Who We Are

Brain Box Theatre was created in November 2010 by Executive Producer Jonathan Kline. Our mandate is to produce creative works, primarily for the theatre, with intelligence, wit, and depth. Our first show, The Editor, will be part of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival.

The Editor: Cast and Crew


 Eric is a Toronto based actor, director and mask maker.  He holds a Specialist Degree in Theatre and Drama Studies from U of T, as well as a Diploma in Acting from Sheridan College.  Eric is also the Artistic Director of Theatre Caravel, an independent theatre company dedicated to inspiring new perspectives.  He was last seen playing Mann in Theatre Caravel's inaugural production of Darren O'Donnell's play OVER, which was remounted in co-production with the The Theatre Centre.  More recently for Theatre Caravel he directed Daniel MacIvor’s two one act plays, See Bob Run and Wild Abandon and is currently developing Jessica Moss’ one-woman show, Modern Love, which was shown at Canadian Stage’s Festival of Ideas and Creation in May 2011 to rave reviews.
"Eric and Julia were phenomenal as Mann and Otter"
- Mooney on Theatre

“...when you get an opportunity to see [Eric's] show, take it...”
- Mondo Magazine
(Stage Manager)

Kalina Janik, a Fringe Festival veteran and prolific stage manager is proud to join The Editor for the 2011 Fringe.
(Playwright, Executive Producer)

Jonathan Kline is a Toronto playwright and family law lawyer. His first play, The Editor, was workshopped and staged at the Theatre Centre by Fireslide Productions in June 2010. His second play, The Tempest and the Birch Tree, won the Toronto Fringe’s 2010 24-hour playwriting contest, and had a staged reading as the closing event of the 2010 Toronto Fringe, directed by Andrea Donaldson.
1st Place - 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival 24-hour playwriting contest for The Tempest and the Birch Tree

"Jonathan has a great knack for naturalistic dialogue; his writing flows beautifully from scene to scene."
-Romeo Speranza, Playwright

"[Jonathan's script] is both dramatic and pointedly humorous at the same time. It is satirical and serious while never losing it's perspective on elements which are so universal to all human relationships. It is not preachy, and yet delivers a powerful and deeply evocative message...This is a work which is truly worthy of our full attention."
- PositiveEnergy4You
Writer, Artist, Photographer and Reiki Master.
(Associate Producer)

Natalie's experience as an artist stretches across independent theatre and film, the web, musical theatre, dance and cabaret. She is also developing herself as a writer and director for stage and screen, including as the director of the debut production of The Editor. Most recently Natalie wrote, produced and acted in the short film Lost Cause. Natalie also loves a good bike ride, a mean americano and is a born and bred Torontonian (crazy! I know!).
Cast Member and Co-Producer of The Killing Game at the 2010 Toronto Fringe
- Eye Weekly

Cast member of Love is a Poverty You Can Sell - Best of the Fringe 2010
- Eye Weekly


Coleen MacPherson is an actor, playwright, director and associate artist of TheatreRUN Canada.  She studied theatre at University of Toronto, Concordia University and attended workshops at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.  Coleen is currently working on The Pasolini Project (Canadian Stage Festival of Ideas and Creation 2010, Tadoussac Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal Residency 2010).  Her directing credits include:  large scale community plays with The Children’s Peace Theatre and Jumblies Theatre, and currently directing TheatreRUN’s The Double (Theatre Passe Muraille's BUZZ Festival). Upcoming credits:  Queen Anne of Austria in Three Muskateers Plumbing with Satellite Theatre.  She is thrilled to be part of The Toronto Fringe Festival 2011 directing Brain Box Theatre’s The Editor!

(Projections Design and Installation)

Joe is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Producer of Fireslide Productions Inc., which developed and premiered The Editor in workshop and at its 2010 Multimedia Arts Showcase and Gala, titled "Beneath the Surface..." Joe is pleased to reunite with The Editor team and return to the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2011.

Madison graduated two years ago from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, in New York City where she also worked with the celebrated Ensemble Studio Theatre. Since her home-coming to Toronto last fall, she’s filmed a TV episode of Dual Suspects for Global and starred in “Present Laughter” with the East Side Players. She is also 1/8 of the Sketch and Improv Troupe, Touch My Stereotype, which performs original work monthly around the city. Madison is PUMPED to be a part of The Fringe Festival and even more ecstatic about being part of “The Editor”. Full-Stop.
"[Present Laughter] boasts some amazing female performances...Walsh is so over-the-top and fun to watch..."
- Maria Tzavaras, InsideToronto.com

This is not actually Lauren Wood
(Associate Producer)

Lauren is an accomplished musician and has co-produced years of concerts and dance performances.  With her work on The Editor, Lauren is proud to add theatre production to her credentials. In her spare time (ha!), Lauren is a full-time grade 6 homeroom teacher in Brampton.

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