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Opens August 19
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THE MISER

THE MISER

By Molière

In a new version by Ranjit Bolt

Directed by Antoni Cimolino

THE GOLD STANDARD FOR COMEDY

Siblings Eleanor and Charlie know that their widowed father, a paranoid old skinflint named Harper, won’t approve of their romantic choices – and they’re worried about what that’ll mean to their inheritances. And their plights only get worse when Harper announces startling marital plans of his own. Can nothing be done, for love or money? Or is there some way to have both?



Production support is generously provided by Sylvia D. Chrominska, by Dr. Desta Leavine, by Esther Sarick and by Dr. Robert & Roberta Sokol

Support for the 2020 season of the Festival Theatre is generously provided by Daniel Bernstein & Claire Foerster

Colm Feore. Creative Direction by Punch & Judy Inc. Photography by David Cooper. 

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Colm Feore
    Harper
    2020: Richard III in Richard III and Harper in The Miser. 18th season. Stratford: King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, Coriolanus, Romeo, Angelo, Benedick, Berowne, Cassius, Petruchio, Oberon, Iago, Iachimo, Leontes, Cyrano, Don Juan, Henry Higgins, Fagin, etc. Elsewhere: Claudius, Hamlet (Public Theater, N.Y.C.), Cassius, Julius Caesar (Belasco Theatre, N.Y.C.), Narrator, Oedipus Rex (COC). Film/TV: The Umbrella Academy, For All Mankind, House of Cards, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jack Ryan, Thor, The Trotsky, Changeling, Bon Cop Bad Cop 1 and 2, Chicago, The Chronicles of Riddick, Titus, The Insider, Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Trudeau, 24, The Borgias, Slings and Arrows, Law and Order SVU, etc. Training: NTS. Awards: SAG, Gemini, Jutra, Gascon-Thomas, Earle Grey, Governor General's Performing Arts Award - Lifetime Artistic Achievement. In 2014 Mr. Feore was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Et cetera: Grateful for the support of Donna, Jack and Lisa, Thomas and Anna.
    Jessica B. Hill
    Marianne

    2020: Lady Anne in Richard III, Helen in All's Well That Ends Well and Marianne in The Miser. Sixth season. Stratford: Bess/Anne (Mother's Daughter), Ann Putnam (The Crucible), 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: Mother's Daughter (Soulpepper); The Play's the Thing, An Enemy of the People (Segal Centre); The Bacchae (Centaur Theatre); The Lady Smith (Black Theatre Workshop); Scapin, Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre). Film/TV: What We Do in the Shadows; On the Basis of Sex; Slaxx; 19-2; Hero: The Life and Times of Ulric Cross; Assassin's Creed: Origins; 30 vies; The Battle of Wills.Training: Birmingham Conservatory; McGill University; Dawson College. Awards: Mary Savidge Award (2016); Elsa Bolam Award (2006); Brian Cloutte Award (2005). Online: jessicabhill.com, @jessicabhill. Et cetera: Love and Gratitude.

     

    Ron Kennell
    Jack

    2020: Mayor in Richard III, Lavatch in All's Well That Ends Well and Jack in The Miser. Ninth season. Stratford: Henry VIII, Nathan the Wise, Birds of a Kind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens, King John, King Lear, Brothers Karamazov, The Swanne, Agamemnon. Elsewhere: Lear (Groundling), The Boat (TNB/Neptune), Mr. New Year's Eve (Blyth), The Maids (Buddies in Bad Times), Mother Courage, St. Carmen of The Main (NAC), Death of the King, Macbeth, Aurash (Modern Times), Monsieur D'Eon Is a Woman (Pea Green), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Dr. Cabbie (writer), Reveille (writer, director), Pompeii, Hemlock Grove, Gangland Undercover, Mutant X, La Femme Nikita. Awards: Several Dora nominations - Best Actor, Ensemble; Harold Award, William Needles Award 2019. Et cetera: Video game credits include Far Cry Primal, Assassins Creed - Unity and Syndicate, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Starlink.

