WHO WE ARE...
Creator of HOC - Producer - HOCC member
Gabriella is an actor, writer, and producer who is deeply interested in people- why they do what they do, how they behave together, and what they believe in. She loves food, drink, and good hospitality, and if she could live anywhere in the world she'd live on the coast of southern Italy with the sea on one side and grape vines on the other.
Creator of HOC - Producer - HOCC member
Scott hails from the teeny-tiny village of St. George, Ontario. The village may have only one traffic light but it has a lot of heart; just like Scott. Did someone order cheese, because you just got served a whole platter! Now Scott is based in the multi traffic-light city of Toronto, Ontario. He is an Actor/Writer and enjoys peach pie and jungle gyms!
Creator of HOC - Director/ Producer - HOCC member
Jeannette loves cracking open provocative scripts from any era. She is filled with admiration and astonishment for all the talent each new generation brings and feels lucky to be allowed to work among such artists. And she loves the ocean.
Originally from Brampton ON, Adam moved downtown ten years ago to attend George Brown Theatre School. Since then he has acted professionally in theatre's across the United States, Canada and Japan. When Adam isn't acting you can find him building a house, playing a instrument or engaging in some kind of sporting activity.
Christina Gordon: Christina was born in Campbell River, BC and is a dancer, a singer and an actress (sometimes all at once). Over the last 30 yrs she has appeared in 7 non-consecutive seasons @ the Stratford Festival and performed in theatres in 7 Canadian provinces, 1 US state and Japan. She will answer to “Grandma”, “Witless” or “Chrissy” and her life motto is “If ya ain’t havin’ fun, get the heck off the stage!”
HOCC member - Fight Director
Michael Dufays is an Actor, Singer, Stunt man and Fight Director. He studied at AMDA and did Meisner technique in New York city and misses buying beers in corner stores, Greys papaya's hotdogs, and a good NY slice. That being said, He loves living in Toronto with his wife Casey and his baby Jaqueline, being an urban cyclist and playing Best Fiends on his iphone.
Kaitlin Morrow is many things including an actor, puppeteer, improviser and producer. The daughter of a puppeteer, she grew up surrounded by puppets and nothing has changed: her apartment is a puppet workshop/storage-unit and the bags of lifeless heads make her closets among the most terrifying in the city. When she isn't dealing with her puppet trauma, Kaitlin co-runs her multi-award winning comedy company Sex T-Rex, regularly annoys her neighbours with her hobby guitar playing and rolls some serious DnD with her pals (she is currently a level 15 elven wizard named Leaf).
Priscilla is a Toronto-based actor, singer and dancer. She graduated from George Brown Theatre School in 2015. Favourite roles include Gretchen (Faust, Theatre by the Bay), Mary Stuart (Mary Stuart, GBTS), Anna's Shadow (Anna Karenina, GBTS), Ase Gynt (Peer Gynt, GBTS), Livia (Women Beware Women, GBTS), Paula Tanqueray (The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, GBTS), Maureen (Rent: The Musical, ESA), and Anne (Anne of Green Gables, OSLT). Upcoming: Our Town (Theatre Rusticle/Buddies in Bad Times, Spring 2017)
HOCC member - Stage Manager
Julia Vescio is an actor, singer and proud Torontonian, with strong ties to her Greek and Italian roots. She is a recent graduate of the classical acting program at George Brown Theatre School. Select credits include: Lady Windermere (Lady Windermere’s Fan, GBTS), Cherry (The Beaux’ Stratagem, GBTS), Helen (The Cripple of Inishmaan, GBTS) Tzeitel (Fiddler on the Roof, YES Theatre), Anita (West Side Story, ESA). Film and television credits include: Degrassi: The Next Generation. Julia has performed at various venues across the city including Roy Thompson Hall, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and the Opera House. She also teaches a great group of kids at the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre. Upcoming: The Crucible (Kindling Collective, October 2016)
What we stand for...
It is Haus of Casati's mandate to produce relevant, contemporary work that supports and promotes Canadian talent in any medium. We are a non-profit association.
We are committed to producing Canadian content, whether that means supporting a Canadian writer, or supporting Canadian actors, musicians, producers, or other artists. We believe a production is Canadian if Canadians are working on it, regardless of subject matter, source material, or artistic influence. It is Canadian because we are Canadian.
We deeply believe in contributing to and supporting our community, which is why we seek out sponsorship from local businesses, and we ensure our "Closet" is full of shout-outs to local artists and entrepreneurs. We aim, not only to advance ourselves, but to contribute to the advancement of others in our neighbourhood.