Hemali Ratnaweera, Director

Hemali has a background as an actor, director and playwright. Her passion for theatre stems from her experiences of acting in collaboration in plays and musicals such as Champer Music (SMCT), Rock of Ages (AIS), Oedipus Rex (AIS) and WANT (VCDS). Her directorial debut was a production of Between the Sheets (VCDS) by Jordi Mand. She finds theatre to be a compelling, wonderful art that brings people together. She is very excited for you all to see Cursed! and hopes you all enjoy the show! Follow her on Instagram @Hemalisr

Kayla Kurin, Playwright

Kayla is an author, essayist, and screenwriter. She loves bringing myths and fairy tales to life for Slumber Studios, and her short stories and humor pieces have been published in various places online and in print like the Humber Literary Review Spotlight, The Toronto Star, The Weekly Humorist, Slackjaw, Belladonna, Jane Austen’s Waste Basket and Little Old Lady Comedy. Her most recent project, Sick Bae, is on a mission to bring humor to the world of health and wellness. Follow her work at kaylakurin.com/newsletter.

Paul Sockett, Dramaturge

With several decades under his belt on stages around the world, Paul is excited to join the Cursed! team as a story supporter; storyteller, and advocate for curious and courageous creativity.

Alex Buckenroth, Art Director

Alex Buckenroth is a Hamilton-based video production specialist and production designer. He’s excited to be working on his first Hamilton Fringe show, and had a blast bringing the set of Cursed! to life. Learn more about him and his work at alexbuckenroth.ca

Kate Megginson, Jessie

A recent alum of Saint Lawrence College, Kate is studying musical theatre at Queens and still finds time to summon the ancient gods. Past credits include Katherine Plumber in Newsies (The SPACE), Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (The SPACE) and Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret (St Lawrence College). She’s excited to bring Cursed! to the stage at Hamilton Fringe! and she’d like to thank her parents for that one birthday party with the balloons. Follow her on Instagram @Kate.Megginson

Bianca Jones, Sarah

Bianca is a Toronto based artist who is passionate about bringing stories to life! She is an alumni of St. Clair College’s Musical Theatre Performance programme, as well as, George Brown College’s Dance programme. After graduation, Bianca has played the Mad Hatter at The Alice in Wonderland immersive cocktail experience. She also sings at the Distillery Winter Village as a Candy Cane Caroler and has made appearances on various tv series’ on Amazon and Netflix. Credits: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Miss Barley), Freaky Friday (Ellie – understudy).

Tann Homonko, Hermes/Site Manager

Tann has been a performer in Toronto for many years now. Some credits include Smee in Peter Pan, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, and Jay in Downtown Jay (kids Fringe). He is very excited to be back performing in Fringe and to be playing the cheeky villain, Hermes! He hopes you enjoy the show! Follow him on Instagram @TannHomonko

Emily Schooley, Gia/Gorgon/Bladud/Varenus

Emily Schooley is an award-winning actor and filmmaker who has been performing in Fringe festivals across Canada since her 2012 debut in Zed.TO’s Byologyc (Toronto Fringe – Cutting Edge Award). She looks forward to returning to Hamilton Fringe with this magical cast and crew! Follow her work at https://www.patreon.com/EmilySchooley – you can also find her @emilyschooley across socials or @laughingcatproductions (laughingcatproductions.ca/https://chuffed.org/project/lcp-films) for project updates!

Mila Zubair, Miranda/Sulis Minerva/Donn Pluto

Mila Zubair is a Nigerian-born Canadian-raised actor based out of Toronto, Ontario. Jumping into the industry, Mila has been studying acting in Toronto and has been working in TV, films and commercials. Mila is excited to join the cast of Cursed and to be working with a great ensemble of actors and creatives! Follow her on Instagram @MilaZubair_

Emma Guy, Costume Designer

Emma is a costumer located in Toronto, Ontario. From researching to designing to building, she’s in her element when it comes to costumes. She brings elements from all of her shows with her wherever she goes. For Cursed!, she is now being needlessly pedantic about Roman clothing etiquette.