Based on the novels Little Women and Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
Adapted for the stage by Jordi Mand
Directed by Esther Jun
This production includes mature content, bright lights and haze. This performance is wonderful for families with children in all but the youngest of grades. Those in lower elementary or kindergarten may still enjoy the action, but the plot details are likely more complicated than most would enjoy.
AN ENDEARING COMING-OF-AGE CLASSIC
Aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, do their best to make ends meet as they navigate the road to adulthood. Struggling to reconcile societal expectations with their own hopes and dreams, the girls are held together by bonds of loyalty and love. They may differ in their ideas of what it means to be a woman, but each of their journeys poses the same universal question: How do you find your own path?
This production takes place in present day, with 1860's period costumes.
House Program: Little Women
Runtime: Two hours and 52 minutes, including one 20-minute interval
Production support is generously provided by The Schulich Foundation.
Support for the creation of Little Women is generously provided by The Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program.
Photo credits: Allison Edwards-Crewe as Jo March in Little Women. Photo by David Hou.
2022: Beth March in Little Women and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Third season. Brefny is a Cree/Irish-settler performer and creator from Toronto. She holds an MFA in Acting from York University. With curiosity, patience and lots of humour, Brefny focuses her attention on works surrounding identity and decolonization, striving to evolve her artistic practice on the regular. She has worked across the country with notable companies and collectives including Theatre Kingston, Urban Ink and Caravan Farm Theatre. Brefny is also a co-creator of The Solitudes (Aluna Theatre/Nightwood Theatre), a collective-creation piece centred around the histories of eight ensemble members, inspired by the world of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which had its world première in January 2020. Most recently, Brefny participated in Aluna Theatre's Winter Artist Residency and Native Earth Performing Arts' Animikiig Creators Unit.
2022: Amy March in Little Women and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Mandy, Between A Wokand a Hot Pot (Cahoots, workshop); Kitty, WILDWOMAN (Soulpepper, workshop); Penny, Lady Sunrise (Factory); Thetis/Karmyne, Armadillos (Factory, workshop); Child 2/Whisper 4, Beneath the Bed (Toronto Fringe); Elvira, Blithe Spirit (Theatre Erindale). Film/TV: Mani Pedi (short film), Coming Distractions (web series), Grand Army (Netflix). Training: Theatre and Drama Studies at University of Toronto and Sheridan College.
2022: Aunt March in Little Women and Margaret in Every Little Nookie. 10th season. Stratford: Grandma Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical, lyricist for The Merry Wives of Windsor, Lady Markby in An Ideal Husband, Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird, Cicero, Volumnius in Julius Caesar, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Gabrielle in The Madwoman of Chaillot, Diana in and lyricist for The Adventures of Pericles. Elsewhere: Paulina and Hermione in The Winter's Tale, Queen Marguerite in Exit the King, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Philaminte in The Learned Ladies, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost, Emilia in Othello, Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Part 2 (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Et cetera: Ms Adler is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning lyricist.
2022: James Laurence in Little Women and Kenneth in Every Little Nookie. Second season. Stratford: Oliver Davenport in Pentecost, Duke of Venice in Othello. Elsewhere (selected): Emir in Blissful State of Surrender (Great Canadian Theatre Company); Josef Džibrilovo in Butcher (Alberta Theatre Projects, GCTC, Theatre Centre, Mirvish); Perfectionist/Pilgrim in Glenn (Necessary Angel/GCTC); Alexander in No Great Mischief (Thousand Islands Playhouse, GCTC); Lester Pearson/James Ralston in Rexy (Neptune Theatre); Duncan in Macbeth (National Arts Centre); Malvolio in Twelfth Night (NAC); Campbell in Inexpressible Island (GCTC); Ray in Blackbird (Third Wall); Torvald in The Doll House (GCTC); Claudius in Hamlet (St. Lawrence Shakespeare). Film/TV (selected): The Aviator, I'm Not There, The Dead Zone, The Detectives, The Disappearance, The Best Laid Plans. Animation Voicework (selected): The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Dennis the Menace. Et cetera: John dedicates this season to his spouse, Laurie.
