by William ShakespeareDirector Stephen Ouimette
FROM PHILANTHROPY TO MISANTHROPY
Timon’s compulsive generosity makes him the most popular man
in Athens – until his funds run out. Now, embittered by ingratitude, what will
he do when his city comes under attack?
Production support is generously
provided by Cec & Linda Rorabeck.
Support for the 2017 season of the Tom Patterson Theatre is
generously provided by Richard Rooney & Laura Dinner.
2017: Timon in Timon of Athens and Sir Oliver Surface in The School for Scandal. 10th season. Stratford: Macbeth, All My Sons, John Gabriel Borkman, The Diary of Anne Frank, She Stoops to Conquer and The Last Wife. Joseph was part of the Stratford company in the 1980s, acting in Love's Labour's Lost, Henry IV, Part 1, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, Pericles, Measure for Measure and many others. In 2000 he directed Paul Gross as Hamlet, and in 2009 he appeared in Morris Panych's The Trespassers. Elsewhere: Founding member of Soulpepper, where he has directed and acted in many plays: Our Town, Death of a Salesman and A Christmas Carol. Shaw Festival, as actor and director of plays such as When We Are Married, Harvey, Major Barbara and Widowers' Houses.
2017: Alcibiades in Timon of Athens, Lollio in The Changeling and The Police Officer in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Ninth season. Stratford (selected): Chris Keller in All My Sons,Bunny,Macbeth (twice), Hamlet (twice), Julius Caesar, The Tempest, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Henry IV (1), Henry IV (2), Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida. Elsewhere: Credits include Venus in Fur (ATP); Twelve Angry Men, Death of a Salesman, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Soulpepper); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.); Private Lives (Chicago Shakespeare). Film/TV: Reign, Republic of Doyle, Warehouse 13, Nikita, The L.A. Complex, Saving Hope, Deadly Hope, The Firm, Lost Girl, Against the Wall, Combat Hospital, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Killshot, Hollywoodland. Awards: Dora Award, Best Ensemble (Twelve Angry Men). Past recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Guthrie Award (for outstanding contribution to the Stratford Festival).
2017: Apemantus in Timon of Athens, De Flores in The Changeling and The President in The Madwoman of Chaillot. 10th season. Stratford: Hamlet, Petruchio, Benedick, Leontes, Brutus, Octavius, Fluellen, Feste, Touchstone, Fredrik (A Little Night Music), Beralde (The Hypochondriac), Captain von Trapp (The Sound of Music), Charles (Blithe Spirit), Alceste (The Misanthrope), Jack (The Importance of Being Earnest), Chaplain (Mother Courage and Her Children), Burleigh (Mary Stuart). Elsewhere: Most recently: The Audience, MTC/Mirvish Productions. Shaw Festival: Tanner, Man and Superman; over 25 productions. Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Hamlet, Macbeth, Pericles. Various favourites: London Road, Canadian Stage; Our Town, Soulpepper Theatre; Berowne, NAC; Biff, Death of a Salesman, Neptune Theatre; Marchbanks, Candida, Theatre Calgary; Private Gar, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia). Film/TV: The Strain, Reign, The Anniversary, SavingHope, Rookie Blue, Grey Gardens, Slings and Arrows, The 11th Hour. Awards: Joseph Jefferson, Hamlet; Dora, The Doll's House.
2017: Flavius in Timon of Athens, Alibius in The Changeling and Martial, The Waiter in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Seventh season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid,Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds,Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Richard III, Titus Andronicus,Julius Caesar, Bartholomew Fair, Shakespeare's Universe. Elsewhere: Art (Grand Theatre); Hound of The Baskervilles, Robin Hood (Globe Theatre); The Castle (Storefront); ThePitmen Painters, Boeing Boeing (Theatre Aquarius); Vigil, Lawrence and Holloman (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Having Hope at Home (Neptune); Twelfth Night, The Tempest (Hartford Stage); Innocence Lost (Centaur/NAC); Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Calgary/NAC); The Lonely Diner (Blyth Festival); Putnam County Spelling Bee (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (NAC); Medea (Manitoba Theatre Centre/Mirvish); Macbeth, Othello (NAC/Citadel); The Elephant Man, Heaven (Canadian Stage); The Real Thing, Humble Boy (MTC); As You Like It, Einstein's Gift (Citadel). Online: michaelspencerdavis.com.