     

    Qasim Khan
    Charlie

    2020: Sir Richard Ratcliffe in Richard III, Younger Lord #1 in All's Well That Ends Well and Charlie in The Miser. Fourth season. Stratford: The Neverending Story, Paradise Lost, The Comedy of Errors, Henry VIII, The Crucible, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Elsewhere: Paradise Lost (Centaur); Hamlet, All's Well…, Das Ding (Canadian Stage); Acha Bacha (TPM/Buddies); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Charlottetown Festival); The Crucible, The Royal Comedians, Dirt, Letters from the Great War (Soulpepper); Alligator Pie, A Craigslist Cantata (national tours); The Lion, the Witch… (TNB); Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct). Film/TV: Riftworld Chronicles, Nikita, Saving Hope, Dan for Mayor, Little Mosque. Training: Graduate of the Soulpepper Academy; University of Toronto/Sheridan. Awards: John Hirsch Memorial Award; Dora Award nominee/winner; MyTheatre/BroadwayWorld nominee. Et cetera: Big thanks to his family, friends; Robyn & Danny; Antoni, Scott, Beth; and, most of all, his incredible mum. Follow him @theqasimkhan

     

    Alexandra Lainfiesta
    Eleanor

    2020: Mistress Shore in Richard III, Diana Capilet in All's Well That Ends Well and Eleanor in The Miser. Third season. Stratford: Anne Boleyn in Henry VIII, Assunta in Napoli Milionaria!, Adriana in The Comedy of Errors. Elsewhere: World premières: Anywhere But Here (Electric Company), Green Lake (Solo Collective), Good Day and Good Night (Carousel Theatre). Musicals: 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. Et cetera: Gracias a mi familia en Guatemala y a mi familia Latinx en Canada. Los amo. 

     

    Jamie Mac
    Victor
    2020: Earl of Richmond in Richard III, Younger Lord #3 in All's Well That Ends Well and Victor in The Miser. Sixth season. Stratford: Slender (Merry Wives), Kruger (Front Page), Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet), Allardyce (Treasure Island), Wickers (The Breathing Hole), Lennox (Macbeth), Silvius (As You Like It), Kastril (The Alchemist), Fisherman (Pericles), Young Soldier (Mother Courage), Towrus (Antony and Cleopatra). Elsewhere: Petruchio (St. Lawrence); Jacob Mercer, Salt-Water Moon (NAC); Laurie, Vimy (GCTC); Clown, The 39 Steps (Stage West); David Jung, Rockbound (Two Planks); Michael, Elephant Song (Beothuk Street); Dromio of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors (SBTS); Jerry, Zoo Story (Reid Theatre). Film/TV: On the Count of Three, Murdoch Mysteries, Uninvited Guest, Played, Beauty and the Beast, Republic of Doyle, Covert Affairs, Life with Derek. Training: Birmingham Conservatory; Ryerson University, BFA Acting. Awards: Elephant Song: Walter Chambers Scholarship, D.A. Matthews Scholarship, Honorary Chairman's Award for Best Actor. Et cetera: Proud Newfoundlander.
    Steve Ross
    Detective

    2020: Amos Hart in Chicago and Detective in The Miser. 17th season. Stratford: Billy Elliot, Music Man, Rocky Horror, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, The Lion, the Witch…, Shakespeare in Love, Hamlet, The Alchemist, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Tommy, Grapes of Wrath, The Misanthrope, Kiss Me, Kate, Cyrano de Bergerac, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus. Elsewhere: Every Brilliant Thing, The Foursome, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again (New Stages);  Fleeto, Oh, the Humanity, 4th Graders (Tiny Room); London Road (Dora Award), Indian Ink, Into the Woods, Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Assassins (TIFT/Birdland); Frog and Toad (MTYP); Orson's Shadow (Pilot Group); A New Brain (Musical Stage Company); Shrek, A Christmas Story (Grand); The Producers (Mirvish/Neptune); Seussical, Sylvia (Aquarius); The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Citadel); Three Sisters (ATF).

     

    Brigit Wilson
    Fay

    2020: Scrivener in Richard III, Fay in The Miser and understudy in Three Tall Women. 15th season. Stratford: During 14 seasons, Brigit has been involved in 39 productions and responsible for 57 roles. Personal favourites are Meg Page in last season's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Amalia in Napoli Milionaria! and Toinette in The Hypochondriac. Brigit has appeared in seven productions of Shakespeare's plays that were filmed here at the Festival and presented in movie theatres around the world and on CBC. They are available to purchase through the Festival's gift shop! Elsewhere: Agamemnon (Next Stage); Narcisse Mondoux (Grand); Come Back to the Five and Dime… (Grand/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). Online: Twitter @HOOPOOHEART.

