Meet The Cusackians


I'm not sure what the right term is but either way... Here we go: 

Michelle Kennedy (Writer/Director) 

Michelle is director, writer, and producer from Edmonton. Recent writing credits include John Cusack; Apocalypse: A Period Piece (with Chris Craddock); The Tornado!: A Musical Prairie Tragicomedy (Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Mischief and Mayhem Theatre); The Flood: A Disaster Story (Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Mischief and Mayhem Theatre). Recent directing credits include: Shangri-La (The Globe Theatre); John Cusack (Edmonton Fringe); Apocalypse: A Period Piece (Edmonton Fringe); PornStar.USA (Sterling Award Nomination, Outstanding Fringe Production), The Tornado!: A Musical Prairie Tragicomedy, The Flood: A Disaster Story (Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Mischief and Mayhem Theatre); Shhhh! (Swallow-A-Bicycle) Coffee Dad, Chicken Mom and the Fabulous Buddha Boi (Guys Undisguised/Mischief and Mayhem Theatre, Sterling award for Best New Fringe Play) in both Edmonton and New York City; Willkommen in Spreepark (Mischief and Mayhem Theatre); and UBU ROI: A Grotesque Burlesque (Mischief and Mayhem Theatre). Michelle is in her sixth season at One Yellow Rabbit and had the pleasure to work with the OYR ensemble on: Munich Now, Wag!, People You May Know, SMASH CUT FREEZE, Kawasaki Exit, and Gilgamesh La-Z-Boy. Michelle holds a BA (Honours) Degree in Drama from the University of Alberta and a certificate in Arts and Cultural Management from MacEwan College. 

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Lana Hughes (Jennifer Collins) 

Lana is an Edmonton based actor, writer, director, and sound designer. Select acting credits include: The National Elevator Project (Theatre YES), Fairy Catcher’s Companion  (Promise Productions), Love(her)/Fight(her) (Urban Curvz), The Laramie Project (Citadel Theatre), Going Down(Running In Heels Productions). Select directing credits include: Bronte Burlesque and Tudor Queens: A Burlesque (Send In the Girls Burlesque). She holds a major in Drama and a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies from the U of A – and works to create theatre that brings her two passions together. She’s also studied with One Yellow Rabbit, Punchdrunk, and Ghost River Theatre. She is the resident director and sound designer for Send In the Girls Burlesque, and a high school mentor for Nextfest. 

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Jessica Peverett (Madeline Goodwin)

Jessica is an Edmonton based actor and Sterling award winning playwright. She studied at the U of A (MA) and is the founding member of theatre. Her most recent projects include: Richard III (Media Room), Trout Stanley (Fringe), Tristan & Isolde (Serca) Pushed (Fringe), Release (Fringe).

Jessica has two cats, loves the yoga, would do (almost) anything for an iced coffee and enjoys watching cooking shows. She tastes like glitter and alt canadian country. Her heart pines for hot summer days, swimming outside and vacations with pals.

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