Yehuda Fisher, Artistic Producer, Director, is the founder of Panfish Productions. An actor who was born and raised in Toronto, Yehuda has trained at York University, Second City and studied with people such as Tom Todoroff, Debra Joy, and Michael Kennard. For Panfish: Ronny in Welcome to the Moon, Jim in A Lonely Impulse of Delight, the Smoker in Babel Rap, Lee Melville in The Melville Boys. Selected theatre: Director, The Woolgatherer (KD Productions), Director, Room to Roam, Red, SwingSet, Intersection, Dead Zone (Theatre InspiraTO) Rigel in Hum of the Arctic (InspiraTO), A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer (V-Day Toronto), Tommy in The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (JR Theatre), Larry in Closer (PlayOn Productions). Selected film/TV: Drive Through: The Story Movie (Rendition Films), In The Can (Pandora’s Box Office), A Well Lit Life (Cullen Films) and Dual Suspects (Cineflix).
Lindsay Lowes, Stage Manager, is a graduate of McMaster University’s Honours Theatre and Film Studies program. Her passions for stage-management and original theatre led to her taking on the role for McMaster’s student-devised productions of ‘COGS’ and ‘Smashing Success’ (2014), Toronto’s InspiraTO Festival (2016), and now ‘Letters to Annabelle’. Other past credits include Assistant Stage Manager for ‘I’m Fine’ and ‘Mint Juleps’ (2013), and Co-Creator/ Co-Director/ Lighting Designer for ‘The Role Players’ (2015). Lindsay is excited to participate in her first Fringe Festival show!
Melanie Nablo, Assistant Stage Manager, is from Mississauga Ontario and recently finished her second year at the Ryerson School of Performance in the performance production program. Credits include: Assistant stage manager, Eurydice, Styx and Stones Productions. Assistant stage manager, Choreographic Works 2017, Ryerson school of performance. Assistant stage manager, A streetcar named desire, Marion Abbot Productions. Assistant stage manager, The Possibilities, Ryerson school of performance
Ashley Groves, Assistant Producer, Publicity, joins us for her second production with Panfish. No stranger to performing, design, running the tech table, and stage managing, her theatre experience is well rounded. Currently she is looking forward to expanding her skill set in the production side of the biz. As a full time Social Service Worker in the field of Addictions and Mental health, Ashley seeks ways to incorporate principles of social justice, diversity, intersectionality, empowerment and empathy into her passion of theatre. Ashley has had the fulfilling experience of fusing both social work and theatre; using drama and improv to help pre-teens with emotional and social delays connect with one another and their environment (Precious Minds, Durham Region).
Sadie Johnston, Sound Designer, is a Toronto based theatre technician, who graduated from York University in 2014. With an eclectic work background, Sadie has specialized in technical direction, sound and props. Select sound design credits include Alex in Wonderland with Solar Stage Theatre, and The Other Side of the Cubicle with Bay Street Performers.
Stephen Joffe, Playwright, is a Toronto-based actor, musician, and writer. He graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada‘s Acting Program in 2012. His play Offers of Home was produced by Panfish at Theatre Passe Muraille, and The Cocoa Stand was presented at the Labcab Festival. As an actor, recent Theatre Credits include: Tough Jews (Storefront – Dora Nominations), The Crackwalker (Factory), Like A Generation (Coyote Collective), Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week (Buddies in Bad Times), Taming of The Shrew (Repercussion), Horse (Theatre Hetaerae), and Wild Dogs (Canadian Stage). Recent film credits include: Life, Bang Bang Baby, Wet Bum, Bull, and The Anniversary; Recent Television credits include: Alias Grace, Murdoch Mysteries, Reign, Slasher, Max and Shred (2 Seasons), and Overruled! (2 Seasons). He has composed for companies such as Factory Theatre, Clocktower Theatre, Dauntless City Theatre, and Vazari Dance Projects, and is the lead singer/songwriter of award-winning band Birds of Bellwoods.