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WENDY & PETER PAN

WENDY & PETER PAN

Adapted by Ella Hickson

From the book by J.M. Barrie

Directed by Keira Loughran

A MAGICAL NEW TAKE ON THE BELOVED CLASSIC


Wendy takes centre stage in this beautiful, magical and hilarious reinvention of the classic tale. Seeking her lost brother in Neverland, she finds unlikely allies in Tink and Tiger Lily, and joins Peter in taking on the dangerous Captain Hook. The whole family will delight in Wendy’s adventures as she discovers the truth about the Lost Boys and what it means to never grow up.



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CAST & CREATIVE

    Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks
    Wendy
    2020: Wendy in Wendy & Peter Pan  and Princess Mary in Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Candidate, The Party, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Girls Like That (Tarragon Theatre); This London Life (Grand Theatre); Boys, Girls and Other Mythological Creatures, Spelling 2-5-5 (Carousel Players); Much Ado About Nothing (Dauntless); Pinocchio, Robin Hood pantomime (Torrent Productions). Film/TV: Barbelle series - seasons 1 and 2 (KindaTV/Boss&Co.). Training: National Theatre School. Other: Artstrek instructor (2019), Studio 180 RBC Emerging Playwright (2017), fu-GEN Kitchen Creation Unit (2017). Online: cynthiajimenezhicks.com, @cynthia.jimenez.hicks. Et cetera: Thanks to Emma at GGA. Love to Mom and Dad. For Cameron, who always lifts me up when I am down.
    Jake Runeckles
    Peter Pan

    2020: Peter in Wendy & Peter Pan and Mark Smeaton in Wolf Hall. Second season. Stratford: The Neverending Story, Henry VIII, The Crucible. Elsewhere: I and You (Outlook Theatre), The Secret Garden (Young People's Theatre), The Nails (SummerWorks), Animal Nature (Clay and Paper Theatre), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (GBTS). Film/TV: Impulse (YouTube Red). Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Esther Farlinger Theatre Scholarship; David Walden Memorial Award; Corus Entertainment Scholarship. Et cetera: Love to Christine and family. Online: @jakeruneckles

     

    Laura Condlln
    Hook

    2020: Hook in Wendy & Peter Pan and Mary Shelley in Frankenstein Revived. 14th season. Stratford (selected): Othello (Emilia), Bakkhai, The Virgin Trial, The Matchmaker (Irene Molloy), Elektra (Chrysothemis), Peter Pan (Mrs. Darling), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page), King of Thieves (Polly), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), Shakespeare's Universe (the Moll), Pentecost (Amira), The Liar (Clarice/Lucrece/Sabine), The Duchess of Malfi (Cariola), As You Like It (Audrey), Henry IV, Part 1 (Lady Mortimer). Elsewhere: Appearances with theatre companies across the country including Mirvish, Musical Stage Company, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Crow's, Canadian Stage, NAC, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Segal Centre, Necessary Angel, The Grand, Globe Theatre and Theatre Aquarius. Film/TV: Murdoch Mysteries. Training: BFA, University of Windsor; Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Toronto Theatre Critics Award (Best Actress 2018 and 2016: Fun Home, Mirvish/Musical Stage Company and Enemy of the People, Tarragon); Mary Savidge Award.

     

