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Tom Patterson Theatre
June 4 – November 14



By William Shakespeare

Directed by Antoni Cimolino


Charismatic, cunning and utterly ruthless, the misshapen Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is the very embodiment of lethal ambition as he manoeuvres and murders his way to the throne of England. But once one reaches the top, the only way left is down – and in Richard’s growing roster of vengeful enemies, none are more menacing than the ghosts of his past.

Production support is generously provided by Jane Petersen Burfield & family, by Dr. M. Lee Myers, by Martie & Bob Sachs, by The Westaway Charitable Foundation and by Catherine & David Wilkes

Support for the 2020 season of the Tom Patterson Theatre is generously provided by BMO

Colm Feore. Creative Direction by Punch & Judy Inc. Photography by David Cooper. 



    Colm Feore
    Richard III
    2020: Richard III in Richard III and Harper in The Miser. 18th season. Stratford: King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, Coriolanus, Romeo, Angelo, Benedick, Berowne, Cassius, Petruchio, Oberon, Iago, Iachimo, Leontes, Cyrano, Don Juan, Henry Higgins, Fagin, etc. Elsewhere: Claudius, Hamlet (Public Theater, N.Y.C.), Cassius, Julius Caesar (Belasco Theatre, N.Y.C.), Narrator, Oedipus Rex (COC). Film/TV: The Umbrella Academy, For All Mankind, House of Cards, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jack Ryan, Thor, The Trotsky, Changeling, Bon Cop Bad Cop 1 and 2, Chicago, The Chronicles of Riddick, Titus, The Insider, Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Trudeau, 24, The Borgias, Slings and Arrows, Law and Order SVU, etc. Training: NTS. Awards: SAG, Gemini, Jutra, Gascon-Thomas, Earle Grey, Governor General's Performing Arts Award - Lifetime Artistic Achievement. In 2014 Mr. Feore was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Et cetera: Grateful for the support of Donna, Jack and Lisa, Thomas and Anna.
    Michael Blake
    Duke of Clarence

    2020: George, Duke of Clarence in Richard III, Second Lord Dumaine in All's Well That Ends Well and Fletcher in The Miser. Ninth season. Stratford: Othello, Merry Wives, Front Page, Tempest, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, Tartuffe, Macbeth, All My Sons, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado, Henry V. Elsewhere: Lincoln, Topdog/Underdog (Arts Club); James, Superior Donuts (Coal Mine); Beast/Prince, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius); MLK, Mountaintop (Theatre Kingston); Edmund, King Lear (Theatre Calgary/Bard on the Beach); Simba, The Lion King (Mirvish/Disney); Othello, Othello (Bard on the Beach); Clybourne Park (Citadel); Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet; Eilif, Mother Courage; Nativity, A Christmas Carol (NAC); Gratiano/Morocco, Merchant of Venice (SITR); Mitch, Spelling Bee (Belfry/Arts Club); Orlando, As You Like It (Soulpepper); Rock and Roll (Canadian Stage); Wilbur County Blues (Blyth). Film/TV: Expanse, Senior Trip, YTV Rocks, Degrassi. Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Soulpepper Academy, St. Michael's Choir School. 


    Ben Carlson
    Lord Hastings

    2020: Lord Hastings in Richard III and King of France in All's Well That Ends Well. 12th season. 


    David Collins
    Stanley, Earl of Derby

    2020: Stanley, Earl of Derby, in Richard III, Gentleman in All's Well That Ends Well and Sir Arthur Edgerton in The Miser. 12th season. Stratford: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Front Page, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, Macbeth, As You Like It, Pericles, The Alchemist, King Lear, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, Caesar and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Shakuntala (Premiere Dance Theatre); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Mirvish); Twelfth Night, Donut City (Canadian Stage); Pusha Man, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Passe Muraille); Top Gun the Musical (Factory Theatre/N.Y.C.); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Action); Founding Member of Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Assassin's Creed Origins, Killjoys, Dark Matter, Watch Dogs 2, Jean of the Joneses, Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, Owning Mahowny, The Incredible Hulk, Warehouse 13, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, XIII. Training: MFA, York  University. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award. Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play


