In a new version by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Antoni Cimolino
FOR LOVE OR MONEY? HOW ABOUT BOTH?
The paranoid old skinflint Harper has two grown children: Eleanor, who is in love with Victor, her father’s butler, and Charlie, who loves the hard-up Marianne. Both siblings know that if they persist with their romantic choices, they can kiss their inheritances goodbye. And their plights only get worse when the widowed Harper announces startling marital plans of his own. It’ll take a miracle – or two, or three – for the desires of youth to have their way.
House Program: The Miser
Runtime: Two hours, including one 20-minute interval
This production contains adult language and uses theatrical haze and flashing lights.
Production support is generously provided by Sylvia D. Chrominska, by The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation, by Dr. Desta Leavine, by The Fabio Mascarin Foundation, and by Dr. Robert J. & Roberta Sokol.
Photo credits: Colm Feore as Harper in The Miser. Photo by David Hou.
Colm Feore (foreground) as Harper with Jamie Mac as Victor in The Miser. Photo by David Hou.
2022: 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, NYC), Cassius, Julius Caesar (Belasco Theatre, NYC), Narrator, Oedipus Rex (COC). Film/TV: The Umbrella Academy, Sugar Daddy, Trigger Point, My Salinger Year, Akilla's Escape, For All Mankind, House of Cards, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 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: CSA, SAG, Gemini, Jutra, Gascon-Thomas, Earle Grey, Governor General's Performing Arts Award - Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Mr. Feore is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Et cetera: Grateful for my wonderful family.
2022: Lord Mayor in Richard III and Jack in The Miser. 10th season. Stratford: Credits include Henry VIII, Nathan the Wise, Birds of a Kind, 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 (NAC), Death of the King, Macbeth, Aurash (Modern Times), Monsieur D'Eon (Pea Green), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Dr. Cabbie (writer), Reveille (writer, director), Leer Estates (director - Stratfest@Home), See, Sort Of, Pompeii, Hemlock Grove, Gangland Undercover, Mutant X. Awards: Dora nominations - two/Actor, three/Ensemble; Harold Award; William Needles Award, 2019. Video games: Far Cry Primal, Assassins Creed Unity/Syndicate, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Starlink.
2022: Sir Richard Ratcliffe in Richard III and Charlie in The Miser. Fifth season. Stratford: The Neverending Story, Paradise Lost, Comedy of Errors, Henry VIII, The Crucible, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, Madwoman of Chaillot. Elsewhere: Home Project (Howland/Soulpepper/Native Earth); 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, 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/Digital: Blues Clues, Sneakerella, Stillwater School for Mosquitos, Riftworld Chronicles, Nikita, Saving Hope, Dan for Mayor, Little Mosque, Feedback, The Hooves Belonged...Awards: John Hirsch Memorial Award; Dora Award nominee/winner; MyTheatre/BroadwayWorld nominee. Et cetera: Qasim is grateful to be back on stage! Thanks to Robyn & Danny, his family, friends & plants. Follow him @theqasimkhan.
(she/her) Birmingham Conservatory, 2017
2022: Eleanor in The Miser. Fourth season. Stratford: Anne Boleyn in Henry VIII, Assunta in Napoli Milionaria!, Adriana in The Comedy of Errors. Elsewhere: World premières: Clean/Espejos (Neworld Theatre), Anywhere But Here (Electric Company), Green Lake (Solo Collective). Musicals: West Side Story (Theatre Under the Stars), El Jinete: A Mariachi Opera (Puente Theatre). Film/TV: Love Hard (Netflix), Doomsday Mom (Lifetime), Bella Ciao! (Commercial Drive Productions), Un Día de Sol (Códice Cinema). Writer: Cracked Open (short), Bella Luz (Arts Club Theatre). 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, Most Promising Emerging Playwright Award (CCPA). Et cetera: alexandralainfiesta.com.
(she/her) Birmingham Conservatory, 2019/21
2022: Scrivener in Richard III and Marianne in The Miser. Third season. Stratford: Lady Capulet, Tybalt in R + J. Elsewhere (selected): Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Marina in Pericles, Phaedra in Hippolytus, Maybe Jane in The Yellow Wallpaper (York University); Bluebeard's Bride in The gruesome terror & most brave triumph of Bluebeard's Bride, Irma in The Madwoman of Chaillot (The Lunar Stratagem); Mary Anne Shad in Portraits Patterns Possibilities (Culchahworks); Fabiana Cunningham in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Lower Ossington Theatre). 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.
