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Nomadic Tempest Cast & Crew 2017

  • Adriana Kelder, Paul Kirby
    STAGE DIRECTOR AND CAPTAIN

    As we journey towards the horizons of our theatrical adventures, Nans & Paul look forward to sharing more passion and poetry with the people of the Caravan birth waters. Look for the Amara Zee on the Salish Sea.

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    Lindsey Sherman
    Singer – SwallowWart Five-X

    Lindsey graduated from Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BFA in Acting in 2014. She is originally from New York. This is her second magical year touring with the Caravan.

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    Zia
    Singer – Kanandra

    Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Zia joins us on her first Caravan tour from New York City. She is a graduate of University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she obtained her Bachelors in Music in Jazz Studies Vocal Performance.

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    Zoë Collins
    Costume Designer

    Zoë went to school for fashion design in Vancouver, BC and currently resides in Montreal, QC. A lover of costumes and problem solving, she is delighted that her skills are of use to this crazy caravan.

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    Jenn
    Generator/Jenn-erator

    Jenn fulfilled their dream of sailing across the Atlantic from Florida to Portugal in 2016. Unwilling to occupy U.S. soil upon their return, and committed to finding work that would allow them to surround themselves with creative folks delivering strong political messages, Jenn is now using their manifesting and organizing skills in service of the Caravan.

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    Will Young
    Interactive Media Designer

    Will is an Interactive media artist from London, UK. He has swapped avocado on sourdough in hipster cafes for a space in a 3-up bunk and scurvy.

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    Oona Kilcommons
    Lighting Operator

    Oona is a recent dance and drama graduate from the mountains of VT, a lover of ensemble theatre and intentional community since childhood. Other adventures include studying Commedia in Italy, helping direct an ecofeminist summer camp, and having 17 nieces and nephews. This is her first tour with the Caravan!

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    Tracey Wilkinson
    Assistant Director

    Tracey is a UK-based actress who works in stage, television and film. She has directed several shows in the UK and is very pleased to be directing in the sun. She started with the Caravan when the boat was a group of horses.

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    John Popkins
    Carpenter & Rigger

    John has worked as a theatre technician and designer for over 17 years. He is thrilled to return to the Caravan for the fourth time as a Carpenter/Fabricator and Rigger. He is currently based in Toronto.

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    Nektarios Papadopoulos
    Head Rigger

    Nektarios used to do circus in his previous life. He joined the Caravan for the first time as a rigger during the 2011 tour. He is happy to be back, and still makes bad jokes in his free time.

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    Natayu Mildenberger
    Aerialist – Cheam

    Natayu is a circus artist and dancer who trained at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada and École de Cirque Zofy in Switzerland. He is originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

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    Naomi Moon
    Painting and Design
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    Mimi Abrahams
    Technical Coordinator

    Vancouver to New York
    Touring and Home
    Try something new
    Make it Go
    Bad Haiku

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    Michelle Roche
    Tour Coordinator & Assistant Cook

    Michelle is an arts professional specializing in theatrical events in non-traditional spaces. Also resident dancing queen.

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    Markus Weinfurter

    Some facts: Builder, sculptor, performer, documentary filmmaker, theatre person, jack of all trades, gypsy, savvy, nice guy, 9 years with the Caravan, German.

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    Maryke Simmonds
    Prototyping & Production

    Manatee GIF

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    Jordan Lloyd Watkins
    Projection Design

    How do we create art that is accessible, engaging, and relevant? I don’t have the answer, but I intend to find out.

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    John Jennings
    Production Cook & Sound Designer

    John is an English man escaped to the Pyrenees. Sound engineer and musician currently cooking (with love) for the crew.

