John is an OBIE award winning director and Executive Artistic Director of Clancy Productions. He is the founding Artistic Director of Present Company and a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival.  He has been honored with six Scotsman Fringe Firsts at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two Best of the Festivals at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, a Glasgow Herald Angel Award for direction and a New York Magazine Award for “creativity, enterprise and vision”. In 2007, his company was awarded the inaugural Edinburgh Festival Award by the Edinburgh International Festival. He serves as the Executive Director of The League of Independent Theater, the advocacy organization for Off-Off Broadway.

DIRECTOR: Dave Horak

Dave is an actor, director and teacher and has performed throughout Canada and the United States at such theatre companies as Freewill Players (King Lear), Workshop West Theatre (Kill Me Now), Theatre Yes (National Elevator Project), Vertigo Theatre (Ends of the Earth), The Citadel Theatre (Death of a Salesman), and The Mayfield (Boeing-Boeing). Dave teaches movement for actors at MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts Program and has also directed many productions there such as Urinetown and Martin Crimp’s Attempts on her Life. Other directing credits include Fatboy (awarded 3 Sterling Awards), The Bomb-itty of Errors, Sartre’s Shorts (Surreal SoReal), The Inspector General and Cloud Nine (Citadel Theatre Young Company), and Eurydice (U of A Studio Theatre). Dave holds BFA (Acting) and MFA (Directing) degrees from the University of Alberta. Upcoming is acting in theatre no. 6’s production of Micheal Healy’s PROUD. For more stuff:


Frederick Zbryski (FATBOY)

Frederick is very excited to be appearing in Edmonton Actors Theatre’s reborn production of John Clancy’s Fatboy in the Roxy Performance Series. A veteran of Edmonton's incredible theatre community Fred has had the privilege of working with many of Edmonton's companies including Catalyst Theatre, Theatre Network, Northern Light Theatre, Onion Theatre, Theatre Prospero, Chinook Theatre, Fringe Theatre Adventures, FreeWill Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Yes, Workshop West, and the Citadel Theatre. Most recently Fred was seen in The National Elevator Project parts 1 & 2 and in the Plain Jane’s Mack and Mabel.

Melissa Thingelstad (FUDGIE)

Originally from Saskatchewan, Melissa received her B.F.A. in Acting at The University of Alberta and is an Edmonton based actor and multidisciplinary artist.  In addition to being the Associate Producer for theatre no. 6, she is an Artistic Associate with Theatre Yes, and is growing her own practice in performance creation. As an actress, her recent theatre credits include: The Fever (theatre no. 6) Three Sisters (Broken Toys Theatre), Kill Me Now (Workshop West Theatre), An Accident (Northern Light Theatre), Age of Arousal (The Maggie Tree/Blarney Productions), The List (Theatre Yes), Fatboy (Edmonton Actors Theatre), L'homme de la Mancha (L’Unithéâtre), Hedda Gabler at Rutherford House (Vault! Theatre of Invention | Canoe Festival), and Shoe! (Vault! Theatre of Invention).  Recently, Melissa received a Sterling Award for her performance in An Accident. She is co-curator on the National Elevator Project and premiered her short play Replay in part 2 of the series at the Canoe Festival this past January.   She has also collaborated on new works for a number of multidisciplinary festivals in the city including:  The Storefront Cinema Nights, Latitude 53’s Visualeyze Festival, The Kaleido Festival, and the Expanse Movement Festival.


Originally from Calgary, Mathew has called Edmonton his home for the past 9 years. Last season Mathew received an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for his performance in Concrete Theatre’s Smokescreen and was nominated again this year for his leading performance in Kill Me Now (Workshop West Theatre). Other theatre credits include: East of Berlin (East/West Collective), Deathtrap (Mayfield Dinner Theatre), That Men May Fly (Lunchbox Theatre), The Euphorians, The Nutcracker Unhinged and Mrs. Lindeman Proposes (Teatro la Quindicina), Nevermore (Catalyst/Persephone Theatre) The Importance of Being Earnest and Blue Heaven (Capitol Theatre), Murielle (Promise/Blarney Productions), Fatboy (Edmonton Actor’s Theatre), Hamlet and June Moon (University Media Room), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Eurydice, and Major Barbara. (Studio Theatre). Mathew is a proud graduate of the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta. He also co-hosts and co-produces That’s Terrific: a monthly variety show at the Varscona Theatre. Catch it at 11pm on the last Saturday of every month.


Tim is thrilled to be a part of this production of Fatboy however he won't be inviting his Grandmother to this show! Tim was recently in The Curse of Pigeon Lake as well as !mPULSE Theatre's Production of Boygroove. Tim also co-wrote ROOMS//APART and toured it to multiple Fringe Theatre Festivals. When he is not doing theatre he runs OverKlocked a gaming centre here in Edmonton. Tim hopes you enjoy the show and embrace the profane absurd fun that arises!


Ian is an Edmonton-based actor, director, playwright and independent theatre producer. He holds a B.F.A. in acting and an M.F.A. in theatre direction, both from the University of Alberta. As an actor, he has twenty years of experience working across Canada. Companies for which he has worked include Workshop West, Theatre Network and the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, and the Gateway Theatre, Neptune Theatre, the National Arts Centre and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals elsewhere. In 2003 he began expanding into directing. Most notably, he staged theatre no. 6's first production and his own first play, U: The Comedy of Global Warming in December 2009 and is producing Micheal Healey’s Proud in the fall of 2014.

Scott Peters (Lighting and Set Design)

Scott has a long history with Theatre Network and was also the original lighting designer for Fatboy at the Fringe in 2012. Recent credits include lighting design for Pig Girl, Let the Light of Day Through (Sterling Award), Closer and Closer Apart (Sterling Nomination), The Summer of My Amazing, Buddy, Marion Bridge, Public Speaking.

Melissa Cuerrier (Costume Design)

Melissa's theatre career has been winding, but interesting. Her education includes a diploma in Theatre Production (from MacEwan University), a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama (specialization Theatre Design, University of Alberta), and recently completed a Master of Arts in Drama. The guiding force behind these choices has been to combine theatre practice with theatre theory. She has focused her studies on semiotics, phenomenology, and set design in opera. Melissa has worked primarily as a set and costume designer, her most recent work includes Legally Blonde with the St. Albert Children's theatre. Having worked on over 50 productions since 1999, favourite past credits include costume design for At the Zenith of the Empire, set and costume design for Urinetown, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Melissa is currently the new chair of the Theatre Production Program at MacEwan University

FAtboy cast & crew