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Tom Patterson Theatre
May 8 – September 19 |
Opens May 30


by William Shakespeare
Director Scott Wentworth


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A storm at sea brings love into the life of Pericles, Prince of Tyre; another snatches it away. Many years must pass before fate guides the wandering hero to a poignant reunion with the family he thought he had lost forever.

Sponsor for the 2015 season of the Tom Patterson Theatre

Production support is generously provided by Drs. M.L. Myers & the late W.P. Hayman, Jane Petersen Burfield & family, Esther & Sam Sarick in honour of Antoni Cimolino, Barbara & John Schubert, and Catherine & David Wilkes.  



    Portrait of Evan Buliung
    Evan Buliung

    2015: Jigger Craigin in Carousel and Pericles in The Adventures of Pericles. 10th season. Stratford: Member of inaugural Conservatory. Edgar (King Lear), Titania/Oberon (Dream), Count Bellair (The Beaux' Stratagem), Tom Joad (The Grapes of Wrath), Roger (The Little Years), Lucius (Titus Andronicus), Petruchio, Mercutio, The Swanne, Elizabeth Rex. Elsewhere: Black Stache (Peter and the Starcatcher) (WCT); Dumptsy (Idiot's Delight), Jamie (Long Day's Journey…) (Soulpepper); William Burke (Bloodless) (Theatre 20); Yvan (Art) (Canadian Stage); Macduff (Macbeth) (Chicago Shakespeare); Betty/Edward (Cloud 9), Khashoggi (We Will Rock You), Aragorn (Dora nomination - The Lord of the Rings) (Mirvish). Shaw Festival: Dick Dudgeon (The Devil's Disciple), Stanhope (Journey's End), Lomax (Major Barbara), Jack Worthing (…Earnest), Octavius (Man and Superman). Film/TV: Bitten, Brainwashed, The Listener, Nikita, Copper, Ubisoft. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers, Tony Van Bridge, Tyrone Guthrie awards. Et cetera: He thanks his parents and friends and hopes you enjoy the show.