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    Erin Cyffka
    Aerialist – Xiu

    Erin is a Los Angeles-based aerialist and contortionist. This is her first season with the Caravan. www.erincyffka.org

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    Emily Hughes
    Aerialist – Lupe

    Emily is a circus-theatre artist based in Toronto, Canada, trained at Ryerson Theatre School and immersed in the circus arts since the age of 8. You can find out more about Emily’s work at www.emilyhughes.ca or at www.herciniarts.com

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    Jane Kirby
    Aerialist – Amel

    Jane is a circus artist who grew up in the suburbs of Toronto and makes her home in various cities in Eastern Canada. When not creating or performing, she is also a writer and organizer.

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    JD Frost
    Singer – SwallowWart Five-Y

    JD is a performer and theatre artist originally from Hildesheim, Germany. This is his second tour with the Caravan.

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    Evan DeRushie
    Video Projectionist & Animator

    Evan is a stop-motion animator from Toronto, ON. This is his first time touring on the Caravan boat. Or any boat. More of Evan’s work at www.evanderushie.com

    Chelsea Mann
    Props and Masks Designer

    Chelsea is a puppeteer from the Florida swamp. She has created many original pieces of puppet theatre that have toured the U.S. and uses paper mache to create big and small puppet worlds.

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    Blyss Enns
    Corporate Liason & Production Assistant (Nans’ minion)

    Blyss hails from the Sidhehaven in the Pacific Northwest. When not being a theatrical circus pirate, she enjoys wandering in the woods, dancing naked in the moonlight, and singing showtunes in the pottery studio where she is an apprentice.

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    Dan Durica
    Ecovillage Coordinator, Accountant & Video Producer

    Lives at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Missouri. Being a snowbird to escape the globally warmed North and eat fresh fruit.

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    David Parker
    Sound Designer & Sound Engineer

    David is a musician, sound designer and interactive and digital media artist. Before joining the Caravan he was a web developer, but he is enjoying his new life as a pirate.

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    Gary Magwood
    PR

    Gary is an old friend and supporter of the Caravan Stage Company. His areas of expertise exceed the limitations of this brief bio!

    Jane Clugston
    Costume Designer

    Jane nearly ran off with the Caravan 35 years ago while on her way to a job at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Since then she has worked as an animator and prop builder at Will Vinton Studios, Jim Blaskfield Studios and Chel White Films. She is currently the owner-operator of the Belfry, a quirky little mask, prop and puppet shop in Portland Oregon.

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    Anna Vigeland
    Choreographer

    Just as she was starting to run away from the circus, Anna met the Caravan—docked on a marina in Salerno—and joined without hesitation, trading her former life as an aerialist for a new one behind the scenes. After making choreography with the buoyant circus performers of Hacked (2013 & 2014), she came back for Nomadic Tempest, pulled once again by the art and momentum of the Amara Zee.

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    Charlie Hamou
    Carpenter & Production
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    Doria Bramante
    Administration & Donor Relations
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    Bronwen Moen
    Masks, Scenic Painting & Props

    Bronwen is an Artist/Designer from Montreal QC. This is her third production with Caravan and loves the collaborative magic of making characters and creatures come to life. To see more of her work see www.bronwenmoen.com

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    Cameron Shook
    Cultural Liaison

    Cameron is most excited to experience life on the boat, having been involved with many of the movers and shakers of its long history. He is also a cultural liaison for the Caravan Farm Theatre, the Amara Zee’s Canadian cousin. He is happy with the boat’s catch-and-release policy, without which he never would have got his family back.

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    Harry Shook
    Research & Communication/ Apprentice Captain

    Harry hails from Armstrong, BC and is excited to be part of the Caravan odyssey. He enjoys script supervising, understudying the Swallowwarts, storm consulting and pushing buttons. Future plans include building lego-sized solutions to real world problems.

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    Ralph McCutcheon
    Shopping Wizard

    Ralph is a St. Petersburg, FL local with a long career in the arts – as tour director for dance companies, theatre technician, chef & shipwright for the HMS Bounty. Generously available to help local artists on sets & props, Ralph is currently working with Performing Arts Consortium of St. Petersburg on past & future performances.

