GREG CRUIKSHANK – (Joey)
Winner of the 2014 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Theatre, Gregory has been featured in several productions across the GHA and GTA, including the lead in R&D Productions’ presentation of EAST OF BERLIN (Staircase Theatre 2011). He is also a playwright whose original script ON THE ROCKS was produced by Windmills Theatre as part of the 2014 Hamilton Fringe Festival. MARY, I HAVE HIS PANTS marks Gregory’s fourth collaboration with Brian Morton, having previously acted under Morton’s direction in HOW COULD YOU, MRS DICK? (DLT, 2013), TIME AND THE CONWAYS (DLT, 2011) and NEW TALENT (London, Toronto, and Hamilton Fringe Festivals, 2010).
ANDREA ADCOCK – (Mary)
Andrea has been performing in community theatre in the GHA for almost 10 years, with this being her fourth show for the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Some favourite past productions include: ALL MY SONS (Players Guild), HEMINGWAY AND HIS WOMEN Hemingway (DLT), JANE’S THUMB (Hamilton Fringe 2011), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Black Box Fire), and TIME AND THE CONWAYS (DLT). Andrea was most recently seen in THE RIDE DOWN MOUNT MORGAN (DLT). Andrea is thrilled to be performing in the Hamilton Fringe again and to be working with such a talented cast and under the direction of Brian Morton. Enjoy the festival!
CHRIS CRACKNELL – (John)
Never one to shy away from an opportunity to show off, Chris eagerly brings his skills as an actor and general purpose “goof-ball” to this production. He has been a fixture of the Hamilton music scene since moving from Toronto in 1990. He is an acclaimed web-comic artist and plays keyboards in a “Steampunk folk-rock” band called Babbage Industries. Due to the declining number of active accordionists in the world, Chris has enjoyed far more work over the past few decades than he has been entitled to. His past acting credits include performances in ESCAPE, (Hamilton Fringe 2011), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and TRAFFORD TANZI (Waterdown Village Theatre), and THE SUICIDE, TIME AND THE CONWAYS, HOW COULD YOU, MRS DICK? and VIEUX CARRE for DLT. In his off hours he composes music for UROTSUKIDOUJI: THE MUSICAL.
TYLER BRENT – (Randy)
Tyler is thrilled to be part of MARY I HAVE HIS PANTS. Originally from Strathroy Ontario, Tyler studied drama at the University of Waterloo and has been living in Hamilton since 2003. Past Fringe credits: Benedick in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING with Make Art Theatre (2015 – Winner “Best of Fest”), Director of ROMEO & JULIET: AN ESCAPIST COMEDY with Make Art Theatre (2014 – Winner “Critics Choice”), Ivan/Uncle Harold & Fight Choreographer of BRIDEZILLA VS THE APOCALYPSE with Brain Deadpan Productions (2013 – Winner “Best in Venue”), Jack in AWKWARD JACK with Perplexed Productions (2012), Co-host of THE FRINGE LOUNGE WITH LARRY SMITH (2011), Hugh in PURPLE with Goodstock Productions (2010), and as part of THE UGLY STIKS sketch comedy troupe (2007 & 2008). Tyler would like to thank everyone involved in MARY I HAVE HIS PANTS, and as always, his daughter Mia.
David B. Fraser – (Playwright)
David has written several critically received one act plays for the Hamilton Fringe Festival, including 2015’s DRINKING, FIGHTING AND FISHING, A HOME FOR MARGARET (2014 Hamilton Fringe), TOMMY ALCOTT (Hamilton Fringe 2006), BETTING ON THE RIVERMAN (Hamilton Fringe 2009 and revival production in 2013), EMMA PORTER, (Hamilton Fringe 2003 / Toronto Fringe 2007), and THE ART OF SEDUCTION (winner of the Hamilton Fringe New Play Contest in 2008). A Hamilton native, David has performed in theatre for over 35 years. His past favourite roles include Doc in Piccadilly Circus’ THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Valmont in LES LIAISONS DANGEROUS for Dundas Little Theatre, Polonious in HAMLET and Banquo in MACBETH for Hamilton Urban Theatre, and Bruce in BEYOND THERAPY for New Group Theatre.
BRIAN MORTON – (Director / Producer)
Brian trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, and was the founder and first Artistic Director of Theatre Terra Nova, a professional theatre company in Hamilton dedicated to the production of Canadian Plays that operated out of a former church on Dundurn Street. While there, he produced and commissioned Douglas Rodger’s play HOW COULD YOU MRS DICK, about Hamilton’s notorious Evelyn Dick – (in 2013 he finally got to direct the play at DLT). In 1991, he was a partner in the Evelyn Group, which reopened the historic 1924 Tivoli Theatre as a venue for live performance. With Theatre Erebus he produced the UK premieres of four Canadian plays for the 1990 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has directed the plays: FUGUE, TIME AND THE CONWAYS, ESCAPE, SUMMER OFFENSIVE, FAIR LIBERTY’S CALL, ETTA JENKS, COLD COMFORT, STRAIGHT AHEAD/BLIND DANCERS, CAUGHT IN THE NET, LA RONDE, THE WORKINGMAN, KRAPP’S LAST TAPE, BEING AT HOME WITH CLAUDE, I CAN’T IMAGINE TOMORROW, as well as his own plays DREAMER WITHIN A DREAM and THE ADELE KOMOROWSKI PROJECT.
His greatest success as a playwright was his stage adaptation of Sylvia Fraser’s book MY FATHER’S HOUSE, which premiered at the Dundas Centre for the Arts in November 1992, and has since had productions in London, Toronto and Markham. More recently his play NEW TALENT, about the 1997 Plastimet fire, was the highest grossing show at the 2008 Hamilton Fringe – it subsequently toured the 2010 London, Toronto and Hamilton Fringes. For many years Brian was the theatre editor / drama critic for VIEW Magazine, he has also published articles in the HAMILTON SPECTATOR and the MCMASTER SILHOUETTE. He was the recipient of the 2013 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Theatre. Brian also spent 14 years driving the night shift as a taxi driver in Hamilton.