    Portrait of Sean Arbuckle
    Sean Arbuckle
    2015: Oskar Rose in The Physicists, Cleon in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. 13th season. Stratford: King John (Duke of Austria), The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King), 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), Mother Courage and Her Children (Sergeant), Titus Andronicus (Saturninus), Three Sisters (Tuzenbach), The Merchant of Venice (Bassanio), Richard III (Catesby), Cabaret (Cliff Bradshaw), The Trojan Women (Talthybius), Macbeth (Banquo), The Tempest (Antonio), As You Like It (Oliver), Agamemnon (Agamemnon), Timon of Athens (Alcibiades), Electra (The Beggar), The Swanne: Princess Charlotte (The Acts of Venus) (Prince Leopold of Coburg/Alured Popple), London Assurance (Dazzle), Twelfth Night (Orsino), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nick). Elsewhere: Othello (Segal Centre); The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre); Phèdre (ACT); Woman in Mind (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Humble Boy, James Joyce's The Dead (Pioneer Theatre); The Waverly Gallery (Second Stage); Henry VI (NYSF); The Magnificent Ambersons (Indiana Repertory); The Triumph of Love (Walnut Street); The Spitfire Grill (George Street, world première), The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre). Broadway: The Importance of Being Earnest. National tour: Copenhagen. Awards: Dora Award, Outstanding Ensemble Performance, London Road (Canadian Stage). Film/TV: 12 Monkeys, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance, Nikita, Hope & Faith, Law & Order. Training: Duke University, Juilliard.
    Portrait of Deborah Hay
    Deborah Hay
    Thaisa, Marina, Antiochus's Daughter
    2015: Thaisa, Marina, Antiochus's Daughter in The Adventures of Pericles and Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew. Sixth  season. Stratford: Othello, The Three Musketeers, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Taming of  the Shrew, As You Like It, The Diary of Anne Frank, Love's Labour's Lost, Henry VI. Elsewhere: Most recently: Sally Bowles  in Cabaret, Dorothea in Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Shaw Festival); London Road (Canadian Stage). Other credits include  My Fair Lady, Born Yesterday, Still Life, Heartbreak House, The Women, Wonderful Town, After the Dance, The Philanderer  (Shaw Festival); The School for Lies (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Caroline, or Change (Acting Up Stage); Soulpepper;  Tarragon; MTC; Mirvish; The Grand Theatre; Theatre Passe Muraille; Festival of Classics. Film/TV: Saving Hope, Remedy, The  Anniversary (feature film). Training: BFA, York University; Birmingham Conservatory '99. Awards: Dora Award (ensemble, London Road); John Hirsch Award, Stratford Festival.
    Portrait of Claire Lautier
    Claire Lautier
    2015: Monika Stettler in The Physicists, Dionyza in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. Sixth season. Claire Lautier is a classically trained actor and singer who has played leading roles on stages in Canada and New York, across the United States and abroad, and has been featured in mainstream motion pictures and on television. Stratford: Highlights include Ebba Sparre in Christina, The Girl King, Tamora in Titus Andronicus, Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Aricie in Phèdre. New York: Isabella in Edward the Second and the Duchess in The Revenger's Tragedy (Red Bull Theatre); The Dining Room (Keen Company, Drama Desk Award); Hedda Gabler and Chaucer in Rome (Broadway and Lincoln Center). Elsewhere: Other favourites include Lady Anne in Richard III and Roxane in Cyrano (The Shakespeare Theatre Company); Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company); and many roles in regional theatre, including at Baltimore Center Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, The Walnut Street Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Public Theater, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and others. Film: Credits include Margarita (director Laurie Colbert), My Soul to Take (director Wes Craven), Ghost Town (director David Koepp), Confessions of a Shopaholic (director PJ Hogan), Elf (director Jon Favreau), House of D (director David Duchovny), the short film By Courier (Academy Award-nominated in 2001). Television:King, 3lbs, Grey's Anatomy, Numb3rs, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, All My Children, Guiding Light and others. Et cetera: As a singer, Claire has performed in musical theatre, and appeared most recently as a soloist at the 2014 PAL Benefit, and in 2013 at St. James Cathedral in Toronto for the annual LOFT Concert. She is currently developing her own cabaret show. Claire is an honour graduate of Duke University and The Juilliard School, and attended French International School in Washington, D.C., growing up. As a fluent French speaker, Claire loves making her home in a bilingual country. Her family is far-flung - from the south of France to Florida, California, Wales, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, affording exciting opportunities for travel! Claire is a Certified Teacher of Gyrotonic Expansion System and a KRI certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, and teaches private students and group classes in both systems. She especially enjoys working with actors through consciousness-based modalities, and has taught at the Birmingham Conservatory here at the Stratford Festival, and the Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, DC. She also owns and operates Grasse Roots Perfumery, her own company producing 100-per-cent natural luxury perfumes, bath salts and room fragrances ( She feels blessed to live in the beautiful and vibrant town of Stratford, Ontario, with her husband, actor Geraint Wyn Davies, and so many talented and creative friends.
    Portrait of Brigit Wilson
    Brigit Wilson
    2015: Bawd in The Adventures of Pericles, Dol Common in The Alchemist and understudy in The Physicists. 10th season. Stratford: The Swanne, All's Well, Quiet in the Land, Hunchback, Pericles, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Triumph of Love, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending (Stratford, MTC, Mirvish), The Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair, Peter Pan, The Grapes of Wrath, King John, Christina, Mother Courage. Elsewhere: Narcisse Mondoux (Grand); Come Back to the Five and Dime… (Grand Theatre and 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 Centre). TV: Harriet Sims on The Campbells (four seasons), The Hitchhiker, Street Legal, Parole Board, Verdict, various commercials. Film: Beyond Innocence, Anne of Avonlea, The Marriage Bed, Echoes in the Darkness, Lustre.
    Portrait of Antoine Yared
    Antoine Yared
    Portrait of Marion Adler
    Marion Adler
    Lychorida, Diana
    2015: Lychorida, Diana in and lyricist of The Adventures of Pericles, appears in The Alchemist and understudy in The Physicists. Sixth season. Stratford: Goneril in King Lear, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Audrey in As You Like It, Juliana in The Boys from Syracuse, Lucinda in Into the Woods. Performer: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Philaminte in The Learned Ladies, Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hermione in The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); the Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost, Emilia in Othello, Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Part 2 and Henry V, the Queen of Austria in The Man in the Iron Mask (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Lyricist: Ms Adler's musical Enter the Guardsman (with composer Craig Bohmler and book writer Scott Wentworth) premièred in 1997 in London's West End at the Donmar Warehouse and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Enter the Guardsman went on to become the most produced new musical in the U.S. in the 2001-2002 season according to American Theatre Magazine, enjoying a full season of performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and productions at San Diego's Old Globe, the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Shakespeare Festival of New Jersey. Ms Adler's musical Gunmetal Blues premièred off-Broadway in 1992 and has enjoyed numerous productions across North America and Europe. In 2000, Ms Adler was a winner of the Kleban Award for her body of work as a lyricist.
    Portrait of Carla Bennett
    Carla Bennett
    2015: Appears in Carousel, appears in and choreographer of The Adventures of Pericles. Sixth season. Stratford: Crazy for You, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story, A Funny... Forum, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes and The King and I. Elsewhere: A Funny... Forum (Mirvish); Legally Blonde (Aquarius); Spamalot, Dance Legends, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity (Drayton Entertainment); Houdini (Theatre Outremont); The Producers, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, Evita and Chicago (Neptune Theatre). Film/TV (selected): Warehouse 13, Beauty and the Beast, The Ron James Show, Hellcats, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Slings and Arrows, Jeff Ltd., The Jane Show, Soul Food, Honey, Stormy Weather.  Choreography: A Midsummer Night's Dream (tap choreographer, Stratford) and associate choreographer for the feature film Pacific Rim.
    Portrait of Wayne Best
    Wayne Best
    Antiochus, Simonides
    2015: Blocher in The Physicists, Antiochus, Simonides in The Adventures of Pericles  and Surly in The Alchemist. 20th season. Stratford: Wayne has been a member of the acting company since 1992, when he played Horatio in Hamlet. Last year Wayne appeared as the Farmer and Recruiting Officer in Mother Courage, Hubert in King John and Axel Oxenstierna in the hugely popular Christina, The Girl King. Past Stratford performances include Caliban in The Tempest, Astrov in Uncle Vanya, Maurice in In the Ring, Leontes in The Winter's Tale, Fluellen in Henry V, Mercutio and Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Cornwall in King Lear and Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird. Elsewhere: Theatrical credits away from Stratford include Karl in Heaven, Captain Keller in The Miracle Worker, Abbott in Inexpressible Island, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Quinn in The Affections of May, Arthur in Camelot and Anderson in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme.
    Portrait of Alex Black
    Alex Black

