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Avon Theatre
April 24 – October 26
Comedy

PRIVATE LIVES

by Noël Coward
Director Carey Perloff

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY

Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses. Succumbing to raging ex appeal, they run off together to Paris, only to discover all over again – hilariously – that there’s more than one way to drive each other crazy.

The wit of Noël Coward is at its cheekiest in this uproarious romantic comedy, set in a sophisticated world of cocktails, glamour and sparkling repartee.

House Program: Private Lives

Production support is generously provided by M. Fainer.

Support for the 2019 season of the Avon Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.

2019 publicity photography by David Cooper.

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Lucy Peacock
    Amanda Prynne

    2019: Amanda Prynne in Private Lives and Miss Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor. 32nd season. Stratford: Over 75 productions including Coriolanus and Paradise Lost (2018), Ophelia, Rosalind, Viola, Portia, Desdemona, Lady Macbeth, Titania, Beatrice, Gwendolyn, Helena, Duchess of Malfi, Masha, and Mary Stuart. Also Bakkhai, All My Sons, John Gabriel Borkman, She Stoops to Conquer, Hay Fever, The Beaux' Stratagem, Hello, Dolly!, The King and I, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead and Late Night with Lucy. Training: National Theatre School. Author: Limericks by Lucy Peacock as the Duchess of Malfi: Written as She Lay Dead on the Stage. Et cetera: I have been truly blessed and will be forever grateful for the journey through these great stories. Most blessed and most grateful for the real story, my boys, husband Christopher and sons Harrison and Benjamin. 

