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Brad Hampton - long bio* 

Brad has been working as an actor for over twenty years.

He began his career in Calgary, as an apprentice at the Lunchbox Theatre. It was in Theatre Calgary’s production of "Amadeus" where Brad - in the illustrious role of Various - met Rae Ellen Bodie, Cook.

After many wonderful years of work in Calgary (Alberta Theatre Projects, Spinstergirl Productions, Theatre Calgary, Lunchbox Theatre) and Edmonton (The Citadel, The Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Stage Polaris) Brad moved to Toronto where he has lived happily ever after.

Brad’s favourite theatre credits in Toronto include emceeing "The Spiegel Show" (Harbourfront Centre) and singing “girls’ songs” in "A Shameless Cabaret" (Harbourfront Centre, GLBT Expo Montreal and New York).

It was while he was in the chorus for the Canadian Opera Company’s production of "The Handmaid's Tale" that Brad met his pal Jean Stilwell and her friend, pianist, Patti Loach. Three years after that meeting, Brad and Rae Ellen Bodie co-directed Jean and Patti in their show, "Carmen UnZipped".

When not treading the boards, Brad can be found waiting in casting rooms for commercial auditions which he sometimes books. (Ask him about filming in Buenos Aires or YYZ Terminal 3. Or Brantford.)

Brad's film and TV credits include "My Dad Says" (short), "The Limits", "Aadan" (short), "The Smart Woman Survival Guide" (TV series), "Forensic Factor" (TV series), "On The Run" (TV series), "Zero Hour" (TV series) and "Living The Life" (reality TV).

When Brad is not acting, or waiting in casting rooms, or on-set, he maintains a small roster of performers whom he coaches privately.


*Brad Hampton - shorter bio (160 words)

Brad has been working as an actor for over twenty five years.

He began his career in Calgary, as an apprentice at the Lunchbox Theatre. It was in Theatre Calgary’s production of "Amadeus" where Brad - in the illustrious role of Various - met Rae Ellen Bodie, Cook.

After many wonderful years of work in Calgary (Alberta Theatre Projects, Spinstergirl Productions, Theatre Calgary, Lunchbox Theatre) and Edmonton (The Citadel, The Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Stage Polaris) Brad moved to Toronto where he has lived happily ever after. Brad’s favourite theatre credits in Toronto include emceeing "The Spiegel Show" (Harbourfront Centre), "A Shameless Cabaret" (Harbourfront Centre, GLBT Expo Montreal and New York). It was while he was in the chorus for the Canadian Opera Company’s production of "The Handmaid's Tale" that Brad met his pal Jean Stilwell and her friend, pianist, Patti Loach. Three years after that meeting, Brad and Rae Ellen Bodie co-directed Jean and Patti in their show, "Carmen UnZipped". www.bradhampton.ca 

 



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Patti Loach - long bio*

Patti has been in love with the piano since she was six.

She is a grateful product of the vocal and instrumental (clarinet) music programmes offered by Scarborough’s Public Schools; a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (A.R.C.T. perf.), and of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto (BMus).

In addition to adoring classical music, she’s mad for the American Songbook… and musical theatre, in general. Her work in shows like "Carmen UnZipped" (with Jean Stilwell), "The Shopping Cart of Love" (with Patricia Zentilli) and "The Picture of Happiness" (with Brad Hampton) reflects these passions.

Patti lives with her beautiful, trumpet-playing husband, John, in Toronto's Beaches neighbourhood.  When they’re not making their own music, or hosting salons for musician and actor friends, they record other singers and instrumentalists in the studio they’ve built in their kitchen. And, whenever Patti can spend an evening with John and their three grown sons - Will, Rob and Ned - she truly is "the picture of happiness.” 

"Loach is a chameleon of the keyboard, playing brilliantly in so many different styles I sometimes feel she should be checked out for multiple personality disorder!"  

(Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star, 10/29/09)

 

*Patti Loach - shorter bio (140 words)

Patti Loach is a grateful product of the vocal and instrumental music programs offered by Scarborough’s public schools; a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, and of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.  In addition to loving classical music she’s mad for the Great American Songbook, and for musical theatre in general. Patti collaborated with opera diva Jean Stilwell on five two-woman shows including What Was I Saying? (featured at the Young Centre’s Global Cabaret Festival) and most recently, she has been enjoying performing The Picture of Happiness (Brad Hampton and Patti Loach, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie) in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton. “Loach is a chameleon of the keyboard, playing brilliantly in so many different styles I sometimes feel she should be checked out for multiple personality disorder!” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star.  www.pattiloach.com

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Rae Ellen Bodie - long bio*

Rae Ellen Bodie is a Voice/Acting/Performance Coach, Actor and Theatre Director with over twenty years of professional experience. 

She began her career in Calgary, playing the illustrious role of Cook in the Theatre Calgary production of “Amadeus”, where she first met Brad Hampton, who played the equally illustrious role of Various.  Following almost a decade of acting in Calgary, with some teaching at her alma mater the U of C thrown in for good measure, Rae Ellen moved to Toronto, where she has lived and worked ever since. 

She graduated a dozen years ago from York University where she received her MFA-Acting and a Graduate Diploma in Voice Teaching.  She works in film and TV as an on-set Voice/Acting Coach, with recent gigs on “Transporter” (HBO), “Frenemies” (Disney) and “XIII: The Series” (Showcase). 

As a Theatre Director, Rae Ellen helmed Celia McBride’s “Anatomy Of A Broken Love Affair” for Vintage Productions at Summerworks (Best Director, Ensemble, Production – NOW Magazine) a critically acclaimed workshop production of Neil Labute’s “Fat Pig” with her company Geek Girl, and the Dora-nominated production of Jason Long’s “Offensive Fouls” for Hustle n’ Bustle Theatre Co. (Outstanding Performance by an Actor, Outstanding Production).  She was also recently honored with a nomination for the John Hirsch Director’s Award. 

When Rae Ellen isn’t on-set or directing a show, she is the Voice Technique Mentor for the CFC’s Acting Conservatory, teaches weekly group classes at The Professional Actors Lab, and privately from her home space.

 

*Rae Ellen Bodie - shorter bio (143 words) 

Rae Ellen is a Director, Actor and Voice/Acting Coach. As a theatre director, she recently helmed the hit production of the August Strindberg play “Creditors” for Coal Mine Theatre. A John Hirsch Director’s Award nominee, Rae Ellen’s other directing credits include: Celia McBride’s “Anatomy Of A Broken Love Affair” for Vintage Productions at Summerworks, a critically acclaimed workshop production of Neil Labute’s “Fat Pig” with her company Geek Girl, and the Dora Award nominated production of Jason Long’s “Offensive Fouls” for Hustle n’ Bustle Theatre Company. When Rae Ellen isn’t in rehearsal, she works in film and TV as an on-set Voice/Acting Coach, with recent gigs on “Lucky 7” (ABC), “Reign” (CW) and “Beauty And The Beast” (CW).  She also serves as the Voice Mentor for the CFC Actors Conservatory and regularly Skype-coaches a passel of actors who live all over the globe. www.raeellenbodie.com