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May 12 – October 3 |
Opens May 27
Comedy

THE PHYSICISTS

by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Adapted by Michael Healey
Based on a translation by Birgit Schreyer Duarte
Director and Dramaturge Miles Potter

 

Three inmates of an asylum are under investigation for murder – but who are they really? As funny as it is full of unexpected twists, this brilliant 1960s satire inhabits a space somewhere between Agatha Christie and Tom Stoppard.

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Production support is generously provided by Sylvia D. Chrominska, Dr. Dennis & Dorothea Hacker, Diana Tremain and Barbara & Chip Vallis.

Support for the 2015 season of the Tom Patterson Theatre is generously provided by Richard Rooney & Laura Dinner.

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Seana McKenna
    Fräulein Doktor Mathilde von Zahnd
    2015: Gertrude in Hamlet and Fräulein Doktor Mathilde von Zahnd in The Physicists. 24th season. Previously: After playing the title role in Mother Courage and Constance in King John last season, Ms McKenna went on to San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre to play the mother of Jesus in Colm Tóibín's solo play, Testament. She has played more than 24 Shakespearean roles, including Cleopatra (Centaur), Katerina the Shrew and Richard III (Stratford). Other Stratford credits include Blithe Spirit, Mary Stuart, Medea, Phèdre, The Matchmaker, The Trojan Women, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, Night of the Iguana, Shakespeare's Will, Good Mother, Private Lives and She Stoops to Conquer.She has three Doras, one Jessie, one Genie, an honorary MFA in Acting from ACT, a Doctor of Sacred Letters from Trinity College and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She lives with one husband, one son, two cats and one fish.
    Geraint Wyn Davies
    Johann Wilhelm Möbius

    2015: Claudius, The Ghost in Hamlet and Johann Wilhelm Möbius in The Physicists. 12th season. Stratford (selected): Cook (Mother Courage), Antony, Duke Vincentio, Leicester, Cymbeline, Malachi Stack, King Arthur, Falstaff, Stephano, Dylan Thomas, Julius Caesar, Bottom, Polonius, Henry Higgins, Henry V, Bassanio, Tom Fashion, D'Artagnan, Richmond, Edward IV, Hortensio, Antipholus of Syracuse, Pericles. Elsewhere: New York: King Lear (Lincoln Center); Poetic License (The Directors Company); Do Not Go Gentle (Clurman Theatre); Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater). Canadian Stage's The Elephant Man; Shaw Festival, five seasons; Prospero, Richard III, Cyrano (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.); Love's Labour's Lost (RSC); Hamlet, Henry VIII (Chichester Festival); An Enemy of the People (Lyric Hammersmith, London); two seasons as Theatr Clwyd's artistic associate (Welsh National Company). Film/TV (selected): ReGenesis, Murdoch Mysteries, 24, Slings and Arrows, Black Harbour, Airwolf, Forever Knight, American Psycho II, Hypercube, One of the Hollywood Ten, Conspiracy of Fear.

    Graham Abbey
    Herbert Georg Beutler (alias Newton)

    2015:  Herbert Georg Beutler (alias Newton) in The Physicists, understudy in The Alchemist and assistant director of The Alchemist. 16th season, Stratford: Philip the Bastard (King John), Count Johan Oxenstierna (Christina, The Girl King), Iago (Othello), Posthumus (Cymbeline), Henry V, Macbeth, Romeo, Henry VIII, Jaques, Prince Hal (Henry IV), D'Artagnan (The Three Musketeers), Petruchio (Shrew), Aufidius (Coriolanus), Berowne (Love's Labour's Lost), Algernon (Earnest), Hap Loman (Death of a Salesman). Elsewhere: Hamlet (Resurgence); Jeff Skilling (Enron) (Theatre Calgary); Sam Byck (Assassins) (Talk Is Free/Birdland); Charles (The School for Scandal), Valère (The Molière Comedies) (Chicago Shakespeare). TV: Series lead: The Border (CBC). Recurring: Degrassi, Murdoch Mysteries, Covert Affairs, Republic of Doyle. Guest star: Flashpoint, Lost Girl, Rookie Blue, Warehouse 13, Bomb Girls. Recent: Remedy (Global). Film: Take This Waltz, Casino Jack, 388 Arletta Avenue, Defendor, Stealing Paradise. Recent: First Response, Angels and Ornaments. Radio: Afghanada (CBC). Awards: Dora Award, Monte Carlo Television Festival nomination. Et cetera: Artistic director, Groundling Theatre (Groundlingtheatre.com).

     

    Mike Nadajewski
    Ernst Heinrich Ernesti (alias Einstein)
    2015: Osric in Hamlet and Ernst Heinrich Ernesti (alias Einstein) in The Physicists. Sixth season. Stratford: Peter Sellars' A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play, Tweedledum in Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar (also Broadway), Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, As You Like It, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (also Mirvish Productions). Elsewhere: This past winter, Emcee in Cabaret (Manitoba Theatre Centre) and Smee in the Canadian première of Peter and the Starcatcher (Western Canada Theatre). Other credits include Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Drayton Entertainment, Charlottetown Festival, Talk Is Free Theatre (co-founder) and three seasons with the Shaw Festival. Upcoming: George in Sunday in the Park with George (Talk Is Free Theatre). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Et cetera: Mike lives in Stratford with his wife, company member Glynis Ranney, and their son, Emrys. Online: @mikenadajewski.

