Cast and Creative - Afternoon Tea With Jane Austen

Bruce Lambie (Director) is a Montreal-based director, lighting designer, technician, baritone and occasional actor. Some of his previous work includes Genesis, or The Art of Writing at the 2008 Montreal Fringe Festival, the highly acclaimed Montreal premiere of Ariel Dorfman's Speak Truth to Power: Voices From Beyond the Dark in August 2009, as well as numerous university works. In 2007, he and his cast were the recipients of the 2007 Rights and Democracy Network Award of Recognition for their efforts on the Quebec premiere of Speak Truth to Power in 2006 and 2007. He also played the role of Xamot in Cobra: The Musical Part III at the 2009 Montreal Fringe. In 2008, he was technical director of Infinitheatre's Fall 2008 season. Bruce is a proud graduate of Bishop's University.

Tali Brady (Jane Austen / Playwright) is a Montreal-based actress and playwright. Montreal Fringe-wise, she appeared in last year’s Three Ways to Handle a Telemarketer and wrote, directed and occasionally engaged in swordplay in 2008’s Robin Hood Redux – There Will Be Tights. An accomplished public speaker and presenter, she is one of the youngest people in Quebec to earn the Distinguished Toastmaster Award from Toastmasters International. She is also a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). Other projects include an appearance in an upcoming episode of the webseries Please Stand By.

(Photo credits: Bruce Lambie - Cindy Lopez, Tali Brady - Karin Benedict)