    Evangelia Kambites
    Tink
    2020: Tink in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot. Second season. Stratford: Little Shop of Horrors, Billy Elliot the Musical. Elsewhere: Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (The Arts Club); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Centaur Theatre/BTW/National Arts Centre); I Think I'm Fallin' - The Songs of Joni Mitchell (Belfry Theatre); Lady in Orange in for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Soulpepper); Fate in Hadestown (Citadel); The Secret Chord: A Leonard Cohen Experience, The 27 Club (Soulpepper); Manon Tremblay in The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (National Arts Centre). Film/TV: Minority Report (Fox); Heroes Reborn (NBC); Incorporated (Syfy/CBS); The Boys (Sony/Amazon). Training: Queen's University (BAH); Randolph College. Awards: Jessie Award for Avenue Q; META Award for Adventures of a Black Girl. Online: evangeliakambites.com. Twitter/Instagram: @ekambites.
    Tara Sky
    Tiger Lily
     2020: Tiger Lily in Wendy & Peter Pan and appears in Wolf Hall. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Celeste in Think of the Children, Ensemble in Serious Money, Joan and Jennifer in 7 Stories, Ensemble in We came from dust, Banquo and Lady Macduff in Macbeth (NTS); Angel in Nativity (NAC); Young Grete in Holy Mothers (SummerWorks). Film/TV: Delivery, The River You Step In, Ruby Sky P.I.Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Etobicoke School of the Arts. Online: @tara.kitty.sky.
    Owen Barteet
    Tom
    2020: Tom in Wendy & Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: 2019: Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas (St. John's Children and Youth Theatre); 2018: Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre); 2017: Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre). Training: The Actor Grows Workshop, Original Kids Theatre Company; Stratford Summer Camp; The Larochette Suzuki Violin Studio; Lord Roberts Chamber Choir.
    Carla Bennett
    2020: Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Wendy & Peter Pan. Seventh season. Stratford: Carousel, The Adventures of Pericles, Crazy for You, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story, A Funny... Forum, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes and The King and I. Elsewhere: Holiday Inn (Shaw); Return to Grace, A Funny... Forum (Mirvish); Joseph..., Legally Blonde (Aquarius); Rocky: The Musical, Rock of Ages, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dance Legends, Sweet Charity (Drayton Entertainment); The Producers, White Christmas, Evita, Chicago (Neptune Theatre). Film/TV (selected): The Next Step, Man Seeking Woman, State Like Sleep, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, Slings and Arrows, Honey, Stormy Weather. Choreography: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Adventures of Pericles (Stratford); Man Seeking Woman. Assistant/Associate Choreography: Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, Degrassi, Pacific Rim.
    Liam Benton
    Tom
    2020: Tom in Wendy & Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Bert in Mary Poppins (2019), Alex in Madagascar (2018) and Young Simba in The Lion King (2017) (Avon Public School). Awards: Avon Public School Ensemble two-time bronze medalist in the Canadian National Musical Festival (2018 and 2019). Et cetera: Liam is thrilled to be making his Stratford debut in this magical production. He would like to thank Keira Loughran for this amazing opportunity and his family for their continuous love and support. Liam would also like to express his gratitude to his music teacher, Mark McIntosh, and the Avon Public School staff for their dedication to their students and the arts.
    Jacqueline Burtney
    Mrs. Darling
    2020: Mrs. Darling in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot. Third season. Stratford: Carousel (Louise), The Adventures of Pericles, Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar. Elsewhere: Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre), Never Swim Alone (GDTP), Cinderella, The Little Mermaid (Ross Petty Productions). First national tour: Matilda, Anything Goes (Purity). Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. La Jolla Playhouse: Jesus Christ Superstar. Stratford Festival/Mirvish: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Film/TV: Nikita, Hellcats (CW Network). Training: Sheridan College. Online: Instagram: @jacqueline.burtney. Et cetera: Thanks to Stephen and Peter, my supportive and beautiful parents, and to my greatest adventure of all, my new HUSBAND, Eric. You are my most delicious riddle, I love you. #teamteamwork. For KN.
