Miriam Goldstein (Artistic Director of The Edge, Lead Producer, Director)
Miriam is a theatre director, actor and producer based in Windsor, On. She is the founding Artistic Director of The Edge Productions, now entering its 8th season. Miriam’s work as a director focuses on underrepresented human experiences. Miriam is a graduate of the Ward Acting Studio in New York, NY where she studied the Meisner Technique & she holds a certificate in Shakespeare in Performance and Contemporary Acting from the Royal Academy of Drama in London, UK. Miriam’s most recent project (as of summer, 2018) was an all-female production of Henry V by William Shakespeare which focused on deconstructing gender in performance and the construct of theatre itself, putting women in roles that have historically been barred from them. This performance toured Ontario and also performed, pro-bono, in Grand Valley Institute for Women (a prison in Kitchener, ON).
Nathanial Cedroni (Executive Director of The Edge, Producer, Production Manager, Technical Director)
Nathanial is a jack of all trades who holds a BA honours in Theatre from Oakland University, Associates degree with a focus in visual arts from Macomb Community College and is licensed Journeyman Electrician. Nathanial is the Executive Director of The Edge Productions and does freelance set design while residing in South Walkerville with his beautiful wife, Miriam, and their two children, Savannah & Xavier.
Blythe Haynes (Artistic Director of Gangway! Theatre Co, Co-Producer)
Blythe is an actor & producer based in Toronto, ON. Blythe earned her BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Gangway! Theatre Co, a company which focuses on female-based stories and Canadian content. Blythe, along with KT Bryski, proposed and founded the “History Actor” museum theatre program at Black Creek Pioneer Village. The duo created Six Stories, Told at Night (funded by the Ontario Arts Council) which won a PARSEC award in 2017. Six Stories had its theatrical debut in the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, and was short-listed for Best of Fringe and marked the solidification of Gangway! Theatre Co. Blythe is excited about the new collaboration between The Edge Productions and Gangway!
Gordon is a Brooklyn-based lyricist and bookwriter from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. His musicals have been produced/performed/read at Ars Nova, Diversionary Theatre, Dixon Place, The Director’s Company, Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Prospect Theater Company, Weston Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the York Theatre Company. Gordon’s work was awarded the 2009 Richard Rodgers Award and has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dramatists Guild Foundation, the NAMT National Fund for New Musicals, and OPERA America. His musicals have been chosen for development through the Daegu International Musical Festival, National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals, Penn State Nu.Musicals, Seoul Musical Festival, and the Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Songs by Gordon have been heard at 54 Below, 92Y Tribeca, Auckland Art Gallery, Laurie Beechman Theatre, D-Lounge, Duplex, Goodspeed, Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, NYMF, New York Theatre Barn, Rockwood Musical Hall, Symphony Space, and the Triad.
Gordon was a 2009-2010 Dramatists Guild Musical Theatre Fellow and a member of Ars Nova’s 2013-2014 Uncharted, The Civilians’ 2015-2016 R&D Group, Fresh Ground Pepper’s 2016 Playground Playgroup, The Musical Theatre Factory’s 2016-2017 Lerner & Loewe Group, the 92Y Musical Theatre Development Lab’s 2017-2018 Collective, and Page 73’s 2018 Interstate 73.
Gordon writes aggressively empathetic musicals about American pop history, identity, celebrity, growing up, mothers, legacies, and people making terrible choices.
Outside of theatre, Gordon has been a teaching artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild and Encores in Schools. He has written a number of books for English EGG, a Korean English-language educational publisher. He tries to practice piano as much as he can (so his childhood full of lessons doesn’t go to waste) and loves to draw and paint. If you want to know a secret, Gordon has seen every episode of every city of the Real Housewives series, but don’t judge (at least not too harshly.)
Gordon is a proud graduate of Vassar College and NYU/Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
Julia is a New York City based composer who likes writing for musical theatre (and the occasional film and computer game score) and eating kimchi.
Her musicals include PREGNANCY PACT, REB + VoDKa + ME, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD, SOMETHING BLUE and ELEVATOR HEART. She and her collaborator Gordon Leary write aggressively empathetic shows that help them understand completely foreign points of view, like Anita Bryant's save-our-children crusade, online fan communities that formed around high school shooters, and groups of teenage girls who decide to get pregnant together. Julia's work has been produced at the Weston Playhouse and Diversionary Theatre, and developed through awesome groups like Ars Nova, the Civilians, Fresh Ground Pepper, the Dramatists Guild, Page 73 and exciting acronyms like 92Y, MTF, NAMT, NYMF, and YIMT.
Sam is a student in the Bachelor of Music program with a concentration in jazz piano at the University of Windsor. He is absolutely thrilled to be revisiting a real treasure of a musical in Pregnancy Pact. His recent credits include Fun Home, Company (Korda Artistic Productions), The Last Five Years (Rural Stages Productions) Dreamgirls, The Wiz (Arts Collective Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Windsor Light Music Theatre). He also recently produced, directed and served as music director for a concert production of Songs for a New World in partial completion of his Bachelor of Music degree. He has also co-composed, along with Nicholas Bourque, music for the premier productions of Free: A New Musical (Extension-Korda Productions) and composed and orchestrated Another F***ing Christmas Play: A F***ing Musical (Post Productions). He also plays in the group Stiletto Fire who was rated one of the top wedding bands in Detroit.
