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June 9 – November 3 |
Opens June 22
Shakespeare

CORIOLANUS

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Robert Lepage / “A great theatre-maker at the peak of his powers.” – The Telegraph

Created in collaboration with Ex Machina

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See Robert Lepage's breathtaking production that explores the age-old tensions that still tear at the heart of democracy. There's one visual surprise after another in this fast paced show.

House Program: Coriolanus

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Production support is generously provided by Larry Enkin & family in memory of Sharon Enkin, by Sylvia Soyka, and by Catherine & David Wilkes.

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Production Support by: Canada Council for the Arts - New Chapter

Support for the 2018 season of the Avon Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.

2018 publicity photography by Clay Stang – The Garden 

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CAST & CREATIVE

    André Sills
    Coriolanus
     2018: Sebastian in The Tempest, Coriolanus in Coriolanus and Brigadiere Ciappa in Napoli Milionaria! Fifth season. Elsewhere: Pitts in The Madness of George III, BJJ/George/M'Closky in An Octoroon, Black Bearer in The Adventures of a Black Girl in Her Search for God (Shaw Festival); Sam in "Master Harold" … and the Boys (Shaw Festival and Obsidian Theatre); various roles in Kim's Convenience national tour (Soulpepper); Othello in Shakespeare's Nigga, Ruined (Obsidian Theatre); George in Intimate Apparel (Alberta Theatre Projects); Othello, Radio Golf (St. Louis Black Repertory Company). Film/TV: Double Crossed, Karma's a B*tch, Suits, Sensitivity Training I and II. Training: Birmingham Conservatory, George Brown Theatre School. Awards: Dora Award and Toronto Theatre Critics Award for "Master Harold" … and the Boys (Shaw Festival and Obsidian Theatre). Online: Twitter: @andresills373. Et cetera: Resident Artist of ARC.
    Graham Abbey
    Tullus Aufidius

    2018: Antonio in The Tempest and Tullus Aufidius in Coriolanus. 20th Season. Stratford: Orgon (Tartuffe), Bolingbroke/Henry IV, conceiver, adaptor, associate director (Breath of Kings), Philip the Bastard (King John), Iago (Othello), Posthumus (Cymbeline), Henry V, Macbeth, Romeo, Henry VIII, Jaques, Prince Hal, D'Artagnan (Musketeers), Petruchio (Shrew), Aufidius (Coriolanus), Berowne (Love's Labour's Lost), Algernon (Earnest). Elsewhere: Hamlet (Resurgence); Jeff Skilling (Enron) (Theatre Calgary); Sam Byck (Assassins) (Talk Is Free/Birdland); Charles (School for Scandal) (Chicago). TV: Series lead: The Border. Recurring: Degrassi, Murdoch Mysteries, Covert Affairs, Republic of Doyle. Guest star: Flashpoint, Lost Girl, Rookie Blue, Warehouse 13, Bomb Girls, Remedy. Film: Take This Waltz, Casino Jack, Defendor, Stealing Paradise, Angels and Ornaments, Milton's Secret, Frontier. Radio: Afghanada (CBC). Awards: Dora, Monte Carlo Television Festival nomination. Directing: The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, Lear (Groundling). Et cetera: Artistic Director, Groundling Theatre (Groundlingtheatre.com). Artistic Director, Festival Players of Prince Edward County (festivalplayers.ca).

    Michael Blake
    Cominius

    2018: Caliban in The Tempest, Cominius in Coriolanus and Errico in Napoli Milionaria! Seventh season. Stratford:Tartuffe, School for Scandal, Macbeth, All My Sons, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Dream, Beaux' Stratagem, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado, Henry V, Merry Wives. Elsewhere: Lincoln, Topdog/Underdog (Arts Club); James, Superior Donuts (Coal Mine); Beast/Prince, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius); MLK, The Mountaintop (Theatre Kingston); Edmund, King Lear (Theatre Calgary/Bard on the Beach); Simba, The Lion King (Mirvish/Disney); Othello, Othello (Bard on the Beach); Clybourne Park (Citadel); Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet; Eilif, Mother Courage; Nativity, A Christmas Carol (NAC); Gratiano/Morocco, The Merchant of Venice (SITR); Mitch, Spelling Bee (Belfry/Arts Club); Orlando, As You Like It (Soulpepper); Rock and Roll (Canadian Stage); Wilbur County Blues (Blyth). Film/TV: The Expanse, Senior Trip, YTV Rocks, Degrassi Junior High. Training: NTS, Soulpepper Academy, St. Michael's Choir School. Online: Twitter and Instagram: @samo_crown

