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Visiting Artists


Tanya Perez is a recovering bicoastal actress currently living in NYC. Some of her TV and film credits include Orange Is the New Black, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, Hal Hartley's Ned Rifle and The Girl from Monday, ABC Family's Jane By Design, and Law & Order. Her most notable stage appearances were in Seattle Rep's production of Anna in the Tropics, Sonia Flew at both CATF and Laguna Playhouse, and her sold-out solo show at the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Her self-produced web series Itty P & DJ Model-T was nominated for two StayTuned TV-ITVF awards for Best Comedy and Best Actress in a Comedy. She is also incredibly talented with balloons, laughs inappropriately during movies, and loves her four-legged roommate Tia Tortilla. In 2020 she lent her extreme talent to the Barnstormer Solidarity Theatre Troupe.


Deimon Slagg hails out of Calgary but lived for a time in Vancouver where he attended the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School. He moved back to Calgary in 2011 to teach at another school and started doing movies and media.  In the summer of 2020, he had a lead role in a movie shot in Stony Plain called Connecting Flights.

You should get it from Amazon and give it a watch; there’s a scene in a bathroom where the camera crew was all in the bathtub – those folk went through some incredible contortions to shoot in a house without knocking down any walls. In September 2021, Slagg streamed Digby and Glass, which was performed live, but in a public park with a couple of cameras that were mobile.

Deimon performed Dickens’ classic tale of A Christmas Carol and 12 Angry Men while at RuminariLive in 2021. He lent his talents to Ghost Light theatre and did workshops with the Barnstormer Solidarity Theatre in December.


Fine Artist, Canada

Jannis Sanford is a Nova Scotian artist who studied Fine Arts at Mount Allison University, New Brunswick. Her artwork allows her the fluidity to move between photorealism and abstract paintings.  The balance between resilience, tenderness, and the ability to feel is recurrent in her artwork. (The Ability to Feel Gallery September 2019)


Erica May-Wood Trained as a performer at LAMDA in the UK. Her most recent acting credits include creating a new twist on The Gin Game, a small part in a Netflix Christmas movie with Vanessa Hudgens, and being part of workshopping two new plays in development. Former credits include: Bell, Book & Candle , The Importance of Being Earnest, Godspell, Beauty and the Beast and a number of award-winning short films, to name a few. She has written and performed for the Toronto Fringe and Summerworks Festivals. She is a certified Lead Teaching Artist, working with youth in schools, community settings, theatre companies and on set. She has worked with children and youth aged 4 months to 18 years (including youth living with physical and developmental disabilities) , and with seniors in a physical rehab hospital. In this new paradigm, she has facilitated five teen collective creation project including one that was part of The Hamilton Fringe Festival's WHAT THE FEST?!


Founder of Combat Circus, Australia

Fight Master, Actor, Choreographer, and Physical Genius. With 30+ years of experience, Scott brings Slapstick / Physical Comedy / Knock-about, Clowning, and Stage Combat to RuminariLive. (Theatre Slam January 2019)


Bruce Hunter has been associated with the local improv scene for more than 30 years, most notably as a teacher with The Second City and founder and performer with veteran comedy troupe, Illustrated Men. He has performed in dozens of theatre, television and film projects: “Hannson” The Red Green Show”, “Good Will Hunting” , “Schitt’s Creek”, “Puppets Who Kill”, “Waiting for Godot” “Mean Girls” “Degrassi”, “Rookie Blue”, "Baroness Von Sketch", "Treasure Island" and "Breathing Hole" at the Stratford Festival, and ‘Gin Game” for Ruminar Live, to name a few. Bruce has directed “The Kids in The Hall” “Killer Bees”, “The Maddest Kind of Love” “The Puck Stops Here” “Fun Without Dick and Wayne” and “A Freudian Slip of The Jung”. He has written plays “A Clever Boy”, “Circus Town” Garageband Land”, The Getaway” (which took place in a moving van) and “Dine Her.” His spectrum of work - as performer and as director - has won numerous awards, including Best of the Fringe in 2010, two Canadian Comedy Awards, a Gemini for his voice work on Atomic Betty and Kari awards for his commercial work in Canada and the U.S. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of RealSpace Theatre. 

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