    Geraint Wyn Davies
    Elyot Chase
    2019: Elyot Chase in Private Lives and Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor. 15th season. Stratford (selected): Sir Toby Belch, Sir Peter Teazle, Falstaff , Fluellen, Claudius, Möbius, Cook (Mother Courage), Antony, Duke Vincentio, Leicester, Cymbeline, Malachi Stack, King Arthur, Stephano, Dylan Thomas, Julius Caesar, Bottom, Polonius, Henry Higgins, Henry V, Bassanio, Tom Fashion, D'Artagnan, Richmond, Edward IV, Hortensio, Antipholus of Syracuse, Pericles. Elsewhere: New York: King Lear (Lincoln Center); Poetic License;Do Not Go Gentle; Women Beware Women (Red Bull); Canadian Stage's Liv Stein, The Elephant Man; Shaw Festival, five seasons; Prospero, Richard III, Cyrano (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Love's Labour's Lost (RSC); Hamlet, Henry VIII (Chichester); An Enemy of the People (Lyric Hammersmith, London); two seasons, Theatr Clwyd's artistic associate (Welsh National Co.). Film/TV (selected): The Scottish Play, ReGenesis, Murdoch Mysteries, 24, Slings and Arrows, Black Harbour, Airwolf, Forever Knight, American Psycho II, Hypercube, One of the Hollywood Ten, Conspiracy of Fear.
    Mike Shara
    Victor Prynne
    2019: Victor Prynne in Private Lives, Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Sheriff Hartman in The Front Page. Eighth season. Stratford: King Lear, Hamlet, The Homecoming, The Matchmaker, Othello, Cymbeline, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cyrano de Bergerac, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Winter's Tale, The Three Musketeers, The Taming of the Shrew. Elsewhere: 10 seasons with the Shaw Festival, appearances at Theatre Calgary, Citadel Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Aquarius, National Arts Centre, Soulpepper Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Tarragon Theatre. Film/TV: Orphan Black, Designated Survivor, Ride, Run to Me, Murdoch Mysteries, Defining Moments, A Very Country Wedding, Whatever Linda, The Gathering. Twitter: @mikeshara. Et cetera: For Carla and Molly, as always.
    Sophia Walker
    Sybil Chase
    2019: Sibyl Chase in Private Lives, Mrs. Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Mrs. Schneller in The Front Page. 11th season. Stratford (selected): Lady Gertrude Chiltern (An Ideal Husband), Calpurnia (To Kill a Mockingbird), Octavius Caesar (Julius Caesar), Julia (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Nerissa (The Merchant of Venice), Charmian (Antony and Cleopatra), Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Lady Macduff (Macbeth), Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Luciana (The Comedy of Errors). Elsewhere: Catarina Loss (recurring) on Shadowhunters, Murdoch Mysteries, Carter Files, Carmilla: The Movie, How to Buy a Baby (web series), Designated Survivor, Guilty Party (miniseries), Black Cop, Carmilla III (web series), 12 Monkeys, Born to Be Blue, Vanessa in The DIVIDE (AMC), Happy One Year (Temple Street/City Life), Salima in Dora-winning production of Ruined (Obsidian/Nightwood). Training: Ryerson University, Birmingham Conservatory, Canadian Film Centre Actors' Conservatory, 2016. Awards: Mary Savidge, Michael Mawson and Jean A. Chalmers awards, 2012 Dora. Et cetera: Love to my family and Gil.
    Sean Arbuckle
    Understudy
    2019: Gmork, Urgl and Engywook in The Neverending Story, Thomas Putnam in The Crucible and understudy in Private Lives. 17th season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, Julius Caesar, The Music Man, A Little Night Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Pericles, King John, The Pirates of Penzance, 42nd Street, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Cabaret, The Trojan Women, The Tempest, As You Like It, Agamemnon, Timon of Athens, The Swanne: Princess Charlotte, London Assurance, Twelfth Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere: The Immigrant (Harold Green), London Road (Canadian Stage), Othello (Segal Centre), The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre), Humble Boy (Pioneer Theatre), Phèdre (ACT), The Spitfire Grill (George Street, world première), A Christmas Carol, The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout), Copenhagen (national tour). Film/TV: 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance, Law & Order. Training: Juilliard.
    Sarah Dodd
    Louise
    2019: Louise in Private Lives, Hostess of The Garter in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Mollie Malloy in The Front Page. 10th season. Stratford: Paradise Lost, The Comedy of Errors, Treasure Island, Romeo and Juliet, The Breathing Hole, The Importance of Being Earnest, House of Atreus trilogy, The Swanne, Richard III, Private Lives, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, The Cherry Orchard, The Alchemist, Julius Caesar, The Seagull, King Lear. Elsewhere (selected): Mustard, The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs, Communion, Humble Boy, The Fall (Tarragon); Domesticated, A Whistle in the Dark, Marion Bridge (Company Theatre); Age of Arousal, The Penelopiad (Nightwood Theatre); Terminus (Outside the March); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Bingo (Factory Theatre). Film/TV: Anne with an E (CBC/Netflix), Reign, Murdoch Mysteries. Training: George Brown Theatre School. Awards: Two Dora Awards, three nominations; Mary Savidge Award and a Jerry. Et cetera: Huge love and thanks to Max and Jay.
    Ijeoma Emesowum
    Understudy