    Tom McCamus
    Menenius Agrippa
     2018: Stephano in The Tempest, Menenius Agrippa in Coriolanus and Gennaro in Napoli Milionaria! 16th season. Tom has spent 15 seasons with the Festival appearing in roles ranging from Richard III and King John to King Arthur and Captain Hook. He has performed in many theatres in Toronto and across Canada, most recently with the Groundling Theatre Company's productions of The Winter's Tale and Measure for Measure. Tom is also fortunate to have been a part of the Canadian film and television industry for many years, appearing in such films as The Sweet Hereafter, Long Day's Journey Into Night and Room. Last summer he returned to the Shaw Festival after an absence of almost 30 years but is thrilled to be back at the Stratford Festival with his wife, Chick Reid, and their four dogs.
    Stephen Ouimette
    Junius Brutus
     2018: Trinculo in The Tempest and Junius Brutus in Coriolanus. Director of the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. 24th season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Waiting for Godot, Twelfth Night, The Homecoming, The Importance of Being Earnest, All's Well That Ends Well, The Tempest, King John, No Exit, Hamlet, Richard III, Amadeus, Julius Caesar. Director:Timon of Athens (2004, 2017). Elsewhere: The Iceman Cometh (Goodman Theatre, 2012; BAM, 2015); The Alchemist (Yale Rep); Endgame (NAC); Troilus and Cressida, The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare); La Bête (Broadway/West End); leading roles across Canada. Film/TV:Cardinal, Slings and Arrows, Conspiracy of Silence, The Top of His Head. Awards: Gemini (Slings and Arrows), Blizzard (Heater), Doras (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Seven Stories, B Movie: The Play), Ottawa Critics Circle (I Am My Own Wife), Sterling (La Bête), Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.
    Lucy Peacock
    Volumnia

    2018: Juno in The Tempest, Volumnia in Coriolanus and Satan in Paradise Lost. 31 seasons at Stratford Festival including Agave/Bakkhai, Maria/Twelfth Night, Kate Keller/All My Sons, Mary Stuart/Mary Stuart, Gunhilde/John Gabriel Borkman, Mrs. Hardcastle/She Stoops to Conquer, Judith Bliss/Hay Fever, Mrs. Sullen/The Beaux' Stratagem, Elora/The Thrill, Masha/Three Sisters, Dolly/Hello, Dolly!, Anna/The King and I, Nana/For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, Rosalind, Viola, Portia, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Desdemona, the Duchess of Malfi, Late Night with Lucy. Elsewhere: Winnie/Happy Days (National Theatre School), Paulina/Winter's Tale, Duchess/Measure for Measure (Groundling Theatre), Queen Lear (University of Northern Colorado). Training: National Theatre School. Et cetera: Author of Limericks by Lucy Peacock as the Duchess of Malfi: Written as She Lay Dead on the Stage.

    Tom Rooney
    Sicinius Velutus

    2018: Sicinius Velutus in Coriolanus and Riccardo Spasiano in Napoli Milionaria! 11th season. Stratford: Twelfth Night, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe in Tartuffe, Breath of Kings, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Measure for Measure, Waiting for Godot, Wanderlust, Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, Winter's Tale, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Midsummer Night's Dream, All's Well That Ends Well. Elsewhere: The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre/TIFT); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Citadel); The Seagull, Someone Else (Crow's); My Mother's Feet (Munich); Hairspray (Toronto, Broadway); Hamlet (NAC); Roméo et Juliette (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Film/TV: CBC's This Is Wonderland; The Gilda Radner Story; The Day After Tomorrow; Flash of Genius. Awards: Two Gemini nominations; Dora Award, Outstanding Actor, 2013; Sterling Award, Best Actor, 2016.

