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Avon Theatre
August 1 – October 25


by Arthur Miller
Director Jonathan Goad


In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young woman in his employ. His refusal to take responsibility for his actions leads to an epidemic of fear and suspicion that engulfs the guilty and the innocent alike.

Inspired by historical events but no less pertinent to our own times, this American classic stands as a timeless tragedy of abusive behaviour and its all-consuming consequences.

House Program: The Crucible

Production support is generously provided by Sylvia D. Chrominska, by Martie & Bob Sachs, by Alice & Tim Thornton, and by the Tremain Family.

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

2019 publicity photography by David Cooper.



    Portrait of Tim Campbell
    Tim Campbell
    John Proctor

    2019: Duke of Buckingham in Henry VIII, Bastian's Father in The Neverending Story and John Proctor in The Crucible. 11th season. Stratford: An Ideal Husband, To Kill a Mockingbird, Timon of Athens, The Changeling, All My Sons, Bunny, Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Henry IV (1), Henry IV (2), Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida. Elsewhere: Twelve Angry Men, Death of a Salesman, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Soulpepper); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.); Private Lives (Chicago Shakespeare). Film/TV: The Expanse, Designated Survivor, Reign, Republic of Doyle, Warehouse 13, Nikita, The L.A. Complex, Saving Hope, Deadly Hope, The Firm, Lost Girl, Combat Hospital, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Killshot, Hollywoodland. Awards: Dora Award, Best Ensemble (Twelve Angry Men). Past recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Guthrie Award (for outstanding contribution to the Stratford Festival).

    Portrait of Wayne Best
    Wayne Best
    Deputy Governor Danforth

    2019: Duke of Suffolk in Henry VIII and Deputy Governor Danforth in The Crucible. 24th season. Stratford: 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). 

    Portrait of Katelyn McCulloch
    Katelyn McCulloch
    Abigail Williams
    2019: A Bully in The Neverending Story and Abigail Williams in The Crucible. Second season. Stratford: Ben Gunn in Treasure Island, Romeo and Juliet, The Breathing Hole. Elsewhere: Maid Marion in The Silver Arrow (Citadel Theatre), Pea in Jerusalem (Company Theatre/Outside the March), Heart of Robin Hood (Mirvish/MTC), Liver (Kat Sandler/SLAB). Film/TV: Mary Kills People (Global), Mindfudge (CBC), Incorporated (CBS), Reign (CW), Barbara-Anne, Club Six, Becoming Burlesque, The Aerialist. Training: BFA in Acting from York University, Second City Conservatory, Factory Theatre Mechanicals, Aerial Arts at Cirque-ability. Online: Twitter @mccullochkmm; Instagram @mccullochk. Et cetera: Dora Award (Outstanding Ensemble for Jerusalem), BroadwayWorld Award (Outstanding Supporting Actress for Ben Gunn).
    Portrait of Shannon Taylor
    Shannon Taylor
    Elizabeth Proctor
    2019: Mary in Mother's Daughter and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible. Fifth season. Stratford: Twelfth Night (Olivia), The School for Scandal (Lady Teazle), Shakespeare in Love (Viola), The Hypochondriac (Angélique), The Diary of Anne Frank (Margot Frank), Oedipus Rex (Priest), She Stoops to Conquer (Rose), The Sound of Music (Liesl), Inherit the Wind. Elsewhere (selected): A Doll's House (RMTC); King Charles III (Mirvish/Studio 180); The Wars (Grand Theatre); The Road to Mecca (Soulpepper); Pride and Prejudice (NAC/Theatre Calgary); The Jones Boy (Surface/Underground); Salt-Water Moon (Thousand Islands Playhouse); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Little Women: The Musical (Citadel Theatre); The Madonna Painter (Factory Theatre). Film/TV: Private Eyes, MayDay, Eloise. Training: Birmingham Conservatory; Ryerson Theatre School (BFA). Awards: Mary Savidge Award; Dora nomination for Outstanding Performance. Et cetera: Shannon dedicates this season to the loving memory of Papa Taylor and Papa Whittle.
    Portrait of Scott Wentworth
    Scott Wentworth
    Reverend Parris

    2019: Duke of Norfolk in Henry VIII and Reverend Parris in The Crucible. 25th season. Stratford: Recent favourites include James Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night, the title role in John Gabriel Borkman, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and The Ragman in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Directing credits include both parts of Henry IV (2001), The Adventures of Pericles (2015), Romeo and Juliet (2017) and last season's Julius Caesar. Et cetera: Mr. Wentworth is a Tony- and Olivier-nominated theatre artist whose work has been celebrated on Broadway, in London's West End and in theatres across the U.S. and Canada.