    2019: Maya in The Neverending Story, Tituba in The Crucible and understudy in Private Lives. Fifth season. Stratford: Diaphanta in The Changeling, Cupid in Timon of Athens, Phebe in As You Like It, Maria in Love's Labour's Lost, Jackie Coryton in Hay Fever, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Hypochondriac, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Antony and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: A Christmas Carol (Theatre New Brunswick); five seasons with Shaw Festival including Major Barbara, Serious Money, Ragtime, The Admirable Crichton, The Women, The Devil's Disciple, Born Yesterday; Binti's Journey (Theatre Direct); The Aftermath (Nightwood Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in High Park, Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Antony and Cleopatra, Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Timon of Athens (Stratford Festival HD). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre; BFA, University of Windsor. Online: Twitter: @UsoIje. Et cetera: All for the love of Jake and Z.
    Jennifer Rider-Shaw
    Understudy
    2019: Uyulala in The Neverending Story, Mercy Lewis in The Crucible and understudy in Private Lives. Ninth season. Stratford: The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), HMS Pinafore (Josephine), A Chorus Line (Maggie), A Little Night Music (Quintet), The Sound of Music, Tommy (Sally Simpson), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita. Elsewhere: For Yes Theatre: Carrie: The Musical (Chris). For RMTC: Cabaret (Frenchie). For the Charlottetown Festival: Anne of Green Gables (Josie Pye). For the Grand Theatre: Elf. For Ross Petty Productions: Robin Hood. For Theatre Aquarius: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Recordings: Carousel cast recording, Stratford (2015). Training: Music Theatre Performance (Sheridan Institute), Acting (Red Deer College). Online: Instagram @jenridershaw. Et cetera: Thanks to Bruce and the Talent House gang, Dad, Mom, Robert and Ronald - love you!
    Andrew Robinson
    Understudy
    2019: Artax, A Bully in The Neverending Story, Hopkins in The Crucible and understudy in Private Lives. Fifth season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, The Merchant of Venice, King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, Antony and Cleopatra, Mother Courage and Her Children. Elsewhere: Our Ajax, Intuition of Iphigenia, Elektra in Bosnia (Women and War - Greece tour); Or Not to Be (RST); Machina Nuptialis (CORPUS); Bent (Theatre Engine); Russian Dolls (Buddies/Rhubarb). Film/TV: The Strain, Murdoch Mysteries.Training: Birmingham Conservatory, Ryerson Theatre School. Awards: Lindsay Thomas Award, Tyrone Guthrie Award. Et cetera: Author of two plays produced in Buddies' Rhubarb Festival. "Thanks always to my mum, Anita."
    Carey Perloff
    Director
    2019: Director of Private Lives. Third season. Stratford: John Gabriel Borkman (2016); Phèdre (2009). Elsewhere: Artistic Director Emerita, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco (1993-2018); Artistic Director, Classic Stage Company, New York (1988-1992). Director: award-winning productions of contemporary and classical plays across U.S. and Canada including A Thousand Splendid Suns; American premières by Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Timberlake Wertenbaker; new interpretations of Ibsen, Schiller, Webster, Euripides, Gorky, Gogol, Beckett, Sophocles and Molière. Creator: Tosca Café (Canadian tour, 2011). Playwright: The Fit, Kinship, Luminescence Dating, The Colossus of Rhodes, Higher. Author: Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater (City Lights Press, 2015, "SF One City One Book" Award). Education: BA in Classics and Comparative Literature, Stanford University; Fulbright Fellow at Oxford University. Et cetera: Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres; Honorary Doctorate, University of San Francisco. Online: careyperloff.com.
    Ken MacDonald
    Set Designer
    2019: Set designer of Private Lives. Fourth season. Stratford: Wanderlust, Moby Dick, The Trespassers. Elsewhere (selected): The Overcoat - A Musical Retailoring (Canadian Stage/Vancouver Opera/Tapestry); The Barber of Seville, Macbeth (Pacific Opera Victoria); Threepenny Opera, The Rake's Progress, Susannah (Vancouver Opera); A Thousand Splendid Suns (ACT, Theatre Calgary, Grand Theatre, Old Globe San Diego, Seattle Repertory Theatre); Anything Goes, Sovereignty, The Shoplifters (Arena Stage); Engaged, Our Town, Sweet Charity, Arms and the Man, Our Betters, Doctor's Dilemma (Shaw); Parfumerie, 'Night Mother, Blithe Spirit, The Government Inspector (Soulpepper); The Arsonists, The Overcoat, Vigil (Canadian Stage); Sextet, Amorous Adventures of Anatol, Marry Me a Little, Benevolence, The Dishwashers (Tarragon); The Shoplifters, The Waiting Room, Hamlet, Art (Arts Club); The Shoplifters (Centaur). Awards: Gemini Award, Outstanding Production Design, The Overcoat; two Dora Awards, a Betty Mitchell Award, 17 Jessie Richardson Awards. Online: kenandmorris.com.
    Christina Poddubiuk
    Costume Designer
    2019: Designer of Private Lives. 16th season. Stratford: Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, John Gabriel Borkman, Phèdre, All's Well That Ends Well and Hamlet. Elsewhere: Designed many productions for the Shaw Festival including Pygmalion (costumes), Faith Healer, Come Back Little Sheba, On the Rocks and A Moon for the Misbegotten; The Wars (Grand Theatre); La Traviata (Manitoba Opera/Edmonton Opera/Pacific Opera/Vancouver Opera/Opéra de Montréal); The Audience (RMTC/Mirvish); The Light in the Piazza (Theatre Calgary); Don Quichotte (COC); Lucia di Lammermoor, Tosca, Capriccio (Pacific Opera Victoria); Romeo and Juliet (Denver Center Theater); A Doll's House Part 2, Venus in Fur, A Tender Thing (Belfry Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (NAC); many productions for Soulpepper including the inaugural season's Don Carlos; Love's Labour's Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello (Chicago Shakespeare). Training: McGill University and the National Theatre School. Online: punchandjudy.ca.
    Kimberly Purtell
    Lighting Designer
