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June 30 – September 18 |
Opens July 16
Classic Drama

OEDIPUS REX

by Sophocles
Translated by Stephen Berg and Diskin Clay 
Directed by Daniel Brooks 

When King Oedipus learns that an unsolved murder is at the root of the plague ravaging his society, he vows to find the killer – only to discover that old prophecies already contain the shattering truth.

This production is dedicated to the memory of Mary Jolliffe, the Festival's first Publicity Director.

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Production support is generously provided by M.E.H. Foundation.

Support for the 2015 season of the Tom Patterson Theatre is generously provided by Richard Rooney & Laura Dinner.

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Gord Rand
    Oedipus

    2015: Oedipus in Oedipus Rex. Second season. Stratford: Shadows. Elsewhere: Shaw: nine seasons including Leonard Charteris (The Philanderer), Christy Mahon (The Playboy of the Western World), Trofimov (The Cherry Orchard). U.S. première of The Invention of Love (A.C.T.); Hamlet (Necessary Angel/World Stage); Wide Awake Hearts, Abyss (Tarragon). Other: Factory; NAC; Festival Arts Azimut (Rwanda); PS 122 (New York); Traverse (Edinburgh); Royal Alexandra (playing a naked Ukrainian plutonium dealer, The Innocent Eye Test). Film/TV: David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, ABC's Combat Hospital, The Triumph of Dingus McGraw, Everest, Mayerthorpe, Heartland, Durham County, Death Comes to Town, Sue Thomas FBEye, Republic of Doyle. Awards: Dora Award, The Innocent Eye Test; Dora-nominated playwright of Pond Life, Orgy in the Lighthouse. Online: Twitter: @GordRand; goodnessinrwanda.com. Et cetera: Presently directing second feature documentary War Dog; developing Pond Life into feature film; part of comedy duo The Trophy Wives; writer-in-residence at Tarragon, producing his play The Trouble With Mr Adams.

    Yanna McIntosh
    Jocasta
    2015: Mrs. van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank and Jocasta in Oedipus Rex. 10th season. Stratford: Cleopatra, Elektra, Cymbeline (Queen), Richard III, The Little Years, The Winter's Tale, Dangerous Liaisons, Lady Macbeth, Dream (Titania), The Trojan Women (Helen), Palmer Park, The Illusion. Elsewhere: The Seagull (Crow's Theatre); Remedy (Global); Speaking in Tongues (Company Theatre); This, Syringa Tree, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew (Canadian Stage); Ruined (Obsidian/Nightwood - Dora Award); Cloud 9 (Mirvish); Stuff Happens (Studio 180); Mary Stuart, Phèdre (Soulpepper); The Monument (Obsidian); Hedda Gabler (Volcano); Belle (Factory/NAC); Generous, Skylight (Tarragon - Dora); Valley Song (New Globe - Dora); Love's Labour's Lost, The Bear (NAC); Lambton Kent (Volcano/Edinburgh Festival); Tartuffe (ART); Trace (co-writer/performer); guest teacher/director (NTS; Humber College). Film/TV: Working the Engels, This Is Wonderland, Riverdale (CBC); Hemlock Grove (Netflix); Suits (USA); Listener, Doomstown - Gemini Award (CTV); The Line (TMN); The Sentinel, Finn's Girl, A Raisin in the Sun.
    Nigel Bennett
    Teiresias, Shepherd
    2015: Sir Charles Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer, Teiresias, Shepherd in Oedipus Rex and appears in The Diary of Anne Frank. Fifth season. Stratford: Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, The Thrill, Richard III, Cymbeline, The Merry Wives of Windsor, King of Thieves, Peter Pan. Elsewhere (selected): Grand, London: Calendar Girls, Kingfisher Days. Grand, Kingston: Blue/Orange. MTC/Mirvish: Medea. Neptune: Scrooge, Art, Closer, Hamlet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Retreat from Moscow, A Few Good Men, The Price, The Goat, The Sound of Music, Betrayal. Wyndham's (London, England): The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. World tour of The Last Confession. Film/TV (selected): Saving Hope, The Border, Lexx, Murdoch Mysteries, Forever Knight, Hotel Metropolitan, Psi Factor, Strike!, Murder at 1600, The Skulls, Narrow Margin, The Kennedys, Counterstrike, Sea Wolf. Awards: Gemini, Best Supporting Actor, 1996; ACTRA Maritimes Award, Best Actor, 2008 and 2009. Other: Co-author, Keeper of the King, His Father's Son, Siege Perilous. Online: www.blackhatstation.com.
    Christopher Morris
    Kreon