    Portrait of Rylan Wilkie
    Rylan Wilkie
    Reverend Hale
    2019: Sir Thomas  Lovell in Henry VIII, Falkor in The Neverending Story and Reverend Hale in The Crucible. Sixth season. Stratford: To Kill a Mockingbird, An Ideal Husband, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, Pericles, The Alchemist, The Physicists, Christina, The Girl King, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, King John. Elsewhere: Lion in Winter (Grand); Am I Not King? (Zone 41); Enron (Theatre Calgary); Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); Blue Planet (YPT); Macbeth, Mother Courage (Caravan Farm); A Doll's House (Globe); East of Berlin, The December Man, Around the World in 80 Days, Shakespeare's Dog (ATP). Film/TV: Homefront, Blue Smoke, The Secret of the Nutcracker, See This Movie. Training: NTS. Awards: Stratford's John Hirsch Award; Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent in Brixton. Et cetera: Much love to Krystin and my family.
    Portrait of Mamie Zwettler
    Mamie Zwettler
    Mary Warren

    2019: The Childlike Empress in The Neverending Story and Mary Warren in The Crucible. Second season. Stratford: 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. 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 (Chicago Fellow). Proud alumnus of the Young Adult Council at Steppenwolf. Et cetera: Much love and gratitude to Mom and Dad.

