“Do it with Class was an entry point into a community of people my age that had the same passion as me. Without DIWC I may never have continued pursuing an artistic career. I was a place to begin developing a sense of self as a young person on an artistic landscape,” Paul Nolan.
Paul Nolan, who was a DIWC member in the company’s inagural two years (1994 and 1995) has performed in numerous productions at the Stratford Festival. He has also recently played lead roles in three productions on Broadway. He played the title role in Jesus Christ Super Star on Broadway in 2011; “Guy”, the lead role in the award winning musical, on Broadway in 2013- 2014; Pasha, in “Dr. Zhivago” on Broadway in 2015, and Daddy Long Legs in the New York premiere of “Daddy Long Legs”, September 2015. Paul has performed in many productions at the Stratford Festival, and across the United Stages. He has been seen as “Cousin Kevin” in The Who’s Tommy, “Tony” in West Side Story,”Orlando” in As You Like It and “Al Joad” in The Grapes Of Wrath. Last year San Diego audiences saw him as “Ben Nickel” in the World Premiere of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots at the La Jolla Playhouse. The production was conceived and directed by Des McAnuff and Wayne Coyne. Also in the United States he was “Radames” in Aida at Kansas City Starlight. His film and TV credits include Will and Something’s Coming.
“Do It With Class was the place where I found my love of theatre, as well as made life-long friends. The company taught me about theatre, but also relationships, respect, and confidence. I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t been in Do It With Class,” Kyle Golemba.
Kyle joined Do It With Class Young Peoples’ Theatre at the age of 8, and there he discovered a passion for theatre. Following high school, he was accepted into the Music Theatre program at Sheridan College.
Kyle has performed as Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables (Stage West Mississauga);Rolf in The Sound Of Music (Neptune Theatre); Roy in Anne and Gilbert (Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre); the narrator in Les Feux Follets (Narrator, Charlottetown Festival); and “Prince Christopher”in Cinderella (Grand Theatre). He was a company member at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for four seasons, appearing most in West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, The Grapes of Wrath, Jesus Christ SuperStar and Evita.
Kyle is a co- creators of Making Love in a Canoe, a cabaret production which features the best of Canadian musical theatre. Making Love in a Canoe has toured across Canada, and an audio version has recently been released on CD.
“Plain and simple, Do It With Class provided me with the skills and drive to embark on a professional and competitive career in the arts.” Tess Degenstein.
But more than that, working with the company instilled in me at a young and, I realize now, very formative age, a passion, and appreciation for the arts that extends beyond class-learned skills. It is here that I began to realize how powerful and joyful creativity truly is- a belief that is now a cornerstone of my worldview. And of course, it was all a lot of fun. I am utterly grateful for Andorlie and Rob, and the community they’ve created.”
Tess is an actor and improviser who proudly hails from Regina. Her selected theatre credits include: The Wizard of Oz, The Alice Nocturne (The Globe Theatre), An Almost Perfect Thing (Workshop West), for which she received a Sterling nomination; The Importance of Being Earnest, (1000 Islands Playhouse); Boeing Boeing (1000 Islands Playhouse/ WCT); Time Stands Still (Theatre Aquarius),Sylvia (Mayfield); Death of a Salesman, As You Like It (Citadel); What Gives (Teatro la Quindicina), and three seasons with the FreeWill Shakespeare Festival. Upcoming, she will be appearing in Boeing Boeing (Theatre Aquarius), The 39 Steps (WCT), Don’t Dress for Dinner (1000 Islands Playhouse), and she’ll be making her producing debut with Claudia Dey’s Trout Stanley.
Selected film credits include renegadepress.com (APTN/ Global), King (Showcase), and Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). Tess has also been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for her ensemble work in the popular webseries Space Janitors, which the Globe and Mail named one of Six Web Series to Watch (www.spacejanitors.com).