    2015: Mr. Dussel in The Diary of Anne Frank, Kreon in Oedipus Rex and understudy in She Stoops to Conquer. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, March Hare/Narrator in Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Tony Blair in Stuff Happens (2014-15 English Theatre Acting Ensemble, National Arts Centre); John in After Miss Julie (Red One Theatre); Civility (Necessary Angel); Pyrrus in Andromache (Necessary Angel/Luminato); Laertes/Player Queen in Hamlet (Necessary Angel/World Stage). Film/TV: Murdoch Mysteries.Training: Queen's University, Trinity College, Dublin. Awards: 2012 Canada Council John Hirsch Prize for Directing, 2008 K.M. Hunter Award for Theatre. Et cetera: Artistic Director of Human Cargo: humancargo.ca. Upcoming: Director and co-playwright of Dust, a Human Cargo/Crow's Theatre co-production at Buddies in Bad Times, November 2015.

    Daniel Briere
    2015: Dick Muggins, Jeremy in She Stoops to Conquer and appears in The Diary of Anne Frank and Oedipus Rex. Third season. Stratford: Eros in Antony and Cleopatra, Robert Faulconbridge in King John, Ensign in Mother Courage, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Bicarat in The Three Musketeers, Leonardo in The Merchant of Venice. Elsewhere: Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Red One/Storefront Theatre), Ashley in Gone with the Wind (Manitoba Theatre Centre), Dorante in The Game of Love and Chance (Odyssey Theatre), Todd in Courageous (New Stages), Art in The Mail Order Bride (Blyth Festival), Borachio/Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing (Driftwood Theatre). Film/TV: Guest appearances on Rookie Blue, The Bridge and Murdoch Mysteries. Training: Mount Royal College Performance Program, National Theatre School of Canada. Online: Twitter: @DanielJackB. Et cetera: Daniel would like to thank Katie, Debra and Denis for all of their love and support!
    Kevin Bundy
    Messenger
    2015: Mr. van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, Jack Slang in She Stoops to Conquer and Messenger in Oedipus Rex. Fifth season. Stratford: Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Mad Hatter), Hay Fever (David Bliss), Christina, The Girl King (Chanut), Hamlet (Rosencrantz), As You Like It (Touchstone), The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), Sweet Bird of Youth (Scotty). Elsewhere: The Millionairess, His Girl Friday, Three Men on a Horse, Harlequinade, The Plow and the Stars, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Easy Virtue, Heartbreak House (Shaw Festival); Parfumerie, A Christmas Carol, The Time of Your Life, The Importance of Being Earnest, King Lear, Glengarry Glen Ross, Jitters, Our Town, The Odd Couple, The Chairs (Soulpepper); Boy Gets Girl, How I Learned to Drive, Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Angels in America (Joe Pitt) (Canadian Stage); The Constant Wife, August: Osage County (Citadel); Holiday, All My Sons (Theatre Calgary); The Clockmaker (Tarragon). Awards: Dora Award. Training: National Theatre School.
    Lally Cadeau
    Servant
    2015: Pimple in She Stoops to Conquer and Servant in Oedipus Rex. 12th season. Stratford: Mrs. Lottie Child (Crazy for You), Filumena (Filumena), Juno Boyle (Juno and the Paycock), Jean Brodie (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), The Woman (The Human Voice), Mrs. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Ruth Draper (a compilation), Maxine (The Night of the Iguana), Big Mama (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). Elsewhere: Citadel Theatre: Dotty (Noises Off), Mrs. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Sister Aloysius (Doubt). Canadian Stage: Eduardo's Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Dora Award); Rose (Rose) (Dora Award). Film and TV: Harvest (DuMaurier ACTRA Best Newcomer to Television), You've Come a Long Way, Katie (ACTRA, Gemini), Aunt Janet (Road to Avonlea) (ACTRA). Seven seasons as Kate Brown in Hangin' In, and many pleasant years in the world of radio commercials and drama. She's very happy to be a part of the 2015 season.
    Ryan Field

