Foe, August 2007

Lying is as common in everyday life as taking a breath. People lie out of choice, out of duty, out of habit and out of fear. We are surrounded by lies, brought up on lies, and fed with lies.

FOE is an adventure into the world of liars. The piece includes collaboration between theatre artists, musicians and visual artists. It is an installation piece made entirely of faux materials, and can be taken apart and reconstructed at will. All of these mediums collaborate to create an atmosphere of deception, where the audience is forced to evaluate what they believe to be truth.

FOE explores the ideas of mental illness, con-artistry, conspiracies, and the common exaggerator. It is an interactive show, where the audience is given the forum to re-evaluate their surroundings, the media, their country, their friends, and their family. It offers insight into the reasons and motivations behind lies and the nature of a lie.

Cast Foe

Written and Directed by Risha Yorke
Original Music by Graham Porter
Lighting Design and Dramaturgy by Alexandra Prichard
Set and Costume Design by Samantha Brown
Stage Management by Dahlia Katz
Production Team Assistant - Navneet Rai

August 16-26, 2007
HUB14 Studio Theatre
Toronto, Canada


Megan_Ellison_headshot Megan Ellison as the Comuplsive Liar

Megan has known she wanted to be an actor since she was six years old: the age where she experienced her very first Christmas concert. She auditioned every year for the school musical and took every drama class she could throughout highschool. Megan worked with draft89 on FOE in the summer of her second year at Brock University where she was studying Theatre with a concentration in Performance. Her work at Brock includes: the mainstage production of Unity 1918, Interiors, The Wedding Story, as well as two original collaborative productions: A Brecht Cabaret and A Bad Time for Poetry. Since graduating from Brock in 2009, Megan continued to hone her skills by attending classes at the Eleanor Fulcher studio. In January 2010 she attended the International Model and Talent Association’s annual conference and competition in Los Angeles, California. She was awarded 2nd place in their cold-read competition and received honourable mentions for her monologue and scene study. You can see her most recent work on Discovery Channel’s Forensic Factor where she plays the role of Michelle Hetzel in the episode “Love Bites”. At the end of the month, Megan will be heading back to L.A to train at The Acting Corps.

janeoct08web Jane Smyth as Munchausen-by-proxy Jane_and_Michael

Selected credits include: Andromache in Troilus and Cressica (Hart House/PLS), Constance/Bear in Bluffer's Moon (Cliff Hang Productions), and Mrs.Smith in The Bald Soprano (Tantramar Theatre).   

Jen Jennifer Neales as the Con Man




Jane_and_Michael3 Mladen Obradović as the Consipracy Theorist


Daniel Daniel Sadavoy as the Everyday Liar





Michael_for_program Michael Scott as the Lawyer

Michael Scott is an actor and writer living and working in the Toronto aria. His recent credits include Templeton the Rat in Charlotte's Web (Touring Players Theatre), Jack in Defenders of Gravity (Playwrights of Spring), Wizard series regular in (30th Floor Productions), and the Writer Performer of the video series A Modest Proposal (Produced in collaboration with Tim Gilbert). If you are so inclined, visit Michael online at . There you will be able to watch his videos, listen to his rap songs, and keep apprised of his movements through your world.



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