Company Members



Director, Scott Swan has been a theatre director and teacher for over thirty years, winning numerous awards for his work. He was the Founding Artistic Director of Northern Light Theatre in Edmonton and the Artistic Director of Festival Lennoxville in Quebec. Select directing engagements include: The National Arts Centre, the Shaw Festival, the Vancouver Playhouse, and Bard on the Beach. Scott has had two shows optioned for Broadway, served as a National Radio Drama Producer for CBC, and has numerous stage and television credits. For the past seventeen years he has been the Head Teacher of his own acting studio, Seacoast Studios. Scott’s former students work professionally in both Canada and the U.S., and have been accepted to highly acclaimed theatre programs world-wide.

Yvette Dudley-Neuman has been performing as an Actor, Singer, Producer and Writer on stage and screen for the past twenty years across Canada and internationally. Committed to exhibiting new and established Canadian works that encourage opportunities for Canadian artists to share and hone their talents, Yvette has appeared in many films and theatre projects and continues to learn while working in the biz.


Mark Embacher has enjoyed working with Seacoast Theatre Centre for the past four years. He has numerous theatre and screen credits on independent films, commercials and TV shows including Untold Stories of the ER. Mark has toured with Ten Lost Years and Love & Dreaming, and continues to study at Seacoast Studio.


Lucas Foss has been performing with Seacoast Theatre since 1997 and enjoys this experience of the heart and soul – working and playing with gifted actors, in a holding of respect and care. It is an integral part of my life. Lucas also performs his award winning soulful play, Little Voices, which was directed by Scott Swan.


Angela Gann is happiest when involved with music and theatre. Career highlights include: Co-Founder, Performer and resident Music Director of Northern Light Theatre; Shakespeare in a Tent; acting and composing; ACTRA Best Actress nomination for CBC radio dramas; touring Canada in The Winter’s Tale, The Importance of Being Earnest, On Golden Pond, and Waiting for the Parade; a cappella trio KaMerrAn; and teaming once again with Scott to work with the hugely talented performers at Seacoast.

Merrilyn Gann has numerous stage and screen credits beginning in the 1980s. She spent four years playing Rose Abbott on the TV series Everwood and continues to work regularly. She is pleased to be back on the stage, continuing 32 years of collaboration with Scott, and enjoys working on splendid material with such a talented group of actors.


Jason Harder has been a student of Seacoast Studio for several and joined the touring casts of Ten Lost Years and Pioneer Years. He is an actor with multiple stage and screen credits in Vancouver BC and a musician who performs regularly with The Legion of Flying Monkeys.


Brooke Jewell has been involved in the performing arts including theatre, film and TV for more than 25 years across Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. She is an award winning Actor and Director with experience on over 65 productions and continues to work regularly with Seacoast Theatre.


Robert Ruttan trained at the National Theatre School and performed in theatres across Canada, including the Stratford Festival and Bard on the Beach. He also taught and directed as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Regina before switching to a legal career. Now retired from the law, Rob is delighted to be back on stage performing with old friends and new.


Grizz Salzl has been involved in performing arts for most of his life – studying and working with some of this country’s most talented people on stage and screen. Getting his start in Edmonton, Alberta, in the early 1960’s and continuing until today, Grizz pursues his passion with screen credits including Stargate SG-1 and Call of the Wild.


Cheryl Swan holds credits with Seacoast Studios including Ten Lost Years, The ‘V’ Project, The Memory of Water, and The Blue Room. An Actor, Teacher, and Director with many theatre, film and television credits to her name, Cheryl is just finishing her twentieth year of teaching in the Douglas College Theatre Department.


Stage Manager, Dee Embree has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 45 years. After concentrating in film for the past 26 years he is pleased to have returned to the theatre to tour with the Seacoast Theatre Centre. Dee has worked as a Scenic Carpenter, Stage Manager, Lighting Technician and Union representative, as well as holding many other positions in film and theatre. He is pleased to be working with this stellar company of performers.

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