The Show 

Thursday, May 9th / 2002; The body of 30 year old Chloe Traeger was found brutally murdered in the basement of her own home through what appeared to be some kind of sinister sacrificial ceremony. The Hastings County Police Department believe of the 6 suspects they have rounded up so far, they are definitely harbouring the guilty party. 

The Police Chief has them contained in an unused witness protection house somewhere outside of Marmora, Ontario; they are each in their own locked, guarded room waiting to be questioned. You’ll have to scan through the case files of the suspects, look over photographs taken at the scene of the crime, and examine physical evidence found on the night of to aid in this disturbing investigation.

As an officer of the Hastings County Police, it is up to you and your partner to talk to, question, and interrogate these suspects in order to decipher not only the truth of this complex and harrowing crime, but determine who exactly is the most culpable of the murder of Chloe Traeger.

Be warned, this investigation contains content involving crimes of a sexual and religious nature, and walking around the house for an extended period of time. Once the interrogation period starts, you will NOT be allowed to join in late; please arrive early or on time if you expect to be a part of this investigation.


May 23rd 2018 6:00 – 8:30pm

              9:00 – 11:30pm


May 24th 2018 6:00 – 8:30pm


May 25th 2018 6:00 – 8:30pm


May 26th 2018 9:00 – 11:30pm


May 30th 2018 6:00 – 8:30pm

              9:00 – 11:30pm


May 31st 2018 6:00 – 8:30pm


June 1st 2018 6:00 – 8:30pm

              9:00 - 11:30pm


June 2nd 2018 6:00 – 8:30pm

              9:00 – 11:30pm

 Cast & Crew 

Beth Ransom - Stage Manager

Beth Ransom is in her third year of study at York University for Theatre Performance Creation and Research with a focus in Playwriting and Devised Theatre. Her most recent stage management credits include: Yiya y Ligia as part of the PlayGround 2018 Festival, Vanier Improv Company 2016/2017 at Vanier College Productions, and Buried Childat Vanier College Productions as well. Beth is excited to be working on a show with such talented and creative artists. She is excited to continue her role as stage manager for Yes Trespassing Improv Troupe as well this season.  Finally, Beth would like to thank her friends and family for their ongoing support in all that she does.

Ryan Boulet - Sergeant Gregson

When it comes to creating unique and engaging productions, Interactive Theatre is Ryan Boulet’s specialty. Often drawing from the comedic & macabre aspects of life, he greatly enjoys investigating these contrasting themes, showcasing them through a rarely explored medium. As the founder of The Lighthouse Troupe, Ryan is no stranger to Collective Creation and utilizes his background in Devised Theatre from York University to manage & direct this exceptional band of artists. The Troupe’s last production The Wedding, garnered great success, establishing them in the Toronto theatre scene as a new and uncommon entity to be reckoned with. Whether it be writing, directing, performing, or producing, Ryan wears many hats within the company and enjoys the variety that these many roles bring. He can only hope that his future productions defy people’s expectations about what live performance can encompass, and that maybe he can support his sandwich addiction through his art too.

Darren Boulet - Ned Lourne

Darren has been acting for seven years in various university, Fringe and independent theatre productions as a hobby to satiate his thirst for the arts. He’s had roles in many different genres of theatre; his most recent role being the Groom, Peter, in The Lighthouse Troupe’s previous production The Wedding. As a returning cast member of the Lighthouse Troupe, Darren is extremely excited to play the role of Ned Lourne and to be able to help bring to light more experimental interactive theatre to Toronto.

Sofia Demidova - Police Chief Joanna R. Daly

Sofia Demidova is an independent theatre professional, with experience in acting, directing, dance, management, and make up design. She is a recent York University graduate, with a double major in theatre and psychology. During her time at York, Sofia was a part of the devised theatre program, which gave her experience in collective creation, physical, political, and traditional theatre. Sofia, Ryan Boulet, and Melanie Petriw are also all members of typo theatre. Their most recent work together includes typo theatre’s Inverted Spotlight – an immersive and interactive show, in the works of a remount. Sofia had so much fun exploring the twists and turns of the human psyche through The 6th Degree and wants to thank the cast and crew for this wonderful adventure.

Jarrod Hodgins - Jack Traeger

Jarrod Hodgins is excited to be portraying Jack Traeger The Lighthouse Troupe’s performance of The 6th Degree. Jarrod is currently a student in his 5th year at York University in the Theatre Studies and Concurrent Education programs, where he has gained experience utilizing Drama and Theatre as a means to teach youth to think critically and empathetically about many society.  This will be his first time working with the Lighthouse Theatre Troupe and he is looking forward to working with the rest of the cast as they create and perform a memorable interactive Theatre experience.


Danny Morrison - John Fast

Danny Morrison has been known to act in things.  He did some theatre lab summer programs as a kid, and then a few musicals in high school, and some Gilbert & Sullivan and even The Lion in Winter with the McGill Savoy Society in Montreal. After coming to Toronto, he managed to bluff his way into a York theatre group despite being a Seneca student, and quickly found his character "type": depressing dads and morally-questionable religious figures! He also played Pythagoras in the 2016 EOS Festival's production of Hap, and when off-stage, writes comedy-horror radio dramas and reads dumb fanfiction on YouTube.

Melanie Petriw - Riley Samms

Melanie is an emerging Toronto theatre artist with a passion for physical theatre and innovative storytelling. She is a recent graduate from York University’s Specialized Honours Theatre program with a concentration in devised theatre and set and costume design. This is Melanie’s second venture into immersive/interactive theatre after performing, devising and costume designing for typo theatr’s Inverted Spotlight as a part of York University’s Devised Theatre Festival (March 2017). Other selected credits include performing as Claudette in Illusion, Coffee and Poetry’s two-woman mime show Silence S’il Vous Plaît in last year’s Toronto Fringe Festival (July 2017) and devising and performing in Probably Still Drunk Collective’s Inebriated as a part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland (August 2017).

Stephen Purdy - Kent Reid

Stephen Purdy is the Director of The Lighthouse Troupe's Improv and Sketch group Yes Trespassing. He will also be performing as Kent in The 6th Degree. Stephen studied history at York University, while being involved with Vanier College Productions. Through this he performed in the Vanier Improv Company and directed it for 2 years. His previous performances include The Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Underling in The Drowsy Chaperone.


Larissa Watson - Lily Whitlock

Larissa Watson is performing as Lily Whitlock in The 6th Degree. Larissa is a recent graduate of York University’s Theatre Studies program, specializing in Set and Costume Design and Devised Theatre. Last summer she performed, devised, and designed costumes in an Edinburgh fringe show called Inebriated.  She was also a performer in The Lighthouse Troupe’s show The Wedding. Larissa loves working with this troupe and enjoys experimental and interactive theatre. Currently Larissa is working at a place called Kidville where she teaches music, dance, art, and sports to young children. She plans to continue pursuing performance and design opportunities within the theatre community.

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