    2015: Carnival Boy in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: North American Broadway tour: Movin' Out; Drayton Entertainment: Twist and Shout, Damn Yankees and Dance Legends; Canadian Opera Company: Don Quichotte. Film/TV: American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight; Rise, Shaftesbury Films. Training: Alex grew up dancing at his family-owned dance studio, Dean/Black School of Performing Arts. He attended Wayne State University as a BFA candidate, and was a talent scholar and Maggie Allesee Award recipient. Et cetera: Alex would like to thank his wife, Rochelle, family and friends for their love and support. 

    Portrait of Jacqueline Burtney
    Jacqueline Burtney
    2015: Louise in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Second season. Stratford: Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar. Elsewhere: Cinderella, The Little Mermaid (Ross Petty Productions). First national tour: Anything Goes (Purity). Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. La Jolla Playhouse: Jesus Christ Superstar. Stratford Festival/Mirvish: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Film/TV: Nikita, Hellcats (CW Network). Training: Sheridan College, Do It With Class Theatre Company. Online: Twitter: @jacburtney. Et cetera: "Thanks to Susan, Michael, Franklin and Scott, Stephen and Peter, this wonderful and inspiring cast and crew, the ever-listening Bess and, of course, to my beautiful family. For KN."
    Portrait of David Collins
    David Collins

    2015: Coroner in The Physicists, Cerimon in The Adventures of Pericles  and Lovewit in The Alchemist. Seventh season. Stratford: King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Richard III (Rivers), Titus Andronicus, The Tempest (Francisco), Macbeth (Seyton), Romeo and Juliet (Apothecary), Caesar and Cleopatra (Theodotus). Elsewhere: Shakuntala (Premiere Dance Theatre); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Mirvish); The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and Donut City (Canadian Stage); Pusha Man, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Passe Muraille); The Taming of the Shrew (ShakespeareWorks); Top Gun the Musical (Factory Theatre/N.Y.C.); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Action); Walls (VECC). Founding member of Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, The Firm, 11 Cameras, ReGenesis, Owning Mahowny, Shoot 'Em Up, The Incredible Hulk, MVP, Warehouse 13, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, The Listener, Rookie Blue, XIII, Stag. Training: MFA, York University. Awards: Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play.

