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Studio Theatre
July 30 – October 13


by Wajdi Mouawad
English Translation by Linda Gaboriau
Director Antoni Cimolino

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Wahida, an Arab-American woman, and Eitan, a Jewish geneticist, fall in love in New York City. They travel together to Israel to meet Eitan’s estranged grandmother – who holds the key to a long-buried family secret. But it takes a terrorist bombing for that shattering secret to emerge.

Weaving together multiple languages and divergent worlds of experience, this powerful contemporary drama probes to the very heart of who we are – or think we are.

House Program : Birds Of A Kind

Production support is generously provided by Barbara & John Schubert, by Sylvia Soyka, and by Catherine & David Wilkes.

Support for the 2019 season of the Studio Theatre is generously provided by Sandra & Jim Pitblado.

2019 publicity photography by David Cooper.



    Portrait of Jakob Ehman
    Jakob Ehman
    2019: Templar in Nathan the Wise and Eitan in Birds of a Kind. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Idomeneus (Soulpepper); The Circle (Tarragon); Caught (Theatre Passe Muraille); Offline (director), The Libertine, Gotcha (Talk Is Free); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (director), House of Yes (Storefront Theatre); The Philanderess (Toronto Fringe); Cockfight (Theatre Brouhaha/Red One); Much Ado About Nothing (Single Thread); Blue Planet, Minotaur (Young People's Theatre); Nature of the Beast, Donors, Turtleneck (safeword). Film/TV: Jakob stars as Miles in the award-winning film adaption of The Drawer Boy. Awards: Jakob has been nominated for four Dora Awards for his work as an actor. Online: Instagram @yessilikepinacoladas, Twitter @jakeehman.
    Portrait of Deb Filler
    Deb Filler
    2019: Leah in Birds of a Kind and appears in Nathan the Wise. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Celia, Talking Heads (Campbell House); Woman, Death of a Salesman (Toronto Centre for the Arts). Elsewhere: Lookingglass Theatre Company, N.Y. Theatre Workshop, Drill Hall, Auckland Theatre Company, Belvoir Street, Centaur Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, The Factory, etc. Writer/Performer: I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English), I Lost It in Kiev, Filler Up!, Punch Me in the Stomach (off-Broadway, N.Y. Theatre Workshop, 36 characters). Film/TV: The Handmaid's Tale, Shark Lords (debuting FX), My Perfect Valentine, Mr. Bernstein, Odd Squad, The Path to 9/11, The Last Laugh, Angst, Punch Me In the Stomach. Other: Teacher, Brown University, Humber College, Toi Whaakari (N.Z.), etc. Studied with Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghoff, Deborah Hedwall. Voice: Peg Bundy doll; Mummy, Bob and Margaret. Et cetera: Character artist, singer, guitarist, comic. @debfiller.
    Portrait of Alon Nashman
    Alon Nashman
    2019: David in Birds of a Kind. Second season. Stratford: Co-creator and performer of Hirsch. Elsewhere (selected): Hamlet, All's Well That Ends Well, Botticelli in the Fire/Sunday in Sodom*, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, THIS (Canadian Stage); Much Ado About Nothing, Forests, Scorched*, Democracy, Remnants* (Tarragon Theatre); The Wild Duck (Soulpepper); Hedda Gabler (Volcano/Buddies in Bad Times); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot* (Birdland Theatre); Macbeth (Modern Times); Narrator/Storyteller in Tales of Two Cities (Tafelmusik). Toured nationally and internationally with Kafka and Son, Alphonse, The Snow Queen, Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music (Theaturtle). Awards: *Dora Award for Outstanding Production, Toronto Theatre Critics Award, Outstanding Performance Awards: Prague Fringe, Orlando Fringe, Ottawa Fringe, Germany's Thespis Festival, South Africa's National Arts Festival. This is Alon's sixth time performing in a play by Wajdi Mouawad. Online:
    Portrait of Harry Nelken
    Harry Nelken
    2019: Patriarch in Nathan the Wise and Etgar in Birds of a Kind. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Shelly in Glengarry Glen Ross, Jorgenson in Other People's Money, Sam in The Homecoming (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Josef in Butcher, Marvin in The Stone Angel (co-production with National Arts Centre), Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest, Floyd in Cold Comfort (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Einstein in Einstein's Gift, van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Polonius in Hamlet (Shakespeare in the Ruins); Al in The Sunshine Boys (Chemainus Theatre); Eli in Zadie's Shoes (Factory Theatre). Film/TV: Nikola Tesla and the End of the World; Harry Nelken At Your Service (documentary). Training: Workshops with Carol Rosenfeld, John Hirsch, Ron Eyre, James Dodding, Ulla Ryum, Giles Block. Awards: Best Performance, 2008 season, for Shelly in Glengarry Glen Ross (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre).
