Profiles

Anna Silk
After graduating from STU in 1997, Anna continued her acting career in Toronto and later in Los Angeles, CA. She's starred in the television show Being Erica, earned the principle role of Bo Dennis in Lost Girl, and appeared in the recurring role of Roarke in Blood and Treasure.

Ryan Griffith
Ryan Griffith was involved in TST productions from 1999-2004. Following his time at STU, he went on to graduate from the National Theatre School's playwriting program. He's written five original plays which have been produced by NotaBle Acts, Theatre Yes, and Theatre New Brunswick.

Ilkay Silk
Ilkay is an actor, director, playwright, producer, administrator, and educator. Her impact on the development of professional theatre, film, and theatre education in post-Centennial New Brunswick is extensive. From 1978 until her retirement in 2014, she was Drama Coordinator / Director of Drama for St. Thomas University. In that time she produced more than sixty plays for Theatre St. Thomas (TST) and the vast majority of those shows were also directed by her.

Ruthie Luff, BA '10
Ruthie Luff’s passion for theatre took her all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. The 2010 STU grad is currently working as an actress in London, England.

Tania Breen
Tania is a former member of TST who has returned to STU as Musical Theatre instructor in the Fine Arts department. She's a former director of the Theatre New Brunswick Young Company and TNB Theatre School.

Mike Doherty
The Fredericton-based composer, sound designer, producer and musical director has more than 200 productions under his belt, including 15 with Theatre St. Thomas.

Sharisse LeBrun, BA '16
Sharisse LeBrun will be pursuing her passion for theatre and desire to teach after being accepted into a prestigious master’s program—a path she wouldn’t have considered without the help of her professors.

Kira Chisholm, BA '19, and Wei Qing Tan, BA '19
Graduates Kira Chisholm and Wei Qing Tan work in different parts of theatre production, but they both love it for the same reason—the process of bringing their imagination to life. This fall, they will both take that shared passion to the National Theatre School in Montreal.

Jesse Lapointe
Following his time with TST, Jesse went on to graduate from the acting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Since then, he's starred in a number of films, including Anonymous Zombie and Reel East Coast. 

Shawn Wright
Shawn Wright is a former TST'er who quickly made his professional debut with Theatre New Brunswick. He's starred on television in Murdoch Mysteries, Due South, and a host of others. 


Leah Holder
Leah is a Toronto-based actor, director, dramaturg, writer and educator. She is a graduate of STU and George Brown Theatre School, and is the winner of an RBC Emerging Artist Grant (TBTB 2016).


Tony Lepage
Following his time in TST, Tony began his professional career. He is currently starring in the broadway production of Come From Away in Manhatten, NYC.


Lee Kinney
Lee Kinney was a member of TST from 2006-2010. Following his graduation from STU, he completed a Masters in Fine Arts in the Director Training Program at Ohio University. He is now a successful composer and set designer in New York City. 


Sam Kamras
Sam graduated from STU in 2012 and went on to receive a Masters in Fine Arts from East 15 in London, England. She is now working as an actor, writer, and voiceover artist.


Step Taylor
Step Taylor went on to become a writer who's plays have been staged all across Canada. He earned a BA from STU and an MA in Creative Writing from UBC before graduating from the Acting Program at the National Theatre School of Canada in 2013.


Jeff Dingle
Jeff was an active member of TST from 2006-2009. After graduating from STU, he continued to study performance at George Brown College. He now resides in Toronto where he works in theatre and film. 


Crystal Laffoley
Crystal is a graduate of STU and the National Theatre School of Canada. She regularly returns to the National Theatre School to coach students in the Production Design and Technical Arts program. Her work has taken her to theatres across Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes.

Kate Sandeson
Following her time with TST, Kate went on to pursue stage management at the National Theatre School of Canada. She currently works with a number of theatre companies and most recently stage managed Soul Pepper Theatre Company's produtions of A Christmas Carol and Fool for Love.


Jean-Michel Cliche
Jean-Michel starred in a number of TST production from 2011-2015. Following his time at STU, he studied stage combat in Toronto and Saskatchewan. He currently teaches drama at the University of New Brunswick and is the instructor and owner of Hot Garbage Comedy.


Dee Chiasson
Dee performed in many TST productions but eventually transitioned to stage management where her love for the craft was fostered. She graduated from STU in 2016 and recently completed her Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Management and Producing at the California Institute of the Arts.