    Martha Henry
    Duchess of York
    2020: Duchess of York in Richard III and A in Three Tall Women. 46th season.
    Jessica B. Hill
    Lady Anne

    2020: Lady Anne in Richard III, Helen in All's Well That Ends Well and Marianne in The Miser. Sixth season. Stratford: Bess/Anne (Mother's Daughter), Ann Putnam (The Crucible), Antipholus of Syracuse (The Comedy of Errors), Emily (Brontë: The World Without), Gabriel/Beelzebub (Paradise Lost), Isabella (The Changeling), Lydia Lubey (All My Sons), Lola (Bunny), Dame Pliant (The Alchemist). Elsewhere: Mother's Daughter (Soulpepper); The Play's the Thing, An Enemy of the People (Segal Centre); The Bacchae (Centaur Theatre); The Lady Smith (Black Theatre Workshop); Scapin, Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre). Film/TV: What We Do in the Shadows; On the Basis of Sex; Slaxx; 19-2; Hero: The Life and Times of Ulric Cross; Assassin's Creed: Origins; 30 vies; The Battle of Wills.Training: Birmingham Conservatory; McGill University; Dawson College. Awards: Mary Savidge Award (2016); Elsa Bolam Award (2006); Brian Cloutte Award (2005). Online:, @jessicabhill. Et cetera: Love and Gratitude.


    Seana McKenna
    Queen Margaret
    2020: Queen Margaret in Richard III and Countess of Rossillion in All's Well That Ends Well. 28th season. Last seen at the Festival as Julius Caesar and Mary Tyrone, Ms. McKenna is thrilled to be in the new Tom Patterson Theatre's inaugural company. She spoke her first professional Shakespeare at the old TPT in 1982 as Helena, and took the theatre's last bow as The Madwoman of Chaillot. She worked with both her husband, Miles, and son, Callan Potter, there. Her TPT roles include Richard III, Medea, Mother Courage, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Margaret, Phèdre, Hannah Jelkes, Lady Torrance, Andromache, Klytemestra, Fraülein Doctor Mathilde von Zahnd, Ella Rentheim, and Anne Driver in Good Mother. Most recently, she appeared in the world première of Yaga (Tarragon), as Penelope in The Penelopiad (Grand) and as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. Last July, she was invested into the Order of Canada.
    Lucy Peacock
    Queen Elizabeth

    2020: Queen Elizabeth in Richard III and B in Three Tall Women. 33rd season. To the Tom Patterson Theatre. Where the audience might feel that it could reach out and touch the whisper of the silk dress or taste the blood or open the letter or kiss the ring or surreptitiously pass a handkerchief to the queen or to the clown to wipe the brow of pain, the tears of joy, laughter, relief, loss, love. Actor to actor, actor to story, audience to story, audience to actor, the connection has been palpable over the years. And now, although it is dressed in new, very fine finery, we will continue to honour its humble beginnings and its intimate exchange of breath and heart through the ages. Congratulations to all who have made this extraordinary dream a reality, and to you for celebrating with us. Bravo!


    Tom Rooney
    Duke of Buckingham
    2020: Duke of Buckingham in Richard III and Paroles in All's Well That Ends Well. 12th season. Stratford: Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, Twelfth Night, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe in Tartuffe, Breath of Kings, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Measure for Measure, Waiting for Godot, Wanderlust, Winter's Tale, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, All's Well That Ends Well. Elsewhere: Cyrano de Bergerac, Victory (Shaw Festival); The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre/TIFT); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Citadel); The Seagull, Someone Else (Crow's); My Mother's Feet (Munich); Hairspray (Toronto, Broadway); Hamlet (NAC); Roméo et Juliette (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Film/TV: CBC's This Is Wonderland; The Gilda Radner Story; The Day After Tomorrow; Flash of Genius. Awards: Two Gemini nominations; Dora Award, Outstanding Actor, 2013; Sterling Award, Best Actor, 2016.
    Mike Shara
    Sir William Catesby

    2020: Sir William Catesby in Richard III, Duke of Florence in All's Well That Ends Well and Guinness Menzies in Hamlet-911. Ninth season. Stratford: The Homecoming, As You Like It, The Matchmaker, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Front Page, Othello. Elsewhere: 10 seasons at the Shaw Festival, appearances with Soulpepper, Tarragon, National Arts Centre, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, MTC, Theatre Aquarius, Canadian Stage. Film/TV: Orphan Black, Designated Survivor, Murdoch Mysteries, Run to Me, Ride, Defining Moments, Whatever Linda, The Gathering. Awards: 1983 St. Catharines Minor League Baseball Sportsmanship Award. Twitter: @mikeshara. Et cetera: Love to Molly, Carla, my parents and brothers, Jeff and Matt.


