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Meet Chloe

by Cameron Grant
Meet Chloe

image by Chance Mutuku

It’s another day of virtual history class. Chloe is working with her group on a research project about John Graves Simcoe, but she discovers another historical figure that is far more relevant to learn about, someone who even shares her first name: Chloe Cooley, a young Black woman enslaved in Fort Erie and Queenston, Upper Canada in the late 1700s’.

CAN CHLOE CONVINCE HER TEACHER AND HER PROJECT PARTNERS TO SWITCH TO CHLOE COOLEY’S STORY WEEKS BEFORE THE PROJECT IS DUE?

Meet Chloe explores the challenges Black students face in the education system and the lack of Black curriculum content in the study of Canadian History.

For Grades 7 to 10

Digitally  Touring  Schools
November 15 to May 13

Each school that books Meet Chloe will receive a school-specific online folder including the film and a study guide with exercises created specifically for the show. The folder can be accessed by the whole school for an entire month.

Each booking will include a pre-recorded, virtual Q&A for students, available from December 6, 2021 – May 13, 2022

Meet Chloe cost – $450 + hst

Creative Team

Cameron Grant - Playwright

Cameron is a Brampton based actor and theatre creator. In 2021 he made his Stratford Festival debut in Serving Elizabeth. He has worked for 4 seasons at the Shaw Festival in productions of Getting Married, Henry V, Hound of The Baskervilles, Dracula & The Madness of George III. Cameron was in the world premiere of Happy Birthday Baby J (Shadow Theatre) and has appeared in productions with Talk Is Free Theatre, Theatre Animal, Theatre Erindale, Secret Shakespeare Series, Canadian Rep Theatre and Clay and Paper Theatre. As an artist educator Cameron developed and facilitated workshops for The City of Brampton Performing Arts, Theatre Direct, The Shaw Festival, The Rose Theatre, Suitcase In Point Theatre and schools across Ontario. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Arts Education Network of Ontario.

Marcel Stewart - Director

Marcel Stewart

For Carousel: Debut!

Elsewhere Directing: Serving Elizabeth (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Toronto Pigeons (Factory Theatre Podcast)

Elsewhere Acting: The Brothers Size (Soulpepper); The Drawer Boy (Festival Players); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Soulpepper), Father Comes Home From the Wars (Soulpepper), We Are Proud To Present… (Theatre Centre)

Upcoming: Gone To See a Man About a Dog (Studio 180 RBC Emerging Playwright)

Other: Marcel Stewart is an actor, writer, director, and arts educator. With Jamaican roots that go back generations, Marcel was born in the UK but raised in Canada amongst an eclectic and robust mix of cultures. Marcel is a multi-time Dora nominated actor and has performed in numerous Dora Award-Winning productions. He was a member of the Soulpepper Academy, and completed the Theatre Enhancement Program (Directing Foreman) through Factory Theatre. Marcel often returns to the questions: Who am I? How am I? How did I get here? What is my purpose?

Twitter: @marcystews

Thank you, Ky

Sid Malcolm - Assistant Director

Sid Malcolm: is a recent graduate from Brock University, Hons. BA in Dramatic Arts with a minor in Music. Sid has a passion for the world of production and performance with a new found desire to explore storytelling.

She has been able to pursue production as the Assistant Technical Director to three consecutive shows at Brock. Most recently, she had the pleasure of directing, devising, and performing in anthology piece Ouroboros (2021)

Sid has a passion for sharing truths and combining stories of injustice with theatre. She strives to create art which questions the practices that are considered normal in day to day life.

Sara Allison - Stage Manager

Sara Allison is a local St. Catharines stage manager, proud to be part of the Carousel Players team that continues to bring theatre to young audiences. Carousel Players credits include: HBD2Me, Lig & Bittle, Water Wonder, Whole World, and Hare & Tortoise. Recent credits elsewhere: Lunenburg (Lighthouse/ Showboat Festival Theatre), Fair & Square (Bluewater Summer Playhouse), Becoming Dr. Ruth (Harold Green Jewish Theatre Co.), Bad Jews (The Segal Centre/ Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company), Fair & Square (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Master Harold and the Boys, Dracula, Chitra, Me and My Girl (Shaw Festival). Thank you to my family and friends for being part of my theatre journey!