    Randy Hughson
    Richard Voss
    2015: Richard Voss in The Physicists, Bolt in The Adventures of Pericles and Tribulation in The Alchemist. Eighth season. Stratford (selected roles): Lucky (Waiting for Godot), Pompey (Measure for Measure), Uncle John (The Grapes of Wrath), Antigonus (The Winter's Tale), Senex (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Jordan Knockem (Bartholomew Fair), Hortensio (The Taming of the Shrew). Elsewhere: Leading roles at the Belfry Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, The Segal Centre, Neptune Theatre, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Alberta Theatre Projects, Centaur Theatre, Blyth Festival, National Arts Centre and many others. Film/TV: Randy has worked extensively in television, film and radio. Awards: Nominated for eight Dora Mavor Moore Awards, three Edmonton Sterlings, one Calgary Betty Mitchell, three Vancouver Jessies and one Gemini. Randy has won one of each award. Et cetera: "Gratitude and love to Melissa and Georgina."
    Claire Lautier
    Monika Stettler
    2015: Monika Stettler in The Physicists, Dionyza in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. Sixth season. Claire Lautier is a classically trained actor and singer who has played leading roles on stages in Canada and New York, across the United States and abroad, and has been featured in mainstream motion pictures and on television. Stratford: Highlights include Ebba Sparre in Christina, The Girl King, Tamora in Titus Andronicus, Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Aricie in Phèdre. New York: Isabella in Edward the Second and the Duchess in The Revenger's Tragedy (Red Bull Theatre); The Dining Room (Keen Company, Drama Desk Award); Hedda Gabler and Chaucer in Rome (Broadway and Lincoln Center). Elsewhere: Other favourites include Lady Anne in Richard III and Roxane in Cyrano (The Shakespeare Theatre Company); Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company); and many roles in regional theatre, including at Baltimore Center Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, The Walnut Street Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Public Theater, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and others. Film: Credits include Margarita (director Laurie Colbert), My Soul to Take (director Wes Craven), Ghost Town (director David Koepp), Confessions of a Shopaholic (director PJ Hogan), Elf (director Jon Favreau), House of D (director David Duchovny), the short film By Courier (Academy Award-nominated in 2001). Television:King, 3lbs, Grey's Anatomy, Numb3rs, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, All My Children, Guiding Light and others. Et cetera: As a singer, Claire has performed in musical theatre, and appeared most recently as a soloist at the 2014 PAL Benefit, and in 2013 at St. James Cathedral in Toronto for the annual LOFT Concert. She is currently developing her own cabaret show. Claire is an honour graduate of Duke University and The Juilliard School, and attended French International School in Washington, D.C., growing up. As a fluent French speaker, Claire loves making her home in a bilingual country. Her family is far-flung - from the south of France to Florida, California, Wales, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, affording exciting opportunities for travel! Claire is a Certified Teacher of Gyrotonic Expansion System and a KRI certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, and teaches private students and group classes in both systems. She especially enjoys working with actors through consciousness-based modalities, and has taught at the Birmingham Conservatory here at the Stratford Festival, and the Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, DC. She also owns and operates Grasse Roots Perfumery, her own company producing 100-per-cent natural luxury perfumes, bath salts and room fragrances (www.grasseroots.com). She feels blessed to live in the beautiful and vibrant town of Stratford, Ontario, with her husband, actor Geraint Wyn Davies, and so many talented and creative friends. www.clairelautier.com.
    Marion Adler
    Understudy
    2015: Lychorida, Diana in and lyricist of The Adventures of Pericles, appears in The Alchemist and understudy in The Physicists. Sixth season. Stratford: Goneril in King Lear, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Audrey in As You Like It, Juliana in The Boys from Syracuse, Lucinda in Into the Woods. Performer: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Philaminte in The Learned Ladies, Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hermione in The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); the Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost, Emilia in Othello, Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Part 2 and Henry V, the Queen of Austria in The Man in the Iron Mask (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Lyricist: Ms Adler's musical Enter the Guardsman (with composer Craig Bohmler and book writer Scott Wentworth) premièred in 1997 in London's West End at the Donmar Warehouse and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Enter the Guardsman went on to become the most produced new musical in the U.S. in the 2001-2002 season according to American Theatre Magazine, enjoying a full season of performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and productions at San Diego's Old Globe, the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Shakespeare Festival of New Jersey. Ms Adler's musical Gunmetal Blues premièred off-Broadway in 1992 and has enjoyed numerous productions across North America and Europe. In 2000, Ms Adler was a winner of the Kleban Award for her body of work as a lyricist.
    Sean Arbuckle
    Oskar Rose
    2015: Oskar Rose in The Physicists, Cleon in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. 13th season. Stratford: King John (Duke of Austria), The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King), 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), Mother Courage and Her Children (Sergeant), Titus Andronicus (Saturninus), Three Sisters (Tuzenbach), The Merchant of Venice (Bassanio), Richard III (Catesby), Cabaret (Cliff Bradshaw), The Trojan Women (Talthybius), Macbeth (Banquo), The Tempest (Antonio), As You Like It (Oliver), Agamemnon (Agamemnon), Timon of Athens (Alcibiades), Electra (The Beggar), The Swanne: Princess Charlotte (The Acts of Venus) (Prince Leopold of Coburg/Alured Popple), London Assurance (Dazzle), Twelfth Night (Orsino), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nick). Elsewhere: Othello (Segal Centre); The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre); Phèdre (ACT); Woman in Mind (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Humble Boy, James Joyce's The Dead (Pioneer Theatre); The Waverly Gallery (Second Stage); Henry VI (NYSF); The Magnificent Ambersons (Indiana Repertory); The Triumph of Love (Walnut Street); The Spitfire Grill (George Street, world première), The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre). Broadway: The Importance of Being Earnest. National tour: Copenhagen. Awards: Dora Award, Outstanding Ensemble Performance, London Road (Canadian Stage). Film/TV: 12 Monkeys, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance, Nikita, Hope & Faith, Law & Order. Training: Duke University, Juilliard.
    Wayne Best
    Blocher
    2015: Blocher in The Physicists, Antiochus, Simonides in The Adventures of Pericles  and Surly in The Alchemist. 20th season. Stratford: Wayne has been a member of the acting company since 1992, when he played Horatio in Hamlet. Last year Wayne appeared as the Farmer and Recruiting Officer in Mother Courage, Hubert in King John and Axel Oxenstierna in the hugely popular Christina, The Girl King. Past Stratford performances include Caliban in The Tempest, Astrov in Uncle Vanya, Maurice in In the Ring, Leontes in The Winter's Tale, Fluellen in Henry V, Mercutio and Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Cornwall in King Lear and Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird. Elsewhere: Theatrical credits away from Stratford include Karl in Heaven, Captain Keller in The Miracle Worker, Abbott in Inexpressible Island, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Quinn in The Affections of May, Arthur in Camelot and Anderson in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme.
    David Collins
    Coroner

