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May 15 – October 29 |
Opens June 1
Shakespeare

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

by William Shakespeare
Director Keira Loughran

DOUBLE TROUBLE.

Separated in infancy, two pairs of twins are now in the same city, each unaware of the presence of their long-lost counterparts. Hilarity mounts as the look-alikes are repeatedly mistaken for each other – till unexpected reunions bring happy endings for all.

House Program: The Comedy of Errors


Support for the 2018 season of the Studio Theatre is generously provided by Sandra & Jim Pitblado.

2018 publicity photography by Clay Stang – The Garden 

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Beryl Bain
    Dromio of Syracuse
     2018: Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, Charlotte Brontë in Brontë: The World Without and Mammon, Uriel in Paradise Lost. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Five Alarm (Lighthouse Theatre), How Black Mothers Say I Love You (Factory Theatre/Girls In Bow Ties), The Mountaintop (Grand Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Theatre Northwest), The Living by Colleen Wagner (SummerWorks 2015), Complex (SummerWorks 2014), The Mountaintop (Theatre Calgary - Betty Mitchell Award nomination, Calgary Critics Award nomination 2014), Dirty Butterfly (Bound to Create/Obsidian Theatre - Critic's Pick, NOW Magazine), Awake (Expect Theatre), Race (Theatre Yes), The Women, Born Yesterday, The Stepmother, After the Dance (Shaw Festival), The Little Prince (Grand Theatre). Film/TV: Suits, Awake (Best Actress nomination, Miami Urban Film Festival), Rogue, The Firm, Warehouse 13, Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft). Training: BFA York University. Online: berylbain.com. Instagram: @berylbain. Et cetera: Beryl dedicates this exciting debut season to her mother and to the memory of her talented and beautiful grandmothers.
    Jessica B. Hill
    Antipholus of Syracuse
    2018: Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors Emily Brontë in Brontë: The World Without  and Beelzebub, Gabriel in Paradise Lost Fourth season. Stratford: Isabella (The Changeling), Lucullus's Friend (Timon of Athens), Lydia Lubey (All My Sons), Lola (Bunny), Dame Pliant (The Alchemist). Birmingham Conservatory: Duchess of York/Richard (Richard III), Paulina (The Winter's Tale). Elsewhere: Ilona in The Play's the Thing, Petra in An Enemy of the People (Segal Centre); Lena Horne in Joe Louis: An American Romance (Infinithéâtre); Holly in The Lady Smith (Black Theatre Workshop); Scapin, Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre); Tamora in Titus Andronicus (Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company). Film/TV: Assassin's Creed: Origins (Ubisoft), 30 vies (Radio-Canada), The Battle of Wills (Informaction). Training: Birmingham Conservatory; McGill University; Dawson College. Awards: Mary Savidge Award (2016); Elsa Bolam Award (2006); Brian Cloutte Award (2005). Online: jessicabhill.com. Et cetera: "Love. Love and Gratitude."
    Qasim Khan
    Antipholus of Ephesus
    2018: Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors and Adam in Paradise Lost. Second season. Stratford:The Changeling, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Elsewhere:Acha Bacha (Theatre Passe Muraille/Buddies); Das Ding, Hamlet, All's Well That Ends Well (Canadian Stage); Alligator Pie, The Crucible, The Royal Comedians, Dirt (Soulpepper); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Charlottetown Festival); A Craigslist Cantata (Musical Stage Company/ATP/NAC/ Citadel); Beneath the Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct); Shannon 10:40 (Videofag). Film/TV: Riftworld Chronicles, Nikita, Saving Hope, Dan for Mayor, Little Mosque. Training: Graduate of the Soulpepper Academy; University of Toronto/Sheridan. Et cetera: Dora Award nominee/winner, MyTheatre and BroadwayWorld nominee, International Actor Fellow of Shakespeare's Globe. Heartfelt thanks to Matt, George and Elaine; Robyn and AMI; Beth, Keira, Jackie, Antoni; Aysha and family; and most of all, his beautiful mum. Follow @theqasimkhan.
    Josue Laboucane
    Dromio of Ephesus

    2018: Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors, Wine Seller in Napoli Milionaria! and appears in The Tempest. Sixth season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Changeling, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid, 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 (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 Exquisite Hour (Relephant); The Wizard of Oz, Seussical (Carousel); The Emperor's New Threads (Axis). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, Studio 58, Canadian National Voice Intensive. Awards: Jessie Award; Sydney J. Risk Award. Et cetera: Twitter: @josuelaboucane.

