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Studio Theatre
May 7 – November 2
Shakespeare

HENRY VIII

by William Shakespeare
Director Martha Henry 

DEATH OF A MARRIAGE, BIRTH OF AN ERA

Church and state collide when England’s king defies papal authority by seeking to divorce his wife, Katherine of Aragon. The consequences will be epochal for the country – and calamitous for the king’s adviser, Cardinal Wolsey, who has been playing a dangerous game of his own.

Passion, political intrigue and personal faith drive the action as Shakespeare brings vividly to life the thrilling human drama behind a pivotal moment in history.

House Program: Henry VIII

Production support is generously provided by Jack Whiteside.

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

2019 publicity photography by David Cooper.

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Jonathan Goad
    King Henry VIII
    2019: Director of The Crucible. King Henry VIII in Henry VIII. 15th season. Stratford: To Kill a Mockingbird, Hamlet, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Pentecost, Phèdre, The Music Man, King John, Pericles, Orpheus Descending, Henry IV, Henry VI, Fiddler on the Roof, As You Like It, Fuente Ovejuna, Julius Caesar, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Bartholomew Fair, The Brothers Karamazov. Elsewhere: A Whistle in the Dark, Speaking in Tongues (Company Theatre); Our Class, The Laramie Project (Studio 180); King Lear (Soulpepper); Arcadia (Theatre Junction). Directing: John by Annie Baker (Company Theatre). Film/TV: Reign, Alias Grace, Dark Matter, Dorsal, Nikita, Republic of Doyle, Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries, Unnatural History, Othello, Rookie Blue. Training: NTS, Birmingham Conservatory, University of Waterloo, Banff Centre. Teaching: NTS, Fanshawe College. Et cetera: Thank you for coming to the theatre!
    Rod Beattie
    Cardinal Wolsey
    2019: Cardinal Wolsey in Henry VIII and Francis Nurse in The Crucible. 18th season. Stratford: Over 50 productions - favourites include Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream, York in Henry VI, Bolingbroke in Richard II, Glenn Gould in Glenn, title role in Macbeth, Pistol in Henry V, Malvolio in Twelfth Night and the first six Wingfield plays. Elsewhere: Rod has performed the Wingfield series (by Dan Needles) for 33 years, totaling almost 5,000 performances, as well as leading roles in most major Canadian theatres. Training: Master's degree in English, University of Toronto. Awards: In 2017, Rod was appointed Member of the Order of Canada. He has also won Stratford's Bronze Star Award, a Dora, a Sterling, a Gemini and the "Critic's Award" (Sarasota).
    Alexandra Lainfiesta
    Anne Boleyn
    2019: Anne Boleyn in Henry VIII, appears in The Crucible and understudy in Mother's Daughter. Second season. Stratford: Adriana in The Comedy of Errors, Assunta in Napoli Milionaria! and appeared in The Tempest. Elsewhere: Green Lake (Solo Collective), Good Day and Good Night (Carousel Theatre), West Side Story (Theatre Under the Stars), El Jinete: A Mariachi Opera (Puente Theatre). Film/TV: Bella Ciao! (Commercial Drive Productions), Un Día de Sol (Códice Cinema). Training: Canadian College of Performing Arts, Studio 58, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Jessie Richardson Award (Best Actor in a Lead Role: Green Lake), Ovation Award nomination (Best Supporting Actor: Anita in West Side Story), Sidney J. Risk Foundation and Studio 58 Acting Award, Outstanding Emerging Playwright Award (CCPA). Et cetera: Up next you can catch Alexandra in Carmen Aguirre's world première of Anywhere But Here with Electric Company.
    Irene Poole
    Queen Katherine
    2019: Queen Katherine in Henry VIII,  Catalina in Mother's Daughter and understudy in The Crucible. Sixth  season. Stratford: Jean Louise Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Breath of Kings, Kate in The Little Years, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, Olga in Three Sisters. Elsewhere: Happy Place, The Gigli Concert (Soulpepper); How Do I Love Thee? (Canadian Rep); The Bakelite Masterpiece, The Little Years (Tarragon Theatre); Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Buddies in Bad Times); Escape from Happiness, Better Living, Fighting Words, The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (Factory Theatre); Age of Arousal (ATP). Film/TV: Indian Horse (Elevation Pictures, TIFF, 2017), Cardinal, Rookie Blue, Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle, Carrie (MGM), Breakout Kings. Awards: Dora Awards for The Little Years, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Leisure Society; nominations for How Do I Love Thee? and Happy Place.
    Shelly Antony
    Surveyor, Griffith, Dr. Butts

    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. 

