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csg 8Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (2015)

Written and Performed By: Rebecca Perry
Directed By: Matt Bernard

Arrangement By: Quinton Naughton
Dramaturgy: Byron Laviolette (2015)

Stage Managed By: Lacey Juk, Natalie Frijia & Lindsay Jenkins (Tour)

Set By: Dean Johnston
Sound Design By: Tim Lindsay

Lighting Design By: Chin Palipane

Costume Design By: Devon Bhim

Asst. Costume and Props Design: Samantha Aylsworth


REBECCA PERRY Writer/Performer

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Rebecca is an actor, singer and writer based in Toronto. She’s worked with a variety of companies across Canada and the US in theatre, film and television. She starred in the Brain Power Studios feature film Forest Fairies (to be released in 2016 on Netflix) and provided voices for principle characters in the animated feature The Fast And The Furriest (Brain Power Studios).

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, a solo show she created & stars in (alongside Musical Director & cabaret partner Quinton Naughton on keys) premièred in Toronto, toured the Canadian and US Fringe circuit garnering multiple awards, critical acclaim, a profile on Global TV, and a live taping in front of a studio audience for Bell TV’s OnStage On Demand. The show opened the 2015 summer season at the Rose Theatre, Brampton, ON, Rebecca’s home town. Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, the follow-up to Confessions…, premièred at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival to critical success, and continued Rebecca’s run of sold out Fringe festivals – a feat which continued with the sold-out run of her most recent show From Judy To Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood at the Next Stage Theatre Festival in 2016.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 marked Rebecca’s début outside North America at the prestigious Gilded Balloon Teviot. The run garnered 5-star reviews, sold out the full run and had a show added due to popular demand, and was nominated for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence – one of ten nominations out of 3,400 shows. She was offered a return slot, and will be back at the Gilded Balloon Teviot in the Sportsman’s venue with Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl in 2016.

Credits: Aries in Gingers In Love (WatersEdge Theatre), Sleepy Beauty in Sleepy Beauty (Red Sandcastle), Narrator in William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Episodes 4, 5 & 6 (Storefront Theatre), Suzy Snowflake in Suzy Snowflake Entertains The Troops! (World Premiere, New Orleans), Lorraine in Bat Boy: The Musical (Gladstone Theatre), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rose Theatre) The Narrator in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat  LOT), Alison in Pinkalicious (Canadian Tour). A mainstay of the Canadian cabaret scene, her credits include: Paul Hutcheson’s Canuck Cabaret (NYC), Penny’s Mic (NYC), The Purple Room (Winnipeg Artist Series), Mark Cassius’ 70’s Poparet and is a Songbook Series regular at Theatre Passe-Muraille & a featured Blues singer in the acclaimed Life, Death and the Blues show.  Her regular shows happen throughout the year ­at Statler’s Piano Bar in Toronto.  @rebeccaperry21


MATT BERNARD ­ Director 
A Toronto-based playwright, sketch comedy writer, performer and director for the Shakespeare Festival & St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. Matt directed both Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl and Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl. He is also known for being the writer of A Midsummer’s Nightmare or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Desdemona Anyway performed at The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival and various other Canadian & American theatres.

QUINTON NAUGHTON ­ Arrangements/Musical Director 
Quinton Naughton is excited to be working alongside Rebecca, his cabaret partner for many years! He is the musical director for Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl and From Judy To Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood.
Musical Director: Bare (TYT); 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Lionheart); Once Upon a Mattress, Little Mermaid, The Rocky Horror Show, Young Frankenstein, 13 (Winnebagoe). Pianist: RCSG (Springworks); Happily Ever After (CYP), Little Shop of Horrors, Grease (MYT), Little Women (Steppin’ Out). Performer: RENT (TYT), Pajama Game (Balfour), West Side Story, Footloose (RYC), Fiddler on the Roof, Pirates of Penzance (Alexander). Composer/Arranger: Suzy Snowflake Entertains the Troops (New Orleans Fringe); Very Vampire, The Oath (Earl Haig SS).

MICHAEL RUBINSTEIN ­ Original Direction
Michael was the original director for Confessions Of A Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl in Toronto which later travelled the Canadian Fringe circuit and parts of the US. He also directed the première run of From Judy To Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood. He has also directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as well as assistant directing Funny Girl in concert for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre. Michael wrote and directed a circus/musical version of The Jungle Book, which travelled to Dubai. Other directing credits include: Reefer Madness, Spring Awakening and assistant directing Adam Brazier’s production of Cabaret at Toronto’s Hart House Theatre. As a producer, Michael worked for Theatre 20 co­ordinating numerous workshops such as Raindogs: The Musical and the Toronto production of Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare at the Panasonic Theatre.

TIM LINDSAY­ Sound Design
Tim Lindsay is a Dora nominated sound designer. recent sound designs include Sea Sick (the inaugural show in the Theatre Centre’s new main performance space), After Miss Julie (Red One Theatre Collective), Kate & Sam Are Not Breaking Up (Cue6), Easter (Naught), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Randolph Academy), the acclaimed 2013 revival of Hedwig & The Angry Inch at the Drake Underground (which he co­-produced), Myra’s Story at London & Hamilton Fringe, and four new plays by Kat Sandler: Delicacy, We Are the Bomb, Rock and Help Yourself. Thanks to all at http://freesound.org.
Original Production Credits & various other credits for Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl:
Written and Performed By: Rebecca Perry

Produced By: Seren Lannon
Production Managed By: Lindsay Jenkins
Directed By: Michael Rubinstein
Dramaturgy by: Suzanna Derewicz, Ron Fromstein & Byron Laviolette (2013, 2014 & 2015)
Arrangements By: Noel Thompson
Stage Managed By: Vera Watson
Asst. Stage Managed By: Lacey Juk & Clare Blackwood
Set By: Dean Johnston
Lighting Design By: Chin Palipane

Costume Design By: Devon Bhim

Asst. Costume and Props Design: Samantha Aylsworth
Asst. Set Design & Construction: Stephen Purdy