Amber J. Hicks
Founder & Artistic Director, Actor, Writer
Amber J. Hicks has been a mainstay of Sudbury theatre for over 30 years. She made her stage debut as 'Meg' in the TC production of CRIMES OF THE HEART for which she won the Quonta Award for Best Actress. Past TC productions include 'Kate' in TAMING OF THE SHREW, 'Kit Kat Girl' in CABARET, 'Madame de Marquise' in DANGEROUS LIAISONS, and 'Eleanor of Acquitaine' in THE LION IN WINTER for which she won her second Quonta Award for Best Actress. She made her Sudbury Theatre Centre debut playing various 7 roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and played 'Mary' in the STC Summer Playhouse production of RUN FOR YOUR WIFE. Past directorial credits include YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (both with TC) as well as POUNDING NAILS INTO THE GROUND WITH MY FOREHEAD for the Sudbury Fringe Festival. Film credits include the feature film THE SUMMIT and the short film LOVE IS BLIND.
As the Founder and Artistic Director of Murder by Appointment, Amber J. Hicks has written, produced, and directed dozens of original shows with long-time collaborators Rodney Roy and Bill Sanders. Now in it's 25th season, Murder by Appointment continues to entertain Ontario with its unique brand of interactive murder mystery theatre. From Timmins to Sudbury to Barrie, Murder by Appointment has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for local and provincial charities.
Playwright-in-Residence, Actor, Website Designer
Rodney Roy is playwright, screenwriter, and actor who has worked in theatre, film, and television. He's been with Murder by Appointment for 20 years and has co-written four murder mysteries with Amber J. Hicks: DEATH AT A FUNERAL, CABIN SCREAMER: THE CASE OF THE NORTHERN FRIGHTS, GRINCHED: A YULEDIE MYSTERY, and THE GOLDEN GLOBS: A RED CARPET MYSTERY. Rodney Roy graduated with distinction from the TORONTO FILM SCHOOL screenwriting program and was selected as valedictorian of the 2020 graduating class.
Bill Sanders is an actor/director, singer/songwriter, and stand-up comedian. In his 20 year career with Murder by Appointment, Bill Sanders co-wrote and performed in dozens of original murder mysteries with Amber J. Hicks.