    Portrait of Keith Dinicol
    Keith Dinicol
    2015: David Bascombe in Carousel and Pander in The Adventures of Pericles. 29th season. Stratford: Over 75 productions since 1981, including King Louis XIII (The Three Musketeers), Antonio (Much Ado About Nothing), Heck Tate (To Kill a Mockingbird), Pisthetairos (The Birds), Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet), Guildenstern (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead), Subtle (The Alchemist), Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Grumio (Richard Monette's The Taming of the Shrew), both Dromios (The Comedy of Errors), Crabtree (The School for Scandal) and tap-dancing Everett Baker in 2014's Crazy for You. Elsewhere: Credits across Canada include Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls), Salieri (Amadeus), Wullie (The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon), Robert (Proof) and Max in the Mirvish production of The Sound of Music in Toronto. Directing credits include Three Kings (Ryerson University) and Sophocles' Antigone (Macomb College, Michigan). Awards: Keith is a proud recipient of the William Needles Guthrie Award. 
    Portrait of Victor Ertmanis
    Victor Ertmanis
    Escanes, First Fisherman
    2015: Uwe Sievers in The Physicists, Escanes, First Fisherman in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. Eighth season. "Hi, guys! I'm back! This is my eighth season at the Festival, but it's my fiftieth year as a working actor. When I was twelve years old a friend dared me to audition for the school play (an operetta called His Majesty's Pie) at General Brock Public School. I landed the role of the evil chancellor. There were three performances in all. After the first performance, I got my first girlfriend. After the second, my father congratulated me for the first time. After the third, the playwright - an elegant, silver-haired gentleman and the brother of the then-Lieutenant Governor of Ontario - brought me out of the dressing room to insist, 'You are going to be an actor, aren't you?' Well, I'm happily still at it. Enjoy the show!"
    Portrait of Ryan Gifford
    Ryan Gifford
    2015: Assistant choreographer and appears in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Third season. Stratford: Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Oliver!, South Pacific. Elsewhere: Broadway: Bartholomew in Jesus Christ Superstar. Selected credits: Joey Primo in Rock of Ages, Dirty Dancing (North American première) (Mirvish); Tap Dogs (2010 and 2012 North American tour); Munkustrap in Cats, Park Keeper/Bank Chairman in Mary Poppins (Neptune); Big Deal in West Side Story (Citadel); Rocky in Damn Yankees, Travis in Footloose, Mary Poppins (Drayton); White Christmas (Aquarius). Film/TV: 66th Annual Tony Awards, Score: A Hockey Musical (2010 TIFF opener), Once Upon a Mattress (ABC/Disney), Michael Jackson's This Is It (Columbia Pictures), The John Dore Show, Road to Avonlea. Training: Second City. Awards: Mr. Dance of Canada. Et cetera: "Much love to my family for always being there. Hi to my niece and nephews, Ciara, Jacob and Noah!"

    Portrait of Sean Alexander Hauk
    Sean Alexander Hauk
    2015: Enoch Snow in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Fourth season. Stratford: Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Oklahoma!, My One and Only, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables) (Charlottetown Festival/Dancap); The Producers (Mirvish); Tom Jones, Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury (Top of the Pops, Poodle Skirts to Platform Shoes), Brad (The Rocky Horror Show), Ritchie Valens (Buddy Holly) (Theatre Aquarius); Gaston (Beauty and the Beast) (Citadel); Musical Pawns (Frigid Festival); Dentist (Little Shop of Horrors), Elvis (The Golden Age Rocks On) (Mayfield Theatre). Writer/director: award-winning cabaret Home at Last. Film/TV: Mulroney the Opera. Training: Sheridan Musical Theatre. Online: Et cetera: Sean is overjoyed to return to Stratford for his fourth season and work with such an amazing group of artists. He sends loads of love to his family, friends and his special lady, Hailey. "Enjoy the show."

    Portrait of Jessica B. Hill
    Jessica B. Hill

    2015: Irene Straub in The Physicists, Dame Pliant in The Alchemist and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ilona Szabo in The Play's the Thing and Petra in An Enemy of the People (Segal Centre); various in Les Zinspirés 2.0 (Théâtre français de Toronto); Lena Horne in Joe Louis: An American Romance (Infinithéâtre); Holly in The Lady Smith (Black Theatre Workshop); Zerbinette in Scapin and Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre); Tamora in Titus Andronicus (Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company); Jehanne in Jehanne of the Witches (Tableau d'Hôte); Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest (McGill University). Film/TV: 30 vies (Radio-Canada); The Jensen Project (Muse Entertainment); The Battle of Wills (Informaction). Recordings: Watch Dogs (Ubisoft). Training: Birmingham Conservatory; McGill University; Dawson College. Awards: Elsa Bolam Award (2006); Brian Cloutte Award (2005). Online: Et cetera: "Boundless gratitude to my parents, partner and pals for their love and support."

