First cast rehearsal, Wednesday, 22 November 2017, Toronto.
Group is an episodic dramatic comedy about the intersecting struggles of a goal-setting group at a leading clinical addiction research facility in the metropolis. Driven by a diverse ensemble cast, the show treats serious issues of addiction and mental illness with respect, authenticity and incisive, edgy humour. It seeks to illuminate the silent struggle of millions by laughing at life's idiosyncrasies again.
Group draws on the incredible talents of Toronto’s premiere live script-reading ensemble, Toronto Cold Reads. Fusing accomplished theatre, film and television actors from across Canada and the world with yet-undiscovered emerging talents, the collective represents a well-rehearsed, professional cast already collaborating actively.
CAST & CREW
RENÉ ESCOBAR JR.
PATRICK DE SOUSA LAHEY
Writer & Director
SEAN L.T. CARTWRIGHT
First Assistant Camera
Sound Engineer / Original Composer
Key Hair / Makeup
CINDY ANN RAMJATTAN
ACTRA Business Rep
CMPA Business Rep
"GROUP" by JORDAN DANIEL ALLEN
THE MEZRAHI FAMILY
THE MCDOWELL-EDWIN FAMILY
RED LINE COFFEE, 354 QUEEN STREET EAST
TASSO LAKAS, ACTRA TIP Coordinator
LISA MOREAU, CMPA
BEN J. ABBEY
RYERSON UNIVERSITY'S RTA SCHOOL OF MEDIA
CENTRE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION REGENT PARK
TORONTO FILM AND TELEVISION OFFICE
MOSS PARK SAFE INJECTION * (METRO MORNING TORONTONIAN OF THE YEAR)
*121 lives saved in calendar 2017
WORKPLACE/SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
The creators of this show believe in a workplace where everyone is respected and able to realize their full potential. Long overdue change in our industry begins with a clear understanding of individual rights and responsibilities. Our own policy is accessible here: http://bit.ly/2BFr6mL
Original short produced with the generous support of