Meet the End of the Line Artists!


Kamal Chioua – Jackson Murray

Kamal Chioua has been dreaming of doing this show ever since the first workshop of End of The Line and he is excited to finally bring it to life. A recent graduate from The University of Winnipeg and coming off two years of The Village Conservatory, Kamal is excited to keep exploring the world of theatre. Kamal Would like to thank his parents Granny, and his partner Megan for their never ending support. You can see Kamal next in late-night shawarma at Aladdin’s. Lastly he dedicates Sea Breeze Ease to his big brother Zach. Summer fun baby!

Theatre (Selected): CLUE (RMTC, The Grand Theatre) RENT, The Wizard of Oz (Rainbow Stage); The Velveteen Rabbit (MTYP); School of Rock, Reefer Madness (WST).


Duncan Cox – Composer/Lyricist/Arranger/Orchestrator/Co-Writer / Lance Brooks, Understudy Miles Duffrey

Duncan Cox is an actor/musician/creator with an intense drive and vision which he channels into artistic output. While a co-founder of Walk&Talk Theatre, he continues to work regularly with the city’s various theatre companies in turn (MTYP, Rainbow Stage, RMTC, PTE, One Trunk, Green Kids). He is immensely proud of his recently premiered new work Afterlight, co-written by Sharon Bajer. End of the Line and Afterlight were often side by side on the writing desk and it feels fantastic to finally be mounting this beast! Here’s hoping we catch a good wave and you enjoy the ride!


Victoria Emilie Hill –  Debbie Geller

Victoria Emilie Hill is a queer creator, mover, facilitator and actor based in Treaty 1 Territory and is excited about work that focuses on movement and the body as a place we hold and tell stories. She has trained in Viewpoints, Grotowski, Suzuki, and Contact Improvisation and has worked as a performer, dancer, playwright, and facilitator for various companies in Winnipeg. Recently, Victoria participated in a Live Art Building residency in New York at Arts Letters & Numbers, played Olivia in SIR’s production of 12th Night, and has been doing focused training in Contact Improvisation in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, and on Lasqueti Island at Leviathan Studio. When not arting around, Victoria can be found riding bikes and climbing walls.


Montana Lehmann – Cindy Chase, Understudy Debbie Gellar

Montana Lehmann is an actor and theatre lover, born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, Treaty 1 Territory. Since graduating theatre school from Studio 58 (Vancouver) her recent credits include:  ‘Cross stitching’ in Her Living Room and ‘Escaping All 8 Rooms’ at The Real Escape. Special thanks to Tanner, Ben, Duncan, Hera, Kamal, Victoria and Jean for riding this wave with her. <3



Devin Lowry – Standby; Oliver Wild, Lance Brooks, Wade Fitzpatrick, Jackson Murray

Devin is ecstatic to be a part of ‘End Of The Line’!

Originally from Darlingford, MB; Devin is a graduate of The University of Winnipeg Theatre and Film Honours Program in 2019 and alumnus of The Village Conservatory in 2021.

Recent performance credits include: ‘Pool, No Water’ (10…9…8…Productions) ‘The Prom’ (Dry Cold Productions) ‘FAME: The Musical’ (WST); ‘The Hockey Sweater’ (Rainbow); Inhibition Exhibition (Village Conservatory); Middletown, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Fragile Things, You Are (T)here (UofW). He would like to recognize that he would not be here following his passion without the support of his friends and family.


Tanner Manson – Choreographer, Wade Fitzpatrick

Tanner Manson (he/him) is a queer theatre/dance artist specializing in devised performance creation, physical theatre & playwriting. His work explores big questions about our tiny world, often dancing around philosophical quandaries and love. He is passionate about nurturing relationships & long term collaboration while creating new & exciting work. He does a little bit of everything and loves everything a lot: writing, creating, facilitating, directing, teaching, producing, performing, administration, and choreographing! Tanner is thankful to have worked in these various disciplines with some awesome companies including: Theatre Projects Manitoba, One Trunk Theatre, Weather Parade Dance Theatre, Young Lungs Dance Exchange, Shakespeare in the Ruins, Fete Jockey Events, and of course, Walk&Talk which he co-runs with Dunc and Benny. Much love to the constellation of artists who have been a part of “End of the Line” over the last 6ish years.