    Portrait of Randy Hughson
    Randy Hughson
    2015: Richard Voss in The Physicists, Bolt in The Adventures of Pericles and Tribulation in The Alchemist. Eighth season. Stratford (selected roles): Lucky (Waiting for Godot), Pompey (Measure for Measure), Uncle John (The Grapes of Wrath), Antigonus (The Winter's Tale), Senex (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Jordan Knockem (Bartholomew Fair), Hortensio (The Taming of the Shrew). Elsewhere: Leading roles at the Belfry Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, The Segal Centre, Neptune Theatre, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Alberta Theatre Projects, Centaur Theatre, Blyth Festival, National Arts Centre and many others. Film/TV: Randy has worked extensively in television, film and radio. Awards: Nominated for eight Dora Mavor Moore Awards, three Edmonton Sterlings, one Calgary Betty Mitchell, three Vancouver Jessies and one Gemini. Randy has won one of each award. Et cetera: "Gratitude and love to Melissa and Georgina."
    Portrait of Robin Hutton
    Robin Hutton
    2015: Mrs. Mullin in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Seventh season. Stratford: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Crazy for You (Irene Roth), Fiddler on the Roof, 2013 (Rifka), Tommy (Mrs. Simpson), Wanderlust (Louise), Hello, Dolly! (Irene), Fiddler on the Roof, 2000 (Tzeitel), Henry V, Jacques Brel, As You Like It, Patience, The Three Musketeers. Elsewhere: Queen in Cinderella (Grand Theatre); Guys and Dolls in Concert (NAC); A Hutton Family Christmas, James Bond/ABBA in Concert (Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra); Betty in White Christmas  (Aquarius; Neptune); Maria in The Sound of Music (Aquarius); Mamma Mia! (Royal Alex; Vancouver); A Foggy Day, Lady Windermere's Fan, Easy Virtue (Shaw); Dance Legends (Drayton); The Who's Tommy (Germany); Anne of Green Gables, Guys and Dolls (Charlottetown). Et cetera: Robin, a proud Newfoundlander, resides in Stratford with her husband, Steve Patterson, and their sons, Hutton and Wesley Patterson.
    Portrait of Ethan Lafleur
    Ethan Lafleur
    2015: Enoch Snow Jr. in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Bouley in Damn Yankees, Fender in Hairspray (Drayton); Prince Phillip in One Man's Dream (Tokyo Disney); Tommy in Anne of Green Gables, Rob in Kitchen Witches (Charlottetown Festival); Tales of Hoffman, Semele (Canadian Opera Company); Wicked (Universal Studios Japan); Verb.atim, Rain (Helix Dance Project); Riley in High School Musical (Neptune). Film/TV: Reign (CW), Beauty and the Beast (CW), Celtic Thunder (PBS). Training: Performing Dance Arts, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Awards: Dancer of the Year 2008, American Dance Awards National Finals. Et cetera: "Thank you for supporting the arts! By being here today, you are making it possible for me to live my dream! Endless thanks to Peggy and my mom, whose guidance and support made it possible for me to be up on this stage."
    Portrait of Jamie Mac
    Jamie Mac
    Third Fisherman
    2015: Danny McArthur in The Physicists, Third Fisherman in The Adventures of Pericles and Kastril in The Alchemist. Second season. Stratford: Young Soldier (Mother Courage and Her Children), Towrus (Antony and Cleopatra). Birmingham Conservatory: Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost, Proteus in The Two Gentleman of Verona, Polixenes in The Winter's Tale. Elsewhere: Jacob Mercer in Salt-Water Moon (NAC); Laurie in Vimy (GCTC); Clown in The 39 Steps (Stage West); David Jung in Rockbound (Two Planks and a Passion); Michael in The Elephant Song (Beothuk Street Players); Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare by the Sea); Jerry in The Zoo Story (Reid Theatre). Film/TV: Beauty and the Beast, Republic of Doyle, Covert Affairs, Life With Derek. Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre; Ryerson University, BFA Acting. Awards: For The Elephant Song: Walter C. Chambers Memorial Scholarship, D.A. Matthews Memorial Scholarship, Honorary Chairman's Award for Best Actor. Et Cetera: Jamie is from St. John's, NL.
    Portrait of Stephen Russell
    Stephen Russell

    2015: Helicanus in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. 33rd season. Stratford: Provost (Measure for Measure), Doc (West Side Story), Slim (Of Mice and Men), Mr. Brownlow (Oliver!), Chorus Leader (Oedipus Rex), Cornwall (King Lear) at the Lincoln Center in New York and the title roles in Julius Caesar, Richard II and Henry VI. Elsewhere: He has appeared in theatres across Canada, most recently as Dr. Meade in the world première of Gone With the Wind at the Manitoba Theatre Centre (2013). Film/TV: His most recent film project is the part of Pontius Pilate in The Gospel of John. Et cetera: He lives in Stratford with his wife, Astrid.

