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WENDY AND PETER PAN


Adapted by Ella Hickson

From the book by J.M. Barrie

Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones

Choreographed by Jera Wolfe

North American Première

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“SHALL I TEACH YOU HOW TO FIGHT PIRATES?”  

The Stratford Festival is proud to bring award-winning writer Ella Hickson’s smash adaptation of Peter Pan to the North American stage, hot on the heels of its critically acclaimed run at The Royal Shakespeare Company. Wendy and Peter Pan gives Wendy pride of place in a reimagined journey to Neverland, home of Hook and the Lost Boys. Join Wendy Darling, Peter Pan and all your favourite characters in this thoroughly modern adventure that delivers all the unforgettable thrills, spills and fairy dust of the beloved children’s classic. A wonderful introduction to live theatre for our youngest fans and an enchanting way to spend family time!


“A rollicking Wendy and Peter Pan offers thoughtful thrills” – Postmedia
 
“Rambunctiously playful and full of colour” – Toronto Star




Runtime:

Two hours and 28 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission*
*Please note that all run times are approximate


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Resources:
Wendy and Peter Pan Study Guide

                                                   

The 2024 Season is supported by Ophelia Lazaridis.


Production Sponsor:

The Schulich Foundation


CAST & CREATIVE

CAST

    Portrait of Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks
    Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks
    Wendy

    (she/her) 

    2024: Wendy in Wendy and Peter Pan and Philarmonus (Soothsayer) in Cymbeline. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway and San Francisco Companies); Play That Goes Wrong (Neptune); A Christmas Carol, The Party, The Candidate (Citadel); Girls Like That (Tarragon); This London Life (Grand); Boys, Girls and Other Mythological Creatures (Carousel Players). Film/TV: From (MGM), Barbelle (Boss&Co), Marry F Kill (Incendo), Law & Order (Citytv), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Hudson & Rex (Citytv), Love's Match (Champlain Spring Prod), In the Dark (CW). Training: National Theatre School. Online: www.cynthiajimenezhicks.com, @cynthia.jimenez.hicks. Et cetera: Thank you Emma and my family for their endless support. I'd like to dedicate this season to all the shooting stars we have lost since 2020. And to Cameron, for teaching me how to fly.

    Portrait of Jake Runeckles
    Jake Runeckles
    Peter Pan

    (she/her) Birmingham Conservatory, 2018

    2024: Peter Pan in Wendy and Peter Pan . 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). Film/TV: Impulse. Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Online: @jakeruneckles.

    Portrait of Laura Condlln
    Laura Condlln
    Hook

    (she/her) Birmingham Conservatory, 2004/2005

    2024: Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Hook in Wendy and Peter Pan. 16th season. Stratford (selected): Pauline (Casey and Diana), Mary Shelley (Frankenstein Revived), Emelia (Othello), Irene Malloy (Matchmaker), Mistress Page (Merry Wives of Windsor), Mrs. Darling (Peter Pan), Ashley (Virgin Trial), Chrysothemis (Elektra), Helena (Midsummer Night's Dream), Audrey (As You Like It), Chorus Leader (Bakkhai). Elsewhere (selected): 15 Dogs (Crow's); goldfish (Here For Now); Fun Home (Mirvish/Musical Stage Company); A Delicate Balance, Idomeneus, The Heidi Chronicles, Of Human Bondage, The Crucible, The Norman Conquests (Soulpepper); An Enemy of the People, Sextet (Tarragon); Chimerica (Canadian Stage/MTC); THIS, Beckett: Feck It! (Canadian Stage); Top Girls (Segal Centre); 4:48 Psychosis (Necessary Angel). Awards: Dora nominee/winner, two-time Toronto Theatre Critics award winner. Film/TV: The Players (dir. Sarah Galea-Davis), Wilfred (dir. Samuel Davey), The Lake (Amazon), Nurses (Global), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). Et cetera: For Jnr, thank you.

