EDEN Feature – Ti Hallas

Ti Hallas had the chance to travel to Australia this month, but instead chose to stay in Winnipeg in order to perform in EDEN. She plays Stacy, the Minister of Labour, who is forced to question her life choices. Here are her responses to our questionnaire:

1. What is one thing every actor needs to know? It’s not about you.

2. What does every great story have to have? Guts.

3. What is your favourite word?  I love words. Today my favourite is smooch.

4. If I could grant you a single wish, what would it be? A compassionate planet.

Complete the sentences:

5. If I wasn’t typing this email interview right now, I would be… on my way to Australia.

6. The most surprising thing that happened to me was… moving back to Winnipeg.

7. A common misconception of me is… that I don’t like to party. I do!

8. You know me as a actor but in truer life I’d have been… Jane Goodall II.

Ti Hallas as Stacy in EDEN; photo by Janet Shum

Ti co-founded Chinook Theatre which toured throughout western Canada and produced Canada’s first Fringe Theatre Festival in Edmonton. During her 10 years with Chinook, Ti was actor, director, playwright, stage-manager, tour-coordinator and General Manager. Ti has worked in television as actor, narrator, host and broadcast journalist, for the NFB, the CBC, and the Alberta Access Network, for CBC radio, and in numerous industrial films. She has documentary and docudrama writing credits.   She holds professional teaching certificates for three provinces and has taught Acting, Dance and Voice at various institutions including Grant MacEwan and Laurentian Universities.   Since returning to Winnipeg Ti has performed in AlbeeFest, TremblayFest, and FemFest, toured with Green Kids and performed in several independent film productions, commercials and fundraisers. She is a longstanding member of CAEA and ACTRA, has served as Councilor for ACTRA MB for 8 years and sits on the Community Outreach Committee for PAL Winnipeg.