    2015: Mr. Kraler in The Diary of Anne Frank, Tom Twist, Oliver in She Stoops to Conquer and appears in Oedipus Rex. Fourth season. Stratford: King John (James Gurney), Mother Courage, Antony and Cleopatra, Henry V, Wanderlust, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Peter Simple), Twelfth Night (Valentine). Birmingham Conservatory: The Winter's Tale (Camillo), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck). Elsewhere: The Postman Walks (artistic contributor) (Appledore Productions); Oil and Water (Artistic Fraud); (re)Birth: E.E. Cummings in Song, Oh What a Lovely War, Window on Toronto, A Chorus of Disapproval, She Stoops to Conquer (Soulpepper); Hair (Canadian Stage); The Taming of the Shrew (ShakespeareWorks). Film/TV (favourites): Hannibal (Roland Umber) (NBC); The Space (TVOKids host/producer); The Ladies' Man (Young Leon Phelps) (Paramount); System Crash (YTV). Radio/Recordings: Steam Whistle; Tommy Zoom, TVOKids. Training: Claude Watson School for the Arts, RCM Canada, George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory. Online: @RyanFieldActor. Et cetera: Ryan is a recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award. His music is on iTunes.

    Deidre Gillard-Rowlings
    Chorus Leader
    2015: Landlady Noll Stingo in She Stoops to Conquer, Chorus Leader in Oedipus Rex and appears in The Diary of Anne Frank. Second season. Stratford: Yvette in Mother Courage and appeared in King John and Antony and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Myra Bennett (Tempting Providence, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador); Gnat (Alice Through the Looking-Glass, NAC); Katherine (The Taming of the Shrew), Nurse (Romeo and Juliet) (New Curtain); Minnie (Salvage, Artistic Fraud); Beatrice (The Servant of Two Masters, Wonderbolt); Christine (How it Works, PTE); Mary (Rocking the Cradle, Tarragon); Holly (Kiss the Sun, Kiss the Moon, WCTC); Marilyn (The Battery, Poverty Cove); Helen (February, Rising Tide); Agnes (Marion Bridge, Bare Boards). Film/TV: Heyday!, Republic of Doyle, Last of the Snow, Four Sisters (shorts). Radio/Recordings: The Grey Islands, Hard Light (Rattling Books). Training: BFA, Memorial University, Newfoundland. Et cetera: Deidre is a founding member of Bare Boards Theatre, a company based in Newfoundland, committed to creating contemporary theatre with Spartan and inventive methods.
    Brad Hodder

    2015: Young Charles Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer and appears in The Diary of Anne Frank and Oedipus Rex. Fourth season. Stratford: Edmund in King Lear, Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cassio in Othello, O'Kelly in Mary Stuart and appeared in The Beaux' Stratagem, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline and Elektra. Elsewhere: Hohenzollern in The Prince of Homburg (TIFT); Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Neptune); Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Grand); Paul in Hail (RCAT); Freder in Pains of Youth, Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Ernest in The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine (c2c); Sin in Fear of Flight (Artistic Fraud); Clarke in No Man's Land (Rising Tide). Directing: Henry IV, Part 1, Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Perchance); The Leisure Society, Autobahn, The Stendhal Syndrome (c2c). Film/TV: Reign (CW); Republic of Doyle, Diverted, Above and Beyond (CBC). Training: BFA (Acting), University of Alberta; Birmingham Conservatory.

    Clara Kittmer
    Antigone

    2015: Antigone in Oedipus Rex. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Clara performed in the recent Stratford Community Players production of Cinderella. Training: Clara has taken ballet and acro with Infinity Dance for two years. Et cetera: Clara is thrilled to be a part of the Stratford Festival this season and is looking forward to working with and learning from such talented people. She is a French Immersion student here in Stratford at Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School. In her spare time, she enjoys cross-country running, swimming and spending time with her brother, Seamus. Clara would like to thank her family for all of their love and support.

    Ella McBoyle
    Understudy

    2015: Understudy in Oedipus Rex. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Previously at Stratford, Ella was happy to be asked to record the pre-show announcement for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Et cetera: She loves to read (to visit other worlds), swim (it feels like flying) and play violin (she prefers lifting pop songs to practising concertos). She happily goes to French Immersion school here in Stratford (as she happily does most things). Ella is thrilled to be part of the 2015 Festival season. Ella's sister, Beatrice, is her best friend and she thanks her for being awesome, just like the rest of her family.