    Marion Adler
    Citizen #3

    2020: Citizen #3 in Richard III, Widow Capilet in All's Well That Ends Well and Jessica, Siri in Hamlet-911. 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.


    Shelly Antony
    2020: Norfolk in Richard III, appears in All's Well That Ends Well  and understudy in The Miser. Second season. Stratford: Al-Hafi in Nathan the Wise, Surveyor, Griffith, Dr. Butts in Henry VIII. 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). 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
    King Edward IV, Sir Christopher

    2020: King Edward IV, Sir Christopher in Richard III, Lafew in All's Well That Ends Well and Mervin in The Miser. 25th season. Stratford: Suffolk (Henry VIII), Deputy Governor Danforth (The Crucible), 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).


    Quinlan Bolton
    2020: Edward in Richard III. Second season. Stratford: Appeared in The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019). Elsewhere: 2018: Stephano, The Tempest (Playmakers!). 2017: Aegeus, Theseus and the Minotaur (Playmakers!). Et cetera: I am so happy to part of the Stratford Festival again this year!
    Eva Foote
    Citizen #1
    2020: Citizen #1 in Richard III, Jenna in Hamlet-911 and understudy in Three Tall Women. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (selected): Girl in Once (Segal Centre), Audrey in As You Like It, Phillipa in The Taming of the Shrew (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival), Andrea in Dark Vanilla Jungle (Blarney Productions), Halley in Armstrong's War (Theatre Network). Recordings: EP Sparrow & Stone (True North Recordings), 2015 release; EP Funeral Walking (Big Dreamer Sound), 2016 release; debut LP Ocean Car (World Peach Records), to be released in 2020. Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Two-time nominee - Sterling Award; three-time nominee - Edmonton Music Award; two-time nominee - Montreal English Theatre Award. Winner of the 2019 Shirley Banks Prize for Emerging Musical Theatre Artists. Other: Thanks, Mom & Dad & Toni - you are my best friends and greatest inspiration.
    Jacklyn Francis
    Jane Tyrell

    2020: Jane Tyrell in Richard III, Rosemary in Hamlet-911 and understudy in Three Tall Women. Eighth season. Stratford: Patience Maria in Henry VIII, Stephanie Crawford in To Kill a Mockingbird, Calpurnia in Julius Caesar, Celia in As You Like It, Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice. Elsewhere: Citadel Theatre, Blyth Festival, Shakespeare in the Ruff, Canadian Stage, YPT, Theatre NorthWest, Sudbury Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre, Resurgence Theatre, Theatre by the Bay, Brookstone Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Thought for Food, Equity Showcase, Toronto Fringe and SummerWorks. Film/TV: Re:possessed Homes (short film), Murdoch Mysteries, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Missing, Train 48, Our Hero, The City, F/X: The Series, Falling Fire. Training: George Brown Theatre School, Banff/Citadel Robbins Academy. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Award, 2018 Tanya Award in recognition of excellence. 


    Logan Frohlich
    2020: York in Richard III. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: 2019: Various roles in Gita's Guys Improvisation Troupe and The Monty Python Collective. 2018: Birdie in Murder at Hogwarts (Growing In The Arts). Training: Logan studies piano and strings with Debra Lacoste and takes acting and speech arts classes from Gita Schuster-Ashley (Growing In The Arts School of Dramatic Arts). Awards: First place for Improvisation at the Kiwanis Festival for the Performing Arts (2019). Et cetera: Logan enjoys composing classical music, swimming and eating sushi. "I want to thank Gita for thinking of me for this amazing opportunity. Thanks to the creative team and cast at Stratford, who have been so welcoming. I'm very excited to be living my dreams! Finally, thanks to my family for believing in me and for the many drives to and from the theatre."
    Danny Ghantous
    George Stanley
    Jordin Hall
    Executioner #1, Herbert
    2020: Executioner #1, Herbert in Richard III, Young Lord #4 in All's Well that Ends Well and appears in Hamlet-911. Third season. Stratford: Sergeant in Henry VIII, Marshal Herrick in The Crucible, 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.
    Andrew Iles
    Executioner #2

