Meet The Team
Courtney Beamish (Artistic Director - Production Manager)
Courtney has acted in plays both in Canada and Switzerland, as well as assistant directing Contractions (Mike Bartlett) and White Out: A Comedy in Three Acts (Jason Vikse). Most recently, Courtney established White Rabbit Theatre Company in Zurich, Switzerland, through which she produced and acted in a very successful production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Having been production manager on a team at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2005, Courtney is very much looking forward to bringing her new company's second project, Discord, to Edinburgh in 2019.
Ciaran Corsar (Actor)
Since training at both Royal Holloway, University of London and The Academy Drama School (under The Stage scholarship), Ciaran has garnered much stage experience. Working with In Medias Res Theatre Company, he has performed twice before at the Edinburgh Fringe - Measure for Measure and A View from the Bridge. Other notable roles have been: Alan in Equus; Malvolio in Twelfth Night; Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac; and most recently Jack in White Rabbit Theatre Company's production of The Importance of Being Earnest. He is very excited to have the chance to bring Discord to the Edinburgh stage.
Tomi Gustaf (Actor)
Tomi has more than a decade of stage experience from predominantly improv theatre but has gradually made the shift to scripted theatre, as well as film. He has appeared on stage as Spike in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; as Le Bret in Cyrano de Bergerac and continues to be an active member of English improv troupe Wisdom of Wombats in Zurich. His most recent film credits include feature Burnout (Md productions, Michélé Déé). In November 2018, he also assistant directed, and acted in the Zurich Comedy Club's production of Parfumerie.
Bouqui Stautmeister (Head of Publicity)
Bouqui has performed in numerous productions in the US and Switzerland, most recently appearing as Moira in the Zurich Comedy Club’s production of A Night in Provence. Other notable roles include Sonia in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Juror 7 in 12 Angry Jurors, Sister Mary Robert Anne in Nunsense, and Sylvia in Sylvia (Sylvia). Bouqui studied dramatic literature at Yale and trained in acting at New York's HB Studio. She has jumped into the role of publicity with both feet.
Luke Walker (Actor)
Since beginning his Swiss stage career in 1996, Luke has acted in several productions including: Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing (1996); Tom in Sylvia (2007); Gerald Croft in An Inspector Calls; Robert Dubadat in Don't Dress for Dinner (2013); and Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew (2014). Most recently, Luke appeared as Man in Lunch Hour, as part of a series of one-act plays.
Claudia Wicki (Director)
Since moving to Switzerland in 1994, Claudia has brought in and directed an original musical, Inside Out (Doug Haverty and Adryan Russ) as a European premiere. She had created one of the roles in the original version entitled RolePlay. She has also directed productions of: The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish (David Tristram); Don't Dress for Dinner (Robin Hawdon); Taking Leave (Nagle Jackson); and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Christopher Durang). In addition, she wrote, produced, directed and performed a one-woman show about the music of Doris Day called Sentimental Journey, Inspired by the Music of Doris Day.