Tickle Trunk Players in Calgary
For several successful years the Tickle Trunk Players were pleased to present: “The Meaning Maker”, “Poetic License”, “I’ve Got Rhythm,” a literary Variety Show and literacy workshops in schools in the Calgary area! Here is some insight into the outstandingly talented actors who helped to make this happen. While Tickle Trunk Calgary is no longer, we wish to thank and congratulate Col, Michelle and Janos on their successful run. You brought great joy and inspiration to our Alberta audiences.
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Col Cseke is a Calgary-based actor and playwright and is proud to have worked with Tickle Trunk since itâ€™s arrival in Calgary. As a performer/creator Col has been a part of Alberta Theatre Projectâ€™s playRites Festival, One Yellow Rabbitâ€™s High Performance Rodeo, Lunchbox Theatreâ€™s Petro-Canada Stage One Festival, and Sage Theatreâ€™s Ignite! Festival. Col is a member of Downstageâ€™s creation ensemble and has created a number of productions with the ensemble. Colâ€™s plays include I Dream of Disney, Jim Forgetting, and the book and lyrics to the Celtic-musical The Ex-Pats.
When not helping out the Tickle Trunk, Janos spends the majority of his time as Vice-President of Front Row Centre Players, a community theatre group based in Calgary that focuses on musicals. He is also an ensemble member of The Shakespeare Company and works with many other groups in town. He has been on stage many times and backstage working as a producer or stage manager. Selected performing credits include: Chicago (FRC), Itâ€™s A Wonderful Life (Echo 37), Godspell (FRC), Run For Your Wife (Morpheus Theatre), Twelfth Night (TSC), The Taming of the Shrew (TSC), and A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream (TSC). Selected stage management and producing credits: Sweeney Todd (FRC), To Kill A Mockingbird (Workshop Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof (FRC), and Romeo & Juliet (TSC). He also received Calgaryâ€™s One-Act Play Festivalâ€™s â€œBest Performance of a Male Actorâ€ Award for Thirteen Stones (Live & Kicking) in 2009.
Michelle has been excitedly performing with the Tickle Trunk Players since May of 2008. Theatre for young audiences is Michelleâ€™s passion and she is thrilled to visit Calgary Schools and share her joy with so many students. Michelle currently has the privilege of teaching Musical Theatre at the Rocky Mountain School of Dance, is an Artistic Associate for Morpheus Theatre and sits on the board of directors for Sage Theatre. When she is not performing, directing, or producing, Michelle can be found continuing to develop her skills as an artist, creating new work, and enjoying her lovely children.