    2020: Executioner #2 in Richard III, The Boy in Three Tall Women  and Jeremy in Hamlet-911. Third season. Stratford: Sir Henry Guildford in Henry VIII, Eribo, A Bully in The Neverending Story, Harold in An Ideal Husband, appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird and understudied in Julius Caesar. Elsewhere: Atreyu in The Neverending Story (National Arts Centre); 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. Instagram: @thicctheband


    Ron Kennell

    2020: Mayor in Richard III, Lavatch in All's Well That Ends Well and Jack in The Miser. Ninth season. Stratford: Henry VIII, Nathan the Wise, Birds of a Kind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens, King John, King Lear, Brothers Karamazov, 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), Pompeii, Hemlock Grove, Gangland Undercover, Mutant X, La Femme Nikita. Awards: Several Dora nominations - Best Actor, Ensemble; Harold Award, William Needles Award 2019. Et cetera: Video game credits include Far Cry Primal, Assassins Creed - Unity and Syndicate, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Starlink.


    Qasim Khan
    Sir Richard Ratcliffe

    2020: Sir Richard Ratcliffe in Richard III, Younger Lord #1 in All's Well That Ends Well and Charlie in The Miser. Fourth season. Stratford: The Neverending Story, Paradise Lost, The Comedy of Errors, Henry VIII, The Crucible, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Elsewhere: Paradise Lost (Centaur); Hamlet, All's Well…, Das Ding (Canadian Stage); Acha Bacha (TPM/Buddies); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Charlottetown Festival); The Crucible, The Royal Comedians, Dirt, Letters from the Great War (Soulpepper); Alligator Pie, A Craigslist Cantata (national tours); The Lion, the Witch… (TNB); Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct). Film/TV: Riftworld Chronicles, Nikita, Saving Hope, Dan for Mayor, Little Mosque. Training: Graduate of the Soulpepper Academy; University of Toronto/Sheridan. Awards: John Hirsch Memorial Award; Dora Award nominee/winner; MyTheatre/BroadwayWorld nominee. Et cetera: Big thanks to his family, friends; Robyn & Danny; Antoni, Scott, Beth; and, most of all, his incredible mum. Follow him @theqasimkhan


    Daniel Krmpotic
    Marquis of Dorset
    2020: Marquis of Dorset in Richard III, appears in Hamlet-911 and understudy in Three Tall Women. Second season. Stratford: Robert in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Carl in The Front Page and appeared in Othello. Elsewhere (selected): Hamlet in Hamlet (Ryerson Theatre School), King Alexander in The Possibilities (Ryerson School of Performance), Clov in Endgame (Michael Chekhov Europe). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, Ryerson University's School of Performance, Advanced Shakespeare (Kristin Linklater, Scotland), Michael Chekhov Europe (Croatia). Et cetera: Thank you to all my mentors, friends and family for continually encouraging me to strive towards a greater potential in all spheres of life.
    Alexandra Lainfiesta
    Mistress Shore

    2020: Mistress Shore in Richard III, Diana Capilet in All's Well That Ends Well and Eleanor in The Miser. Third season. Stratford: Anne Boleyn in Henry VIII, Assunta in Napoli Milionaria!, Adriana in The Comedy of Errors. Elsewhere: World premières: Anywhere But Here (Electric Company), Green Lake (Solo Collective), Good Day and Good Night (Carousel Theatre). Musicals: 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. Et cetera: Gracias a mi familia en Guatemala y a mi familia Latinx en Canada. Los amo. 