    Portrait of Nestor Lozano Jr.
    Nestor Lozano Jr.
    Tink

    (he/she/they)

    2024: Tink in Wendy and Peter Pan and appears in Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Angel Dumott Schunard in Rent and Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time. Elsewhere: The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Miss Understanding in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stage West Calgary); Derrick in Peter Pan: The Panto (Neptune Theatre); Papa Ogre/Bear in Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College; Wexford Performing Arts. Online: @nestorlozanojr. Et cetera: Love to family, friends, 10 Talent and the Festival. Nestor dedicates this season to all the little fairies - may all your dreams come true with faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust. 

    Portrait of Tara Sky
    Tara Sky
    Tiger Lily

    (they/she)

    2024: Queen's Guard in Cymbeline and Tiger Lily in Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: Cordelia in King Lear, Ginette Ménard in Les Belles-Soeurs and Beth Summers in 1939. Elsewhere: Christine in Where the Blood Mixes (Soulpepper); Ensemble in Reasonable Doubt (Persephone Theatre); 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); Young Grete in Holy Mothers (SummerWorks); Angel in Nativity (NAC). Film/TV: Delivery, The River You Step In, Ruby Sky P.I. Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Etobicoke School of the Arts. Instagram: @tara.kitty.sky, @taraskybeads. Et cetera: Thank you, ʼanálhzaqʷ, to the trailblazers who paved the way for me to be on stages like this one.

    Portrait of George Absi
    George Absi
    Nibs

    (he/him)


    2024: Angelique in La Cage aux Folles and Nibs in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Chris, Mrs. (Winter Garden); Angel in Kinky Boots, The Wizard in Wizard of Oz: The Panto, Understudy in Mamma Mia!, Buttons in Newsies, Ensemble in Sleeping Beauty: The Panto, Jimmy in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Drayton Entertainment); Beauty and The Beast (Neptune Theatre); Narrator in Notre Dame de Paris (Betty Oliphant Theatre). Choreography: Assistant Choreographer: The Prom, Mamma Mia! (Theatre Aquarius); Choreographer at Diamond Tooth Gerties. Film/TV: The Boys, Once Upon A Time, Handmaid's Tale, Full Out, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Let's Go Luna. Choreography for Schitt's Creek, Slumberland, Canada's Got Talent, Ukulele U, Shakin In Them Boots. Online: @georgeabsi. Et cetera: George dedicates this season to the memory of his grandparents.

    Portrait of Sean Arbuckle
    Sean Arbuckle
    Mr. Darling
    2024: Georges in La Cage aux Folles and Mr. Darling in Wendy and Peter Pan. 22nd season. Stratford (selected): Casey and Diana, Frankenstein Revived, Richard III, Serving Elizabeth, Guys and Dolls, Julius Caesar, 42nd Street, A Little Night Music, The Neverending Story, Pericles, King John, The Pirates of Penzance, Titus Andronicus, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Cabaret, Trojan Women, The Tempest, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, The Swanne: Princess Charlotte, Macbeth, London Assurance, Twelfth Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere (selected): Casey and Diana (Soulpepper); The Immigrant (Harold Green); London Road (Canadian Stage, Dora Award); Othello (Segal Centre); The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre); Phèdre (A.C.T.); Humble Boy (Pioneer Theatre); A Christmas Carol, The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout); Copenhagen (US national tour). Film/TV:12 Monkeys, Mayday, Murdoch Mysteries, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance. Training: Juilliard.
    Portrait of David Ball
    David Ball
    Understudy
    2024: Phaedra in La Cage aux Folles and understudy in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Roger Larson in Kelly v. Kelly (Musical Stage Company); seven seasons at the Shaw Festival including Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Guys and DollsThe Next Whisky Bar, Grand Hotel, Sweet Charity, and more; Robbie Ross in The Judas Kiss, Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Talk Is Free); Ren in Footloose (Rainbow Stage); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). Awards: Extraordinary Award, Saunderson Award - Shaw Festival; Brian Linehan Triple Threat Award - Sheridan College (3-Time Winner); Emerging Artist Award - Barrie Arts Awards. Et cetera: Love to M&D&J&S&E. This one's for all the little boys out there, dancing in their friend's basement in pink plastic kitten heels. Keep dancing. One day they'll let you do it on the Stratford stage.
    Portrait of Noah Beemer
    Noah Beemer
    John
    2024: Arviragus in Cymbeline and John in Wendy and Peter Pan. Third season. Stratford: Charles Wallace in A Wrinkle in Time, Paul in Rent, Ensemble in Finally There's Sun. Elsewhere: Jack in Into the Woods, Tobias in Sweeney Todd (Dora Nomination), Bosie in The Judas Kiss (Talk Is Free Theatre); Tinman in The Wizard of Oz: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Ricky in Ride the Cyclone, Sky in Mamma Mia! (Tweed and Company); Lampwick in Pinocchio (Young People's Theatre); Gabriel in Kiss of the Spider Woman (Eclipse Theatre). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College; Mechanicals Program, Factory Theatre. Et cetera: Noah would like to say a big thank you to his family and friends for all their love and support!
    Portrait of James Daly
    James Daly
    Martin