2022: Henry, Earl of Richmond in Richard III and Victor in The Miser. Seventh season. Stratford: Slender (Merry Wives), Kruger (Front Page), Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet), Allardyce (Treasure Island), Wickers (Breathing Hole), Lennox (Macbeth), Silvius (As You Like It), Kastril (Alchemist), Young Soldier (Mother Courage). Elsewhere: Tom, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Crow's); 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, Comedy of Errors (SBTS); Jerry, Zoo Story (Reid Theatre). Film/TV: On the Count of Three, The Castrationists, Pain Killer, Titans, What We Do In The Shadows, Murdoch Mysteries, Uninvited Guest, Played, Beauty and the Beast, Republic of Doyle, Covert Affairs, Life with Derek. Training: Birmingham Conservatory; Ryerson, BFA Acting. Awards: Peter T. Donaldson Award; Amelia Hall Award; Elephant Song: Walter Chambers Scholarship, D.A. Matthews Scholarship. Et cetera: Proud Newfoundlander.
2022: Queen Elizabeth in Richard III and Fay in The Miser. 35th season. Stratford: Over 80 productions including the stories of Ophelia, Rosalind, Viola, Portia, Desdemona, Lady Macbeth, Titania, Beatrice, Gwendolyn, Helena, Duchess of Malfi, Masha, Regan, Mary Stuart, Volumnia and Satan. Also Bakkhai, All My Sons, John Gabriel Borkman, Private Lives, The Beaux Stratagem, Hello, Dolly!, The King and I, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead and Late Night with Lucy. Training: The National Theatre School and the grace and wisdom of so many extraordinary artists, colleagues and conspirators over the years. Et cetera: I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to journey through these and many other wonderful stories at the Stratford Festival and across the country, and forever blessed by the real story, my husband Christopher and our Harri and Ben.
2022: Amos Hart in Chicago and Detective in The Miser. 19th season. Stratford: Finally There's Sun, Music Man, Rocky Horror, Guys and Dolls, The Lion, the Witch…, Shakespeare in Love, Hamlet, The Alchemist, Crazy for You, Tommy, Grapes of Wrath, The Misanthrope, Kiss Me, Kate, Cyrano de Bergerac, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus. Elsewhere: goldfish (Here For Now); 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, Dream (Canadian Stage); Assassins (Dora Award) (TIFT); 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).
2022: Claudia in The Miser and appears in Hamlet. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Schoolhouse, Macbeth, The Ruins, Frankenstein, In This Light, As You Like It, Iliad by Fire (Two Planks); A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It (Shakespeare BASH'd); Old Man and the River (Theatre Direct); The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny (Mermaid Theatre); As You Like It, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Cinderelly (Shakespeare by the Sea). Film/TV: Principal (Complusus), Principal (King & Pawn). Radio/Recordings: Ophelia available on Spotify and Apple Music. Composer: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Co-Composer As You Like It (Shakespeare BASH'd). Awards: Merritt Nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role. Training: Dalhousie University. Online: @hilary_adamss. Et cetera: Big love to my whole family, thank you for all your support.
2022: Lord Stanley in Richard III and Arthur Edgerton in The Miser. 14th season. Stratford: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Front Page, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, The Changeling, Timon of Athens, Macbeth, As You Like It, Pericles, 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/ NYC); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Action); Founding Member of Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Sex/Life, Frankie Drake, Diggstown, The Coroner, Assassin's Creed Origins, Killjoys, Watch Dogs 2, Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, Owning Mahowny, The Incredible Hulk, Nurse.Fighter.Boy. Training: MFA, York University. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award. Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play.
2022: Horatio in Hamlet and appears in The Miser. Third season. Stratford: Templar in Nathan the Wise and Eitan in Birds of a Kind. Elsewhere: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Idomeneus (Soulpepper); The Circle (Tarragon); Caught (Theatre Passe Muraille); Offline (writer/director), The Libertine, Gotcha (Talk Is Free); The Philanderess (Toronto Fringe); Cockfight (Theatre Brouhaha/Red One); Much Ado About Nothing (Single Thread); Blue Planet, Minotaur (Young People's Theatre). Film/TV: Jakob stars as Miles in the award-winning film adaptation of The Drawer Boy. Awards: Jakob has been nominated for four Dora Awards for his work as an actor. Other: Jakob also works as a director, writer, sound designer and podcaster.
