attended Earl Haig Secondary School, where she was directed by Andrew Lamb in a school production of Guys and Dolls. Since then, Andrew has been a fierce ally and constant cheerleader in athena’s career and life. A dynamic duo, some would say it was always in the cards for the two to be Artistic Co-Conspirators. 

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Julia Lederer

The Plot Thickens

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Julia is an internationally acclaimed writer. Her plays have been produced across North American and in Europe, and her films have screened at major festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival. Her work has been described as “brash, poetic, and fiercely original” (NOW Toronto); “laced with sophisticated poetry and wry insight” (LA Times), and as, “ris[ing] to a rare level of universal truth, all while making us laugh. A lot.” (NewCity Chicago). Most recently, GATHER, a new play written with Julie Ritchey, premiered at Filament Theatre in Chicago. Julia adapted her most widely produced play, WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN (which was first directed by Andrew Lamb in 2012 and is published by J.G. Shillingford Press), into a feature film, currently in post-production, and into a radio drama, which premiered at the Toronto Fringe’s Primetime Festival in 2021.

 

Julia is alumna of Write From the Hip (Nightwood Theatre); Roseneath’s playwrights’ unit; the Whistler Film Festival Screenwriters’ Lab; and has been short-listed for Sundance Film Festival writing labs three times. She has also written popular commercial spots, narrative podcast episodes, personal essays, and a book of poetry, I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT VANISHING, will be published by Baseline Press this fall.

www.julialederer.ca

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BRET RIKHEIM

Dungeons & Dragons

How to Train your Dungeon Master

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Bret has been a nerd of everything involving fantasy novels, movies, and video games. He started with making small stories to share with his local Dungeons and Dragons players. Since then, he has been working with several Tabletop Roleplaying Systems creating adventures for beginners and experts alike. During his education for Science and Technology Studies at York University, he began to work with Roseneath Theatre developing DND series, How To Train Your Dungeon Master, and other TTRPG events.

 

Working with tabletop has been a transformative experience throughout the years and have increased reading comprehensions, mental math, literacy, foundations of theatre, and teamwork. All of this would not be possible without the love and support of fellow family and friends along with Roseneath Theatre. The adventure never ends!

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RACHEL MARKS

Booking & Accessibility Coordinator

ASD Improv Camp

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I first saw a Roseneath show when I worked in Front of House at YPT in the 90’s (sssh, don’t tell anyone how long ago that was!) and have been drawn to their work ever since. Roseneath creates and presents work that allows all kids and youth to see themselves represented on stage, so offering an Improv class for kids on the autism spectrum is just a natural evolution for the company. I am excited to work with all the kids and youth who sign up for the class! It’s going to be a super fun 4 weeks of Improv games!

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Adam Bailey

Dungeons & Dragons

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Adam Bailey is an experienced educator and award winning theatre artist. With a degree from the University of Toronto, a diploma from Sheridan College and additional training from Second City, Soulpepper, Tarragon Theatre and Buddies in Bad Times - he is happy to impart his lessons on to others and does so regularly. Adam Bailey has been an instructor with DramaWay, providing process-based arts programs for people with special needs for 10 years, he is also an Interpersonal Skills Facilitator at Ryerson University and teaches theatre creation to artists of all ages. 

Adam Bailey has written and directed several award winning shows for Still Your Friend, including The Assiasination of Robert Ford: Dirty Little Coward (Best of Fringe, Toronto, 2014), and performed in the Nationally Toured Adam Bailey is on Fire (2015-2016, Winner of Patron's Pick Toronto Fringe 2016), and The Life Henri (2016-2017, Now Magazine's Outstanding Production & Outstanding New Play, Toronto Fringe 2017). He has also directed The Taming of the Shrew, Vinegar Tom, Terrorism and St. Francis Talks to the Birds (Royal Porcupine Productions), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Flutter Bye Productions) and Skunkweed (Tripple Bypass Productions) and was Co-Artistic Director of The Toronto Festival of Clowns for 3 years.