This is Olivia’s second time working on Pregnancy Pact, and fourth production with The Edge. She is very excited about being involved in this amazing show again, while getting a change to learn more about the production side. In September, she is going into her fourth year of her BFA in Acting with a minor in Music at the University of Windsor. You can catch her on stage in the 2019/2020 University Players season as Beauty in Beauty and the Beast, and Miss Sheila Ray in Morning Sacrifice. A big thanks to her fantastic support system (you know who you are), and to the extremely talented cast and crew of the show for making this process the best. xx
Morgan Corbett-Collins (Stage Manager/Technical Facilitator/Lighting)
Morgan is overjoyed to be working for The Edge Productions on another fantastic season.
Past Productions: BASH, Boys in the Band, Pregnancy Pact (2017), Henry V, Venus in Fur (The Edge Productions, SM), FUN HOME (Kordazone Theatre, SM) , The Penelopiad (University Players, SM) Thank you to the cast and crew for an unforgettable experience, and thank you to the Corbett-Hreljac family for the constant flow of love and support.
Martin Ouellette (Audio Engineer)
Martin is an actor, director and former touring rock musician. With his wife he co-founded Bloomsbury House, a stage production company, and Churchwood Pictures, a photography studio. Both are located in the SHO Lofts.
Erin Callaghan (Visual Artist for Projections)
Erin is going into her final year at the University of Windsor for Drama. Previously she has been the scenic artist for UP’s A Streetcar Named Desire and next year she will be assistant costuming designing UP's Beauty and the Beast.
Logan Fletcher (Guitar)
Logan holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in performance from the University of Windsor, where he studied with Vaughn Klugh, Miles Finlayson, and Mike McNamara. He is an active teacher and performer in a variety of contexts. As a member of the Border City Collective he has put his jazz training into practice, and in addition started classical guitar in September and is currently prepping for the grade 8 RCM exam. He played guitar for Korda Artistic Productions Fun Home, and is excited to be back in the world of musical theatre.
Alex Aideira-Leite (Bass)
Alex started his musical career at 5 years old when he was influenced into listening to jazz and started playing piano and guitar around 13 years old. Alex began playing bass at age 13 and started to study jazz and blues with his bass teacher Chris Brockway. He is currently pursuing the Honours Bachelors of Music at the University of Windsor under the instruction of Mr. Michael Palazzolo, and Mr. Michael Karloff. Alex has both a jazz and a classical background as he studies both streams in school. He works with the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensembles to further his studies.
Nicholas Baddeley (Drums)
Nicholas is a Windsor based percussionist who specializes in the style of jazz drums and holds a Bachelor of Music degree. He is one of the founding members of the Border City Collective ( jazz ), as well as a core member in other music ensembles around the city. Nick has also been in the pit for many local musicals including Stephen Sondheim’s Company presented by Kordazone theatre as well as Tom Eyen’s Dreamgirls presented by Arts Collective Theatre. Nick also teaches drums at Long & McQuade and is a part of the “Sabian Education Network”.
Katie is thrilled to be making her debut with The Edge Productions! Originally form Calgary, AB Katie is a proud graduate of Webster Conservatory's Class of 2016, with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits include; Mary Patrick U/S / Mary Martin of Tours, Sister Act (The Arts Centre of Coastal Carolina); Jeanie, Hair (Hart House Theatre) Deb, Ordinary Days (Cappuccino Musical Theatre); Katie Nanna/Doll, Mary Poppins (Variety Theatre, St. Louis); Pinkalicious, Pinkalicious (Storybook Theatre); Cathy Hiatt, The Last Five Years (Webster Conservatory); Into The Woods, The Pajama Game (Loretto Hilton Centre).Women of Lockerbie, Guys and Dolls (Webster Conservatory).
Much love to Mom, Dad and Hawley.
Caroline Burton (Sansanee)
Caroline is thrilled to be a part of the Pregnancy Pact team. Caroline’s previous credits include; Dancer, The Iris Project. (Punctuate Theatre!), Smile Serenades (Smile Theatre), Therese Small, Trap Door (Theatre Sheridan) And many more. Caroline is a proud member of Diva Day International. Diva Day empowers women’s education by providing its community with the platform and tools to fosters agency over their bodies, voices and stories. Melissa, Samantha and Caroline will be heading to Kenya in August with 1000 menstrual cups to participate in workshops with 1000 Kenyan girls. If you would like to check out Diva Day/Donate head to www.ddivaday.org
Anna Mazurik is an award-winning film and theatre artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Originally from Saskatoon, she is a graduate of the Globe Theatre Actor Training Conservatory and the Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting program at the University of Saskatchewan. Select theatre credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Persephone Theatre), The Thin Man (Vertigo Theatre/Persephone Theatre), Shrek The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher (Globe Theatre), Displaced (M1 Singapore Fringe Festival/Shumiatcher Sandbox Series/Live Five/Ground Cover Theatre), Naked Tourist, Sacred Mountain (Live Five/Dumbax Productions), Dominion (Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre), Twelfth Night, Richard III (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Lots of love to Miriam and the team for welcoming me to Ontario with this production!
* "The participation of the Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre policy (DOT)."
Select Credits: Alan, God of Carnage (University Players); Sam/Skinner/Bart, Mr. Burns (University Players); Macbeth, Macbeth (University of Windsor)*; Cory/Justin, Canadian Premiere of Pregnancy Pact (The Edge Productions); Jesus, Jesus Christ Superstar (WLMT); Jamie, The Last Five Years (ACT); Tony, West Side Story (ACT). Training: BFA(H)-Acting (University of Windsor), Shakespeare's Globe Workshop (The Globe Theatre), Stratford Intensive (Stratford Festival). Workshops: Pasek & Paul, Carner & Gregor, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk. Sean would like to thank his mentors who have pushed him through the years, Gordon, Julia, & Miriam for believing in him and bringing him back, and this talented, supportive cast for being amazing in every facet! "Hi mom and dad! I love you guys!"