Hera Nalam – Bethany Dubois, Understudy Cindy Chase

Born and raised in the Philippines, Hera Nalam first came to Treaty One Territory in the year 2011 when she was 16 years old. Ever since then she has immersed herself in the local creative platforms all over Winnipeg from music, theatre, film and fashion and is making waves as a true inter-disciplinary artist.

Hera attended the University of Winnipeg and acquired her Bachelor of Arts with Honours for Theatre and Film Performance in 2019. Coming out of University, she was quick to book performances all over the city of Winnipeg. She first appeared in local theatre productions likeTimon of Athens (Shakespeare in the Ruins 2018) and Torn Through Time (Manitoba Theatre for Young People 2019), Romeo & Juliet (Pocket Frock 2020) and QUEST (Meraki Theatre Productions 2019), A Dance to the End of the World (Prairie Theatre Exchange 2022), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in The Ruins 2022), The Three Musketeers (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre 2022), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in The Ruins 2023) The Last Garden (Walk&Talk Theatre 2023), Everything Has Disappeared (UNIT Productions/Mammillian Driving Reflex 2024).


Ben Townsley – Playwright, Oliver Wild, Understudy Bethany Dubois

Ben Townsley is a creator, performer and singer with a love of language, music and the absurd. Ben is a big believer in the idea of “accessibly deep theatre” and creates work that is both fun and raucous, as well as intricate and heartfelt. His work features a marriage of magic and the mundane in the pursuit of reimagining our “modern mythology.” From composers in space to a band at the bottom of the sea, Ben is always looking for new ways to tell old stories.



Jean Van Der Merwe – Miles Duffrey

Jean van der Merwe is a queer, non-binary performer based in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 territory. They are a graduate of the University of Manitoba, where they obtained both an Undergraduate Degree, and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Music, Vocal Performance. Jean has performed in shows such as Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s production of Fame (Nick Piazza), and most recently in Rainbow Stage’s 2023 productions of Rent (Ensemble) and The Little Mermaid (Swing). When not performing, they can be found playing D&D with friends, cuddling with their cat Lilith, or watering their house-plants (of which they have far too many).



Paul De Gurse – Music Director

Paul De Gurse is equally thrilled to be working closely with Walk&Talk again and to be working with TPM for the first time. Recently he has appeared on Winnipeg stages for the world premier of both Afterlight and Outside Joke: Bigger Dickens Energy, as well as traveling to Halifax’s Neptune Theatre as music director for Billy Elliot The Musical. Paul runs the event band Prairie Hearts, and is the Managing Director the the Village Conservatory for Music Theatre, an arts education organization with a focus on creating new work located in Winnipeg. This show and all shows are for Tom.


Josh Bellan – Guitarist

Josh is a Graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Music. As a Musician Josh’s previous credits include Afterlight (The Keep & Walk&Talk), Rent, Hockey Sweater (Rainbow Stage) Mixtapes From My Mom (RMTC).  Acting credits include The Little Mermaid, Strike, South Pacific (Rainbow Stage), Kiss of The Spiderwoman (Dry Cold), Fame, Reefer Madness, American Idiot (WST), Breaking Up With Me (JHG). Upcoming Josh will be acting in Merrily We Roll Along with Dry Cold Productions running May 22 – 26 at Tom Hendry Warehouse.


Brendan Thomas – Percussionist

Percussionist Brendan Thompson is a highly active performer throughout Manitoba. An enthusiast of musical theatre, Brendan has been the pit drummer/percussionist for over 30 musical theatre productions with companies such as Rainbow Stage, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Dry Cold Productions, Winnipeg Studio Theatre, and Walk&Talk Theatre Company. He performs regularly with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, including his role as the Acting Principal Timpanist for the 2014/15 season. In addition, Brendan has performed with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Opera, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. With a strong interest in music education, Brendan currently teaches as a sessional instructor at both Brandon University and the Canadian Mennonite University.


Matt Kozicki – Bass Player

Matt Kozicki is a freelance bassist, composer, and music educator from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Matt graduated from Brandon University in February 2020 with a Bachelor of Music and a major in Jazz Performance. Since graduating, he has collaborated with many members of the diverse Manitoba music scene, playing jazz, musical theatre, classical, rock, pop, country, R&B, and more. He regularly works with a variety of artists and collectives, including Ila Barker, Mitchell Makoons, SanCarlos, the Graydon Cramer Band, the Sean Taylor Band, Walk & Talk Theatre Company, Diogo Peixoto, Emmanuel Bach, Matthew Steckler, and others. He has performed across Canada and the United States, and as far as Sydney, Australia. Matt also teaches privately and regularly runs clinics in schools across the province.