    Portrait of Sean Arbuckle
    Sean Arbuckle
    Thomas Putnam
    2019: Gmork, Urgl and Engywook in The Neverending Story, Thomas Putnam in The Crucible and understudy in Private Lives. 17th season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, Julius Caesar, The Music Man, A Little Night Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Pericles, King John, The Pirates of Penzance, 42nd Street, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Cabaret, The Trojan Women, The Tempest, As You Like It, Agamemnon, Timon of Athens, The Swanne: Princess Charlotte, London Assurance, Twelfth Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere: The Immigrant (Harold Green), London Road (Canadian Stage), Othello (Segal Centre), The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre), Humble Boy (Pioneer Theatre), Phèdre (ACT), The Spitfire Grill (George Street, world première), A Christmas Carol, The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout), Copenhagen (national tour). Film/TV: 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance, Law & Order. Training: Juilliard.
    Portrait of Beryl Bain
    Beryl Bain
    Sarah Good
    2019: Bassett in Mother's Daughter and Sarah Good in The Crucible. Second season. Stratford: Charlotte Brontë in Brontë: The World Without, Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, Mammon, Uriel in Paradise Lost (2018). Elsewhere: 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), The Firm, Rogue, Warehouse 13, Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft). Training: BFA York University. Instagram: @berylbain.
    Portrait of Rod Beattie
    Rod Beattie
    Francis Nurse
    2019: Cardinal Wolsey in Henry VIII and Francis Nurse in The Crucible. 18th 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, Malvolio in Twelfth Night and the first six Wingfield plays. Elsewhere: Rod has performed the Wingfield series (by Dan Needles) for 33 years, totaling almost 5,000 performances, as well as leading roles in most major Canadian theatres. 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).
    Portrait of Déjah Dixon-Green
    Déjah Dixon-Green
    Susanna Walcott
    2019: Susanna Walcott in The Crucible and understudy in Mother's Daughter. Second season. Stratford: An Ideal Husband, Julius Caesar, To Kill a Mockingbird. Elsewhere: The Penelopiad (The Grand Theatre); Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra, Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing, Artemidorus in Julius Caesar (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Chiza/Jade Tree in we could be clouds (New Words Festival); Goneril in Lear (National Theatre School of Canada); The Railway Children (Mirvish). Film/TV: Aaliyah in Until the Real Thing Comes Along, Iris in The Fall of Grace. Training: Earl Haig Claude Watson Arts and National Theatre School of Canada. Online:, @dejahdixongreen. Et cetera: Thank you to the many gems in my life that continue to help me follow my dreams… especially Mom, Dad, Melly, Antoine and Bryan. Dream big, work hard, never give up.
    Portrait of John Dolan
    John Dolan
    Giles Corey
    2019: Sir Thomas Cromwell and Bishop of Lincoln in Henry VIII and Giles Corey in The Crucible. 10th season. Stratford: Bolingbroke in Richard III, Cromwell in A Man For All Seasons, Launce in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Costard in Love's Labour's Lost, Antony and Cleopatra, The Swanne, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Inherit the Wind, Tempest-Tost, Medea, Pride and Prejudice, Winter's Tale. Elsewhere: The Drawer Boy (Festival Players); The Birds and the Bees, Against the Grain (Blyth Festival); No Great Mischief, Rune Arlidge, Plan B, The Ends of the Earth (Tarragon); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Avro Arrow, Nothing Sacred, Fire (Canadian Stage); Lilies (Passe Muraille); Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest (Theatre by the Bay); Heroes (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Melville Boys (Theatre New Brunswick); Speed-the-Plow (Theatre Calgary). Film/TV: Murdoch Mysteries. Training: National Theatre School. Awards: Dora Award, Oliver Twist (Young People's Theatre).
    Portrait of Ijeoma Emesowum
    Ijeoma Emesowum
    2019: Maya in The Neverending Story, Tituba in The Crucible and understudy in Private Lives. Fifth season. Stratford: Diaphanta in The Changeling, Cupid in Timon of Athens, Phebe in As You Like It, Maria in Love's Labour's Lost, Jackie Coryton in Hay Fever, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Hypochondriac, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Antony and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: A Christmas Carol (Theatre New Brunswick); five seasons with Shaw Festival including Major Barbara, Serious Money, Ragtime, The Admirable Crichton, The Women, The Devil's Disciple, Born Yesterday; Binti's Journey (Theatre Direct); The Aftermath (Nightwood Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in High Park, Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Antony and Cleopatra, Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Timon of Athens (Stratford Festival HD). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre; BFA, University of Windsor. Online: Twitter: @UsoIje. Et cetera: All for the love of Jake and Z.
    Portrait of Jacklyn Francis
    Jacklyn Francis
    2019: Patience Maria and Marchioness of Dorset in Henry VIII and understudy in Mother's Daughter and The Crucible. Seventh season. Stratford: Jacklyn received the Tanya Award in recognition of her commitment to excellence during the 2018 season. Past seasons include To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, Madwoman of Chaillot, Pride and Prejudice, As You Like It, Richard III. Elsewhere: Citadel, Blyth Festival, Shakespeare in the Ruff, Canadian Stage, YPT, Theatre Northwest, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Resurgence Theatre, Theatre By the Bay, Brookstone Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Thought For Food, Pencil Kit Productions, The Troubled Souls Co-op, Equity Showcase Theatre, Toronto Fringe, SummerWorks. Film/TV: Re:Possessed Homes, Murdoch Mysteries, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Missing, Train 48, Do No Harm, Starhunter 2300, It's Always Something, Our Hero, The City, FX: The Series, Falling Fire. Training: George Brown Theatre School, Banff/Citadel Robbins Academy. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Award.
    Portrait of Aviva Goad
    Aviva Goad
    Betty Parris
    2019: Betty Parris in The Crucible. Stratford debut. Aviva is thrilled to be making her Stratford debut. She is nine years old and will be going into Grade 5 this fall. Aviva has been dancing since the age of three at On Stage Dance Studio in Stratford under the direction of Meghan Seaman. She performed her first ballet solo in five competitions this past winter to great success and was accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet program in New York City this summer. She also enjoys singing, songwriting, playing the guitar, and hanging with her best buddy, Charlie Rose.
    Portrait of Jordin Hall
    Jordin Hall
    Marshal Herrick
    2019: Sergeant in Henry VIII Swing in The Neverending Story and Marshal Herrick in The Crucible. Second season. Stratford: 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.
    Portrait of Jessica B. Hill
    Jessica B. Hill
    Ann Putnam
    2019: Bess, Anne in Mother's Daughter and Ann Putnam in The Crucible. Fifth season. Stratford: 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: 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). 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. Et cetera: Love and Gratitude.
    Portrait of Brad Hodder
    Brad Hodder

    2019: Assistant director of and understudy in The Crucible, First Gentleman and Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury in Henry VIII and understudy in Mother's Daughter. Eighth season. Stratford: Principals in An Ideal Husband, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, The Virgin Trial, Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, She Stoops to Conquer, King Lear, Othello; appeared in Bakkhai, The Diary of Anne Frank, Oedipus Rex, The Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, Elektra. Elsewhere: Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Neptune); Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Grand); Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (c2c). Directing: 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide, Fleeto, Oh, the Humanity (Tiny Room); Henry IV: I, Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Perchance); The Leisure Society, Autobahn, The Stendhal Syndrome (c2c). Associate directing: Lear, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale (Groundling). Film/TV: Reign (CW); Republic of Doyle, Diverted, Above and Beyond (CBC). Training: BFA (Acting), University of Alberta.