  • Adriana Kelder, Paul Kirby
    STAGE DIRECTOR AND CAPTAIN

    In 1970, they created and built the Caravan Stage Company, originally with horse-drawn caravans performing in a large tent. In 1993 they decided to change from land to sea travel. Four years later the present theatre ship, Amara Zee, was launched. Always together, always nomadic, always performing, traveling and sailing through North America…

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    Alisha Davidson
    Performer

    Alisha grew up in Ottawa, Canada. She studied acting at Studio 58 in Langara College in Vancouver. Alisha is so excited to be part of the Caravan for the first time this season.

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    Clara LaFrance
    Aerialist

    Clara lives in Oakland, CA. This is her first season with the Caravan! She is a circus performer, as well as an instructor. Clara specializes in aerial fabric and trapeze! She completed her aerial and circus training at New England Center for Circus Arts.

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    Danielle Kaufman
    Poster Designer

    Danielle lives in Long Beach, CA. This is her first season with the Caravan. Danielle is an activist and an artist. Danielle believes in community, love, peace, music, poetry and sauerkraut!

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    Davey Steinman
    Video Designer

    Davey is from Gillette, Wyoming. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2010. Davey is a designer, an educator, a puppeteer, a projectionist, a motorcyclist, and musician. He believes in the power of music and pickle-sickles!

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    Jerry Atric
    Rigger

    Jerry is originally from New Orleans! The 2015 season is her second season with the Caravan. Jerry takes on many roles with the beautiful Amara Zee, including cooking, rigging, and nightly musical entertainment on the ukulele or electric guitar.

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    Jove Smith
    Performer

    Jove grew up in Kansas, but has lived in many cities across America. This is his first season with the Caravan Stage Company. Jove is a musician, a poet, a writer, a painter, a performance artist, a singer, and a spiritual being.

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    Lutz Gock
    Lighting Designer

    Lutz is from Germany! After 30 years of designing lights and sets in the US and Europe, he discovered the Caravan Stage Company. He has been a part of the company since 2010. He loves to love and loves to laugh with the many wonderful people he has met along the way. SKOL!

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    Natalie Kulesza
    Performer

    Natalie is from Toronto, ON, Canada. She studied acting at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. This is her first season with The Caravan Stage Company.

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    Rachele Porto
    Performer

    Rachele is from Italy! She joined the Caravan for the first time, while the company was touring in Europe. Rachele was lucky enough to be a part of a few different Caravan productions. This is her second time touring HACKED in America and she is looking forward to revisiting her role. Va bene!

    Richard Villa

    Richard Villa
    Rigger

    Richard grew up in Los Angeles, CA. Currently, he lives nowhere and everywhere and will continue to do so for a long time to come.

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    Nick Swan
    Sound Engineer

    Nick lives in Guelph, Ontario. This is his first season with The Caravan Stage Company! He received his BA in theatre studies from Guelph University in 2014. In 2007, he received a radio-broadcasting diploma from Fanshawe College.

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    Olivia Joy Braza
    Performer

    Olivia currently lives in New York City. She studied music and theater at the University of California. Her first experience with The Caravan was in 2009 and she is so excited to be back on the Amara Zee.

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    JD Frost II
    Performer

    JD grew up in Hildesheim, Germany. He moved to America in 2010 to attend college in Pittsburgh. He graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts in 2014, with a BFA in Theater Arts, concentration in Musical Theater. After graduation, he moved to New York City and lived there for a few months before discovering the Caravan Stage Company. He is so appreciative to be a part of this community. The Caravan has opened up a new world of possibilities.

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    Lindsey Sherman
    Performer

    Lindsey grew up in Rockland County, New York. She graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts in 2014, with a BFA in theater arts, concentration in Acting. After living in New York City for just a few months, she was lucky enough to find the Caravan tucked away in an industrial site in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Now, she is happy to call the Amara Zee home. Lindsey is thankful to all the Caravan has given her and is excited for all of the adventures to come.