    Wayne Best
    Duke of Suffolk

    2019: Duke of Suffolk in Henry VIII and Deputy Governor Danforth in The Crucible. 24th season. Stratford: Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet), The Prospector (The Madwoman of Chaillot), 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). 

    Tim Campbell
    Duke of Buckingham

    2019: Duke of Buckingham in Henry VIII, Bastian's Father in The Neverending Story and John Proctor in The Crucible. 11th season. Stratford: An Ideal Husband, To Kill a Mockingbird, Timon of Athens, The Changeling, All My Sons, Bunny, Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Henry IV (1), Henry IV (2), Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida. Elsewhere: Twelve Angry Men, Death of a Salesman, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Soulpepper); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.); Private Lives (Chicago Shakespeare). Film/TV: The Expanse, Designated Survivor, Reign, Republic of Doyle, Warehouse 13, Nikita, The L.A. Complex, Saving Hope, Deadly Hope, The Firm, Lost Girl, Combat Hospital, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Killshot, Hollywoodland. Awards: Dora Award, Best Ensemble (Twelve Angry Men). Past recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Guthrie Award (for outstanding contribution to the Stratford Festival).

    John Dolan
    Sir Thomas Cromwell and Bishop of Lincoln
    2019: Sir Thomas Cromwell and Bishop of Lincoln in Henry VIII and Giles Corey in The Crucible. 10th season. Stratford: Bolingbroke in Richard III, Cromwell in A Man For All Seasons, Launce in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Costard in Love's Labour's Lost, Antony and Cleopatra, The Swanne, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Inherit the Wind, Tempest-Tost, Medea, Pride and Prejudice, Winter's Tale. Elsewhere: The Drawer Boy (Festival Players); The Birds and the Bees, Against the Grain (Blyth Festival); No Great Mischief, Rune Arlidge, Plan B, The Ends of the Earth (Tarragon); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Avro Arrow, Nothing Sacred, Fire (Canadian Stage); Lilies (Passe Muraille); Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest (Theatre by the Bay); Heroes (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Melville Boys (Theatre New Brunswick); Speed-the-Plow (Theatre Calgary). Film/TV: Murdoch Mysteries. Training: National Theatre School. Awards: Dora Award, Oliver Twist (Young People's Theatre).
    Jacklyn Francis
    Patience Maria and Marchioness of Dorset
    2019: Patience Maria and Marchioness of Dorset in Henry VIII and understudy in Mother's Daughter and The Crucible. Seventh season. Stratford: Jacklyn received the Tanya Award in recognition of her commitment to excellence during the 2018 season. Past seasons include To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, Madwoman of Chaillot, Pride and Prejudice, As You Like It, Richard III. Elsewhere: Citadel, Blyth Festival, Shakespeare in the Ruff, Canadian Stage, YPT, Theatre Northwest, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Resurgence Theatre, Theatre By the Bay, Brookstone Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Thought For Food, Pencil Kit Productions, The Troubled Souls Co-op, Equity Showcase Theatre, Toronto Fringe, SummerWorks. Film/TV: Re:Possessed Homes, Murdoch Mysteries, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Missing, Train 48, Do No Harm, Starhunter 2300, It's Always Something, Our Hero, The City, FX: The Series, Falling Fire. Training: George Brown Theatre School, Banff/Citadel Robbins Academy. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Award.
    Danny Ghantous
    Guard
    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.
    Jordin Hall
    Sergeant
    2019: Sergeant in Henry VIII Swing in The Neverending Story and Marshal Herrick in The Crucible. Second season. Stratford: Mr. Montford in An Ideal Husband, Popilius Lena, Dardanius in Julius Caesar, To Kill a Mockingbird. Elsewhere (selected): Othello in Othello (Driftwood Theatre); Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost, Leontes in The Winter's Tale (Dauntless City Theatre); Aaron in Titus Andronicus (Seven Siblings Theatre); Lysander and Robin Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Humber River Shakespeare). Film/TV: See No Evil (Discovery ID). Training: Brock University (Performance Concentration), Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Et cetera: Thank you, Mom, Dad, Grandma and anyone who has ever supported me. Love, peace, and SOULLLLLL TRAIN.
    Brad Hodder
    First Gentleman and Cranmer

    2019: Assistant director of and understudy in The Crucible, First Gentleman and Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury in Henry VIII and understudy in Mother's Daughter. Eighth season. Stratford: Principals in An Ideal Husband, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, The Virgin Trial, Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, She Stoops to Conquer, King Lear, Othello; appeared in Bakkhai, The Diary of Anne Frank, Oedipus Rex, The Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, Elektra. Elsewhere: Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Neptune); Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Grand); Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (c2c). Directing: 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide, Fleeto, Oh, the Humanity (Tiny Room); Henry IV: I, Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Perchance); The Leisure Society, Autobahn, The Stendhal Syndrome (c2c). Associate directing: Lear, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale (Groundling). Film/TV: Reign (CW); Republic of Doyle, Diverted, Above and Beyond (CBC). Training: BFA (Acting), University of Alberta.

