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John Chase

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  User ID:  1
  Registered On:  2004-09-22
  Last Updated:  2011-07-27

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  Name:  John Chase
  Sex:  Male
  Location:  Manitoba (MB)
  Age:  Undisclosed
  WebSite:  www.merlyn.biz/

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  E-Mail:  Director@winnipegonstage.com

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      John Chase is the Artistic Director of Merlyn Productions Theatre Company, and also the Adult Theatre Instructor at its theatre school. As a Winnipeg actor and director, he has produced, directed, stage managed or performed in ninety productions on stage and radio.

      John worked extensively in children's theatre with Fantasy Theatre for Children, both on and behind the FTC mainstage for twenty seasons (1991 - 2011). He directed multiple shows for G.D. Productions (FTC's adult arm), and is an alumnus of The Theatre School, where he obtained five years of formal training under Tony Frost in the early-to-mid 1990s.

      As one half of Chase & Hamill on the local comedy scene, John can be found portraying quintessential straight man Bud Abbott of Abbott & Costello fame, alongside performing partner Kevin Hamill (Lou Costello).

Favourite Quote

"An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow" (-- Edwin Booth)... "Cowards die many times before their death; The valiant never taste of death but once". (-- The Valiant, Jan. 1998 & Jul. 2009)


 
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