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    Ryan Scafuro
    Film Maker

    Ryan is an independent filmmaker and Local 600 director of photography based in NYC. Originally, Ryan planned to make a short, ten-minute documentary about The Caravan Stage Company, but was pulled in by the magic and is currently working on creating a full-length feature film. He may have started out as an outside observer to the Caravan, but he quickly became a part of the crew whether he liked it or not!

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    Sebastian Mciver
    Engineer

    Seb hails all the way from Yorkshire. He is very distinguishable by his thick accent, rainbow bandana and really, really, really, really bad jokes. He drinks on average 20 cups of fine Yorkshire tea a day. Joined the Caravan whilst over in Europe in 2011 and decided to continue the journey for another year as the Amara Zee’s engineer. However, he also plays a major role as a rigger and a cook.

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    Teagan Daysh
    Production Crew

    Teagan, from Adelaide, Australia, recently received her degree in marketing and management. She heard about the Caravan from past Caravaners, whilst traveling in the Caribbean. Her position as an administrator with the company is her first job in her field of interested and she is excited to be gaining first hand experience working in tour management. In her spare time, she enjoys jogging and playing guitar.

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    Terrance Jegaraj
    Performer

    Terrance is from San Lorenzo, California. He is a graduate of UCLA, where he studied vocal performance. This is his first season with the Caravan and he is so excited to experience the journey! Terrance has a deep love for music of all kinds. He wishes to share his joy of a cappella choral singing with the Amara Zee crew. Namaste.

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    Trevor Campbell
    Video Designer

    Trevor is from Oakville, Ontario. He studied at Sheridan College, as well as York University. Trevor has a background in theatre, mixed-media visual art, and marketing and communications. He enjoys meeting new people, laughing, and talking into banana phones.

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    Victoria Quine
    Aerialist

    Victoria is from Bethel, Connecticut. She currently lives in Oakland, California. She is a competitive dancer, acrobat, object manipulator, juggler, and aerialist. She trained in circus performing at the National institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne, Australia. She furthered her studies of aerials and acrobatics in Boston and then continued her training with the New England Center for Circus Art’s Professional Track Program.

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    Francesca
    Sound Engineer

    Francesca is from Italy! This is her first season with the Caravan. Andiamo!

  • Adriana Kelder, Paul Kirby
    STAGE DIRECTOR AND CAPTAIN

    In 1970, they created and built the Caravan Stage Company, originally with horse-drawn caravans performing in a large tent. In 1993 they decided to change from land to sea travel. Four years later the present theatre ship, Amara Zee, was launched. Always together, always nomadic, always performing, traveling and sailing through North America…

    Rachele Porto
    PERFORMER

    Isn’t only Italian, she IS Italy herself ! After living in Barcelona from 2003 to 2008 and returning to Italy, she joined the Caravan, everything happening in a single day. What was an experience at the beginning became a lifestyle and it is now her third tour with the Caravan. Always with a smile on her face, everyone loves her sunny accent and the « Va bene » (Okay) she says so often.

    Mathieu Pelletier
    PERFORMER

    Grew up in Shawinigan, Québec. He made the jump to Europe when he was accepted in the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris in 2006 and barely came back to America ever since. He then lived and worked in Spain, Germany and Belgium. Getting in touch with the Caravan in 2007, it took him seven years to make the schedules fit, but hey, he made it and it was all worth it ! Now, the Caravan brings him back to his origins : right across North America.

    Dilys Ayafor
    PERFORMER

    Was born in France from Cameroonian parents (A diplomat and a teacher), but unfortunately doesn’t speak French because she moved to Ottawa when she was two. In 2010, she applied to Ottawa Theatre School thinking it was a singing school, but ended up studying acting… and loved it ! After school, she performed in « Ladies of the Lake » at the « Great Canadian Theater Company » and « In the Next Room : The Vibrator Play » at the « Gladstone Theater ». On board, little sunshine Dilys shares a constant positive attitude as well as a beautiful voice.

