2015: Miep Gies in The Diary of Anne Frank, Miss Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer and Kate in The Last Wife. Second season. Stratford: Goneril (King Lear), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Second season. Elsewhere: Maev Beaty is a theatre-maker, actor, writer, voice artist and mother. Maev’s recent stage credits, apart from her debut season last year here at the Stratford Festival, include The De Chardin Project (Theatre Passe Muraille); Passion Play (Sheep No Wool, Outside the March, Convergence); La Ronde, Parfumerie (Soulpepper); Proud by Michael Healey; Civility (Necessary Angel); and Terminus (Outside the March), winner of the SummerWorks Jury Prize and part of the inaugural “Off-Mirvish” season at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Maev’s “coming-out party” in Toronto was Canadian Stage’s 2008 season, in which she played Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and premièred Judith Thompson’s Palace of the End. Titania, Katerina and Antigone followed and she has since performed in 22 Canadian premières and been a proud member of huge theatre endeavours such as Theatrefront’s The Mill series, Volcano Theatre’s Another Africa (Luminato/Canadian Stage) and The Penelopiad (Nightwood). Awards: Maev is a multi-Dora Award winner (The Penelopiad, Passion Play) and has gathered eight Dora nominations, for performance in Proud, Terminus, Dance of the Red Skirts (Theatre Columbus) and The Happy Woman (Nightwood), and for performance and writing of Montparnasse, which she co-created with Erin Shields and Andrea Donaldson. Montparnasse also won the Enbridge playRites Award. Online:maevbeaty.com. Twitter: @sheepnowool. Et cetera: Maev is Co-Artistic Director of Sheep No Wool with her husband, director Alan Dilworth, and an Artistic Associate of both Groundwater Productions and Outside the March. Projects created with these companies include the Edward Bond Festival; Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl; ma jolie and The Unforgetting (winner, SummerWorks Jury Prize), both by Alan Dilworth; Montparnasse and Goblin Market. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Toronto’s Theatre Centre, co-creating a new show about the secret lives of mothers.
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