• External Coordinator •
Originally from Vancouver BC, Georgie is in her third year of studies in psychology at Carleton with the hopes to become a developmental psychologist one day. Georgie was very involved in theatre in high school and so has been thrilled to have found a fun-loving theatre community like Sock ‘n’ Buskin. She has loved taking the stage in two SnB shows: A Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon and Much Ado About Nothing, and is looking forward to another great season of amazing productions. When she is not on stage or studying you can find her playing sports, thrift shopping or making smoothie bowls!
• Production Coordinator •
Gabrielle is a second year Psychology Major with a Concentration in Forensics, and while her interests scatter from just that, to written word, and to rugby, her passion has always been for the theatrical arts. Having been on stage since a very young age, Gabrielle is very comfortable in the stage lights, but is very excited to take the next step in her theatrical journey and join Sock ’n’ Buskin in this new year.
Originally from Brampton, ON, Sheldon is in his fourth-year of PAPM and has been active with Sock ‘n’ Buskin since he arrived in Ottawa. He has served as an actor, singer, writer, director, dramaturg, and stage manager in over 30 school and community theatre productions, and graduated with Merit from Mayfield SS’s Drama Regional Arts Program. In 2016, he wrote and co-directed the 9-award-winning show “The Red Road,” about the residential school system, for the Sears Ontario Drama Festival, reflecting his love for Grotowski and Artaud and his belief in theatre as a vehicle for sociopolitical commentary. Some notable past SnB credits include the titular characters in “The Elephant Man” and “Macbeth,” Donny in “Adult Entertainment,” and directing SnB’s “Fahrenheit 451.” He can often be heard talking decolonization, development, and dank memes, and takes great pride in his Brampton hipster grandpa aesthetic.
Sarah is a fourth year English Major with a Concentration in Creative Writing. She has been on the stage performing since she was 4, so now her legs are very tired. During her first two years at Carleton, Sarah acted and worked backstage in several Sock ‘n’ Buskin shows. Going into her third year with SnB now, Sarah is excited to see what her final year will bring. When not rehearsing she can be found shepherding children, eating Oreos, or in Roosters because she basically lives there.
Tyreike is in his third year of Communication and Media Studies and is thrilled to be a part of the board this season! Tyreike has taken part in many community theatre and school productions, and immediately knew that Sock ‘n’ Buskin would become his next theatre family. Since joining the company in his second year, his show credits include Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap and Fire Chief Beatty in Fahrenheit 451. Now he is thrilled to be taking on his new role as king of all things social and media. When he is not attending an infinite amount of rehearsals you can find him working his residence life job as a Residence Fellow and sleeping in his dorm room, while neglecting all school work until the night before its due. Tyreike is very excited for the upcoming season and encourages all of you to say hello! Follow him on IG: @Ty_J_Reid
Victoria Leda Ricciardelli
Victoria Ricciardelli is a fourth-year student in a Combined Honours of English and Psychology. Victoria has had a past in directing within the Youth Infringement Festival (Madness 4.48, Misery, Dead Dream Graveyard, The Toast With The Most) and acting in Sock ‘n’ Buskin’s 2018-2019 season (Much Ado About Nothing, Fahrenheit 451). As Victoria is aiming towards a future career in drama therapy or a related discipline, she is extremely grateful to be the company’s graphic coordinator. She is honoured to be involved with such a creative and uplifting community and is excited to capture the memorable moments of SnB’s 2019-2020 season.
Neve is a second year Humanities and Biology student who is very excited to be on the board this year! When not doing theatre, she reads a lot, plays many many musical instruments (including the violin, bagpipes, and very recently started the harp), and does a little bit of kickboxing on the side. Neve is also the undefeated champion of Ontario (or at least her family) of the medieval board game Nine Men’s Morris. She loves cats and would like to thank Tuque for reluctantly posing for the photo with her. Neve had a great time with Sock ‘n’ Buskin in Much Ado About Nothing and Fahrenheit 451 last year and is very excited to have the chance to be more involved this season!
Alex Wilson is a fourth? fifth? year Computer Science student with a passion for theatre and improv, who embodies the phrase “trash can, not trash can’t!” When she isn’t coding or making giant foam axes, you can find her playing MMOs, judging teenage theatre sports, drinking her weight in coffee, and being involved in as many Sock ‘n’ Buskin productions as possible. She has stage managed a group of wild rhinoceroses and performed as a weird dog thing, a weird sister, an even weirder sister, and the weirdest lit prof you could ever hope to have. Alex is incredibly excited to return to the board and work towards putting on an incredible season with the friendship company!
THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
From stage elf to stage manager to photo taker and graphic maker, Natascha is absolutely thrilled to be adding Co-Artistic Director to the list of ways that she has the good fortune to become involved with the beautiful and vibrant friendship company that is Sock ‘n’ Buskin. When not exploring theatre life, Natascha spends her time pursuing a degree in Global and International Studies with a specialization in Globalization and Environment and a minor in Anthropology. Favourite procrastination techniques include planning her next trip across the Atlantic, figuring out cool ways to edit her latest batch of photos in Lightroom, and finding a floor to sit on and chat with friends.
Sarah Sheils is a 3rd year English student who found her way from a small town to the big city of Ottawa. It took blood, guts and glory but she found a second family in Sock ‘n’ Buskin. When not on the stage (or drowning in readings), you can find her playing Dungeons and Dragons or filling a sketchbook with doodles. Sarah is thrilled to be a part of SnB for the third year in a row and she can’t wait to see our SnB members (both old and new) take the stage for our 76th season!