Yes Trespassing 

There comes a time in everyone's life when you must throw caution to the wind; take a step into Farmer Macginnis's cabbage patch, steal the answers to the final exam or infiltrate the secret government facility where they're hiding the aliens. We constantly run up against the line of demarcation and we want to say, Yes Trespassing. No, we do not condone committing crimes; we're a Sketch and Improv group and we're Yes Trespassing into comedy!

By attending our shows you'll be meeting a unique group of talented performers who will be giving you answers to questions they have no claim to expertise on. There is love, family, mystery, politics, and a chunk of the show we can't speak for because it will be determined by YOU! 

For upcoming shows, follow us on Facebook or Instagram! Let's agree to meet at the appointed time and then we'll cause some mischief, ok? OK!

 Cast 

Nicholas Blanchard

Nicholas was a member of the Vanier Improv Company at York University from 2010 to 2014 and has performed in various plays at Vanier College productions during that time. Here they are in chronological order: Under The Gaslight, Festival!, The Castle Spectre. 

 

Nicole Campbell

Nicole Campbell has been involved with the Lighthouse Troupe since it's early beginnings and has been a long time improviser, Assistant Directing the Vanier Improv Company at York university for 2 years and being a cast member for 3. She has also been a long time actor, singer, dancer and musician staring in such productions as The Wedding (Lighthouse Troupe), Drowsy Chaperone (VCP) and Pirates of Penzance (The Grand Theatre) to name a few. Outside of rehearsal Nicole is a certified Interior Designer and a long time supporter of Netflix and high levels of caffeine. Let's get silly. 

 

Sara D’Agostino

Sara D'Agostino is very excited to be a part of the Lighthouse Troupe's improv company! After a few years of directing improv with the Vanier Improv Company she's more than ready to get back to performing. When not in rehearsal or performing, Sara is a production editor for an independent Canadian book publisher and a writer. 

Dan Lizardo

This is Dan. Some people think he's funny, others think he's crude and unstable. Both are true, and he's using these gifts to be an improvisationalist. He's done it for a while, much to the chagrin of his parents who are waiting for grandchildren, and hopes to continue until they stop expecting or die from old age. He is an alumnus of the Vanier Improv Company, and once met Keifer Sutherland. He hopes to become an ESL teacher one day, and live a lavish life as a stay at home dad with 2 children, a cat and dog, and alimony.

Bryan Mark

Bryan Mark is a queer screenwriter, urban geographer and unqualified farmer. He has been performing improv since 2011, first with the Canadian Improv Games and most recently with the Vanier Improv Company at York University. Bryan is currently a master’s student in Human Geography at York University where he passionately researches ice cream geographies. He is supremely happy to be apart of Yes Trespassing!

Ariana Palm

Ariana Palm is an improv performer who hails from Scarborough. She is a professionally taught actor, training at Pro Actors Lab and Second City: Toronto. She attended York University for Playwriting, and loves to write any chance she gets. Her special hobbies include modeling—most recently for the Drake Hotel. Ariana looks forward to expanding her career with the Lighthouse Troupe.

 

Ricardo Romain

Ricardo is a graduate of The Second City improv program and has a passion for entertaining. After taking the role of, Tom (I think), in the Lighthouse Troupe's production "The Wedding" he jumped at the opportunity to work with them again in their first improv comedy group. Ricardo hopes his experience on stage as part of the world renown SNL cast (Some New Laughs, not to be mistaken for Saturday Night Live), will translate to an evening of comedy gold for you.

Nick Sluyk

Nick is excited to be a member of the Yes Trespassing improv company within The Lighthouse Troupe. He is currently studying Theatre at York University specializing in the Devised Theatre stream. Nick just recently finished up the season on the Vanier Improv Company at York and has a range of stage credits including Russ/Dan in Clybourne Park, Various Roles in The Laramie Project (Vanier College Productions), and Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (PRISM Theatre In The Park). Nick also has a passion for running long distances with his run group and really appreciates a colourful sunset.

Jimmy Zhao

Jimmy is a student at the Schulich School of Business. He was a part of Soulpepper Theatre's 2014 City Youth Academy and his plays Snape Kills Dumbledore! and Shakespeare's Survivors were featured in the 2016 and 2017 Paprika Festivals. At York, Jimmy was a member of the Vanier Improv Company. His favourite thing that he has ever written is an essay exploring the influence of Ayn Rand on contemporary superhero movies.

  

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