2022: Reynaldo in Hamlet and Mervin in The Miser. Eighth season. Stratford: Endicott, The Front Page; Walter Cunningham Sr., To Kill a Mockingbird; Caius Ligarius, Julius Caesar; Lt. Brannigan, Guys and Dolls; Apothecary, Romeo and Juliet; Doctor, Macbeth; Oliver, As You Like It; Deuxfois, The Hypochondriac; Marcellus, Fortinbras, Hamlet; Boyet, Love's Labour's Lost; Descartes, Christina, The Girl King; Red Knight/Walrus, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere: Jaques, As You Like It; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Lucio, Measure for Measure (Citadel); Slim, Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage/Theatre Calgary); Tybalt/Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Calgary); Everard, Age of Arousal (ATP); Milan, Rock 'n' Roll (Canadian Stage/Citadel); Kent, King Lear; Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night (Freewill). Training: BFA Acting, University of Alberta. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Measure for Measure. Et cetera: Former Artistic Director, Freewill Shakespeare Festival. All my love to Breanna, Aidan and Finn.
2022: Polonius in Hamlet and Mr. Simon in The Miser. 11th season. Stratford: The Front Page, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, Paradise Lost, Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid, The Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, The Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Bartholomew Fair, Shakespeare's Universe. Elsewhere: The 4th Graders Present An Unnamed Love Suicide (Tiny Room); Jerusalem (OTM/Company Theatre); Silence, Art (Grand Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Western Canada Theatre); Hound of the Baskervilles, Robin Hood (Globe Theatre); Pitmen Painters, Boeing Boeing (Theatre Aquarius); Vigil, Lawrence and Holloman (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Having Hope at Home (Neptune); Twelfth Night, The Tempest (Hartford Stage); Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Calgary/NAC); The Lonely Diner (Blyth Festival); Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (NAC).
(he/him) Birmingham Conservatory, 2015/16
2022: Sir William Catesby in Richard III and Fletcher in The Miser. Fifth season. Emilio Vieira is a Toronto-based actor-creator. In 2020, he and actor-playwright Ellen Denny launched Sudden Spark Collective, a production company aiming to warm pandemic-weary hearts with tales of love, laughter and perseverance. Their first production, february: a love story, a theatre-film hybrid about dating six feet apart, was received by audiences around the globe with resounding success. Their second production, Above Ground Floor, tells a poignant, charming tale of a long-term care home resident during the pandemic. Stratford Festival credits include The Tempest, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, Tartuffe, Macbeth, All My Sons, Bunny. He is beyond grateful that you've come to the theatre today. Emilio trained under the direction of Martha Henry and Stephen Ouimette in the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Watch february: a love story on demand at februarytheplay.com. Instagram: @suddensparkcollective @emiliovieira.
Birmingham Conservatory, 2022/23
2022: Princess Elizabeth in Richard III and appears in The Miser. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Jo in Little Women (Opera Nuova); Adriana in The Comedy of Errors (Theatre Calgary); Isobel in Bull (683); Dracula, The Birds, Don Juan Comes Back From the War (Studio Theatre); Vasilisa in Baba Yaga (AMTC); Carolyn in The Bridges of Madison County (Dry Cold Productions); South Pacific (Rainbow Stage); Rebecca in The Seduction Theory (Sarasvati Productions). Training: University of Alberta, BFA Acting, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Rainbow Stage Emerging Artist Scholarship. Online: Find Hannah on Instagram: @hannahwiggles. Et cetera: Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Elise and Miriam.
2022: Adaptor for The Miser. Born in Manchester, England in 1959, Ranjit Bolt is the nephew of playwright and screenwriter Robert Bolt. After studying at Oxford University, he worked for eight years as a stockbroker before eventually turning to writing full time. His books include The Art of Translation (2010) and the verse novel Losing It (2000). Besides The Miser, his translations and adaptations for the theatre include Molière's Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, The School for Wives and The Sisterhood (Les précieuses ridicules); Pierre Corneille's The Illusion, The Liar and Le Cid; Aristophanes' Lysistrata; Bertolt Brecht's Arturo Ui; Jean Anouilh's The Waltz of the Toreadors; Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac; Ben Jonson's Volpone; as well as the musical versions of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and Charles Dickens' Hard Times. His most recent adaptation is Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, was also translated and produced in Guam by the 1624 Company in England.
2022: Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival and director of Richard III and The Miser. 35th 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 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.
2022: Designer of The Miser. 13th season. Stratford: R + J, 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.