    2015: Coroner in The Physicists, Cerimon in The Adventures of Pericles  and Lovewit in The Alchemist. Seventh season. Stratford: King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Richard III (Rivers), Titus Andronicus, The Tempest (Francisco), Macbeth (Seyton), Romeo and Juliet (Apothecary), Caesar and Cleopatra (Theodotus). Elsewhere: Shakuntala (Premiere Dance Theatre); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Mirvish); The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and Donut City (Canadian Stage); Pusha Man, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Passe Muraille); The Taming of the Shrew (ShakespeareWorks); Top Gun the Musical (Factory Theatre/N.Y.C.); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Action); Walls (VECC). Founding member of Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, The Firm, 11 Cameras, ReGenesis, Owning Mahowny, Shoot 'Em Up, The Incredible Hulk, MVP, Warehouse 13, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, The Listener, Rookie Blue, XIII, Stag. Training: MFA, York University. Awards: Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play.

    Grace Eddleston
    Understudy
    2015: Understudy in The Physicists. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Oliver!, A Christmas Carol (Perth Community Players); Cinderella (Stratford Community Players); You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Three Musketeers, Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Play On… Drama Workshop). Training: Grace has studied dance for nine years. She is a member of the Intensive Dance Program at On Stage Dance, where she studies ballet, tap and jazz. Her love of theatre began at age three when her Nanna took her to see Mary Poppins in London's West End.  She couldn't wait to get on stage and, at five, started training with Play On… Drama Workshop. Et cetera: Grace would like to express gratitude for the love and support of her fantastic family, friends and teachers. She is excited about her first season with the Stratford Festival and to be learning from and working with so many talented people.
    Victor Ertmanis
    Uwe Sievers
    2015: Uwe Sievers in The Physicists, Escanes, First Fisherman in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. Eighth season. "Hi, guys! I'm back! This is my eighth season at the Festival, but it's my fiftieth year as a working actor. When I was twelve years old a friend dared me to audition for the school play (an operetta called His Majesty's Pie) at General Brock Public School. I landed the role of the evil chancellor. There were three performances in all. After the first performance, I got my first girlfriend. After the second, my father congratulated me for the first time. After the third, the playwright - an elegant, silver-haired gentleman and the brother of the then-Lieutenant Governor of Ontario - brought me out of the dressing room to insist, 'You are going to be an actor, aren't you?' Well, I'm happily still at it. Enjoy the show!" www.victorertmanis.com
    Jessica B. Hill
    Irene Straub

    2015: Irene Straub in The Physicists, Dame Pliant in The Alchemist and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ilona Szabo in The Play's the Thing and Petra in An Enemy of the People (Segal Centre); various in Les Zinspirés 2.0 (Théâtre français de Toronto); Lena Horne in Joe Louis: An American Romance (Infinithéâtre); Holly in The Lady Smith (Black Theatre Workshop); Zerbinette in Scapin and Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre); Tamora in Titus Andronicus (Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company); Jehanne in Jehanne of the Witches (Tableau d'Hôte); Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest (McGill University). Film/TV: 30 vies (Radio-Canada); The Jensen Project (Muse Entertainment); The Battle of Wills (Informaction). Recordings: Watch Dogs (Ubisoft). Training: Birmingham Conservatory; McGill University; Dawson College. Awards: Elsa Bolam Award (2006); Brian Cloutte Award (2005). Online: www.jessicabhill.com. Et cetera: "Boundless gratitude to my parents, partner and pals for their love and support."

