by Olivier KemeidTranslated by Maureen LabontéDirector Keira Loughran
In a contemporary echo of Virgil’s famous poem, a band of refugees flee their devastated city and embark on the perilous quest for a new country to call home.
New performances added on Wednesday, September 28, Saturday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 4 at 2:00 pm.
The Aeneid contains some mature subject matter and occasional strong language.
Support for the 2016 season of the Studio Theatre is generously provided by Sandra & Jim Pitblado.
2016: Peter in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Ralph in Shakespeare in Love and Aeneas in The Aeneid. 13th season. Stratford: Roger (She Stoops to Conquer), Thom (The Last Wife), Unicorn/Carpenter (Alice Through the Looking-Glass), Sandy Tyrell (Hay Fever), Lodovico (Othello), Don John (Much Ado About Nothing), Louis the Dauphin (Henry V), Richmond (Richard III), Hosanna (Hosanna), Ferdinand (The Tempest), Proteus (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Malcolm (Macbeth) (twice), Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Nathaniel (Love's Labour's Lost), Edgar (King Lear), Gratiano (The Merchant of Venice), Pierrot (Don Juan), Cromwell (Henry VIII). Elsewhere: Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet) (MTC); Clown (The 39 Steps) (Globe); Simon/Wahab (Scorched) (Citadel/Tarragon); Pierrot (Don Juan) (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde); Narrator (The Rape of Lucrece) (Theatre Ste. Catherine); Henry V (Henry V) (Gravy Bath). Training: National Theatre School, John Abbott College, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Michael Mawson Award, Chalmers Training Award. Et cetera: "Much love to Sarah and my girls."
2016: Troll in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Achmaenides, Old Farmer in The Aeneid. Fourth season. Stratford: Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Othello. Birmingham Conservatory: Twelfth Night (Robin Phillips); Private Lives, Tons of Money (Christopher Newton); Hamlet (Stephen Ouimette); Love's Labour's Lost (Martha Henry). Elsewhere: Henry VI in Henry VI: Wars of the Roses, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Timon of Athens (Vancouver's Bard on the Beach); The East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement); The Exquisite Hour (Relephant); The Wizard of Oz, A Year with Frog and Toad, Seussical (Carousel); The Emperor's New Threads (Axis). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, Studio 58, Canadian National Voice Intensive. Awards: One Jessie Award; Sydney J. Risk Award. Et cetera: Josue is also a teacher, director and mask maker. Online: "Tweet me @josuelaboucane."
2016: Seyton in Macbeth, Dr. Jim Bayliss in All My Sons and The Scavenger, Allecto's Son in The Aeneid. Sixth season. Stratford: Juan Murillo (The Physicists), Thaliard, Leonine (Pericles), Eilif (Mother Courage), Melun (King John), Alexas (Antony and Cleopatra), Bellievre (Mary Stuart), Abhorson (Measure for Measure), Cymbeline, Elektra, Richard III, Titus Andronicus. Elsewhere: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (The Mountaintop) (The Grand); 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) (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. 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.
2016: Movement coach for The Aeneid. Stratford: 2007, 2009, invited teacher (Nicholas Pennell Fund). Elsewhere: Tedi is a choreographer, performer and teacher based in Montreal. She makes site-specific performance events that blend movement, sound, video and architecture. Over the past 20 years, her work has been presented throughout Canada, in Europe, Iceland and New York. 2014-15, movement coach: Hroses, The Supine Cobbler, writer/director, Jill Connell; principal movement teacher, National Theatre School of Canada (2001-2013). Training: In Japan with Butoh masters Min Tanaka and Kazuo Ohno and her ongoing work with Authentic Movement pioneers Janet Alder and Judith Koltai. Awards: Jacqueline Lemieux Award (Canada Council for the Arts), inaugural recipient of the Simms Family Award (for teaching excellence at the National Theatre School of Canada).
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