    Portrait of Sarah Orenstein
    Sarah Orenstein
    2019: Daya in Nathan the Wise and Norah in Birds of a Kind. Fifth season. Stratford: Queen Elizabeth (Shakespeare in Love), Penfield (Possible Worlds), White Queen (Alice Through the Looking-Glass), Matilda (Zastrozzi). Elsewhere: Originally from Halifax, she first appeared at age five with Neptune Theatre. Selected theatre: The Message, Scorched, Hope Slide, The Retreat, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Mrs. Klein (Tarragon); The Virgin Trial (ATP); My Name is Asher Lev (HGJT); The Glass Menagerie (Grand); Oslo, The Normal Heart, Stuff Happens (Studio 180/Mirvish). 13 seasons with Shaw Festival: Heartbreak House, The Millionairess, Blithe Spirit, Councillor at Law. Film/TV: Fugitive Pieces, Orphan Black, Murdoch Mysteries, The Calling, Reign. Directing: Assistant director: Oslo, King Charles III (Mirvish/Studio 180). Awards: Dora (Best Actress), Patience; Capital Critics' Circle (Best Actress), Doll's House. Recipient: 2018 RBC Emerging Director.
    Portrait of Baraka Rahmani
    Baraka Rahmani
    2019: Wahida in Birds of a Kind. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Arts Club Theatre Company); A Thousand Splendid Suns (The Grand Theatre); Almost Maine, Wit (Pacific Theatre); TBD (Radix Theatre); Der Wink (Leaky Heaven); Marrow (Alley Theatre; Resounding Scream). Film/TV: Slasher (S3, Netflix); Incendies; Nina's World.Training: BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University. Awards: Two-time Jessie Award nominee; recipient of the Vancouver Fringe Artistic Risk Award (2015). Online: Instagram: barakarahmani. Et cetera: This show is very close to the heart for Baraka, who was born and raised in the Middle East, and constantly strives to bridge gaps through her passion for the arts. Baraka dedicates this show to her mother, Wafa.
    Portrait of Hannah Miller
    Hannah Miller
    2019: Eden in Birds of a Kind and appears in Nathan the Wise. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Marcellus/Guildenstern/Player Queen/Osric in Why Not Theatre's bilingual (ASL and English) production of Prince Hamlet (director Ravi Jain); Rabbi Michael Levitz-Sharon in Bar Mitzvah Boy (Harold Green Jewish Theatre); Lividia Swan in Peter Anderson's Head Over Heels (Caravan Farm Theatre); Abigail Williams in The Crucible (Soulpepper); Sandy in The Crackwalker (Theatre Passe Muraille). Film/TV: Guest spots on Dark Matter (SYFY), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC) and Saving Hope (CTV); as well as some obscure docudramas you might have seen on TV very late at night. Training: Soulpepper Academy; George Brown Theatre School. Awards: Dora nomination for Best Ensemble in Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre). Online: @hanniemiller.