    Portrait of E.B. Smith
    E.B. Smith
    Thaliard, Leonine

    2015: Juan Murillo in The Physicists, Thaliard, Leonine in The Adventures of Pericles and appears inThe Alchemist. Fifth season. Stratford: Eilif (Mother Courage), Melun (King John), Alexas (Antony and Cleopatra), Bellievre (Mary Stuart), Abhorson (Measure for Measure), Guiderius (Cymbeline), Pylades (Elektra), Dorset (Richard III), Alarbus (Titus Andronicus). Elsewhere: Big Sam (Gone With the Wind) (RMTC); Seyton (Macbeth), Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet) (Chicago Shakespeare); Macduff (Macbeth) (First Folio Theatre); King (King Hedley II,Cleveland Scene Best Production of 2007) (Karamu); Moustique (Dream on Monkey Mountain); Junior (Before It Hits Home). Other credits: Cleveland Play House; Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Theater Wit, Chicago; two seasons at The Great Lakes Theater Festival. Film/TV: The Beast (Sony), Ask Gilby, Maybe By Then, Thunder Bay (PBS). 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, who will always be in the front row.

    Portrait of Jane Spidell
    Jane Spidell
    2015: Lina Rose in The Physicists, Philomen in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. 10th season. Stratford: The Trojan Women, Palmer Park, Good Mother, The Trials of Ezra Pound, The Swanne (Jacquenetta), As You Like It (Rosalind and Phebe), The Comedy of Errors (Adriana) and Hamlet. Assistant director of Three Sisters and The Glass Menagerie. Elsewhere: Jane's credits include several original productions: The Africa Trilogy (Volcano/Luminato); My Mother's Feet (Canadian Stage); Rune Arlidge, Lion in the Streets, The Last Bus and the English translations of The Real World? and Motel Hélène (Tarragon); Body and Soul (Passe Muraille); A Short History of Night (Crow's); Escape from Happiness (Factory). Other noteworthy Canadian productions include Blood (Passe Muraille); Adult Entertainment, BINGO! (Factory); Doc, Leaving Home (Soulpepper). Other standouts include The Price, The Time of Your Life, Our Town, Miss Julie (Soulpepper); Macbeth, Othello (NAC); A Moon for the Misbegotten (Centaur); A Streetcar Named Desire, How I Learned to Drive, Suddenly Last Summer, Speed-the-Plow (Citadel). Jane has worked from Halifax (Neptune) to Victoria (Bluebridge) and many places in between, getting her start with the Fringe in Edmonton with Teatro la Quindicina (Evelyn Strange, Cocktails at Pam's), and has travelled with productions to Scotland and Mexico. Film/TV: Remember (Atom Egoyan), One Week (Michael McGowan), Men With Brooms (Paul Gross). Reign, The Divide, Orphan Black, Remedy, Murdoch Mysteries, Played, Saving Hope, King, Slings and Arrows, Sisters in the Wilderness, Robocop, Kids in the Hall. Training: American Academy, New York (1984-1986); Young Company, Stratford (1994-1996). Awards: Six Dora nominations, two Dora Awards (Doc, Leaving Home); four Sterling nominations; the Amelia Hall Guthrie in 1996. Et cetera: Jane dedicates this season to Clara and Amelia, the two most remarkable, influential and beautiful humans she knows.
    Portrait of Rylan Wilkie
    Rylan Wilkie
    Second Fisherman
    2015: Police in The Physicists, Second Fisherman in The Adventures of Pericles and Ananias in The Alchemist. Second season. Stratford: Karl Gustav in Christina, The Girl King, White Knight in Alice Through the Looking-Glass, King John. Elsewhere: Andy Fastow in Enron (Theatre Calgary); collective creator of Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth Festival); Angel Gabriel/King Herod in The Story (Theatre Columbus); Jolly Goodday in Blue Planet (YPT); Banquo in Macbeth, Eilif in Mother Courage and Her Children, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Caravan Farm); Nils Krogstad in A Doll's House (Globe); Iago in Othello, Don John in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park - Calgary); Rudi in East of Berlin, Jean in The December Man, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, Davy Jones in Shakespeare's Dog, Hal in Proof (ATP). Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: John Hirsch Guthrie Award, Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent in Brixton. Online: @RylanWilkie.
    Portrait of Jonathan Winsby
    Jonathan Winsby
    2015: Billy Bigelow in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Third season. Stratford: Lancelot in Camelot, Phillip in Jesus Christ Superstar, Stewpot/Buzz Adams in South Pacific. Elsewhere: Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway/La Jolla Playhouse); Les Misérables (Mirvish/Mackintosh); Spamalot, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Company, Miss Saigon and My Fair Lady (Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver); Into the Woods (Neptune Theatre, Halifax, and Patrick St. Productions, Vancouver). Training: BA Theatre, University of British Columbia. Awards: Two-time Jessie Richardson Award nominee (Vancouver).  Et cetera: "Immeasurable thanks to family and friends across the globe, especially my three beautiful nieces, Ava, Katie and Leah, for all their love and support."  Jonathan is honoured to be performing in this production of Carousel, dedicated to the memory of Brian Macdonald.
    Scott Wentworth
    2015: Director of The Adventures of Pericles. Epicure Mammon in The Alchemist. 21st season. Stratford: Favourites include last season's Gloucester in King Lear, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Iago in Othello and the title role in Macbeth. He also directed the 2001 productions of Henry IV, parts 1 and 2. Elsewhere: Director: Romeo and Juliet (Denver Theater Center); Love's Labour's Lost and Henry IV (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Directed and starred as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). Et cetera: Mr. Wentworth is a Tony-nominated actor, a director and playwright whose work has been celebrated on Broadway, in London's West End, on television, in films and in theatres across the U.S. and Canada.

