Cast & Crew
Levin is thrilled to be reprising his role as Mowgli after playing runs at Asolo Repertory and Pasadena Playhouse. Levin was brought up in Sugar Land, TX and is now working and living out of New York City. Most recently Levin also originated the role of ‘Gobind’ in the new musical Bhangin’ It with the La Jolla Playhouse, ‘Dharun Ravi’ in the new musical Poster Boy with the Public Theater and with Williamstown Theater Festival and also the role of ‘Lottery’ in Monsoon Wedding at Berkeley Repertory Theater. Levin has also played Man 1/Monty in Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Florida Studio Theater. Levin has also played ‘Bob’ in the musical The Fabulous Lipitones at the New Theatre, Virginia Repertory Theater, and at The Florida Studio Theater. Film credits include the short film Thoughtless. He is trained at the Steppenwolf Theater School, Boston Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music. He wants to thank his mom, dad and brother for their endless support and love! “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack!”
Mina James is an actor, improviser, and writer. Select credits include, Puppeteer in 1991 (Theatre Center/RISER Festival), Ensemble in the 2018 Diversity Fellowship Showcase (Second City), Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well (Canadian Stage/Shakespeare in High Park), Kristyna in Paul Dunn’s Outside (Roseneath Theatre), Ensemble in Blood Wedding (Aluna Theatre/Modern Times Stage Company), Ensemble in Antigonick (SummerWorks Festival). Film: Auroras (Dir. Atom Egoyan). Mina trained at the International Actor’s Fellowship at The Globe in London, England in 2013. Mina would like to thank her partner Jake and her doggo, Annie for always supporting her.
Matt Lacas is ecstatic to be returning to the jungle with this wonderful team. Matt is a Montreal born artist now working and living out of Toronto. Matt is a proud graduate of both Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program in Montreal and Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Matt is an international performer having played on stages in Asia, Europe and all across the US and Canada. Selected credits: Ravi Jain in A Brimful of Asha (FAST, NS), Baba Mati Singh in The Fabulous Lipitones (Miracle Theatre, B.C), Baloo in The Jungle Book (Kidoons, Asolo Rep. FL), Bill in Mamma Mia (Regent Theatre, ONT), Ram in Les Moutons (Corpus Dance Projects, Japan Tour). Matt is also the founder of We Are Here Productions, a non- for-profit theatre company that aims to turn art into tangible aid for those in need worldwide. In just over a year, We Are Here Productions has raised over $20,000 for charity. Matt would like to thank his family, friends and R.C. for keeping him grounded. IG: @is_that_mattlacas
Craig Francis is a writer, illustrator, performer, and multi-disciplinary creator, whose works are enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. A founding member of The 20K Collective, he is the co-author and co-director with Rick Miller on the productions Jungle Book, GAME of CLONES, Princess and the Pea, and Frankenstein (w. Rick Miller and Paul Van Dyck), as well as their Stage Manager. He's the co-author and Stage Manager of the theatrical adaptation of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (directed by Miller), and a producer, designer, dramaturg and Stage Manager for Miller's solo productions BOOM, BOOM X, and BOOM YZ. Craig is writing adaptations of Rose Red, and an Animazia animated series. He illustrates the cartoon characters for the Kidoons Network videos (as well as co-writing and voicing them), which are on display at museums in 4 provinces, with millions of views. Craig performed TheatreSports and improv comedy internationally for 12 years; stage credits include The Refugee Hotel (Teesri Duniya/Segal Centre). He lives in Montreal, has illustrated several books, been a commentator on radio and TV, and voiced cartoons and video games.
Rick Miller is a Dora and Gemini award-winning writer/director/actor/musician/educator who has performed in five languages on five continents and who Entertainment Weekly called “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”. He has created and toured solo shows such as the hit sensation MacHomer, and (w. Daniel Brooks) Bigger Than Jesus and HARDSELL. With Robert Lepage, he has collaborated on Geometry of Miracles, Zulu Time, Lipsynch, and on the film Possible Worlds. As the artistic director of WYRD Productions and co-creative director of the Kidoons Network, Rick has most recently developed BOOM, its sequel BOOM X, and the final part of the trilogy BOOM YZ (premiering in 2021). With Craig Francis, he’s co-created Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, GAME of CLONES, Jungle Book, Frankenstein, and Princess and the Pea; as well as animated series that educate, enlighten, empower and entertain young people. He often teaches an interdisciplinary class at the University of Toronto called The Architecture of Creativity. Rick is from Montreal, and lives in Toronto with his partner Stephanie Baptist and their two daughters.
Much of Andrew’s recent work as been with Video Cabaret on their productions of “To Good To Be True”, “Confederation parts 1 and 2”, “The Great War”, “Trudeau and Levesque”. Other recent credits include:” Cliff Cardinal’s CBC Special”, “The Second City Guide to the Symphony”, “Krapp’s Last Tape” with Theatre Passe Muraille, “Stellavision” With Stella Walker in Keno City, Yukon.
Astrid Janson’s production design work has been seen on stages across Canada, from the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s, to the Pacific Opera in Victoria, BC. Canadian theatres include 12 seasons at the Stratford Festival, 9 seasons for Soulpepper Theatre, The Canadian Opera Co., The Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre, National Ballet, National Arts Centre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, and most theatres in Toronto. She designed the costumes for 13 of Michael Hollingsworth’s Village of the Small Huts play cycle for VideoCabaret, most recently Confederation: Part 1 and 2. Other recent credits include set and costume design for For Colored Girls….and set design for Vimy for Soulpepper Theatre. Her TV career includes award winning films, specials and series. Civic projects include Expo ’86 and a Discovery Gallery for the ROM. Internationally, Astrid has designed in Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, Sweden, Philadelphia, Houston and New York. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her design work, including 18 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Gemini Award, and the Silver Ticket Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. In June 2016, Astrid received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Wilfred Laurier University.
A stalwart and consistent presence in the Canadian sound world, Debashis Sinha has realized projects in radiophonic art, sound art, theatre, dance, and music across Canada and internationally. A winner of 2 Dora Awards for Best Original Sound Design, his credits include productions with: The Stratford Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, The Shaw Festival, Why Not Theatre, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, The Theatre Centre, Nightwood Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Tribal Crackling Wind, Project Humanity, Volcano Theatre and Necessary Angel, among others. His live sound practice on the concert stage has led to appearances at MUTEK, the Guelph Jazz Festival, the Banff Centre, The Sound Symposium, ISEA, Madrid Abierto, and other venues. Sinha releases The White Dog on Berlin record label Establishment in early June, 2018. www.debsinha.com