    Felix Kropf-Untucht
    Wilfried-Kaspar

    2015: Wilfried-Kaspar in The Physicists. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist (Stratford Northwestern Public School), Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid and Young Scrooge/Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Avon Public School). Et cetera: "I am excited to participate in the Festival this year. I am eager to learn more about theatre and the trade. I live in Stratford with my parents and three cats. I hope you enjoy the productions this year."

    Jamie Mac
    Danny McArthur
    2015: Danny McArthur in The Physicists, Third Fisherman in The Adventures of Pericles and Kastril in The Alchemist. Second season. Stratford: Young Soldier (Mother Courage and Her Children), Towrus (Antony and Cleopatra). Birmingham Conservatory: Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost, Proteus in The Two Gentleman of Verona, Polixenes in The Winter's Tale. Elsewhere: Jacob Mercer in Salt-Water Moon (NAC); Laurie in Vimy (GCTC); Clown in The 39 Steps (Stage West); David Jung in Rockbound (Two Planks and a Passion); Michael in The Elephant Song (Beothuk Street Players); Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare by the Sea); Jerry in The Zoo Story (Reid Theatre). Film/TV: Beauty and the Beast, Republic of Doyle, Covert Affairs, Life With Derek. Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre; Ryerson University, BFA Acting. Awards: For The Elephant Song: Walter C. Chambers Memorial Scholarship, D.A. Matthews Memorial Scholarship, Honorary Chairman's Award for Best Actor. Et Cetera: Jamie is from St. John's, NL.
    Cailyn Mann
    Angela-Lerche

    2015: Angela-Lerche in The Physicists. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Gretl in The Sound of Music, children's ensemble in Anne of Green Gables (Kitchener-Waterloo Musical Productions); children's ensemble in Snow White, Orphan in Annie (Drayton Entertainment); Sally Brown in Snoopy! The Musical (Singer's Theatre). Training: In her sixth year of voice lessons, five of which have been with voice teacher Amanda Brunk. She is also learning the piano. Awards: Honourable mention at the Provincial Kiwanis Music Festival 2014 for musical theatre; honourable mention at the Provincial Kiwanis Music Festival 2013 for musical theatre. Et cetera: Cailyn is thrilled to be debuting at the Stratford Festival and would like to thank her mom, dad and sister for all their love and support. She'd also like to thank Amanda for her continued hard work in helping her to achieve her dreams.

    Parker Merlihan
    Adolf-Friedrich

    2015: Adolf-Friedrich in The Physicists. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ted in The Wizard of Ozzington, Johnny Winston in Tween Idol, King Arthur in Those Camelot Days (The Singer's Theatre); Herbert Reginald VanDerBinkle III in The Bus Stop, Lear in King Lear (Stratford student workshop), (Park Manor Public School). Et cetera: Parker thanks his family for their support. "Thanks, Dad, for the awesome photos."

    Karen Robinson
    Marta Boll
    2015: Marta Boll in The Physicists and understudy in Hamlet. Fifth season. Stratford: Harlem Duet, The Duchess of Malfi, Shakespeare's Universe, Agamemnon, Electra, The Flies, The Swanne, Eternal Hydra, Shadows. Elsewhere: Lady Bracknell (The Importance of Being Earnest), Red Queen (Alice Through the Looking-Glass), Condoleezza Rice (Stuff Happens), Nurse (Romeo and Juliet) (NAC); The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (Obsidian); Esther in Intimate Apparel (Alberta Theatre Projects); Prospera in The Tempest (Canadian Stage); Doubt - A Parable (Citadel); 'da Kink in My Hair (U.K., U.S.); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Mirvish). Film/TV: Schitt's Creek (CBC); King, Slings and Arrows (Showcase); Corner Gas: The Movie, Ghett'A Life, Lars and the Real Girl, Saving Hope, Soul Food. Awards: Salento International Film Fest Award for Ghett'A Life; Sterling Award for Doubt - A Parable; NAACP Award for 'da Kink in My Hair; Dora Award for Riot.
    E.B. Smith
    Juan Murillo

    2015: Juan Murillo in The Physicists, Thaliard, Leonine in The Adventures of Pericles and appears inThe Alchemist. Fifth season. Stratford: Eilif (Mother Courage), Melun (King John), Alexas (Antony and Cleopatra), Bellievre (Mary Stuart), Abhorson (Measure for Measure), Guiderius (Cymbeline), Pylades (Elektra), Dorset (Richard III), Alarbus (Titus Andronicus). Elsewhere: Big Sam (Gone With the Wind) (RMTC); Seyton (Macbeth), Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet) (Chicago Shakespeare); Macduff (Macbeth) (First Folio Theatre); King (King Hedley II,Cleveland Scene Best Production of 2007) (Karamu); Moustique (Dream on Monkey Mountain); Junior (Before It Hits Home). Other credits: Cleveland Play House; Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Theater Wit, Chicago; two seasons at The Great Lakes Theater Festival. Film/TV: The Beast (Sony), Ask Gilby, Maybe By Then, Thunder Bay (PBS). Training: Ohio University, Birmingham Conservatory. Et cetera: E.B. would like to dedicate his work to his parents and grandmother, and to the memory of his Papa, who will always be in the front row.