2022: Composer for The Miser. Eighth season. Stratford: Music and lyrics for Here's What It Takes, Bartholomew Fair, Coriolanus, As You Like It, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Macbeth. Elsewhere: Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Steven Page has been a force in popular music since he shot into the international spotlight during his two decade tenure with former band Barenaked Ladies. Steven continues to challenge himself with a diverse array of creative projects in music, film, theatre and television. In the last year, he has composed the viral hit "Canada Loves You Back" as a tribute to actor Ryan Reynolds, performed concerts with the Vancouver Symphony and other orchestras and has completed over eighty virtual Live From Home performances so far (stevenpage.com). Tours in the UK and US with his trio will take place in the fall coinciding with the release of his sixth solo album.
2022: Sound designer of Richard III and The Miser. Fourth season. Stratford: Sound designer of Serving Elizabeth and Alice Through the Looking-Glass, composer and sound designer of The Front Page. Elsewhere: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dracula, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Shaw Festival); The Crucible, La Bête, Bed and Breakfast (Soulpepper); The Children, Helen Lawrence, Cruel and Tender (Canadian Stage); It's a Wonderful Life (MTC, Canadian Stage - live foley); Twelfth Night (NAC, Theatre Calgary); Theory, Other People's Children, The Vibrator Play (Tarragon); The War of the Worlds (Art of Time); Gziganes (Dancemakers). Recordings: Matador (Patricia O'Callaghan), Frey (Lenka Lichtenberg), Alchemy (Tasa). Awards: Six Dora Mavor Moore Awards for sound design, Juno nomination for Maza Meze. Online: johngzowski.com. Et cetera: As a musician/composer, John has performed at most of Canada's jazz and folk festivals.
2022: Supervising fight director for the 2022 season. 11th season. Stratford: Associate fight director: 2013-2020 seasons. Assistant fight director: 2004 and 2009 seasons. Elsewhere: Fight director: Bengal Tiger... (Crow's Theatre); Black Drum (Soulpepper); Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweet Charity (Shaw); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC). Film/TV: Stunts (selected): See (seasons two and three), The Lost Symbol, The Boys (three seasons), Hardy Boys, The Man from Toronto, Clarice, It Chapter Two, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Schitt's Creek, Murdoch Mysteries, Wayne, Ginny & Georgia, Jupiter's Legacy, Utopia Falls, Supergirl, Impulse, What We Do in the Shadows, I Was Lorena Bobbitt, Save Me, Frankie Drake, Titans, Umbrella Academy, The Expanse, Designated Survivor, Suicide Squad, Dark Matter, Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Pompeii, Orphan Black, Carrie, Total Recall. Training: Fight Master. BFA, Ryerson University. Awards: SAG nomination, Best Stunt Ensemble, 2021, Paddy Crean. Online: @GeoffScovell.
(she/her) Langham Directors' Workshop, 2022
2022: Assistant director of The Miser. Second season. Stratford: Creator, director, ensemble: An Undiscovered Shakespeare (2020). Elsewhere: Lady Macbeth in Goblin: Macbeth (The Shakespeare Company); The Narrator in Every Brilliant Thing, Mrs. Simpson in This London Life (The Grand Theatre); Mavis in Sextet (Tarragon Theatre); creator, director, Sgt. Collins in Undercover (Tarragon Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, Citadel Theatre); Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Calgary); Liz Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story (Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary); Egeus and Robin Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); The Nurse and various others in Seven Stories (Canadian Stage, Theatre Calgary); creator, director, Mimi in Blind Date (Canada and US tour, off-Broadway, Edinburgh Festival); Viola in Twelfth Night, Miranda in The Tempest (Upstart Crows); Maid Marion in Robin Hood (Alberta Theatre Projects). Et cetera: Rebecca also works in film and TV, runs spontaneoustheatre.ca and teaches improvisation. @rebeccanorthan.
2022: Assistant designer of The Miser and assistant costume designer of Every Little Nookie. Stratford debut. Other Works: Stitcher - Spring Showcase (The National Ballet School), wardrobe assistant - Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical (Starvox), head of props - Everything is Different In This Moment (Frantic Assembly/Ryerson University), wardrobe assistant - Music Man Jr. (Ryerson School of Performance Youth and Community Programs), dresser - Pomegranate (Buddies in Bad Times), dresser - Four Seasons (Four Seasons Project), dresser/wardrobe assistant - This is How We Live (Frantic Assembly/Ryerson University), dresser - The Little Mermaid (Drayton Entertainment), dresser - Canada 151: Better Late Than Sorry (Drayton Entertainment), costume coordinator - The Princess Bride Movie Experience (The Secret Sessions). Training: BFA in Performance Production and Design, Ryerson University; Diploma in Fashion Techniques and Design, George Brown College. Portfolio: rebeccachaikin.com.