2022: Laurie Laurence in Little Women and Matt in Every Little Nookie. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Rapunzel's Prince/Florinda/Milky White in Into the Woods, Babayev in Sin and Sorrow Are Common To All, Ish28 in For Both Resting and Breeding (Talk Is Free); Dougie/Dodo in Alice In Wonderland, Curly/Bill Jukes in Peter Pan (Bad Hats); Claudio in Measure for Measure, Barachio in Much Ado About Nothing (Canadian Stage); Emcee in Once (Citadel Theatre); Rodrigo in LULU v. 7 (red light district/Buddies In Bad Times); Mike in New Canadian Curling Club (Thousand Islands Playhouse); 15 productions at Soulpepper Theatre including Spoon River, Of Human Bondage, Incident at Vichy, The Dybbuk, Marat/Sade. Film/TV: Painkiller, Private Eyes, Defund (short), Disclosure (short). Training: University of Alberta, Soulpepper Academy. Online: @rickyslams. Et cetera: Richard is thrilled to be making his Stratford festival debut this season. Thanks always to my parents for all of their love and support!
2022: Marmee in Little Women and First Soldier in All's Well That Ends Well. Ninth season. Stratford: Veronique St. Pierre understudy in The Rez Sisters, Queen Katherine in Henry VIII, Catalina in Mother's Daughter, 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, The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (Factory Theatre); Age of Arousal (ATP). Film/TV: Frankie Drake (CBC), Indian Horse (Elevation Pictures), Cardinal, 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.
2022: Professor Bhaer in Little Women and Parolles in All's Well That Ends Well. Seventh season. Stratford: The Crucible, The Neverending Story, Henry VIII, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, Pericles, The Alchemist, Christina, The Girl King, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere: Lion in Winter (Grand); Am I Not King? (Zone 41); Enron (Theatre Calgary); Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); 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: Wilfrid, Charity, 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, Anna and my family. Online: Instagram @wilkierylan.
2022: Phoenix in Every Little Nookie and understudy in Little Women. 27th season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, Macbeth, Hamlet, Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Richard II, Cymbeline, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Merry Wives, Dream, Pericles, Henry V, Henry VI, An Ideal Husband, To Kill a Mockingbird, Madwoman of Chaillot, Three Musketeers, Shoemakers' Holiday, Treasure Island, Count of Monte Cristo, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Grapes of Wrath, Home, Of Mice and Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Ah, Wilderness!, Quiet in the Land, The Donnellys. Elsewhere: A Tender Thing, A Wind in the Willows Christmas, The Yalta Game, Afterplay, Falling: A Wake, Bolsheviki (ATW); The Melville Boys (TNB); In the Wake of Wettlaufer, Cakewalk, I'll Be Back Before Midnight, Garrison's Garage, Country Hearts (Blyth Festival). Et cetera: Robert lives in Stratford with his wife, Peggy Coffey.
(he/him) Birmingham Conservatory, 2019/21
2022: Appears in All's Well That Ends Well and understudy in Little Women. Third season. Stratford: Demetrius, Peter Quince, Mustardseed in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Birmingham Conservatory). Elsewhere: Iago in Othello, Richard in Richard III, Sparkish in The Country Wife, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art); Paul Bratter in Barefoot in the Park, Paul Verral in Born Yesterday (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); Henry Baskerville in Hound of the Baskervilles (Royal Canadian Theatre Co.); Young Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes (Chemainus Theatre Festival). Film/TV: Fragile Seeds (feature film), The Flash, Far Cry 4, Monkey Up, Cascadia, Ollie and Emma. Directing: Julius Caesar, Mr. Burns, LaRonde at New Image College, Vancouver, BC. Training: Birmingham Conservatory 2019, 2021; LAMDA (Masters with Distinction, Classical Acting). Jonathan dedicates this season to his family and memory of his father.