    Jane Spidell
    Lina Rose
    2015: Lina Rose in The Physicists, Philomen in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. 10th season. Stratford: The Trojan Women, Palmer Park, Good Mother, The Trials of Ezra Pound, The Swanne (Jacquenetta), As You Like It (Rosalind and Phebe), The Comedy of Errors (Adriana) and Hamlet. Assistant director of Three Sisters and The Glass Menagerie. Elsewhere: Jane's credits include several original productions: The Africa Trilogy (Volcano/Luminato); My Mother's Feet (Canadian Stage); Rune Arlidge, Lion in the Streets, The Last Bus and the English translations of The Real World? and Motel Hélène (Tarragon); Body and Soul (Passe Muraille); A Short History of Night (Crow's); Escape from Happiness (Factory). Other noteworthy Canadian productions include Blood (Passe Muraille); Adult Entertainment, BINGO! (Factory); Doc, Leaving Home (Soulpepper). Other standouts include The Price, The Time of Your Life, Our Town, Miss Julie (Soulpepper); Macbeth, Othello (NAC); A Moon for the Misbegotten (Centaur); A Streetcar Named Desire, How I Learned to Drive, Suddenly Last Summer, Speed-the-Plow (Citadel). Jane has worked from Halifax (Neptune) to Victoria (Bluebridge) and many places in between, getting her start with the Fringe in Edmonton with Teatro la Quindicina (Evelyn Strange, Cocktails at Pam's), and has travelled with productions to Scotland and Mexico. Film/TV: Remember (Atom Egoyan), One Week (Michael McGowan), Men With Brooms (Paul Gross). Reign, The Divide, Orphan Black, Remedy, Murdoch Mysteries, Played, Saving Hope, King, Slings and Arrows, Sisters in the Wilderness, Robocop, Kids in the Hall. Training: American Academy, New York (1984-1986); Young Company, Stratford (1994-1996). Awards: Six Dora nominations, two Dora Awards (Doc, Leaving Home); four Sterling nominations; the Amelia Hall Guthrie in 1996. Et cetera: Jane dedicates this season to Clara and Amelia, the two most remarkable, influential and beautiful humans she knows.
    Rylan Wilkie
    Police
    2015: Police in The Physicists, Second Fisherman in The Adventures of Pericles and Ananias in The Alchemist. Second season. Stratford: Karl Gustav in Christina, The Girl King, White Knight in Alice Through the Looking-Glass, King John. Elsewhere: Andy Fastow in Enron (Theatre Calgary); collective creator of Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth Festival); Angel Gabriel/King Herod in The Story (Theatre Columbus); Jolly Goodday in Blue Planet (YPT); Banquo in Macbeth, Eilif in Mother Courage and Her Children, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Caravan Farm); Nils Krogstad in A Doll's House (Globe); Iago in Othello, Don John in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park - Calgary); Rudi in East of Berlin, Jean in The December Man, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, Davy Jones in Shakespeare's Dog, Hal in Proof (ATP). Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: John Hirsch Guthrie Award, Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent in Brixton. Online: @RylanWilkie.
    Brigit Wilson
    Understudy
    2015: Bawd in The Adventures of Pericles, Dol Common in The Alchemist and understudy in The Physicists. 10th season. Stratford: The Swanne, All's Well, Quiet in the Land, Hunchback, Pericles, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Triumph of Love, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending (Stratford, MTC, Mirvish), The Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair, Peter Pan, The Grapes of Wrath, King John, Christina, Mother Courage. Elsewhere: Narcisse Mondoux (Grand); Come Back to the Five and Dime… (Grand Theatre and 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 Centre). TV: Harriet Sims on The Campbells (four seasons), The Hitchhiker, Street Legal, Parole Board, Verdict, various commercials. Film: Beyond Innocence, Anne of Avonlea, The Marriage Bed, Echoes in the Darkness, Lustre.
    Antoine Yared
    Guhl

    2015: Guhl in The Physicists, Lysimachus in The Adventures of Pericles  and Dapper in The Alchemist. Third season. Stratford: Lewis, the Dauphin (King John), Swiss Cheese (Mother Courage and Her Children), Mardian (Antony and Cleopatra), Prince of Aragon (The Merchant of Venice), Planchet (The Three Musketeers), Paris (Romeo and Juliet). Elsewhere: Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Touchstone (As You Like It) and Stefano (The Tempest) (Repercussion Theatre); Fox (Pinocchio), Goat and Soldier (Alice Through the Looking-Glass) (Geordie Productions); Justin (Jesus Jello) (Sheep in Fog); Galoshin (Provincial Anecdotes) (Concordia University). Film/TV: Boucherie Halal (Babek Aliassa), Open (Tom Abray). Recordings: Kojiro Sasaki, Samurai Warriors 2 (KOEI). Training: Dawson College, Concordia University, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: 2014 Michael Mawson Award, 2013 Peter Donaldson Award, 2010 Elsa Bolam Award. Et cetera: Antoine would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support as well as all the mentors, teachers and coaches who have helped him along the way.

