Deadmonton – A Who’s Who


Andy Garland – Writer/Director

Andy Garland is a playwright, poet, director and screenwriter currently residing in Vancouver. Some of his previous works include A Year Off (Special Merit Prize, Canadian National Playwriting Competition,) A-Grade, And Then, The Lights Went Out, and Sea of Green (Winner of the 2009 Uprising National Playwriting Competition.) He was part of the Playwright’s Unit at the Citadel Theatre in 2011, and holds both an Applied Degree and Diploma from Red Deer College for Motion Picture Arts and Theatre Acting, respectively. His most recent directing credits include the web series Post Mortem and the spoken-word video Pyramid.


Richard Meen – Actor

Richard is a born-and-raised Alberta boy where he started his career as an actor and performer.  Some theatre credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Deathtrap, Marvin’s Room, Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Cherish and While My Mother Lay Dreaming.  Since moving to Vancouver, has performed at Pacific Theatre with Mail Order Bride and Connected: the Musical, as well as working with various improv groups.  Richard also appears in film and television, with credits on Supernatural, Fear Itself and Once Upon A Time in Wonderland. He has also appeared in several independent films, shorts, and web series.


Starlise Waschuk – Actor/Choreographer

Starlise has been performing since she was three in pink ballet tights, and complimented that with martial arts training at the age of five. She completed her applied degree in theatre and film and recently moved from her hometown in Alberta to keep momentum in her career. Her recent projects range from Fighting Chance’s Production of Rocky Horror, producing and co-writing the sci-fi action film Soldiers of Earth and choreographing Andy Garland’s Pyramid. She is excited to announce the feature film Three Colours and a Canvas, in which she played a lead role, will have national distribution in March. She currently studies with Nadine Wright at Act II.

Jay Schreiber – Musician

Jay Schreiber is an energetic and enthusiastic musician who is best described as a versatile performer. Jay has found himself embodied in a variety of musical styles including improvisation, jazz, orchestral, and contemporary music. His expertise in performing arts is a cornerstone of his body of work, which has made him sought after for collaborations with dance and spoken word. He is most often associated with drum set and vibraphone, although he has a wealth of knowledge in percussion and 20th century instruments.

Amber Scott – Stage Manager

Amber hails originally from central Alberta, where she participated in theatre training at Red Deer College. This is her first show since moving into a warmer climate, very exciting! Some previous theatre credits include ASM-ing for A Winters Tale Project (RDC), and SM-ing Phillip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread (CAT).



Fishbowl Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of Deadmonton, the dark new drama from award-winning playwright Andy Garland.

On a dark December evening during one of the worst winters in Edmonton’s history, Gill and Hailey meet for a paid rendez-vous. He’s an unhappily married salesman toiling away in shopping malls; she’s a country runaway working as a prostitute to get by. Both of them have a secret… and both of them have knives. When they accidentally reveal their predilections for murdering strangers to each other, their predator instincts slowly give way to fascination as a strange, unnatural relationship blossoms, a dangerous dance that leaves a string of corpses littered in the snow behind them. Can their prairie-fire romance sustain itself, or is it all destined to go up in flames?

Deadmonton is a dark, poetic, pas-de-deux with two actors, two chairs, two knives, and one lighter. It stars Vancouver actors Richard Meen (Connected: The Musical, Whirlwind Theatre) and Starlise Waschuk (The Rocky Horror Show, Fighting Chance Productions). The show features an original score by local instrumentalist Jay Schreiber, choreography by Waschuk, and is written and directed by Andy Garland (Sea of Green, Uprising National Playwriting Competition Winner, rEvolver festival 2013).

The show plays December 5th, 6th and 7th at the East Vancouver Studio (870 East Cordova Street) Performances are nightly at 8:00pm with doors opening at 7:30. Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students.

For interviews or media availability, please contact:

Fishbowl Productions
c/o Andy Garland