Production Team

Singing Strong, Company

Regulars at Toronto’s Buddies and Bad Times Theatre, Singing Strong has produced a series of highly-successful fundraiser musicals since 2005. These “Cabarets for a Cause” showcase a variety of performers – including singers, musicians, artists, comedians – all coming together to entertain you for a charitable evening.

Lynne Kamm, Writer/ Director

Likes to make stuff.

Denis Coyne, Producer

Denis is a content producer who has dabbled in live theatre, digital media, and television. Currently a partner in Wero Creative, working on serious game related projects, he’s also been kicking around the Canadian film and television industry since a Film Degree at Queen’s University. He started with a stint at TIFF working on the Bell Lightbox Campaign, later VP at indie shingle Nightingale (The Line, Living In Your Car). He is currently volunteer board chair for the critically acclaimed Angelwalk Theatre.

Lionel Tona (Co-Producer)

Lionel has been involved in many theatre productions, musicals and choirs over the last 12 years as singer, actor, production assistant, designer, web guru. He is the producer of the Cabarets for a Cause. He is originally from Lyon, France, which explains his other passion: fine food. He was a food columnist for the French CBC for several years.

Lindsay Jenkins (Stage Manager)

Lindsay looks forward to her first Fringe experience. Past theatre trysts include CabaretThe Drowsy Chaperone and Festival IV! with YorkU’s Vanier College Productions and Off-Broadway, On-Stage with Toronto’s Anglewalk Theatre. Lindsay is studying Professional Writing and Business at York University.

Nicole Hilliard-Forde, Casting Director

Nicole is a media professional supported by many years in casting for film and television. In 2007, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special for The Path to 9/11, produced by ABC/Touchstone Television/Marc Platt Productions. Nicole is a champion of actors and the craft of performance as an art form to preserve and promote. Outcast is her solo casting shingle launched in 2011.


Ginger Martini, Costume Designer

Ginger fell in love with costume design in high school while interning in the wardrobe department at The Shaw Festival. In a career that’s ranged from theatre and ballet to feature film and television, Ginger has been bringing characters to life on stages and the big screen for over 12 years. For images of her work please visit

John William Michael Eckert, Set Designer

Turning from Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence at the University of Toronto, to Architecture, and then to Film and Television; cautious and often adventurous design has always been a requisite. John recently completed working on the feature film ‘The Barrens’ and his first season in the Art Department of ‘The Firm’ as well as a number of independent design commissions. Currently, he is working on an independent film and private design commissions.”

Kim Hurter (Graphic Designer) Kim Hurter is a Toronto based graphic designer, illustrator and maker of creative things. While her day job is in the film industry, she also works freelance for local businesses and events. She is quite active in the erotic and low-brow art community and her some of her work has been displayed in galleries across North America. A huge fan of live theatre, Kim also enjoys performing on stage in more off-beat productions such as shadow casting and nerd-themed burlesque. In Fringe 2009, she fogged up kitchen portholes as the Velociraptor in The Silver Stage’s Jurassic Park shadow cast at the Bloor Cinema.