    (he/him)

    2024: Jean-Michel in La Cage aux Folles and Martin in Wendy and Peter Pan. Second season. Stratford: Sir Robin (cover) in Monty Python's Spamalot. Elsewhere: Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors (New World Stages - Off-Broadway); Damn Yankees, Grand Hotel, Oh, What A Lovely War, "Master Harold"…and the Boys, Uncle Vanya, Peter and the Starcatcher, Light Up The Sky (Shaw Festival); Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors, Mythic (Segal Centre); Cabaret (Grand Theatre); The Millennial Malcontent (Tarragon Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Ross Petty Productions); The Rocky Horror Show (STC); Next to Normal (Clearwater Theatre). Film/TV: Letterkenny, Workin' Moms, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Saving Hope. Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Toronto Theatre Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play ("Master Harold"… and the Boys). Online: @jamespatrickdaly.

    Portrait of Aidan deSalaiz
    Aidan deSalaiz
    Knock-Bone Jones

    (he/him) Birmingham Conservatory, 2006

    2024: Francis in La Cage aux Folles and Knock-Bone Jones in Wendy and Peter Pan. Sixth season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Caesar and Cleopatra, Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Pentecost, Of Mice and Men, Othello, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night, Much Ado.... Elsewhere: Baker - Into the Woods (Winter Garden/New Zealand, Dora nom.); Oscar Wilde - The Judas Kiss (Talk Is Free); Jamie - The Last Five Years (Neptune); Emmett - Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius); Robbie - Wedding Singer (Stage West, Calgary Critics nom.) Other highlights: The 39 Steps (Chemainus Festival), The Best Brothers (Western Canada Theatre/TNW); Having Hope At Home (Neptune); A Christmas Carol, The Wild Guys (Grand Theatre); Lucky Stiff, Spamalot (Drayton); Red, Cabaret, The Mousetrap (Aquarius); Sherlock Holmes (MTC); Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre); Visiting Mr. Green (Harold Green). Training: Toronto Met (BFA - Theatre). Awards: Chalmers Apprentice Award. Et cetera: Love to Billy and my family.

    Portrait of Justin Eddy
    Justin Eddy
    Michael
    2024: Michael in Wendy and Peter Pan and Chinese Opera Performer, Theatre Patron in Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Richard II, Grand Magic, Love's Labour's Lost. Elsewhere: Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, Tell Tale Harbour (The Charlottetown Festival); Cinderella, Elf the Musical, Hello, Dolly!, Les Misérables: School Edition, Evita, A Christmas Carol, Home for the Holidays (Grand Theatre); The Great Cosmic Crisis (Theatre Direct); 365 Days/365 Plays, Everybody, The Most Offending Soul Alive, Bonus Points If You Have Air Conditioning (National Theatre School). Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Online: www.justineddy.ca, @jstneddy. Et cetera: Justin dedicates this season to his family; blood and chosen.
    Portrait of Tai Wei Foo 符岱微
    Tai Wei Foo 符岱微
    Understudy

    (she/her)

    2024: Chinese Opera Performer, Theatre Patron in Salesman in China  and understudy in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Xiao Ling in The Blue Dragon (Robert Lepage/Ex Machina, world tour); Solange in Bonnes Bonnes (Theatre aux Écuries); How we lost control of our faces (studio Jean-Valcourt); Ici (Theatre de La Bordée). Training: L'École de danse de Québec. Online: Instagram: @charo_foo. Et cetera: Tai Wei is an actress, dancer and choreographer. She intertwines Chinese classical dance and Butoh to develop her own choreographic language. She is multilingual in English, Mandarin, French and Spanish. This season, she is thrilled to be part of the Stratford family!

