Kingston Cast Bios
Box 4901 was performed in Kingston, Ontario on June 15, 2019 as part of the FoldA Festival with the following cast.
Brandon is a young professional in Kingston, ON. Having studied Drama and Education, he has been seizing opportunities to grow and change people and places of all kinds. Brandon has acted in, designed, and managed dozens of local theatre by way of Blue Canoe Productions, Queen’s University, and the Storefront Fringe Festival. When he’s not theatre-ing, Brandon can be found watching game shows, cooking, or outside.
Michael Caitlin has ben involved with community theatre in Kingston for about 40 years. He has worked with many companies both directing and acting. Highlights for acting include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,The Drawer Boy, Bent, The Underpantsand August: Osage County. Michael has directed ‘night Mother, The Stillborn Loverfor which he won Theatre Ontario Best Director, God of Carnage, True Westand a number of musicals including Footloose, West Side Storyand Gypsy. Michael is excited to be part of the foldA festival acting in Box 4901.
Danish Chinniah is an actor, singer, director, and sound designer residing in Kingston, Ontario. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computing from Queen’s University, and studied theatre at the Dan School of Drama and Music. He is incredibly excited to be a part of some cool digital art. Recent performance credits: Aristophanes’ Birds(contemporary adaptation by Jennifer Wise, dir. Craig Walker); Goodbye Paris(Paul Ledoux and John Roby, workshop production dir. Eda Holmes).
Mack Coholan is a performer and creator from St. Catharines, Ontario. He currently attends Queen’s University where he studies English Language and Literature. Mack has most recently been involved in The Imaginary Theatre Company’s production of Minority Report as well as the Juvenis Festival’s LGBTheatre. He previously participated in the 2019 Focus Film Festival where his film, Pursuit of the Unikiller, won five awards including Best Actor and Peoples’ Choice. Outside of performing, Mack is mostly making music and writing in a variety of genres.
Douglas Connors is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised, Kingston resident (since 2015). He trained as a contemporary dancer (admitted to BFA in Modern Dance at Concordia U) and has been acting since he was 10. His many stage credits include: Martin Yesterday(Matt), Sauna: The Musical(Maurice), Priscilla: Queen of the Desert(Jimmy), Naked Boys Singing,and Chicago(Judge). Kingstonians may have seen Douglas at Domino Theatre in And Then There Were None(Dr. Armstrong) orThe Baby Grand in Bent(Greta). He’ll soon take on the role of Rudolpho in Bottletree.
Scott Forster is a recent graduate of The Dan School of Drama and Music, having earned a Master’s in Arts Leadership, a diploma in Arts Administration, and an honours degree in Drama (completing theses in theatre design, production management, and experimental theatre practice). Founder and current Artistic Director of Flesh and Blood Productions, Scott strives to foster a community of queer artists in Kingston, Ontario and develop new works that amplify marginalized voices.
I was the classic case of growing up gay in a small town being mostly in the closet throughout my high school years. Upon leaving high school I was able to truly embrace myself and found a home within the LGBTQ+ community. I believe that we all are finding ourselves every day; the anguish and triumphs that we experience shape us into the people we are today. I’m currently heading into my third year of Biomechanical Engineering at Queens University. I have loved theatre since I was young; however, within the past year I have changed from being in the audience to being on stage!
Matt Salton is the current executive director of the Reelout Arts Project Inc. home to Kingston’s queer film festival for 20 years. Matt has acted and directed in many local theatre productions for Domino Theatre, KingsTown Players and Blue Canoe Productions. Seven years ago, he was champion to Brian Francis’s Natural Orderduring Kingston Writers Fest’s Battle of the Books and is happy to champion his work once again.
Bryan Scott is a retired Recreation Therapist who specialized in Rehab medicine. After retiring Bryan returned to his roots here in Kingston from Toronto, wanting to be closer to his family and friends. Bryan is a proud gay man, proud father and grandfather. This is Bryan’s first play and is excited to be part of this production. He has always dabbled in creative expression and has enjoyed the arts in its many forms. Bryan volunteers at HARS (HIV/AIDS Regional Services) and is a Board member. Since retiring giving back to his community has become important.