Cast & Crew

Co-Creators / Performers of Wild Wild Wilderness:

Gwendolyn Collins

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Gwendolyn Collins is a Winnipeg based theatre artist and honours graduate from the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film. She has taught for many years at Manitoba Theatre for Young People in their theatre school and for their summer camp program, and has recently become the Associate Artistic Producer... Read more

Aileen Audette

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An avid performer, makeup artist and founding member of the clown troupe The Talentless Lumps. Aileen graduated from the University of Winnipeg Honours Acting program in 2011. Having performed with the PTE Adult Company, Poor Fools, Green Kids, as well as the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the basis of her work is physical in nature and... Read more

Tour Guides for Target Zero Eco Tours:

Loc Lu

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Loc Lu has been a proud member of Green Kids since 2002. His first experience with the environmental group dates back further into his childhood where he can remember sitting in the audience and being entertainingly educated about the importance of the "3 R's." Loc has toured all over Canada with various Green Kid productions... Read more

Spenser Payne


Spenser Payne is a graduate of the University of Albertas Bachelor of Fine Arts acting program. She has been fortunate to perform and create theatre in both Edmonton, and her hometown Winnipeg. In Winnipeg she is a founding member of both Sweet and Salty Collective and The Talentless Lumps and a current company... Read more

Kent Suss


Kent Suss has travelled throughout Manitoba and across Canada performing in various media, including masks, puppets, mime, comedy, drama, spoken word, and Shakespeare!

In his work as a teaching artist through Artists in the Schools... Read more

Theresa Thomson

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Theresa is an Actor, Director, Instructor and choreographer, who has worked in theatre and film for over 13 years and is thrilled to be working with Green Kids again this year.
Her acting work ranges from Pinter to Brecht, children's theatre to sketch and improv and 17 Fringe shows in the past 17 years. Film work includes work... Read more

Eric Rae


A graduate of the University of Winnipeg Honours acting program, Eric has since on to add directing, producing and teaching to his list of skills. He is very excited to be working with Greenkids and is eager to bring a greater awareness of both the theatre and the environment to young minds. Eric hopes to bring his own unique spin... Read more

Administration

Daina Leitold

Executive Director


Daina holds a B.A. (Hons) in Theatre, with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg. She began working with Green Kids as a performer and writer in 1996, and became Executive Director in 2012. She has since expanded our programming to include projects in partnership with other Winnipeg education- and environment-based organizations like The Forks, Assiniboine Park Conservancy and Recycle Everywhere. Over the past 22 years, Daina has participated in every part of the Green Kids machine. She has created and developed 3 programs, written 2 plays, designed 3 productions, performed in 6 school tours, and produced / production managed 12 school tours, and 2 satellite programs.

In addition to her work with Green Kids Inc., Daina enjoys a professional career in theatre and film as an actor, designer and director. She also works as a drama educator in various programs across Manitoba.

Brian Richardson

Artistic Director

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Brian Richardson is a storyteller, a published poet, a playwright, folk musician, and actor. He often blends his other skills with his storytelling. As Artistic Director of the Heritage Theatre at the Forks National Historic Site he interpreted the stories of Winnipeg's past through the medium of theatre. His theatre background includes stage, screen, and sound, acting; a comedy troupe; cross cultural, cross disciplinary, collaboration; playwrighting: and directing. He holds a Liberal Arts degree in Biology.

 

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