“Samantha is a Toronto based actor/singer who most recently appeared in Mirvish Productions hit musical Kinky Boots! Since graduating from the prestigious Music-Theatre Performance program at Sheridan Institute in 2012, Samantha has performed all over Toronto and the surrounding areas. Favourite credits include; Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre Brampton), The Ice Queen in The Ice Queen (The Lower Ossington Theatre), and Little Red Ridinghood in Into the Woods (Steppin Out Productions), and she is a regular featured performer at Singular Sensation at Statlers on Church. She also performs frequently around the city as a princess performer with a well-known company, Forever Fairest.”
Emily Schooley is a Toronto-based creative professional who enjoys crossing genres and boundaries in her work. After earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts from the University of Waterloo, she found herself balancing a myriad of evolving roles, encompassing everything from acting to filmmaking to production management to intuitive personal coaching.
As a performer, Emily has played numerous roles on stage and screen. All-time favourite theatre credits include Lilith in “Erotic Tales From the Old Testament”, Dahlia Joss in “Byologyc” and Frieda Ball in the world premiere of “Death in a Black Suit”, written by Maureen Jennings. In film, Emily works extensively in horror and often plays the final girl, earning her the deserved title of ‘scream queen’. Favourite on-screen credits include Michelle in the webseries “Clutch”, Cherry Bomb in the transmedia series “Spy Whores”, and Ivette in the upcoming feature film “One Week in Windchocombe”. You can find her film resume at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3191505
Evolving from her performance background, Emily began making her own films in 2009, with her first short “complex” submitted to Project Direct competition for Sundance Film Festival. Her last short, “Callgirl of Cthulhu”, premiered in June 2014 in Toronto, and she is currently in post-production for her next film, “Reset”, which is scheduled to be completed later this year.
Outside of film and theatre, Emily has also worked freelance as a personal coach, workshop facilitator, writer, and photographer. She revels in being multi-passionate, and brings a unique combination of skills and outside-the-box creativity to all she does.
Emily’s company Laughing Cat Creative was founded in 2013, merging her many skills into a media production house and creative consulting organization that brings revolutionary awesomeness to all of its clients by honouring their unique voices, values and goals. Company clients include: fitness industry professionals, actors, special interest groups, screenwriters, non-profit groups, live event organizers, small businesses, and independent video game companies.
You can find Emily online at http://laughingcat.ca, or personally on Twitter at @EmilySchooley.