    André Morin

    2015: Peter van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, Diggory, Little Aminadab in She Stoops to Conquer and appears in Oedipus Rex. Third season. Stratford: Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, Young Son in Mother Courage and Her Children, French Herald in King John, Petruchio in Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Anselmo in Man of La Mancha (Theatre by the Bay); Henry in Next to Normal (Clearwater Theatre); Malcolm in The Full Monty (Moonpath Productions). Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory. Et cetera: "Much love to all my friends and family, and many thanks to Mom, Dad, Alex, Daniel, Grandma, Caroline, Frank and Shari."

    Karack Osborn
    2015: Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer, appears in Oedipus Rex  and understudy in The Diary of Anne Frank.  Second season. Stratford: Antony and Cleopatra, Mother Courage and Her Children, King John. Elsewhere: Chicago Shakespeare Theater (A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew), Steppenwolf Theatre Company (workshop - The March), Shattered Globe Theatre (Happy Now?), Hartford Stage Company (The Crucible), Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (House of Gold), Highlands Playhouse, Wisconsin Theatreworks (The Buddy Holly Story) and the Adler Studio (La Ronde, Pow'rful Rhyme). As a musician, Karack has also been seen around the United States with The Winter Dance Party, the official recreation of the final tour of Buddy Holly. Training: Birmingham Conservatory 2013-2015, The School at Steppenwolf and The Stella Adler Studio. Online: Twitter: @KarackOsborn. Et cetera: "Love to family, Kameron and the WP2010. Love and thanks always to Brian."
    Amelia Phillips
    Ismene

    2015: Ismene in Oedipus Rex. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Children's Chorus (London Girl, Mermaid, Pirate, Ugg-a-Wugg) in Peter Pan - A Traditional British Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Townsperson and Horse in Cinderella (Stratford Community Players); Peter's Shadow and Warrior in Peter Pan, Lullaby League, Jitterbug and Poppy in The Wizard of Oz (Open Mike Studio, St. Michael Secondary School). Training: Dance Aarts Academy, singing with Wendy Ewert, Lord Chamberlain's Company (Stratford Festival), Play On… and Playmakers! Theatre School summer programs. Et cetera: A French Immersion student, Amelia loves to perform and is excited to perform in her hometown! "Special thanks to everyone who believed in and had a part in this goal - Mom, Dad and Austin, and my school, dance and extended families! Shout-out to my br-ousin who isn't old enough to watch." 

    Paul Rowe
    Understudy

    2015: Alfred in She Stoops to Conquer and appears in Oedipus Rex. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Andrews/Louis St. Laurent in The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (Artistic Fraud);  Leontes in The Winter's Tale, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Rising Tide Theatre); Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, King Henry in Henry IV, Part 2, Antonio in The Tempest, Cléante in Tartuffe (Perchance Theatre Co.). Directing: All's Well That Ends Well and Cymbeline for Shakespeare by the Sea. Film/TV: Republic of Doyle, Duley Gardens, Gullages, Diverted, Behind the Wall, Making Love in St. Pierre. Awards: Finalist for the Winterset Award for his novel The Silent Time

    Tyrone Savage
    2015: George Hastings in She Stoops to Conquer and appears in The Diary of Anne Frank and Oedipus Rex. Fifth season. Stratford: Simon Bliss (Hay Fever), Lion (Alice Through the Looking-Glass), Lorenzo (The Merchant of Venice), Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet), Jussac (The Three Musketeers), Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing), Gloucester (Henry V), Floyd (The Grapes of Wrath). Elsewhere: A Life in the Theatre, Wait Until Dark, Howie the Rookie, The Zoo Story,The Bear, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Arcadia, Jerry Springer - The Opera, A Musical Called Robin Hood, Miss Julie, At the Black Pig's Dyke, The Warrior Bard, This Bloody Business, Yerma, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Film/TV: Wind at My Back, Instant Star, Total Drama Island, Stoked, Redwall. Directing: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Shrew (Red One). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, Circle in the Square. Online: Twitter: @savageuponavon. Tyrone is a founding member of Red One Theatre Collective and Storefront Theatre. www.redonetheatre.com. www.thestorefronttheatre.com.
    Laura Schutt

    2015: Brigit in She Stoops to Conquer and appears in The Diary of Anne Frank  and Oedipus Rex. Second season. Stratford: King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem.  Elsewhere: Mrs. Perks in The Railway Children (Marquis/Mirvish), Lydia Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (The Grand Theatre), Kellyanne in Pobby and Dingan (YPT), Anne Catherick in The Woman in White (Theatre Aquarius), Eloise in The Eyes of Heaven (Blyth Festival). Film/TV: Copper (BBC America); The Kennedys (Muse Entertainment); Murdoch Mysteries (City TV); Rookie Blue (ABC). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre (2013-2104 and 2014-2015); George Brown Theatre School; Meadows School of the Arts (Southern Methodist University). Et cetera: Laura would like to thank her father for his never-ending love and support and dedicates her time in Stratford to the memory of her mother. 