    Kim Horsman
    Duchess of Norfolk
    2019: Duchess of Norfolk in Henry VIII, Morla in The Neverending Story and Martha Corey in The Crucible. Ninth season. Stratford: Lady Montague, Romeo and Juliet; Constance, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Past roles include Marina, Pericles; Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew; Katherine, Henry V; Miss Hoyden, The Relapse; Louise, Private Lives. Elsewhere: Juliet, Romeo and Juliet (Chesterfield Repertory, England); Caroline, Childhood/Infancy (King's Head Theatre, London, England); Kate Hardcastle, She Stoops to Conquer (Arts Club Theatre); Lady Nijo, Top Girls (Tamanhous/Grand Theatre); Cowboy of the Western World, a musical, co-creator with  Anika Johnson and Barbara Johnston. Film/TV: Recently: Believe Me: The Lisa McVey Abduction; J.J. Abrams/Stephen King's 11/22/63 opposite James Franco; A Family Man as Gerard Butler's mom; and Cardinals, Touchpoint Films. Et cetera: I'm grateful to have had a rich, varied career shared with so many outstanding artists and friends. Love to my family, Georgina, Spencer, and Ian.
    Andrew Iles
    Sir Henry Guildford
    2019: Sir Henry Guildford in Henry VIII  and Eribo, A Bully in The Neverending Story Second season. Stratford: Harold in An Ideal Husband, appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird and understudied in Julius Caesar in the 2018 season. Elsewhere: Katurian K. Katurian in The Pillowman (Orlando Fringe 2016). Film/TV: Guest star on episodes of Reign (CW Network), Murder U (Discovery ID). Training: University of Windsor, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.
    Ron Kennell
    Second Gentleman and Cardinal Campeius
    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.
    Qasim Khan
    Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester
    2019: Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester in Henry VIII,  Atreyu in The Neverending Story and appears in The Crucible. Third season. Stratford: Paradise Lost, The Comedy of Errors, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Elsewhere: Hamlet, All's Well That Ends Well, Das Ding (Canadian Stage); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Charlottetown Festival); Alligator Pie, The Crucible, The Royal Comedians, Dirt, Letters from the Great War (Soulpepper); A Craigslist Cantata (Musical Stage Co./ATP/NAC/Citadel); Acha Bacha (TPM); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (TNB); Shannon 10:40 (Videofag); Beneath the Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct). Film/TV: Nikita, Riftworld, Saving Hope, Dan for Mayor, Little Mosque. Training: Graduate of the Soulpepper Academy; University of Toronto/Sheridan. Awards: Dora Award nominee/winner; MyTheatre/BroadwayWorld nominee; International Actor Fellow of Shakespeare's Globe. Et cetera: Love and thanks to Matt; George & Elaine; Robyn & Danny; Antoni, Beth, Jillian, Martha; Aysha and family; and his amazing mum. Follow @theqasimkhan.
    Kevin Kruchkywich
    Sir Thomas Cromwell and Bishop of Lincoln

    2019: Sir Thomas Cromwell and Bishop of Lincoln in Henry VIII. Second season. Stratford: Moloch, Michael in Paradise Lost; understudy in The Comedy of Errors. Elsewhere: The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Henry V (Bard on the Beach); Romeo and Juliet, The Glass Menagerie, Rough Crossing (Theatre Calgary); Death of a Salesman, The Wars (Playhouse); The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Red Priest (Globe Theatre); Hedda Gabler (Persephone); The Secret Annex, The Philadelphia Story (MTC); A Christmas Carol, The Drawer Boy, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Belfry Theatre); Wit, Aberhart Summer, Respectable, that elusive spark (ATP); Boeing Boeing, The School for Scandal (Arts Club); The Woman in Black (Chemainus Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Gateway Theatre); Macbeth (theatre nomad - England/South Africa tour); Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (BeMe Theatre - Munich, Germany). 