    Rod Beattie
    Dr. Pinch, Luce
    2018: Gonzalo in The Tempest and Dr. Pinch, Luce in The Comedy of Errors. 17th season. Stratford: Over 50 productions - favourites include Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream, York in Henry VI, Bolingbroke in Richard II, Glenn Gould in Glenn, title role in Macbeth, Pistol in Henry V and the first six Wingfield plays. Elsewhere: Rod has performed the Wingfield series (by Dan Needles) for 33 years, totalling almost 5,000 performances. Other credits include Bill in The Love List, Greg in Sylvia (Belfry Theatre); Johnny Pateen Mike in The Cripple of Inishmaan (Theatre Calgary); Proctor in The Crucible (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Professor in Oleanna (Grand Theatre, National Arts Centre). Training: Master's degree in English, University of Toronto. Awards: In 2017, Rod was appointed Member of the Order of Canada. He has also won Stratford's Bronze Star Award, a Dora, a Sterling, a Gemini and the "Critic's Award" (Sarasota).
    Rodrigo Beilfuss
    Angelo

    2018: Angelo in The Comedy of Errors and understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night. Third season. Stratford: Young Siward in Macbeth, Frank Lubey in All My Sons, Fellow Countryman in The Aeneid, Jeweller in Timon of Athens, Tomazo de Piracquo in The Changeling and Small Investor/Press Agent in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Elsewhere (selected): Hamlet (Bravura Theatre), Sea Wall (Theatre by the River), The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Ruins), The Winter's Tale (Tom-Tom), Measure for Measure (LAMDA). Director: Lungs, Cock, Generous and Bull (TBTR), The Duck Variations, Pariah, About Love & Champagne (Fancy Bred) and Private Lives (assistant director - RMTC). Training: The University of Winnipeg, LAMDA, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Online: rodrigobeilfuss.com; @RBeilfuss. Et cetera: Curiously, this is Rodrigo's third time playing a jeweller in the Shakespearean canon. Tragically, Rodrigo is allergic to all metals. 

    Juan Chioran
    Duke

    2018: Duke in The Comedy of Errors and God the Father in Paradise Lost. 16th season. Stratford: Romeo and Juliet, Treasure Island, The Breathing Hole, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Henry V, Much Ado, The Misanthrope, Twelfth Night, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, Bartholomew Fair, Three Sisters, All's Well, Shrew, As You Like It, Hamlet, Dracula, Dream, Man of La Mancha. Elsewhere: Nine (Podium Concerts); The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Bob Kills Theatre); Cabaret, Philadelphia Story, Light in the Piazza (Shaw); Madonna Painter (Factory); New Brain, Piazza (Acting Up Stage); It's a Wonderful Life, Goodnight Desdemona, Much Ado (Canadian Stage); Cymbeline, The Three Musketeers, Hecuba (Chicago Shakespeare); Blithe Spirit, An Ideal Husband (Citadel); Love's Labour's Lost (NAC); The Producers (Mirvish). Film/TV: Reign, Finn on the Fly, Republic of Love, What's Up Warthogs, The Border, Roxy Hunter. Training: BFA, U of A. Awards: Dora, Gemini, Jeff, Ovation, Carbonell. 