Andraea Sartison – Director

Andraea Sartison is a director, producer and playwright. She is the Co-Artistic Producer of One Trunk Theatre together with Gwen Collins, and a proud member of the MAP/PTE playwrights unit. She is grateful to TPM for all of the opportunities to collaborate throughout her career (Crazy Bone, Red Earth, I Dream of Diesel and as Co-Architect of the award winning Chautauqua with Ardith Boxall). Offstage Andraea is the co-owner of Fête Jockey Events with Jennie O- awarded best small business in Manitoba in 2022, by Travel Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg. Heya Jordan Boys!


Karyn Kumhyr – Stage Manager

Karyn’s recent shows in Winnipeg include Romeo and Juliet (RWB), Feast (PTE), Rent (Rainbow Stage), The Secret to Good Tea, Three Musketeers (RMTC), and Pandora (SIR).  She has worked in theatres across Canada with such diverse highlights as the Shaw Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Atlantic Theatre Festival, CanStage, Drayton, Grand Theatre, Citadel, ATP, Ship’s Company Theatre, and flying shows into remote communities on a Twin Otter float plane!



Emily Solstice Tait – Apprentice Stage Manager

Emily Solstice Tait’s practice is rooted in contemporary dance but happily crosses into theatre, stage management and film. She is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe ancestry (Urban member of Berens River First Nation). Her dances have been performed at The Manitoba Museum, The Forks National Historic Site, and along the shores of Lake Winnipeg. As an ASM she has sneakily caught hats on stage (RMTC The Three Musketeers) and she has called a dance show or two, (or ten), over the years. She hopes the sounds, sights, and big feeling of End of the Line bring you joy.


Kerem Çetinel – Lighting & Set Designer

Kerem’s selected design credits include Monster (Kill Your Television Theatre), Faithless (OYR & Azimuth Theatre), Death and the Maiden (Globe Theatre), Bash’D! (Theatre Passe Muraille), A Streetcar Named Desire (Bluebridge Repertory Theatre), The Trespassers (Belfry Theatre & Vancouver Playhouse), The Kite Runner (Theatre Calgary & Citadel Theatre), The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (GRT & ATP), Fortune Falls (Catalyst Theatre), Anna Karenina (National Theatre of Turkey), Ezel Bahar (National Ballet of Turkey) and Biz (Voicing the Resistance Festival – Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin). Kerem is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada and has an MFA Theatre Design degree from University of Alberta.

Daina Leitold – Costume Designer

Favourite costume design credits: Red Earth* (One Trunk Theatre & TPM), among men (RMTC/TPM), RENT (Rainbow), Fame (WST), Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Timon of Athens (SIR), Narrow Bridge (WJT), Awaken (Zone41 and SIR), Glad To Be Here and Edward II (TBTR), The Cherry Orchard (TBTR and Echo Theatre).

*Evie Award for Outstanding Production Design

Upcoming: Shifting Gears – Bike and Circuses 2024 (Green Kids Inc.) – Come check us out this August at Whittier Park!


Julia Anderson – Set/Lighting Assistant

Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Design for Theatre and Film at University of Winnipeg, was a part of the inaugural year of The Village Conservatory and is in the 2023/24 Creative Manitoba Mentorship Program. Some of her recent works include Apprentice Set & Costume Designer on Clue (Royal MTC); Scenic Designer on From Up Here (University of Winnipeg); Design Assistant on A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (DryCold) and on Twelfth Night (SIR); Associate Designer on The Arsonists and Something Rotten (MTYP).


Kara Joseph – Costume Design Assistant

Kara Joseph (she/her) is a performer, creator and arts manager based in Winnipeg. A wearer of many hats, Kara has worked in many artistic roles including performer, musician, director, costume designer and podcast host. In these diverse roles, Kara wholeheartedly dedicates herself to crafting art that is welcoming and accessible, embracing artists and audiences alike.

Kara’s contributions to the arts were recently recognized with the inaugural Cherry Karpyshin Arts Management Prize. Recent credits include Narnia (Bad Hats Theatre), Rainbow Speaks (Rainbow Stage), RENT (Rainbow Stage), Breaking Up With Me (JHG Creative) and Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats Theatre).


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