    Portrait of Kim Horsman
    Kim Horsman
    Martha Corey
    2019: Duchess of Norfolk in Henry VIII, Morla in The Neverending Story and Martha Corey in The Crucible. Ninth season. Stratford: Lady Montague, Romeo and Juliet; Constance, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Past roles include Marina, Pericles; Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew; Katherine, Henry V; Miss Hoyden, The Relapse; Louise, Private Lives. Elsewhere: Juliet, Romeo and Juliet (Chesterfield Repertory, England); Caroline, Childhood/Infancy (King's Head Theatre, London, England); Kate Hardcastle, She Stoops to Conquer (Arts Club Theatre); Lady Nijo, Top Girls (Tamanhous/Grand Theatre); Cowboy of the Western World, a musical, co-creator with  Anika Johnson and Barbara Johnston. Film/TV: Recently: Believe Me: The Lisa McVey Abduction; J.J. Abrams/Stephen King's 11/22/63 opposite James Franco; A Family Man as Gerard Butler's mom; and Cardinals, Touchpoint Films. Et cetera: I'm grateful to have had a rich, varied career shared with so many outstanding artists and friends. Love to my family, Georgina, Spencer, and Ian.
    Portrait of Qasim Khan
    Qasim Khan
    2019: Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester in Henry VIII,  Atreyu in The Neverending Story and appears in The Crucible. Third season. Stratford: Paradise Lost, The Comedy of Errors, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Elsewhere: Hamlet, All's Well That Ends Well, Das Ding (Canadian Stage); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Charlottetown Festival); Alligator Pie, The Crucible, The Royal Comedians, Dirt, Letters from the Great War (Soulpepper); A Craigslist Cantata (Musical Stage Co./ATP/NAC/Citadel); Acha Bacha (TPM); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (TNB); Shannon 10:40 (Videofag); Beneath the Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct). Film/TV: Nikita, Riftworld, Saving Hope, Dan for Mayor, Little Mosque. Training: Graduate of the Soulpepper Academy; University of Toronto/Sheridan. Awards: Dora Award nominee/winner; MyTheatre/BroadwayWorld nominee; International Actor Fellow of Shakespeare's Globe. Et cetera: Love and thanks to Matt; George & Elaine; Robyn & Danny; Antoni, Beth, Jillian, Martha; Aysha and family; and his amazing mum. Follow @theqasimkhan.
    Portrait of Alexandra Lainfiesta
    Alexandra Lainfiesta
    2019: Anne Boleyn in Henry VIII, appears in The Crucible and understudy in Mother's Daughter. Second season. Stratford: Adriana in The Comedy of Errors, Assunta in Napoli Milionaria! and appeared in The Tempest. 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). 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, Outstanding Emerging Playwright Award (CCPA). Et cetera: Up next you can catch Alexandra in Carmen Aguirre's world première of Anywhere But Here with Electric Company.
    Portrait of Roy Lewis
    Roy Lewis
    Judge Hathorne
    2019: Sandys, Lord Chancellor in Henry VIII, Bookseller, Cairon in The Neverending Story and Judge Hathorne in The Crucible. 14th season. Stratford: Reverend Sykes (To Kill a Mockingbird), Publius, Lepidus (Julius Caesar), Morocco (The Merchant of Venice), Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Cyclops (The Odyssey). Elsewhere: Stage Manager (Our Town), Abel Magwitch (Great Expectations) (Neptune); Mr. Potter (It's a Wonderful Life) (Theatre NorthWest, B.C.); Charley (Death of a Salesman) (Drayton); Camillo (The Winter's Tale) (Groundling). Roy has directed 10 plays, is a founding member of the Obsidian Theatre Company, and is a published poet.
    Portrait of Sigourney Marsh-Lansard
    Sigourney Marsh-Lansard
    2019: Understudy in The Crucible. Stratford debut.
    Portrait of Irene Poole
    Irene Poole
    2019: Queen Katherine in Henry VIII,  Catalina in Mother's Daughter and understudy in The Crucible. Sixth  season. Stratford: Jean Louise Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Breath of Kings, Kate in The Little Years, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, Olga in Three Sisters. Elsewhere: Happy Place, The Gigli Concert (Soulpepper); How Do I Love Thee? (Canadian Rep); The Bakelite Masterpiece, The Little Years (Tarragon Theatre); Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Buddies in Bad Times); Escape from Happiness, Better Living, Fighting Words, The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (Factory Theatre); Age of Arousal (ATP). Film/TV: Indian Horse (Elevation Pictures, TIFF, 2017), Cardinal, Rookie Blue, Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle, Carrie (MGM), Breakout Kings. Awards: Dora Awards for The Little Years, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Leisure Society; nominations for How Do I Love Thee? and Happy Place.
    Portrait of Andrea Rankin
    Andrea Rankin
