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Co-Artistic Producers

Christy MacRae-Ziss

Christy is an actor, playwright, and producer who has worked in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Australia over the last several decades. She was the General Manager of Lost & Found Theatre for five years before co-founding Theatre Baddeck with her daughter Hannah in 2015. She co-wrote Theatre Baddeck's flagship comedy hit The Young Ladies of Baddeck Club with Hannah, and has also written The Passion and The Rock, two musical dramas that have been produced multiple times in Southern Ontario for a total audience of over 10,000. This fall her play, The Hydrofoil Mystery, will have its world premiere at Theatre Baddeck.

 

Selected stage credits: Shelby and M’Lynn, Steel Magnolias (Kent St. Theatre and Mohawk Dinner Theatre respectively, and twenty years apart!). Also for Mohawk Dinner Theatre: Jacqueline, Don’t Dress for Dinner; Diane, Sinners; Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond. For Lost and Found Theatre: Fanny Dubeau, Cariboo Magi; Mrs. Dickens/Mrs. Cratchit, Charles Dickens Writes a Christmas Carol; Christine, How It Works; Patti, Kimberly Akimbo.  For Theatre Baddeck: The Young Ladies of Baddeck Club, Harvest, Murder at the Inverary Inn, The Ladies Foursome, Dancing on the Elephant, He'd Be Your Mother's Father's Cousin, Sexy Laundry, Outside Mullingar, Where You Are and Myth of the Ostrich.

 

Selected film and television credits: No Place Like Home (Dwight Storring Productions), Dead Guy Walking (Cineflix), Family Business (Crystalline Productions), Ozion (Triben Entertainment Group), Norbert and the System (Pitcher Pictures). 

Hannah Ziss

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Windsor and a Masters in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is an actor, writer, producer, administrator, and teacher. She was the Media and Marketing Manager and Young Company Co-ordinator for Lost & Found Theatre Inc. before co-founding Theatre Baddeck with her mother, Christy, and moving to Nova Scotia where she currently resides.

 

Selected acting credits: for Theatre Baddeck: The Young Ladies of Baddeck Club (actor and co-writer), The Ladies Foursome*, Pocket Rocket, The Shoplifters, Myth of the Ostrich. Elsewhere: You Were My Friend (Nortesur Artistic Productions), Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol, Pocket Rocket (Lost & Found Theatre), Masha in Three Sisters (UP - Mainstage), Hermione in The Winter's Tale (UP - Studio Theatre), Lady Macduff in Macbeth (UP - Studio Theatre).

*Merritt Award Winner - Outstanding Production by a New or Emerging Company