The Vanity Project takes a big step forward with all 4 principal roles having finally been cast. Introducing:
Tess McManus as Echo
Tess Mc Manus has spent the past two summers travelling and working on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit as a performer, playwright, publicist, and stage manager. She has worked with a variety of established and independent theatre companies, performing on professional stages, such as the Gladstone and the National Arts Centre. She will be touring her critically acclaimed solo show Donkey Derby across Ireland this summer.
Appearing hot on the heels of his turn as Katherine in Bear & Co’s The Taming Of The Shrew, he has also appeared this past summer as Charles in Bear’s parks tour of As You Like It, and as Grimaldi in ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore at the Ottawa Fringe Festival.
Other previous acting credits include Joey Piro in The Curse of the Pekinese Peregrine and Finn Studson in Murder in the 1st DeGlee (Eddie May Murder Mysteries), and Macbeth (Sock ’n’ Buskin’).
Nick is Artistic Director of FireFlood Theatre, and shall also be performing in its newest production at the upcoming Ottawa Fringe Festival – The Fight, a combat-heavy, post-apoc collaboration, alongside co-creator Brennan Richardson.
Holly Griffith as Nemesis
Holly is absolutely over the moon to be performing as Nemesis in The Vanity Project! Recent credits include; The Farm Show, directed by Andy Massingham (OTS), the role of Rosalind Franklin in False Assumptions, directed by Teri Loretto-Valentik (OTS), and the Priestess/Chorus in The Eumenides, directed by Jodi Essery (OTS). Holly would like to thank Tim from the bottom of her heart, and all the beautiful creative people in her life. In her spare time Holly is an avid writer and a Bugs Bunny enthusiast!
Selected credits include: The Taming Of The Shrew, As You Like It and ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Bear & Co.); Batboy: The Musical (Blacksheep Theatre); The Communication Cord, I Do Not Like Thee Dr. Fell, and A Flea In Her Ear (Seventhirty Productions); Miracle on 34th Street–The Radio Show, Cyrano De Bergerac, and The Shadow: A Christmas Mysteries Radio Show (Plosive Productions); The Radio Show: It’s A Wonderful Life (Gladstone Productions); Othello (Salamander Shakespeare Co.); The Curse Of The Pekinese Peregrine, Showbiz is Murder, and Murder in the First DeGlee (Eddie May Mysteries); Tongue and Groove and The Mechanicsville Monologues 2 (Chamber Theatre Hintonburg), and Olympus: The Musical (Counterpoint Players / Tarof Productions).
Tim will also appear in Bear & Co.’s Windfall Jelly at the Ottawa Fringe, in Bear & Co.’s summer parks tour of The Comedy of Errors in July/August and in Screaming Artists’ The Chronicler in August.
More news to come as final casting of the Fates comes together.
The Vanity Project at the Ottawa Fringe Festival
A Cautionary Tale For An Isolating Age from Tim Oberholzer
Arts Court Theatre
June 22 @ 12:30 (2 for 1)
June 23 @ 7:00
June 24 @ 6:30
June 26 @ 9:30
June 27 @ 11:00
June 28 @ 6:30
Advance tickets available online starting June 1st at ottawafringe.com