ANDREA BROWN (Jewel) is from the “six”; proudly born and bred. She trained in devised and original theatre with Diana Belshaw, Tatiana Jennings and many other theatre professionals at Humber College’s Theatre Performance program. Her previous roles include: Danielle Tory Bryce “D.T” in Caroline Azar’s DINK (Next Stage Theatre Festival), Kaza in African Theatre Ensemble's Lost (directed by Jude Idada), and Ren in Humber Theatre's Year 25 Vigil; adapted and directed by Karin Randoja and Raymond Bobgan from Margaret Atwoods 2009 best-selling novel Year of the Flood. In her spare time she enjoys singing at random in bathrooms. Cheers to the OverTime Cast and team!
TIMOTHY ECKMIER (Darby) was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. He currently resides in Banff, Alberta, and graduated from the Humber College Theatre Performance program in Toronto, (2010). Previous work with Newface Entertainment includes Dave Carley's Into at the Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto (2012). Previously he was cast in Afterglow Theatre's Ambiguous, (Toronto Fringe, 2012), Limitless Productions' dance performance, Coal Caboose, (2012), and The Pied Piper, also with Afterglow Theatre (2011). "I love to share the human experience and my sense of adventure is what drives me." After a hiatus to the mountains in Banff, Timothy is thrilled to be returning to the stage in OverTime in the role of Darby.
ELVA MAI HOOVER (CARLA) With more than thirty years of experience, and countless credits to her name - fifty in film and television alone, plus extensive commercial, voice-work and theatrical projects, as well as five separate Gemini and Genie nominations - Elva Mai Hoover is the very definition of a working actor. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, she has also appeared at the Stratford Festival, and played leading roles in regional theatres all across Canada. Continuing TV roles have included 5 seasons as Elvira Lawson on Road to Avonlea, Mrs Edison on The Edison Twins, and Ted’s Mom on Queer as Folk. Recently, she’s appeared in films and TV movies like Mama, a horror movie with Jessica Chastain, Down the Road Again (Sequel to Goin’ Down the Road), Murdoch Mysteries, Flashpoint, and Rookie Blue, as well as stage plays like Doubt, The Way of All Fish, Like the First Time, Harvest, Half Life, Rabbit Hole, Romeo and Juliet, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Homeward Bound, and The Bush Ladies. Jon Kaplan (NOW TORONTO) named her one of the eight outstanding performances at the 2012 Toronto Fringe for her work in Piecing Together Pauline. Elva is also a well-known teacher of voice-over and a successful voice-over performer, and also teaches the Apprenticeship Course for A.C.T.R.A. These days, she is the proud grandmother of Callum, who fills her life with love, and she has a video on YouTube dedicated to her grandson who has autism. Originally performed at Nuit Blanche, it’s called The Emperor of Echolalia, and has been viewed over 2,600 times.
TUFFORD KENNEDY (LINUS) Some of Tufford’s 20-year career highlights are having shared the screen with 3 Oscar winners (Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, and Jared Leto), starring in musical theatre, being a recurring character on Degrassi as Bullfrog Goldsworthy (having co-starred in one of the 2013 Emmy nominated episodes). He appeared in the premiere of S.C. Pinney's award-winning play The Ghosts of Mariposa (directed by Tom Carson) and has been a principal actor in over 70 television commercials seen all around the world. He also writes for film and TV; has written, performed and produced sketch and improvisational comedy with some of Canada’s best comedians; been a PA, producer, director, stage-manager, camp counsellor, bartender in Paris, France, a construction worker, and a Naval Signalman in the Canadian military. He has a black-belt in GojuRyu karate, en route to a black-belt in Aikido, a Masters degree in theology from the University of Toronto, and has had four children with his 1st wife...with whom he still lives...happily!
SARA ALLISON (Stage Manager) is a recent graduate of the Sheridan College, Technical Production for Theatre program. Having stage managed her first show at the age of 15, Sara is thrilled to be a part of the OverTime team at her first ever Fringe Festival. Recent stage management credits include Driving Miss Daisy (HGJTC), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Sheridan), British Invasion (Canada’s Wonderland), Rebel Daughter (Theatre Erindale). Other Theatre Sheridan productions include: A Man of No Importance, In the Heights, A Doll’s House, Parade, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Godspell, and Chicago. Thank you to Wanda, Glenn and Tristo for the endless love and support always.