    Roy Lewis
    Archbishop of Ely
    2020: Archibishop of Ely in Richard III, Reynaldo in All's Well That Ends Well and Mr. Simon in The Miser. 15th season.
    Beck Lloyd
    Citizen #2
    2020: Citizen #2 in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well and The Miser. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (selected): Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Marina in Pericles, Phaedra in Hippolytus, Maybe Jane in The Yellow Wallpaper (York University); Irma in The Madwoman of Chaillot (Lunar Stratagem); Mary Anne Shad in Portraits Patterns Possibilities (Culchahworks); Fabiana Cunningham in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Lower Ossington Theatre). Film/TV: Dawn in Close That Door!, Terri in Sherlock at Home, appears in Magnesium. Training: MFA York University, Factory Mechanicals, Claude Watson Arts Program, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Edith Zacks Millman for Extraordinary Achievement in Performance (Queen's University). Online: @beckklloyd. Et cetera: Thanks, Mum.
    Jamie Mac
    Earl of Richmond
    2020: Earl of Richmond in Richard III, Younger Lord #3 in All's Well That Ends Well and Victor in The Miser. Sixth season. Stratford: Slender (Merry Wives), Kruger (Front Page), Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet), Allardyce (Treasure Island), Wickers (The Breathing Hole), Lennox (Macbeth), Silvius (As You Like It), Kastril (The Alchemist), Fisherman (Pericles), Young Soldier (Mother Courage), Towrus (Antony and Cleopatra). Elsewhere: Petruchio (St. Lawrence); Jacob Mercer, Salt-Water Moon (NAC); Laurie, Vimy (GCTC); Clown, The 39 Steps (Stage West); David Jung, Rockbound (Two Planks); Michael, Elephant Song (Beothuk Street); Dromio of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors (SBTS); Jerry, Zoo Story (Reid Theatre). Film/TV: On the Count of Three, Murdoch Mysteries, Uninvited Guest, Played, Beauty and the Beast, Republic of Doyle, Covert Affairs, Life with Derek. Training: Birmingham Conservatory; Ryerson University, BFA Acting. Awards: Elephant Song: Walter Chambers Scholarship, D.A. Matthews Scholarship, Honorary Chairman's Award for Best Actor. Et cetera: Proud Newfoundlander.
    Qianna MacGilchrist
    Citizen #5

    2020: Citizen #5 in Richard III, Nurse in All's Well That Ends Well and Marlene in Hamlet-911. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Juliet in Measure for Measure (Repercussion Theatre), Lily in The In-Between, Old Witch in Little Witch (Geordie Theatre), Timon in Heart in Hand (Spur of the Moment Shakespeare Collective). Training: National Theatre School. 



    Jonathan Mason
    Sir James Blunt
    2020: Sir James Blunt in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well and The Miser. Stratford debut. Stage: Iago in Othello, Richard in Richard III, Sparkish in The Country Wife, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (London Academy of Music and 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 Stage Co.); Young Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (Victoria Shakespeare Society). Film/TV: The Flash, Far Cry 4, Monkey Up, Cascadia, Ollie and Emma. Directing: Julius Caesar (New Image College, Vancouver). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, The London Academy of Dramatic Art (Masters with Distinction, Classical Acting). Et cetera: Jonathan dedicates this season to his family and in memory of his father.
    Lisa Nasson
    Citizen #4
    2020: Citizen #4 in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well and Hamlet-911. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Thriving Tree in SCANNER (Factory Theatre Wired); Angelina in Spirit Horse (Roseneath Theatre); Temina in Munschtime! (Young People's Theatre); Margaret in Fatty Legs (Xara Choral Theatre); Genevieve in Lullaby: Inside the Halifax Explosion (Eastern Front Theatre); Christine in Offensive Fouls, Katarina in Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery (Neptune Theatre). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, George Brown Theatre School, Neptune Theatre Acting Conservatory. Online:, Instagram @lisanasson. Et cetera: Lisa would like to thank her family for encouraging her imagination.
    E.B. Smith
    Lord Rivers
    2020: Lord Rivers in Richard III First Lord Dumaine in All's Well That Ends Well  and appears in Hamlet-911. 10th season. Stratford: Montano (Othello), Wilson (The Front Page), Surrogate (Coriolanus), Doctor (Napoli Milionaria!), Orsino (Twelfth Night), Seyton (Macbeth), Dr. Jim Bayliss (All My Sons), Thaliard, Leonine (Pericles), Eilif (Mother Courage), Melun (King John), Bellievre (Mary Stuart), Abhorson (Measure for Measure), Cymbeline, Elektra. Elsewhere: Brucie, Sweat (Theatre Aquarius); Othello, Othello (Shakespeare BASH'd); Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Mountaintop (Grand); Big Sam, Gone With the Wind (RMTC); Seyton, Macbeth; Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare); Macduff, Macbeth (First Folio); King, King Hedley II (Karamu); Moustique, Dream on Monkey Mountain; Junior, Before It Hits Home; Cleveland Play House; Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Theater Wit, Chicago; The Great Lakes Theater Festival. Training: Ohio University, Birmingham Conservatory. Et cetera: E.B. would like to dedicate his work to his parents and grandmother, and to the memory of his Papa.
    Ethan Weber
    2020: Edward in Richard III. Stratford debut. Training: Former member of Stratford Youth Singers. Et cetera: As a Stratford local, I have enjoyed watching various plays at the Stratford Festival from a young age. This early introduction sparked my love of theatre and live performance, making this a dream come true! A big thank-you to my Mom and Dad for their encouragement and support, as well as my sister, Abby, for her guidance and inspiration. A huge thank-you to the Stratford Festival for the incredible opportunity!
    Gordon Patrick White
    Sir Robert Brackenbury