    Portrait of Sara-Jeanne Hosie
    Sara-Jeanne Hosie
    Smee

    (she/her)

    2024: Mme. Dindon, Mme. Renaud in La Cage aux Folles and Smee in Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: AD: Man of La Mancha, A Little Night Music; Choreographer: Private Lives. Elsewhere: Miss Stacy in Anne, Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Charlottetown Festival); The Villain in the Ross Petty Pantos (five seasons); Myth of the Ostrich, Take Care (Here For Now); Kate in The Wild Party, Charlotte in Falsettos (Musical Stage); Mary in Mary Poppins, Fantine in Les Miserables, Alison in Fun Home (Arts Club); Baker's Wife in Into the Woods (Neptune); Velma in Chicago (Mayfield); Rona in Spelling Bee (Belfry); Les Belles-Soeurs (Nat'l Tour); All Shook Up, Bittergirl (Drayton). Direction & Choreography: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Eclipse); My Fair Lady (Bluebridge); Buddy Holly (Chemainus); Out of Order (Drayton); Godspell, Altar Boyz, SUDS (Arts Club). Online: @sjhosie. Et cetera: SJ owns FAWN at 13 York Street (@fawn.overyou).

    Portrait of Wahsontí:io Kirby
    Wahsontí:io Kirby
    Tootles

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2022/23

    2024: Cornelius in Cymbeline and Tootles in Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: Costard in Love's Labour's Lost, Angel in Richard II, Becky in Hamlet-911 and Evelyne Rice in 1939. Elsewhere: Stella in Celestial Bodies (Geordie Theatre); Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre School of Canada); Ensemble in Aqsarniit (Confederation Centre of the Arts, two seasons); Speck in Mistatim (Red Sky Productions - Prologue Showcase). Film/TV: Caitlin in Mohawk Girls (voiceover, four seasons). Training: Dawson College Professional Theatre Program; National Theatre School of Canada. Et cetera: Kanien'kehà:ka from Kahnawá:ke Mohawk Territory. Wahsontí:io dedicates this season to their family and friends. Tsi nèn:we enkonnoronhkhwá:ke.

    Portrait of Ayrin Mackie
    Ayrin Mackie
    Doc Swain

    (she/her)

    2024: Babette in La Cage aux Folles and Doc Swain in Wendy and Peter Pan. Sixth season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived, A Chorus Line (Sheila), A Little Night Music (Mrs. Segstrom), Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Sound of Music, Taming of the Shrew, Pirates of Penzance, Elektra. Elsewhere: Mirvish: The Wizard of Oz (Toronto & National Tour), Lord of the Rings (Eowyn), The Producers; Citadel/Theatre Calgary: Crazy for You (Polly), and West Side Story; Drayton: Lucky Stiff (Rita), How to Succeed... (Hedy LaRue), Cinderella (Baroness). Other: Mina Murray in Dracula: A Chamber Musical (INNERchamber concert); Annie in Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre). Et cetera: Ayrin is a mama to two incredible kiddos, 5 and 2 years old. She lives in Stratford and also loves teaching Kuundalini yoga...when she has a spare minute!