    Wayne Best
    Host
     2018: Master in The Tempest, Host in Coriolanus and understudy in Napoli Milionaria! 23rd season. Stratford: Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet), The Prospector (The Madwoman of Chaillot), Duke of Gloucester, Worcester, Archbishop of Canterbury, King Charles (Breath of Kings), Antiochus, Simonides (Pericles), Surly (The Alchemist), Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Axel Oxenstierna (Christina, The Girl King), Hubert (King John), Caliban (The Tempest), Don John (Much Ado About Nothing), Buckingham (Richard III), Macduff (Macbeth), Fluellen (Henry V), Gratiano (The Merchant of Venice), Cornwall (King Lear), Leontes (The Winter's Tale), Grumio (The Taming of the Shrew), Agamemnon (Troilus and Cressida), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet). Elsewhere: Brutus (Julius Caesar), Antonio (The Tempest), Captain Keller, Karl (Heaven), Abbott (Inexpressible Island), Anderson (Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme), Quinn (The Affections of May), Johnny (Balconville), Jacob Mercer (Salt-Water Moon), Taylor (K2), Billy (The Collected Works of Billy the Kid).
    David Collins
    Old Senator

    2018: Alonso in The Tempest, Old Senator in Coriolanus and Altar Boy in Napoli Milionaria! 10th season. Stratford: The Changeling, Timon of Athens, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Adventures of Pericles, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, Caesar and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Shakuntala (Premiere Dance Theatre); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Mirvish); Twelfth Night, Donut City (Canadian Stage); Pusha Man, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Passe Muraille); Top Gun the Musical (Factory Theatre/N.Y.C.); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Action); Founding Member of Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Assassin's Creed Origins, Killjoys, Dark Matter, Watch Dogs 2, 12 Monkeys, Jean of the Joneses, Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, The Firm, ReGenesis, Owning Mahowny, The Incredible Hulk, MVP, Warehouse 13, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, XIII.Training: MFA, York University. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award. Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play.

    Martha Farrell
     2018: Donna Peppenela in Napoli Milionaria! and appears in The Tempest and Coriolanus. Ninth season. Stratford: Highlights include The Misanthrope, Camelot, Peter Pan, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan, As You Like It, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Birds, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet and The Winter's Tale (Birmingham Conservatory). Elsewhere: The 39 Steps (Stage West); Romeo and Juliet (Atlantic Ballet Theatre/Theatre New Brunswick); The Graduate (Theatre New Brunswick); Somewhere in the World (Charlottetown Festival); Norwegian and Renaissance Cruises. Training: Sheridan College Music Theatre Performance Program, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Award, Mary Savidge Award (Stratford), Rosemary Burns Award, Greg Bond Award (Theatre Sheridan).
    Oliver Gamble
    Young Martius
     2018: Young Martius in Coriolanus. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Wizard of Oz (Grand); Fun Home (Calithumpian); The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition (Ballet Jörgen); Nutcracker (Dance Steps). Training: Student at L. B. Pearson School of the Arts; company dancer at Dance Steps Studio; RAD grade three medal. Online: Instagram: 3gambleboys. Et cetera: Oliver would like to thank Mr. Lepage for this opportunity and the cast and crew of Coriolanus. Love to Mom and Dad and brothers!
    Farhang Ghajar
     2018: Federico in Napoli Milionaria! and appears in The Tempest and Coriolanus. Second season. Stratford: The School for Scandal, Twelfth Night and understudy in Tartuffe. Elsewhere: Iago in Othello (McMaster Thespian Company); Hamlet in Hamlet's Dorm (McMaster University); Jesus in The Last Judgement (University of Toronto). Film/TV: Man Seeking Woman (FXX); Dark Matter (Syfy); lead in Capture Kill Release, lead in Something to Hide, principal in Uncle Brian (independent feature films). Training: Advanced Shakespeare (Kristin Linklater, Orkney, Scotland), Strasberg Method Intensive (Tony Greco, N.Y.C.), scene study (Angela Besharah and Jimi Shlag, Toronto), scene study (Caymichael Patten, N.Y.C.), Actors Exchange (David Matheson, Toronto). Awards: Michael Mawson Award (Stratford 2017). Et cetera: Forever grateful for this good fortune.
    Alexis Gordon
    Virgilia

    2018: Ceres in The Tempest, Virgilia in Coriolanus and Neighbour in Napoli Milionaria! Fourth season. Stratford: Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music, Clara in Passion. Elsewhere: Belle in A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre); Celeste #2/Elaine in Sunday in the Park With George (TIFT); Iris in The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (Factory Theatre/Obsidian Theatre); Starbright Christmas, Canada Sings, Godspell (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Driftwood Theatre). Film/TV: Motives & Murders, The Worst Thing I Ever Did. Awards: Banks Prize for Emerging Artists (Musical Stage Company). Online: Twitter: @AlexisLGordon. Training: BFA Acting, University of Windsor. Et cetera: Love and thanks to my parents, fiancé, family, friends, mentors, the creative teams and the gang at TH.