    2019: Jane in Mother's Daughter and appears in The Crucible. Second season. Stratford: Anne Brontë in Brontë: The World Without, Astoreth/Urania in Paradise Lost, Officer in The Comedy of Errors. Elsewhere: Cordelia in King Lear, Sarah in Shakespeare's Rebel (Bard on the Beach); Cordelia in King Lear, Luciana in The Comedy of Errors (Theatre Calgary); Desdemona in Othello (Shakespeare Company); Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher, Fanny in A Christmas Carol, Ginger Rogers in Make Mine Love (Citadel); Crissy in Hair (Mayfield); Macbeth, Hansel & Gretel (Edmonton Opera); Juliet in Fair Verona (Lost & Gone); Moth in Love's Labour's Lost, Wife in Blood Wedding, Marie in Pains of Youth (Studio Theatre). Voiceover: Mass Effect 3 (EA Games). Training: Birmingham Conservatory. BFA, UofA. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Excellence (UofA). Dasha Goody Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre. Online: @heyandrearankin;
    Portrait of Jennifer Rider-Shaw
    Jennifer Rider-Shaw
    Mercy Lewis
    2019: Uyulala in The Neverending Story, Mercy Lewis in The Crucible and understudy in Private Lives. Ninth season. Stratford: The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), HMS Pinafore (Josephine), A Chorus Line (Maggie), A Little Night Music (Quintet), The Sound of Music, Tommy (Sally Simpson), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita. Elsewhere: For Yes Theatre: Carrie: The Musical (Chris). For RMTC: Cabaret (Frenchie). For the Charlottetown Festival: Anne of Green Gables (Josie Pye). For the Grand Theatre: Elf. For Ross Petty Productions: Robin Hood. For Theatre Aquarius: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Recordings: Carousel cast recording, Stratford (2015). Training: Music Theatre Performance (Sheridan Institute), Acting (Red Deer College). Online: Instagram @jenridershaw. Et cetera: Thanks to Bruce and the Talent House gang, Dad, Mom, Robert and Ronald - love you!
    Portrait of Andrew Robinson
    Andrew Robinson
    2019: Artax, A Bully in The Neverending Story, Hopkins in The Crucible and understudy in Private Lives. Fifth season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, The Merchant of Venice, King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, Antony and Cleopatra, Mother Courage and Her Children. Elsewhere: Our Ajax, Intuition of Iphigenia, Elektra in Bosnia (Women and War - Greece tour); Or Not to Be (RST); Machina Nuptialis (CORPUS); Bent (Theatre Engine); Russian Dolls (Buddies/Rhubarb). Film/TV: The Strain, Murdoch Mysteries.Training: Birmingham Conservatory, Ryerson Theatre School. Awards: Lindsay Thomas Award, Tyrone Guthrie Award. Et cetera: Author of two plays produced in Buddies' Rhubarb Festival. "Thanks always to my mum, Anita."
    Portrait of Jake Runeckles
    Jake Runeckles
    2019: Bastian in The Neverending Story, Earl of Surrey in Henry VIII  and understudy in The Crucible. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Anthony in I and You (Outlook Theatre), Colin Craven in The Secret Garden (Young People's Theatre), The Nails (SummerWorks), Animal Nature (Clay and Paper Theatre), Jesus in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (GBTS). Film/TV: Impulse (YouTube Red). Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Esther Farlinger Theatre Scholarship; David Walden Memorial Award; Corus Entertainment Scholarship. Et cetera: Jake sends his love to his family - his greatest supporters.
    Portrait of Maria Vacratsis
    Maria Vacratsis
    Rebecca Nurse
    2019: Susan in Mother's Daughter and Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible. Fourth season. Stratford: The Boys From Syracuse; Pericles; Winter's Tale; Agamemnon; Electra; The Flies; The Swanne; The Elephant Song.Elsewhere: Through the Leaves, Domesticated (Company Theatre); Escaped Alone, Home, Endgame, You Can't Take It With You, The Way of the World, Twelfth Night, A Streetcar Named Desire (Soulpepper); The Old Ladies (Shaw); Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre); Cake & Dirt, Slavs! (Tarragon); The Piper, Beating Heart Cadaver, King Lear (Necessary Angel); Such Creatures (Passe Muraille); Glorious, The House of Bernarda Alba (Canadian Stage); 2nd Nature (VideoCabaret); Romeo and Juliet (Persephone). Film/TV: Mamma Mia 2; My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 and 2; Tommy Boy; Shoot 'Em Up; Jesse Stone - Lost in Paradise; recurring characters on Dino Dana, Rent-A-Goalie, Rick Mercer Report, Degrassi: The Next Generation. Awards: Two Doras plus one nomination; three Gemini nominations; one National Radio Award nomination.
    Portrait of Gordon Patrick White
    Gordon Patrick White
    Ezekiel Cheever
    2019: Simon in Mother's Daughter and Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible. Third season. Stratford: 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); 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. Et cetera: Wela'lin to my family in Newfoundland, my friends in Nova Scotia, and all my relations on Turtle Island.