    Patrick Clark
    2015: Designer of The Adventures of Pericles and Love's Labour's Lost. 17th season. Stratford: Krapp's Last Tape/Hughie (also Goodman Theatre), The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes, King Lear, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, The Boy Friend, Pericles, The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus. Elsewhere: Pride and Prejudice, Cats, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Albert Herring (Pacific and Vancouver operas); The Norman Conquests, The Glass Menagerie, Jitters (Soulpepper); Shadowlands, Jane Eyre, Three Sisters (Guthrie); Othello, Much Ado (Chicago Shakespeare); Hit the Deck, She Loves Me (Shaw Festival); Tartuffe (NAC); Frost/Nixon, Fallen Angels (Canadian Stage); Having Hope at Home, Blithe Spirit (Neptune); Evangeline, Buddy Holly (Charlottetown); Good People, The Price (MTC); The Mousetrap, Sherlock Holmes (Aquarius); Private Lives, The Bricklin, It's a Wonderful Life (TNB). TV: Witness to Yesterday. Training: University of New Brunswick. Awards: New Brunswick Arts Award, several Merritt Awards and a Jessie.
    Kevin Fraser
    Lighting Designer
    2015: Lighting designer of Carousel and The Adventures of Pericles. 28th season. Stratford: Stratford designs include King John, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Shakespeare's Will, Evita, Peter Pan, Forum, West Side Story, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Music Man, Cabaret, My One and Only, To Kill a Mockingbird, South Pacific, The Glass Menagerie, Guys and Dolls, Inherit the Wind and many more. Elsewhere: Kevin has designed lighting for many theatre and opera productions across Canada. Recent credits include Into the Woods (Neptune Theatre, Halifax), The Mountaintop (Theatre Calgary), Les Misérables (Drayton Entertainment) and Dimensions (Canada's Wonderland). Training: Kevin is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. Awards: Kevin has received five Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations (Toronto) and one Jessie Richardson Award nomination (Vancouver). Online: Et cetera: Member of Associated Designers of Canada.
    Paul Shilton
    2015: Composer for The Adventures of Pericles. Fourth season. Stratford: In past years Paul has composed the music for Edward II at the Studio Theatre, An Ideal Husband at the Festival Theatre and Dark Lady of the Sonnets, a Stratford/CBC Radio co-production recorded live at the Glenn Gould Theatre. Elsewhere: Paul composed and performed the music for Alternative Theatre Works' production of Wind in the Willows at the Masonic Hall theatre space in Stratford. He also composed for the production of The Hobbit at the Grand Theatre in London. Teaching: Paul teaches a vocal ensemble class for the theatre program at Fanshawe College in London.
    Verne Good
    Sound Designer
    2015: Sound designer of The Adventures of Pericles.
    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: John Stead on IMDB: Et cetera: Master instructor with the Academy of Dramatic Combat.
    Rona Waddington
    Assistant Director
    2015: Assistant director of The Adventures of Pericles. Second season. Previously: Director: Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); The Tempest, King Lear (New Open Space Company, Paris); Trying (Centaur Theatre); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Mousetrap, Steel Magnolias (Drayton Entertainment); Dry Streak (The Grand Theatre); Apollo of Bellac (Shaw Festival Directors Project); Oleanna (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Orson's Shadow (Pilot Group); The Bear, SantaLand Diaries, Power Lunch (Lunchbox Theatre); Driving Miss Daisy (Port Stanley Festival); The Godot Cycle (Toronto Fringe Festival); The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (American Conservatory Theatre, MFA students). Assistant director: Antony and Cleopatra (Stratford Festival); Age of Arousal, The Women (Shaw Festival); Night and Day (American Conservatory Theatre). Resident director: The Railway Children (Marquis/Mirvish). Awards: Ottawa Critic's Circle Award - Best Director, Hamlet. Et cetera: Artistic Director, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival.
    Michelle Bohn
    Assistant Designer
    2015: Assistant designer of The Adventures of Pericles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Off-Broadway: Costume designer: A Four-Letter Word (Classic Stage Company/The Plastic Theatre); Richard III, King Lear, Macbeth (New York Classical Theatre); assistant costume designer: The Forest, Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company). Off-Off-Broadway: Costume designer: Displaced Wedding (New Worlds Theatre Project); Brave Ducks, Revolution on the Roof (Fringe N.Y.C.). Selected Regional: Costume designer: The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Relativity, Rising Water, Kimberly Akimbo (Southern Rep); Coriolanus, Henry V (Shakespeare Festival at Tulane); Orpheus (Tsunami Dance). Film/TV: Costume designer: NOLA; The Red Thunder (short); Good Sister (short). Also worked on The Host, The Campaign and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Training: MFA (Costume Design) from University of Missouri - Kansas City; BFA (Design for the Theatre) from Concordia University. Et cetera: Ms Bohn taught design at Tulane University, CUNY - Hunter College and Baker University. Online:
    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."
    Carla Bennett
    2015: Appears in Carousel, appears in and choreographer of The Adventures of Pericles. Sixth season. Stratford: Crazy for You, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story, A Funny... Forum, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes and The King and I. Elsewhere: A Funny... Forum (Mirvish); Legally Blonde (Aquarius); Spamalot, Dance Legends, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity (Drayton Entertainment); Houdini (Theatre Outremont); The Producers, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, Evita and Chicago (Neptune Theatre). Film/TV (selected): Warehouse 13, Beauty and the Beast, The Ron James Show, Hellcats, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Slings and Arrows, Jeff Ltd., The Jane Show, Soul Food, Honey, Stormy Weather.  Choreography: A Midsummer Night's Dream (tap choreographer, Stratford) and associate choreographer for the feature film Pacific Rim.
    Michael Hart
    Production Stage Manager, 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).
    Meghan Callan
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Stage manager of The Physicists and assistant stage manager of The Adventures of Pericles. 15th season. Stratford: Meghan has worked on many productions at the Stratford Festival, including Tommy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Tempest (2010). Most recently, she stage-managed A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Chris Abraham. She is very excited to be at the Tom Patterson Theatre this year. Elsewhere: Meghan enjoyed working across Canada for the Shaw Festival, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, NAC, Citadel Theatre, Globe Theatre and Lighthouse Festival Theatre. She also works in stage management for corporate clients such as General Motors, Toyota Canada, the Retail Council of Canada and, most recently, the 2015 Canadian International Auto Show. Training: BFA, York University. Et cetera: Many thanks to Ella, Beatrice and Peter for always making her proud, and she wishes Ella all the best in her first season.

