Calgary Troupe

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

Col Cseke is a Calgary-based actor and playwright and is proud to have worked with Tickle Trunk since it’s arrival in Calgary. As a performer/creator Col has been a part of Alberta Theatre Project’s playRites Festival, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Lunchbox Theatre’s Petro-Canada Stage One Festival, and Sage Theatre’s Ignite! Festival. Col is a member of Downstage’s creation ensemble and has created a number of productions with the ensemble. Col’s plays include I Dream of Disney, Jim Forgetting, and the book and lyrics to the Celtic-musical The Ex-Pats.

Janos Zeller

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), It’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 Night’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 Calgary’s One-Act Play Festival’s “Best Performance of a Male Actor” Award for Thirteen Stones (Live & Kicking) in 2009.

Michelle Brandenburg

Michelle has been excitedly performing with the Tickle Trunk Players since May of 2008. Theatre for young audiences is Michelle’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.