    Eli McCready-Branch
    Young Martius
     2018: Young Martius in Coriolanus. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Children's Chorus in Honk!, Drayton Entertainment (2017). Et cetera: Eli is a student at Forest Hill Public School in Kitchener. He is also a student at Spot On Dance Studio, where he takes competitive ballet, jazz, tap and musical theatre classes. Eli is thrilled to be here and excited to learn more about theatre. He would like to thank his brother, Brent, for introducing him to the world of theatre, and the Stratford Festival for giving him this fantastic opportunity. An additional sincere thank-you to Rae Crossman for his passion and encouragement. Enjoy the show!
    Nick Nahwegahbow
    2018: Guard #1 in Napoli Milionaria! and appears in The Tempest and Coriolanus. Second season. Stratford: Gregory in Romeo and Juliet, Tom Morgan, understudied/appeared as Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island and Qiluniq, Dufort in The Breathing Hole. Birmingham Conservatory: King Lear, Arden of Faversham, As You Like It, Dido: Queen of Carthage. Elsewhere: The Doctor in Vacuum, Laertes and Player Queen in Hamlet, Queen Elizabeth in Orlando, Dave in Total Liquidation (National Theatre School); Camp Follower in King Lear (National Arts Centre). Film/TV: Chat Ka in Canada: The Story of Us. Training: Advanced Shakespeare (Kristin Linklater, Orkney, Scotland), Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre under the direction of Stephen Ouimette, National Theatre School of Canada; BA in Theatre Studies, University of Guelph. Et cetera: Meegwetch/Nia:wen/Thank you to my parents for their undying love and support.
    E.B. Smith
    Surrogate

    2018: Boatswain in The Tempest, Surrogate in Coriolanus and Doctor in Napoli Milionaria! Eighth season. Stratford: Orsino (Twelfth Night), Seyton (Macbeth), Dr. Jim Bayliss (All My Sons), Thaliard, Leonine (Pericles), Eilif (Mother Courage), Melun (King John), Bellievre (Mary Stuart), Abhorson (Measure for Measure), Cymbeline, Elektra. Elsewhere: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Mountaintop (Grand); Big Sam, Gone With the Wind (RMTC); Seyton, Macbeth; Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare); Macduff, Macbeth (First Folio Theatre); King, King Hedley II (Karamu); Moustique, Dream on Monkey Mountain; Junior, Before It Hits Home; Cleveland Play House; Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Theater Wit, Chicago; The Great Lakes Theater Festival. Film/TV: The Beast (Sony), Ask Gilby, Maybe By Then, Thunder Bay. Training: Ohio University, Birmingham Conservatory. Et cetera: E.B. would like to dedicate his work to his parents and grandmother, and to the memory of his Papa, who will always be in the front row.

    Johnathan Sousa
    The Lieutenant

    2018: Francisco in The Tempest, Lieutenant in Coriolanus  and Amedeo in Napoli Milionaria!Third season. Stratford: Hotspur in Breath of Kings: Rebellion, Valere in Tartuffe. Elsewhere: Charlie Breathing Corpses (Coal Mine Theatre). Film/TV: Rookie Blue (Global TV), The Animal Project (principal), Relative Happiness (lead), What We Have (lead), Kidnap Capital (lead). Training: Ryerson Theatre School (2010), Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre Actors' Conservatory. Awards: Lou Taube Memorial Award, 2013 Toronto International Film Festival Rising Star. Online: Twitter/Instagram: @jsous29. Et cetera: Thanks to Alicia Jeffery, my family and friends, and my future wife, Brittany, for always supporting me. 