    2020: Sir Robert Brackenbury in Richard III, First Soldier, Interpreter in All's Well That Ends Well and Yorick in Hamlet-911. Fourth season. Stratford: Mother's Daughter, The Crucible, The Comedy of Errors, Napoli Milionaria!, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Treasure Island, The Breathing Hole. Elsewhere: Edgar, King Lear (NAC); Mooch, Where the Blood Mixes (Theatre NorthWest); Clov, Endgame (Theatre Newfoundland Labrador); Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Stephenville); Titus, The Devil's Disciple (Neptune); Kemp, Vigil (Live Bait Theatre); Velveteen Rabbit, The Velveteen Rabbit (Theatre New Brunswick); Loomis, Our Eliza (Ship's Company Theatre); An Acre of Time (GCTC); Injun Joe/Fred, Dead White Writer on the Floor (Magnus Theatre). Film/TV: Haven, Mr. D, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, New Waterford Girl, Blackfly, Gracie's Choice, Trudeau II, Black Harbour, Charlie Zone, Picnicface. Training: BFA, Memorial University. Et cetera: Wela'lin to my family in Newfoundland, my friends in Nova Scotia, and all my relations on Turtle Island.


    Brigit Wilson

    2020: Scrivener in Richard III, Fay in The Miser and understudy in Three Tall Women. 15th season. Stratford: During 14 seasons, Brigit has been involved in 39 productions and responsible for 57 roles. Personal favourites are Meg Page in last season's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Amalia in Napoli Milionaria! and Toinette in The Hypochondriac. Brigit has appeared in seven productions of Shakespeare's plays that were filmed here at the Festival and presented in movie theatres around the world and on CBC. They are available to purchase through the Festival's gift shop! Elsewhere: Agamemnon (Next Stage); Narcisse Mondoux (Grand); Come Back to the Five and Dime… (Grand/Five & Dime Productions - Dora nomination); Enron (Theatre Calgary); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Glorious, Man of La Mancha (TBTB); The Ballad of Stompin' Tom, Another Season's Harvest (Blyth); The Odd Couple (Segal). Online: Twitter @HOOPOOHEART.


    Micah Woods
    Lord Grey
    2020: Lord Grey in Richard III, Danny in Hamlet-911 and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Taz in Samantha: A Concept Album, Set to Stage (Greenlight Theatre); Slightly in Peter Pan (Bad Hats Theatre); Dido in Dido, Queen of Carthage, directed by Peter Hinton (York University Theatre). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, 2019 (Stratford Festival); Acting Conservatory, York University, 2018 (BFA); Michael Gordon Shore, Role Development. Online: Instagram: @micah.woods. Et cetera: This is for my family; thank you for your endless support!
    Ezra Wreford
    2020: York in Richard III. Stratford debut. Born in 2009, Ezra Wreford is a lifelong resident of Stratford, and attends Avon Public School. After participating in various school plays and having enjoyed a number of Stratford Festival productions, Ezra decided to pursue his interest in becoming a part of the acting company. When the opportunity arose to audition for a character described as "a cheeky young thing, bright beyond his years, given to eavesdropping and not shy with his opinions," it seemed like a natural fit. Ezra is excited to make his professional stage debut as the young Richard, Duke of York, in this season's production of Richard III.
    Mamie Zwettler
    Princess Elizabeth

