By Edward Albee
Directed by Dean Gabourie
“THE SENSE THAT EVERYTHING GOING RIGHT IS A SURE SIGN THAT EVERYTHING'S GOING WRONG.”
Celebrated architect Martin Gray is easing into dignified middle age when he shatters his reputation and family life by falling in love with a goat. What can he do—the heart has its reasons! Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning play challenges our contemporary notions of tolerance with dizzying wordplay and wit that has crowned him one of the great playwrights of the last century.
Production support is generously provided by Sylvia Soyka.
2024: Duke in Cymbeline and Martin in The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? Third season. Stratford: Capulet in R+J, Zastrozzi in Zastrozzi. Elsewhere: Copenhagen (NAC); Prodigal (Howland/Crow's Theatre); Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre); Animal Farm, Waiting for Godot and Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Soulpepper); Enemy of the People, Within the Glass, The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs, Molière, John and Beatrice and Rune Arlidge (Tarragon Theatre); Proud (Belfry Theatre); Julius Caesar (Citadel Theatre). Film/TV: Transplant (CTV/NBC); Jack, Fortunate Son, This Life, Coroner (CBC); Still Mine, North of Albany, FarCry 6 (Ubisoft). Director: Miss Caledonia, Person of Interest, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Soulpepper). Playwright: Orestes, Fish/Wife, Kite, co-wrote the musical Mimi with Melody Johnson and Allan Cole (Tarragon Theatre). Awards: ACTRA and CSA award. Training: National Theatre School of Canada.
2024: Billy in The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? and Lord 1, Brother in Cymbeline. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Admetus in Alcestis, Orgon in Tartuffe, Frank Thorney in The Witch of Edmonton (Theatre Erindale); She, Men, and the Giant Snake (Soulpepper Theatre); Retrograde (Toronto Fringe); Julius Caesar, Bare: A Pop Opera, Ghost Quartet, Essay (University of Toronto). Film/TV: Workin' Moms Seasons 6 and 7 (CBC/Netflix); Macy Murdoch (CBC/Shaftesbury); Pie Boy (Ace Entertainment Inc). Writer/Composer: The Gray: A Wilde Musical (Hart House Theatre); One Song Glory (Musical Stage Company); Mythic Women (University of Toronto). Training: Theatre and Drama Studies - University of Toronto/Sheridan College. Online: www.anthony-palermo.com, @anthxnypalermo. Et cetera: Grateful to be making my Stratford debut this season and for the endless support of my family and friends.
2024: Director of The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? 11th season. Dean Gabourie has been creating provocative theatre in Canada and abroad for over thirty years. Gabourie is an artist, scholar, educator, and founding artistic director of the award-winning ACME Theatre Co. Stratford: Assistant/Associate Artistic Director 2008-2012. Director of Bereav'd of Light, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Best Brothers, The Thrill. Dean has acted as an assistant director to Richard Monette, Des McAnuff and Antoni Cimolino. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie award; Jean Gascon Directors award; and Artistic Director Richard Monette personally nominated Gabourie's body of work for the John Hirsch Directors award. Training: Gabourie holds a master's degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph and is an alumnus of the Theatre School, Toronto Metropolitan University. Et cetera: For Marcelle. www.acmetheatreco.com.
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