Meet Cute is a story about Jane and John who meet at a bus stop — could there be
romance? The show explores their conversation in three different ways using the same
text. One scene. Two actors. Three possibilities. Because the text is repeated in each
scenario, the focus shifts from behaviour to context and finally to intention. MEET CUTE
speaks to the notion of consent and explores not only what you say, but HOW you say it.
Margarita Valderrama – Jane
Margarita is a Colombian-Canadian actor born in Buenos Aires, raised in Bogotá,
Mexico City and Toronto. Margarita is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s
Drama Centre, trained at Canada’s National Voice Intensive, is part of the Factory
Theatre Mechanicals (2016-17) and is one of Cahoots Theatre Company’s 30 for 30
Theatre Makers. Margarita is currently co-creating, producing and performing in Post No
Bills, which will be presented at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival. For more information
please visit www.margaritavalderrama.com.
Aldrin Bundoc – John
Aldrin is a Toronto-based theatre and television actor, dancer, and producer of
independent projects. He was born in The Philippines and at the age of 4, proudly
immigrated to Canada with his family. Aldrin studied classical theatre at the George
Brown Conservatory and continuously endeavours to strengthen and support the
presence of Filipino-Asian artists in theatre and Canadian media.
Erin Norah Thompson – Playwright
Erin Norah Thompson began her career as an actor, tackling some of Shakespeare’s
great ladies such as Lady Macbeth and Imogen (Shakespeare in the Square) and
performing in feature films like Mean Girls (Paramount Pictures). Since 2014, she has
become one of Toronto’s emerging playwrights, with the award winning shows SL*T
(Beer In A Glass Productions) and Meet Cute (ENTsquared). A feminist, her work strives
to create a focal point for discussions about sexual politics and gender dynamics.
Aaron Willis – Co-Director
Aaron Willis is an actor, director, educator, and co-founding artistic director of
Convergence Theatre. Aaron has taught with The Stratford Festival, the Luminato
Festival, Ryerson University’s ACT 2 Studio, and Humber Theatre School. He completed
the Michael Langham workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival, holds a
BA Honours in Drama from the University of Alberta, and is a graduate of George Brown
Jillian Harper – Co-Director
Jill is a Toronto-based theatre director and filmmaker and the co-founder of Cue6
Theatre. As a filmmaker Jill has directed a number of shorts films. She creates original
video content and acts as media consultant for Intermission Magazine and has created
promotional videos for a number of Canadian theatre companies.
Dana Paul – Stage Manager
Dana is thrilled to be returning to Roseneath Theatre. She is a graduate of the Theatre
Arts/Technical Production program at Sheridan College. Dana would like to thank the
cast, crew and the Roseneath staff for all their hard work.
Anna Treusch – Set and Costume Designer
Anna is a Set and Costume Designer and Scenic Painter based in Toronto. Anna was
nominated for the Pauline McGibbon Award three times (Craftsperson in 2013, Design in
2014 and 2017), and the Virginia Myrtle Cooper award for Costumes (2017). This is
Anna’s first design for Roseneath Theatre.
Courtney Pyke – Sound Designer
Courtney is a Toronto based Production Manager and Designer. Courtney has toured
extensively throughout North America and into Europe and is currently the Production
Manager for Roseneath Theatre.