    Miles Potter
    Director and Dramaturge
    2015: Director and dramaturge of The Physicists. 13th season. Stratford: Director: Medea, Romeo and Juliet, Good Mother, The Taming of the Shrew, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, Shakespeare's Will, The Three Musketeers, Richard III (with Seana McKenna as the King). Miles's first season at Stratford was as an actor playing Caliban in John Hirsch's production of The Tempest. He has proudly directed plays on all of the Festival's stages. Elsewhere: Productions at virtually all of Canada's major theatres, including 16 productions for the Manitoba Theatre Centre and three commercial shows for Mirvish Productions. Awards: Dora Award, The Drawer Boy (Toronto); Jessie Award, The Taming of the Shrew (Vancouver); Masque Award, Picasso At the Lapin Agile (Montreal). Recent: Macbeth, Bard on the Beach, Vancouver. Proud by Michael Healey, Toronto and Ottawa. Miles has also been a teacher at schools and universities.
    Peter Hartwell
    Set Designer
    2015: Set designer of The Physicists. 10th season. Stratford: King of Thieves, Fuente Ovejuna, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, The Threepenny Opera, Good Mother, Inherit the Wind, Medea and the set for Twelfth Night. Elsewhere: Shaw Festival: Serious Money, The Cherry Orchard, The Entertainer, The Devil's Disciple, A Month in the Country, An Inspector Calls, Summer and Smoke, Waste. Across Canada: The Globe, Canadian Stage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Neptune, Alberta Theatre Projects, Centaur and Belfry; in England: the Royal Court Theatre (Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Serious Money, Our Country's Good, Aunt Dan and Lemon and King Lear), the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English National Opera, Joint Stock and the West End; in the U.S.: New York Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Folger Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and Guthrie Theater. Training: Sadler's Wells Theatre Design School.

    Gillian Gallow
    Costume Designer
    2015: Costume designer of The Physicists. Seventh season. Stratford: Costume designer, The Three Musketeers; set and costume designer, Hirsch. Assistant designer of Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, The Glass Menagerie and Orpheus Descending. Elsewhere: King Lear, Thirsty, Stuff Happens (set/costumes, NAC); Mary Poppins (costumes, Citadel/Theatre Calgary); Venus in Fur (set/costumes, MTC); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (costumes, Theatre Calgary/MTC); God of Carnage (set/costumes, MTC/Vancouver Playhouse); Dust (costumes, ATP/Human Cargo); Night (set/costumes, Human Cargo/NAC); Calendar Girls (set/costumes, The Grand Theatre); Appetite (Volcano/TPM); The Mill (set, Theatrefront); Awake and Sing! (costumes, Soulpepper); Pride and Prejudice, Cinderella and The Graduate (costumes, The Grand Theatre); Vimy, Pearl Gidley (set/costumes, Blyth Festival). Awards: Three Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
    Steve Lucas
    Lighting Designer
    2015: Lighting designer of The Physicists. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: 2 Pianos 4 Hands (original production and tours); The Drawer Boy (original production and tour, Theatre Passe Muraille); The Syringa Tree (The Grand Theatre); Rope Enough (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); The Real McCoy (Factory Theatre); Timecode Break (Toronto Dance Theatre); Innocence Lost (Blyth Festival); Step Right Up! (Theatre Orangeville); 7 Important Things (STO Union); BREATH[e] (Theatre 2.0); Shadowball (AGO); Poor Superman (Canadian Stage); Fool for Love (Soulpepper); 2014 Festival Hub (Luminato Festival); Fun House (Nuit Blanche). Awards: Four Dora Awards, 29 Dora Award nominations, MECCA Award (Montreal). Online: stevelucasdesignblog.blogspot.ca. Et cetera: Steve is delighted to be making his Stratford debut! He and his beautiful family live beside the Noisy River, just outside of Creemore, in a converted 180-year-old barn that smells like soap.

    Todd Charlton
    Sound Designer
    2015: Composer and sound designer of She Stoops to Conquer and sound designer of The Physicists. 18th season. Stratford: Mother Courage, King John, Mary Stuart, Taking Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, The Grapes of Wrath, Ghosts, Twelfth Night, the Swanne trilogy and many others. Elsewhere: 25 years' worth of shows across Canada. Eight seasons with the Blyth Festival including Kitchen Radio, Stag and Doe, Vimy and many world premières of new Canadian plays. 10 seasons with Theatre Sheridan including Parade, Gypsy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hello, Dolly!, Sweeney Todd, Chess and Chicago. The Valley, No Great Mischief, Democracy, Scorched and many others for Tarragon Theatre. Awards: Four Dora nominations, Outstanding Sound Design. Training: Honours English and Drama, UWO. Banff School of Fine Arts. Et cetera: Member of ADC, AF of M. Lives happily in Stratford with his wife, Melissa, his three boys, Harper, Jack and Devlin, and his big dog, Ripley. 

