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COVE/COVOX - Sam Mercury - mixed(er)

COVE/COVOX - Sam Mercury


mixed(er)

mixed(er) is the story of Sam, a 20-something bi-racial girl who has just moved back in with her parents after finishing university. When she learns that her mother has planned a surprise birthday party for her and invited all of her friends--both Black and white--a hilarious, gut-wrenching farce plays out while she tries to cancel the party without anyone knowing. Along the way, she must come to terms with who she is and figure out how to balance being caught between two cultures at once--if that's even possible!


Sam MercuryWriter & Producer is an actor/writer/aspiring producer, with a passion for stories that make the world a better place. Recent credits include The Vagina Monologues with Green Light Arts (2018), and PLAY THIS: Hamilton with Tottering Biped Theatre (2021) Though it's been a while since she took the stage, Sam has been working on creating her own content: an autobiographical show inspired by her experiences growing up bi-racial in the Waterloo Region, and co-founding Chill Spot, an up-and-coming production company consisting of podcasts, comedy sketches, and Twitch streams. It's only just the beginning, but Sam plans to spend the rest of her life illuminating stories others may have overlooked or underestimated.


Alten Wilmot (he/them) – Writer & Producer is a multi-disciplinary artist seeking to bring together an ever-growing community of curious people through innovative dance, theatre and film. They were born in Kitchener-Waterloo to interracial parents, hailing from Jamaica, Italy, and Mohawk ancestry. He is Queer, “disabled,” and a New Generation artist. They have experience working independently and collaboratively as an actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, writer, and producer. They strive to leave audiences with feelings of curiosity, inspiration, and vulnerability; currently using dance, journalism, and playwriting to investigate art within capitalism and to poeticize local stories of dysfunctional relationships.

Cast

Chantaine Green-Leach - Amanda
Sam Mercury - Sam
Kaleigh Murphy - Alexis
Ren Nash - Rose
Joseph Njoku - Kevin
Nathan Rossi - Cameron

Creative Team

Marcel Stewart - Director
Sid Malcolm - Assistant Director
Charlotte Peters - Stage Manager
Pam Patel - COVE/COVOX Mentor & Dramaturg
Cameron Slipp - Production Manager

Funding