CARRIE LIBLING (Founder/Artistic Director) Originally from Montreal, Carrie worked as an actor and voiceover artist in New York for 7 years, before relocating to Toronto with her family in 2005. Major credits include several New York theatre productions, as well as commercials and voice-overs for Ziploc, Mott’s Applesauce, V05 Shampoo, Conair and H&M. Carrie began her theatre education career, over 20 years ago, as the Music and Drama Director for 4 summers at Double “H” Hole in the Woods Ranch, a Paul Newman camp for children with critical illnesses. In New York, she continued to combine her passion for theatre and teaching while working for Camp Broadway, creating and instructing workshops for Broadway shows including, 42nd Street, Into the Woods, Footloose and more! After appearing in several original children’s musicals at Vital Theatre Company in New York City, Carrie became their Director of Family Programming, where she spent 5 years commissioning, producing and directing original musicals for children. In 2009, following the success of Pinkalicious, The Musical Off-Broadway in New York, Carrie produced the first Canadian Production of the show at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. In 2012 Carrie began working as the Education Coordinator at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts overseeing, programming and implementing school performances and theatre workshops, after school theatre programs and summer camps, guest artist in the classroom programs and lunch-time in school theatre programs. She has also spent the last several years performing in local Toronto productions including: Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense, Ms. Andrew in Mary Poppins, Lily in Annie, and Mrs. MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie. Carrie holds a BFA in Performing Arts from Boston’s Emerson College, is a mother of three (also theatre-loving!) children and also works as a Group Exercise Instructor for GoodLife Fitness.
JESSIE SAUNDERS-DRUTZ (Marketing Coordinator & Teaching Artist) Jessie has been on stage since she was eight years-old and loves all things theatre-related. Growing up, Jessie starred in many camp and school theatre productions. From 2004 – 2013, Jessie honed her passion for performing at CharActors Theatre Troupe in Thornhill where she participated in eight theatrical productions. From 2006-2009, she attended the Arts@Baythorn program where she was the recipient of the 2008 Integrated Arts Award and the 2009 Jean Duran Integrated Arts Award. Jessie has also participated in various regional community theatre productions with both City Youth Players and Steppin’ Out. From 2012 – 2016, Jessie was a counselor then supervisor for the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts theatre camps. Jessie recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production from Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program. She is extremely excited to be a part of Electric Moon Theatre Company and can’t wait to share her passion with students and children across the GTA! Jessie is a professional actor in Toronto and is represented by Shari Quallenberg at Artist Management Inc. Some of her favourite theatre credits include: Philia (A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum), Kate Jerome (Brighton Beach Memoirs), Sheila Bryant (A Chorus Line), Emily Webb (Our Town), and Anne Deever (All My Sons). Film/TV: Hannibal, Mission:4Count.
NICOLE STOCKS (Teaching Artist/Music Director Fancy Nancy/Hansel & Gretel Opera) Nicole is extremely excited to be involved as vocal director for Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas and a teaching artist for Electric Moon! She also looks forward to bringing her Hansel & Gretel opera out to schools in the GTA. Despite holding two degrees in classical voice performance from The University of Western Ontario, Nicole developed her love of music through musical theatre and piano studies. An active teacher and performer, Nicole frequently performs operatic roles, solo recitals, and enjoys collaborating with fellow singers as a pianist. Performing highlights include the title role in G. Rossini’s operatic adaptation of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) and leading roles in some of W.A. Mozart’s most beloved operas (Così fan Tutte, The Magic Flute). Upcoming engagements include the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, and vocal direction for Merriam Music’s summer production of Legally Blonde: The Musical. In her time away from performing, Nicole maintains a private studio of voice and piano students in Thornhill, as well as at Oakville’s Merriam School of Music.
LAUREN WOLANSKI (Teaching Artist) Lauren is a recent graduate of the joint Theatre and Drama Studies Program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College where she received an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, graduating with High Distinction, and a diploma in Acting. For four summers, she has enjoyed fusing her passion for theatre and teaching as a Director and Choreographer at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre’s Musical Theatre Camp. In 2016, Lauren took on the role of Artistic Director, where she oversaw the direction and design of all summer youth productions. Her directing credits include Footloose, Legally Blonde The Musical, Annie, Shrek The Musical (RHCPA) and Death Knocks (Erindale Fringe Festival). As an actor and singer, she has enjoyed working for a variety of companies across the GTA. Some of Lauren’s favourite theatre credits include Katrina- Fermata (OPIA Theatre Collective), Thea- Hedda Gabler, Dionyza- Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Mother- The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Theatre Erindale), Chava- Fiddler On The Roof, Agnes- Gypsy (Steppin’ Out Productions), and Margot- Legally Blonde The Musical (Wavestage Productions). She can also be seen this upcoming summer in White Wedding at the Toronto Fringe Festival! Lauren gained her production experience in school while working backstage and assisting in the props, costume and set department. She also worked abroad as the Assistant Production Manager for the acclaimed Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company (Tel Aviv). She looks forward to continuing to teach, act, sing, and hopes to write and produce her own material in the near future. Lauren is absolutely thrilled to be apart of the incredible team at Electric Moon Theatre Company, and can’t wait to work with you!