2022: Grace in Every Little Nookie and understudy in Little Women. Stratford debut. Khadijah is a multi-award winning actor, writer and producer based in Toronto. Theatre: Lila in Bang Bang (Kat Sandler), Laertes in Prince Hamlet (Ravi Jain), Geschwitz in LULU v.7 (ted witzel), Claudette in How Black Mothers Say I Love You (Trey Anthony), Black Woman in We Are Proud to Present... (Ravi Jain). Audio Books/Recordings: The Book of Negroes (Lawrence Hill), The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (Esi Edugyan), Henry G20 (Christine Brubaker). Film/TV: The Last of Us (HBO), American Gods (Freemantle/Starz), What We Do in the Shadows (FX), Workin' Moms (CBC), Slo-Pitch (Shaftesbury/Boss & Co). Producing: Co-founder of 2Skins Entertainment - slate includes Ghoulz n Gyaldem, Black femme horror review podcast; Rooted Imagination, Transformations Project, NAC; P!GS, a short available on CBC Gem; DEFUND, one of TIFF's Top Ten Canadian Short Films of 2021.
2022: Annabel in Every Little Nookie and understudy in Little Women. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Acrobat, Italian Mime Suicide (Bad New Days); The Ladder Project (Political Movement); Puck/Magistrate, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in Action); Blondie, Other Jesus (Public Recordings, Festival TransAmériques); lulu, lulu v.7//aspects of a femme fatale (Buddies, the red light district); Diana/Rinaldo, All's Well That Ends Well and Ophelia, Hamlet (Canadian Stage); Flake, the RESISTIBLE rise of arturo ui (karfiol collective, the red light district). Training: El Intérprete (Buenos Aires), Soulpepper Academy (Toronto), York University (Toronto). Love note: It's pretty much one of the best things ever to work and play creatively, collaboratively and authentically with others. Big thanks to everyone, in all temporalities, who have helped make a vocation in storytelling possible for me. For my part I endeavour to promote the conditions that make a life of creativity and agency a given for each of us.
Playwright of Little Women.
Jordi Mand is a Toronto-based writer who works in theatre, TV, and film. Her plays have been produced nationally, internationally, published, and translated into multiple languages. Her first play, Between the Sheets, was produced by Nightwood Theatre in 2012 and has been produced all over the world since its première. The National Post's Robert Cushman hailed her writing as a subtler, more charitable take on Mamet, with the long-range technique of Ibsen and the short-haul intensity of Strindberg. Her play, Caught, was produced by Theatre Passe Muraille in 2016. Caught anticipated the intersection of privilege and abuse that has only become more relevant since its staging. Her play, This Will Be Excellent, was produced by Carousel Players in 2018 and was her first foray into writing for a young audience. The show had a sold-out tour of schools across Ontario. In 2018, Mand's play, Brontë: The World Without, premièred at the Stratford Festival. The play follows the lives of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë in a striking historical drama, which examines what it was like to be an ambitious woman in the 1800s.
Mand was a writer on the fourth season of the hit CTV drama, Cardinal. She is an alumna of the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program at the CFC and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada's Acting Program.
Upcoming: Mand has new plays in development with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Winnipeg Jewish Theatre Company. She is also the writer of the upcoming film adaptation of Harriet Alida Lye's thriller, The Honey Farm, and is currently in development on an original TV series with Alibi Entertainment.
She dedicates this production of Little Women to her very own Marmee.
(she/her) Langham Directors' Workshop, 2016
2022: Director of Little Women and Artistic Associate, Planning, and Director of the Langham Directors' Workshop for the Stratford Festival. Fourth season. Stratford: Director: I Am William. Assistant director: John Gabriel Borkman. 2020: Assistant director: Richard III. Elsewhere: Director: Planet Munsch (George Brown); Pal Joey, The Gamblers, Amadeus (Talk Is Free); The Promised Land (Soulpepper); The Omnibus Bill (Counterpoint Players); Theory, Girls Like That (Tarragon); The Private Life Cabaret (Theatre ARTaud); The Last Wife (The Belfry, GCTC); Rococo (Shaw Festival); Bremen Rock City (Song Trolley Productions); Cowboy Mouth, Trout Stanley (Heart In Hand); Yellow Face (Hart House); Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (DeusXM). Actor: Originated the role of Janet in Kim's Convenience (Soulpepper). Training: BA (Honours) Directing, Drama Centre London. Et cetera: Assistant Artistic Director at Tarragon (2016-2018); Co-Founder of Directors Lab North. Love and gratitude to my dearest friends and family, especially Mike, Lola, the kitties and Frida.