2017: Jeweller in Timon of Athens, Tomazo de Piracquo in The Changeling and A Small Investor in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Second season. Stratford: Young Siward in Macbeth, Frank Lubey in All My Sons, Fellow Countryman in The Aeneid. Elsewhere (selected): Hamlet (Bravura Theatre), Sea Wall (Theatre by the River), The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in the Ruins), The Winter's Tale (Tom-Tom), The Merchant of Venice (SIR), Measure for Measure (LAMDA), Six Characters in Search of an Author, Richard III, Dido Queen of Carthage, As You Like It (BCCT). Director: Lungs, Cock, Generous and Bull (TBTR), Private Lives (assistant director - RMTC). Training: The University of Winnipeg, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Online: rodrigobeilfuss.com; @RBeilfuss. Et cetera: There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state? - Lord Byron.
2017: Old Athenian, Second Senator in Timon of Athens, Vermandero in The Changeling and The Baron in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Ninth season. Stratford: Macbeth, As You Like It, The Hypochondriac, The Adventures of Pericles, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, 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); The Comedy of Errors, 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, Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Watch Dogs 2, 12 Monkeys, Jean of the Joneses, Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, The Firm, ReGenesis, Owning Mahowny, The Incredible Hulk, MVP, Warehouse 13, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, XIII. Training: MFA, York University. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award. Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play.
2017: Third Stranger in Timon of Athens, Beatrice-Joanna in The Changeling and Irma, the Kitchen Girl, in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Second season. Stratford: Katherine, Dauphin, Young Mowbray, Salisbury, Shadow, Lady Attending the Queen in Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Redemption. Elsewhere: Leonora in The Libertine (TIFT), Nurse Jane/Faith Matheny in Spoon River, Rossignol in Marat/Sade (Dora nominations for Best Ensemble), Gittel in The Dybbuk, Mary Warren in The Crucible, Flipote in Tartuffe, Mrs. Cherry in Idiot's Delight, Natasha in The Thirst of Hearts, Molly Ivors in The Dead (Soulpepper Theatre). Other: Director of Richard the Second (Secret Shakespeare), Seams (SummerWorks). Director and co-developer of How We Are; associate director of Blackbird (Artscape); assistant director of The Dead (Soulpepper). Training: Soulpepper Academy, Dome Theatre. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award recipient, Brian Cloutte Memorial Bursary. Online: @MikaelaLily. Et cetera: "Whether you think you can or you can't - you're right."
2017: Phrynia, Cupid, Second Stranger in Timon of Athens, Diaphanta in The Changeling and The First Lady in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Fourth season. Stratford: Gentlewoman in Macbeth, Phebe in As You Like It, Third Doctor, La Troupe de Molière in The Hypochondriac, Maria in Love's Labour's Lost, Jackie Coryton in Hay Fever, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Antony and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Five seasons with the Shaw Festival including Major Barbara, Serious Money, Ragtime, The Admirable Crichton, The Women, The Devil's Disciple, Born Yesterday, Binti's Journey (Theatre Direct); The Aftermath (Nightwood Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in High Park, Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Antony and Cleopatra, Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth (Stratford Festival HD). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre; BFA, University of Windsor. Online: Twitter: @UsoIje. Et cetera: "Love and thanks to my family and Jake."
2017: Lucius in Timon of Athens, Dr. Jadin in The Madwoman of Chaillot and appears in The Changeling. 24th season. Stratford: Macbeth, All My Sons, Hamlet, Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Richard II, Cymbeline, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Merry Wives of Windsor, Dream, Pericles, Henry V, Henry VI, Shoemakers' Holiday, Treasure Island, Count of Monte Cristo, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Grapes of Wrath, Home, Of Mice and Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Ah, Wilderness!, Quiet in the Land, The Donnellys. Elsewhere: A Wind in the Willows Christmas, The Yalta Game, Afterplay, Falling: A Wake (Alternative Theatre Works); Bolsheviki (world première, Infinithéâtre/ATW); Owen, The Melville Boys (world première, TNB); Blyth Festival, five seasons: I'll Be Back Before Midnight, Garrison's Garage, Country Hearts. Et cetera: A proud "Domie" - Dawson College's Dome Theatre program. Robert lives in Stratford with his wife, Peggy, and children, Mary and Lawrence.
2017: Poet in Timon of Athens, A Nasty Man in The Madwoman of Chaillot and appears in The Changeling. Fifth season. Stratford: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Othello. Birmingham Conservatory: Twelfth Night (Robin Phillips); Private Lives (Christopher Newton); Hamlet (Stephen Ouimette); Love's Labour's Lost (Martha Henry). Elsewhere: Henry VI in Henry VI: Wars of the Roses, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Timon of Athens (Vancouver's Bard on the Beach); The East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement); The Exquisite Hour (Relephant); The Wizard of Oz, Seussical (Carousel); The Emperor's New Threads (Axis). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, Studio 58, Canadian National Voice Intensive. Awards: One Jessie Award; Sydney J. Risk Award. Et cetera: Josue also loves teaching, directing and mask-making. Twitter: @josuelaboucane.