    Roy Lewis
    Sandys, Lord Chancellor
    2019: Sandys, Lord Chancellor in Henry VIII, Bookseller, Cairon in The Neverending Story and Judge Hathorne in The Crucible. 14th season. Stratford: Reverend Sykes (To Kill a Mockingbird), Publius, Lepidus (Julius Caesar), Morocco (The Merchant of Venice), Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Cyclops (The Odyssey). Elsewhere: Stage Manager (Our Town), Abel Magwitch (Great Expectations) (Neptune); Mr. Potter (It's a Wonderful Life) (Theatre NorthWest, B.C.); Charley (Death of a Salesman) (Drayton); Camillo (The Winter's Tale) (Groundling). Roy has directed 10 plays, is a founding member of the Obsidian Theatre Company, and is a published poet.
    Jake Runeckles
    Earl of Surrey
    2019: Bastian in The Neverending Story, Earl of Surrey in Henry VIII  and understudy in The Crucible. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Anthony in I and You (Outlook Theatre), Colin Craven in The Secret Garden (Young People's Theatre), The Nails (SummerWorks), Animal Nature (Clay and Paper Theatre), Jesus in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (GBTS). Film/TV: Impulse (YouTube Red). Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Esther Farlinger Theatre Scholarship; David Walden Memorial Award; Corus Entertainment Scholarship. Et cetera: Jake sends his love to his family - his greatest supporters.
    Stephen Russell
    Lord Chamberlain
    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.
    Oksana Sirju
    Jane Seymour
    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.
    Scott Wentworth
    Duke of Norfolk

    2019: Duke of Norfolk in Henry VIII and Reverend Parris in The Crucible. 25th season. Stratford: Recent favourites include James Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night, the title role in John Gabriel Borkman, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and The Ragman in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Directing credits include both parts of Henry IV (2001), The Adventures of Pericles (2015), Romeo and Juliet (2017) and last season's Julius Caesar. Et cetera: Mr. Wentworth is a Tony- and Olivier-nominated theatre artist whose work has been celebrated on Broadway, in London's West End and in theatres across the U.S. and Canada.