    Crystal Skinner
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Assistant stage manager of The Adventures of Pericles and The Alchemist. Seventh season. Stratford: Alice Through the Looking-Glass, A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado, Twelfth Night, The Misanthrope, King Lear, Harlem Duet. Elsewhere: Stage manager: Living in the Spaces (Globe); Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Baro Theatre); Ed's Garage (Grand). Assistant stage manager: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Pride and Prejudice (Grand); We Will Rock You, The Lord of the Rings (Mirvish); Honk!, Peter Pan, Doubt, Dream (Globe); ...Spelling Bee, Oliver! (Drayton). Film/TV: Maria coordinator, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (CBC/Temple Street Productions); international venue manager, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival. Corporate Events: Clients include GM, Toyota, Retail Council of Canada. Training: Ryerson University; Vancouver Film School. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award. Et cetera: Crystal dedicates this season to her niece, Valerie.
    Liz King
    Apprentice Stage Manager
    2015: Apprentice stage manager of The Physicists and The Adventures of Pericles. Second season. Stratford: Production assistant for the Avon and Studio theatres. Elsewhere: Apprentice stage manager of Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Theatre); Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol, Dracula, Delicious Lies (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Oliver!, The Love List (Drayton Entertainment); The Sound of Music, Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (Persephone Theatre). Stage management credits include Cymbeline (Saskatoon Shakespeare Lab); The Cherry Orchard, King Lear (Theatre Naught); Jake and the Kid (Station Arts Centre); The Edible Woman, East of Berlin, Vimy, Farragut North (Live Five). Upcoming: Assistant stage manager of Much Ado About Nothing and Othello (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Stage manager of Elf: The Musical (Chemainus). Training: University of Saskatchewan and Mount Royal University. Awards: Guthrie Award recipient. Et cetera: "For Nathan and the new niece or nephew - may they both be a little bit into theatre in addition to being excellent soccer players."
    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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