Our Instructors

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

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Booking & Accessibility Coordinator

ASD Improv Camp

RACHEL MARKS

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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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Dungeons & Dragons

How to Train your Dungeon Master

BRET RIKHEIM

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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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Dungeons & Dragons

Adam Bailey

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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. 

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EBONY R. GOODEN

Ebony R. Gooden is the Black Deaf freelance artist, graphic artist and v-logger based in Calgary, Canada. Originally from the United States, she earned her BA in Digital Communication and Visual/Multi-Media Arts from Gallaudet University. She is active in the Calgary arts community, consulting on issues of accessibility, inclusivity and equity for artists who are Deaf or hard of hearing. She was one of the facilitators working with Black Kid Joy, a two-week workshop designed to educate, support and uplift young Black artists to ensure their voices were validated in a unique way. She founded, "Access Anti-Racism" with Natasha "Courage" Bacchus to provide training on how to practice anti-racism for the Deaf community and how to be accessible for abled people. She is currently working as Marketing Coordinator for Inside Out Theatre and is a consultant for EDIA (Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility) under CADA. Her unique voice has intersectionality layers, where it is incredibly essential for her to show hearing people what it is like to be Black and Deaf. To achieve that goal, she is currently undergoing a program under Community Stories that CSIF and Storyhive support to create a short documentary. She is also being supported by Alberta Foundations of Art to create a short animation called “Miscommunication in Our Language

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NATASHA "COURAGE" BACCHUS

I am Natasha Cecily Bacchus. I am an athlete and performing artist, passionate about Deaf advocacy, fitness and physical expression. Throughout my life, I have nurtured my passion for fitness, competing as a professional athlete and securing medal positions in the Deaf Olympics, Pan Am Olympics and many other competitive sporting events. As an actress, I have participated in numerous theatre and film productions and have a strong desire to continue to grow and develop as a performing artist, expanding representation to include differently-abled persons and empowering Black Deaf women in Canada to shine on and off the stage.

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NORAH RAHMAN

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Norah is a International Baccalaureate student with a science concentration who moonlights as a karate instructor, english tutor, and cat mom. She loves to be involved, and some of her favourite extracurriculars are her role as DECA president, school ambassador, and badminton team member. Norah also likes to write poems, and she has been published in Toronto Public Library’s youth anthology. Other accomplishments she is proud of include: getting her black belt, her Harry Potter fan-fiction hitting 31k views, her two year tenure as anime club president, and making grade 11 honour roll. In her spare time, Norah enjoys hanging out with her friends, devouring books, and trying to get the latest pair of Jordans.