    Caryn Chappell
    Shadow
    2020: Shadow in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Dancer in Heart of the Park (Kaeja d'Dance and Arts in the Parks); dancer in Calibrate (Karen Kaeja and Toronto Outdoor Arts Fair); dancer in XTOD Performances: Solo Dance Xchange (Kaeja d'Dance with Oscar Peterson Theatre, Canadian Embassy in Tokyo and Koshien Hall, Mukogawa Women's University in Nishinomiya); dancer in ProArteDanza seasons 2015, 2016, 2017 (ProArteDanza); dancer in 2015 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony (Toronto Dance Theatre and Cirque du Soleil); dancer in Petites Danses (Chartier Danse). Film/TV: Dancer in Reign; dancer in Free Fall (Brendan Fernandes and Hit and Run Productions). Training: Ryerson University Performance Dance (BFA).
    Aidan deSalaiz
    Mr. Darling
    2020: Mr. Darling in Wendy & Peter Pan and Sir Bedevere in Monty Python's Spamalot. Fourth season. Stratford: Caesar and Cleopatra, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Pentecost, Of Mice and Men, Othello, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing. Elsewhere:The Last Five Years, Having Hope at Home (Neptune Theatre); Into the Woods (TIFT); The Best Brothers (Western Canada Theatre/TNW); A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre); Lucky Stiff (Drayton); Red, Cabaret, Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius); Sherlock Holmes (RMTC); Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre); Visiting Mr. Green (Harold Green); Altar Boyz (Angelwalk). Film/TV/Voiceover: Mayday (Discovery), Canadian Made (History), Caesar and Cleopatra (Bravo/CTV), Goosebumps (YTV). Training: Ryerson University (BFA: Theatre), Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Calgary Critics nomination (Best Actor in a Musical) for The Wedding Singer (Stage West), Guthrie (Chalmers Apprentice Award). Et cetera: Aidan would like to thank his family and Billy.
    Rodney Diverlus
    Pirate
    2020: Pirate in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Featured dancer in Dérives (The Bentway); Tybalt in Juliet and Romeo (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks); featured dancer in Hadrian (Canadian Opera Company); The Spirit in Nightmare Dream (IFT/Obsidian Theatre); dancer in Pan American Games Closing Ceremonies; John Eastman in Searching for Eastman (Wind in Leaves Collective); dancer for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, seasons 2014-2018. Choreography: burn, burned (SummerWorks Festival); good afternoon (Irie Music Festival); Blackout (Tableau D'Hôte Theatre); in your eyes, the sparkle of gunpowder (Art Gallery of Ontario); not now, maybe later? (Annual Alberta Dance Festival); molt today, free tomorrow (The Gladstone). Training: Ryerson University, Performance Dance. Awards: Best Direction award for burn, burned at SummerWorks Festival. Online: rodneydiverlus.com, @rodneydiverlus.
    Josh Doig
    Swing
    2020: Swing in Wendy &Peter Pan and Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Fender in Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius); LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Pavlo in Kamp (Eastern Front Theatre/Neptune Theatre); Ensemble in Rock of Ages (Stage West Calgary); Ensemble in Beauty and the Beast (Capitol Theatre); Ensemble in Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Ensemble in Canada Rocks!, Swing in Mamma Mia! and Tommy Sloane for three seasons in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance from Ryerson University. Et cetera: Josh is extremely grateful for his incredible support team. Lots of love to his Mom, Dad, Madeline, Kevin, Nicole and the whole da Costa family.
    Camille Eanga-Selenge
    Slightly
    2020: Slightly in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot. Second season. Stratford: Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors and Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical. Elsewhere: Radio in Caroline, or Change (Musical Stage/Obsidian/Winter Garden); Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Panto/Elgin); The Book of Mormon (Broadway, Chicago, Melbourne); Grease (Irregular Entertainment/Winter Garden); Ghost: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment); Felicia in Queen for a Day: The Musical (April 30th Entertainment); Little Inez in Hairspray (Capitol Theatre). Film/TV: Sleeping Together (FREEFORM). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan Institute. Online: @camilove90. Et cetera: Camille is delighted to be returning to Stratford! She sends love to her mom, family and friends, and the Talent House for their incredible support.
    Mateo Galindo Torres
    Nibs
