Founding Artistic Director
Radha S. Menon
Interdisciplinary artist, Menon began performing in British theatre and television in her youth. Her plays, Blackberry, Sita’s Revenge, Ganga’s Ganja, Rukmini’s Gold, Rise of the Prickly Pear, The Circus & The Washing Machine have been produced for many theatre festivals in Canada, the U.K. and India. Multi-award winner, Rukmini’s Gold will be remounted in 2022. Menon is the founding Artistic Director of Red Beti Theatre and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and is editing her first novel, Death Cry of a Peacock.
Suchiththa is a multi-disciplinary Sri Lankan/Canadian actor, singer, producer, director, writer and educator who has recently been drawn to multi-sensory theatre as well as physical theatre. Recent shows include Bend it Like Beckham (Star Vox) in its North American premiere, This Earth of Majesty (Dauntless Theatre), an adaptation of Richard II and Bombay Black (Alberta Theatre Projects). Producing credits include, 3Tempests, Nonas Malaika, Harabogee (할아버지) & Me, Frankenstein's Winter Disaster and the Snow Queen, all for Shakespeare in Action. This is his first foray into producing with Red Beti Theatre, and is thankful for the process that has brought him here.
Tushar Tukaram Dalvi is a seasoned theatre practitioner from Mumbai, now residing in Toronto. He is a multi-disciplinary artist who dabbles in Acting, Directing, Light design, Scenography, and Film making. He has been acting on stage since 2006 and worked with noteworthy theatre directors in Mumbai. In 2016, he founded the Rangaai Theatre Company which specialises in creating immersive and sensory-based theatrical experiences for intimate and alternate spaces. His work tells compelling stories reflecting contemporary social issues by interweaving fiction, various mediums, and interactive elements.
Production Coordinator & Stage Manager
Lisa is a visual artist that fell in love with the theatre at an early age. She graduated with honours from Humber's Theatre School (production). She has enjoyed stage managing a variety of different projects like Body So Fluorescent at Buddies In Bad Times (April 2023), the workshop of Sister Warriors with Suitcase In Point (2022), Shakespeare in Hospitals (2016-2021) and Articus Productions Weird (2015-2020)( Best of Venue Award Hamilton Fringe Festival 2018, The Cutting Edge Award Toronto Fringe Festival 2016, Best of Fest Award Ottawa Fringe Festival 2015). Coming this summer, she will be in Port Stanely for the Port Stanely Festival.
Social Media Marketing Manager
Salem Sisay has worked in marketing and communications in the music industry, the political arena, and the theatre world. She is interested in the modes of communication and breaking the barriers of accessibility and information. She believes in the inclusivity of the dissemination of information and working alongside Red Beti Theatre has allowed her to decolonize the world of marketing.
John is an actor and writer who is passionate about telling the stories of the people around them. He enjoys making meaningful connections with people and has a talent for transforming the ordinary into something memorable. John has a deep love for theatre and has worked on a musical adaptation of DreamWorks' "The Prince of Egypt". He is particularly inspired by Red Beti's vision and is excited to continue exploring the boundaries of theatre.
Rebecca Casalino is an artist, writer and curator based in Ohròn:wakon (Hamilton, ON). She is a white queer woman, maintaining her practice through deeply personal collaborations in her community and sheer willpower. Working in artists’ multiples, video, sculpture, performance and drawing Casalino channels her lived experience through her quirky, often deadpan, humour. Casalino completed her BA in Studio Art, with a minor in English, at the University of Guelph in 2017 and graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University with an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice in 2021. She currently produces and hosts the arts podcast Hopping the Fence.
Dia Gupta Frid
Dia Gupta Frid was born in Mumbai and grew up in Calcutta ,but received her theatrical training
here in Canada. While her first love is still acting , she has spent most of her 4 decade career as a
director and acting coach.
Ms. Gupta Frid now runs FridKIDS, whose mission statement is to explore the canon of
children’s classical literature and take it from the Page to the Stage. Since March 2020,
FridKIDS has collaborated with Red Curtain International in Kolkata and QTP in Mumbai and
Himalayan Children’s Charities in Nepal to produce 3 online productions and a writing
workshop…all garnering audiences from 3 different continents and seven different countries!
Alison began directing while completing her Honours Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. In 2009 and 2010, she was chosen to complete the Stage Direction Fellowship at the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy.
In Winter 2015, she toured with Nederlandse Reisopera as Assistant Director on a new production of Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles.
Other recent credits include directing Butterfly for Academia Europa Dell’Opera in Lucca, Italy, MYOpera’s Bénédict et Béatrice, and performing the role of Yniold in Pelleas et Melisande with Opera aan Zee in Noordwijk, Netherlands. She is a founding member of Toronto’s MYOpera and served as the company’s Resident Stage Director for it’s first five seasons.
Past Assistant Director credits include Giulio Cesare for OperaLondon, SONGSPIEL with Sylvia McNair for American Opera Theatre, Dido and Æneas at the international opera festival Operadagen Rotterdam, Aureliano in Palmira at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, Italy, and back home in Toronto, Obeah Opera by Nicole Brooks for b current Performing Arts Co., where she is currently the Artistic Producer.
"To Win, you Have to Give In."
Jsin learned that the hard way. Now the restlessly creative actor, vocalist and songwriter is sharing that truth through his acting and music. Jsin has spent over a decade training as an actor with several coaches in the city, including David Rotenberg, Robyn Kay, Cindy Tanas, and most recently Noam Jenkins, with whom he now helps run an on camera scene study in Toronto. Jsin is deeply committed to his ongoing personal development, enabling him the self-awareness and tools to bring depth to his work. Jsin’s credits include Played, The Strain, Designated Survivor, Killjoys, The Symbol and CLAIREvoyant. In 2022, Jsin launched his second EP titled Surrender, a six-track set about his ongoing journey to self-acceptance.