    Shannon Taylor
    Priest

    2015: Margot Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, Rose in She Stoops to Conquer and Priest in Oedipus Rex. Second season. Stratford: Liesl in The Sound of Music; Inherit the Wind. Elsewhere: The Road to Mecca (Soulpepper); Pride and Prejudice (National Arts Centre/Theatre Calgary); True (Criminal Theatre/Aluna Theatre); Salt-Water Moon (Thousand Islands Playhouse); When the World Was Green, The Jones Boy (surface/underground theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Little Women: The Musical, The Three Musketeers (Citadel Theatre); The Madonna Painter (Factory Theatre); Johnny Belinda, Pygmalion (Montgomery Theatre, P.E.I.); Scenes from the Bathhouse, Emily, The Inspector General (Talk Is Free Theatre). Recordings: Première CD recording of Cyrano featuring Brent Carver and David Rogers. Training: Birmingham Conservatory; Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program; Ryerson Theatre School (BFA). Awards: Dora nomination for The Jones Boy (Outstanding Performance). Et cetera: "Deepest gratitude to my family, Martha, Angela and Peter for their love and support."

    Daniel Brooks
    Director
    2015: Director of Oedipus Rex. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: As a writer, director and performer he has collaborated with a wide range of artists. His many works include a series of monologues created with Daniel MacIvor, multi-media work with Rick Miller, direction of work by John Mighton, Beckett, Mamet and Goethe, the musical The Drowsy Chaperone, and many creations including Insomnia, The Eco Show, The Good Life, Bigger Than Jesus, Pokey Jones, Divisadero and a series of plays created with Don McKellar and Tracy Wright (The Augusta Company). He was co-artistic director of The Augusta Company and artistic director of Necessary Angel from 2003 to 2012, and is currently an associate artist at Soulpepper, where he teaches. His work has toured across Canada and around the world. Awards: His many awards include the Siminovitch Prize.
    Camellia Koo
    Set Designer
    2015: Set designer of Oedipus Rex. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Set designs for The Stepmother, One Touch of Venus, In Good King Charles's Golden Days, Trifles, Peace in Our Time, The Sea, Lady from the Sea (Shaw Festival). Set and costume designs for East of Berlin, This is War, A God in Need of Help (Tarragon); The Ugly One (Theatre Smash); The Wanderers (Cahoots); collaborations with fu-GEN, Young People's Theatre, Obsidian and others. Opera: The Bremen Town Musicians (Canadian Opera Company); Macbeth (Minnesota Opera); Tales of Hoffmann (Edmonton Opera); Maria Stuarda (Pacific Opera Victoria); The Lighthouse (Boston Lyric Opera); La Bohème, The Turn of the Screw, Pelléas et Mélisande (Against the Grain). Training: Ryerson University, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Awards: Six Dora Awards, Sterling Award, Chalmers Award, 2006 Siminovitch Protégé Award, third-prize team, European Opera-Directing Prize (2011). 

    Victoria Wallace
    Costume Designer
    2015: Costume designer of Oedipus Rex. 11th season. Elsewhere: Costume design: Tartuffe, Endgame, The Barber of Seville, The Royal Comedians, Three Sisters, The Lesson/The Bald Soprano (Soulpepper Theatre); Peace in Our Time (Shaw Festival); Macbeth (Canadian Stage). Set and costume design: Happy Days, And Up They Flew (Theatre Columbus); The Bear/Swoon (Canadian Opera Company Ensemble); Ward 6, In the Ravine (Theatre Smith-Gilmour); Early August, The Outdoor Donnellys (Blyth Festival); The Price (Segal Centre, Montreal); Love's Labour's Lost (Memorial University, Newfoundland). Training: York University, Fine Art; Ryerson Theatre School, Production. Awards: Dora Award for Outstanding Costume Design, The Bald Soprano (Soulpepper Theatre).