    Portrait of Shelly Antony
    Shelly Antony

    2019: Surveyor, Griffith, Dr. Butts in Henry VIII Al-Hafi in Nathan the Wise and Orderly in Birds of a Kind Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Tariq in A Thousand Splendid Suns (The Grand Theatre); Mubeen in Acha Bacha (Theatre Passe Muraille); Cassio in Othello (Driftwood Theatre); Iyar in Little Pretty and the Exceptional (Factory Theatre); Amir in Disgraced (Magnus Theatre); Craig/Craven in Scarberia (YPT); Henry Clerval in Frankenstein Live! (Arts Engine); Damon in Perceptions of Love in the Pursuit of Happiness (Toronto Fringe). Film/TV: Ronnie in JETT (HBO/Cinemax); Nick in Reach (Valence Films); Aathi in A Gun & A Ring (EyeCatch Multimedia). Training: MFA - The New School for Drama; Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Dora nomination for Best Individual Performance for Scarberia. Et cetera: Thank you to my family and friends. 

    Portrait of Miranda Calderon
    Miranda Calderon
    2019: Sittah in Nathan the Wise and Doctor in Birds of a Kind. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Elena in Butcher (Off-Mirvish/Why Not Theatre); Flashing Lights and Italian Mime Suicide//Three Red Days (Theatre Centre/Bad New Days); Donna in Taking Care of Baby (Storefront Theatre); Prima Donna (Luminato/Elgin Theatre and New York City Opera/BAM); Salome in Salome (Aurora Theatre Company). Film/TV: Ruth Paine in Hulu's miniseries 11.22.63; BBC America's Copper. Training: London International School of Performing Arts, U.K.; Columbia University, N.Y. Et cetera: Miranda has written, produced and acted in two short films (Body Parts and Alegra & Jim) with her company, Midnight Snack, and is currently developing her first feature.
    Portrait of Diane Flacks
    Diane Flacks
    2019: Nathan in Nathan the Wise and understudy in Birds of a Kind. Stratford debut. Stratford: 2018 Playwrights Retreat. Elsewhere: Favourites: SIBS, Care - co-written with Richard Greenblatt (Tarragon); Body Politic, Freda and Jem (Buddies); Unholy (Nightwood); Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Yichud (TPM); Diane's internationally acclaimed and well-toured solo shows Myth Me, By a Thread, Random Acts, Bear With Me. Film/TV: Writer: Baroness Von Sketch Show, Workin' Moms, Kids in The Hall, Working the Engels. Acting: Portrait of a Serial Monogamist, Take This Waltz, Alias Grace. Radio: National Parenting columnist for CBC radio, contributor to Tapestry, DNTO. Award Nominations: Chalmers for SIBS; Dora for Unholy (playwriting) and By a Thread, Body Politic (performance); Emmy for writing for Kids in the Hall.Upcoming: Developing two new plays: Guilt and Cassandra. Et cetera: For my kids, Eli and Jonny, the inspirations for Nathan.
    Portrait of Danny Ghantous
    Danny Ghantous
    2019: Guard in Henry VIII, Saladin in Nathan the Wise and Waiter in Birds of a Kind. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Thomas in The Philosopher's Wife (Paradigm Productions); Dar in The Invisible Hand (Theatre Aquarius); Jacob in Salt-Water Moon (Why Not Theatre); Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in the Ruff); Ben in Sheets (Veritas Theatre); Wilfrid in Tideline (Hart House Theatre); Sadiq in A Line in the Sand (Factory Theatre). Film/TV: Lead in Skyless Films' Victim, lead in Marty. Training: Ryerson University, BFA Theatre Performance: Acting. Awards: Toronto Theatre Critics for A Line in the Sand. Nominations: 2016 Dora Award for A Line in the Sand and 2018 My Entertainment World Award for Midsummer.Online: Instagram: @daaaangh. Et cetera: Danny is a Greek-born, Egyptian-raised Lebanese-Palestinian actor who works and resides in Toronto. Danny is honoured to be a part of the 2019 Stratford Festival.
