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 Sina A. Suren is a multidisciplinary performance artist, specializing in writing, directing and acting. Born in Iran to a doctor family, he had the opportunity to experience the many professional fields such as programing, chemistry and biology but he vigorously followed a profession in performance arts. Feeling repressed in that community and seeking the best training possible, he and his family migrated to Canada where he continued his education and received his technical degree in professional acting from John Abbott Theatre program. He followed his training by spending multiple semester studying acting in Sheridan College and English literature at University of Toronto. He finished his Bachelor degree at University of Concordia in Performance Creation.

Sina is an avid and passionate fan of history and a believer in the strong capacity of performance artist and storytellers in bringing social change. He is an author of multiple social essays, fictional stories and plays, short and full-length, with his play “Gracchi” becoming a finalist in Infinitheatre Write-on-Q competition.
He has had the chance to direct theatres and short films of multiple genre, in multiple languages and international texts, with his projects gaining international recognition.
After graduation, Sina founded the Rise Theatre Company, with the goal of offering visibility to new performance artist and allowing them to showcase their talents in the many disciplines of theatre.
Currently he spends his professional time acting as the artistic director of Rise Theatre Company as well as collaborating with different artistic groups across the island of Montreal. Creating content for Parnian online T.V. and writing.

Bryan Libero received his DEC in Professional Theatre from John Abbott College in 2008 and his BFA in Theatrical Performance from Concordia University in 2012. Selected credits include: “Compleat Female Stage Beauty: Persephone Productions; “Hair” In the Wings Promotions; “33 Variations” Brave New Productions and most recent “Cherry Docs” Acts to Grind Theatre. He has also appeared in TV and films such as 19-2, The Art of More, District 31 and Mother!

Adrienne Gantenberg is a costume designer and recycled fur artisan who is passionate about creative reuse. She studied Fashion Design in her hometown of Chicago before moving to Brussels where she worked for a fashion label, exhibited her visual art, and made costumes for student films at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Louvain-La-Neuve. In 2017 she came to Montreal to further pursue her costume career through the Design for the Theatre program at Concordia University graduating in May 2020. She has worked as a costume designer and wardrobe technician on many theatre productions throughout Montreal. In 2018 she won the Montreal Broadway World Regional Awards for Best Costume Design for the Addams Family (WISTA), and again in 2019 for her work on Bonnie and Clyde (Contact Theatre).

 

Odin Rezai is a 3d artist who specializes in modeling and texturing, he like to work from sketches / concept art and create stylized models. Odin discovered his passion for modelling in 2017, when he enrolled to Dawson college in 3d animation & CGI that introduced him to Autodesk Maya and zbrush! He has been honing my skills from school, and applying them in other programs such as Photoshop and After Effects. He has found an interest in working with different digital mediums as well, which has given him more range in his abilities to do freelance work. He is experienced in producing 3d art for advertising and for small content creators. "My current involvement in Gracchi has lead me to creating matte paintings to achieve the final results of the backgrounds, giving the audience a more immersive experience with the story telling while viewing the play in action".

Ariane Brisebois is a costume designer based in Tiohtià:ke / Montréal (Canada) who, in 2021, obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design at Concordia University. Since then, she was involved in several productions across Montreal and its surroundings including Frozen (2022), Mamma Mia (2022), The Addams Family (2023) and Indéfendable (2023). With a textile-based practice that centers eye-catching/vivid mediums, she explores the notion of color. This serves as a starting point to investigate how it can impact the viewers’ experience of costumes, therefore, characters. 

Michael Aronovitch 
Michael’s motto is, “Believe in yourself and others will BELIEVE in you!”  This belief has carried this native Montrealer
through these last few years where he has unleashed his passion for the arts.
A few of his roles in theatre include Theatre NDG’s production of “Hunting Moon” (2017) by Ryan Madden. Acts to
Grind Theatre’s production of Brad Fraser’s True Love Lies (2018) as Kane, and David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen
Ross, as George Aaronow. In 2022, Michael performed again for ATGT in David Gow’s, “Cherry Docs”, where he
played the formidable role of Danny Dunkleman. In 2019 and 2023, Michael had the privilege to perform at the
Montreal International Fringe Festival in Shane Nichol’s original production, “The Get Together” and T’was the 1 st
Xmas in July after Covid. Michael is a voice over artist who has narrated corporate videos for Pepsi Canada and
other major companies in Europe and visual artist, Adamo Macri. Michael is also the voice of Megatron, part of a
YouTube series from Downfall studios and has also performed in a few short films. Michael is very appreciative and thankful to all those special people who have supported him on this journey. He is looking forward to performing with a great ensemble cast of passionate actors in THE KEEPER, from The Rise Theatre Company, written by Sina Suren.

 

Amirreza Yaghini is a versatile talent with a passion for acting and music production. He has attended Acting courses at Concordia University and has furthered his skills through workshops with industry experts such as Rambod Javan and Hatef Alimardani. With extensive experience in music production for theatre and Teletheatre shows, as well as a proven track record as an actor on both stage and screen, Amirreza brings creativity, versatility, and dedication to every project he undertakes. His involvement in projects like Wooden Flowers, Jocasta, Shitty Tranquility, and Thousand and One Nights underscores his commitment to storytelling and his ability to excel in diverse artistic endeavors.