2017: Ventidius, First Bandit in Timon of Athens, Alsemero in The Changeling and The Sewer-Worker in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Sixth season. Stratford: Macbeth, As You Like It, Bunny, The Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, Peter Pan, King of Thieves, Cymbeline, Wanderlust. Elsewhere: TomorrowLove (Outside the March); Twelve Angry Men (Soulpepper); The De Chardin Project (Passe Muraille); Tin Drum (UnSpun Theatre); RIFLES (Next Stage Festival); Passion Play (Convergence, Outside the March, Sheep No Wool); Rock 'n' Roll, Habeas Corpus, Take Me Out, Sweeney Todd, Amadeus (Canadian Stage); Blood Brothers (Theatre Aquarius); Kiss of the Spider Woman (Talk Is Free); You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (YPT). TV:Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, The Summit. Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Awards: Two Dora Awards (Ensemble - Passion Play, Twelve Angry Men). Online: Twitter: @CyrusALane. Beethoven Blog: beethovendays.blogspot.ca/. Et cetera: Love to Joanne and Eliza XO.
2017: First Senator in Timon of Athens, Antonio in The Changeling and The Lifeguard in The Madwoman of Chaillot. 14th season. Stratford: Peter (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), Aeneas (The Aeneid), Thom (The Last Wife), Sandy Tyrell (Hay Fever), Lodovico (Othello), Don John (Much Ado About Nothing), Dauphin (Henry V), Richmond (Richard III), Hosanna (Hosanna), Ferdinand (The Tempest), Proteus (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Malcolm (Macbeth) (twice), Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Nathaniel (Love's Labour's Lost), Edgar (King Lear), Gratiano (The Merchant of Venice), Pierrot (Don Juan), Cromwell (Henry VIII). Elsewhere: Thom (The Last Wife) (Soulpepper); Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet) (MTC); Clown (The 39 Steps) (Globe); Simon/Wahab (Scorched) (Citadel/Tarragon); Pierrot (Don Juan) (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde); Narrator (The Rape of Lucrece) (Theatre Ste. Catherine); Henry V (Henry V) (Gravy Bath). Training: NTS, John Abbott College, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Michael Mawson Award, Chalmers Training Award. Et cetera: "Much love to Sarah and my girls."
2017: Lucullus in Timon of Athens, Pedro in The Changeling and The Broker in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Fourth season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, Pericles, The Alchemist, The Physicists, Christina, The Girl King, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, King John. Elsewhere: Lion in Winter (Grand); Am I Not King? (Zone 41); Enron (Theatre Calgary); Beyond the Farm Show, Having Hope at Home (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); Blue Planet (YPT); Macbeth, Mother Courage, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Caravan Farm); A Doll's House (Globe); East of Berlin, The December Man, Around the World in 80 Days, Shakespeare's Dog, The Blue Light (ATP); Three Tall Women (MTC). Film/TV: Homefront, Blue Smoke, The Secret of the Nutcracker, See This Movie. Training: NTS. Awards: Stratford's 2014 John Hirsch Award; Dora, Betty and META nominations; Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent in Brixton. Et cetera: "Much love to KP and my family."
2017: Stage manager of Timon of Athens and The Madwoman of Chaillot. 21st season. Stratford: The Adventures of Pericles,Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, The Importance of Being Earnest and King Lear, both starring Brian Bedford, The Taming of the Shrew, 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: Liv Stein (Canadian Stage); Constellations (Centaur/Canadian Stage); Body Politic (Buddies); The Death of the King (Modern Times); The Winter's Tale (Groundling 2016); Bombay Black (Factory); Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Pleiades); Saint Carmen of The Main (NAC/Canadian Stage); Romeo and Juliet (NAC); Mother Courage and Her Children (NAC/MTC); Wit (Centaur); Real Live Girl (MTC Warehouse); Einstein's Gift (Grand); Hamlet (Neptune).
2017: Assistant stage manager of Timon of Athens, The Changeling and The Komagata Maru Incident. Fourth season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of As You Like It and John Gabriel Borkman. Apprentice stage manager of Alice Through the Looking-Glass and A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play. Production assistant of the Avon Theatre and of the 2013 Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction Directors' Workshop Presentation. Elsewhere: Assistant stage manager: Tafelmusik; Dance Weekend 2013-2015 (Dance Ontario); Treehouse TV's Big Day Out (Paquin Entertainment). Apprentice stage manager: Wormwood, Sextet (Tarragon Theatre); Pirates of Penzance, Tuesdays with Morrie (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Orpheus & Eurydice (Opera Atelier); Free Outgoing (Nightwood Theatre). Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (2014).
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