    John Stead
    Fight Director
    2015: Head of Stage Combat. Fight director of Hamlet, The Physicists, The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel, The Adventures of PericlesShe Stoops to Conquer  and The Taming of the Shrew. 22nd season. Stratford: Fight director of over 150 productions. Elsewhere: Worked as a fight director across North America on over 500 professional productions, including 15 seasons with the Shaw Festival. Film/TV: Stunt coordinator and action director on over 375 films and television episodes. Teaching: Taught at numerous universities and colleges, including the National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Award of Excellence (Canadian International Film Festival); Genre Award for Best Suspense (BNFF); Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award, Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival); Judges' Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival); Best Short First Runner-Up (Ticket to Hollywood International Film and Screenplay Festival); and nominated for a Best Short Award (Directors' Guild of Canada). Online: www.johnstead.com. John Stead on IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0824093/. Et cetera: Master instructor with the Academy of Dramatic Combat.
    Kristen van Ginhoven
    Assistant Director
    2015: Assistant director of The Physicists. Second season. Stratford: Assistant director, 42nd Street. Elsewhere: Director: In Darfur, Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, The Old Mezzo,The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls, Melancholy Play (WAM Theatre); The Whale (Adirondack Theatre Festival); 10x10 Festival (Barrington Stage Company); The Cabbage Patch (Majestic Theatre); Petticoats of Steel (Capital Repertory Theatre). Assistant director: Two Men of Florence (Huntington Theatre); Sleuth, Absurd Person Singular (Barrington Stage Company); The Taming of the Shrew (Actor's Shakespeare Project). Actor: An Acre of Time (Tarragon Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Sudbury Theatre Centre); As You Like It (Shakespeare by the Sea); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Repercussion Theatre). Training: Dawson College, Dalhousie University (BA), Queen's University (BEd), Emerson College (MA). Et cetera: Associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers; 2013 Lincoln Center Directors Lab; theatre artist with The International Schools Theatre Association; Artistic Director of WAM Theatre. Based in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, WAM Theatre has a two-fold philanthropic mission: first, to create theatrical events for everyone, with a focus on women theatre artists and/or stories of women and girls; and second, to donate a portion of the proceeds from those events to organizations that benefit women and girls. Online:  wamtheatre.com; kristenvanginhoven.com.
    Alison Marshall
    Assistant Designer
    2015: Assistant designer of The Physicists and The Alchemist. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Costume design: Stag and Doe, Garrison's Garage (Blyth Festival); Theory (Public Radio and Camera Assembly/SummerWorks). Set design: Settlers, The Physical Ramifications of Attempted Global Domination, Dead Wrestlers (Birdtown and Swanville). Puppet design: Family Story (Birdtown and Swanville). Assistant costume design: My Granny the Goldfish, The Rez Sisters (Factory Theatre). Design apprentice/intern: The Penelopiad, The List (Nightwood Theatre). Alison has also worked as a head of wardrobe for the Blyth Festival, Factory Theatre, Mirvish/Canadian Rep Theatre, Company Theatre, Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Obsidian Theatre. Alison is on the board of directors for Puppetmongers Theatre. Et cetera: Alison is endlessly thankful for the support of her family and her partner, Remington North.
    Jareth Li
    Assistant Lighting Designer
    2015: Assistant lighting designer of The Physicists, The Adventures of Pericles, Oedipus Rex and The Alchemist. Fifth season. Stratford: Assistant lighting designer of Man of La Mancha; Alice Through the Looking-Glass; Hay Fever; Tommy; Othello; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Little Years; Shakespeare's Will; Hosanna. Elsewhere: Recent lighting design credits include Mourning Dove (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Dangerous Liaisons (Red One Collective); The Widow (SummerWorks); 48 Hour Dance (Fresh Collective); The Harrowing (Clock Tower); Disco Pigs (A Lasting Dose Productions). Associate lighting designer of Just for Laughs (Canadian tour); Gita Govinda (Menaka Thakkar Dance Company). Assistant lighting designer with the Canadian Opera Company for five seasons. Training: York University - Theatre Design and Technical Production. Awards: Guthrie Award, Wally Russell Training Internship. Et cetera: Instructor at York University. Jareth is training for his outdoor climbing guide/instructor certification.

    Geoff Scovell
    Associate Fight Director
    2015: Associate fight director of Hamlet, The Physicists, The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel, The Adventures of PericlesShe Stoops to Conquer  and The Taming of the Shrew. Fifth season. Stratford: Associate fight director (selected): King Lear, Crazy for You, King John, Man of La Mancha, Alice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, Othello, The Thrill. Assistant fight director: Fiddler on the Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Count of Monte Cristo. Elsewhere: Fight director: Don Giovanni (Royal Conservatory); Gas (Next Stage); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC); The Godot Cycle (Yes Let's Go); Mirandolina (Soulpepper); Romeo and Juliet (ShakespeareWorks). Film/TV: Stunt performer: 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Covert Affairs, Pompeii, Robocop, Reign, Orphan Black, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassins Creed: Unity, Carrie, Total Recall, Being Human, XIII the series, Lost GirlTraining: BFA, Ryerson University. Awards: Paddy Crean: excellence in stage combat. Online: @GeoffScovell. Et cetera: "Thank you to Kasia and John for all your continued support and guidance."
    Meghan Callan
    Stage Manager
    2015: Stage manager of The Physicists and assistant stage manager of The Adventures of Pericles. 15th season. Stratford: Meghan has worked on many productions at the Stratford Festival, including Tommy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Tempest (2010). Most recently, she stage-managed A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Chris Abraham. She is very excited to be at the Tom Patterson Theatre this year. Elsewhere: Meghan enjoyed working across Canada for the Shaw Festival, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, NAC, Citadel Theatre, Globe Theatre and Lighthouse Festival Theatre. She also works in stage management for corporate clients such as General Motors, Toyota Canada, the Retail Council of Canada and, most recently, the 2015 Canadian International Auto Show. Training: BFA, York University. Et cetera: Many thanks to Ella, Beatrice and Peter for always making her proud, and she wishes Ella all the best in her first season.

