Chara Berk is Vancouver-based theatre actress who was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She has been a resident of Vancouver, BC for the last 4 years. Chara trained in Istanbul at Mujdat Gezen Art Centre and Tooba Physical Theatre School in Vancouver. She has appeared on the stage in various theatre productions both in Turkey and Canada. Among her favourite shows have been A Sunny Day in the ParkMacbethWomen Standing and Fools in Love. She performed at her first Canadian Fringe Festival in 2009 at Vancouver in Alms (A Play Without Words). Her development as an actor has seen her move through classic theatre to the more experimental forms of Mime, Mask and Buffon. Through a fortuitous act of fate, Chara met director Ozgur Cinar while on a visit to Ottawa and they made a pact that they would work together in the future. She is thrilled that the result of the meeting is the opportunity to work with Negative Theatre at the Ottawa Fringe Festival. 

Ozgur Cinar is a director, actor, playwright and poet. Throughout his career he directed Gungor Dilmen’s I am Anatolia, Lope de Vega’s Madness in Valencia, Sheakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Gogol’s Diary of a Madman, his own Multinational gRape Corporations. He performed in many productions including the role of Tartar in Maxim Gorky’s The Lower Depths directed by Varlam Nikoladze; the title role in the short movie ZE directed by Kadir Koymen; the role of Poprishchin in Gogol’s Diary of a Madman and the role of Man in Multinational gRape Corporations both directed by himself. 

Stephanie Villeneuve is an Ottawa native. She first started acting in her High School drama club where she met her husband. She has done such festivals as the Sears Festival, youth infringement, and has even done some on camera extra work. Steph was very pleased to be participating in Negative Theatre's "Multinational gRape corporations" in the Fringe Festival 2010. It was her first time on stage since the birth of her daughter on Christmas day of 2009.

Sami Botros studied at the University of Ottawa's theatre program, has been acting and singing for as long as he can remember, starting in church and working his way up. He has been in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Dracula, Murder on Centre Stage, Fame the Musical, Our Country's Good, and a Broadway: Review with the University. Sami has also worked with TVO kids playing the Webmaster on 'A World of Wonders', and other short films. Sami would like to thank God, his family, friends, and the cast and crew.

Emma Brooks is thrilled to be designing the set for Negative Theatre in the 2010 Ottawa Fringe Festival.  She has worked previous as a director, stage manager, actor, and set and costume designer for various theatre companies, and hopes to pursue a career in production design.  After receiving her Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Carleton University in 2009, Emma is now ready to dive back into the theatre world.  Her previous productions include Read it Twice. It’s Real (Sock N’ Buskin), Crimes of the Heart (Sears Ontario Drama Festival), Lost in Paradise (GCTC), Bitter/Sweet (Azrieli School of Architecture), and Les Belles Soeurs (Glebe Collegiate Institute).

Amanda Scott has graduated from Algonquin College, who is happy to be back in Ottawa after a short hiatus in British Columbia. She is very excited that her first project back in Ottawa is with Negative Theatre in 2010 Fringe Festival. Select theatre credits include, Fires in the Mirror (N.O.R.T.), Jeahnne of the Witches (Algonquin Theatre), SunDance Shows (Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival), Flying Solo Monologue Night (Algonquin Theatre). Amanda is has all hopes that this is only the start of a great adventure in the Ottawa Theatre community.