Who We Are

Elizabeth Saunders

Liz brings over 30 years of acting, directing and teaching experience to to the table

 

A much sought after and versatile actor Liz holds a BFA in acting from the University of Alberta and an MA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Toronto

Liz has coached privately for over 10 years as well as being regular acting instructor at George Brown College's theatre performance program and at Randolph College for the Performing Arts as well as leading workshops for such leading arts organizations as Shakespearience, Soulpepper and Young People's Theatre, among others. 

Selected film and television credits include regular roles in Global's Mary Kills People and Hallmark's When Hope Calls, as principal roles in Alias Grace, IT, Orphan Black, Disappearance at Clifton Hill, Imposters, Slings and Arrows, Frankie Drake, Schitt's Creek, Saving Hope, and Murdoch Mysteries.

 

As an actor she has had the great fortune to work with such talents as Caroline Davernhas, Catherine O'Hara, Tuppence Middleton, Mercedes Ruhl, Tatania Maslany, Greta Scacchi and Hilary Swank. She has also lent her voice to numerous cartoons, videogames and commercials, notably the long running series Franklin the Turtle 

Theatre credits includes several seasons at the Shaw Festival, leading roles in theatres through Canada including Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre, Young People's Theatre, St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Videocabaret (Dora Nomination for Confederation) Citadel Theatre, Nexus Theatre ( Sterling Award Nominee for 27 Wagons' Full of Cotton), Vancouver Playhouse, The Grand Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Aquarius Chekhov Collective (My Theatre Award Nominee for A Midsummer Night's Dream) as well as appearing in numerous independent theatre productions.

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Cliff Saunders

 Cliff brings years over 35 years of acting and teaching experience to the table

One of Canada's foremost physical actors he is a graduate of George Brown College's Theatre Performance Program and has worked extensively in in film, television, and voice as well as in theatres throughout Canada and in the United States 

Teaching credits include private coaching and teaching at Humber College, Randolph College for the Performing Arts, The Centre for Indigenous Theatre and Young People's Theatre. His specialty as a teacher is a focus on Physical theatre.

Theatre credits include the original production of Tony Award nominated 39 Steps on Broadway and at Huntington Theatre in Boston (Irne award nominee), Monsieur Thénardier in both the Broadway and Toronto Productions of Les Miserables. Other credits include principal roles at Soulpepper, the Stratford Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Festival (Jefferson Award nominee for The Heir Apparent), Tarragon Theatre, Mirvish Prod., Young People's Theatre      ( Dora Nominee for Pinocchio), The Citadel, Disney Prod.(Dora nominee for Beauty and The Beast ), The Grand Theatre, Drayton and Blyth Festivals. He has also choreographed fights and other physical work for a number of theatre productions.

Selected film and television credits include Chicago, Shazam, Titans, Open Range, Outlander, Murdoch Mysteries, American Gods, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Joan of Arc, Saving Hope and Northern Rescue, 

has also lent his voice to numerous commercials and cartoons including Camp Lake Bottom, Quads, Doozers

​and Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks 

 

Cliff has had the great pleasure to working with such screen luminaries as Annette Bening, Robert Duvall, Ralph FIennes, Michael Gambon, Holly Hunter, Neil Patrick Harris, John Hurt,  Catherine Zeta Jones, and  Renee Zellwieger.

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