Anvil Theatre presents
The Search Party production of
by Hannah Moscovitch

February 8-18, 2024 | Anvil Theatre


Emma Slipp – Sorrel
Career highlights: Noises Off (Arts Club), Bunny (Search Party), Boeing Boeing ( Persephone), As You Like It/Macbeth (Bard on the Beach); Silent Sky (Chemainus); Elbow Room Cafe (Zeezee); The Rivals (Blackbird); Farewell my Lovely (Arts Club); Moss Park (Green Thumb/GCTC); Killer Joe (Itsazoo); Singing in the Rain (Chemainus); Three Sisters (Only Child Collective); King Lear (Honest Fishmongers); The Violet Hour (Belfry). She toured North America and Asia with Mermaid Theatre’s puppet production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Emma is a graduate of Studio 58 and four-time Jessie-award nominee. She was raised in Mi’kma’ki. Emma is grateful to gather together again to share this beautiful play.
Pamela Carolina Martinez  – Lola
Pamela Carolina Martinez is a Canadian Salvadorian actor based in Vancouver. She has a BFA in Acting from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Theatre Arts from Douglas College. Most recently, Pamela starred in Ashley Chodat’s Junebug, a one woman show that debuted at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, winning the TYP Family Forward Award, which then toured to the Victoria Fringe Festival. She also reprised her role in the remount of Like it Or Not (Leah) with Green Thumb Theatre, which toured across Canada. Pamela is thrilled to be reprising her role as Lola in Hannah Moscovitch’s Bunny, as this play has always had a special place in her heart.
Dylan Floyde – Justin
Originally from Winnipeg, Dylan moved to Vancouver to pursue film, television and theatre acting in 2016. He is a Studio 58 graduate, with theatre credits including: The Sea (Slamming Door Collective); Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Belle and the Tide Theatre); Antony and Cleopatra (Studio 58); Cabaret (Studio 58). Dylan is honoured to be a part of Bunny. Enjoy the show!
Jay Hindle – The Professor
Jay Hindle is an internationally recognized stage, film and TV actor with numerous credits in the USA, UK and Canada. Jay’s theatre highlights include The Sound of Music (Western Canada Theatre); The 39 Steps (Jessie nominated, Circle Bright); Mamma Mia, The Audience, Spamalot, She Stoops To Conquer (Arts Club); The Music Man (Gateway); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Comedy of Errors (Bard on the Beach); Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily (MTC); Arms and the Man, Death of a Salesman, As You Like It (Blue Bridge); and Proof (Belfry). Select TV credits include The Twilight Zone, Project Blue Book, The X-Files, Man in the High Castle, Somewhere Between , Arrow, iZombie, Supernatural, Motive. Jay’s film highlights include A Great North Christmas, The Story of Us, Hearts of Christmas and A December Bride (Hallmark). Jay holds a BFA from UVIC/ Phoenix Theatre and is thrilled to be back performing onstage after a lengthy Covid hiatus. Thanks go to his incredible family for their generous love, support and encouragement. An extra special thank you to Lisa!
Kyle Jespersen – Carol
Kyle is thrilled to join the Bunny team for this remount, particularly his old theatre schoolmate Emma Slipp, with whom he last shared the stage in 2003 in a student production of You Can’t Take it With You (Studio 58). Favourite credits include The Fighting Season (Bleeding Heart Theatre + The Cultch), Penelope (Rumble Theatre + The Cultch), Ash Rizin’ (Green Thumb Theatre + ATP Playrites Festival), and the title role in The Rick Hansen Story for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad followed by a western Canadian tour (MTYP). Kyle is a recipient of 2 Jessie Richardson awards, a Betty Mitchell award, and a Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award.
Lucy McNulty – Maggie
An actor, writer, director and producer, Lucy has performed across Canada at the the National Arts Centre, the Luminato Festival, the Banff Arts Centre and the PuSh Festival. Select theatre credits: Fairview (The Search Party), Our Ghosts (Western Gold), DISSOLVE (Shameless Hussy), Anna Bella Eema (Sol Collective), King Arthur’s Night (Neworld), 4000 Miles (Belfry), Vimy (WCT), Rivulets (Babelle), and Bull (Rumble). As a filmmaker, Lucy’s films have screened internationally in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and the UK. Lucy is a graduate of Studio 58 and is the recipient of the Sydney J Risk Foundation Acting Award.
Teo Saefkow – Angel
Teo is an actor/musician hailing from the stolen xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territory known as Vancouver. Select credits: Rudi Schneider in ‘Sleight of Mind’ (Western Canada Theatre); Dom in ‘The Shoplifters’ (Theatre Northwest); Milo in ‘What If,’ Simon in ‘The Code’ (Green Thumb Theatre); Godfrey in ‘Slime’ (The Only Animal); Evan in ‘The Aliens’ (Sticks and Stones). Teo also performs and releases music under the name Scalawag, which you can find at or @thescalawagmusic. Teo is a graduate of Studio 58, and is thrilled to be joining The Search Party for this play by one of his all-time favourite playwrights.


