Ian Ottis Goff

Co- Artistic Director

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Ian Ottis Goff is an actor, sound designer and playwright based in Toronto with strong ties to New Brunswick. Recent theatre credits include 81 Minutes (Premiere in 2021 & Tour in 2022, Falling Iguana Theatre), DIANA (I knew you when we were fourteen) (Falling Iguana Theatre), Jillian Jiggs and Tree Boy (To Be Determined Theatre co.) An Enemy Of The People (Saint John Theatre Company). As a musician in theatre Ian has written and performed music for several productions in New Brunswick and Toronto including 81 Minutes, DIANA (I knew you when we were fourteen) (Falling Iguana Theatre), Sibs (Don’t Look Down Theatre co.), Skyline (Don’t Look Down Theatre co.)  Hamlet (Bard In The Barracks) and others. Ian is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Falling Iguana Theatre Company.

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Alexa Higgins

Co-Artistic Director

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Alexa Higgins is a Toronto-based actor, playwright, and educator who has appeared on stage and screen across Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and England. She recently completed her MA in Drama at the University of Toronto. She is a co-creator of Falling Iguana Theatre. Recent stage credits include Sibs (Don't Look Down Theatre), DIANA (I knew you when we were fourteen) (Falling Iguana Theatre), Afterbirth (NIF), Skyline (Don’t Look Down Theatre), The Valley (Don’t Look Down Theatre), A Record of Us (Solo Chicken Productions), Stars (NIF), Just Enough (Newmarket Play Festival), Pericles (Bard in the Barracks), Angel’s River (Notable Acts Mainstage). Film credits include Entropic (dir. Rob Gray), My Husband’s Jump (dir. Rob Gray), The Beautifully Drowned (dir. Jon Dewar), Chiaroscuro (dir. Amy Bourgaize).

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Iguana Collaborators

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Dani Brun

Poster designer for DIANA (2019), stage manager and lighting designer for 81 Minutes East Coast tour, 2022. 

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Dani Brun is a Fredericton based theatre artist who spends her time both on and off stage. Her past credits include stage managing Don't Look Down's productions of SIBS and Skyline, Theatre Free Radical's productions of Soft-Target and Lac/Athabasca at Toronto's Summerworks, as well as performances in Fredericton, Sackville, and St. John. During her time as a student at UNB, she spent her summers working as a crew member Bard in the Barracks and NotaBle Acts. Dani has also appeared on stage in a number of productions across Fredericton with Bard in the Barracks, Theatre Free Radical, NotaBle Acts, Theatre UNB, and most recently in Next Folding Theatre Company's Snakes Are Cool.

She is ecstatic to finally be working with Falling Iguana on 81 minutes!

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Ali Carroll

Poster Designer for 81 Minutes (2022), Falling Iguana Theatre logo designer (2019).

She/Her

Ali Carroll is a Toronto based graphic designer, animator and illustrator. After receiving an illustration degree from Sheridan college, Ali began creating posters, logos, and social media ads for theatre companies such as Falling Iguana Theatre, Don’t Look Down Theatre Co., Kyanite Theatre, and Theatre of the Beat. Having spent time working as a technical illustrator, gallery organizer, painting instructor, tattoo apprentice, and writer, Ali can now be found working as a full-time freelance designer and animator for Sago Mini, an educational video game platform for preschoolers and kids. In love with theatre and the co-creators of Falling Iguana Theatre, Ali can’t wait to see what crazy artistic genius the talented crew cooks up next.

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Jilly Hanson

Performer in 81 Minutes , mainstage production for the 2021 NotaBle Acts  Theatre Festival, Fredericton, NB. Performer for the 2022 East Coast Tour.

Roles: Chris Cacciatore, Bernard Berenson, Charlotte

She/Her

Jilly Hanson is a Fredericton-based actor. Originally from Woodstock, Jilly lived in
Fredericton for four years while attending STU ('13 grad) before moving to Toronto to attend George
Brown's Theatre School. After graduating from GB in 2016, she helped co-found the theatre company
Kindling Collective, a company that strived to put an intersectional-feminist spark into classic works.
In October 2018, Jilly moved back to Fredericton for a work contract that ended up being a transition
into being a permanent New Brunswick resident again. Jilly most recently made her Theatre New
Brunswick debut as Mary Bennet in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley in December 2021. She is
extremely excited to partake in Falling Iguana’s 81 Minutes once again, and to take it on the road!

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Neomi Iancu Haliva

Performer in 81 Minutes, mainstage production for the 2021 Notable Acts Theatre Festival, Fredericton, NB. Performer for the 2022 East Coast Tour.