     

    Shelly Antony
    Understudy
    2020: Norfolk in Richard III, appears in All's Well That Ends Well  and understudy in The Miser. Second season. Stratford: Al-Hafi in Nathan the Wise, Surveyor, Griffith, Dr. Butts in Henry VIII. Elsewhere: Tariq in A Thousand Splendid Suns (The Grand Theatre); Mubeen in Acha Bacha (Theatre Passe Muraille); Cassio in Othello (Driftwood Theatre); Iyar in Little Pretty and the Exceptional (Factory Theatre); Amir in Disgraced (Magnus Theatre); Craig/Craven in Scarberia (YPT); Henry Clerval in Frankenstein Live! (Arts Engine). Film/TV: Ronnie in JETT (HBO/Cinemax); Nick in Reach (Valence Films); Aathi in A Gun & A Ring (EyeCatch Multimedia). Training: MFA - The New School for Drama; Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Dora nomination for Best Individual Performance for Scarberia. Et cetera: Thank you to my family and friends.
    Wayne Best
    Mervin

    2020: King Edward IV, Sir Christopher in Richard III, Lafew in All's Well That Ends Well and Mervin in The Miser. 25th season. Stratford: Suffolk (Henry VIII), Deputy Governor Danforth (The Crucible), 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).

     

    Michael Blake
    Fletcher

    2020: George, Duke of Clarence in Richard III, Second Lord Dumaine in All's Well That Ends Well and Fletcher in The Miser. Ninth season. Stratford: Othello, Merry Wives, Front Page, Tempest, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, Tartuffe, Macbeth, All My Sons, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado, Henry V. Elsewhere: Lincoln, Topdog/Underdog (Arts Club); James, Superior Donuts (Coal Mine); Beast/Prince, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius); MLK, Mountaintop (Theatre Kingston); Edmund, King Lear (Theatre Calgary/Bard on the Beach); Simba, The Lion King (Mirvish/Disney); Othello, Othello (Bard on the Beach); Clybourne Park (Citadel); Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet; Eilif, Mother Courage; Nativity, A Christmas Carol (NAC); Gratiano/Morocco, Merchant of Venice (SITR); Mitch, Spelling Bee (Belfry/Arts Club); Orlando, As You Like It (Soulpepper); Rock and Roll (Canadian Stage); Wilbur County Blues (Blyth). Film/TV: Expanse, Senior Trip, YTV Rocks, Degrassi. Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Soulpepper Academy, St. Michael's Choir School. 

     

    David Collins
    Sir Arthur Edgerton

    2020: Stanley, Earl of Derby, in Richard III, Gentleman in All's Well That Ends Well and Sir Arthur Edgerton in The Miser. 12th season. Stratford: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Front Page, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, Macbeth, As You Like It, Pericles, The Alchemist, King Lear, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, Caesar and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Shakuntala (Premiere Dance Theatre); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Mirvish); Twelfth Night, Donut City (Canadian Stage); Pusha Man, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Passe Muraille); Top Gun the Musical (Factory Theatre/N.Y.C.); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Action); Founding Member of Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Assassin's Creed Origins, Killjoys, Dark Matter, Watch Dogs 2, Jean of the Joneses, Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, Owning Mahowny, The Incredible Hulk, Warehouse 13, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, XIII. Training: MFA, York  University. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award. Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play

     

    Roy Lewis
    Mr. Simon
    2020: Archibishop of Ely in Richard III, Reynaldo in All's Well That Ends Well and Mr. Simon in The Miser. 15th season.
    Beck Lloyd
    2020: Citizen #2 in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well and The Miser. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (selected): Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Marina in Pericles, Phaedra in Hippolytus, Maybe Jane in The Yellow Wallpaper (York University); Irma in The Madwoman of Chaillot (Lunar Stratagem); Mary Anne Shad in Portraits Patterns Possibilities (Culchahworks); Fabiana Cunningham in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Lower Ossington Theatre). Film/TV: Dawn in Close That Door!, Terri in Sherlock at Home, appears in Magnesium. Training: MFA York University, Factory Mechanicals, Claude Watson Arts Program, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Edith Zacks Millman for Extraordinary Achievement in Performance (Queen's University). Online: @beckklloyd. Et cetera: Thanks, Mum.
    Mamie Zwettler
    Claudia

    2020: Princess Elizabeth in Richard III, C in Three Tall Women and Claudia in The Miser. Third season. Stratford: Mary Warren in The Crucible, Childlike Empress in The Neverending Story, 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, Twelfth Night.Elsewhere: The Neverending Story (NAC). Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre (Chicago Fellow). Proud alumnus of the Young Adult Council at Steppenwolf. Awards: Dora Mavor Moore - Guthrie Award. Et cetera: Much love and gratitude to Mom and Dad.