    Portrait of Ron Kennell
    Ron Kennell
    2019: Second Gentleman and Cardinal Campeius in Henry VIII, Bonafides in Nathan the Wise and Rabbi in Birds of a Kind. Eighth season. Stratford: An Ideal Husband, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens, King John, Henry IV, The Duchess of Malfi, Brothers Karamazov, Orpheus Descending, The Swanne, Agamemnon. Elsewhere: Lear (Groundling), The Boat (TNB/Neptune), Mr. New Year's Eve (Blyth), The Maids (Buddies in Bad Times), Mother Courage, St. Carmen of The Main (NAC), Death of the King, Macbeth, Aurash (Modern Times), Monsieur D'Eon Is a Woman (Pea Green), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Dr. Cabbie (writer), Reveille (writer, director, producer), Leaving Turtleford (director); acting credits include Pompeii, Hemlock Grove, Gangland Undercover, Mutant X, La Femme Nikita. Training: George Brown Theatre School. Awards: Two Dora nominations - Best Actor; Harold Award. Online: Twitter @iscribe. Et cetera: Video game credits include Far Cry Primal, Assassins Creed and Starlink.
    Portrait of Stephen Russell
    Stephen Russell
    2019: Lord Chamberlain in Henry VIII and understudy in Birds of a Kind. 36th season. Stratford: Gaunt (Breath of Kings: Rebellion), Silence (Breath of Kings: Redemption), Helicanus (The Adventures of Pericles), Doc (West Side Story), Slim (Of Mice and Men), Mr. Brownlow (Oliver!), Chorus Leader (Oedipus Rex), Cornwall (King Lear) at the Lincoln Center in New York and the title roles in Julius Caesar, Richard II and Henry VI. Elsewhere: He has appeared in theatres across Canada, most recently as Alex Priest in Heisenberg at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (2018). Film/TV: His most recent film project is the part of Pontius Pilate in The Gospel of John. Et cetera: He lives in Stratford with Astrid.
    Portrait of Oksana Sirju
    Oksana Sirju
    2019: Jane Seymour in Henry VIII, Rachel in Nathan the Wise and Nurse in Birds of a Kind. Second season. Stratford: Margherita in Napoli Milionaria!, Messenger in The Comedy of Errors and appeared in The Tempest. Elsewhere: Hedda Gabler in Hedda Gabler, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Viola in Twelfth Night, Lady Balthazar in The Comedy of Errors, Horatio in Ophelia, The Good Woman in A Party for Boris (York University); Mrs. Harper in Innocence Lost (Ovation Academy). Film/TV: Recurring role on Workin' Moms (CBC). Training: York University, London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, 2017-2018. Online: @itsoksanasirju. Et cetera: This year is for my mother and father, Brianna, Alesha, Jyn-Li and Michelle… and for Maya, my love, my light.
    Portrait of Aladeen Tawfeek
    Aladeen Tawfeek
    2019: Wazzan in Birds of a Kind and appears in Nathan the Wise. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: El Fayoumy in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Infurnace Theatre); Bert Healy in Annie (BIS Cairo); various roles in El Bernamig El Tarfeehy (Théatre de Carthage). Film/TV: Flarsky, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, The Hummingbird Project, The Looming Tower, Mother!, X-Men Apocalypse, The Art of More, Incendies. Training: Introduction to the Meisner Technique Workshop; International Actor Core Group; Straeon Acting Studios (since 2008); two years of ballet and jazz - Conservatoire de Danse de Montréal. Online: aladeentawfeek (Instagram). Et cetera: Aladeen is also an award-winning director of video game trailers.