    Michael Walton
    Lighting Designer
    2015: Lighting designer of Hamlet, The Sound of Music, Oedipus Rex and Love's Labour's Lost. 11th season. Stratford: King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2009, 2014), Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, The Three Musketeers, Henry V, The Matchmaker, A Word or Two, Twelfth Night, The Misanthrope, The Tempest, As You Like It, King of Thieves, Macbeth, Hamlet (2008). Elsewhere: Così Fan Tutte, directed by Atom Egoyan (Canadian Opera Company); A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/Stratford, Los Angeles); Albert Herring (Vancouver Opera/Pacific Opera); Maria Stuarda (Pacific Opera); Enron, The Year of Magical Thinking (NAC); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse, California); The Other Place, Harper Reagan, Venus in Fur, Cruel and Tender (Canadian Stage); Glenn, A Tender Thing, 'Night Mother (Soulpepper); Peter and the Starcatcher (WCT); Mary Poppins, Next to Normal (Citadel/Theatre Calgary); One Man, Two Guvnors, The Rocky Horror Show (Citadel). 

    Alexander MacSween
    Composer and Sound Designer
    2015: Composer and sound designer for Oedipus Rex. Second season. Theatre: Marie Brassard's The Darkness, Peepshow, The Glass Eye, The Invisible, La fureur de ce que je pense; François Girard's The Hunting Gun; Brigitte Haentjens' Woyzeck, Douleur exquise; Robert Lepage's Zulu Time; Wajdi Mouawad's Des Femmes; Necessary Angel's Hamlet, Divisadero. Dance: Natasha Bakht's White Space, Dafeena; Ame Henderson/Public Recordings' What We Are Saying; Montréal Danse's Le Ciel brûlant des heures; José Navas's Portable Dances, Anatomies, Dénouement; Paul-André Fortier's Misfit Blues; Naomi Stikeman's Çaturn. Film:Dafeena (Mouvement Perpetuel), Cinéma des aveugles (Daniel Canty/Metafilms), Dances for Dzama (Dana Gingras). Recordings: Many recordings as drummer, electronic musician and/or composer with, among others, Fortner Anderson, Bionic, Foodsoon, Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra, The Nils, Pest 5000, Sam Shalabi and Martin Tétreault. Alexander's latest recording is The Squiggle Game (2014, &records). Online: www.alexandermacsween.com.
    John Stead
    Fight Director
    2015: Head of Stage Combat. Fight director of Hamlet, The Physicists, The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel, The Adventures of PericlesShe Stoops to Conquer  and The Taming of the Shrew. 22nd season. Stratford: Fight director of over 150 productions. Elsewhere: Worked as a fight director across North America on over 500 professional productions, including 15 seasons with the Shaw Festival. Film/TV: Stunt coordinator and action director on over 375 films and television episodes. Teaching: Taught at numerous universities and colleges, including the National Theatre School of Canada. 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 Festival); Judges' Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival); Best Short First Runner-Up (Ticket to Hollywood International Film and Screenplay Festival); and nominated for a Best Short Award (Directors' Guild of Canada). Online: www.johnstead.com. John Stead on IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0824093/. Et cetera: Master instructor with the Academy of Dramatic Combat.
    Shona Morris
    Movement Director
    2015: Head of Movement. Movement for Hamlet, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Taming of the Shrew and Oedipus Rex. Seventh season. Stratford: Coach, 2003 to 2013; movement director of King John, Mother Courage, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, Peter Pan, The Winter's Tale, Dangerous Liaisons, King Lear, Agamemnon, Electra, The Flies. Elsewhere: Watford Palace Theatre: co-director: Love Me Do, Sleeping Beauty (2014); movement director: Jefferson's Garden (2015), Perfect Match, Override, Our Father, My Mother Said, The Dresser, An English Tragedy, As You Like It, Lysistrata. Chichester Festival: Twelfth Night, Nicholas Nickleby (Toronto/Gielgud Theatre). Io Theatre: The Snow Spider. Director: Swine (National Theatre Studio). Actor: National Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Nottingham Playhouse, Tricycle Theatre, Paines Plough, Joint Stock, Shared Experience. Training: RAD ballet; Bristol University, drama/English; Ecole Jacques Lecoq; Trish Arnold. Awards: Time Out Award; Fringe First. Et cetera: Teaches movement, mask and chorus at RADA and Drama Centre London.
    Ted Witzel
    Assistant Director
    2015: Assistant director of Oedipus Rex. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ted has worked making theatre in Vancouver, Montreal, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Stuttgart, Ingolstadt, Baden-Baden and Bad Hersfeld. He runs an independent theatre company in Toronto called the red light district, with whom he is currently in residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Harbourfront Centre. Some recent directing credits: YUKONSTYLE, The Taming of the Shrew  (Canadian Stage). With the red light district: the marquise of O- (Harbourfront Centre/HATCH); LULU // aspects of a femme fatale (Buddies); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, SUDDENLY Last Summer, the WITCH of edmonton, WOYZECK, The Misanthrope. Training: Ted was in the inaugural cohort of the York University and Canadian Stage MFA in stage direction. Online: www.theredlightdistrict.ca.