    2019: Lighting designer of Private Lives, Mother's Daughter and The Front Page. 11th season. Stratford: Brontë: The World Without, Timon of Athens, The Virgin Trial, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Breath of Kings: Rebellion, Breath of Kings: Redemption, Bunny, The Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, The Last Wife, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Man of La Mancha, Christina, The Girl King, Waiting for Godot, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Little Years, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Elsewhere: Arena Stage, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Mirvish Productions, Soulpepper, National Arts Centre, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Theatre Calgary, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Philadelphia, Edmonton Opera, Necessary Angel, Studio 180, Crow's Theatre, among many others. Awards: Pauline McGibbon Award, three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and a Montreal English Theatre Award.
    Laura Burton
    Music Director
    2019: Music director of Private Lives and Little Shop of Horrors. 40th season. Stratford: The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Charlie Brown, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Composer of numerous productions including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Memoir and Inherit the Wind. Elsewhere: Musical director: Rich and Famous (director John Rando), A Christmas Carol (director Carey Perloff) (ACT San Francisco); Oliver!, The Music Man (Citadel Theatre, director Robin Phillips); Brent Carver in Concert (Soulpepper). Composer: I Am My Own Wife (NAC); Don Carlos (Soulpepper); Cyrano (Citadel Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire (Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia). Awards: 2014 Tyrone Award and five Guthrie Awards (Stratford Festival), two Sterling Awards (Citadel) and nominated for Music Direction (San Francisco Bay Awards).
    Thomas Ryder Payne
    Sound Designer
    2019: Sound designer of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Private Lives11th season. Stratford: The Tempest, Napoli Milionaria!, Timon of Athens, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe, Macbeth, The Hypochondriac, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem, Othello, The Matchmaker, The Little Years. Elsewhere: Designs for Mirvish, BIBT, Soulpepper, Shaw, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Factory, TPM, NAC, Blyth Festival, RMTC, Theatre Calgary, GCTC, Nightwood, Modern Times, Aluna, Crow's and many others. Film: 7A, Blood Harvest, Hero.Traitor.Patriot, Alegra & Jim, Robert's Circle. Training: Studied composition with James Tenney, Honours BA, York University. Awards: 19 nominations and two Dora Awards for Sound Design and Composition. Et cetera: Started as a songwriter with a four-track tape machine and still endlessly fascinated with the storytelling possibilities of layered sound.
    Anita Nittoly
    Fight Director
    2019: Fight Director for the 2019 season. Fourth season. Stratford: 2013: assistant fight director; 2017: associate fight director; 2018: associate fight director. Elsewhere: Centaur Theatre (2019 - The Last Wife, 2018 - Successions, 2017 - The 39 Steps), Carousel Players (2019 - Whole World), Blyth Festival (2018 season), Outside the March/The Company Theatre (2018 - Jerusalem), Canadian Opera Company (2014/15/16). Anita is the stage combat instructor at the National Theatre School in Montréal and teaches workshops year-round across southern Ontario. Anita also works as a stunt performer and stunt actor in the film and TV industry. Selected credits: Enhanced, Teen Titans, The Boys, Dark Matter, KIN, Designated Survivor, 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries.
    Sara-Jeanne Hosie
    Choreographer
    2019: Choreographer of Private Lives. Third season. Stratford: Assistant director, A Little Night Music; assistant director to Robert McQueen, Man of La Mancha. Direction/Choreography: Kiss of the Spider Woman (choreography - Eclipse Theatre); Out of Order (Drayton); Godspell, Blood Brothers, Altar Boyz, SUDS (Arts Club); Alice vs. Wonderland, My Fair Lady (Bluebridge); Into the Woods, Wintertime, West Side Story (CCPA); The Buddy Holly Story, Chickens (Chemainus). Actor (selected): The Villian Sulphura, The Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty); Alison Bechdel, Canadian première, Fun Home; Kate, Wild Party; Dr. Charlotte, Falsettos; Mary Poppins; Sally Bowles; Patsy Cline; Fantine; Velma Kelly; Adelaide; Audrey; Ms Shields, Christmas Story; Betty, White Christmas; Rona, Spelling Bee. Upcoming: Miss Stacey, Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). Recordings: In Case You Didn't Know. Online: sjhosie.com. Et cetera: Thank you to the Talent House, and love to my wonderful Kevin.
    Geoff Scovell
    Associate Fight Director
    2019: Associate fight director for the 2019 season. Ninth season. Stratford: Associate fight director (selected): Macbeth, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shakespeare in Love, A Little Night Music, Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Redemption, Hamlet, The Physicists, Pericles, The Taming of the Shrew, Oedipus Rex, King Lear, Crazy for You, King John, Man of La Mancha, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, Othello. Elsewhere: Fight director: Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweet Charity (Shaw); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC); The Godot Cycle (Yes Let's Go); Romeo and Juliet (ShakespeareWorks). Film/TV: Stunts (selected): It: Chapter 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Schitt's Creek, The Boys, Wayne, What We Do in Shadows, Titans, Umbrella Academy, Save Me, The Expanse, Designated Survivor, Suicide Squad, Dark Matter, Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Pompeii, Robocop, Reign, Orphan Black, Carrie, Total Recall. Training: BFA, Ryerson. Awards: Paddy Crean. Online: @GeoffScovell.