    Portrait of Marcus Nance
    Marcus Nance
    Doc Giles, Crocodile, Skylights
    2024: Jupiter in Cymbeline and Doc Giles, Crocodile, Skylights in Wendy and Peter Pan. 12th season. Stratford: Frankenstein Revived, Richard II, Why We Tell the Story, Billy Elliot, Little Shop..., Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Carousel, Sound of Music, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Moby Dick, To Kill a Mockingbird, My One and Only. Broadway/Off-Broadway: La Bohème, Jesus Christ Superstar; Kismet, Of Thee I Sing (Encores!). Elsewhere: Natasha Pierre… Comet of 1812 (Crow's Theatre); HMS Pinafore (Vancouver Opera); Ragtime (Theatre Calgary); Follies (Koerner); Sweeney Todd, Floyd Collins, (Shaw); Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast (Grand Theatre); Little Mermaid, Mikado (Drayton); Evangeline (Charlottetown); J.C.S. (La Jolla); Dark Star Requiem (Luminato); Porgy and Bess (Toronto Symphony); Elsewhereless (Tapestry). Film/TV: Queen Tut, Good Sam, Murdoch Mysteries, Departure, Mayday, Prodigal Son, The Producers. Training: Fresno State University. Online: www.marcusnance.com. Instagram: @nance.marcus.
    Portrait of David Andrew Reid
    David Andrew Reid
    First Mate Murt

    (he/him)

    2024: Bitelle in La Cage aux Folles and First Mate Murt in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (Selected): Charlie in Brigadoon, (Shaw Festival/fifth season); Lance Corporal Harold Dawson in A Few Good Men (Drayton Entertainment); Jamal in Escape to Margaritaville (Theatre Calgary); Beadle in Sweeney Todd (Talk Is Free Theatre); David Heard in Choir Boy (Canadian Stage); The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty Prodcutions); Sousatzka (Teatro Proscenium Ltd/Elgin Theatre). Choreography/Movement Direction: Into The Woods (Talk Is Free Theatre); Blackout (Musical Stage Company); Damn Yankees (Assistant/Shaw Festival). TV: Milo Strange in Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries (CBC); The Boys (Amazon Studios); American Gods (Starz). Training: Sheridan College. Instagram: @davidandrewreid. Et cetera: Jamaican (Xaymacan) by birth, Canadian (Kanatan) by choice. David is excited to be making his Stratford debut alongside great friends and colleagues. Thanks to the TH gang!

    Portrait of Agnes Tong 唐若馨
    Agnes Tong 唐若馨
    Mrs. Darling

    (she/her)

    2024: Mrs. Darling in Wendy and Peter Pan and Liu Jun, Qiu in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Sarah in The Birds and The Bees, Beckett/Jasmine/Lenore in carried away on the crest of a wave, Connie in The Great Leap, Phyllis in The Shoplifters, Jess in King Charles III, Amanda in 4000 Miles (Arts Club Theatre); Janet in Kim's Convenience (Chemainus Theatre). Film/TV:A Million Little Things (ABC), Superman & Lois (CW), The Good Doctor (ABC), Charmed (CW), Under Wraps (Disney), The Romeo Section (CBC). Upcoming: recurring role in Ellen (new series), 1000xResist (video game). Training: Studio 58. Online: @aggyT. Etc: Agnes is a breathworker and her offerings can be found at www.healingbreathworks.com. Much love to her husband Brahm, her agents Josh and Candace, her director and friend Jovanni Sy for all the magic that has unfolded thus far.

    Portrait of Chris Vergara
    Chris Vergara
    Tom

    (he/him)

    2024: Jacob in La Cage aux Folles and Tom in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Boutons in Cinderella, Charlie/Chadwick and Buddy u/s in Elf the Musical, Merrick and Michael u/s in Peter Pan (Neptune Theatre); Angel in Rent (Rainbow Stage); Nam in A Perfect Bowl of Pho (Toronto Fringe, Patrons' Pick Winner); A Christmas Carol (Magnus Theatre); Cannibal! The Musical (Starvox Entertainment, US première and North American Tour); High School Musical (Theatre Aquarius). Training: 9 Week Conservatory, Fiasco Theater (off Broadway, New York). Online: @verbitty. Et cetera: Pinoy ako. Out and proud. Thank you to my family, to my people, to 10 Talent. Endless gratitude for my husband Richard and his unwavering love and support. Trans Lives Matter. Drag is not a crime. What a dream come true.