    Emilio Vieira
    Caller
    2018: Adrian in The Tempest, Caller in Coriolanus  and Peppe "The Jack" in Napoli Milionaria! Third season. Stratford: Curio and understudied/appeared as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Damis in Tartuffe, The School for Scandal, Macbeth, All My Sons, Bunny. Birmingham Conservatory: As You Like It, Dido: Queen of Carthage, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Richard III. Elsewhere: Andrew in Towards Youth: a cycle of plays on radical hope (Project Humanity/Crow's Theatre); Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (Guild Festival Theatre); Charles/Amiens in As You Like It, Lucius Andronicus in Titus Andronicus (Canadian Stage). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre under the direction of Martha Henry and Stephen Ouimette; BFA Specialized Honours in Acting, York University; Intermediate Actor-Combatant, Rapier Wit. Et cetera: It's 2018: TIME'S UP!
    Brigit Wilson
    Valeria

    2018: Valeria in Coriolanus, Amalia in Napoli Milionaria! and appears in The Tempest. 13th season. Stratford: School for Scandal, Macbeth, As You Like It, Hypochondriac, Pericles, Alchemist, Swanne, All's Well, Quiet in the Land, Hunchback, Count of Monte Cristo, The Triumph of Love, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending (Stratford, MTC, Mirvish), Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair, Peter Pan, Grapes of Wrath, King John, Christina, Mother Courage. Elsewhere: Agamemnon (Next Stage); Narcisse Mondoux (Grand); Come Back to the Five and Dime… (Grand/Five & Dime Productions - Dora nomination); Enron (Theatre Calgary); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Glorious, Man of La Mancha (TBTB); The Ballad of Stompin' Tom, Another Season's Harvest (Blyth); The Odd Couple (Segal). TV: Harriet Sims, The Campbells (four seasons). Film: Beyond Innocence, Anne of Avonlea, The Marriage Bed, Echoes in the Darkness, Lustre. Online: Twitter @HOOPOOHEART.