    2020: Princess Elizabeth in Richard III, C in Three Tall Women and Claudia in The Miser. Third season. Stratford: Mary Warren in The Crucible, Childlike Empress in The Neverending Story, Miranda in The Tempest, Officer 1 in The Comedy of Errors and Teresa in Napoli Milionaria! Birmingham Conservatory: Arden of Faversham, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night.Elsewhere: The Neverending Story (NAC). Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre (Chicago Fellow). Proud alumnus of the Young Adult Council at Steppenwolf. Awards: Dora Mavor Moore - Guthrie Award. Et cetera: Much love and gratitude to Mom and Dad.


    Antoni Cimolino
    2020: Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Director of Richard III and The Miser. 33rd season. Stratford: Directing credits include Birds of a Kind; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Tempest; Napoli Milionaria!; The School for Scandal; Macbeth; The Hypochondriac; Hamlet; The Alchemist; King Lear; The Beaux' Stratagem; Mary Stuart; The Merchant of Venice; Cymbeline; The Grapes of Wrath; Bartholomew Fair; Coriolanus; As You Like It, featuring original music by Barenaked Ladies; King John; Love's Labour's Lost, with Brian Bedford; Twelfth Night, with William Hutt; The Night of the Iguana; and Filumena, with Richard Monette. Among his other accomplishments, Mr. Cimolino was instrumental in establishing the Festival's Endowment Foundation, which now stands at $81 million, as well as in the renovation of its Avon Theatre and the creation of its Studio Theatre. In January 2018, Mr. Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney launched a $100-million campaign to build the glorious new Tom Patterson Theatre, a campaign that had already achieved 70% of its target at the time of its public launch. Elsewhere: The Canadian première of ENRON (Theatre Calgary); Twelfth Night (Attic Theatre, Detroit); A Woman of No Importance (Hilberry Theater, Detroit). A champion of the arts and culture, Mr. Cimolino served as the Founding Chair of Culture Days, a nation-wide celebration of arts and culture in Canada. He has initiated collaborations with several prestigious theatre companies, including Montreal's Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Ottawa's National Arts Centre, New York's Lincoln Center and City Center, San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He also spearheaded the Festival's involvement in a joint project with CUSO International, Canada's international volunteer co-operation agency, to establish a performing arts and educational centre in the city of Suchitoto, El Salvador.
    Francesca Callow
    2020: Designer of Richard III and Three Tall Women. 13th season.
    Michael Walton
    Lighting Designer
    2020: Lighting designer of Much Ado About Nothing, Chicago, Richard III and The Miser. 16th season. Stratford (selected): Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors, Birds of a Kind, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, The Tempest, Napoli Milionaria!, Guys and Dolls, The School for Scandal, Macbeth, A Chorus Line, Hamlet, The Sound of Music, Oedipus Rex, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, The Matchmaker, Twelfth Night. Elsewhere: Piaf/Dietrich (Mirvish); A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Così Fan Tutte (Israeli Opera, COC); Il Trittico, Jenufa, Maria Stuarda, Albert Herring (Pacific Opera Victoria); A Doll's House Part 2 (RMTC/Mirvish); The Full Light of Day (Electric Company); Tartuffe (Canadian Stage/Stratford); The Humans (Citadel/Canadian Stage); Enron (NAC); A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/Stratford, Los Angeles); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Julie, The Other Place, Harper Regan, Venus in Fur (Canadian Stage); Chimerica (RMTC/Canadian Stage).
    Berthold Carrière
    2020: Composer for Richard III. 43rd season.
    Thomas Ryder Payne
    Sound Designer
    2020: Composer and sound designer of Much Ado About Nothing and sound designer of Richard III and The Miser. 12th season. Stratford: Private Lives, Paradise Lost, The Tempest, Napoli Milionaria!, Timon of Athens, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe, Macbeth, The Hypochondriac, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 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: 22 nominations and three 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
    2020: Fight director for the 2020 season and intimacy coach for Hamlet. Fifth season. Stratford: Fight director for the 2019 season and intimacy coach for Birds of a Kind. Elsewhere: Charlottetown Festival (2019 - Kronborg), Citadel Theatre (2019 - Fall on Your Knees), Centaur Theatre (2019 - The Last Wife; 2018 - Successions; 2017 - The 39 Steps), Carousel Players (2019 - Whole World), Blyth Festival (2018 season), Outside the March (2018 - Jerusalem), Canadian Opera Company (2014/15/16 - assistant fight master). Anita is the stage combat instructor and fight director at the National Theatre School in Montréal. She also works as a stunt performer and stunt actor in the film and TV industry - selected credits: See, Zeus, The Boys, Enhanced, Titans, Dark Matter. Et cetera: Supreme gratitude to Mom, Dad and Pat - you guys are everything to me.
