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Melissa Rood

2015: Stage manager of The Last Wifeand assistant stage manager of The Diary of Anne Frank. 15th season. Stratford: More than 30 productions. Favourites include Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar (Stratford/La Jolla), Christopher Plummers A Word or Two (Stratford/Los Angeles), Henry V, As You Like It, and a very special prompting lesson by Douglas Campbell during her apprenticeship on The Alchemist. Elsewhere: From opera to horror clown, from English to Inuktitut, from the Middle East to north of the Arctic Circle: Rood worked on five premières in 2014, including Christina, The Girl King, The Carousel and the new opera Stickboy by composer Neil Weisensel and spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan. Training: Sheridan College (Technical Production) and University of Waterloo (Social Development Studies and Social Work). Awards: Proud recipient of the KP Hay Award and four other Guthrie Awards. Et cetera: In memory of good Jay Klassen: “feed the worm.”