    Sarah Dodd
    Abbess/Emilia
    2018: Abbess/Emilia in The Comedy of Errors and Sin, Zephon in Paradise Lost. Ninth season. Stratford (selected): 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 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 (CBC/Netflix); Amber Alert, Reign, Murdoch Mysteries. Training: George Brown Theatre School. Awards: Sarah has received two Dora Awards and the Mary Savidge Award, and last year she was the proud recipient of the Jerry Franken Award.
    Sébastien Heins
    Courtesan, Jailor
    2018: Ferdinand in The Tempest, Courtesan, Jailor in The Comedy of Errors and Pascalino in Napoli Milionaria! Third season. Stratford: Charles Surface (The School for Scandal); Servilius (Timon of Athens); Aumerle, Prince John (Breath of Kings: Rebellion); Prince John, Mouldy, Le Fer (Breath of Kings: Redemption). Elsewhere (selected): Bang Bang (Factory Theatre), Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera (b current/FOX Entertainment Agency); Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Outside the March/Crow's/Starvox); Mr. Marmalade (Outside the March); The Lion King (Mirvish). Film/TV: CTV's The Listener, SuperChannel's Darknet, CBC's Cracked. Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Tullio Cedraschi Award, NTS; Toronto Urban Film Festival's City Stories Award, Her Chance to Dream; Best Emerging Artist Award, United Solo Festival, N.Y.C. Online: @sebastienheins; thehiphopera.com. Et cetera: Sébastien dedicates this season to equality and respect. He thanks his family, friends, colleagues, and incredible partner, Dasha, for making his life as an artist an epic adventure every day.
    Shruti Kothari
    Merchant 1
    2018: Merchant 1 in The Comedy of Errors, Maria Rosaria in Napoli Milionaria! and appears in The Tempest. Second season. Stratford: Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, The Taming of the Shrew. Elsewhere: Million Dollar Quartet (Thousand Islands Playhouse, Sudbury Theatre Centre); Five Alarm (Lighthouse Festival); Little Pretty and the Exceptional (Factory Theatre); James and the Giant Peach (Young People's Theatre); My Co-Mates and Brothers in Exile (Shakespeare in the Ruff); Aladdin (Diversified Productions); Rent, Avenue Q (Lower Ossington Theatre). TV: The Handmaid's Tale (MGM/Hulu); Designated Survivor (ABC). Voice Work: Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft), My Dad is Scrooge (Eb Scrooge Productions). Training: Factory Mechanicals, Queen's University, Bishop Strachan School, Claude Watson School for the Arts. Et cetera: Thrilled to be back at the Festival that titillated my theatre bone as a child and continues to do so today.
    Kevin Kruchkywich
    Understudy
    2018: Moloch, Michael in Paradise Lost and understudy in The Comedy of Errors. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Henry V (Bard On The Beach); Romeo and Juliet, The Glass Menagerie, Rough Crossing (Theatre Calgary); Death of a Salesman, The Wars (Playhouse); The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Red Priest (Globe Theatre); Hedda Gabler (Persephone); The Secret Annex, The Philadelphia Story (MTC); A Christmas Carol, The Drawer Boy, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Belfry Theatre); Wit, Aberhart Summer, Respectable, that elusive spark (ATP); Boeing Boeing, The School for Scandal (Arts Club); The Woman in Black (Chemainus Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Gateway Theatre); Macbeth (theatre nomad - England/South Africa tour); Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (BeMe Theatre - Munich, Germany). Et cetera: Watch for Kevin in An Undiscovered Shakespeare this fall, both here at the Festival and at the Grand Theatre.
    Alexandra Lainfiesta
    Adriana
    2018: Adriana in The Comedy of Errors, Assunta in Napoli Milionaria! and appears in The Tempest. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Green Lake (Solo Collective), Good Day and Good Night (Carousel Theatre), West Side Story (Theatre Under the Stars), El Jinete: A Mariachi Opera (Puente Theatre), Marrow (Alley Theatre/Resounding Scream), Cruel Tears (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre/Puente Theatre). Film/TV: Un Día de Sol (Codice Cinema), Bella Ciao! (Commercial Drive Productions). 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, Outstanding Emerging Playwright Award (CCPA). Et cetera: I dedicate all the hard work and heart I put into my work to my grandfather Carlos, to Ian and Gloria, and to my mom, Ana.
    Devin MacKinnon
    Balthasar