    Geoff Scovell
    Associate Fight Director
    2020: Associate fight director for the 2020 season. 10th season. Stratford: Associate fight director, 2013-2019 seasons. Assistant fight director, 2004 and 2009 seasons. Elsewhere: Fight director: Black Drum (Soulpepper); Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweet Charity (Shaw); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC). Film/TV: Stunts (selected): It: Chapter 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Schitt's Creek, The Boys, Wayne, Ginny & Georgia, Jupiter's Legacy, Utopia Falls, Supergirl, Impulse, What We Do in Shadows, I Was Lorena Bobbitt, Save Me, Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake, Titans, Umbrella Academy, 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.
    Esther Jun
    Assistant Director
    2020: Assistant director of Richard III. Second season. Stratford: Assistant director of John Gabriel Borkman. Elsewhere: Director: Planet Munsch (George Brown); Pal Joey, The Gamblers, Amadeus (Talk Is Free); The Promised Land, Tales from Folks - Laos & Mongolia (Soulpepper); The Omnibus Bill (Counterpoint Players); Theory, Girls Like That (Tarragon); The Private LifeCabaret (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); First Hand Woman (Fire Up Productions). 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); Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Directors Lab North.
    Anne Murphy
    Stage Manager
    2020: Stage manager of Richard III and assistant stage manager of The Miser. 28th season.
    Judy Farthing
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Stage manager of The Miser and assistant stage manager of Richard III. Sixth season. Stratford: Stage manager of Othello, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Changeling, Breath of Kings: Redemption and Oedipus Rex; assistant stage manager of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Most recently: Stage manager of The Runner with Human Cargo. 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. Productions with The Grand Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, Canadian Stage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Mirvish Productions, National Arts Centre, Blyth Festival, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre.
    Corinne Richards
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Assistant stage manager of Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well. 33rd season. Stratford: Festival productions include 21 Shakespearean plays plus The Front Page, Napoli Milionaria!, The School for Scandal, All My Sons, The Physicists, The Beaux' Stratagem, The Thrill, Wanderlust, The Grapes of Wrath, The Homecoming, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Home, Memoir, Les Belles-Soeurs, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Amadeus, Little Women, The Country Wife, Pride and Prejudice, An Ideal Husband, Ghosts, The Lark and a 1998 transfer to New York City of Much Ado About Nothing and The Miser. Elsewhere: Corinne has also worked for the Grand Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, National Arts Centre, Red Barn Theatre, etc. Training: University of Waterloo. Et cetera: It is very exciting to be working on the two Shakespeare plays which opened the first Stratford Festival season and the new Tom Patterson Theatre this season!
    Ann Stuart
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Stage manager of Three Tall Women and assistant stage manager of Richard III. 39th season.
    Meghan Callan
    Production Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre. 20th season. Stratford (selected): Production stage manager: Festival, Avon and Studio theatres. Stage manager: Paradise Lost, The Virgin Trial, A Little Night Music, The Physicists, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014). Assistant stage manager: Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Tempest (2010), My Fair Lady. Elsewhere: The Virgin Trial, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? (Soulpepper); Meghan has worked in stage management for the Shaw Festival, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, NAC, Citadel Theatre, Globe Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre and 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: Thanks again to Ella, Beatrice, and Peter for their love and patience.


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