2022: Sound designer of Little Women. Second season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot. Elsewhere: Emily has worked on productions across Canada and internationally. Canadian sound designs have been with Globe Theatre, Luminato, Asha Productions, Grand Theatre, Rainbow Stage, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Neptune Theatre, Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Young People's Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Stage, Theatre20, Shaw Festival, Canadian Opera Company. Awards: Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Sound Design - Into the Woods. Et cetera: Teaches college and university theatrical sound design and technology. I would like to thank my family for their continued support.
2022: Dramaturge of Little Women, Every Little Nookie and Hamlet-911. 14th season. Stratford: Former Director of The Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program. Dramaturgy credits include Kate Hennig's Queenmaker Trilogy, Paradise Lost, The Breathing Hole, Bunny and many others. Elsewhere: Artistic Director, Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary (1999-2009); Co-Director, Banff Playwrights Lab (1997-2009); Artistic Director, Factory Theatre, Toronto (1979-1987). 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: Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), University of Calgary. In 2018, Bob was awarded the GE Lessing Award for Career Achievement by the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. He is a member of the Order of Canada.
2022: Supervising fight director for the 2022 season. 11th season. Stratford: Associate fight director: 2013-2020 seasons. Assistant fight director: 2004 and 2009 seasons. Elsewhere: Fight director: Bengal Tiger... (Crow's Theatre); Black Drum (Soulpepper); Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweet Charity (Shaw); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC). Film/TV: Stunts (selected): See (seasons two and three), The Lost Symbol, The Boys (three seasons), Hardy Boys, The Man from Toronto, Clarice, It Chapter Two, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Schitt's Creek, Murdoch Mysteries, Wayne, Ginny & Georgia, Jupiter's Legacy, Utopia Falls, Supergirl, Impulse, What We Do in the Shadows, I Was Lorena Bobbitt, Save Me, Frankie Drake, Titans, Umbrella Academy, The Expanse, Designated Survivor, Suicide Squad, Dark Matter, Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Pompeii, Orphan Black, Carrie, Total Recall. Training: Fight Master. BFA, Ryerson University. Awards: SAG nomination, Best Stunt Ensemble, 2021, Paddy Crean. Online: @GeoffScovell.
(she/her) Langham Directors' Workshop, 2022
2022: Assistant director of Little Women. Stratford debut. Directing: Half Girl/Half Face (SummerWorks, rEvolver Festival, Uno Festival); Hot Verisimilitude (Paprika Festival); Gertrude (Judson Church); Naked Ladies (Summerworks, Videofag); Leasing Office Please Hold (The Wild Project); Sounds That Feel Good (Bizarre Bushwick); Vectors of Their Interest (Toronto Fringe). Playwriting: Subject Re: Family Drama (Rita and Burton Goldberg Festival); Ficken3000 (Loewe Theatre); Zygote Crisis (Festival of Wahlberliner); Pyramid-Shaped Marble Attachments (Factory Wired). Training: BA, McGill University; MFA, Hunter College. Other: Zoë is an alumna of Factory Theatre's playwriting group, and has served on the advisory boards of the Paprika Festival and Undiscovered Countries. She has assisted on projects for Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre, Signature Theatre, Praxis Theatre, English Theatre Berlin, and the team behind Come From Away.