    2018: Balthasar in The Comedy of Errors Death, Ithuriel in Paradise Lost  and understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Crime Does Not Pay (Downstage); Naughty...but Nice! (Forte Musical Theatre Guild); Liberation Days, The Mary Celeste, Nothing Less!, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Two Planks and a Passion); Spelling 2-5-5 (Carousel Players); Last Christmas (New Curtain); Hamlet, Godhead (Sunset Theatre); The Winter's Tale, Cloud 9, Scorched, The Liar, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Andersons (NTS). Film/TV: Principal in It's Not You… (Don McKellar). Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Betty nomination for Crime Does Not Pay (Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical). Et cetera: Thanks to Mom, Wayne-O, the Talent House team and Michaela.
    Andrea Rankin
    Officer 2
    2018: Officer 2 in The Comedy of Errors, Anne Brontë in Brontë: The World Without and Astoreth, Urania in Paradise Lost. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher, Fanny in A Christmas Carol, Ginger Rogers in Make Mine Love (Citadel); Cordelia in King Lear (Bard on the Beach/Theatre Calgary); Sarah in Shakespeare's Rebel (Bard on the Beach); Desdemona in Othello (Shakespeare Company); Crissy in Hair (Mayfield); Thea in Spring Awakening (Strathcona Theatre); Macbeth, Hansel & Gretel (Edmonton Opera); Mary Magdalene in Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Moth in Love's Labour's Lost, Marie in Pains of Youth, Wife in Blood Wedding (Studio Theatre). Voiceover: Mass Effect 3 (EA Games). Film/TV: Lead in L.o.S.T., Algorithms, The True Meaning of Girls. Training: BFA in Acting, University of Alberta. Awards: Dasha Goody Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre. Online:  andrea-rankin.com. Et cetera: Andrea would like to thank her family, friends, love and the power of female friendship.
    Amelia Sargisson
    Luciana
    2018: Luciana in The Comedy of Errors, Eve in Paradise Lost  and understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Constanze in Amadeus (TIFT); The 39 Steps and The Madonna Painter (Centaur Theatre); Viola/Cordelia in Twelfth Night/King Lear (Canadian Stage); The Watershed and Seeds (Crow's Theatre/Porte Parole); The Millennial Malcontent (Tarragon Theatre); Philomela in If We Were Birds (Imago Theatre - META nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress); Jamie in The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Carousel Players); Les Moutons and Camping Royale (CORPUS); six seasons of Shakespeare-in-the-Park (Repercussion Theatre). Training: Ryerson Theatre School. Awards: Faculty Award of Excellence and Louis Taube Memorial Award (Ryerson); Cartes Premières Award for Best Actress for Laurel in down from heaven (Imago Theatre); Spotlight Award for The Art of Catching Pigeons by Torchlight (SummerWorks). Et cetera: Co-author, with nisha ahuja, of 30 People Watching, published in ReView: An anthology of plays committed to social justice. Online: @akathesarge.
    Oksana Sirju
    Messenger
    2018: Messenger in The Comedy of Errors, Margherita in Napoli Milionaria! and appears in The Tempest. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Hedda Gabler in Hedda Gabler, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Viola in Twelfth Night, Lady Balthazar in The Comedy of Errors, Horatio in Ophelia, The Good Woman in A Party for Boris (York University); Mrs. Harper in Innocence Lost (Ovation Academy). Film/TV: Recurring role on Workin' Moms (CBC). Training: York University, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, 2017-2018. Online: @itsoksanasirju. Et cetera: All my love and thanks to friends and family for the constant love and support. I also extend my gratitude to the Stratford team for the warm welcome.
    Jane Spidell
    Merchant 2
    2018: Merchant 2 in The Comedy of Errors and understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night. 11th season. Stratford: The Physicists, Pericles, The Trojan Women, The Swanne, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet. Elsewhere: The Wedding Party (Crow's); The River (Coal Mine); The Africa Trilogy (Volcano/Luminato); The Real World?, Rune Arlidge, Lion in the Streets, Motel Hélène (Tarragon); Body and Soul, Blood (Passe Muraille); Escape from Happiness, Adult Entertainment (Factory); Doc, Leaving Home, The Price, The Time of Your Life, Our Town, Miss Julie (Soulpepper); Macbeth, Othello (NAC); A Moon for the Misbegotten (Centaur); Streetcar Named Desire, How I Learned to Drive, Suddenly Last Summer (Citadel). Film/TV: Remember, One Week, Men With Brooms, The Detail, Reign, Orphan Black, Remedy, Saving Hope, King, Slings and Arrows. Awards: Six Dora nominations, two awards; Amelia Hall Guthrie. Et cetera: Endless love for my two beautiful daughters.
