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Melissa Rood

14th season: Stage manager of Christina, The Girl King. Stratford: More than 30 productions. Favourites include Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar (Stratford/La Jolla), As You Like It, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Stratford/Toronto), Christopher Plummer’s one-man show A Word or Two (Stratford/Los Angeles), Into the Woods, many of Shakespeare’s history plays, The Two Noble Kinsmen 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 digs her gigs. 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: High-performance paddler and Festival City Rollergirl. “Long live Stella and the Dream Team.”