    Wajdi Mouawad
    2019: Playwright of Birds of a Kind. Wajdi Mouawad (Incendies/Scorched, Littoral/Tideline, Forêts/Forests, Ciels/Heavens among others) has established himself as a uniquely original player on the contemporary theatre scene. His plays have been translated in more than 20 languages and presented all over the world. In all his work, from his own plays and adaptations, from the productions he has directed to novels he wrote, Wajdi Mouawad expresses the conviction that "art bears witness to human existence through the prism of beauty."  He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours for his work. He is currently Director of La Colline - théâtre national in Paris.
    Linda Gaboriau
    2019: Translator of Birds of a Kind. Linda Gaboriau has translated over 125 plays and novels from the French, including the works of Québec's most prominent playwrights. Her translations of plays by Michel Marc Bouchard, Normand Chaurette, Daniel Danis, Wajdi Mouawad and Michel Tremblay have been published and widely produced in Canada and abroad. Her long collaboration with Michel Marc Bouchard has included the film adaptations of Lilies (1996 Genie Award, Best Motion Picture), The Tale of Teeka and The Girl King, directed by Mika Kaurismaki. Her theatre translations have garnered many awards across Canada. She has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Translation six times and she won this award in 1996 for Stone and Ashes (Daniel Danis) and in 2010 for Forests (Wajdi Mouawad). She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.
    Antoni Cimolino
    2019: Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Director of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Birds of a Kind. 32nd season. Stratford: Directing credits include The Tempest; Napoli Milionaria!; The School for Scandal; Macbeth; The Hypochondriac; Hamlet; The Alchemist; King Lear; The Beaux' Stratagem; Mary Stuart; The Merchant of Venice; Cymbeline; The Grapes of Wrath; Bartholomew Fair; Coriolanus, with Colm Feore and Martha Henry; As You Like It, featuring original music by Barenaked Ladies; King John; Love's Labour's Lost, with Brian Bedford; Twelfth Night, with William Hutt; The Night of the Iguana; and Filumena, with Richard Monette. Among his other accomplishments, Mr. Cimolino was instrumental in establishing the Festival's Endowment Foundation, which now stands at $81 million, as well as in the renovation of its Avon Theatre and the creation of its Studio Theatre. In January 2018, Mr. Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney launched a $100-million campaign to build a glorious new Tom Patterson Theatre, a campaign that had already achieved 70% of its target at the time of its public launch. Elsewhere: The Canadian première of ENRON (Theatre Calgary); Twelfth Night (Attic Theatre, Detroit); A Woman of No Importance (Hilberry Theater, Detroit). A champion of the arts and culture, Mr. Cimolino served as the Founding Chair of Culture Days, a nation-wide celebration of arts and culture in Canada. He has initiated collaborations with several prestigious theatre companies, including Montreal's Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Ottawa's National Arts Centre, New York's Lincoln Center and City Center, San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He also spearheaded the Festival's involvement in a joint project with CUSO International, Canada's international volunteer co-operation agency, to establish a performing arts and educational centre in the city of Suchitoto, El Salvador.
    Francesca Callow
    2019: Designer of Henry VIII and Birds of a Kind. 12th season. Stratford: Francesca has spent over 10 years working as a design assistant and designer at the Stratford Festival. Elsewhere: Francesca has worked as a designer and design assistant in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. While working in England as an art director for film and television (BBC and Channel 4), she also studied Architectural History at Oxford University and Historic Conservation at Oxford Brookes University, and has worked for English Heritage, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, founded by William Morris, and for Condé Nast at The World of Interiors magazine.
    Michael Walton
    Lighting Designer
    2019: Lighting designer of Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors and Birds of a Kind15th season. Stratford (selected): The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, The Tempest, Napoli Milionaria!, Guys and Dolls, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe, Macbeth, A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac, Hamlet, The Sound of Music, Oedipus Rex, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, The Matchmaker, Twelfth Night, As You Like It. Elsewhere: A Doll's House Part 2 (RMTC/Mirvish); The Full Light of Day (Electric Company); Tartuffe (Canadian Stage/Stratford); The Humans (Citadel/Canadian Stage); A Christmas Carol, Enron (NAC); Jenufa, Maria Stuarda, Albert Herring (Pacific Opera Victoria); Così Fan Tutte (Canadian Opera Company); A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/Stratford, Los Angeles); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Julie, The Other Place, Harper Regan, Venus in Fur (Canadian Stage); Chimerica (RMTC/Canadian Stage).