    Lilly Donovan
    ASSISTANT COOK, SAILOR AND BACKSTAGER

    Born in Melbourne Australia, she has specialized in props for musicals and worked as an assistant stage manager for « Circus Oz » in Australia for 5 years. Since last September, she was sailing on a tall ship as a crew member and ship’s cook until a friend told her about the Caravan. She then applied as a set builder for the production in Jacksonville, but missed it because of a long visa application and ended up touring instead thus mixing all her jobs of the last few years… and it tastes delicious!

    Katie Davies
    LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

    Was working at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, the oldest continuously opened theatre in Great Britain, when she felt the call of the Caravan. A few of her friends of her worked for the Caravan before, she had done sailing jobs, theatre jobs, lighting shows on a cruise ship, but the Caravan just seemed to have it all. It isn’t easy, but ultimately, she quit her job with Charlie to come on the Caravan… And here she is!

    Charlie Knight
    SOUND ENGINEER

    Has spent the last year working as a flyman at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre when a friend told him about the Caravan. On a rainy winter’s day, he decided to go somewhere hot, on a boat with his friend Katie. They called the plan « Operation Pirate Summer » before knowing they would apply to the Caravan in order to be able to discuss the plan in secret. One day, after a particularly frustrating day at work, they applied together, fueled by strong coffee and dreams of a life at sea. Now he’s here, aboard the Amara Zee and the sound system is his instrument. Music follows « in the dust of his trail ».

    Ron Hinton
    ENGINEER

    Is a skill collector who basically repairs any sort of random things on this ship. He is always happy to repair or build anything that he can and is definitely not afraid to try something he has never done before. Born in Jacksonville, he started helping the Caravan as a welder and was then asked to join as a jack-of-all-trade Engineer of the Amara Zee.

    Pauline Frémeau
    TOUR COORDINATOR & VIDEO OPERATOR

    She has the difficult task of putting some order in the Caravan’s chaos: Visa applications, phone calls, places for the ship to stay overnight, PR etc. Previously working as a coordinator for many companies and festivals in France, cook and bar tender for the British circus company « No Fit State Circus » in 2013, then she wanted to travel more and keep working with crazy circus families. Now the Caravan offers her a nice balance between the excitement of sailing and the routine of her job… as long the Caravan can offer a « routine »!

    Zoe Sabattie
    AERIAL PERFORMER

    Discovered aerial disciplines when she was 14. She liked it so much that she wanted to stop school right away to dedicate herself to circus… She found a compromise by studying in a special high school programme in Chatellerault offering two hours of circus a day. She then went to Québec in 2008 to study in Québec’s circus school. After she graduated in 2011, she worked all over Europe, in Québec with Cirque du Soleil, in Nepal, on Cruise Ships and is now working with the Caravan since 2013.

    Ruzhin Babaei
    SHIP ENGINEER, RIGGER, VIDEO TECHNICIAN

    Was born in Teheran where she studied computer software and then moved to England in 2007 as a student to study filmmaking. Funnily enough she now repairs everything except computers, from the abyss of the engine room to the rigging in the sky. When not on the Amara Zee, Ruzhin builds playgrounds in Africa with her company « Team Playground » . She is also a very skilled backgammon player.

    Daniel Abadie
    PERFORMER

    Was born in Buenos Aires and moved to Ontario in 1987 to escape Argentina’s political instabilities of that time. First finishing his studies in Voice Performance he then sang mostly operas in Ontario before progressively switching to musicals. After having flying and scuba diving lessons, he now ends up singing 25 feet high in a giant puppet on the Amara Zee.

    Francis Stallings
    AERIAL PERFORMER

    Grew up in Atlanta and moved to New York at 25. Before performing, she first earned 2 degrees in art : Sculpture and Art Education. After the second degree, she taught in Quito, Equador and kept travelling around the world for the following years. She started aerials at 27 and progressively began performing in New York City and teaching aerial. This past year, her interest in travelling and learning more aerial led her to Casa de arte y circo in Mexico City and several schools and teachers in California. The Caravan adventure presented itself shortly upon returning from California. Within two weeks, she joined the ship as an aerialist. She’s excited to see Canada, if she makes it that far in a ship without AC…

    Jesse LaVercombe
    PERFORMER

    Jesse LaVercombe grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied at the National Theatre School of Canada. He’s acted in various theaters in Toronto, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Fredericton, and in Newfoundland, and recently performed his solo show, Preacher Man (Published by Indie Theater Now, New York, NY), across Canada and in New York City. He was the composer for the epic parable/musical, The Life of Jude (Toronto SummerWorks), to be published this year by Scirocco Drama, and is a jazz pianist and songwriter.