    Gordon Patrick White
    Egeon
    2018: Egeon in The Comedy of Errors, Guard #2 in Napoli Milionaria!  and appears in The Tempest.  Second season. Stratford: Romeo and Juliet, Treasure Island, The Breathing Hole. Elsewhere: Edgar, King Lear (NAC); Mooch, Where the Blood Mixes (Theatre North West); Clov, Endgame (Theatre Newfoundland Labrador); Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Stephenville Festival); 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); Robbie, A Very Polite Genocide (Native Earth Performing Arts); 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, Newfoundland. Et cetera: Wela'lin to my family in Newfoundland, my friends in Nova Scotia, and all my relations on Turtle Island.
    Mamie Zwettler
    Officer 1
    2018: Miranda in The Tempest, Officer 1 in The Comedy of Errors  and Teresa in Napoli Milionaria! Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ophelia in Hamlet, Adam/Audrey in As You Like It, Aeneas in Troilus and Cressida, Genevieve in Long Christmas Dinner (NYU Tisch School of the Arts). Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Et cetera: Much love and gratitude to Mom and Dad.
    Keira Loughran
    Director
     2018: Director of The Comedy of ErrorsAssociate Producer, The Forum and Laboratory. 15th season. Stratford: Director: The Aeneid, The Komagata Maru Incident. Actor (selected): Coriolanus, King John, Timon of Athens, Cymbeline. Other: assistant director, choreographer, production dramaturge. Elsewhere: Directing (selected): Deportation Cast (York University), Titus Andronicus (Canadian Stage), Pu-Erh (K'Now Theatre - Dora nomination), The Emancipation of Miss Lovely (Ngozika Productions), Little Dragon (SummerWorks Festival); Artistic Producer of the SummerWorks Festival, 2005-2007; Founding Artistic Director of K'Now Theatre. Keira has been pushing the boundaries of Canadian theatre for over 20 years as an actor, director, dramaturge and playwright with companies across Canada, notably Theatre Passe Muraille, Nightwood Theatre, Young People's Theatre and numerous independent companies. Training: BFA, University of Alberta. Awards (selected): Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award (2015). Et cetera: For Varrick, my dear heart's dearer heart.
    Joanna Yu
    Designer
     2018: Designer of The Comedy of Errors. Seventh season. Stratford: Designer of The Aeneid; costume designer of The Breathing Hole; set designer of The Komagata Maru Incident; assistant designer of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Wanderlust, The Misanthrope, Peter Pan, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Bartholomew Fair. Elsewhere: Joanna is a Toronto-based designer who's had the pleasure of designing and collaborating with Tarragon, Young People's Theatre, The Blyth Festival, The Grand, Factory Theatre, Cahoots, Obsidian, Theatre Centre, Fu-Gen, Signal Theatre, Neptune, Musical Stage Company, Nightwood, Volcano, Buddies in Bad Times, Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre New Brunswick, Project: Humanity, Theatrefront, lemonTree, Why Not Theatre, Mirvish, Luminato. Online: joannayudesign.com. Training: Theatre Production and Design, York University. Et cetera: Joanna is a Dora-nominated designer and the 2017 recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Award.
    Kaileigh Krysztofiak
    Lighting Designer
    2018: Lighting designer of The Comedy of Errors. Seventh season. Stratford: Assistant lighting designer, six seasons (2011-2016). Selected credits: A Chorus Line, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Last Wife, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tommy, A Word or Two, Jesus Christ Superstar. Studio Theatre technical director, 2013. Elsewhere: Lo, or Dear Mr. Wells (Nightwood); Honk! (Drayton Entertainment); Salt-Water Moon (Mirvish, Factory, Why Not); El Reterno (Riser Project); Wildfire (RARE, Soulpepper); The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely, The Breath in Between (Crow's); Superior Donuts (Coal Mine); Laurier (Charlottetown Festival, TNB); Beaver (Storefront); Noises Off (Soulpepper); Cambaby (Theatre Mischief); A Line in the Sand, The Crackwalker (Factory Theatre); Hana Hashimoto (Carousel Players). Kaileigh has designed for musicians Elizabeth Shepherd, Nagata Shachu, and Plants and Animals. Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Et cetera: Instructor at the NTSC and two-time Dora nominee.