2022: Assistant lighting designer of Chicago, Hamlet and The Miser. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Lighting designer: La Boheme, Is He Dead?, Almost Maine, The Underpants, Stupid F***ing Bird, Threads: Impact (University of Wisconsin-Madison); The Drawer Boy (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Three Sisters (University of Windsor). Associate lighting designer: The Rhubarb Festival (Buddies in Bad Times). Assistant lighting designer: White Girls In Moccasins (Buddies in Bad Times); Tea (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Old Wives Tale (Port Stanley Festival Theatre). Training: MFA Theatre and Drama, Lighting Design - University of Wisconsin-Madison; BA(H) Drama and Communication, Media and Film - University of Windsor.
2022: Assistant sound designer of Richard III, All's Well That Ends Well and The Miser. Stratford debut. Recent credits: Sound design: The Unbounded (ForWhat Collective, upcoming 2022); Chemical Valley Project (Broadleaf Theatre, Associate, 2019). Sound design assistant: Towards Youth: A play on Radical Hope (Project: Humanity, 2019). Audio technician: White Girls in Moccasins (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 2022); Rhubarb Festival (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 2022).
2022: Assistant fight director for Hamlet, Richard III, Little Women, All's Well That Ends Well, Every Little Nookie, Hamlet-911, The Miser, Death and the King's Horseman. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Is God Is (Canadian Stage/Obsidian/Necessary Angel), Three Women of Swatow, Theory, Girls Like That (Tarragon), The Nether (Coal Mine/Studio 180), Poison (Coal Mine), Hello Bertha, Talk To Me Like The Rain And Let Me Listen, Rococo, Lithuania (Shaw Festival), Boeing, Boeing, Perfect Wedding (Magnus Theatre) Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Bash'd). Selected Film/TV: SkyMed (CBC), Let It Snow (Netflix), Shut Up (Short), Dark Matter (SyFy), XIII The Series (Showcase). Training: Ryerson University. Awards: My Entertainment World Award for Hamlet and many nominations, Dora Award Nomination for Kindertransport. Et cetera: Jenn is also an actor and voice performer and is grateful to have performed on stages across kanata (Canada).
2022: Stage manager of The Miser. Eighth season. Stratford: Stage manager of Othello, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Changeling, Breath of Kings: Redemption and Oedipus Rex; assistant stage manager of A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor. 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 Human Cargo, The Grand Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, Canadian Stage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Mirvish Productions, National Arts Centre, Blyth Festival, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre.
2022: Assistant stage manager of Richard III and The Miser. 21st season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager: The Rez Sisters, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Show, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Little Night Music, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Blithe Spirit, Charlie Brown, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Kiss Me, Kate, Dangerous Liaisons, The Importance of Being Earnest, Ever Yours, Oscar, Cabaret, My One and Only, South Pacific, Oliver!, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Edward II, The Count of Monte Cristo, Anything Goes, Henry VI. Stage manager: Birmingham Conservatory, 2006, 2007. Awards: Recipient of the Tanya Award and three Guthrie Awards. Et cetera: Holly would like to thank her husband, Steve, and children Jennica and Jackson, for all their love and support.
2022: Stage manager of Richard III and assistant stage manager of The Miser. 30th season. Elsewhere: Back in 59 (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Cabaret (MTC), Sleeping Beauty (Globe Theatre), Orpheus Descending (MTC, Royal Alexandra Theatre), toured the Belfry Theatre's The Year of Magical Thinking to the Tarragon Theatre and the National Arts Centre, toured with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the NAC's The Mikado, The Lion King and Jane Eyre in Toronto. She has had the pleasure of working across Canada at the Grand Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Neptune Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre and Expo '86 in Vancouver. Et cetera: Annie lives in Stratford with her partner, Anne; their son, Callum; daughter Brianna; Luna, the cutest German Spitz/poodle ever; and two beautiful cats.
2022: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre. Ninth season. Stratford: Production stage manager: Festival Theatre, Tom Patterson Theatre. Assistant stage manager: 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. Elsewhere: King Lear, Twelfth Night (SiHP); 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).
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