    Robert Lepage
    Director and Set Designer
    2018: Director and set designer of Coriolanus. Stratford debut. Theatre (selected): Dragons' Trilogy (1985), Needles and Opium (1991), The Far Side of the Moon (2000), The Andersen Project (2005), Lipsynch (2007), 887 (2015), Quills (2016). Currently: Kanata, Le Théâtre du Soleil. Film: Le Confessional (1995), Polygraph (1996), (1997), Possible Worlds (2000), The Far Side of the Moon (2003), Triptych (2013). Multimedia:  (2004), TOTEM (2010), Cirque du Soleil; The Image Mill (2008), The Library at Night (2012); Peter Gabriel's Secret World Tour (1993), Growing Up Tour (2002). Opera: The Damnation of Faust (1999), The Nightingale and Other Short Fables (2009), Der Ring des Nibelungen (2010), L'Amour de loin (2015). Training: Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec. Awards (selected): Légion d'honneur, Stanislavski Award, Prix Europe, Governor General's Performing Arts Award, Eugene McDermott Award, Glenn Gould Prize, Compagnon des Arts et des lettres du Québec. Online: @ex_m; exmachina.ca.
    Steve Blanchet
    Creative Director and Designer
    2018: Creative director and designer of Coriolanus. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Creative director at Ex Machina, Steve has worked in the artistic, cultural and advertising world for 20 years. Trained as a graphic designer, he completed his education at ÉFAP in France in 1994 and worked as a designer at the Carré Noir agency in Paris. From 1996 to 2013, he worked at Cossette, where several of his social campaigns received national and international awards. He began his collaboration with Ex Machina in 2005 with the creation of the architectural projection The Image Mill. He helped to create 887, Robert Lepage's most recent solo show, and The Library at Night, an immersive exhibition using virtual reality inspired by Alberto Manguel's work. His career is punctuated with various collaborations on numerous short films, shows, plays and publications.
    Ariane Sauvé
    Associate Set and Props Designer
    2018: Associate set and props designer of Coriolanus. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Sets and properties for Félicité, The Impostures of Scapin, Feydeau and À toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou, and property designer of Endgame and Servant of Two Masters (Théâtre de la Bordée); property designer of 887 (Ex Machina); circus set and properties for Transit (Flip Fabrique); set and properties for Venir au Monde (Théâtre du Trident); set and properties for Mourir tous les jours and le désordre (Les Écornifleuses, both presented during the Carrefour international de théâtre in Quebec City); set designer of L'Emmerdeur and Les Visiteurs (Théâtre Petit Champlain); L'Gros Show and Hôtel-Dieu (Théâtre Périscope); Charme (Théâtre Premier Acte). TV: Property designer of Complexe G (TVA). Upcoming: Co-associate designer of Kanata with Robert Lepage (Ex Machina, Le théâtre du Soleil, 2017-2018 season). Training: Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec.
    Mara Gottler
    Costume Designer
    2018: Costume designer of Coriolanus. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Nightingale (Ex Machina/COC/Festival d'Aix/de Nederlands Opera); Pauline (City Opera); Così Fan Tutte (Pacific Opera Victoria); La Tempete (Ex Machina/la Nation Huron-Wendat); Studies in Motion, Brilliant (Electric Theatre Company); The Idiot, Old Goriot, Crime and Punishment (Push International Festival); The Last Wife, Romeo and Juliet (Regina Globe Theatre); Fall Away Home, Photog (Boca del Lupo); The King of the Yees (Gateway Theatre/NAC); Jitters, Baskerville (The Arts Club); The Romeo Initiative, Little Mercy's First Murder, Unity 1918, Emphysema (Touchstone Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Dead Reckoning (Vancouver Playhouse). Awards: Numerous Jessie and Dora awards for outstanding costume design. Work showcased at World Stage Design, Cardiff. Et cetera: Founding member and Artistic Associate at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Vancouver, B.C. Designed over 75 productions there since its inception in 1990.
    Laurent Routhier
    Lighting Designer
     2018: Lighting Designer of Coriolanus. Stratford debut. Theatre (selected): Lucky Lady, La Bordée (2018); L'Avare, La Bordée (2017); Lapin Lapin, Trident (2016); Bousille et les justes, La Bordée (2016); 887, Ex Machina (2015); Norge, Théâtre Humain (2015); Les Fées ont soif, La Bordée (2014); Le Projet Laramie, Trident (2012); Les Enrobantes, Trident (2013); L'Odysée, Trident (2012). Circus: Oracle, Mysteract (2015); Luz, Mysteract (2014); Mana, Mysteract (2013); Delirium (automation), Cirque du Soleil (2005). Music/TV/Special Event: Petite Vallée, Videotron Centre (2017); Tribute to Joe Dasin, Sun Careno (2016); Skatemania, Alain Goldberg (2015); New Year's Day, Quebec City, APGA (2009-2018); Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant, Carrefour de théâtre de Québec (2010-2018); Vintage, Gregory Charles (2015).
    Antoine Bédard
    Composer and Sound Designer
    2018: Composer and sound designer for Coriolanus. Second season. Elsewhere: Antoine Bédard is a composer and musician from Montreal. He is also known for his electro-pop solo music project called Montag, has released several albums and has toured internationally. He started working as a sound designer for theatre and dance in 2005 while living in Vancouver. Since moving back to Montreal in 2008, he has scored over 20 theatre and dance productions presented throughout Canada, and has worked with theatre directors such Chris Abraham and Serge Denoncourt. 2015 marked his first collaboration with Robert Lepage on Quills, a play by Doug Wright. Antoine is delighted to be working with him again on Coriolanus, as well as on Frame by Frame, a co-production of the National Ballet of Canada and Ex Machina, choreographed by Guillaume Côté.