Michelle Tracey - Scenography

Michelle Tracey is a scenographer based in Toronto, Ontario.  Michelle earned her BFA from York University in theatre design and production, and she is a graduate of the Soulpepper Academy under the mentorship of Lorenzo Savoini where she specialized in dramaturgical scenography. Michelle is also a trained wardrobe technician and has constructed costumes for numerous professional productions. Michelle is a founding member of Triga Creative, a collective of designers committed to ecoscenography, intergenerational artistic exchange and the development of new sustainable working models. michelletraceydesign.com 

Elizabeth Pereira - video editor
Yvonne Addai - Chloe

Yvonne Addai is an Ghanaian-Canadian Actor, Artist Educator and Artistic Associate of Ay Caramba! Theatre. She is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan’s  BFA acting program. She has had the opportunity to work on stages in Saskatchewan and now calls Toronto home. She was also part of the 2019/2020 Factory Theatre’s Mechanicals program under the direction and leadership of Nina lee Aquino and Natasha Mumba. Her selected theatre credits include Table for Two (Sage Collective), & Other Concerns (CLYMB Production), The Tempest (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), An Atlas and Other Concerns (Toronto Fringe), Monday Night (Highway 55 Production/Live 5 ), Overhear (Nutrien Fringe Saskatoon), Pride & Prejudice (Persephone Theatre), The Shorts Cuts festival (Hardly Art Theatre), The Woodcutter and the Lion ( Sum Theatre) and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Theatre Naught/ Live Five).

daniel jelani ellis - Daniel

daniel jelani ellis is a multidisciplinary artist raised in Jamaica by a village of theatre artists, poets, and educators. His art practice includes performance-installation creation, playwriting, dub poetry, and acting. As a Black queer immigrant he is committed to celebrating those of us who live within the margins. He has performed across Canada and the Caribbean, including The Bridge (Neptune/Obsidian/2b), Risky Phil (Young People’s Theatre), The Circle (Tarragon Theatre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pacific Opera Victoria). danjelani is the Artistic Programs Manager at Paprika Theatre Festival. He has been resident artist at BAND (Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue) Gallery and Cultural Centre, and is currently in residency at The Theatre Centre. ellis lives in Tkaròn:to with plenty plants and Mosi the dog.

Tsipporah Shendroff - Larissa

Tsipporah is an actor and writer who is a recent graduate of Brock University’s Dramatic Arts program. Most recently she was a part of the Nest Residency through the Suitcase in Point Theatre company, where she wrote and developed her first original play The Library of the Universe. Recent acting credits include Legends of Horror (Liberty Entertainment), I’m Sorry if I Took a Toll on You (367 Pictures), King Ubu and Sunday on the Rocks (Brock University). Thank you to Marcel, Sid, and the entire Carousel team for the opportunity to be a part of this engaging and important story!

Michael Man - Mr Lee

MICHAEL MAN (he/him)

I am an actor and educator. My work diversifies narratives of East Asian diasporic peoples and confronts power structures in theatre making. My current research about late dynastic Chinese theatrical texts expands the familiarity of Chinese literary content and emphasizes its wealth.

Selected theatre: When Ladies Meet (Stratford Festival, Meighen Forum Play Reading); MH370 (fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre); Victory, Cyrano de Bergerac (Shaw Festival; Recipient, Saunderson Award); Lear, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus (Canadian Stage); Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Measure for Measure, Duchess of Malfi (Shakespeare Bashd); A Midsummer Nights Dream (Chekhov Collective); Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre); Birds and the Bees, The Jungle Book (Magnus Theatre); Snow Queen (Sudbury Theatre Centre); 彼岸 The Other Shore (Gateway Theatre, workshop). 

Educator: Text Coach, Assistant Director, The Witch of Edmonton (George Brown Theatre School); Co-facilitator, Crossing Gibraltar 2019 (Cahoots Theatre). 

Training: George Brown Theatre School; Queen’s University.