The Poison Squad

Written by The 2022 Outpatient Collective

About The Play

The Poison Squad

Written by The 2022 Outpatient Collective

None but the brave can eat the fare

It’s the turn of the 20th century.
Industry is boomin’
The cash is a flowin’
And formaldehyde, borax and salicylic acid are keeping our food fresh
…and our guts sick.

But one man and his squad of steel stomached subjects are willing to pay the ultimate price for food freedom.

From the 2022 Outpatient Collective comes a new musical based on historical events.

Cast and Crew

Kristin Eveleigh

Kristin Eveleigh

Director

Kristin is the Executive Artistic Director at Calgary Young People's Theatre, and has been working with the company as a director with the company since…

Zoë Arthur

Zoë Arthur

Associate Director

Zoë is an actor, artist and all-around clown. Since 2019 she has been the Artistic Associate for CYPT, but started her journey with the company…

Anton Matsigura

Anton Matsigura

Assistant Director

As it approaches Anton’s 9th year with CYPT, he is incredibly excited to be sticking his Alumni fingers in the pot of the 2022 Outpatient…

Aiden Lang

Aiden Lang

Assistant Director

Aiden is so incredibly thrilled to be a part of the 2022 Outpatient Collective. He has been a part of CYPT for over 5 years…

Matthew Denittis

Matthew Denittis

Actor (Dr. Harvey Wiley)

Matthew DeNittis, as the pasta prophecy foretold, has returned from his long slumber to act once again for CYPT’s production of THE POISON SQUAD! The…

Ruby Gaudet

Ruby Gaudet

Actor (Chef Fanny)

Ruby Gaudet is a recent CYPT graduate who’s dabbled in just about everything there is to do here, between acting in shows such as THE…

Parker Painchaud

Parker Painchaud

Actor (Walter)

SOMEDAY, is Parker’s 5 th production with CYPT. He most recently finished his second Cannonball Festival with MAGIC, as well as being part of the…

Mallory Martin

Mallory Martin

Actor (Harold)

Someday is Mallory’s tenth show, alongside seven CYPT shows, including Purloin: In the Company of Scoundrels (CYPT), A Little Princess (CYPT), and The Canterville Ghost…

Hiro Kato-Scherer

Hiro Kato-Scherer

Actor (Paul)

Hiro is in grade 6, and when he's not acting, he likes to create movies with his little siblings, sketching, playing with Lego and playing…

Cooper McMaster

Cooper McMaster

Actor (Robert)

This is Cooper's second production with CYPT. He love the energy and support he gets from his cast mates and friends at CYPT.

Thai Harris

Thai Harris

Actor (Chad)

Thai Harris is twelve years old and this is his third CYPT production including FRIENDS OF MINE, THE TUESDAY CREW, and THE CANTERVILLE GHOST. Thai…

Chloe "Reese" Arsenault

Chloe "Reese" Arsenault

Actor (Leslie)

Reese has been acting for over 10 years and so far CYPT has been their favorite theatre company to work with! Real boi will be…

Alice Leci

Alice Leci

Actor (Lorriane)

Who let this one in again? Alice Leci has been doing something strange to CYPT since 2021, and frankly we're not sure what. She loves…

Maya Dixon

Maya Dixon

Actor (Bethany)

Back for their 12th CYPT show, it seems that Maya simply can’t get enough and is back again for Whimsy! (or What Happens If Magic…

Naomi Krahn

Naomi Krahn

Actor (Trixie)

Naomi Krahn has been in a number of CYPT productions before, more recently you may have seen her in, GODS PLAY DICE WITH THE UNIVERSE,…

Sylvie Hing

Sylvie Hing

Actor (Mr. Meat)

Sylvie is in the sixth grade, and when she’s not making up her own plays she is reading a stack of books or playing Pandemic…

Maggie Coffey

Maggie Coffey

Actor (Mr. Milk)

Maggie is currently in grade 12 and plans to head off to the university of Dalhousie for further studies. She's a history geek who also…

Ella Wilson

Ella Wilson

Actor (The Borax Kid)

Ella is thrilled to be making her CYPT main stage debut. You may have seen her last spring performing in "Dreamer" at The Cannonball Festival.…

