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Lee Wilson

Third season: Assistant director of Tommy. Previously: Founding Artistic Director and past Resident Director of Resurgence Theatre Company in Newmarket, Ontario, Lee was the assistant director to Des McAnuff on The Tempest film and stage production at the Stratford Festival, starring Christopher Plummer. He is also one of eleven directors who participated in the inaugural Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Directors at Stratford. Lee was the Apprentice Artistic Director/Artistic Associate at The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, during the 2008/2009 season. In 2008, he was invited to the Old Vic in London, England, to take part in a directing workshop with the Peter Hall Company. He was an Intern Director at the Shaw Festival during its 2005/2006 season and the Resident Director in the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre at the Stratford Festival in 2004/2005. In 2003/2004, he was awarded the Urjo Kareda Residency Grant to study directing/artistic direction with director Richard Rose at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. Lee started off his professional career as a member of the inaugural Soulpepper Training Company, studying directing, acting and design with Robin Phillips. Directing Credits Include: The Merry Wives of Windsor and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Theatre by the Bay in Barrie; The Campbell House Story for Single Thread Theatre Co.; The Crucible for Ryerson Theatre School; Hedda Gabler and Picnic for the University of Windsor – School of Dramatic Art; Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors for the University of Waterloo Drama Department; The Sicilian, by Molière and adapted by Nicolas Billon, for the Toronto Fringe Festival; Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night for Resurgence Theatre Company; Arms and the Man, The Magic Fire, Rosmersholm (assistant director) and The Valiant (director) at the Shaw Festival; Measure for Measure and As You Like It (assistant director) at the Stratford Festival. Upcoming: Artistic Producer on a TV mini-series based on the New York Times best-selling novel Lion of Ireland, by Morgan Llywelyn. Lion of Ireland chronicles the life of Ireland’s first High King, Brian Boru, and will be a Canadian-Irish co-production.