    Francesca Callow
    Assistant Designer
    2015: Assistant designer of Oedipus Rex. Eighth season. Stratford: Francesca spent seven years working as a design assistant and designer at the Stratford Festival. Elsewhere: In 2004, she moved to England to work for the BBC and Channel 4. While in England she studied Architectural History at Oxford University and Historic Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. In London, she 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. She also volunteered as a caseworker for Save Britain's Heritage and the Victorian Society. Her next project is to develop plans and build, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, a prototype Tiny House to be used as an educational tool to promote sustainable and affordable housing. 

    Jareth Li
    Assistant Lighting Designer
    2015: Assistant lighting designer of The Physicists, The Adventures of Pericles, Oedipus Rex and The Alchemist. Fifth season. Stratford: Assistant lighting designer of Man of La Mancha; Alice Through the Looking-Glass; Hay Fever; Tommy; Othello; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Little Years; Shakespeare's Will; Hosanna. Elsewhere: Recent lighting design credits include Mourning Dove (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Dangerous Liaisons (Red One Collective); The Widow (SummerWorks); 48 Hour Dance (Fresh Collective); The Harrowing (Clock Tower); Disco Pigs (A Lasting Dose Productions). Associate lighting designer of Just for Laughs (Canadian tour); Gita Govinda (Menaka Thakkar Dance Company). Assistant lighting designer with the Canadian Opera Company for five seasons. Training: York University - Theatre Design and Technical Production. Awards: Guthrie Award, Wally Russell Training Internship. Et cetera: Instructor at York University. Jareth is training for his outdoor climbing guide/instructor certification.