    Bernard Pearce
    COOK

    Champion of deliciousness, he was born in Louisiana in the area of Acadiana until he moved to New Orleans. Before getting on the Caravan, he was cooking for the movie catering « Tree Hugger Company » and working as a sound engineer in « Siberia », a music venue in New Orleans. Wanting to get on the water, cook and make audio-visual work, he found out the Caravan was the perfect combination. Life has been great ever since.

    Claire Rouleau
    PERFORMER

    Born in Quebec City, Claire grew up travelling according to her naval fathers postings and pursuits. No one would have anticipated her following in his nautical footsteps, but she inherited his sea legs and love for being on the water. Since graduating from Sheridan College’s music theatre performance program last May, work opportunities brought her from all over Newfoundland to Whitehorse, Yukon, and most recently to Jacksonville, Florida where she set sail singing with the Caravan. When she isn’t “washing that man right out of her hair” on the ukulele, Claire has been happy to take on the roles of vegan baker, berry picker, zumba teacher, lighting assistant and pin up want to be on board. She anxious to see where she will anchor down next!

    Danny Wild
    PERFORMER

    First toured with the caravan in the sommer of 1989 for the show “Coal Forest” when he was 24 and the caravan was still horse-drawn. Coming back to the caravan every now and then because he loves it, it is now his 8th production as a performer, but he also conducted many workshops for the Caravan. When not on the Caravan, he works as a dancer in Toronto and Winnipeg.

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    Robbie Steen
    SHIPS BOSUN AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

    I come from a tiny village called Sway in the heart of the new forest, England. Having spent five years traveling the world working on huge corporate cruise ships the Caravan & the Amara Zee is certainly bringing me back to what matters.

  • Adriana Kelder, Paul Kirby
    STAGE DIRECTOR AND CAPTAIN

    In 1970, they created and built the Caravan Stage Company, originally with horse-drawn caravans performing in a large tent. In 1993 they decided to change from land to sea travel. Four years later the present theatre ship, Amara Zee, was launched. Always together, always nomadic, always performing, traveling and sailing through North America…

    Margarita Alevizou
    BACKSTAGER/CO-COOK

    Born in Athens on 11 May 68 “It matters not how my personal odyssey brought me to the Amara Zee…what matters indeed is the nomad’s path where Art is Life’s expression – that is Caravan Stage and I am a part of it, as costume maker, as cook and as puppeteer.”

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    Bruno Barone
    SINGER/ACTOR

    Living in Milan, where he works as a performer, singing teacher and composer. Live, dream, keep on fighting and being SYB*

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    Edward Bramall
    SOUND ENGINEER

    A Music Production Graduate who has worked with theaters for two years. Still makes it up as he goes along but don’t tell anyone!

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    Elise Briccolani
    CO-COOK/ BACKSTAGER

    With a BA in Social Anthropology I spend my time learning about cuisine and global fusion, and training in circus and performing arts. I recently co-founded a non-for-profit collective running inclusive projects in arts, education, community sustainability and environmental regeneration contexts. www.sondryfolk.com

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    Linn Broden
    AERIALIST

    I always wanted to join the circus. Already as a small girl I was doing acrobatics and trying to turn my body in weird ways. And now after many years of circus school, I did run way with the circus, this time with the amazing beautiful Theatre ship the Amara Zee. And as all of us here I am SYB*

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    Dario Bukovski
    FILMMAKER / CARAVAN RESIDENT WEB DESIGNER

    After dedicating the whole of 2013. to an award winning documentary Nada’s Home, Dario is currently busy with his new croatian anti depression documentary with a depressive name “We All Need A Dream”. He never stops, yet always plays. Official website

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    Fabio Constantino
    AERIALIST

    The 22yr old that misses flights…well he is still SYB*. He enjoys doing acrobatic stuff, singing and making cloths. Like a pirate with hidden treasure his alter ego Paloma also loves to jump on board as well.

