KYLE MCDONALD (Writer, Director, Narrator)
Kyle McDonald is a Toronto based actor, writer, singer, director, and producer; he studied Theatre and Drama Studies at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College joint program, and has an HBA in Theatre and Drama and a minor in Classical History. Vocally, he trained with the late Donna Sherman, with Helga Tucker at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and with Operatic legend Maria Pellegrini.
Kyle's just recently made his Operatic debut as Collin in Puccini's La Boheme (Pellegrini Opera), and followed up by playing both Plunkett and Sir Tristram in Flotow’s Martha (SOLT). He’ll be appearing as Sparafucile in Pellegrini Opera’s production of Rigoletto in April 2016.
In the Theatre, some of his favourite recent roles include Hamlet in Hamlet Live, Clint in The Market, Cassio in Othello, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
In the world of film, Kyle has most recently starred in the feature film The Market (which is currently being submitted to festivals), the short films Insight (developed and produced by the RTA School of Media) and Phoenix, and co-starred in the short films The Car, and Made in Paris, (both of which were selected for the short-corner at Cannes); on television, he has appeared as Nyuk Nyuk on the pilot for a three camera sit-com called Space Bacon, the super badie Azul in Connor Undercover 2 on Family Channel on demand, and Lieutenant Tannis on the award winning web series, Space Janitors, as well as Tom on the webseries Ryan Gosling Must Be Stopped.
As a producer Kyle has co-produced several stage productions, including The Duchess of Malfi, The Market, and Hamlet Live, which was live-streamed to Sick Kids’ hospitals across the country (a Canadian first), and several short films including Revenge for the Duchess of Malfi, Movies Matter, The Car, a webseries called Actorapists (pending release), and line produced on the feature film The Market. He was recently a finalist in the Innoversity Summit Pitch Competition for one of his digital series, Gamers Anonymous, which is currently in development (as you know...because you're here!)
In the world of voice over, in addition to numerous commercial appearances, he has most recently played George Washington and Vice President on the Emmy Award winning animated series Peg + Cat, Taylean on Bakugan Brawlers IV, and Metazor on Skatoony, as well as Dyson on the Lost Girl motion comic (nominated for a Gemini), and was the voice for the Evergreen charitable organization on the radio public service announcement called Trees, which won the Crystal award from the Radio Marketing Bureau for best PSA.
As a writer, he’s been produced as a playwright (Don Juan: An Episode), screenwriter (Revenge for the Duchess of Malfi, Movies Matter, Actorapists, The Car, This is Bill, Gamers Anonymous), has written a libretto for an opera called The Lion Heart, and was awarded the Winning Writer’s War Poetry award for The Rose Of Ilium, a poem composed in heroic couplets that tells of the doomed love between Achilles and Penthesilea. He's also begun work on composing a new Opera: James Bond the Opera! Details to follow.
Also look out for his new shorts series This Is Bill!
ALEXANDRA AUGUSTINE (Animator and Voicing)
Alexandra Augustine is a Toronto based actor, singer, dancer and lyricist. After graduation from York University in 2013, she has taken part in several short films and a web series currently trending called In Public.
She is also currently in debut of her producing career, and is the founder of Paralia Productions.
For more see: alexandra-augustine.com