2022: Assistant designer of Chicago and assistant costume designer of Little Women. Eighth season. Elsewhere: Head of Wardrobe for 25 years in Toronto for such companies as Young People's Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre, Necessary Angel and Canadian Stage. Also worked on many productions at the Canadian Opera Company. Training: Diploma, Honours BA in Theatre Production - Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. Et cetera: Mary-Jo is happy to be back at the Festival, finally being able to work on the musical. Also, at the same time, mentoring assistant costume designers who are new to the design office. Mary-Jo continues to create her art and sell it across Canada.
2022: Assistant lighting designer of Little Women. Fourth season. Stratford: Apprentice stage manager of I Am William; assistant lighting designer of Wendy & Peter Pan; production assistant for the Avon Theatre and Langham Directors' Workshop. Elsewhere: Apprentice stage manager of Julius Caesar (Crow's/Groundling Theatre); stage manager and associate lighting designer of Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic (Qaggiavuut, National Theatre of Greenland, Tarragon Theatre); writer/director of The Stage Manager's Guide to Dating Assholes (self-produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Toronto Fringe Festival). Training: York University, MA in Art History, and BFA in Theatre Production and Design. Awards: Outstanding Global Achievement Award from York University, Guthrie Award from Stratford Festival.
2022: Assistant sound designer of Little Women. Stratford debut. Michael is a sound designer and theatre artist currently based in Regina. They are a graduate of the Production, Design, and Technical Arts program at the National Theatre School of Canada, and have worked professionally as a sound designer since 2013. Their recent projects include Holdin' On To What's Golden with Globe Theatre, Bunk #7 with The Raven Collective, and producing and sound designing the narrative podcast The Rest is Electric. They have also worked in live sound mixing for over a decade, with experience working in large concert venues and outdoor festivals. Their interests are wide-ranging, but of particular interest to them are queer stories as well as other marginalized and under-served communities. Their sound portfolio can be found here: bit.ly/mkwsound.
2022: Assistant fight director for Hamlet, Richard III, Little Women, All's Well That Ends Well, Every Little Nookie, Hamlet-911, The Miser, Death and the King's Horseman. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Is God Is (Canadian Stage/Obsidian/Necessary Angel), Three Women of Swatow, Theory, Girls Like That (Tarragon), The Nether (Coal Mine/Studio 180), Poison (Coal Mine), Hello Bertha, Talk To Me Like The Rain And Let Me Listen, Rococo, Lithuania (Shaw Festival), Boeing, Boeing, Perfect Wedding (Magnus Theatre) Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Bash'd). Selected Film/TV: SkyMed (CBC), Let It Snow (Netflix), Shut Up (Short), Dark Matter (SyFy), XIII The Series (Showcase). Training: Ryerson University. Awards: My Entertainment World Award for Hamlet and many nominations, Dora Award Nomination for Kindertransport. Et cetera: Jenn is also an actor and voice performer and is grateful to have performed on stages across kanata (Canada).
2022: Stage manager of Little Women. 25th season. Stratford: Stage manager credits (selected): Play On! cabaret, Wendy & Peter Pan (interrupted by COVID-19), Mother's Daughter, 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). Et cetera: To my incredible family! My loving husband, kids (here and in Shanghai), parents, sisters and the many in-laws, nieces and nephews, and family friends. Thank you for your continued unconditional love and support. I love you all dearly.
2022: Assistant stage manager of Little Women and Every Little Nookie. Fifth season. Stratford: I Am William, To Kill a Mockingbird, production assistant for Avon and Festival theatres. Elsewhere: Fifteen Dogs, Master and Margarita (Crow's Theatre), Julius Caesar (Crow's Theatre/Groundling Theatre), Riverboat Coffee House: A Yorkville Scene (Soulpepper Theatre), Anne of Green Gables (Thousand Islands Playhouse), The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre), Actéon and Pygmalion (Harris Theatre/Royal Opera Versailles/Opera Atelier), Idomeneo, The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Atelier), acquiesce (Factory Theatre), Crazy for You (Capitol Theatre). Script supervisor for Ross Petty's A Christmas Carol and stage management intern for Wicked (Broadway).