    Portrait of Michael Wamara
    Michael Wamara
    Curly

    (he/him) 

    2024: Guiderius in Cymbeline and Curly in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Spectator's Odyssey - o'dell'Inferno (DLT/Luminato); Is God Is (Obsidian/Necessary Angel/Canadian Stage); Is God Is (National Arts Centre). Film/TV: Children Ruin Everything (CTV); On The Rox (Warner Bros); Wake (Last Frame Pictures); Counterfeit (CF Productions). Training: Toronto Metropolitan University: School of Performance. Online: @michaelwamara. Et cetera: I would like to dedicate this season to all of my family and friends who didn't make it to this moment but are still here. 

    Portrait of Harmony Yen
    Harmony Yen
    Slightly

    (she/her)

    2024: Slightly in Wendy and Peter Pan and Miss Shen, Red Guard in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Discounted Hot Pot Centre (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre); Cerulean Blue, Theatre: the Play (Studio 58). Assistant Directing: Everybody (Studio 58). Film/TV: Alaska Daily, Girl in Room 13. Training: Studio 58, Canada's National Voice Intensive (2017 and 2019). Awards: Sydney Risk Acting Award 2021. Et cetera: Harmony would like to dedicate her Stratford debut to her parents, 10/10 friends, Jimmy Hong, her team (Sean and Jason), her mentors, and most importantly, her heavenly father.

CREATIVE

    Ella Hickson
    Adaptor

    Adaptor: Wendy and Peter Pan

    Ella Hickson is an award-winning playwright whose work has been performed throughout the UK and internationally. Ella's theatre credits include Adult Children (2021), a VR piece for the Donmar co-created with Sacha Wares in association with ETT, Scanlab Projects and Trial and Error Studios; Swive (2019) at The Globe; Anna (2019) at the National Theatre; The Writer (2018) and Oil (2016) at The Almeida Theatre; and Wendy and Peter Pan (2015) at The Royal Shakespeare Company. She is a member of the Royal Society of Literature, a Thornton Wilder Fellow, and a MacDowell Colony Fellow, as well as a recipient of The Catherine Johnson Award. Ella is an Associate Artist of The Old Vic. 

    Thomas Morgan Jones
    Director

    (he/him) Michael Langham Workshop, 2010/11

    2024: Director of Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: Adaptor/Director: A Wrinkle in Time. Assistant Director: The Winter's Tale and The Grapes of Wrath. Instructor: Birmingham Conservatory (eight seasons). Elsewhere: Thomas is the artistic director of Prairie Theatre Exchange, Treaty 1 Territory. As a director, playwright, dramaturg and movement coach he has collaborated on over 75 plays for theatres nationally and internationally. Recent projects include: Director: Feast by Guillermo Verdecchia,The War Being Waged by Darla Contois (PTE). Training: MA, University of Toronto; BA, University of Guelph; Viewpoints and Suzuki Method of Actor Training with SITI Company and the Suzuki Company of Toga. Online: @thommorganjones (Twitter). Et cetera: Heartfelt thanks to Antoni & Keira. For Josie & Gabriel who are my happy thoughts.

    Jera Wolfe
    Choreographer

    (he/him)

    2024: Choreographer of Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Choreographer: The War Being Waged (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Miigis, Backbone, Trace, FLOW (Red Sky Performance); Arise, Petrichor (Canada's National Ballet School); Begin Again (Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers); Soul (The National Ballet of Canada); Bare (Royal Winnipeg Ballet); About the dream (IMPACTfest); Likeness (Citadel Dance Mix). Performer: Nanabush in The Rez Sisters (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Li Keur (Manitoba Opera); Pisuwin (Atlantic Ballet); Disney's Tarzan (Stage Entertainment); Who We Are in The Dark (Peggy Baker Dance Projects). Film/TV: Tshishikushkueu/Woman of Space (Natasha Kanapé Fontaine with Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur); Private Flowers (Haui Davis with Toronto History Museums). Awards: Outstanding Original Choreography (Dora Mavor Moore Awards). Online: @jerawolfe, jerawolfe.com.

    Robin Fisher
    Set and Costume Designer

    2024: Set and costume designer of Wendy and Peter Pan. Third season. Stratford: Costumes: A Wrinkle in Time. 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 (Grand Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Globe Theatre). Awards: Robin is the recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the 2015 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design. Online: robinfisher.ca.

