CAMPS & PROGRAMS

London, St. Thomas, Strathroy & Area


Fridge Door Live Theatre Company is a Federally Incorporated Not-for-Profit Organization.

STAFF___________________________________________________________________________________________

Len Cuthbert
President, Executive/Artistic Director
Len's career has involved working with Youth & Children since 1990. For the same length of time, he has been involved in many areas of theatre. His plays have been published and produced in Canada, US and the UK, some winning awards. In 2017, he produced and directed the new musical, Grace Mission, which he wrote and his son Fynn Cuthbert composed the music for. They collaborated on another new musical, Short of 30, that was staged in Hamilton, London and Strathroy in June 2018. His latest new play, Finding Fox, will be staged in London, October 16-20, 2018 at the TAP Centre for Creativity (formerly The Arts Project). He studied at Trinity Western University (AA Degree), Centennial College (AMT Diploma), Heritage College (BRE Degree) and University of Western Ontario (Not-for-Profit Management, Post-Grad Certificate). He has also taken writing courses through schools in Connecticut and New York City. He is married to Rebecca and they have a son and a daughter.

www.LenCuthbert.com

ADJUNCT________________________________________________________________________________________

Haley Kriz
Director of Music / Program (Summer 2018)
Haley Kriz has just completed her second of three years at St. Clair College in the Music Theatre Performance Program and played the lead role of Peter in the all female casting of Peter & The Star Catcher. She appeared in Fridge Door Live Theatre Company's musical productions, Grace Mission (2017) and Short of 30 (2018). Learn more about Haley's performing arts career at www.HaleyKriz.com

Sarah From
Director of Tech / Program (Summer 2018)
Sarah From returns for a third year with the Summer Theatre Camp. Her vast experience in theatre includes her days at Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts and London South Collegiate Institute as well as being cast in five Fridge Door Live Theatre Company productions. Sarah is in her third year of a Bachelor of Engineering Science at Western University.

Maya Lacey
Director of Drama / Program (Summer 2018)
Maya is an H.B. Beal Secondary School graduate who is heading to Sheridan College, Oakville in the fall to begin the Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program. She's been a regular on stage with Original Kids Theatre Company, Beal Secondary School and has appeared in shows with Drayton Entertainment and Palace Theatre as well as the Grand Theatre's High School Project. She can sing, dance, play trombone and is a master one hand clapper.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS__________________________________________________________________________

Jay Gurnett
Board Director, Vice-President
Jay's career experience includes several years as a newspaper reporter and editor, performing arts producer, college/university professor and a church pastor. He is the Associate Director at Vision Ministries Canada. He studied at University of Toronto and Wilfred Laurier University and holds an MBA degree. He is married to Marg. They have five children and an increasing number of grandchildren.

Rebecca Cuthbert
Board Director, Secretary/Treasurer
Rebecca has experienced most of her career working in the not-for-profit setting and presently is the Operations Manager for International Justice Mission Canada (IJM.ca). She has a wide range of education, including studying music at McMaster University. She is married to Len.

Dr. David Reist
Board Director
David is a registered psychologist with a private practice in London. He is married to Nicole and has two amazing young daughters.

Mallory Meuhmer
Board Director
Mallory is a graduate of Brock University with an Honors BA and B.Ed. She spent the 2015-2016 school year teaching in South Korea and in 2016, began full time as a teacher at Faith Christian Academy in St. Thomas. Mallory was the Director of Drama for our Summer Theatre Camp in 2014 and brings extensive theatre, music, teaching and leadership skills to the board.


MISSION
Fridge Door Live! Theatre Builds Confidence, Develops Competence, and Encourages Collaboration, in a personal and caring atmosphere, through a performing arts experience.

HISTORY
Fridge Door Live Theatre began in 2006, offering Summer Theatre Camps to children and youth in London. Since then, FDLTC has become a mobile company, creating theatre programs and camps in London, Strathroy, Ingersoll and St. Thomas, Ontario, investing into more than 200 youth and their families annually.

The focus of the Summer Camps and year round programs is to build, develop and encourage children and youth through a performing arts experience, focused on a positive moral theme. Cast members are involved in theatre learning and development games and activities while working towards a final production that includes acting, singing and choreography, that is presented before a live audience of family and friends. Along with the fun of meeting new friends, each participant discovers and builds confidence, develops competence and is encouraged in collaboration.

In 2011, Fridge Door Live Theatre Company officially became incorporated as a non-profit organization.

In 2015, Fridge Door Live Theatre Company began an annual audition level production for youth where artists are paid a part of the ticket revenue. (Anne Frank & Me, 2015; All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, 2016; Grace Mission: A New Musical, 2017; Short of 30: A New Musical, 2018). See www.OnStageLive.ca. In October 2018, Len Cuthbert's play, Finding Fox will be staged.

Link here to learn more about the creator and director, Len Cuthbert.

VALUES
Fun: A fun environment makes learning a more natural and enjoyable experience.
Designed With Excellence: We will strive to provide and model excellence.
Community Targeted: Our desire is to invest into children and youth in our community.
Betterment Of Youth: Each project session or camp will be designed around a positive moral theme or virtue.
Personal & Caring Environment: Our desire is to build a relationship with each participant and be a place where they feel cared for.