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    Lutz Gock
    LIGHTING DESIGNER / BACKSTAGER / DRYDOCKER

    After 30 years of designing lights and sets in the US and Europe, the last two years and the work on the Amara Zee “revived my wonder”.Thanks to all Caravaners and people we have met on those tours. LGL CONCEPTS

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    Sofia Goncalves
    AERIALIST

    She’s the little Portuguese girl that never settles down. Always lost in the world she was found by the Caravan and jumped on board ready to sail and fly!! She’s now SYB*

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    Ivan Marović
    COMPOSER

    Ivan Marovic is a music college dropout, and lover of abstract sounds. His ambition in life is to move to mountains someday and become a wise old man with long beard.

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    Maddie McGowan
    AERIALIST

    From London she loves hanging off things and being high up in the air so circus was an obvious career choice. The chance to do this off a pirate boat was just too SYB* to turn down! When she finally quits such malarkies she plans on devoting some time to another love by working in an orphanage for baby elephants. Really. www.maddiemcgowan.com

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    Seb McIver
    SHIP ENGINEER/ BACKSTAGER

    The Yorkshire man who doesn’t know a great deal but tries to, and is infamous for really, really, really, bad jokes and sayings such as Top banana, tops beans and good heavens. Lots and lots of love to you all.

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    Hans Nussbaumer
    PUPPETEER AND HANDS

    Hans is a voyager, wandering around looking for Konstantinopel. Hans likes chocolate with hazelnuts. Hans is a teacher who wants to learn a lot about the meaning of life. Hans can cook and give you a hand in many situations that life brings up.

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    Nektaries Papodopoulos
    HEAD RIGGER

    Comes from Greece. For more than 10 years he has been traveling the world doing circus. He just hopes he can continue to do so.

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    Rachele Porto
    ACTOR/SINGER

    I used to drift where the wind blows with my broomstick…singing, acting and laughing freely! Now I’ve got the truly wicked possibility to do all the things I love and discover the SYB* I me, on the Amara Zee! Thank you Universe!

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    Tom Richmond
    LIGHTING DESIGN

    Has been on the Caravan for a very, very, very long time.

  • Adriana Kelder, Paul Kirby
    STAGE DIRECTOR AND CAPTAIN

    In 1970, they created and built the Caravan Stage Company, originally with horse-drawn caravans performing in a large tent. In 1993 they decided to change from land to sea travel. Four years later the present theatre ship, Amara Zee, was launched. Always together, always nomadic, always performing, traveling and sailing through North America…

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    Anna Searle
    VIDEO ARTIST / GRAPHIC DESIGNER / VIDEO TECHNICIAN / BACKSTAGER

    Hailing from the courageous streets of Bristol Anna has a graphic design base which can be seen in her stylized and vivacious video creations. She savours manifesting audio visual experiences in performance based environments. Taking influence from the quirky chances in life and the beautiful people that fill it. There’s nothing better than letting inspiration take the wheel and going with the flow on the Adriatic coast. www.swankoid.com

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    Robbie Steen
    LIGHTING OPERATOR

    I come from a tiny village called Sway in the heart of the new forest, England. Having spent five years traveling the world working on huge corporate cruise ships the Caravan & the Amara Zee is certainly bringing me back to what matters.

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    Stephane Verma
    ACTOR/SINGER

    Has been studying classical singing in London for the past 5 years, performed in operas such as The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and Tosca has produced concerts in France, India and the UK. It is Stephane’s special fortune to perform on the magic stage of the Amara Zee.