    Jonathan Goad
    2019: Director of The Crucible. King Henry VIII in Henry VIII. 15th season. Stratford: To Kill a Mockingbird, Hamlet, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Pentecost, Phèdre, The Music Man, King John, Pericles, Orpheus Descending, Henry IV, Henry VI, Fiddler on the Roof, As You Like It, Fuente Ovejuna, Julius Caesar, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Bartholomew Fair, The Brothers Karamazov. Elsewhere: A Whistle in the Dark, Speaking in Tongues (Company Theatre); Our Class, The Laramie Project (Studio 180); King Lear (Soulpepper); Arcadia (Theatre Junction). Directing: John by Annie Baker (Company Theatre). Film/TV: Reign, Alias Grace, Dark Matter, Dorsal, Nikita, Republic of Doyle, Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries, Unnatural History, Othello, Rookie Blue. Training: NTS, Birmingham Conservatory, University of Waterloo, Banff Centre. Teaching: NTS, Fanshawe College. Et cetera: Thank you for coming to the theatre!
    Michael Gianfrancesco
    2019: Designer of The Crucible and set designer of Billy Elliot the Musical and Little Shop of Horrors. 16th season. Stratford: The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Hosanna, The Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband - set; A Chorus Line, Bunny, The Sound of Music, Christina, The Girl King, Taking Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, Edward II, The Triumph of Love - set and costumes. Elsewhere: Michael recently designed the costumes for Frame by Frame with Robert Lepage and Guillaume Côté for The National Ballet of Canada and Ex Machina, the set for the world première of Hadrian by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor at the Canadian Opera Company, and the costumes for Ricciardo e Zoraide at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Italy. His work in theatre, opera and ballet has been seen across Canada.
    Bonnie Beecher
    Lighting Designer
     2019: Lighting designer of The Crucible. 10th season. Stratford: Lighting designer: Paradise Lost, The Changeling, John Gabriel Borkman, Hosanna, Of Mice and Men, The Duchess of Malfi, Ghosts, Henry V, Timon of Athens, Pride and Prejudice. Other Theatre: Designs for National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Stage, Shaw, Tarragon, Opera New Zealand, Mannheim Opera, Kevin O'Day Ballet - Mannheim, National Arts Centre, Dutch National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballett im Revier (Germany), Stuttgart Ballett, Dortmund Ballett, Ballet Flanders (Antwerp), Ballet du Rhin (Mulhouse, France) and Opera Atelier. Recent Productions: Threshold and Corrallium (Acosta Dance, Havana, Cuba), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ballett im Revier, Germany), The Penelopiad, The Wars (The Grand), The Children (Canadian Stage/Centaur), Hadrian (Canadian Opera), She Wore Red (Ballet Dortmund, Germany), Sex (Shaw), Ahknaten (Dortmund Opera, Germany). Awards: 15 Dora nominations, two Dora Awards. Online:
    Debashis Sinha
    Composer and Sound Designer
    2019: Composer and sound designer of The Crucible and sound designer of Mother's Daughter and Nathan the Wise. Third season. Stratford: Composer and sound designer of Treasure Island, The Changeling, Breath of Kings; sound designer of The Aeneid. Elsewhere: Music and sound for Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Soulpepper, Volcano Theatre, Theatre Centre, Pleiades, Project Humanity, Tribal Crackling Wind, and others; appearances at Madrid Abierto, Banff Centre, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Guelph Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium, ISEA, Art Gallery of Ontario and other venues. Radio/Recordings: Radio works broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur, ORF Kunstradio, Radio National España, Banff New Media Institute, NAISA; numerous solo recordings, audio artworks, and audiovisual and live cinema projects. Awards: Dora Awards for Original Music and Sound for Crash (Theatre Passe Muraille) and We Are Proud to Present… (Theatre Centre/Why Not), XIV Radio Works Prize (Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporanea).
    Adrienne Gould
    Movement Director