    Jamie Nesbitt
    Projection Designer
    2019: Projection designer of Billy Elliot the MusicalLittle Shop of Horrors and Birds of a Kind. Second season. Stratford: The Rocky Horror Show. Elsewhere: Jamie designs across North America and Europe. His résumé includes Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, NAC, Soulpepper, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Palazzo Circus (Berlin), Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, Bard on the Beach, Arts Club, Charlottetown Festival, Electric Company, Kidd Pivot (Germany/Canada), Pacific Opera, Opéra de Québec, Company 14 (New York), Vancouver Opera, Why Not, Neptune, The Belfry, Old Trouts, ARC, Cahoots, PTE, Touchstone, Vertigo, Pi Theatre, Theatre Network, Birdland, Rumble Productions, Gateway, Green Thumb, Yukon Arts Centre, and many more. Graduate of Studio 58. Awards: Eight Jessie nominations, one Jessie Award, three Critter nominations, two Critter Awards, two Sterling nominations, five Betty nominations, two Betty Mitchell Awards, one Capital Critics Award, 2008 Mayor Arts Award (Vancouver), 2007 Sam Payne Award, 2006 Earl Klein Memorial Scholarship. Online:
    Levon Ichkhanian
    2019: Composer for Birds of a Kind. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: 40 plus years performing, composing and production; Beijing Olympics, Men's World Handball Games (Qatar), Montreal Jazz Festival, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Adiss, Zakir Hussain, Loreena McKennitt, A.R. Rahman, Marvin Hamlisch, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Rufus Wainwright, Peter Murphy, Daniel Lanois, Barbra Streisand, Gustavo Santaolalla and Atom Egoyan. Film/TV: Robbing the Cradle of Civilization (winner - Silver Medal New York Festival); A Jake and a Tom (winner - Hollywood Family Film Festival); Season of Song: Canadian Tenors and Friends (winner - Gemini Award). Training: PhD candidate, Ethnomusicology, York University. Online: Et cetera: Rich musical family history: Father, Edouard - Musical Director; uncle Joseph - Founder, Classical Guitar Program, Beirut Conservatory of Music; uncle Jacques - Flamenco guitarist; cousin Hovannes Darbinian - Armenian Tar leading scholar/performer, Choir master, Etchmiadzin, Armenia (oldest cathedral in the world). Life is complete with Sevan, Taline, Edouard and Caterina.
    Adam Harendorf
    Sound Designer
    2019: Sound designer of Birds of a Kind. Second season. Stratford: Assistant sound design for Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Alligator Pie, The Cherry Orchard (Soulpepper); Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, Elf: The Musical, La Cage aux Folles, The Jungle Book (Neptune Theatre); Under the Stairs, Beauty and the Beast, James and the Giant Peach (Young People's Theatre); Hedwig (TIFT); Cannibal! The Musical (Starvox); Pirates of Penzance, Dear Johnny Deere, Closer Than Ever, Educating Rita, Driving Miss Daisy, Third Floor (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Lost in Yonkers, Visiting Mr. Green (HGJT). Film/TV: Tin Canyon, Ted-Ed, Typesetter Blues (TOGETHER: Words + Pictures). Training: Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe College. Awards: Merritt Award nomination for Outstanding Sound Design. Online: Et cetera: Adam dedicates this show to his two sons, Avery and Reid.
