Jeff McMahan (Stewart)
For Fighting Chance Jeff has appeared in some girl(s) and The Laramie Project. Jeff McMahan’s acting credits include Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors and The Merchant of Venice (Bard on the Beach), Salt Water Moon (Jupiter Theatre), the BC tour of Night Light and North American tour of See Saw (Green Thumb Theatre) for which he received a Jessie Nomination. He has participated in staged readings with Playwrights Theatre Centre and Savage God’s Shakespeare Project. As a musician, Jeff has worked at Fort Steele Heritage Town and Precipice Theatre in Banff where he was also the Musical Director. Jeff is a graduate of Studio 58 and Selkirk College’s Music Program. He also premiered his own piece, The Man Who Couldn’t Deliver, in September as part of the Vancouver International Fringe Festival.
Becky Shrimpton (Steph)
Becky Shrimpton is pleased to be performing as Steph in her post scholastic stage debut. As a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, Becky had the privilege of portraying Constance Garnett in The Idiots Karamazov (directed by Chris McGregor), The Nurse in Medea (Directed by Lois Anderson), and Victorine Taillefer in Old Goriot (Directed by James Fagan Tait). She would like to thank you, the audience, for coming out to support independent Canadian theatre.
Ryan Mooney (Director)
Ryan is thrilled to return to the director’s chair after recently playing CB in Fighting Chance’s Pick of the Fringe hit Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Recent directing credits include the Canadian Regional Theatre Premiere of Rent, some girl(s), tick… tick… BOOM!, The Laramie Project, and the 2008 Pick of the Fringe show The Musical of Musicals: The Musical. Ryan has also had the opportunity to direct for other groups around town and favourite shows include Little Shop of Horrors (MKH Productions), The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Flower Drum Song (APPLAUSE! Musicals in Concert), The Mikado (Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society) and The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan Society of UBC.) He’s been twice nominated as Best Director at the Ovation Awards and once been nominated for a Best Director CTC Awards. Fighting Chance has also won a Xtra West Hero award for their production of The Laramie Project. Ryan will also be directing Fighting Chance’s next show Forbidden Broadway this January at the PAL Theatre.
Liz Wilton-McMahan (Stage Manager)
Liz is thrilled to be involved with this production. For Fighting Chance she has stage managed Rent, The Laramie Project (XTRA West Hero Award – Best Live Performance), tick, tick…BOOM!, some girl(s) and designed sound for some girl(s) and The Distance From Here. She also recently stage managed The Man Who Couldn’t Deliver at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, which also starred her brand new husband, Jeff McMahan.