Jani Lauzon

Jani is is a 9 time Dora Mavor Moore nominated actress, a Juno and CAMA nominated singer/songwriter, a Gemini Award winning puppeteer, an award winning screen actress and an award winning director. She was a member of the NAC English Theatre Acting Company for 3 years and has graced stages across Canada. Film and TV credits include: Saving Hope, Hard Rock Medical and Conspiracy of Silence. He company Paper Canoe Projects supports her writing projects A Side of Dreams, I Call myself Princess and Prophecy Fog. 

ted witzel

ted witzel (he/him) is a queer theatre-maker, programmer, and strategist who has worked in Toronto, Berlin, Vancouver, Montreal, Stratford, London, Milan, Palermo, Stuttgart, Ingolstadt, Baden-Baden, and Bad Hersfeld, which is a small town with a lot of sheep in it. Well, near it. ted is currently the Artistic Associate for the Stratford Festival lab, overseeing the Festival’s Research and Development programs. in 2019, ted was an Artistic Leadership Resident at the National Theatre School ( and the Banff Centre. He has been Artist-in-Residence at Buddies in Bad Times, Harbourfront, and the Institut Für Alles Mögliche. ted was in the inaugural cohort of York University/Canadian Stage’s MFA in Directing, and holds a BA from the University of Toronto Recent directing credits include: Elizabeth Rex (Theatre@York), The Scavenger’s Daughter (Buddies/Paradigm) and LULU v.7 // Aspects of a Femme Fatale (Buddies/Red Light District). Check out Ted’s latest work, What Happens to You, Happens to Me by Susanna Fournier online here until August 1st! https://csgrid.canadianstage.com/what-happens


Deivan Steele

Deivan is a Halifax-born, Toronto-based actor, director, and musician. Originally brought on the Driftwood team as a performer in Henry V, he’s been engaging with the community instead as Outreach Coordinator. Past work includes: Shakespeare by the Sea, Prague Shakespeare Co., and Bard in the Park. In 2021 (fingers crossed!): Bad Hats, and Driftwood’s Henry V. Deivan holds a BFA from Ryerson University.