    2019: Movement director of The Crucible. 13th season. Stratford (selected): Ophelia in Hamlet ('08/'15), Miranda in The Tempest, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, Yasmin in Pentecost, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Regina in Ghosts, Phebe in As You Like It, Dot in The Swanne (part 3), Jaquenetta in Love's Labour's Lost, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, Freddy in Tempest-Tost, Margot in The Diary of Anne Frank. Assistant choreographer: Shakespeare in Love. Movement director: Timon of Athens. Elsewhere: The Matchmaker (director Nicholas Martin), The Rivals (director Roger Rees) (Williamstown Theater Festival); The Butter and Egg Man (American Stage Company); Love's Labour's Lost (NAC); Buried Child (NAC/Segal Centre); Einstein's Gift, Ed's Garage, Other Desert Cities (Grand). Film/TV: Hamlet, The Lady in Question,Nikita. Recordings:Timothy Goes to School. Training: North Carolina School of the Arts, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Mary Savidge Award.
    Anita Nittoly
    Fight Director
    2019: Fight Director for the 2019 season. Fourth season. Stratford: 2013: assistant fight director; 2017: associate fight director; 2018: associate fight director. Elsewhere: Centaur Theatre (2019 - The Last Wife, 2018 - Successions, 2017 - The 39 Steps), Carousel Players (2019 - Whole World), Blyth Festival (2018 season), Outside the March/The Company Theatre (2018 - Jerusalem), Canadian Opera Company (2014/15/16). Anita is the stage combat instructor at the National Theatre School in Montréal and teaches workshops year-round across southern Ontario. Anita also works as a stunt performer and stunt actor in the film and TV industry. Selected credits: Enhanced, Teen Titans, The Boys, Dark Matter, KIN, Designated Survivor, 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries.
    Brad Hodder
    Assistant Director
    2019: Assistant director of and understudy in The Crucible, First Gentleman and Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury in Henry VIII and understudy in Mother's Daughter Eighth season. Stratford: Principals in An Ideal Husband, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, The Virgin Trial, Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, She Stoops to Conquer, King Lear, Othello; appeared in Bakkhai, The Diary of Anne Frank, Oedipus Rex, The Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, Elektra. Elsewhere: Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Neptune); Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Grand); Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (c2c). Directing: 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide, Fleeto, Oh, the Humanity (Tiny Room); Henry IV: I, Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Perchance); The Leisure Society, Autobahn, The Stendhal Syndrome (c2c). Associate directing: Lear, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale (Groundling). Film/TV: Reign (CW); Republic of Doyle, Diverted, Above and Beyond (CBC). Training: BFA (Acting), University of Alberta.
    Melissa Rood
    Stage Manager
    2019: Stage manager of The Crucible and assistant stage manager of The Neverending Story. 19th season. Stratford: Absolute favourites include Robert Lepage's Coriolanus (Stratford Festival, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, The HOP at Dartmouth College); Steve Cota and Robin Calvert's Romeo & Juliet Remixed (Lab), The Diary of Anne Frank, Shakespeare in Love, The Last Wife, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Christopher Plummer's A Word or Two and Henry V. Elsewhere: Rood stage-manages for theatre, dance and opera; on new translations and world premières; with one-woman shows to casts of thousands; in Inuktitut and Ummonian; from the Middle East to the Arctic Circle. Training: Sheridan College (Technical Production); University of Waterloo (Social Development Studies). Awards: Proud recipient of the KP Hay Award. Et cetera: Research Assistant - developing dance therapy with Dr. Trish Van Katwyk & Dr. Yukari Seto; Instructor at Sheridan College, University of Toronto, National Theatre School. For Sab.
    Katherine Arcus
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of Mother's Daughter and The Crucible. 10th season. Stratford: Coriolanus, The Tempest, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe, Breath of Kings, She Stoops to Conquer, The Last Wife, Mother Courage, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, Elektra, The Winter's Tale, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair. Elsewhere: Credits include Blue Remembered Hills U.K. tour (Northern Stage); Anne of Green Gables: The Musical, The Full Monty (Charlottetown Festival); Head à Tête (Theatre Direct); The Sound of Music (Mirvish); Cinderella (Ross Petty Productions); Homebody/Kabul (Mercury Theatre). Film/TV: Writers' assistant for Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (CBC), story coordinator for Less Than Kind (HBO Canada), Picnicface (Comedy Network), Zerby Derby (TVO). Training: Technical theatre program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Et cetera: Thank you to mom and dad for all your love and support.
    Katherine Dermott