    2020: Nibs in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Mateo Galindo Torres (GUETCHA GUARITCHA) is a Colombian-born multidisciplinary dance artist, actor and performer. He has performed professionally in Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Mexico and Panama. Credits since 2019: Live performance: Kaeja d'Dance (Banff residency; Consumed, Dance Ontario Weekend; XTOD Solo Dance Xchange; Heart of the Park); Sashar Zariff Dance Projects (Kismet, Dance Made in Canada); Jacob Niedzwiecki (JQRS); Wind in the Leaves Collective (Eastman); Toronto Heritage Dance (1940). Film: Liminal. Choreography: I:Variations (Vanguardia Dance Festival), Dearest Love (Porch View Dances), Cornered/Breathing (Festival of New Dance NL). Et cetera: Mateo brings his honest and vulnerable self into his work, and fuses his eclectic movement training, creating a distinct movement quality and performance. Mateo feels very honoured to be a part of the Stratford Festival's 2020 season.
    Ryan Gifford
    Pirate
    2020: Pirate in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot. Fourth season. Stratford: Assistant choreographer: Carousel, The Adventures of Pericles, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Oliver!, South Pacific. Elsewhere: Broadway: Bartholomew, Jesus Christ Superstar. Selected credits: Joey Primo, Rock of Ages; Dirty Dancing (North American première) (Mirvish); Tap Dogs (2010 and 2012 North American tour); assistant choreographer, The Jazz Singer (HGJT); Eddie/dance captain, Mamma Mia!; Munkustrap, Cats; Park Keeper/Bank Chairman, Mary Poppins (Neptune); Big Deal, West Side Story (Citadel); Rocky/dance captain, Damn Yankees; Travis, Footloose (Drayton); White Christmas; Chadwick,  Elf  (Aquarius); dance captain, Mamma Mia! (Rainbow); Harry the Horse, Guys and Dolls (Port Hope). Film/TV: 66th Annual Tony Awards, Score: A Hockey Musical (2010 TIFF opener), Once Upon a Mattress (ABC/Disney), Michael Jackson's This Is It (Columbia Pictures), The John Dore Show, Road to Avonlea. Training: Second City.
    Eddie Glen
    Smee
    2020: Smee in Wendy & Peter Pan and Patsy in Monty Python's Spamalot. Second season. Stratford: Marcellus in The Music Man, Moby Dick. West End: Miss Saigon, Joseph…, Assassins. Elsewhere: One for the Pot, The 39 Steps, It Runs in the Family, The Pirates of Penzance, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Man of La Mancha (Drayton); Bloodless (Theatre 20); The 39 Steps (MTC); Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls in Concert (NAC); The Rocky Horror Show (Dora nomination), A Few Good Men, Snow White (Dora nomination), The Mackenzie/Papineau Rebellion (VideoCabaret). Film/TV: The Firm, Murdoch Mysteries, Odd Squad, The Sparrow directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Eddie is in his 22nd year as the voice of YTV. Et cetera: This season is dedicated to Mum, Dad, and Christine.
    Josh Graetz
    Pirate
    2020: Pirate in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Mary Poppins (Grand Theatre); Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Holiday Inn (Drayton Entertainment); The Rocky Horror Show (Magnus Theatre); Wildcard (Island Fringe Festival); Dreamcatchers (Charlottetown Festival/national tour); Crazy for You, Into the Woods, Kiss Me, Kate (Theatre Sheridan); originated Uncle Charles in My Bonnie Lass! (CMTP). Film/TV: Descendants (Disney). Training: Sheridan College, Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance. Online: @joshuagraetz. Et cetera: To my family and friends, casts and crews, TH and teachers, and of course audience members: thank you!
    George Krissa
    Martin
    2020: Martin in Wendy & Peter Pan and Sir Galahad in Monty Pyton's Spamalot. Second season. Stratford: Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show, Ewart Dunlop in The Music Man. Elsewhere: Tommy Albright in Brigadoon; The Horse and His Boy (Shaw Festival), UnCovered: Dylan and Springsteen (Musical Stage Company), Elvis in Million Dollar Quartet (Segal Centre, Globe Theatre), Tony in West Side Story (Citadel), The Songs of Sinatra (Drayton), Summer in the City (Stage West Calgary). Film/TV: The Social (CTV), Bed of the Dead (Breakthrough), Civil War Chronicles (AHC), Close Encounters (Discovery ID). Training: Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Awards: 2017/2018 Syd and Shirley Banks Prize (Musical Stage Company). Online: georgekrissa.ca, @georgekrissa. Et cetera: Huge thanks to Mom, Dad, Hez, Brian, Dunbar and BRB for all their support!
    Ayrin Mackie
    Doc Swain
