The Company

 

B2C Theatre aims to provoke and charge the soul by creating intense, highly theatrical, and visceral productions that explore dark themes, rich texts, and have a modern and social relevance to the world today.

 

B2C Theatre was formed in 2004 by theatre artists Lauren Brotman and Jack Grinhaus. We are keenly interested in the beauty, boldness, and truth that arises out of the darkness of the human spirit and aim to explore how struggling through the dark side of humanity brings out the greatest light. Our work encompasses various art forms and styles of theatre that is both familiar and unfamiliar. We strive for a full theatrical experience that can speak in all the languages of the theatre and can also find its social relevance to its community and abroad.

Lauren Brotman

Lauren Brotman is an award winning actor, theatre maker and artist educator. She is an Associate Artist at Theatre Northwest, having performed in Hedda Noir (Winner of Artist of the Year 2018), Half LifeThe Drowning GirlsGirl in a Goldfish Bowl and The Secret Mask. Lauren has trained with some the world’s most celebrated theatres and directors including Mark Rylance, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Yael Farber, Graham McLaren and Robin Phillips and has performed in and/or had her work presented in workshops at Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre, Theatre NorthWest, Nightwood Theatre, Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, The AfriCanadian Playwright’s Festival, Crow’s Theatre, The Grand Theatre, The Wrecking Ball. She is a recipient of Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance for And by the Way Miss... (URGE/Theatre Direct) and was nominated for The Grace Project: SICK as co-creator with Judith Thompson. Lauren received the Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award through which she trained and performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, U.K. She has mentored, taught or adjudicated over 3000 young people across the country and received the Jessica Fraser Awardfor Outstanding Contributions to Theatre for Young Audiences. Lauren is Co-Artistic Director of B2C Theatre through which she created and produced Shakespeare Unfolded and Painting the Streets (with Theatre NorthWest), Phaedra’s Lust (presented by LabCab and Tapestry New Opera), Jenny’s Room (Canadian Stage Raw! Raw! Raw!), performed in and produced dirty butterfly in association with Obsidian Theatre and produced/collaborated artistically on Isitwendam last season as part of Theatre NorthWest’s Innovation Series which will be presented in 2019 in association with Native Earth Performing Arts. 

Co-Artistic Director

Jack Grinhaus

Jack Grinhaus is an award winning and nominated theatre artist. Primarily a director, Jack has also worked in various streams of theatre as producer, designer, playwright, and actor with numerous theatre, TV, and film credits. He is Artistic Director for the Canadian regional theatre Theatre NorthWest, was part of the 2010 Canadian Stage BASH Directors Residency as well as the inaugural Director’s Lab North at Tarragon Theatre. He was a contributor to the World Theatre Encyclopedia and holds an MFA and BA Honours in Theatre from York University’s Theatre program, an Associate Degree in Acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and has studied intensely with internationally renowned artists Uta Hagen, Anne Bogart the SITI Company, and Graham McLaren.

Jack has written a number of plays that include Rougher Trade, The Complex: A Toronto Tale, Toronto Without Words I, and created an original adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler called Hedda Noir, which won him Artist of the Year 2018 from the PG Citizen.He has also translated Yael Ronen's Nutcase as part of Plaeides Theatre's Translators Unit. 

Recent Directing Credits Include: Isitwendam (Native Earth Performing Arts/B2C), ART (Persephone Theatre), Hedda Noir , Million Dollar Quartet, It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, Alice in Wonderland, Half Life,TheSecretMask(TheatreNorthWest),lastChristmas(Lunchbox/Workshop Series), dirty butterfly(B2C/Obsidian Theatre), Phaedra's Lust (Tapestry New Opera/B2C), Release the Stars (Toronto Next Stage Festival), Taming of the Shrew (Grand Theatre HSP), Macbeth (Classical Theatre Project), Saved (Toronto Fringe Festival/Patron's Pick/Best of Venue), The Complex: A Toronto Tale (Festival of Creation/Canadian Stage/2010 Toronto Fringe), Carmen (Opera Lirica Italiana), Ghosts (AD/Morris Panych/Soulpepper), Playing Cards Part 1: Spades (Observer/AD/Robert Lepage/Ex-Machina) 

Co-Artistic Director
Meegwun Fairbrother

Playwright/Performer - Meegwun Fairbrother is of Ojibway and Scottish origin, from Grassy Narrows First Nation and Toronto, Ontario. He is a traditional singer and a Northern traditional dancer. Recent theatre credits include: Incident at Vichy, Soulpepper; Caught, Theatre Passé Murialle; Dreary and Izzy, Magnus Theatre; King Lear, National Arts Centre. Recent Film credits include a leading role on APTN's Mohawk Girls; two leading roles (twins) in the Syfy series Helix; And Murdoch Mysteries for CBC. He continues to teach arts based workshops to indigenous youth across North America. Meegwun has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from York University and is a personal trainer.

Associate Artist

Sarah Koehn

After completing her BFA in acting at Memorial University, she joined the Soulpepper Academy training program. Her theatre credits include: The Royal Comedians (Soulpepper); The Crucible (Soulpepper); Death of a Salesman (Soulpepper); The Great Mountain (RedSky Performance); and A Doll’s House (Soulpepper). Film credits include: Sweet Dreams (Short film); Reign (CW Network/CBS); Handsome Devils (Discovery/OWN); Abby’s Lullaby (Short film); Out There with Melissa DiMarco (City). As a co-founder of Manitou Motions production company, Sarah has spent the last four years developing and facilitating a digital media program for youth as well as co-creating two feature length documentaries, Okichitaw - Refeathering the Warrior and Dreaming the Salmon. Both projects will debut in 2019. Sarah is proud to be working with B2C Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts to present Isitwendam (an understanding) in March 2019. Look for her next in web series D dot H.

Associate Artist

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