Meet the Players

Amos Altman – Artistic Director, Founding Member 

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Amos Altman is a writer, dream weaver, visionary…plus actor… He grew up in Rimbey, Alberta, Canada and currently resides in Calgary https://ukessaywriter.net pursuing the wealth and fame that accompanies being an artist in Alberta. His plays have been performed all across Calgary and in such far off locales as Edmonton, Stettler, and Lethbridge.

As a sketch comedian/improviser he has performed all over western Canada, and in New York City (USA). Amos has also developed an array of plays with Lunchbox Theatre, Accidental Humour Co, and Theatre Calgary’s FUEL and FUSE programs. All of this exposure and experience makes Amos Rimbey’s greatest ever playwright. Moreover, Amos has thrice been granted university degrees: two from the University of Lethbridge (BA, BFA) and one from the University of Calgary (MFA), where he once had an office. Amos is a writer, performer, and founding member of the Late, Late Breakfast Show. He is currently single.


Ayla Stephen – Artistic Producer

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Ayla is an actor, comedian and improvisor in Calgary. You can catch her performing with The Late Late Breakfast Show, Loose Moose Theatre, and with The Kinkonauts. She has worked with a number of Calgary companies since completing her BFA at the University of Calgary. Ayla has worked with The Shakespeare Company as an Artistic Associate since 2010 where she produces, directs and performs. She brings her quirky sense of humour, and a healthy dose of curiosity, to everything she does.


Meg Farhall – Founding Member

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Meg is a Calgary based actor and acting instructor at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio. She is a founding member of The Late, Late Breakfast Show and always loves to come home and work on very silly shows. Her most exciting new role is mom to Suzanna the Great. Meg was recently seen as Marc Antony in The Shakespeare Company’s Outreach production of Julius Caesar.

 


Justin Michael Carriere – Founding Member

Justin Michael loves being a member of the Late Late Breakfast Show. Selected Theatre credits include: Polygraph (Sage Theatre), Of Mice and Men (Theatre Calgary), Richard the III, Twelfth Night, King Henry the VI Part III, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Shakespeare Company), The Invention Of Music (Lunchbox Theatre), Noise (Verb Theatre), Cold Comfort (Epiphany Productions), Dickens of the Mounted (The Empress Theatre). Selected Film/TV credits include; Redemption, Hell on Wheels, Passchendaele, Northern Lights, The 19th Wife, Heartland, Wild Roses. Justin was the recipient of the Inaugural Stephen Hair Emerging Actor Award at Theatre Calgary.


Dan Perry

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Dan Perry is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a Master’s of Fine Arts specializing in Playwriting. In the summer of 2013, Dan was an intern with the 52nd Street Project in New York, which creates theatrical works with young people from Hell’s Kitchen. He has worked as the assistant editor for Theatre Journal, a community resource worker for Aspen, and with the Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary. Dan also spent a year teaching English in Weifang, Shandong province, China. He plays the guitar, appreciates superheroes and is an avid fan of Nintendo games. In the future, Dan would like to become a teacher and is looking forward to working more with his pals in the Late Late Breakfast Show!


Patrick Quinn

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Pat was born in Ontario in a cave where he was raised by a pack of wolves. It was there that he learned to “act” like a human. He continued his studies in the arts at the University of Calgary. Since then, he’s been teaching children all about the wonders of science- a subject of which he knows nothing about. God help our future generations…Pat has acted in many productions in/around Calgary. Maybe you’ve seen him in one: Congratulations.


Shannon Hagel 
Shannon - squareShannon Hagel really began to focus on her craft when she attended drama camp in a Unitarian Church when she was 16 (two years older than any other child there). Her life has really come full circle, now performing in the Late Late Breakfast Show which is often performed underneath that very church where it all began for her.  Shannon attained her BFA in performance from the University of Lethbridge.  She has dedicated her professional acting career to the Late Late Breakfast Show since 2007 and says it’s the best feeling knowing that she’s “made it!”


Devon Dubnyk

Devon DDevon Dubnyk is a native of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, a town famous for its truckers, farmers, and farmer truckers (that is to say, farmers who grow large transportation vehicles).  With these three bright career choices on the horizon he chose to GTFO and move to the big, bright, cosmopolitan urban shrine that is Calgary.  After lying his way through university all the way to a degree, he assumed the identity of an Edmonton Oilers goalie… Then he borrowed some money from some very bad people who run a sketch comedy troupe that may or may not be the Late Late Breakfast Show. He is a wickedly talented genius of a melt-ya-face actor.  Don’t believe him?  Ask Kyle Francis: http://thegauntlet.ca/story/9636.


Mat Glessing

IMG_153685697522513~2~2Mat Glessing has written and performed with the Late Late Breakfast Show since 2008. He has worked in dramatic and comedic roles in Canada, Australia, England and the U.S. Mat studied Fine Arts at the University of Calgary and Acting at Company of Rogues Acting Studio. His history in improv, surrealism, and character creation has drawn him to sketch comedy. When asked, Mat will say Monty Python, Salvador Dali, and Bono are his inspirations, but they are actually Dane Cook, Ryan Seacrest, and Huey Lewis. Mat’s hobbies include hockey, amateur parkour, and long clichéd strolls with his girlfriend Lois.


Jenny Kost

photoJenny graduated from the University of Calgary’s theatre program in 2010, and promptly ran away to China to teach English and have adventures.  But not before she’d had the chance to work with The Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare in the Park!  Since returning home she has shot a film with Rutger Hauer, shared a stage with Joel Plaskett, and become a sommelier.  She considers working with the Late Late Breakfast Show her finest achievement.

 


Gavin Williams – Founding Member

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Gavin has been unable to finish a bio as he has been “too busy” taking naps. He also feels that, as 47230th in line for the British crown, he shouldn’t lower himself by writing a bio. So Amos wrote this bio. Gavin is an above-average improviser (as evidenced by his work with Loose Moose), a mediocre sketch comedian (as his work with The Late, Late Breakfast Show clearly shows), and a terrible lover (as his many lovers can attest). He attended the University of Lethbridge, where he met his mentor and life-coach, Amos Altman. They decided to form a sketch comedy group in 2004, and finally got around to it after moving to Calgary in 2006.