    2020: Doc Swain in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot. Fifth season. Stratford: Sheila in A Chorus Line, Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music, The Sound of Music, The Taming of the Shrew, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, The Pirates of Penzance, Elektra. Elsewhere: Polly in Crazy for You, West Side Story (Citadel/Theatre Calgary); Mina Murray in Dracula: A Chamber Musical (INNERchamber concert); Rita in Lucky Stiff, Hedy LaRue in How to Succeed..., Sweet Charity, Cats, Evita (Drayton Entertainment); The Wizard of Oz (first national tour), Eowyn in Lord of the Rings (world première), The Producers (Mirvish); Annie in Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre); White Christmas, Cats (Theatre Aquarius); The Producers, White Christmas (Neptune Theatre); A Chorus Line, Footloose (Stage West, Calgary/Mississauga); The Merry Widow (Opera Ontario); Thick-Skinned (Toronto Fringe Festival).
    Anthony MacPherson
    Pirate
    2020: Pirate in Wendy & Peter Pan and Swing in Monty Python's Spamalot. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Gym captain and assistant dance captain for Matilda (first national tour, Mirvish); Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz (first national tour, Mirvish); Peter Pan in Peter Pan in Wonderland (Ross Petty Productions); five seasons at the Charlottetown Festival including associate choreographer of Kronborg: The Hamlet Rock Musical, Mamma Mia! and swing in Anne of Green Gables; Mamma Mia! (The Grand); Priscilla, Man of La Mancha, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver! (Drayton); Elf, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Aquarius); West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); Death in Venice (Canadian Opera Company); choreographer of Assassins, Metamorphoses (Theatre Sheridan) and Godspell (Festival Antigonish). Training: Sheridan College. Online: anthonymacpherson.com, @armacpherson. Et cetera: Big love and thanks to the Talent House and my family out East.
    Heather McGuigan
    Tootles
    2020: Tootles in Wendy & Peter Pan and Swing in Monty Python's Spamalot. Second season. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Wanderlust (Stratford); My Fair Lady, The Admirable Crichton, The Women (Shaw); Les Misérables (Mirvish); Mary Poppins (Broadway national tour); Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (national tour); Annette in Saturday Night Fever (national tour); Demeter in Mythic (Segal Centre); Cathy in The Last Five Years (Neptune); Mary, Winifred in Mary Poppins (Neptune, Aquarius, Capitol); Fiona in Shrek (Neptune, Rainbow); Gloria in Damn Yankees, Sally in Me & My Girl, Glinda in Wizard of Oz, Pirates of Penzance (Drayton); Beauty and the Beast (Rainbow); Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense (BCP); Swing! (Gravenhurst Opera House); Twist and Shout (Chemainus); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). To my husband and son, you have my heart and soul. Thank you for supporting live theatre in Canada. @adventurous.heather, heathermcguigan.com.
    André Morin
    John
    2020: John in Wendy & Peter Pan and Prince Herbert in Monty Python's Spamalot. Eighth season. Stratford: Ariel in The Tempest, Seymour Krelborn in Little Shop of Horrors, Parry in The Virgin Trial, Messenger in Bakkhai, Edmund in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, Diggory in She Stoops to Conquer, Mother Courage and Her Children, King John, Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: John in The Lion in Winter (The Grand); Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Theatre by the Bay); Henry in Next to Normal (Clearwater Theatre). Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory. Online:  Instagram: @anmoomna. Et cetera: Much love to all my friends and family, and many thanks to Mom, Dad, Alex, Daniel, Grandma, Caroline, Frank and Shari.
    Kyla Musselman
    Shadow
    2020: Shadow in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot. Stratford debut. Kyla was born and raised here in Stratford and is thrilled to be working back at home. Elsewhere (selected): Newsies (Drayton Entertainment); Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up (Globe Theatre); Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, I Love You...Now Change (Stage West); Saturday Night Fever (North American tour, NorthCore Productions); Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre); Shout! The Mod Musical (Magnus Theatre); Crazy for You, My Fair Lady (Capitol Theatre); Anne of Green Gables, Evangeline, Ring of Fire (Charlottetown Festival). Other: Kyla also co-hosts the musical theatre podcast Tits and Teeth. Et cetera: Thank you to my outrageously supportive friends and family, my Greenberg, the T-House gang, and this magical festival. Enjoy! @kymussels @titsandteethpodcast.
    Marcus Nance
    Skylights, Doc Giles, Crocodile

