About Us

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Suspicious Moustache Theatre Company was founded in 2011 in Victoria, BC by director Darcy Stoop, designer Cat Haywood and playwright/actor Liam Volke. Focusing on original plays that explore the dark and whimsical side of the human experience, SusMus presented a stage adaptation of Heinrich Hoffmann’s Struwwelpeter at the Victoria Fringe Festival. The show earned Pick-of-the-Fringe honours and raised over $200 for the Victoria Read Society (link).

Suspicious Moustache relocated in 2013 and will be presenting its new production Tarrare: A Story of Hunger at the 2014 Toronto Fringe this July.
The Company:
Darcy Stoop – Artistic Producer
Darcy has a BFA in Directing from the University of Victoria and is a veteran of 7 summers of Fringes across the country. Since moving to Toronto with Cat, Darcy has worked in various capacities with the Canadain Opera Company, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times, Theatre Brouhaha, Nobody’s Business and more. Recent credits include: Radical (NIF), Scheherazade (Nobody’s Business), Delicacy27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Brouhaha), The Homemaker (Convection Productions), A Midsummer Night’s Dream… A Puppet Epic! (Shakey-Shake and Friends).
Cat Haywood – Resident Designer
Originally from Victoria, Cat is excited to be making her Toronto Fringe debut on Tarrare: A
Story of Hunger. She holds an MFA in Theatre Design specializing in costume and set work.
She is excited to be branching into playwriting on this latest show. When she’s not sewing,
drafting, or writing Cat has been planning her upcoming nuptials to her incredibly talented
(and handsome) co-founder, Darcy Stoop. Designer Credits: DelicacyThe Unseen Hand (
Theatre Brouhaha), Struwwelpeter (Suspicious Mustache), Twelfth NightWreckageLa 
Ronde (Phoenix UVic), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Blithe Spirit (Blue Bridge Rep) The 
Odyssey (Chaos Theory), Pagliacci (Queen’s Student Opera). Assistant Designer Credits: Romeo & Juliet (Phoenix), As You Like It (Blue Bridge). Model Maker: Sweeney Todd (Citadel).
Liam Volke – Playwright in Residence
A storyteller, actor and writer originally from Regina, SK. Liam received a BFA in Acting from UVic before moving east, and is grateful for all the kind and talented people who have made him feel at home here in Toronto. Recent acting credits include: Twelft NightBent (Hart House), Top Gun! the Musical (Lower Ossington Theatre). Writing:Struwwelpeter (Suspicious Moustache). He also contributes to the online magazine Toronto Film Scene, and has a blog, liamvolke.wordpress.com. Liam is proudly left-handed.