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of The Crucible. Fourth season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of Brontë: The World Without, Paradise Lost (2018) and the Michael Langham Director's Workshop Presentation (2017); apprentice stage manager of Macbeth, The Hypochondriac (2016), Festival Theatre production assistant 2015. Elsewhere: Recent credits include A Doll's House, Part 2 (with Mirvish); It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, Di & Viv & Rose, Outside Mullingar, The Audience (with Mirvish) (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Wilde Tales (Shaw); 1979 (Shaw/GCTC); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare BASH'd); Anne & Gilbert: The Musical, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, The Sound of Music, Pacino One Night Only (NAC); Tosca, Madama Butterfly (Opera Lyra, Ottawa); This is War (GCTC); A Midsummer Night's Dream (A Company of Fools). Et cetera: In 2016 Katherine was awarded the Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award by the Stratford Festival.
    Anna Spencer
    Apprentice Stage Manager
    2019: Apprentice stage manager of The Crucible. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Apprentice stage manager of Hook Up (Tapestry Opera); apprentice stage manager of A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper); stage manager of Legends of Horror (Casa Loma); stage manager of Exhale (Sore For Punching You); assistant stage manager of Prom Queen (The Grand Theatre); apprentice stage manager of The 39 Steps (Capitol Theatre); assistant stage manager of The Barber of Seville (Opera5); apprentice stage manager of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Kingfisher Days, Stage Kiss (Festival Antigonish); apprentice stage manager of Oksana G. (Tapestry Opera); stage manager of A Christmas Carol (Highland Arts Theatre). Training: Ryerson University for Theatre Production.
    Meghan Callan
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre and Avon Theatre. 19th season. Stratford (selected): Paradise Lost, The Virgin Trial, A Little Night Music, The Physicists, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014), Tommy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Tempest (2010). Elsewhere: At Soulpepper, Meghan stage-managed The Virgin Trial and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Meghan has worked in stage management for the Shaw Festival, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, NAC, Citadel Theatre, Globe Theatre and Lighthouse Festival Theatre. She has also worked in stage management for corporate clients such as General Motors, Toyota Canada, the Retail Council of Canada and the Canadian International Auto Show. Training: BFA, York University. Awards: 2017 Tyrone Award, Stratford Festival. Et cetera: Much love and thanks to Beatrice, Ella and Peter for their support and for making her so happy.
    Michael Hart
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Little Shop of Horrors. 23rd season. Stratford: The Rocky Horror Show, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Timon of Athens, The Adventures of Pericles, Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, The Tempest (starring Christopher Plummer), The Importance of Being Earnest and King Lear (both starring Brian Bedford), The Taming of the Shrew, Fallen Angels, A Delicate Balance, The Duchess of Malfi, The Liar, The Swanne (all three parts), High-Gravel-Blind. Elsewhere: Silence (Grand), Heisenberg, Liv Stein (Canadian Stage), Constellations (Centaur/Canadian Stage), Body Politic (Buddies), The Death of the King (Modern Times), The Winter's Tale (Groundling 2016), Bombay Black (Factory), Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Pleiades), Saint Carmen of The Main (NAC/Canadian Stage), Romeo and Juliet (NAC), Mother Courage and Her Children (NAC/MTC), Wit (Centaur), Real Live Girl (MTC Warehouse), Hamlet (Neptune).
    Janine Ralph
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre. 29th season. Stratford: Last season Janine was the production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and prior to that production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre. Past Stratford Festival credits include stage manager of a variety of productions at the Festival, Tom Patterson and Avon theatres, and the Masonic Hall. Elsewhere: Janine stage-managed at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore and production-managed for Singapore Repertory Theatre. She has worked on the Asian Games' ceremonies in Qatar; in various theatres in Ontario, including Young People's Theatre; and for CBC TV in Toronto and BBC TV in England.


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