    2020: Doc Giles, Skylights, Crocodile in Wendy & Peter Pan and The Monster in Frankenstein Revived. Ninth season. Stratford (highlights): Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Carousel, Crazy for You, Jesus Christ Superstar, Moby Dick, To Kill a Mockingbird, My One and Only. Elsewhere: La Bohème, Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway); Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Floyd Collins, Pal Joey (Shaw Festival); Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast (Grand Theatre); Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mikado (Drayton); Evangeline (Charlottetown); Kismet, Of Thee I Sing (Encores! N.Y.C.); Jesus Christ Superstar (La Jolla); Four Saints in Three Acts (Chicago Opera Theater); Dark Star Requiem (Luminato); Porgy and Bess (Toronto Symphony); Elsewhereless (Tapestry). Film/TV: Prodigal Son (Glorious Films), The Producers (Universal), Beatrice Chancy (CBC). Recordings: The Voice Next Door. Awards: Metropolitan Opera winner, Dora nominee. Training: Fresno State University. Online: marcusnance.com.

     

    Trevor Patt
    Curly
    2020: Curly in Wendy & Peter Pan and Sir Robin in Monty Python's Spamalot. Fifth season. Stratford: Billy Elliot, Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Shakespeare in Love. Elsewhere: The Wizard of Oz, Shrek: The Musical, The 25th Annual... Spelling Bee (Grand Theatre); Billy Elliot (RMTC); Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival/Citadel); Les Misérables, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage); The Sound of Music, 9 to 5: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment); Robin Hood, High School Musical (Theatre Aquarius); An Evening with Jason Robert Brown (Glenn Gould Studio); Come From Away (CMTP/Sheridan); Port Hope Festival, Theatre Orangeville, Theatre St. John's, Smile Theatre. Training: Proud graduate of Sheridan Music Theatre and George Brown Dance. Et cetera: Love and thanks to the Talent House, Jade, and my family for their constant support.
    Gregory Pember
    Michael
    2020: Michael in Wendy & Peter Pan and Ensemble in Monty Python's Spamalot. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Brigadoon (Shaw Festival); Newsies, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Shear Madness, The Rainmaker, The Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, Rock of Ages, Thoroughly Modern Millie, It Runs in the Family, White Christmas, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, Damn Yankees, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music (Drayton Entertainment); Crazy for You (Citadel/Theatre Calgary); Spamalot, Young Frankenstein (Stage West Calgary); Ghostlight (Off-Broadway); Spring Awakening and the title role in Hamlet (The Roxy). Training: BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory. Online: @gregpember. Et cetera: Greg is grateful for the unconditional love and support from his grandmas, who sparked his passion for the arts, as well as Mom, Dad, Bob and Scott for always encouraging him to follow his dream.
    Kimberly-Ann Truong
    Shadow
    2020: Shadow in Wendy & Peter Pan and Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot. Third season. Stratford: Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show, Ethel Toffelmier in The Music Man, Vicki in A Chorus Line and Fredrika in A Little Night Music. Elsewhere (selected): Mimi, understudy Ellen/Gigi in Miss Saigon (Broadway); Cinderella in Into the Woods (Talk Is Free Theatre); Ophelia in Kronborg, Prissy Andrews, understudy Miss Stacy in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); Lisa, understudy Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Grand Theatre/Charlottetown); Cynthia in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Drayton Entertainment). Instagram: @trukimmy. Et cetera: Happy to be back home! All my love to my family and friends and special thanks to TH.
    Keira Loughran
    Director
    2020: Director of Wendy & Peter Pan. 16th season. Stratford: Director: The Comedy of Errors, The Aeneid, The Komagata Maru Incident. Actor (selected): Coriolanus, King John, Timon of Athens, Cymbeline. Other: Associate Producer, The Forum and Laboratory; Associate Director, Dramaturgy and New Plays. Elsewhere: Directing (selected): Deportation Cast (York University), Titus Andronicus (Canadian Stage), Pu-Erh (K'Now Theatre - Dora nomination), Little Dragon (SummerWorks Festival); Artistic Producer, SummerWorks Festival; Founding Artistic Director, K'Now Theatre. Keira has been pushing the boundaries of Canadian theatre for over 20 years as an actor, director, dramaturge and playwright with companies across the country. She believes theatre is a vital playground for our collective imagination and promotes play that is inclusive, sustainable and adventurous. Training: BFA, University of Alberta. Et cetera: For E & R.
    Robin Fisher
    Designer
    2020: Designer of Wendy & Peter Pan. Second season. Elsewhere (selected): Set and costumes: Avenue Q (Citadel Theatre), Obeah Opera (Luminato Festival/Asah Productions), The Jungle Book (Manitoba Theatre for Young People), The Boy in the Moon (Great Canadian Theatre Co.), The Dining Room (Soulpepper), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Western Canada Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse), The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon (Globe Theatre). Set: Cottagers and Indians (Tarragon Theatre), Acquiesce (Factory Theatre), Munschtime! (Young People's Theatre). Costumes: The Wizard of Oz (Young People's Theatre), Dream a Little Dream (The Grand Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Globe Theatre). Other: Robin is the recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the 2015 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design. robinfisher.ca.