    Bob White
    2019:  Director of The Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program. Dramaturge of Mother's Daughter, Birds of a Kind and The Front Page. 11th season. Stratford: Dramaturgy credits include Paradise Lost, Brontë: The World Without, The Breathing Hole, The Virgin Trial, Bunny, The Last Wife, Christina, The Girl King, Taking Shakespeare and Hirsch. Elsewhere: Artistic Director, Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary (1999 to 2009); Co-Director, Banff Playwrights Colony (1997 to 2009); Artistic Director, Factory Theatre, Toronto (1979 to 1987). Director of over 75 productions from Cow Head, Newfoundland, to Victoria, British Columbia, and places in between, but mostly in Calgary and Toronto. Training: Loyola College, Montreal, and University of Alberta. Awards: Member, Order of Canada; Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), University of Calgary; eight Betty Mitchell Award nominations and three wins: "Outstanding Direction" (Calgary). In 2018, Bob was awarded the GE Lessing Award for Career Achievement by the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.
    Anita Nittoly
    Intimacy Coach
    2019: Fight Director for the 2019 season. Fourth season. Stratford: 2013: assistant fight director; 2017: associate fight director; 2018: associate fight director. Elsewhere: Centaur Theatre (2019 - The Last Wife, 2018 - Successions, 2017 - The 39 Steps), Carousel Players (2019 - Whole World), Blyth Festival (2018 season), Outside the March/The Company Theatre (2018 - Jerusalem), Canadian Opera Company (2014/15/16). Anita is the stage combat instructor at the National Theatre School in Montréal and teaches workshops year-round across southern Ontario. Anita also works as a stunt performer and stunt actor in the film and TV industry. Selected credits: Enhanced, Teen Titans, The Boys, Dark Matter, KIN, Designated Survivor, 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries.
    Peter Pasyk
    Assistant Director
    2019: Assistant director of Birds of a Kind. Third season. Stratford: Assistant director: The School for Scandal, Breath of Kings. Elsewhere: Peter directed the Dora-nominated productions Killer Joe, Dying City, When the World Was Green and The Jones Boy; the world premières of Jordan Tannahill's Late Company (Theatre Centre), Rosamund Small's Sisters (Soulpepper), and Rosa Laborde's Like Wolves (GCTC); the Toronto premières of The Nether, Poison and Killer Joe (Coal Mine Theatre), and The Circle (Tarragon Theatre); and the Winnipeg première of Outside Mullingar (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). Peter was the Artistic Director Intern at Crow's Theatre, a director-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre and Shaw Festival, and a participant in Stratford's Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction. Awards: Best Production, NOW Audience Choice Award (Late Company). Two-time Dora Award nominee for Outstanding Direction; Winnipeg Theatre Award nominee for Outstanding Direction.
    Alison Peddie
    Stage Manager
    2019: Stage manager of Birds of a Kind. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Production stage manager at the Shaw Festival for seven seasons. Credits include The Horse and his Boy, Mythos, Saint Joan, Sweeney Todd, Whisky Bar, You Never Can Tell, Arms and the Man, Guys and Dolls, Present Laughter (production stage manager, Shaw); The Fantasticks, Fronteras Americanas, What the Butler Saw, A Raisin in the Sun, Top Girls, Waiting for the Parade (production stage manager, Soulpepper); The Stepmother, A Little Night Music, Tristan, Mack and Mabel, Arms and the Man, Rosmersholm, Autumn Garden, The Constant Wife, Floyd Collins, Pal Joey, The Plough and the Stars (stage manager, Shaw Festival); Rice Boy, The Shape of Things, Adam Baum and the Jew Movie (stage manager, Canadian Stage); Cloud 9 (stage manager, Mirvish); Music for Contortionist, Liquor, Guns, Karate, Little Mercy's First Murder (stage manager, Tarragon).