Roles: Guard #1, Anders Zorn, Francis Marion Crawford, Sunny

She/Her
Neomi Iancu Haliva is an emerging theatre artist and writer in Fredericton. She's acted with Theatre St. Thomas and Next Folding Theatre Company, and has directed for NBActs as well as through St. Thomas University's Directing Seminar. She's been writing and performing poetry for several years, and was grateful to have her community's support as she combined passions to develop her skills as a playwright. In 2018, a script of hers was read as part of Grey Rabbit Theatre Company's launch, and in 2021, she was lucky enough to have her site-specific play, which explored the meaning of home through a queer immigrant lens, performed as a staged reading for Notable Acts Theatre Festival. She's beyond thrilled to reunite with the original cast and creators of 81 Minutes to bring this entertaining, tender, innovative, and truly one-of-a-kind production to new audiences.

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Jean-Michel Cliche

Performer in 81 Minutes, mainstage production for the 2021 NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, Fredericton, NB. Performer for the 2022 East Coast tour.

Roles: Guard #2, Bob Whitehouse, Anne, Henry James. 

He/Him
Jean-Michel Cliche is a theatre artist of Lebanese and French settler descent based out of Fredericton, NB. He is the Co-Artistic Director of Solo Chicken Productions’ the coop, a platform for contemporary artists to research, develop and perform original works of physical theatre. He is also the Artistic Director of Hyperloop Theatre, which explores the fusion of technology and performance. As a playwright, his plays have been performed and workshopped by Theatre New Brunswick, Lunchbox Theatre, Saint John Theatre Co. NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, and more. Jean-Michel is a fight director and violence designer, and is a certified member of Fight Director’s Canada. He is also a theatre educator and currently teaches drama at the University of New Brunswick and improv through Solo Chicken Productions. 

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Armin Panjwani

Stage Manager for 81 Minutes, mainstage production for the 2021 NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, Fredericton, NB. Assistant stage manager for the 2022 Fredericton re-mount of 81 Minutes. 

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Armin Panjwani is an undergraduate student at UNB pursuing a double major in drama and media. She stage-managed the Plain Site Festival 2022 (Theatre STU), 2021's production of Bard in the Barracks' The Tempest and Notable Acts' mainstage 81 Minutes as well as Life goes on. Her acting credits include Moments in Time (Theatre UNB), Space Girl (Notable Acts/Hyperloop Theatre Company), and The Ends Of The Earth (Theatre UNB). She's delighted to work with Falling Iguana Theatre again to create 81 minutes of Magic. 


 

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Sarah Higgins

Co-creator and stage manager of DIANA (I knew you when we were fourteen) (PEI, 2018 & ON, 2019)

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Sarah Higgins is a playwright/stage manager/theatre artist hailing from settler-named Vancouver, BC: the unceded, ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, where she moved to complete an MFA in Creative Writing (2016). Select credits: Love's Labour's Lost (SM, Alchemy Theatre, Vancouver); ocean.net (SM/playwright, Promethean Theatre Company, Vancouver); This Is Now (SM, Kate MacColl, Vancouver); an-thro-poph-a-gy (playwright, Little Mountain Lion One-Act Showcase, Vancouver); Alice Loves The Beach and A Little Wordplay Between Friends (playwright, NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, Fredericton).

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Gillian Armstrong

Consulting Director, DIANA (I knew you when we were fourteen) (ON, 2019)

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Gillian Armstrong is a Toronto-based director and arts administrator. She currently works as the Development Officer at Young People’s Theatre. Selected directing credits include Director of Final Exam (Toronto Fringe 2018), Stars (New Ideas Festival (2018) and The Doorknocker (Drama Studio Series 2016). She was Assistant Director on This Willow Be Our Last Transmission (FireWorks Festival 2017), No Bombs on Monday (Commonplace Theatre 2017), The Seer (Commonplace Theatre 2017), Volpone: A Staged Reading (Shakespeare BASH’d 2017) and Much Ado About Nothing (Hart House Theatre 2016). 

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Sharisse LeBrun

Dramaturg for DIANA (I knew you when we were fourteen) (ON, 2019)

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Sharisse LeBrun is a New Brunswick based director, actor and theatre educator. Having grown up in New Brunswick, she has long been involved with the local theatre community with companies including Theatre St. Thomas, Theatre UNB, Bard in the Barracks, TNB Next Stage, Notable Acts, Solo Chicken and The Hot Garbage Players. After completing her MA in drama, theatre, and performance studies at the University of Toronto, she returned home to take on the role of Director of the Theatre School for Theatre New Brunswick where she gets to spend her days sharing her love of theatre with young people.

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Barry McCluskey

Photographer, DIANA (I knew you when we were fourteen) (ON, 2019)

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Barry is an art and stage photographer from the East Coast, but has called Toronto his home since 2016. Passionate about creating visual art and documenting the best theatre this city offers, Barry has documented productions all over Canada, and had the fortune to photograph at Toronto Fringe, Crow's Nest, The Assembly, The Commons, and Dark Day Monday, to name a few. Barry is always ready for the next opportunity to create and catch some theatre.