2022: Stage manager of Every Little Nookie and assistant stage manager of Little Women. 22nd season. Stratford: Favourites include Coriolanus, Shakespeare in Love, The Last Wife, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods, Henry V, The Alchemist, Christopher Plummer's A Word or Two and Beau Dixon's cabaret, Freedom. Elsewhere: Most recently: Walter Borden's The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time at the NAC and films of The Resurrection and Angel with Opera Atelier. Rood stage manages for theatre, dance and opera; on new translations and world premières; with one-woman shows to casts of thousands; in Inuktitut and Ummonian; from the Middle East to the Arctic Circle. Training: Sheridan College (Theatre Arts - Technical Production); University of Waterloo (Social Work). Awards: Proud recipient of the KP Hay Award. Et cetera: Arts educator and youth advocate, Melissa extends gratitude to those inviting her to help tell a different story.
2022: Apprentice stage manager of Little Women. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Apprentice stage manager for Draw Me Close (Soulpepper Theatre/National Film Board of Canada); stage manager for Salt-Water Moon (Guild Festival Theatre); stage manager for Letters to my Grandma (Paprika Festival); festival stage manager for Tales from the Flipside (Carlos Bulosan Theatre); apprentice stage manager for A (Musical) Midsummer Night's Dream (Driftwood Theatre); lighting designer for not_ALL.? Filetype:Unknown (Third Wheel Theatre Co); apprentice stage manager for Rosalynde (or As You Like It) (Driftwood Theatre); assistant stage manager for She Stoops to Conquer (Guild Festival Theatre). Training: Ryerson University, Performance Production + Design; Humber College, Theatre Arts - Technical Production. Et cetera: Angela thanks her family and friends for contributing to her creative and curious nature that led her to this point.
2022: Production stage manager of the Avon and Studio theatres and stage manager of 1939. 22nd season. Stratford: Stage manager: Private Lives, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Bakkhai, Tartuffe, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Taming of the Shrew, King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dangerous Liaisons, Cyrano de Bergerac, Zastrozzi, All's Well That Ends Well, Fanny Kemble, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Electra, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hamlet. Assistant stage manager: The Neverending Story, Antony and Cleopatra, The Matchmaker, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, As You Like It. Elsewhere: Bona has had the good fortune to have worked in many theatres across our country over her career. Training: Technical Production, National Theatre School of Canada; BA, Bishop's University. Et cetera: Bona lives in Stratford with her husband, Daniel, and their daughter, Georgia.
2022: Production stage manager of the Avon and Studio Theatres and assistant stage manager of Every Little Nookie. 30th season. Stratford: Selected productions: Private Lives, The Front Page, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Palmer Park, The Trojan Women, Henry IV, Part 1, Wingfield's Inferno, Cymbeline, No Exit, The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet, Tempest-Tost, Richard III, Wingfield Unbound, The Boy Friend, Tartuffe, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, The Physicists, The Alchemist, The Matchmaker, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Three Sisters, An Ideal Husband, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Waiting for Godot, Sweet Bird of Youth, Romeo and Juliet, King John, Bacchae, The Merchant of Venice, Uncle Vanya, Bonjour, là, Bonjour. Elsewhere: Grand Theatre, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Young People's Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, Tarragon Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse and Mirvish.
2022: Production stage manager of the Avon and Studio Theatres and stage manager of Chicago. 26th season. Stratford: Shows include Billy Elliot, A Chorus Line, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha, Hello, Dolly!, The King and I and others. Elsewhere: Over 40 years as a stage manager in live entertainment including gala events, music concerts, opening ceremonies and fundraising events including A Christmas Carol for the Stratford Hospice. Over 25 years with the Canadian Opera Company as a stage manager; production stage manager and resident director of Jersey Boys, Toronto; 25 years as a singer/dancer and choreographer in Canadian theatre; associate director/choreographer to her mentor, Alan Lund. Et cetera: Love to Paul, daughters Stephanie and Jennifer, son-in-law Andrew, and her grandchildren, Kennedy, Koston and Connor. I am so grateful to be back at work.
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