Written/Choreographed by Laura Huckle
Lights/Sound by Mike Donovan.
The First Date: Claire Hewlett & Stephen Quinlan
Friendship Turning Into Love: Kimberley Drake & Mitch McGee Herritt
The First Sexual Encounter: Claire Hewlett & Ciaran Dyke
Commitment/Devotion: Allison Kelly & Mitch McGee Herritt
Monotonous: Jenn Brown & Shawn Walsh
Death of Wife: Kimberley Drake & Josh Druken
Grieving Man: Dylan Brenton
JUST TO LOVE is the debut show by Engine Productions in 2010. All music used with permission of the artist & SOCAN. Love and Thanks: Our performers, the LSPU Hall, Peter Rompkey, Andy Pyne, Mike Donovan, Chris/Nicki & all of the cats of the 55th Dimension, All fundraiser musicians and supporters, Gene at the Levee, Heather Bonnell, our ushers, Chantal Cahill, Jeff Payne, Mark White & Rabbittown Theatre, Potatowallet, The Scope, Tara & The Telegram, The Current, Steve Thompson, Robert Gautier, Jamie Skidmoore & The Reid Theatre, MSP Copy, & our lovely audience! Enjoy the show!
Laura Huckle is a 22 year old actor originating from Colchester, England. Laura moved to Newfoundland in 2006 and in 2010 graduated from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook Newfoundland, with a BFA in acting. Laura’s most recent credits include Girl in Momentum by Robert Chafe and Hermia in Midsummer Night’s Dream with the New World Theatre Project. Laura also enjoys volunteering with NIFCO and working at the LSPU Hall. Laura has really enjoyed her time in Newfoundland and has loved all her theatre experiences throughout the province.
Jenn Brown is an actor/director from Upper Amherst Cove, NL. She has a BFA Theatre (Acting) from Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus. She worked as Artistic Associate with the Grand Bank Theatre Festival, is on the board of A1C Gallery, and is a proud co-founder of Engine Productions. Jenn has acted and written for theatre companies across the province, has taught theatre with the NLAC Arts Smarts program, is an organizer for the upcoming Lawyna Vawnya arts and culture festival, and has recently begun dabbling in film. Jenn will be performing next in The Isemene Project at Rabbittown Theatre this May.
Kimberley Drake, a native of St. John’s, is ecstatic to be acting and producing in her hometown this year, after spending a year and a half traveling Europe and Asia. While obtaining her BFA in Theatre at Grenfell College she received many awards including the Tommy Sexton Triple Threat Scholarship for excellence in acting, singing, and dancing. Kimberley has experience in film, television, and is proud to be a co-founder of Engine Productions. Kimberley is eager to start producing shows she has longed to be a part of, and help other people start producing theirs!
Mitch McGee Herritt
Mitch McGee Herritt is a recent graduate from Grenfell’s theatre program, where he worked on Our Country’s Good, The Tempest, Creon and other plays. He has also worked with Rising Tide Theatre, Theatre by the Bay and most recently c2c Theatre. He is not a “trained” dancer, but loves to dance and is exited about working on this debut project.
Allison Moira Kelly
Allison Moira Kelly is a BFA Theatre (Acting) graduate from Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus. Her selected theatre credits include: Saltwater Moon, Play Me Home, No Man’s Land, As You Like It (Rising Tide Theatre); 1949, S.S Ethie, Neddy Norris Night (Gros Morne Theatre); Criminal Genuis, Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Our Country’s Good (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College); Pains of Youth (c2c).
Claire graduated with a BFA Theatre (Acting) from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and received voice training with Ronalda Hutton Macdonald. Selected theatre credits includes: Petty Cash, Murder in Green Meadows, The Gills (Beyond the Overpass), Wrong for Each Other, The Gills (Seabird Theatre Festival), Play me Home, Grand Bank Oprey, Gone Up Along, Soup and a Song, Shivers and Timbers (Grand Bank Theatre Festival), Our Country’s Good, The Tempest, Suburban Motel, A Dream Play (SWGC), Just to Love (SWGC), Creon (City of Wine Festival). TV: Life with Derek, episode 9; Above and Beyond; Pet ER.
Humans are inevitably all dancers, we live to a heart beat and have a body that responds to this natural musicality. Exploring the capabilities of this body and training to better express that heartbeat is why Dylan finds himself so captivated by dance. Having studied modern, ballet, broadway and as of late hip-hop with Lynn Panting Dance, he is always seeking to deepen this understanding. At 18, a first year MUN student, local actor and dancer, Dylan is intensely proud to be part of this beautiful exploration of human emotion and it’s effect on the body.
A recent graduate of the BFA program from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Ciarán has been involved both back and center stage in Newfoundland for as long as he can remember. Recently entering the world of film he is always on the lookout for up and coming new work across all kinds of mediums. In his time off-stage he can be found in the Performing Arts Archives at the QEII Library or burying himself under piles of personal projects. Recent acting credits include: Harry Brewer in Our Country’s Good, Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, and Stranger/Creon in Creon.
Shawn Walsh hails from the metropolis of Mount Pearl. After a long hiatus from dance he’s excited to dust off his legs and join the cast of Just to Love! Past theatre credits include: Petty Cash, Murder in Green Meadows, The Long Weekend, The Gills (Beyond the Overpass), Wrong for Each Other, The Gills (Seabird Theatre Festival), Play me Home, Grand Bank Opry, Gone Up Along, Shivers and Timbers (Grand Bank Theatre Festival), Our Country’s Good, Twelfth Night, Suburban Motel, A Dream Play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream (SWGC), Creon (City of Wine Festival). Training: Graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (theatre) from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Voice training under Justin Goulding.
Stephen is a recent graduate of Memorial University’s Bachelor of Music program where he studied voice. His most recent performance credits include Sarastro in MUN Opera Workshop’s production of Die Zauberflöte and L’Enfant et les sortilèges – an opera performed in and around the Maritimes with Memorial University’s Opera Roadshow. Stephen is excited to be part of Engine Production’s first show!
Joshua has recently concluded his studies on his BFA (Theatre) at Sir Wilfred Grenfell and is currently working towards a film minor at MUN. Josh is excited to be a part of Engine Productions and hopes you enjoy the show.
Lights & Sound
Mike hails from Goulds, NL, although he pretty much grew up in Petty Harbour. Mike gained much of his technical knowledge at IJ and Bishops College and then continued on to SIr Wilfred Grenfell College to earn his BFA in Theatre Stagecraft. Now living in St. John’s, Mike works as a lighting and sound designer and also as a technician. In May, Mike will be returning to the Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival for his fourth season. Mike has plans to further his education in technical theatre, with the ultimate goal of returning to London to design musicals in the West End.