     

    Antoni Cimolino
    Director
    2020: Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Director of Richard III and The Miser. 33rd season. Stratford: Directing credits include Birds of a Kind; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Tempest; Napoli Milionaria!; The School for Scandal; Macbeth; The Hypochondriac; Hamlet; The Alchemist; King Lear; The Beaux' Stratagem; Mary Stuart; The Merchant of Venice; Cymbeline; The Grapes of Wrath; Bartholomew Fair; Coriolanus; As You Like It, featuring original music by Barenaked Ladies; King John; Love's Labour's Lost, with Brian Bedford; Twelfth Night, with William Hutt; The Night of the Iguana; and Filumena, with Richard Monette. Among his other accomplishments, Mr. Cimolino was instrumental in establishing the Festival's Endowment Foundation, which now stands at $81 million, as well as in the renovation of its Avon Theatre and the creation of its Studio Theatre. In January 2018, Mr. Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney launched a $100-million campaign to build the glorious new Tom Patterson Theatre, a campaign that had already achieved 70% of its target at the time of its public launch. Elsewhere: The Canadian première of ENRON (Theatre Calgary); Twelfth Night (Attic Theatre, Detroit); A Woman of No Importance (Hilberry Theater, Detroit). A champion of the arts and culture, Mr. Cimolino served as the Founding Chair of Culture Days, a nation-wide celebration of arts and culture in Canada. He has initiated collaborations with several prestigious theatre companies, including Montreal's Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Ottawa's National Arts Centre, New York's Lincoln Center and City Center, San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He also spearheaded the Festival's involvement in a joint project with CUSO International, Canada's international volunteer co-operation agency, to establish a performing arts and educational centre in the city of Suchitoto, El Salvador.
    Julie Fox
    Designer
    2020: Designer of Much Ado About Nothing and The Miser. 11th season. Stratford: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Napoli Milionaria!, Tartuffe, The School for Scandal, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Best Brothers, The Little Years, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. Elsewhere: Cyrano (Shaw Festival); The Wedding Party, The Watershed, The Seagull, Someone Else, Seeds, I, Claudia (Crow's Theatre); Arigato, Tokyo, The Maids, Blasted, Breakfast (Buddies in Bad Times); Within the Glass, The Patient Hour, Faust, The Designated Mourner, The Cryptogram (Tarragon); Electric Company, Why Not Theatre, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, Necessary Angel, Theatre Passe Muraille, Segal Centre, MTC, Citadel. Opera: Volcano. Dance: adelheid, Susanna Hood, Chartier Danse. Training: National Theatre School. Awards: Four Dora Awards for set design; Virginia Cooper Award for costume design; META and Sterling Award nominations. Teaching: National Theatre School.
    Michael Walton
    Lighting Designer
    2020: Lighting designer of Much Ado About Nothing, Chicago, Richard III and The Miser. 16th season. Stratford (selected): Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors, Birds of a Kind, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, The Tempest, Napoli Milionaria!, Guys and Dolls, The School for Scandal, Macbeth, A Chorus Line, Hamlet, The Sound of Music, Oedipus Rex, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, The Matchmaker, Twelfth Night. Elsewhere: Piaf/Dietrich (Mirvish); A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Così Fan Tutte (Israeli Opera, COC); Il Trittico, Jenufa, Maria Stuarda, Albert Herring (Pacific Opera Victoria); A Doll's House Part 2 (RMTC/Mirvish); The Full Light of Day (Electric Company); Tartuffe (Canadian Stage/Stratford); The Humans (Citadel/Canadian Stage); Enron (NAC); A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/Stratford, Los Angeles); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Julie, The Other Place, Harper Regan, Venus in Fur (Canadian Stage); Chimerica (RMTC/Canadian Stage).
    Thomas Ryder Payne
    Sound Designer
    2020: Composer and sound designer of Much Ado About Nothing and sound designer of Richard III and The Miser. 12th season. Stratford: Private Lives, Paradise Lost, The Tempest, Napoli Milionaria!, Timon of Athens, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe, Macbeth, The Hypochondriac, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, The Matchmaker, The Little Years. Elsewhere: Designs for Mirvish, BIBT, Soulpepper, Shaw, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Factory, TPM, NAC, Blyth Festival, RMTC, Theatre Calgary, GCTC, Nightwood, Modern Times, Aluna, Crow's and many others. Film: 7A, Blood Harvest, Hero.Traitor.Patriot, Alegra & Jim, Robert's Circle. Training: Studied composition with James Tenney, Honours BA, York University. Awards: 22 nominations and three Dora Awards for Sound Design and Composition. Et cetera: Started as a songwriter with a four-track tape machine and still endlessly fascinated with the storytelling possibilities of layered sound.
    Jenna Rodgers
    Assistant Director
