Since 1985, Conrad Coates has (appeared in such films as TRON) acted in theatre, film, television (Republic of Doyle, Murdoch Mysteries) and radio. Conrad’s performed in more than 40 stage productions across the continent, including two seasons at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival and has more than 80 television and film credits to his name.
Since 1998, Mr. Coates has been an associate drama teacher and director with SuiteLife: Arts For Youth, a not for profit educational and performance community outreach organization.
Currently, along with his commitments to his continuing success as an actor he is a professor of acting at Seneca College.
Conrad is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, ACTRA and the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
Richard Stewart is a voice coach, actor and teacher. Richard holds a BA in Psychology from Carleton University and is a graduate from York University with an MFA in theatre. In 2007 he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice Speech & Dialect Coaching. In 2008 Mr. Stewart participated in an international voice coaching internship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.
Mr. Stewart currently teaches voice and acting for York University and Redeemer University College. In the fall of 2012 Richard was invited to teach at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training.
As a performer Richard made his Stratford debut in the David Latham 2004 production of Cymbeline and King John, directed by Antoni Cimolino. Since then Richard has gone on to perform at The Shaw Festival, where he played Cal in the 2007 production of The Little Foxes directed by Eda Holmes, and then The Sergeant in the 2008 production of The Devils Disciple directed by Poland’s Tadeusz Bradecki. In 2011 he played the role of the Pastor in Expect theatres critically acclaimed production of Awake and the role of Marcus Mosiah Garvey in Theatre Archipelago’s production of I Marcus Garvey.
For Film & TV Richard has appeared in Nikita, Covert Affairs, Regenesis, The Wives He Forgot and Sue Thomas FB Eye.
Brian Stapf is an American actor and a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity Association(AEA). Brian has appeared in such productions as House of Cards, The Walking Dead, NCIS: New Orleans, Banshee, and Fantastic Four.
Brian began his career in small theatres in Florida until booking his first feature film 'Righteous Kill' (Only the second film Al Pacino and Robert De Niro shared the screen). Shortly after filming, Brian moved to New York to continue his studies at Stella Adler's Studio and later with Ann Jackson, one of the original members of the Actor's Studio, at HB Studio.
Since the late 80's Alexander Plata has established himself as an independent photographer, videographer and editor. From 1998 - 2003 Mr. Plata's videography and video editing skills were honed while on the guerrilla filmmaking team at Trailervision.com, a satirical website of movie trailers for movies that did not exist! The Internet cult sensation culminated in the Trailervision movie “Why Can’t I be a Movie Star” which screened at the Santa Monica Film Festival (2001) Alexander has directed theatre for the Eastern Rim Festival in Vancouver and in Toronto, a staged production of “Dracula” for the Midnight Horror Showcase presented at the Bathurst St Theatre. He's also directed 2 films “Boy Toy” and “Brent & John” screened at the 2009, Queer To Fly film festival. Since 2005, Alexander has been the official photographer and videographer, documentarian for Creative Director, Denese Matthews, Suite Life Arts for Youth; a multi-discipline 16 week training program for inner city youth.
Alexander is available for headshots, and for recording and editing your scenes for demo reels.
“The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.”– stella adler
“Acting is not being emotional but being able to express emotion.”– kate reid
“Acting is not just showing up, hitting your marks and saying the lines. It takes preparation and technique to act naturally.”– Sanford Meisner
“Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business. With it, it becomes creation.”– Bette Davis
“Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.”– meryl streep
“Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.”– Paul Newman