    Arun Srinivasan
    Lighting Designer
    2020: Lighting designer of Wendy & Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Theatre: Canadian Stage Company, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Cahoots Theatre Projects, Factory Theatre, The Globe Theatre and Expect Theatre. Dance: Desrosiers Dance Theatre, The Danny Grossman Dance Co., ProArteDanza, tiger princess dance projects, Tribal Crackling Wind and Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. Training: York University, Theatre Program. Teaching: York University, Ryerson University, University of Waterloo and the National Theatre School. Awards: Seven Dora Mavor Moore nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design in the dance and theatre categories. Et cetera: Arun is thrilled to be here for his first season at Stratford.
    Romeo Candido
    Composer and Sound Designer
    2020: Composer and sound designer of Wendy & Peter Pan. Stratford debut.
    Anita Nittoly
    Fight Director
    2020: Fight director for the 2020 season and intimacy coach for Hamlet. Fifth season. Stratford: Fight director for the 2019 season and intimacy coach for Birds of a Kind. Elsewhere: Charlottetown Festival (2019 - Kronborg), Citadel Theatre (2019 - Fall on Your Knees), Centaur Theatre (2019 - The Last Wife; 2018 - Successions; 2017 - The 39 Steps), Carousel Players (2019 - Whole World), Blyth Festival (2018 season), Outside the March (2018 - Jerusalem), Canadian Opera Company (2014/15/16 - assistant fight master). Anita is the stage combat instructor and fight director at the National Theatre School in Montréal. She also works as a stunt performer and stunt actor in the film and TV industry - selected credits: See, Zeus, The Boys, Enhanced, Titans, Dark Matter. Et cetera: Supreme gratitude to Mom, Dad and Pat - you guys are everything to me.
    Allen Kaeja
    Choreographer
    2020: Choreographer of Wendy & Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Allen Kaeja is an internationally recognized and award-winning choreographer and dance film director, who has created over 170 stage works and choreographed for 28 films. Allen is co-artistic director of Kaeja d'Dance with Karen Kaeja. Their duets and stage work, and Allen's films, tour the world. He choreographs/teaches Kaeja Elevations and DanceFilm master classes worldwide, receiving numerous international commissions. Allen is very excited about creating with director Keira Loughran, choreographing Wendy & Peter Pan for the Stratford Festival. He would like to thank Karen, Mio, Romeo, Robin and the cast for their AMAZING creative impulses, spirits and endless energy; Kim, Katherine, Bruno and the crew for their passion and precision; and Keira for her wisdom, drive and brilliance towards pursuing her vision. The Kaejas are preparing for their upcoming 30th anniversary in 2021. kaeja.org.
    Karen Kaeja
    Movement Dramaturge
    2020: Movement dramaturge for Wendy & Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Training: HBFA, York University. Awards: Dance Ontario's Lifetime Achievement (2019), Canadian Dance Assembly "I Love Dance" Community (2012), Moving Pictures Best Performance, Dora Mavor Moore (2017), Finalist TAF Muriel Sherrin (2017), NOW Magazine's Top 10 dance artists (twice). Nominations: Seven Doras, Newfoundland's ACE, American Choreography, Banff World Television, TD Arts Diversity, CDA "I Love Dance" Innovation, NOW Magazine's Best Local Choreographers and Best Dance Company (twice). Creator: Porch View Dances, Crave, uncover, Taxi!, Flock Landing, Wedding Brigade, Bird's Eye View, Stable Dances. Co-Creator: Downtown Dances, Kaeja Elevations. Artistic Director: Kaeja d'Dance. Co-Founder: FIP, Kd'D2, Estrogen, Cloud 9. Presented By: Canada Dance Festival, Guelph Contemporary Dance Fest, LiveArts, Dancing on the Edge, Harbourfront Centre, Tangente, L'agora, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Yukon Arts Centre, Dusk Dances, Ottawa Dance Directives, Older & Reckless, DanceWorks.
    Geoff Scovell
    Associate Fight Director
    2020: Associate fight director for the 2020 season. 10th season. Stratford: Associate fight director, 2013-2019 seasons. Assistant fight director, 2004 and 2009 seasons. Elsewhere: Fight director: Black Drum (Soulpepper); Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweet Charity (Shaw); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC). Film/TV: Stunts (selected): It: Chapter 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Schitt's Creek, The Boys, Wayne, Ginny & Georgia, Jupiter's Legacy, Utopia Falls, Supergirl, Impulse, What We Do in Shadows, I Was Lorena Bobbitt, Save Me, Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake, Titans, Umbrella Academy, The Expanse, Designated Survivor, Suicide Squad, Dark Matter, Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Pompeii, Robocop, Reign, Orphan Black, Carrie, Total Recall. Training: BFA, Ryerson. Awards: Paddy Crean. Online: @GeoffScovell.
    Christopher Legacy
    Assistant Director