    Geoff Scovell
    Associate Fight Director
    2015: Associate fight director of Hamlet, The Physicists, The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel, The Adventures of PericlesShe Stoops to Conquer  and The Taming of the Shrew. Fifth season. Stratford: Associate fight director (selected): King Lear, Crazy for You, King John, Man of La Mancha, Alice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, Othello, The Thrill. Assistant fight director: Fiddler on the Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Count of Monte Cristo. Elsewhere: Fight director: Don Giovanni (Royal Conservatory); Gas (Next Stage); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC); The Godot Cycle (Yes Let's Go); Mirandolina (Soulpepper); Romeo and Juliet (ShakespeareWorks). Film/TV: Stunt performer: 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Covert Affairs, Pompeii, Robocop, Reign, Orphan Black, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassins Creed: Unity, Carrie, Total Recall, Being Human, XIII the series, Lost GirlTraining: BFA, Ryerson University. Awards: Paddy Crean: excellence in stage combat. Online: @GeoffScovell. Et cetera: "Thank you to Kasia and John for all your continued support and guidance."
    Judy Farthing
    Stage Manager
    2015: Stage manager of Oedipus Rex. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: 17 seasons with the Shaw Festival, production stage manager from 2003 to 2011. Favourite productions with the Shaw Festival include My Fair Lady, Gypsy, You Can't Take It With You, Detective Story, All My Sons, Chaplin, The Madras House, Man and Superman, Peter Pan and Lady Windermere's Fan. Numerous productions with The Grand Theatre including The Addams Family: A New Musical, Legally Blonde, The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux, Yankee Tavern, Calendar Girls, The Great Gatsby, Kingfisher Days, The Last Five Years, A Christmas Carol, Anne of Green Gables, She Stoops to Conquer, The Wind in the Willows and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Productions with Drayton Entertainment, Canadian Stage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Mirvish Productions, National Arts Centre, Blyth Festival, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre.
    Kim Lott
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Assistant stage manager of Oedipus Rex. 18th season. Stratford: Selected stage manager credits: The Matchmaker, Titus Andronicus, Evita, West Side Story. Selected assistant stage manager credits: South Pacific, The King and I, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing. Elsewhere: Selected stage manager credits: Ring of Fire, Hannah's Suitcase, Annie, Twist and Shout (Grand Theatre); My Fair Lady (Drayton Entertainment). Selected assistant stage manager credits: The Spitfire Grill, Proof (Grand Theatre); Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Opera Ontario); and The Who'sTommy (Elgin Theatre). A joyful member of Stratford's community choir, Sing for the Joy of It. Et cetera: "To my beautiful angels, thank you for sharing your joy, laughter and unconditional love with me every day. Keep celebrating... and be kind to one another."
    Ann Stuart
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Stage manager of She Stoops to Conquer and assistant stage manager of Oedipus Rex. 34th season. Stratford: Ann has worked in all four of the Festival's theatres on over 70 productions, including 29 of Shakespeare's plays, with Artistic Directors Michael Langham, Robin Phillips, John Neville, David William, Richard Monette and Antoni Cimolino. For the past eight years she has worked as coordinator of the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre under director Martha Henry. Recent Conservatory projects were The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Marti Maraden, and The Winter's Tale, directed by David Latham. Last season an exhibition of her backstage photos, Mine Eye the Witness, was on display at the Festival's Archives. "In memory of my darling daughter, Ellen Ross Stuart (1987-2015), always with me in spirit."
    Ian Michael Costello
    Apprentice Stage Manager
    2015: Apprentice stage manager of Oedipus Rex. Second season. Stratford: Mother Courage, King John, Antony and Cleopatra (production assistant). Elsewhere: Apprentice/assistant stage manager of Anne and Gilbert: The Musical (The Guild, Charlottetown), Shouting (National Theatre School of Canada) and Abegweit: Soul of the Island (Charlottetown Festival). Stage management credits: O Come to Us Emmanuel (Halifax), Les Feux Follets and The Talking Stick (Charlottetown Festival), Three Sisters and The Green Man (National Theatre School of Canada). Training: Ian is a proud graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Roddy Diamond-Maud Whitmore Scholarship (Charlottetown Festival). Et cetera: Ian had the pleasure of stage managing a performance of The Talking Stick for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their first international tour. He would like to thank his friends and family, especially his mom, Charlene. He thanks you for supporting live theatre.
    Michael Hart
    Production Stage Manager
    2015: Production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre and stage manager of The Adventures of Pericles. 20th season. Stratford: Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, The Pirates of Penzance, The Misanthrope, The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, A Delicate Balance, The Duchess of Malfi, The Liar, Fallen Angels, The Swanne: George III (The Death of Cupid), The Swanne: Princess Charlotte (The Acts of Venus), The Swanne: Queen Victoria (The Seduction of Nemesis), High-Gravel-Blind, Eternal Hydra. Elsewhere: Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Pleiades/Buddies); Saint Carmen of The Main (NAC/Canadian Stage); Romeo and Juliet (NAC); Mother Courage and Her Children (NAC/MTC); Trip (GCTC); Wit (Centaur); Pinocchio and The Gin Game (Theatre New Brunswick); Real Live Girl (MTC Warehouse); Schippel the Plumber, Macbeth, Strawberries in January and Einstein's Gift (Grand); Hamlet (Neptune Theatre); Twelfth Night (Fanshawe).
    Janine Ralph
    Production Stage Manager
    2015: Production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre and stage manager of Love's Labour's Lost. 25th season. Stratford: 2014: Production stage manager, Tom Patterson Theatre (Mother Courage, King John, Antony and Cleopatra) and stage manager of A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play. Previously: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Waiting for Godot, Elektra, Richard III, There Reigns Love, The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Gypsy, Carousel, Henry V, An Enemy of the People, One Tiger to a Hill and Henry VIII. Elsewhere: Stage manager of The Sneeze, Talk is Free Theatre, stage manager of Voyage de la Vie, Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, and production stage manager of Pinocchio: The Musical, Singapore Repertory Theatre. She has worked at various theatres in Ontario, including Young People's Theatre, as well as CBC TV, BBC TV and the Asian Games' ceremonies in Qatar.

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