Richard Beaune
Richard Beaune has performed in every province and territory across Canada in both official languages over a 30 year career. His work as actor and director has garnered rave reviews and several awards, including a Dora Mavor Moore Award and a Canadian Comedy Award, and has been seen in Canada’s largest theatres, including the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, as well as the smallest indie theatres and found spaces. Stylistically, his work has ranged from Shakespeare (30 professional productions and counting) to new works of physical theatre and all stops in between, but always carries a trademark sensibility that he credits to being a clown at heart. A dedicated theatre educator, he has taught at Brock University, Ryerson University’s Act II Studio, York University and George Brown College, as well as countless workshops. Richard is perhaps best known as the founding Artistic Director of Keystone Theatre (see, a company that creates new plays in the style of silent film which has been recognized across Canada for its unique and carefully crafted work. Ultimately, his goal in life is to make you smile.
Stephen LaFrenie
 Stephen La Frenie has been performing and teaching physical theatre for over 37 years. His training includes Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Mime School Unlimited, Tony Montanaro and Dean Gilmour.  He has taught across Canada and in Australia conducting workshops for high school, elementary schools and professionals. Hehas found fulfillment in teaching students to realize their potential; to bring about an awareness of themselves as individuals and thus the unique perspective they bring to their environment. 

 He has created/co-created over 20 shows and performed in over 30. He has performed live and on television with various companies such as Nelvana Productions (Elliot Moose), The Canadian Opera Company, Cirque Soleil, Metaphysical Theatre, Cascade Theatre, Manna Productions, Faustwork Mask Theatre and the award winning Keystone Theatre. He has traveled with his work across Canada, to Spain, Australia, France, Hungary, Jamaica, Haiti and the U.S.A.  His outreach and volunteer work has also spanned thirty years. His work has included workshops for emotionally and physically abused teenagers, adult prisoners, the Portage School for Young Offenders, physically and mentally challenged students and actors. Stephen has been traveling with Third World Awareness since his first trip in 1996 which now works in Haiti.