    Alexander MacSween
    Composer and Sound Designer
     2018: Composer and sound designer of The Comedy of Errors. Fifth season. Previous: The Virgin Trial, The Last Wife, Bunny, Oedipus Rex, Christina, The Girl King. Theatre: Cockroach (ATP); The Darkness, Peepshow, The Invisible, La fureur de ce que je pense (Marie Brassard); Le fusil de chasse (François Girard); Woyzeck, Douleur exquise (Brigitte Haentjens); Zulu Time (Robert Lepage); Des femmes (Wajdi Mouawad); Hamlet, Divisadero (Necessary Angel); Septembre (Le Nouveau Théâtre Experimental); Seeds, Fredy (Projet Porte Parole). Dance: 786, White Space (Natasha Bakht); What We Are Saying (Public Recordings); Portable Dances, Anatomies (José Navas); Misfit Blues (Paul-André Fortier). Film: Dafeena (Mouvement Perpétuel); Cinéma des aveugles (Daniel Canty/Metafilms); Dances for Dzama (Dana Gingras). Recordings: Many recordings as a composer and musician with Fortner Anderson, Bionic, Foodsoon, The Nils, Pest 5000, Sam Shalabi, Martin Tétreault and others. Alexander's latest recording is The Squiggle Game. alexandermacsween.com.
    John Stead
    Fight Director
     2018: Head of Stage Combat. Fight director of The Tempest,  The Music Man, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Comedy of Errors, Brontë: The World Without, Coriolanus and Paradise Lost. 25th season. Stratford: Fight director, 200+ productions. Elsewhere: 600+ productions, including 20 seasons with Shaw Festival. Film Director: Cyborg Soldier, Troubled Waters, Good Morning Tomorrow, The Waking, The Hot Flash, End Game, Charon's Obal. TV Director: Designated Survivor, Dark Matter, Bitten, The Bobby Buck Show, XIII, Lost Girl, Earth: Final Conflict, Tracker, Mutant X, The Dresden Files, The Adventures of Sinbad. 500+ film/TV credits as stunt coordinator/action director. 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); Judges' Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival); Best Short Award nominee (Directors' Guild of Canada). Online:johnstead.com; IMDB: imdb.com/name/nm0824093/.
    Anita Nittoly
    Associate Fight Director
    2018: Associate fight director of The Tempest, The Music Man, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Comedy of Errors, Brontë: The World Without, Coriolanus and Paradise Lost. Third season. Stratford: 2013: assistant fight director; 2017: associate fight director. Elsewhere: Outside the March/The Company Theatre, 2018: Jerusalem. Centaur Theatre, 2018: Successions; 2017: The 39 Steps. Film/TV: Lead stunt double in Dark Matter, stunt actor in KIN; other stunt credits include Teen Titans, 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries. Elsewhere: Fight director and stage combat instructor at the National Theatre School in Montreal.
    Ron Pederson
    Assistant Director
     2018: Assistant director of The Comedy of Errors. Second season. Stratford: The Merchant of Venice, The Three Musketeers (2013). Elsewhere (selected): Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Passe Muraille, RMTC, Citadel, Free Will Shakespeare Festival, ATP, Vancouver Playhouse, Arts Club, EFT, Theatre Network, National Theatre of the World, The Theatre Department, Catalyst, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Storefront Theatre, Teatro La Quindicina. Film/TV:MADtv (three seasons), The Late Late Show, Murdoch Mysteries, Insecurity, Degrassi, SideKick. Awards: Canadian Comedy Award, Best Improviser; Sterling Award, Best Supporting Actor; RBC Arts Professional Award; SummerWorks Festival Performance Award, Best Performance; Jessie Award nomination, Best Supporting Actor; two-time Dora Award nominee, Best Actor (2014), Best Actor in a Musical (2016). Online: @ronaldpederson. Et cetera: Ron is an acclaimed improviser and has devised, created and improvised across Canada and with companies around the world in cities including Oslo, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Los Angeles, Chicago and N.Y.C.
    Ann Stuart
    Stage Manager
