• Events & Accessibility •
Aahana is a 2nd year Cognitive Science student with a concentration in biological foundations of cognition. After being involved in many aspects of high school theatre, Aahana is super excited and grateful to be a part of the Sock ‘n’ Buskin 2022/2023 season! The first time Aahana joined a rehearsal as a crew member last season for Anne of Green Gables, she was immediately welcomed with open arms and found a place within the community. She had already made some of the best memories of her university experience within just two weeks of doing hair and makeup for Anne. She knew she had to snatch the opportunity to apply for a board position. Aahana is pumped and ready to learn more about theatre as Events Coordinator and to encourage others to join the SnB community.
• Production Coordinator •
Josiah is a 4th year Religious Studies student minoring in Philosophy. They are extremely gratified to be joining the Board of Sock ’n’ Buskin for this year, and those going forward. Josiah got their love of performance like many starting in children’s choirs and school theatre, and love and passion which has continued to present day. In recent years they have performed with the CGOGMC in their concerts and cabaret shows, as Luiz in the Savoy Society’s ‘The Gondoliers’, with the Carleton University Opera Ensemble; and with Sock ’n’ Buskin, as Mr. Collins in ‘Pride and Prejudice’, and as Al/Baker in ‘All in the Timing’. They also directed ‘Bad Auditions… On Camera’ for SnB last season and expect to be involved in a myriad of capacities this season too. When not engaging in performance they are more than happy to talk metaphysics, epistemology, apologetics, esotericism, and Vedanta with anyone nearby.
Siena is a 3rd year student studying Global and International Studies with a specialization in Global Politics and a minor in Music. She is extremely excited to be joining the Sock ’n’ Buskins Board as Treasurer for the 2022/2023 season. Siena is no stranger to the stage. This will be her 2nd season with SnB and she is super excited to work with such incredible and talented people. Last season, she was the Assistant Stage Manager for Advance Man and performed the role of Ruby in Anne of Green Gables for SnB. She has been actively involved in the arts since the age of 4 in her hometown, Leamington, as well as Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa and internationally. When she’s not busy with theatre or school, Siena is also a professional opera singer and has performed in over 40 operas since the age of 10. She is super excited to see how the SnB community will grow and to be a part of such a fantastic company.
Levi is a 2nd year student who’s majoring in Film Studies, and he is extremely excited to be joining the Sock ‘n’ Buskin Board for the 2022/2023 season. This is his 2nd season being a part of Sock ‘n’ Buskin, and he is excited to have this role within the company, and is ready to help its community continue to grow. He has been involved in theatre since high school, and is delighted that he can continue pursuing this passion with SnB. He had been a part of last year’s production of Anne of Green Gables, and had enjoyed the experience so much that he had decided to apply to join the Board. Outside of theatre, Levi enjoys watching horror movies, cosplaying and drawing, as well as spending time with his 4 dwarf rats; and he will definitely try to show you pictures of them. He is so thrilled to spend another year with Sock ‘n’ Buskin and be a part of such a wonderful community.
Olivia is in her third year of Journalism, with a minor in Human Rights. She is thrilled to be joining the Sock ‘n’ Buskin board for the 2022/2023 season! Having been involved in theatre since summer camp at age six, Olivia has felt first hand the positive impact theatre can make in a persons life. After being cast in SnB’s production of Anne of Green Gables last year, Olivia’s extremely grateful to have found such a lively theatre community as at Carleton. When she’s not busy trying really hard to be a competent social media coordinator, Olivia can be found writing articles, drinking too much coffee, and wandering around outdoors. Olivia can’t wait to see what’s ahead for the SnB 2022/2023 season!
Lauren is a 4th-year Media Production and Design student minoring in Film Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. She began her theatre journey 12 years ago onstage in her grade three class production of The Princess and the Pea, where she instantly fell in love with performing and storytelling. This is her third year serving as the board’s Graphics Coordinator, and has loved every second of her time at SnB from being on the board to acting in Bad Auditions… on Camera! and Anne of Green Gables to stage-handing and doing hair and makeup for King Lear and Eurydice! When she’s not in class or in rehearsals, Lauren loves to surf, pet dogs (especially her dog Tucson), try new coffee shops in Ottawa, and visit the cows in the Experimental Farm.