    Bruno Gonsalves
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Assistant stage manager of The Physicists and The Alchemist. 24th season. Stratford: Mr. Gonsalves has worked as a production stage manager (2001, 2003-2005), stage manager (The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Palmer Park, The Trojan Women, Henry IV, Part 1, Wingfield's Inferno, Cymbeline, No Exit, The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet, Tempest-Tost, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Wingfield Unbound, The Boy Friend) and assistant stage manager (The Matchmaker, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Three Sisters, An Ideal Husband, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Waiting for Godot, Sweet Bird of Youth, Romeo and Juliet, The Gondoliers, King John, Bacchae, The Merchant of Venice, Uncle Vanya, Bonjour, là, Bonjour). Elsewhere: London's Grand Theatre (10 seasons), Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Young People's Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, Tarragon Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse and Mirvish Productions' Rent.
    Corinne Richards
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Assistant stage manager of Hamlet and The Physicists. 28th season. Stratford: Festival productions include 20 Shakespearean plays (some multiple times) plus The Beaux' Stratagem, The Thrill, Wanderlust, The Grapes of Wrath, The Homecoming, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Home, Memoir, Les Belles-Soeurs, Phaedra, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Amadeus, Little Women, The Country Wife, Pride and Prejudice, An Ideal Husband, Ghosts, The Lark and a 1998 run at the City Center in New York City of Much Ado About Nothing and The Miser. Elsewhere: Corinne has also worked for the Grand Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, the National Arts Centre, the Red Barn Theatre and Douglas Beattie Productions. Training: University of Waterloo. Et cetera: Corinne enjoys life in Stratford with her son, Timothy, and a few too many cats.
    Liz King
    Apprentice Stage Manager
    2015: Apprentice stage manager of The Physicists and The Adventures of Pericles. Second season. Stratford: Production assistant for the Avon and Studio theatres. Elsewhere: Apprentice stage manager of Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Theatre); Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol, Dracula, Delicious Lies (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Oliver!, The Love List (Drayton Entertainment); The Sound of Music, Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (Persephone Theatre). Stage management credits include Cymbeline (Saskatoon Shakespeare Lab); The Cherry Orchard, King Lear (Theatre Naught); Jake and the Kid (Station Arts Centre); The Edible Woman, East of Berlin, Vimy, Farragut North (Live Five). Upcoming: Assistant stage manager of Much Ado About Nothing and Othello (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Stage manager of Elf: The Musical (Chemainus). Training: University of Saskatchewan and Mount Royal University. Awards: Guthrie Award recipient. Et cetera: "For Nathan and the new niece or nephew - may they both be a little bit into theatre in addition to being excellent soccer players."
    Michael Hart
    Production Stage Manager
    2015: Production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre and stage manager of The Adventures of Pericles. 20th season. Stratford: Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, The Pirates of Penzance, The Misanthrope, The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, A Delicate Balance, The Duchess of Malfi, The Liar, Fallen Angels, The Swanne: George III (The Death of Cupid), The Swanne: Princess Charlotte (The Acts of Venus), The Swanne: Queen Victoria (The Seduction of Nemesis), High-Gravel-Blind, Eternal Hydra. Elsewhere: Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Pleiades/Buddies); Saint Carmen of The Main (NAC/Canadian Stage); Romeo and Juliet (NAC); Mother Courage and Her Children (NAC/MTC); Trip (GCTC); Wit (Centaur); Pinocchio and The Gin Game (Theatre New Brunswick); Real Live Girl (MTC Warehouse); Schippel the Plumber, Macbeth, Strawberries in January and Einstein's Gift (Grand); Hamlet (Neptune Theatre); Twelfth Night (Fanshawe).
    Janine Ralph
    Production Stage Manager
    2015: Production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre and stage manager of Love's Labour's Lost. 25th season. Stratford: 2014: Production stage manager, Tom Patterson Theatre (Mother Courage, King John, Antony and Cleopatra) and stage manager of A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play. Previously: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Waiting for Godot, Elektra, Richard III, There Reigns Love, The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Gypsy, Carousel, Henry V, An Enemy of the People, One Tiger to a Hill and Henry VIII. Elsewhere: Stage manager of The Sneeze, Talk is Free Theatre, stage manager of Voyage de la Vie, Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, and production stage manager of Pinocchio: The Musical, Singapore Repertory Theatre. She has worked at various theatres in Ontario, including Young People's Theatre, as well as CBC TV, BBC TV and the Asian Games' ceremonies in Qatar.

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