    Alice Ferreyra
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of Henry VIII and Birds of a Kind. Third season. Stratford: Apprentice stage manager of Bakkhai. Production assistant for the Avon Theatre. Elsewhere: Stage management credits include Maggie & Pierre (Grand Theatre); Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls (Roseneath Theatre); The Drowsy Chaperone, Footloose, The Addams Family, Spring Awakening, Spelling Bee, Curtains, If We Were Birds, Nine (Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts); Godspell (Theatre Sheridan); Seussical Jr. (Capitol Theatre); Anne of Green Gables, Evita, Shrek the Musical (Lower Ossington Theatre). Assistant stage manager: Tafelmusik; The Canadian (Thousand Islands Playhouse). Apprentice stage manager: Hamlet (Tarragon Theatre); The Magic Flute (Canadian Opera Company); City of Angels (Theatre By the Bay); The Story (Theatre Columbus); The Test (The Company Theatre). Et cetera: Adam, thank you for being my constant.
    Ann Stuart
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Stage manager of Henry VIII and assistant stage manager of Birds of a Kind. 38th season. Stratford: Ann has worked in all four of the Festival's theatres on over 70 productions with Artistic Directors Michael Langham, Robin Phillips, John Neville, David William, Richard Monette and Antoni Cimolino. She also worked as personal assistant to Robin Phillips. From 2007 until 2016 she was coordinator of the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre under Director Martha Henry. This is her sixth production with Antoni Cimolino, her ninth with Martha Henry and her thirtieth play from Shakespeare's canon. She also stage-managed Directors' Workshop Projects for Kate Newby, Sarah Kitz and Andrew Kushnir. Ann has won two unsolicited Guthrie Awards, had an exhibition of her backstage photographs and is writing a history of Hart House Theatre (University of Toronto). Remembering Nel always.
    Marie Fewer-Muncic
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Studio Theatre. 13th season. Stratford: Stage manager: Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet (2017), Bunny, Possible Worlds, Hirsch. Assistant stage manager: Tartuffe, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Evita, Kiss Me, Kate, Macbeth, Rice Boy, Romeo and Juliet (2008), Caesar and Cleopatra, My One and Only, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Duchess of Malfi, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Apprentice stage manager: Noises Off. Elsewhere: Theatre Sheridan, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Erindale, Theatre Direct Canada/Eldritch Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille/Obsidian Theatre Company, Bluewater Summer Playhouse, Charlottetown Festival. Training: Sheridan College. Et cetera: Much love to Emily and Michael.
    Kim Lott
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Studio Theatre. Stage manager of Mother's Daughter. 22nd season. Stratford: Stage manager credits (selected): The Matchmaker, Titus Andronicus, Evita, West Side Story. Assistant stage manager credits (selected): Treasure Island, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, South Pacific, The King and I, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing. Elsewhere: Stage manager credits (selected): Ring of Fire, Hana's Suitcase, Annie, Twist and Shout (Grand Theatre); My Fair Lady (Drayton Entertainment). Assistant stage manager credits (selected): The Spitfire Grill, Proof (Grand Theatre); Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Opera Ontario); The Who's Tommy (Elgin Theatre). Et cetera: Gratitude to my beautiful loved ones I am blessed to celebrate with every day and share energy, enthusiasm, breakfast, joy, laughter and unconditional love. Be well & shine.
    Maxwell T. Wilson
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Studio Theatre and stage manager of Nathan the Wise. 21st season. Stratford (selected): An Ideal Husband, Treasure Island, The Breathing Hole, Breath of Kings: Rebellion, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, The Three Musketeers, Taking Shakespeare, Henry V, Hosanna, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret, South Pacific, My One and Only, The Winter's Tale and Death of a Salesman. Elsewhere: Max's career spans over 30 years, including work with Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Edmonton Opera, Opera Atelier, the Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Stage, Young People's Theatre and Mirvish Productions. Training: BA, University of Lethbridge. Awards: 2012 and 2017 Guthrie Award. Et cetera: For a change, Max works with a leading purveyor of orchid-growing supplies at


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