Itai Erdal – Lighting Design
An award winning lighting designer, writer and performer, Itai is the founder of The Elbow Theatre in Vancouver. Itai has designed lighting for over 300 shows for theatre, dance and opera companies all over North America and Europe. Some of the companies he worked with include: New Victory (Off Broadway), The Stratford Festival (11 shows), The Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Playhouse, Arts Club Theatre (10 shows), Bard on the Beach, Soulpepper, Tarragon, National Arts Centre, The Citadel, MTC, The Segal Centre, The Electric Company, The Jerusalem Lab, Haifa Theatre, Tamasha, Box Clever and Teatro Villa Velha in Salvador, Brazil. He won six Jessie Richardson Awards, Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award, a Winnipeg Theatre Award, the Jack King Award, Victoria’s Spotlight Choice Award and the Design Award at the 2008 Dublin Fringe Festival. He was shortlisted to the Siminovitch Prize in 2018. Itai’s one-man show: How to Disappear Completely (The Chop, directed by James long), premiered in 2011, had 26 remounts in 22 cities and continues to tour nationally and internationally. It won the best director award at the 2013 Summerworks Festival.,
Alessandro Juliani – Composer and Sound Design
Alessandro (AJ) currently makes his living as an actor, singer, composer and sound-designer. He has been working at these disciplines off and on for the last 30 years. He is frequently executed, maimed, disemboweled, dismembered, immolated, petrified, crucified and/or air-locked in your favourite locally-shot television programs and films. He often lends his voice to the animated programs that your kids, grand-kids, great-grand-kids and socially-awkward uncles currently binge. His musical compositions and sonic environments have augmented/detracted from live performances and films seen around the globe. People have occasionally given him trophies for his work. Some of them are transparent, and others more opaque. He makes his home in Vancouver with his partner and frequent collaborator, Meg Roe, and their three children.
Rebecca Mulvihill – Stage Manager
Rebecca has previously stage managed Fairview, Stupid F*cking Bird, Bunny, The Father and The Amaryllis for The Search Party. Recent credits: Henry V, Harlem Duet (Bard on the Beach); As dreams are made (Music On Main); Anywhere But Here (Electric Company Theatre); The Cull, Topdog/Underdog, The Shoplifters (Arts Club); and The Pearl Fishers, La Traviata (Vancouver Opera). Rebecca is a graduate of The University of Victoria.
Amir Ofek – Set Designer
Previously with Search Party Productions: Fairview, Stupid F*cking Bird, Bunny, and The Father. For The Vancouver Opera: Orfeo Ed Euridice (2021), La Voix Humaine (2020). For Bard on the Beach: Henry V (2023), Midsummer Nights Dream (2022), (Pericles (2016).
For The Arts Club Theatre Company: The Cull, Buffoon, Me and You, Fun Home, The Men in White, The Valley, A Christmas Story, One Man Two Guvnors, Other Desert Cities, Boeing Boeing, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Graduate, My Granny the Goldfish.
Jessica Oostergo – Costume Designer
Jessica is an Edmonton and Vancouver based designer. She is a three-time Jessie Richardson Award Winner and seven-time nominee. She worked as the Assistant Head of Wardrobe at Bard on the Beach for seven seasons and has taught Design Foundations and Set Design for Studio 58. She is both a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Studio 58. Recent credits include Julius Caesar (Bard on the Beach), The Legend of Georgia McBride (Arts Club), Stupid F*cking Bird (Search Party), An Undeveloped Sound (Electric Company), A Chorus Line (Studio 58), and Almost a Full Moon (Citadel).
Mindy Parfitt – Director
Mindy has worked as a director and producer across Canada for over 20 years. She is the founder and Artistic Director of The Search Party and has directed the company’s five acclaimed productions (The Father, The Amaryllis, Bunny, Stupid F*cking Bird and Fairview). She was born and resides on unceded Coast Salish territory and is a graduate of both Concordia University (BFA) and UBC (MFA). Directing highlights outside of The Search Party; The Cull, You & Me, The Valley and Armstrong’s War at The Arts Club, am a (a collective creation with Amber Funk Barton), This Stays in the Room, Palace of the End, and You are Here (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades). Mindy has had the great fortune of working on a wide variety of theatre productions as a freelance director, theatre creator and mentor. Theatre is a collective art form and this production would be nothing without the incredible dedication, heart and soul of this talented team.
