HERstory Counts is a social justice movement focused on the out loud representation of those who are systematically (and systemically) left out of textbooks, left out of curriculums, left out of legislature…left out. HERstory Counts is a response to the silencing of female-identified womyn whose stories belong in the world. We are a company featuring true stories, performed by the creators themselves offering a space to challenge and push past the ideals of the status quo. We feature and celebrate female-identified womyn of all backgrounds, all ages, all races, all histories, all sizes, all sexual orientations, and all abilities.
Jennifer Neales, Founder and Co-Artistic Director and Producer, founded HERstory Counts in January of 2016. Neales has been acting all over the world for 20 years, and recently began producing. Some of her selected acting credits include: Jennie Malone in “Chapter Two”, touring in Japan; Roberta in “Love and Human Extinction” (Fringe Festival’s Best Actor 2009); Suzy in “’da Kink in My Hair” in the North American Tour. Jennifer is now and always writing her own one-womyn show “The Invisible Bride’s Maid”.
Evangelia Kambites, Co-Artistic Director and Producer, is a professional actor, singer, and dancer based in Toronto, Canada. Notable stage credits include the Sterling Award- winning production of Hairspray (Mayfield Theatre), Buddy–The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre North West), the Jessie Award-winning production of Avenue Q (Arts Club), The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (NAC/Centaur Theatre/BTW). She recently appeared on FOX’s Minority Report, and NBC’s Heroes Reborn. Evangelia is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, and holds a BAH in Music and Drama from Queen’s University.
Jenna Borsato, Technical Director and Assistant Producer of HERstory Counts, is a third year student in Ryerson Theatre School’s Performance Production Program. Theatre credits include: Production Intern- Canadian Stage, 2016; Stage Manager and Assistant Producer- HERstory Counts, 2016; Marketing & Social Media Manager, Ryerson Theatre School 2016 Season; Stage Manager- Clown, Ryerson Theatre School; Production Assistant- Spring Awakening & Hamelt, Ryerson Theatre School; Director- Waldeinsamkeit, Mayfield S.S.