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TFS Acting Students Bring ‘Everybody’ to the Stage at Papermill Theatre

Everybody play poster

Students in Toronto Film School’s 5W Acting for Film, TV & the Theatre class will need to be ready to take on any and all roles when their production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody hits the stage for a three-performance run next week.

That’s because the play – a modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everymanfeatures the unique casting quirk of using a lottery system to define cast roles before each performance.

Everybody play poster (full)

Directed by Tanya Rintoul, the 75-minute performance follows ‘Everybody’ as they journey through life’s greatest mystery – the meaning of living.

“Just to prepare you a bit: Everybody is dying right now,” Rintoul cautions. “It’s okay, though, this play is a comedy. So, if the idea that you are currently dying as you read this is too much for you, hopefully laughing about it will help… As we say in the theatre and at death beds: See you on the other side.”


Everybody, which is stage managed by Zen Lenore, will take to the stage at the Papermill Theatre on March 20, 21 and 22 as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 21 at 9 p.m.
  • Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m.

The Papermill Theatre is located at Todmorden Mills67 Pottery Rd. Tickets are free and available at the door.

The Creative Team Behind Everybody:


Avery Barabush

Avery Barabush  (he/they)

Alexander Challenger

Alexander Challenger (he/him)


Bradley DeVuono

Bradley DeVuono (he/him)


Nabih Hirani

Nabih Hirani (he/him)


Emma Logan

Emma Logan (she/her)


Iman Molaei

Iman Molaei (he/him)


Alexander Muller

Alexander Muller (he/him)


Marcus Tussuzian

Marcus Tussuzian (he/him)


Rachel Vieni

Rachel Vieni (she/her)


Mikyla Warner

Mikyla Warner (she/her)


Tanya Rintoul ­

Tina Rintoul ­– Director (she/her)


Zen Lenore

Zen Lenore – Stage Manager (he/she/they)

Cynthia Reason

Cynthia Reason (she/her) is a former newspaper journalist turned communications professional who currently works as Toronto Film School’s Manager of Communications. Prior to joining TFS, she spent 13 years working as a reporter for Torstar/Metroland Media Toronto, writing for publications including Toronto.com, the Etobicoke Guardian, and the Toronto Star, among others. Her byline has also appeared in the National Post. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph and Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Humber College.


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