    Julia Nish-Lapidus
    Assistant Director
    2019: Assistant director of Private Lives. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Shakespeare BASH'd. Director: Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, The Duchess of Malfi (staged reading) (Shakespeare BASH'd); The Tom & Gertie Letters Project (SpringWorks); Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen, This Property is Condemned (Playwright Project). Text coach: As You Like It (Theatre By the Bay); Titus Andronicus (Hart House). Co-creator: Modern Love (Canadian Stage/Next Stage). Actor: Dublin Carol (Fly on the Wall); The Forest (Red One); OVER, See Bob Run (Theatre Caravel); The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare BASH'd). Training: Sheridan/University of Toronto. Online: @ShakesBASHd, shakespearebashd.com. Et cetera: "Love and thanks to my parents and James, for truly everything."
    Bona Duncan
    Stage Manager
    2019: Stage manager of Private Lives and assistant stage manager of The Neverending Story. 19th season. Stratford: Stage manager: 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. Production stage manager: Studio and Avon theatres. Assistant stage manager: Antony and Cleopatra, The Matchmaker, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, As You Like It. Elsewhere: Most recently, Tartuffe (Canadian Stage, Crow's, Groundling co-production). Bona is grateful to have worked across our country. 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.
    Bruno Gonsalves
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of Private Lives and The Front Page. 28th season. Stratford: Selected productions: 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.
    Holly Korhonen
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of Private Lives and Little Shop of Horrors. 18th season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager: The Rocky Horror Show, Napoli Milionaria!, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Little Night Music, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Blithe Spirit, Charlie Brown, The Pirates of Penzance, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Kiss Me, Kate, Dangerous Liaisons, The Importance of Being Earnest, Ever Yours, Oscar, Cabaret, My One and Only,  South Pacific, Oliver!, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Edward II, The Count of Monte Cristo, Anything Goes, Henry VI. Stage manager: Birmingham Conservatory, 2006, 2007. Awards: Recipient of the Tanya Award and three Guthrie Awards. Et cetera: Holly would like to thank her partner, Steve, and their children, Jennica and Jackson, for all their love and support.
    Cassidy Gallant
    Apprentice Stage Manager
    2019: Apprentice stage manager of Private Lives. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Apprentice stage manager credits include The Monument (Factory Theatre); Sunshine Express, Buying the Farm, Midnight Madness, Birds of a Feather, Hilda's Yard (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Gift of the Magi, Stag and Doe, Mending Fences (Theatre Orangeville).
    Meghan Callan
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre and Avon Theatre. 19th season. Stratford (selected): Paradise Lost, The Virgin Trial, A Little Night Music, The Physicists, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014), Tommy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Tempest (2010). Elsewhere: At Soulpepper, Meghan stage-managed The Virgin Trial and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Meghan has worked in stage management for the Shaw Festival, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, NAC, Citadel Theatre, Globe Theatre and Lighthouse Festival Theatre. She has also worked in stage management for corporate clients such as General Motors, Toyota Canada, the Retail Council of Canada and the Canadian International Auto Show. Training: BFA, York University. Awards: 2017 Tyrone Award, Stratford Festival. Et cetera: Much love and thanks to Beatrice, Ella and Peter for their support and for making her so happy.
    Michael Hart
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Little Shop of Horrors. 23rd season. Stratford: The Rocky Horror Show, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Timon of Athens, The Adventures of Pericles, Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, The Tempest (starring Christopher Plummer), The Importance of Being Earnest and King Lear (both starring Brian Bedford), The Taming of the Shrew, Fallen Angels, A Delicate Balance, The Duchess of Malfi, The Liar, The Swanne (all three parts), High-Gravel-Blind. Elsewhere: Silence (Grand), Heisenberg, Liv Stein (Canadian Stage), Constellations (Centaur/Canadian Stage), Body Politic (Buddies), The Death of the King (Modern Times), The Winter's Tale (Groundling 2016), Bombay Black (Factory), Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Pleiades), Saint Carmen of The Main (NAC/Canadian Stage), Romeo and Juliet (NAC), Mother Courage and Her Children (NAC/MTC), Wit (Centaur), Real Live Girl (MTC Warehouse), Hamlet (Neptune).
    Janine Ralph
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre. 29th season. Stratford: Last season Janine was the production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and prior to that production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre. Past Stratford Festival credits include stage manager of a variety of productions at the Festival, Tom Patterson and Avon theatres, and the Masonic Hall. Elsewhere: Janine stage-managed at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore and production-managed for Singapore Repertory Theatre. She has worked on the Asian Games' ceremonies in Qatar; in various theatres in Ontario, including Young People's Theatre; and for CBC TV in Toronto and BBC TV in England.

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