Arianna is dancing for joy to be part of the amazing SnB executive team for a third year in a row! She has been on stage since before she knew what the word performing meant. Some favourite roles including choreographing and performing as Rosie in Mamma Mia!, and appearing in four SnB productions, namely as Bobbie James in Concord Floral, and Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest. Arianna is in her 4th and final year as a Global and International Studies student and although she loves being onstage, she is proud to be keeping up her role behind the scenes on the SnB board. She hopes that she can continue to help students find their voice and passion with SnB the same way she did in her first year. If you love randomly dancing down the street, baking anything, or getting out into nature than you’ll absolutely find a friend in Arianna at this friendship company!
Erin is a 2nd year English student minoring in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She is honoured by the opportunity to help the Sock ’n’ Buskin family grow and flourish as the Board’s Outreach and Accessibility Coordinator this season! Erin has harboured a passion for performing from a very young age, bringing her to stages ranging from the local library to Carnegie Hall. She carried this passion with her through high school as a member of the RAP Drama Program at Cawthra Park Secondary School in her hometown of Mississauga, where she found a new passion for direction and performance arts education. Though pursuing a different field, she was eager to keep her love of theatre alive, and was ecstatic to find Sock ’n’ Buskin, “The Friendship Company”, and make her debut with them as Ronnie Cooke in their 2021 production of Advance Man. Erin encourages anyone, whether they’re a seasoned performer or a long-time consumer, to take creative risks and find a home here at Sock ’n’ Buskin Theatre Co.
Naomi is a 2nd year Journalism student with a minor in English. Her lifelong love of theatre has been going strong since her childhood days of watching Julie Andrews on DVD, and since then she’s done a ton of acting (and singing, though she isn’t very good). Her favourite roles have been Enid in Legally Blonde, Kristoff in Frozen the Musical and Lago in Aladdin. Last year, she worked as Assistant Stage Manager for Sock ’n’ Buskin’s The Importance of Being Earnest and had the opportunity to do sound and lighting design for the first time! When she isn’t frantically writing in the margins of scripts, Naomi loves reading, wearing weird earrings, and buying houseplants she can’t keep alive. She’s beyond thrilled to work as SnB’s External Coordinator this year and hopes to see your name on her volunteer list for the 2022/2023 season.
THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Andrea is a 4th year combined honours student studying Communications and Psychology. This is her 3rd season with Sock ‘n’ Buskin, and is pleased to embark on her journey as Artistic Director alongside her great friend, Gabbie Cruz. Andrea first fell in love with the performing arts when she began doing competitive dance at the age of 8, and her love for acting grew throughout high school, and has continued to grow through Sock ‘n’ Buskin. She has acted in Concord Floral, Advance Man and Anne of Green Gables with SnB. Andrea encourages all to join SnB as you will meet the greatest friends and create the best memories of your university experience! Andrea can often be found cracking the corniest jokes, listening to loud music and always busting a move 🙂
From sitting in a dark tech booth to being shoved (gently!) into the spotlight, Gabbie is extremely thrilled to return to the Sock ‘n’ Buskin board as Co-Artistic Director! They feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to help create and be a part of such a vibrant community at Carleton alongside the always-amazing Andrea and the wonderful board of executives! Gabbie is heading into their 3rd year in the Honours of Childhood & Youth Studies program at Carleton, with minors in Psychology and English; but when they aren’t trying to decipher academic jargon, they are stage managing for SnB, which is a challenge in of itself, though a rewarding one of that. You can probably find Gabbie going on long rambles about their latest hyperfixation with their dog on FaceTime, losing at Monopoly, or trying to figure out how to write a bio about themselves in third person. They hope to see many new and familiar faces this season and continue to keep the spirit of theatre alive and thriving at Carleton!