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Our Workshop Leaders

Ananya Antony

Ananya is an Indo-Canadian performer, who has been on stage since she was just 5 years old. She recently completed her studies at the University of Ottawa’s Acting Conservatory and is excited to share her love for theatre with others. In addition to pursuing her education, Ananya has worked with several different theatre companies across Canada, including PerSIStence Theatre, AOR Presents, and Shakespeare by The Sea, to name a few. Previous roles she has tackled include #11 in Sarah Delappe’s The Wolves, The Bookseller in Howard Barker’s The Possibilities, and Julia in George Orwell’s 1984. When Ananya is not performing, she enjoys many creative hobbies such as painting and writing. She is also a dancer who has trained in Bharatnatyam (Indian Classical dance), ballet, contemporary, modern, and Bollywood dancing.

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Billie Nell

an award-winning theatre creator, actor, arts organizer, & spoken word artist who has performed on national and international stages including: the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, Scottish Poetry Slam Championships, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival StAnza Slam, Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Their one-person play, The Remembering, was awarded the Ottawa Fringe Awards of Excellence for Outstanding New Work and Solo Performance and the Prix Rideau Awards for Outstanding New Creation and Performance. Billie played Joshua in the world premiere of Forever Young: A Ghetto Story at GCTC and is Director of Urban Legends Poetry Collective.

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Shauna Akkermans

Shauna is a director, stage manager, clown, and performer. She studied theatre at Bishop’s University and has completed Baby Clown at One North Clown and Creation. They are currently an Artistic Associate with 9th Hour Theatre Company. Credits with the company include Assistant Director and Stage Manager for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2023), Assistant Director and Rehearsal Manager and the voice of the Youth in the radio drama production of Beauty Will Save the World (2024).  Other credits include Director for Kind Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (2022) with ITR Theatre, and appearing as Chris, in the One Act Play that Goes Wrong (2022) with ITR Theatre. Shauna works diligently to create a courageous space in the rehearsal hall where actors can take full-body risks and do the dangerous work of making theatre. Shauna believes storytelling is medicine and all deserve a chance to partake. 

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Angelina Wehbe

Angelina Wehbe is an actor, singer, dancer and theatre creator who is currently based in Ottawa. She began her artistic journey as a singer at the age of 4 years old and has continued to work towards a career in the arts ever since. She is a graduate from the University of Ottawa’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting Conservatory. Her  works include a 2022 Fringe production that she co-created called Hi, How Are You? where she played Gwen, the role of Chandra in a Bear and Co. Production of Mixed Doubles by Kate Jaimet (2022), a Tactics Production of Exciting Cause by Laurie Fyffe where she played Nurse Emily as well as a member of the ensemble (2023) and a musical workshop lead by Kate Smith where she performed the roles of Sister Mary Nunchucks and Friar Tuck. Apart from performing, she has worked administrative positions for local non-profit theatre companies such as Odyssey Theatre (2021 & 2022) and a Company of Fools (2023). She is very excited to work with Skeleton Key Theatre!

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