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First cast rehearsal, Wednesday, 22 November 2017, Toronto.

ABOUT GROUP

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

ANNA DOUGLAS

Dawn

MARK MACRAE

Jake

MARCIA JOHNSON

Gretchen

RENÉ ESCOBAR JR.

Roberto

TONY FLETCHER

Gregory

CHRISTIAN MCKENNA

Chester

ZENNA DAVIS-JONES

Sylvia

RICHARD CHEVOLLEAU

Absame

JANE SPENCE

Annette

PATRICK DE SOUSA LAHEY

Writer & Director

KRISTINA BOKA

Producer

SEAN L.T. CARTWRIGHT

Cinematographer

MICHAEL BANKS

First Assistant Camera

JORDAN ALLEN

Sound Engineer / Original Composer

STEVE DUBOIS

Production Designer

WINTER ROWAN

Key Hair / Makeup

HANNAH EDWIN

Craft Services

ORWELL MCDOWELL

STEPHANOES MELAKU

Transport Coordinator

NATTY JAMES

Security

CINDY ANN RAMJATTAN

ACTRA Business Rep

ELIZABETH BARR

CMPA Business Rep

ORIGINAL SCORE

"GROUP" by JORDAN DANIEL ALLEN

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SPECIAL THANKS

THE MEZRAHI FAMILY

THE MCDOWELL-EDWIN FAMILY

RED LINE COFFEE, 354 QUEEN STREET EAST

TASSO LAKAS, ACTRA TIP Coordinator

LISA MOREAU, CMPA

KHALED SABBOUR

DERRICK O'TOOLE

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