    Rylan Wilkie
    Sir Thomas Lovell
    2019: Sir Thomas  Lovell in Henry VIII, Falkor in The Neverending Story and Reverend Hale in The Crucible. Sixth season. Stratford: To Kill a Mockingbird, An Ideal Husband, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, Pericles, The Alchemist, The Physicists, Christina, The Girl King, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, King John. Elsewhere: Lion in Winter (Grand); Am I Not King? (Zone 41); Enron (Theatre Calgary); Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); Blue Planet (YPT); Macbeth, Mother Courage (Caravan Farm); A Doll's House (Globe); East of Berlin, The December Man, Around the World in 80 Days, Shakespeare's Dog (ATP). Film/TV: Homefront, Blue Smoke, The Secret of the Nutcracker, See This Movie. Training: NTS. Awards: Stratford's John Hirsch Award; Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent in Brixton. Et cetera: Much love to Krystin and my family.
    Martha Henry
    Director
    2019: Director of Henry VIII. Head of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction. 45th season. For Stratford as Director: Twelfth Night (Sarah Afful), All My Sons (Joseph Ziegler, Lucy Peacock), She Stoops to Conquer (Maev Beaty, Brad Hodder), Mother Courage and Her Children (Seana McKenna), Measure for Measure (Geraint Wyn Davies, Stephen Ouimette), Three Sisters (Lucy Peacock), Of Mice and Men (Graham Greene), Timothy Findley's Elizabeth Rex (Diane D'Aquila, Brent Carver), Antony and Cleopatra (Peter Donaldson, Diane D'Aquila), Richard II (Geordie Johnson), Richard III (Tom McCamus), An Enemy of the People (David Fox), Brief Lives (Douglas Rain). Director: Stratford's Birmingham Conservatory, 2007-17. Elsewhere: Artistic Director: London's Grand Theatre, 1988-94. Directed across Canada. Ms Henry has been honoured with Stratford's Legacy Award, Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award, seven honorary doctorates. Member of the Order of Ontario, Companion of the Order of Canada.
    Francesca Callow
    Designer
    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.
    Louise Guinand
    Lighting Designer
    2019: Lighting designer of Henry VIII. 33rd season. Stratford: Over 60 productions including Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, All My Sons, The Winter's Tale. Elsewhere: Ms Guinand has designed lights for over 500 shows across Canada and the United States at many theatres, including the Shaw Festival, Citadel Theatre, National Arts Centre, Grand Theatre, WCTC, Globe Theatre and Soulpepper. Recent productions include Stage Kiss (Shaw); Once (Citadel); The Hobbit (Globe); Meet My Sister (WCTC). Training: A graduate of Queen's University and the National Theatre School. Awards: One Dora Award. Multiple award nominations across Canada. Louise was the recipient of the 2018 Bradley Garrick Guthrie Award. Other: This year's Henry VIII brings Louise to within seven Shakespeares of achieving her desire to light the entire Shakespearean canon.
    Keith Thomas
    Composer and Sound Designer
    2019: Composer and sound designer of Henry VIII. 25th season. Stratford: Composer for King Lear, Mother Courage, The Merchant of Venice, All's Well That Ends Well, The Comedy of Errors, Henry IV Part 1, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, Quiet in the Land, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, As You Like It, The Miracle Worker, Little Women, Macbeth, The Alchemist, The Illusion, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Elsewhere: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Tempest (Old Globe); A Christmas Carol (2010-2018), The Merchant of Venice, Three Sisters, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1997, 2000, 2008, 2015), Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing, The Cherry Orchard (Guthrie Theater); The Donnellys, Innocence Lost (NAC); The Drowning Girls, Gracie (GCTC); Born Yesterday, 1979 (Shaw Festival). Awards: Helen Hayes Award for Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Theatre). Online: keiththomas.ca.
    Valerie Moore
    Movement Director
    2019: Movement director for Henry VIII and The Merry Wives of WindsorStratford: Choreography for Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Cherry Orchard, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost. Shaw Festival (selected): Sweeney Todd, Peter and the Starcatcher, Ragtime, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, director of Follies: In Concert. Elsewhere (selected): Directed Rufus Wainwright's Gentlemen Prefer Broadway; Side by Side by Sondheim; Rock and Roll; Dancing in Poppies; Little Shop of Horrors; Cabaret; Berlin to Broadway; Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Choreography (selected): Anything That Moves; Pal Joey; Assassins.Film/TV: Choreographic consultant for So You Think You Can Dance Canada; Sugar Time for HBO; Jim Carrey's Unnatural Acts. Teaching: Stratford Festival's Birmingham Conservatory for nine years.
    Ash Knight
    Assistant Director
    2019: Assistant director of Henry VIII. Second season. Stratford: Count of Monte Cristo, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Elsewhere (selected): Director: Tragedie of Lear, Enchanted Loom (independent); Julius Caesar (King's Co.); Anak (CBT); Tyson's Song (BMIT); assistant on Life of Jude (SummerWorks). Actor: Amadeus (Talk Is Free); Julius Caesar, Much Ado, Three Musketeers, Antony and Cleopatra (SLSF); Carried Away… (Tarragon Theatre); Free as Injuns (NEPA/BIBT); wise woman (b current); Beneath the Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct); Romeo and Juliet (Birmingham Old Rep, TCT). Film/TV: The Kindness of Strangers, The Border, Mayday, Un Tueur Si Proche. Radio/Recordings: Far Cry 4, Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Ubisoft); Theory, Vitals (PlayME CBC Podcasts); Merchant of Venice (BBC Audio Studio). Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; King's College, University of London (U.K.). Awards: Nominations: Critic's Choice Award, Outstanding Direction, Tragedie of Lear; Dora Award, Best Actor, Brothel #9 (Factory Theatre).
    Ann Stuart
    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.
    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.
    Gregory McLaughlin
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of Henry VIII and Nathan the Wise. Fourth season. Stratford: The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Breath of Kings: Redemption, production assistant for the Tom Patterson Theatre. Elsewhere: Assistant stage manager credits include The Virgin Trial (Soulpepper/Stratford); The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Soulpepper Theatre); Lear, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure (Groundling Theatre); Les Misérables (The Grand Theatre). Stage manager credits include Bedtime Stories (The Orillia Opera House); Oleanna (Matchstick Theatre). Film/TV: This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Training: Mount Allison University. Awards: In 2018 Gregory received the Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding contribution to the Stratford Festival. Et cetera: Gregory is a mental-health advocate and an ally who supports the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
    Melissa Veal
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of Henry VIII. 14th season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of The Tempest, Napoli Milionaria! and Timon of Athens. For the past three seasons she has had the honour to serve as the coordinator for the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre under Stephen Ouimette. A huge thank you to all actors, teachers, coaches and directors for their dedication and artistry. Melissa also spent 10 years in the wig department at the Festival. Elsewhere: For the previous 11 years before her work with the BCCT, she was the wig and makeup designer at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she garnered two Jeff Awards for Artistic Specialization and Wig and Makeup Design. Awards: Four Guthrie Awards, including the Jack Hutt Humanitarian Award, and the Hurkes Award. Et cetera: All my love to my family and friends.
    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 ravenvision.ca.

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