Megan Wrubleski

Megan Wrubleski

Actor (Salicylic Acid)

Megan is a grade 11 student at Queen Elizabeth High School, and has been involved with theatre programs there for all five years she has…

Tessa Laidlaw

Tessa Laidlaw

Actor (Copper Sulfate)

Tessa is a grade 9 student at Mount Royal Middle School. This is her third performance at CYPT and she is thrilled to have joined…

Raina Muradali

Raina Muradali

Actor (Lead)

Raina is in grade 6, and when she's not acting, she loves singing, listening to music, playing/fighting with her little brother and obsessing over Jenna…

Amelia Hughes

Amelia Hughes

Actor (Arsenic)

Amelia is ecstatic to be rejoining CYPT in a completely new way! She has always loved creating music and is inspired by a variety of…

Sandra Ou

Sandra Ou

Actor (Formal deHyde)

Sandra is super excited to be in her first show with CYPT! She is in Grade 11 this year and is also currently in rehearsal…

Milo Harker

Milo Harker

Actor (Newsie 2/Teddy Rossevelt)

Milo is in grade 5. She is a bookworm who loves to devour fantasy novels. She fell in love with acting after her first CYPT…

Kate Noriega

Kate Noriega

Actor (Newsie 1/Teddy Roosevelt)

Kate is absolutely thrilled to get to be a part of the Someday ensemble! You may have seen her before in other CYPT productions such…

Maëlle Duke

Maëlle Duke

Actor (Newsie 3/Teddy Roosevelt)

Maëlle is 11 years old and has a passion for acting. She is excited to be in her third production. Her past shows include CYPT’s…

Tonisha Kroeger

Tonisha Kroeger

Stage Manager

Born and raised in Alberta and graduate of Red Deer Polytechnic with a diploma in Theatre & Entertainment Production. Tonisha has built a career in…

Aleigha Dekort

Aleigha Dekort

Assistant Stage Manager

Aleigha Dekort is 13 Years old and going into grade 10. She is an honour roll student who had discovered her passion for the theatre.…

Lula Arias

Lula Arias

Assistant Stage Manager

Lula Arias is very excited to be ASMing with Poison Squad, and to be adding the show’s songs to their already out-of-this-world weird music taste.…

Serena Zhang

Serena Zhang

Actor (Lane The Butler)

Serena is so excited to be a part of The Poison Squad ensemble! She is currently a grade 12 student at Sir Winston Churchill High School…

Taylor Marsden

Taylor Marsden

Assistant Stage Manager

Taylor sure is one funky gal! She attends Crescent Heights High School in Grade 11 has been with CYPT since 2020. Taylor is super excited…

Ajay Badoni

Ajay Badoni

Technical Mentor

Ajay Badoni has been working with CYPT for over 8 year now as a lighting designer, technician, technical director, and mentor and is proud to…

Elizabeth McDonald

Elizabeth McDonald

Props

Liz is so excited to be preforming with CYPT again in hWhimsy! You may have seen her before acting in, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CANNONBALLS…

Rebecca Orion

Rebecca Orion

Costume Design

Rebecca Orion (She/They) is a multidisciplinary theatre artist based out of Mohkinstsis (Calgary). She works producing and directing plays for her theatre company, Incendiary Festival,…

Jake Rose

Jake Rose

Set Design

I am a multidisciplinary designer, writer, producer, and visual artist and a graduate of the University of Lethbridge's dramatic arts program. As a non-binary and…

Lyall Jovie

Lyall Jovie

Lighting Design

Lyall Jovie is a Calgary/Mohkinstsis based Artist with a BFA in Tech/Design from the University of Lethbridge. They are excited to be a part of…

Harley Fielding

Harley Fielding

Props

Harley is an... interesting individual who can occasionally be found feasting on strawberries, reading true crime books, petting every dog she sees, cooking, editing scripts…

Viktor Clayton

Viktor Clayton

Publicist

Viktor Clayton has always been passionate about acting and the arts and is stoked to be working on this magical show! He has 9 years…

Annika Keatley

Annika Keatley

Choreographer

may or may not be a gnome Annika is absolutely thrilled to be choreographing for THE POISON SQUAD!! She has been dancing for nearly ten…