    Pedro Pires
    Images Designer
    2018: Images designer of Coriolanus. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: After collaborating with François Girard and Robert Lepage, visual artist Pedro Pires directed the short films Danse Macabre, in 2008, which won 43 awards internationally, and HOPE, in 2010, which won a Telefilm Canada prize for outstanding Canadian short. In 2011 he collaborated with Cirque du Soleil, designing the video projections for the show TOTEM. In 2012, he partnered with Lepage to co-direct the feature Triptych. The film received an "Honourable mention of the Ecumenical Jury" at the Berlinale International Film Festival. In 2016, he designed the video projections for an MGM immersive show in Cotai, Macau.
    John Stead
    Fight Director
     2018: Head of Stage Combat. Fight director of The Tempest,  The Music Man, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Comedy of Errors, Brontë: The World Without, Coriolanus and Paradise Lost. 25th season. Stratford: Fight director, 200+ productions. Elsewhere: 600+ productions, including 20 seasons with Shaw Festival. Film Director: Cyborg Soldier, Troubled Waters, Good Morning Tomorrow, The Waking, The Hot Flash, End Game, Charon's Obal. TV Director: Designated Survivor, Dark Matter, Bitten, The Bobby Buck Show, XIII, Lost Girl, Earth: Final Conflict, Tracker, Mutant X, The Dresden Files, The Adventures of Sinbad. 500+ film/TV credits as stunt coordinator/action director. Awards: Award of Excellence (Canadian International Film Festival); Genre Award for Best Suspense (BNFF); Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award, Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford); Judges' Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival); Best Short Award nominee (Directors' Guild of Canada). Online:johnstead.com; IMDB: imdb.com/name/nm0824093/.
    Anita Nittoly
    Associate Fight Director
    2018: Associate fight director of The Tempest, The Music Man, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Comedy of Errors, Brontë: The World Without, Coriolanus and Paradise Lost. Third season. Stratford: 2013: assistant fight director; 2017: associate fight director. Elsewhere: Outside the March/The Company Theatre, 2018: Jerusalem. Centaur Theatre, 2018: Successions; 2017: The 39 Steps. Film/TV: Lead stunt double in Dark Matter, stunt actor in KIN; other stunt credits include Teen Titans, 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries. Elsewhere: Fight director and stage combat instructor at the National Theatre School in Montreal.
    Geoff Scovell
    Assistant Fight Director
    2018: Assistant fight director of Coriolanus. Eighth season. Stratford: Associate fight director (selected): Macbeth, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shakespeare in Love, A Little Night Music, Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Redemption, Hamlet, The Physicists, Pericles, The Taming of the Shrew, Oedipus Rex, King Lear, Crazy for You, King John, Man of La Mancha, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, Othello. Elsewhere: Fight director: Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweet Charity (Shaw); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC); The Godot Cycle (Yes Let's Go); Romeo and Juliet (ShakespeareWorks). Film/TV: Stunts (selected): X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Titans, Umbrella Academy, Impulse, The Expanse, Designated Survivor, Suicide Squad, Dark Matter, Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Pompeii, Robocop, Reign, Orphan Black, Carrie, Total Recall. Training: BFA, Ryerson University. Awards: Paddy Crean. Online: @GeoffScovell. Et cetera: This season is dedicated to the memory of Peter Scovell.
    Adèle Saint-Amand
    Assistant Director
     2018: Assistant director of Coriolanus. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Os - la montagne blanche (Théâtre Jésus, Shakespeare et Caroline), 100% Montreal (Rimini Protokoll and Festival TransAmérique), Far Away (Théâtre Blanc), Frame by Frame (National Ballet of Canada and Ex Machina), Quills (Ex Machina), 887 (Ex Machina), Viande à chien (Théâtre des Fonds de tiroirs), Needles and Opium (Ex Machina), Hamlet | Collage (Theatre of Nations, Moscow, and Ex Machina), Tout ce qui tombe  (Théâtre des Fonds de tiroirs), Les trois exils de Christian E. (Théâtre Sortie de secours), C.H.S. (Théâtre Péril), Vie et mort du roi boiteux (Théâtre des Fonds de tiroirs), Shopping and F**king (Théâtre Péril). Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Et cetera: Adèle wishes to thank her best friend, Frank, with whom she has shared many pies.
    Mikaela Davies
    Assistant Director
     2018: Assistant director of Coriolanus. Third season. Stratford: Beatrice-Joanna, The Changeling; Irma, the Kitchen Girl, The Madwoman of Chaillot; ensemble, Timon of Athens; Katherine, Dauphin, Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Redemption. Elsewhere: Leonora in The Libertine (TIFT); Nurse Jane/Faith Matheny in Spoon River, Rossignol in Marat/Sade (Dora nominations, Best Ensemble); Gittel in The Dybbuk, Mary Warren in The Crucible, Flipote in Tartuffe, Mrs. Cherry in Idiot's Delight, Natasha in The Thirst of Hearts, Molly Ivors in The Dead (Soulpepper Theatre). Other: Canadian Stage RBC Emerging Artist Program: Director Development Residency. Director: The Mess, How We Are, Earth 2.0 (Davies and Phokeev), Richard the Second (Secret Shakespeare), Seams (SummerWorks), Blackbird (Shadowbox), The Shape of Things (Xposed). Training: Soulpepper Academy, Dome Theatre. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award, Brian Cloutte Memorial Bursary. Online: @MikaelaLily. Et cetera: "Whether you think you can or you can't - you're right."
    Brian Scott
    Stage Manager

