Meet The Cast of The Birds

Meet the cast of Bygone Theatre’s upcoming production, THE BIRDS. Nov. 25 – Dec. 10 at Hart House Theatre.

ANNA DOUGLAS – Daphne Daniels

BIO: Film, television, and stage actor Anna Douglas was born in Toronto, raised in Nashville, schooled in Indiana (BFA from U. of Evansville), then finally returned to her hometown from a stint in Los Angeles almost 10 years ago. She is best known for her role in FX’s hit series Mrs. America playing LGBTQ activist Jean O’Leary. Her award-winning performance as Lucy Van Pelt in Ted Lasso-star Brendan Hunt’s LA and NYC hit play, Absolutely Filthy, is another highlight of a 27-year career that includes appearances on Working Moms, Saving Hope, and Ransom, and stage credits at the Soho Playhouse (NYC), South Coast Repertory (CA), and The Kennedy Center (DC). She is thrilled to return to the stage for the first time since the pandemic began, and extends her profound thanks to Bygone Theatre for the opportunity.

ALEX CLAY – David Harper

BIO: Alex is a stage and screen actor from Dundas, ON. He graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.A in History and Theatre and an M.A in History. He then received his B.Ed. from UofT, but chose to buckle down into a safe and sensible career as an actor. Alex co-founded the Toronto-centric theatre company, The Theatre Circuit and their inaugural season consisted of The Inch of Your Life Trilogy in which Alex portrayed the character of Luke Richmond. Some of Alex’s other recent theatre credits include Owen in Girl in the Machine (Seven Siblings Theatre), Clayton Perry/Mike in The Cenotaph Project (Theatre by the Bay), Victor in Private Lives (Pure Carbon Theatre), Markus in Some of us Pretend (Bricks n’ Sticks productions), Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (Paper-Knife Theatre), Richard Loeb in Dialogues of Leopold & Loeb (Labyrinthus Mundi Productions), and Pat Lor/the Demon in Interview with a Demon (B. Smart Productions). Alex is incredibly excited to be back on stage, and with Bygone Theatre no less! With Bygone, he previously played McCue in His Girl Friday and Charles Thomas in The Rear Window. Alex would like to extend his thanks to Bygone Theatre for this opportunity to play on the historic Hart House stage.


BIO: Oliver Georgiou is an actor, comedian, and clown. He was recently featured as a festival headliner at Detroit Improv Festival while simultaneously filming the lead role in the 1950s horror-comedy homage Vampire Zombies… From Space! across the border. He is the producer and host of Dodo Dome at Sweet Action Theatre where he runs weekly workshops for actors and clowns to stay in practice.

Oliver absolutely loves devised theatre. His first attempt was the critically-acclaimed Me With You at Toronto Fringe 2015. He then produced SODA Theatre and SODA Underground in 2017, each with a subsequently riskier approach to devising a quality improvised play. Oliver is a Second City House Co. alum and was a series regular on Caverns & Comedians which won Outstanding Gaming Series in the 2018 Canadian Podcast Awards. He is ecstatic to be back in a theatre space with such a fantastic company, cast, and script. 

KIERA PUBLICOVER – Annie Hawthorne

BIO: Kiera Publicover (she/they) is a Queer multidisciplinary artist, theatre creator and actor. Originally from Toronto, Kiera is a recent graduate of the University of Windsor’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting program. In 2018, Kiera co-founded Arrowwood Theatre Company which she has been co-Artistic Director of since. Kiera’s creative interests live in exploring themes of family, femininity and the ways in which society performs gender. Her work revolves around experimentation with alternative forms of theatre creation, such as physical devising, collective creation, verbatim theatre and more.
Previous: Agnes at the Weston: Then & Now Festival (Shakespeare in Action/Arrowwood Theatre Co.), herself in Contactless (Soulpepper/Arrowwood Theatre Co.), herself in Canada’s Next Chopped Model Minority (2021 Paprika Festival), #8 in The Wolves (University Players), and more. Currently, Kiera is the Playwright in Residence at House+Body Theatre, working on an original theatre piece, Talking to Dead Cats in the Night, generously funded by the Canada Arts Council.


BIO: Chad Allen is thrilled to be working with Bygone Theatre again in their production of The Birds. Since last appearing on stage at The Newmarket 10-minute Play festival, Chad created Bistro Boys Productions with whom he wrote and acted in two award winning short films, The Blind Date and The Procedure. He has also appeared in popular tv shows The Boys and What We Do in The Shadows as well as The Expanse with David Strathairn. Chad lives in Toronto where he continues to help tell thought provoking stories that inspire and entertain be it in film or on stage, acting, writing, directing or teaching. Chad can be found on Instagram or Twitter under ChadAllenCreating or at his website