The Mixed Nuts Theatre Society is an ensemble driven non-profit company. We are a group of up and coming actors and entertainment industry veterans dedicated to creating, producing and delivering high quality contemporary plays to the Tri-City community of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody British Columbia.
We are a group of like-minded people and actors trained (actually we’re always taking classes) in contemporary theatre by Mandy Tulloch. The members of Mixed Nuts believe the performer, the story, and the audience’s imagination are the primary elements required to create great theatre.
Our journey began as adult acting students at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. We came from diverse backgrounds and together we developed a unique connection that would enable us to take our shared passion of acting to the next level – forming the Mixed Nuts Theatre Society. Our performances together include Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, Tim Kelly’s M*A*S*H and Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery.
Kristen Woodrow (aka Almond)
Since making her debut in grade 3 playing the Ghost of Christmas Past, Kristen is now thrilled to pick up her acting career as an adult, both onstage with the other Mixed Nuts, and in front of the camera! Past theatre performances include Vera Claythorne in And Then There Were None, Janice Fury (and others) in M*A*S*H, and this past June she had the privilege of portraying Gladys Green in Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery. Kristen credits Mandy Tulloch’s fantastic tutelage, as well as the comradery of the other Nuts for cementing this as her life long journey!
Michelle Wilson (aka Hazelnut)
Michelle is an actor and domestic engineer. Prior to joining Mixed Nuts, she threw herself into acting at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre where she joined other aspiring local actors as Vera Claythorne in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Then she was hooked – following this with multiple roles in M*A*S*H* and most recently, as Ellen Fine in Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery. She looks forward to continually honing her skills on stage as well as embracing work in front of the camera! Michelle is grateful to her husband and two small children for their love and support and would like to thank Mandy Tulloch and the Mixed Nuts ensemble for continually making this a rewarding experience!
Patricio Lopez (aka Pistachio)
Patricio has been studying and acting under the direction of Mandy Tulloch since 2016. During this time he has lent his unique mixture of diversity an humour to Detective Blore in Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”, General Hammond, Walt Waldowski and Sgt. Devine in Tim Kelly’s M*A*S*H and as Don Bowman in Kenneth Lonergan’s award winning play “The Waverly Gallery”. Patricio has also been featured in the youth engagement productions of “Coquitlam Rises” and “Canada 150”, both written and directed by Mandy Tulloch.
Rob Hartley (aka Cashew)
Rob never imagined he would be on stage. Then Mandy Tulloch approached him in 2010 for the role of King Dushyanta in ABC Let’s Act’s production Cinderella’s II. Rob continued with ABC Let’s Act, taking lessons and acting in several productions including as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple. Rob joined the Adult Acting Class at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre joining other aspiring local actors. He’s appeared as Philip Lombard in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, Trapper John and Colonel Blake in M*A*S*H* and Howard Fine in Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery. He owes his love of this craft to his mentor, teacher and director Mandy Tulloch.
Ryan Hunt (aka Peanut)
Ever since he first stepped on stage in the summer of 2005, with a showcase of Hairspray, Ryan Hunt has been enthralled with acting. Once graduated, he found he was missing not only the rush of being in front of a crowd, but the comradery of his fellow actors. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Adult Acting Class at the Evergreen Cultural Center, where he appeared as both Rogers and Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None, Ugly John Black in M*A*S*H, and Daniel Reed in Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery. He is very excited to see what the future holds for not just himself, but the other talented actors of Mixed Nuts.