     2018: Stage manager of The Comedy of Errors 37th season. Stratford: Ann has worked in all four of the Festival's theatres on over 70 productions, including 29 of Shakespeare's plays, with Artistic Directors Michael Langham, Robin Phillips, John Neville, David William, Richard Monette and Antoni Cimolino.  She also worked as Personal Assistant to Robin Phillips. This is her first collaboration with director Keira Loughran. From 2007 till 2016 she was coordinator of the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre under Director Martha Henry. Ann has won two unsolicited Guthrie Awards, had an exhibition of her backstage photographs and is currently writing a book to celebrate the centenary of Hart House Theatre at the University of Toronto (November 2019). She is grateful for her many amazing   theatrical experiences and colleagues including the Comedy Cat.  And especially for her husband Ross.
    Jacki Brabazon
    Assistant Stage Manager
     2018: Assistant stage manager of The Comedy of Errors and Paradise Lost. Third season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of Romeo and Juliet and The Breathing Hole (2017), assistant stage manager of the Michael Langham Directors' Workshop Presentation (2016), production assistant of Possible Worlds and The Last Wife (2015). Elsewhere: Assistant stage manager credits include CFL 105th Grey Cup (Patrick Roberge Productions), The Last Wife (The Belfry Theatre/Great Canadian Theatre Company); stage manager credits include Trudeau Stories (Long Black Car Productions at the Great Canadian Theatre Company); The Amazing Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre (A Company of Fools); apprentice stage manager of The Summoned, Within the Glass (Tarragon Theatre), The December Man (L'homme de décembre) (NAC English Theatre). Training: University of Ottawa. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (2015).
    Kim Lott
    Assistant Stage Manager
     2018: Stage manager of Brontë: The World Without and assistant stage manager of The Comedy of Errors. 21st season. Stratford: Stage manager credits (selected): The Matchmaker, Titus Andronicus, Evita, West Side Story. Assistant stage manager credits (selected): Treasure Island, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, South Pacific, The King and I, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing. Elsewhere: Stage manager credits (selected): Ring of Fire, Hana's Suitcase, Annie, Twist and Shout (Grand Theatre); My Fair Lady (Drayton Entertainment). Assistant stage manager credits (selected): The Spitfire Grill, Proof (Grand Theatre); Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Opera Ontario); The Who's Tommy (Elgin Theatre). Et cetera: To my many beautiful loved ones, being present with me celebrating life's journey: thank you for sharing your joy, laughter and unconditional love. Be well and let's keep soaring.
    Marie Fewer-Muncic
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Studio Theatre and stage manager of Julius Caesar. 12th season. Stratford: Stage manager: Romeo and Juliet (2017), Bunny, Possible Worlds, Hirsch. Assistant stage manager: Tartuffe, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Evita, Kiss Me, Kate, Macbeth, Rice Boy, Romeo and Juliet (2008), Caesar and Cleopatra, My One and Only, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Duchess of Malfi, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Apprentice stage manager: Noises Off. Elsewhere: Theatre Sheridan, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Erindale, Theatre Direct Canada/Eldritch Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille/Obsidian Theatre Company, Bluewater Summer Playhouse, Charlottetown Festival. Training: Sheridan College. Et cetera: Much love to Emily and Michael.
    Angela Marshall
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Studio Theatre and assistant stage manager of An Ideal Husband. 18th season. Stratford: Highlights include Guys and Dolls, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, Taking Shakespeare, Henry V, Jacques Brel, Forum, The Trojan Women, Palmer Park, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, The Liar, Orpheus Descending, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, King Henry VIII, The King and I, Private Lives and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere: Favourites: Einstein's Gift (The Grand Theatre); Trying (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Sylvia (Globe Theatre); Dear Santa (Theatre New Brunswick); The All Night Strut! (Stirling Festival Theatre); Flying on Her Own (Neptune Theatre); Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun (Theatre Orangeville); Mamma Mia! (Mirvish Productions); Godspell (Waterloo Stage). Et cetera: Angela thanks her family and friends for all of their love and support.

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