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    Markus Weinfurter
    PERFORMER

    Markus, can’t put that guy in a box. So who is he…well basically himself but does a lot of stuff in the traveling school of life. He loves challenges and lots of creative people around him, so mind and body stay in movement.

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    Renee Benson
    VOCAL COACH / SILENT OBSERVER / DOPPEL KEKS PROVIDER / BELIEVER

    Renee Benson hails from the “Planet Earth”. After performing with the Caravan for three years, she returns as a vocal coach and musical entity. She resides in Vienna, Austria as a professional singer and cultural inquirer/snake charmer.Raisvox

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    Aline Blanc
    AERIALIST

    As an aerialist, Aline travelled from Brazil to South and North America and Europe, performing for TV, cinema, circus, theatre, opera, for years. Returning from a mystical experience in the East, flows of inspiration bring her to a new stage of her life.

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    Nicole Bowman
    SINGER / ACTOR

    Nicole is an actress, singer, songwriter, radioshow host and playwright. Love yourself, celebrate your life, and embrace your spirit! Its beautiful out there!

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    JB Cassagne
    ENGINEER / BACKSTAGER

    Once upon a time in a very deep forest, an enchanted mushroom gave birth to a magic jibibich. Fast as a slug, sharp as a goat, he used to travel around the world looking for the golden pelican. And then, one day on the Amara Zee …

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    Jem Furlong
    CHEF / CHIEF MONEY SPENDER / BACKSTAGER

    This wacky hacky sacky Aussy naked chef hails from West End, Queensland and is currently a student of the world, exploring the lands with a grand adventure in mind, a blues harp in her back pocket and a funky groove to her step.

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    Anna Kastrissios
    STAGE MANAGER / PUPPETEER / CO-COOK

    A bubble in a stream, a flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream. Rippling earthly meridians, leaving a wake, tiny cells shinning like stars.

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    Cihan Kuscu
    HEAD RIGGER

    Working as a rigger, industrial climber and special effects specialist for movies, commercials, live shows and concerts with his company in turkey-he likes to make people fly.

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    Eamon Mac Mahon
    VIDEOGRAPHER/PHOTOGRAPHER

    Raised in the wilderness of Western Canada, photographer/videographer Eamon Mac Mahon has spent most of the past 10 years on the road, in the air, or at sea. His photos have appeared in publications including National Geographic, the Walrus and the New Yorker.

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    Sara Miegge
    ITALIAN TOUR COORDINATOR / VIDEO TECHNICIAN

    Do you have bio? No.

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    Angola Murdoch
    AERIALIST

    Angolas childhood was spent in Canada finding things to hang upside down from. She grew up and now does this professionally. So when the opportunity came to hang from the mast of a sailboat she jumped on board. www.lookuptheatre.com

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    Alex Myers
    RIGGER / BACKSTAGER

    Alex is excited to be back for her third tour with the Caravan. She loves theatre, sailing, and her family on the Amara Zee.

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    Alisoun Payne
    AERIALIST

    From beautiful Vancouver, Canada. She loves outdoor performance and often performs on the sides of buildings back home. As a terminal thespian and lover of boats and the sea, this performance is like her wet dream. www.alisounpayne.ca BLOG

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    Walker Reisman
    ENGINEER / BACKSTAGER

    He rocks Petes speak easy in new Orleans. In his 4th Caravan season, Walker has been promoted from chief engineer to cook and then demoted back to chief engineer.

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    Andrew Scorer
    SINGER

    Based in Toronto, Canada he has performed in more than 100 shows including 5 with Caravan Stage. He still believes in elections and has even been a candidate with the green party of Ontario.

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    Evelyn Stavrinidis
    STAGE MANAGER

    I adore theatre. It’s a medium I believe in. I’ve known for a long time now that I want to live this industry and the Caravan are who helped me see this, as well as what it is to live a dream.

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    Tim Steer
    SOUND ENGINEER

    Tim is a freelance sound engineer from England who cant think of anything particularly amusing or interesting to write about himself (no-one reads these things anyway, right?)