The complete cast of Henry V includes Robin Luckwaldt (Henry), Àine Donnelly (Fluellen, Grey, Alice), Celeste Maria Fiallos (Pistol, Scroop, Orleans), Marina Gomes (Gower, Cambridge, French Soldier/Mr Fer), Arielle Zamora (Exeter, French Governor, Bates), Olivia Ridpath (Westmoreland, Katherine, Constable, Boy), Rebecca Lashmar (Dauphin, Burgundy, Williams), & Janine Marley (Montjoy, French Ambassador, Herald, Messenger, King of France)
Robin is a theatre maker originally from the Ottawa Valley, and a co-director of kairos theatre. Selected works -- The Edge Productions: Medea, bash: latter-day plays. The RISER Project: Collaborator,Tell Me What It's Called. Education Arts Canada: Riley, The Secret Life of Riley K. kairos: Younger, The Bathtub Girls; ED, Best Before: ; Angie, Study of a Gambler in Neon. OPIA: Ernestine, The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine; Rosaleen, Widow’s Wedding Dress. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Windsor, with training from the Saratoga International Theatre Institute Company and the Moscow Art Theatre School.
Olivia Ridpath is going into her third year at the University of Windsor, where she is majoring in Acting with a minor in Music. Having worked with various theatre companies in Windsor, Olivia is very excited to be in her first Shakespeare show. Her most recent shows include Free: A Workshop Production (Extend-Korda, 2017) and Pregnancy Pact (The Edge Productions, 2017), with her next show being Mr. Burns with University Players in September/October. She is very thankful for his process, and that she is fortunate enough to be surrounded by such a talented, driven, artistic, inspiring group of women. Extra love to her family, Miriam, and the BFA class of 2020. "On, on, on, on, on! To the breach! To the breach!"
Rebecca Lashmar is so proud and excited to be a part of such a unique project. This is her second time working with The Edge Productions and she is thrilled to be here. Rebecca has studied Shakespeare performance at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the UK and Stratford Shakespeare School. Previous credits include; Falstaff (Henry IV Part One/Works in Progress), Lise Paquette (Les Belles Soeurs/University Players), Catherine (Widow’s Wedding Dress). Upcoming Productions at the University of Windsor include; Colleen (Mr.Burns- A Post Electric Play), Veronica (God of Carnage).“To everyone at The Edge, my family and friends, and to female artists everywhere - thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Marina Gomes is a Toronto based Artist with a passion for Physical Theatre, Arts Education as well as new ideas! Holding a BFA-Acting degree from the University of Windsor, Marina has recently performed in Fancy Bits site specific Sorry I can’t come to your show... and in the inaugural year of New Markets Ten Minute Play Festival in both shows Road and Daze at the Park. Marina is an artist who strives to tell stories reflecting her community and examining where Theatre and Performance lives in our society today. She is so excited to be back in Windsor working on Henry V and is thrilled to get to work with such a fabulous team of artists.
Áine is a recent graduate of the University of Windsor’s BFA: Acting program. She is humbled to share this experience with these fine women. For University Players, Windsor: Thyona (Big Love), Germaine Lauzon (Les Belles Sœurs), Choreographer (Dancing at Lughnasa). Elsewhere: Eurydice, Eurydice (Pazzo). Catch Áine next in a devised piece at OPIA Theatre Collective’s Dark Crop Festival. "Thank you Mutti, Hani, and my lovely ensemble."
Celeste Maria Fiallos is entering her third year of BFA Acting at the University of Windsor, and is delighted to be working with such phenomenal women both cast and crew. Celeste would like to thank her friends and family for the endless amounts of support. Celeste will be making her debut on the University Players stage next season in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Arielle Zamora is a Toronto-based theatre artist and graduate of the BFA in Acting program at the University of Windsor. She is delighted to be working with the Edge Productions, this all-female cast and Shakespeare's rich language on this adventure. Selected Acting Credits: Lion in the Streets, Queen Milli of Galt, Scapino!, The Crucible (University Players). Assistant Directing Credits: Mikveh (Liza Balkan/Harold Green Jewish Theatre), Dancing At Lughnasa (Marc Bondy/University Players). A passionate artist-educator, Arielle has had the pleasure of collaborating with young people at the Stratford Festival’s Shakespeare School for the past three summers. Later this summer, she is looking forward to co-producing Heatwave by Erika Reesor with Queer on Stage and her creative partner, Abby Weisbrot, for the 2018 Hamilton Fringe Festival.
Janine is thrilled beyond words to be a part of the cast of Henry V. Having assistant-directed three plays for The Edge Productions (Bash, Boys in the Band, and Pregnancy Pact), she’s honoured to have joined the acting side of the company. Janine has also directed for Paper-Knife Theatre (No Exit, Everyman, Letters, Mariane et Valère, and Runaway) and has exciting projects on the horizon! When she’s not making theatre she’s seeing as much as she can and writes about it on her blog, A View from the Box. “Thank you so much to my family and friends for their constant love and support. And a huge thank you to The Edge for making my dreams of acting in a Shakespearean play come true!”