     2018: Stage manager of Coriolanus. 25th season. Stratford: 26 productions including The Who's Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar (Stratford/La Jolla/N.Y.C.) and the Miller-Plummer King Lear (Stratford/N.Y.C.). Et cetera: It's been an amazing experience working with Robert Lepage and Ex Machina here at the Avon. Brian would like to thank and acknowledge assistant director Adèle Saint-Amand and technical director Elissa Horscroft for their stellar work, both seen and unseen, on this production.

    Stratford: 26 productions dont The Who's Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar (Stratford/La Jolla/N.Y.C.) et le King Lear  de Miller et Plummer (Stratford/N.Y.C.). Et cetera: Travailler avec Robert Lepage et Ex Machina ici à l'Avon était une expérience incroyable. Brian veut reconnaître et remercier Adèle Saint-Amand, metteur en scène adjoint, et Elissa Horscroft, directeur technique, pour leur travail remarquable, visible et invisible, sur cette production.

     

    Katherine Arcus
    Assistant Stage Manager
     2018: Assistant stage manager of The Tempest  and Coriolanus Ninth season. Stratford: The School for Scandal, Tartuffe, Breath of Kings, She Stoops to Conquer, The Last Wife, Mother Courage, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, Elektra, The Winter's Tale, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair, production assistant for the TPT's 2008 season. Elsewhere:Blue Remembered Hills U.K. tour (Northern Stage); Anne of Green Gables: The Musical, The Full Monty (Charlottetown Festival); Head à Tête (Theatre Direct); The Sound of Music (Mirvish); Cinderella (Ross Petty Productions); Homebody/Kabul (Berkeley Street Theatre). Film/TV: Writers' assistant for Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (CBC), story coordinator for Less Than Kind (HBO Canada), Picnicface (Comedy Network), Zerby Derby (TVO). Training: Technical theatre program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Et cetera: Thank you to mom and dad for all your love and support.
    Melissa Rood
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2018: Assistant stage manager of An Ideal Husband and Coriolanus. 18th season. Stratford: More than 30 productions: favourites include Shakespeare in Love, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Last Wife, Christina, the Girl King, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Christopher Plummer's A Word or Two and Henry V. Elsewhere: Rood stage-manages for theatre, dance and opera; on new translations and world premières; on one-woman shows to casts of thousands; in Inuktitut and Ummonian; from the Middle East to the Arctic to Southern California. Training: Sheridan College (Technical Production) and University of Waterloo (Social Development Studies). Awards: Proud recipient of the KP Hay Award.
    Michael Hart
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of The Rocky Horror Show. 22nd season. Stratford: The Madwoman of Chaillot, Timon of Athens, The Adventures of Pericles, Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, The Tempest (starring Christopher Plummer), The Importance of Being Earnest and King Lear (both starring Brian Bedford), The Taming of the Shrew, The Misanthrope, Fallen Angels, A Delicate Balance, The Duchess of Malfi, The Liar, The Swanne (all three parts), High-Gravel-Blind, Eternal Hydra. Elsewhere: Silence (Grand), Heisenberg, Liv Stein (Canadian Stage), Constellations (Centaur/Canadian Stage), Body Politic (Buddies), The Death of the King (Modern Times), The Winter's Tale (Groundling 2016), Bombay Black (Factory), Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Pleiades), Saint Carmen of The Main (NAC/Canadian Stage), Romeo and Juliet (NAC), Mother Courage and Her Children (NAC/MTC), Wit (Centaur), Real Live Girl (MTC Warehouse), Hamlet (Neptune).
    Janine Ralph
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre. 27th season. Stratford: Last season Janine was the production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre and takeover assistant stage manager of The Changeling. Past Stratford Festival credits include stage manager of a variety of productions at the Festival, Tom Patterson and Avon theatres and the Masonic Hall. Elsewhere: Janine stage-managed at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore and production-managed for Singapore Repertory Theatre. She has worked on the Asian Games' ceremonies in Qatar; in various theatres in Ontario, including Young People's Theatre; and for CBC TV in Toronto and BBC TV in England.
    Maxwell T. Wilson
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of An Ideal Husband. 20th season. Stratford: Selected productions: 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, Edmonton Opera, Opera Ontario, Opera Atelier, the Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Stage, Young People's Theatre and Mirvish Productions on The Who's Tommy. Training: BA, University of Lethbridge. Awards: 2012 Guthrie Award. Et cetera: For a change, Max works with a leading purveyor of orchid-growing supplies at ravenvision.ca.

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