    2020: Assistant director of Wendy & Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Night Hart Crane Kissed Me (Spindrift Theatre Collective); Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Forward Theatre); Noises Off, The Play's the Thing, Harvest, Early August, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Blackfly Summer Theatre). Training: Theatre Performance, Humber College. Et cetera: Love and thanks to my budino, family and friends.
    Kim Lott
    Stage Manager
    2020: Stage manager of Wendy & Peter Pan and assistant stage manager of Monty Python's Spamalot. 23rd season. Stratford: Stage manager credits (selected): Mother's Daughter, The Matchmaker, Titus Andronicus, Evita, West Side Story. Assistant stage manager credits (selected): Treasure Island, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, South Pacific, The King and I, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing. Elsewhere: Stage manager credits (selected): Ring of Fire, Hana's Suitcase, Annie, Twist and Shout (Grand Theatre); My Fair Lady (Drayton Entertainment). Assistant stage manager credits (selected): The Spitfire Grill, Proof (Grand Theatre); Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Opera Ontario); The Who's Tommy (Elgin Theatre). Et cetera: To my loved ones, here and in Shanghai, enjoy the adventures.
    Katherine Arcus
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Assistant stage manager of Wendy & Peter Pan and Frankenstein Revived. 11th season. Stratford: Mother's Daughter, Coriolanus, The Tempest, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe, Breath of Kings, She Stoops to Conquer, The Last Wife, Mother Courage, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, Elektra, The Winter's Tale, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair. Elsewhere: Credits include Mother's Daughter (Soulpepper); Tartuffe (CanStage); Blue Remembered Hills U.K. tour (Northern Stage); Anne of Green Gables: The Musical, The Full Monty (Charlottetown Festival); Head à Tête (Theatre Direct); The Sound of Music (Mirvish); Cinderella (Ross Petty Productions). Film/TV: Writers' assistant for Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (CBC), story coordinator for Less Than Kind (HBO Canada), Picnicface (Comedy Network), Zerby Derby (TVO). Training: Technical theatre program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Et cetera: Hugs and thanks to Chris, Tanya and Fe for all your love and help.
    Bruno Gonsalves
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and assistant stage manager of Wendy & Peter Pan. 29th season.
    Gregory McLaughlin
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2020: Assistant stage manager of Wendy & Peter Pan and Monty Python's Spamalot. Fifth season. Stratford: Nathan the Wise, Henry VIII, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Breath of Kings: Redemption, production assistant for the Tom Patterson Theatre (v1.0). Elsewhere: Assistant stage manager credits include The Virgin Trial (Soulpepper/Stratford); The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? (Soulpepper Theatre); Lear, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure (Groundling Theatre); Les Misérables (The Grand Theatre). Stage manager credits include Bedtime Stories (The Orillia Opera House); Oleanna (Matchstick Theatre). Film/TV: This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Training: Mount Allison University. Awards: 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award, Stratford. Et cetera: Gregory is a mental-health advocate and an ally who supports the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
    Bona Duncan
    Production Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Frankenstein Revived. 20th season. Stratford: Stage manager: Private Lives, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Bakkhai, Tartuffe, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Taming of the Shrew, King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dangerous Liaisons, Cyrano de Bergerac, Zastrozzi, All's Well That Ends Well, Fanny Kemble, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Electra, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hamlet. Assistant stage manager: The Neverending Story, Antony and Cleopatra, The Matchmaker, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, As You Like It. Elsewhere: Herringbone and The Yalta Game (TIFT) and many theatres across our country in the last 30 years. Training: Technical Production, National Theatre School of Canada; BA, Bishop's University. Et cetera: Bona lives in Stratford with her husband, Daniel, and their daughter, Georgia.
    Maxwell T. Wilson
    Production Stage Manager
    2020: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Monty Python's Spamalot. 22nd season. Stratford (selected): Nathan the Wise, An Ideal Husband, Treasure Island, The Breathing Hole, Breath of Kings: Rebellion, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, The Three Musketeers, Taking Shakespeare, Henry V, Hosanna, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret, South Pacific, My One and Only, The Winter's Tale and Death of a Salesman. Elsewhere: Max's career spans over 30 years, including work with Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Edmonton Opera, Opera Atelier, the Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Stage, Young People's Theatre and Mirvish Productions. Training: BA, University of Lethbridge. Awards: 2012 and 2017 Guthrie Award. Et cetera: For something completely different, Max works with a leading purveyor of orchid-growing supplies at ravenvision.ca.

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