MEET THE BOARD

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Georgie Adams

• External Coordinator •

Originally from Vancouver BC, Georgie is in her 4th 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, Much Ado About Nothing and as a stagehand in King Lear. She is looking forward to another great season of amazing productions and working with her lovely fellow board members. When she is not on stage or studying you can find her playing sports, thrift shopping or making smoothie bowls!

Sam Pomerant

Sam Pomerant

• Production Coordinator •
Born and raised in Ottawa ON, Sam Pomerant is a 2nd year humanities student at Carleton who hopes that one day he will earn a sustainable income. Since middle school he’d has a passion for theatre, starting off in a musical production of Charlotte’s Web. Since then he’s full immersed himself in the Ottawa theatre community, working with 7 local companies and produced his own one man show Perfect Date at the Ottawa Fringe Festival. In his first year at Carleton Sam fell in love with Sock ‘n’ Buskin, acting in both Pride and Prejudice and Angels in America. He’s excited to continue working with SnB and hopes that he can help contribute to another incredible year of theatre.
Grace Smith

Grace Smith

• Treasurer •​

Grace is a 3rd year student in PAPM with a concentration in Human Development and Rights. She has been involved in theatre for nearly a decade in school and community shows and is very grateful to now be a part of Carletons theatre community with Sock’n’Buskin. In addition to now being the treasurer for SnB Grace is an active member of Carleton’s UN Society. When not on campus busy with extracurriculars or school Grace loves to bike along Ottawa’s lovely paths and bake semi decent gluten free goods. Grace has acted in three shows with SnB, Almost Maine, Fahrenheit 451, and King Lear and can’t wait to be more involved as your treasurer this year.

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Tyreike Reid

• Social Media Coordinator •
Tyreike is in his 4th 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, Fire Chief Beatty in Fahrenheit 451, George Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, and Father in Eurydice. Now he is thrilled to be taking on his role as king of all things social and media for a second year in a row. When he is not attending an infinite amount of rehearsals you can find him sleeping in his 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

Lauren McLaughlin

• Graphics Coordinator •

Lauren is a 2nd year Media Production and Design student and is super excited to be on the board for this season! Lauren has been involved in theatre since her grade 3 production of The Princess and the Pea. Some of her favourite roles to date have been Glinda in Wicked and Shower Girl #2 in Legally Blonde. She also loves working backstage and was thrilled to do hair and makeup for SnB’s King Lear and Eurydice. She can probably be found wandering around downtown and taking photos or sitting in a coffee shop drinking her fourth coffee of the day. Lauren is incredibly excited to take on the role of graphics coordinator for the upcoming season and can’t wait to be involved in the SnB community as much as possible!

Arianna Fuke

• Internal Coordinator •

Arianna is ecstatic to be able to find such a wonderful community onstage in her 2nd year at Carleton. Having performed in many community theatre productions in her hometown of Oshawa, she is loving having a chance to again take the stage in this wonderful company with such fun-loving and talented people and can’t wait for many more productions to come.

Nicoletta Owens

• Outreach Coordinator •

Nicoletta is in her 2nd year of an English major with a concentration in Drama Studies. She is so excited to be a part of the Sock ‘n’ Buskin board after spending her first year in their production of King Lear. This will be her sixth year involved in theatre, after spending two years in pit bands for musicals and the last four acting in shows such as Arsenic and Old Lace, Newsies, as well as directing a full length play called The Girl In The Mirror. Her love of theatre also gained her some experience writing reviews of plays and musicals, for which she was published a number of times in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper. In her spare time you might find her reading, writing, baking, tending to plants, or trying on every article of clothing in her closet. Nicoletta is excited to contribute to another great season of Sock ‘n’ Buskin events and performances and can’t wait to see what the upcoming year will bring!

Rachel Stanley

• Webmaster •

Rachel is a 4th year English and French student who enjoys baking MasterChef-worthy desserts, riffing on her guitar, and theatre! From backstage to centerstage, she’s been able to grow so much from her years of theatrical learning. She is typically seen out in the wild singing karaoke, going off about sustainable fashion, or reading Shakespeare. Rachel is always down to hear about the latest conspiracy theory or your best scrabble score. She can’t wait for what this year has in store with SnB!

Laney Haugen

• Events Coordinator •

Delaney is a 3rd year English student who is excited to be part of this year’s Sock ‘n’ Buskin’s executive team! Delaney has loved performing and everything to do with theatre since a very young age and cannot wait to join the inner workings of the group that has become her family. So far, she has had the honour to act in SnB’s production of Angels in America and is looking forward to participating in the community as much as she can during the rest of her years at Carleton. When Delaney is not on stage you can find her baking and rocking out to showtunes, soaking up the sun, or reading an endless amount of books.

Niheatha Arumugam

• Events Coordinator •
Niheatha Arumugam is in her 3rd year of Sociology and is super excited be apart of the Sock ’n’ Buskin Theatre Company for the first time! Her theatre journey began in grade 6 when she played Princess Jasmine in the school musical Aladdin and since then she has gained many theatrical and film experiences that has greatly influenced her to be apart of more creative productions. She is also thrilled to be apart of SnB’s 2019-2020 season as a member of the production team for a modernized creative version of King Lear. Whether she’s drowning in essays or any school work you’ll always catch her watching Netflix or spending hours editing videos of her life.

THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

Natascha Sekerinski

From stage elf to stage manager to photo taker and graphic maker, Natascha is absolutely thrilled to be serving as one of the Co-Artistic Directors for another year! She still can’t believe that she’s had the good fortune to become so involved with the beautiful and vibrant friendship company that is Sock ‘n’ Buskin. Natascha is now entering her 4th year of Global and International Studies with a specialization in Globalization and Environment and a minor in Anthropology. When not exploring the theatre life, favourite procrastination techniques include planning her next trip across the Atlantic, figuring out cool ways to edit her latest batch of photos in Lightroom, learning a new musical instrument, tracking down dance classes and finding a floor to sit on and chat with friends.

Neve Sugars-Keen

Having climbed the ranks from actor in her first year to stage manager in her second year, Neve is now shocked to find herself a 3rd year student already who is very very very excited to be one of the Co-Artistic Directors of Sock ‘n’ Buskin this year! When not doing theatre, she reads a lot, plays many musical instruments (including the violin, bagpipes, and more recently, the harp), and does a little bit of kickboxing on the side. She also spends her time working towards her combined Humanities and Biology degree, and enjoys hanging out with friends whenever she can squeeze it in. She loves cats and would like to thank her beloved cat Tuque for reluctantly posing for this photo with her last year. Neve had a great time acting in King Lear and Pride & Prejudice and stage managing Eurydice last year and is very excited to continue to have the chance to be a part of the glorious community of SnB this season!