    2020: Assistant director of The Miser. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Actually (ATP); Sherlock Holmes and the Raven's Curse (Vertigo Theatre); 我的名字是张欣恩 (Gimme Chance Leh), Winners and Losers (Chromatic Theatre); Mixie and the Halfbreeds (fu-GEN Theatre); Let the Light of Day Through (Lunchbox Theatre). As assistant director: Nine Dragons (Vertigo Theatre); A Bomb in the Heart (Downstage Theatre); carried away on the crest of a wave (Tarragon Theatre). Jenna is the Dramaturg at the Playwrights Lab at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Training: NTS Artistic Leadership Residency 2018-2019, Cultural Leadership at the Banff Centre, MA International Performance Research at University of Amsterdam, and BA (Honours) Drama from the University of Alberta. Awards: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award 2018. Online: chromatictheatre.ca, @karissamah. Et cetera: Love to W&B.
    Judy Farthing
    Stage Manager
    2020: Stage manager of The Miser and assistant stage manager of Richard III. Sixth season. Stratford: Stage manager of Othello, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Changeling, Breath of Kings: Redemption and Oedipus Rex; assistant stage manager of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Most recently: Stage manager of The Runner with Human Cargo. Elsewhere: 17 seasons with the Shaw Festival, production stage manager from 2003 to 2011. Favourite productions with the Shaw Festival include My Fair Lady, Gypsy, You Can't Take It With You, Detective Story, All My Sons, Chaplin, The Madras House, Man and Superman, Peter Pan and Lady Windermere's Fan. Productions with The Grand Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, Canadian Stage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Mirvish Productions, National Arts Centre, Blyth Festival, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre.
    Kimberly Brown
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Assistant stage manager of Chicago and The Miser. Sixth season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of Billy Elliot the Musical, Othello, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Bakkhai, A Chorus Line, Bunny, The Diary of Anne Frank and She Stoops to Conquer. Elsewhere: Jack of Diamonds (Theatre Aquarius); The Heart of Robin Hood (Mirvish Productions/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Footloose, South Pacific, Twist and Shout (Drayton Entertainment). Training: Technical Theatre Production, Sheridan College. Et cetera: Kimberly would like to thank Alex for all his love and support and for always knowing that anything was within her reach.
    Madison Kalbhenn
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Assistant stage manager of Much Ado About Nothing and The Miser. Third season. Stratford: To Kill a Mockingbird, production assistant at Avon and Festival theatres. Elsewhere: Julius Caesar (Crow's Theatre/Groundling Theatre); Riverboat Coffee House: A Yorkville Scene (Soulpepper); Anne of Green Gables (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre); Actéon andPygmalion (Harris Theatre/Royal Opera Versailles/Opera Atelier); Idomeneo, The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Atelier); acquiesce (Factory Theatre); Crazy for You (Capitol Theatre). Script supervisor for Ross Petty's A Christmas Carol and stage management intern for Wicked (Broadway). Training: Ryerson Theatre School, Performance Production.
    Anne Murphy
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Stage manager of Richard III and assistant stage manager of The Miser. 28th season.
    Elizabeth McDermott
    Production Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre and stage manager of Wolf Hall. Seventh season. Stratford: Billy Elliot, Othello, The Music Man, To Kill a Mockingbird, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, The Sound of Music, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It, King of Thieves, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair, Phèdre. Elsewhere: King Lear, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in High Park); A City, Divisadero (Necessary Angel); Cracked: new light on dementia (UW/Collective Disruption); Comfort (Red Snow Collective); The Road to Paradise, Night (Human Cargo); Miracle on 34th Street (STC); Bella (HGJTC); Anne of Green Gables, Canada Rocks! (Charlottetown); Falling: A Wake (Blyth); The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); Binti's Journey, Head à Tête, Old Man and the River (Theatre Direct); Danny, King of the Basement (Roseneath); Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well (SLSF).
    Cynthia Toushan
    Production Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre and stage manager of Chicago. 24th season. Stratford: Shows include Billy Elliot, A Chorus Line, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha, Hello, Dolly!, The King and I and others. Elsewhere: Over 35 years as a stage manager in live entertainment including gala events, music concerts, opening ceremonies and fundraising events including A Christmas Carol for the Stratford Hospice. Over 25 years with the Canadian Opera Company as a stage manager; production stage manager and resident director of Jersey Boys, Toronto; 25 years as a singer/dancer and choreographer in Canadian theatre; associate director/choreographer to her mentor, Alan Lund. Et cetera: Love to Paul, daughters Stephanie and Jennifer, son-in-law Andrew, and her grandchildren, Kennedy, Koston and Connor. Being a grandmother is the best job I have ever had!

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