Brad Trenaman – Associate Lighting Designer
Brad lives on the stolen lands of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. He is currently Technical Director and Resident Lighting Designer for Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver where he lit their acclaimed productions of Baking Time and Where the Wild Things Are, among others. Vancouver: The Magic Hour (Presentation House / Electric Company / Innovation Lighting), Redpatch (Hardline / Arts Club – Jessie nomination), Salmon Girl (Raven Spirit / Carousel, Jessie Award), Black and Rural (Pi) and Take Form (Ballet BC). Toronto: Shakespeare in High Park (Canstage) and CATS (NuMu). Las Vegas: Matt Dusk (Hilton) and Menopause the Musical (Luxor). Touring: The Stepcrew, Virsky Ukrainian Dance, magician Ted Outerbridge, National Chinese Acrobats. Brad writes for Professional Lighting and Production Magazine and is a member of Associated Designers of Canada (IATSE ADC 659). Brad is also President of New Works, an organization which supports and presents dance in the Vancouver area.
Malcolm Dow – Associate Sound Designer
Malcolm is an award-winning composer and sound designer working primarily in theatre and film. His work has been seen and heard on stages all over Canada and he has been fortunate enough to work with some of Canada’s top directors and designers. Specializing in cinematic style compositions, unique world building and immersive sound design, Malcolm’s work spans the technical and creative horizons, with an emphasis on collaboration, storytelling and seamless technical integration. In his time away from theatre, Malcolm works recording sound on set for commercials, and independent films, mixing and mastering podcasts, projecting films for festivals as well as writing and producing his own music. Malcolm studied music production and audio engineering at Douglas College. He has received 1 Betty Mitchell award (Calgary) and 3 Jessie Awards as well as several nominations for his work in the Vancouver theatre community. Select credits include: Harlem Duet, Pericles, Comedy of Errors, (Bard on the Beach) Beneath Springhill, Perestroika, The Graduate (The Arts Club) Strangers on a Train, Murder in the Studio (Vertigo Theatre) Equivocation (Persephone Theatre) S’effonrdrent les Videoclub, Le Soulier, (Theatre la Seizieme) Starman (Sound the Alarm) Angels in America, Mortified (Studio 58) After Jerusalem (Solo Collective)
Jessica Bournival – Assistant Stage Manager
Born in Laval, QC and raised in Maple Ridge, Jessica is a graduate of Bishop’s University’s Drama Department (2020). She previously ASM’d Fairview for The Search Party. Other credits include: Home (HipBang!), Ceci est une histoire d’amour and Le Soulier (Théâtre la Seizième); Th’owxiya and Quelqu’un t’aime Monsieur Hatch (Axis Theatre co.; Apprentice SM credits: Henry V and Romeo and Juliet (Bard on the Beach); Made in Italy and The Twelve Dates of Christmas (Arts Club).
Phay Moores – Intimacy Director
Phay (she/they) is an Intimacy Director and Coordinator with Principal Intimacy Professionals (PIP), and has been training/working as an intimacy pro for 8 years. Past credits include 2023 UBCP/ACTRA Award winner Golden Delicious, 2022 Jessie Award winner Bunny (Search Party Productions), 2021 Leo Award winner FREYA, short film Cuello (Crazy 8s), and A Million Little Things S5 (ABC). Phay would like to emphatically thank the Bunny 2024 team for their trust and care, her spouse and little one for their love and support, and PIP Sam Jeffery for her collaboration as fellow Intimacy Director on Search Party’s original production of Bunny.



The Search Party is committed to bringing emotionally powerful and aesthetically rigorous productions to Vancouver’s intimate stages. A text-based theatre with a decidedly modern appeal, the company seeks out stories that explore the intricacies and contradictions in our human connections and experiences.  The Search Party debuted in 2019 with Florian Zeller’s The Father. The production was listed as one of the season’s standout shows in numerous publications. The company’s second offering was the world premiere of Canadian playwright Michele Riml’s The Amaryllis, a co-production with The Firehall Arts Centre in November 2020. The Search Party’s third and fourth productions were presented by The Cultch, Hannah Moscovitch’s Bunny, as part of The Cultch 21/22 season and Aaron Posner’s Stupid F*cking Bird which was part of the 22/23 season. The company has been nominated for 16 Jessie Richardson Awards in the past two years. Their productions have won 10 awards including Best Productions/Direction for both years.



The Search Party would like to thank: The Arts Club, UBC, The Massey Theatre and Boom Productions.