    Arun Srinivasan
    Lighting Designer

    2024: Lighting designer of Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: Love's Labour's Lost (2023), Much Ado About Nothing (2023), I Am William (2021), Wendy and Peter Pan (2020). Theatre: Soulpepper, Tarragon, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times, Cahoots Theatre Projects, Factory, Luminato, Musical Stage Co., The Globe Theatre and Expect Theatre. Dance: Desrosiers Dance Theatre, The Danny Grossman Dance Company, ProArteDanza, tiger princess dance projects, Tribal Crackling Wind, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Canada's National Ballet School, resident designer at Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Music: Art of Time Ensemble, Nagata Shachu. Training: York University Theatre Program. Teaching: York University, Toronto Metropolitan University, University of Waterloo and the National Theatre School. Awards: Ten Dora Mavor Moore nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design in the dance and theatre categories. Et cetera: Arun is thrilled to return to Stratford for his fourth season.

    Romeo Candido
    Composer, Sound Designer
    2024: Composer and sound designer of Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Romeo is an Emmy nominated director and Canadian Screen Award winner with experience in film, television, theatre and music. Composer credits include Prison Dancer (Citadel Theatre/National Arts Centre) and the seminal Banana Boys (fu-GEN Theatre). Showrunner credits include the upcoming Kpop television musical series Gangnam Project (CBC/BBC), Topline (CBC) and The Next Step (BBC). Television director/writer credits include Working Moms, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Son of a Critch (CBC); Popularity Papers (BBC) and the Emmy nominated Circuit Breakers (Apple TV). He is a member of the Filipino electronic music crew DATU which has amassed a global following. Clarence Jura is an actor, musician, composer and creator who will be assisting Romeo on his Stratford debut.
    Anita Nittoly
    Fight and Intimacy Director

    2024: Fight and intimacy director of the 2024 season. Seventh season. Stratford: Fight director of The Rez Sisters and intimacy director of Serving Elizabeth (2021); Fight director for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Selected Fight/Intimacy Director Credits: 3 Sisters (Soulpepper); Bad Roads (Crow's); WildWoman (Soulpepper); Hamlet (The Rose); Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes (TIP); Fall on Your Knees (Canadian Stage/Neptune/NAC); Maggie (Theatre Aquarius); Counter Offence (Segal Centre); Fairview (Canadian Stage); Prodigal (Crow's); Trojan Girls & The Outhouse of Atreus (Factory); Our Place (Cahoots/TPM); Kronborg (Confederation Centre). Other: Stage combat instructor, fight director, and sexual choreographer at the National Theatre School. Selected Stunt Performer/Stunt Actor Credits: Law and Order: Toronto, SEE, Star Trek: Discovery, Pretty Hard Cases, Titans, The Boys, Rabbit Hole, What We Do in the Shadows, various Ubisoft motion capture productions. Online: anitanittoly.com.

    Julia Holbert
    Associate Designer

    2024: Associate designer of Wendy and Peter Pan. Fifth season. Stratford: Assistant designer: Wendy and Peter Pan (2020); Assistant costume designer: Henry VIII, Mother's Daughter and Nathan the Wise (2019), Macbeth (2016), She Stoops to Conquer (2015). Elsewhere: Costume designer: Beautiful (2023), Swim Club (2022), Rainmaker, The War Show (2019), Out of Order (2018), Hairspray (2017), Office Hours (2016), Unnecessary Farce (2015) (Drayton Entertainment). Film & TV: Costume assistant: Reacher, Season 1 and 2 (Prime Video). Training: BAH in Drama and Art History (Queen's University); Fashion Design (Fanshawe College); Technical Costume Postgraduate Studies (Fanshawe College). Et cetera: Julia is thrilled to be returning to finish this beautiful show we began 4 years ago!

    David Chinchilla
    Associate Fight Director

    2024: Associate fight director of the 2024 season. Third season. Stratford (selected):King Lear, Richard III, Little Women. Elsewhere: Hamlet (Hit & Myth Productions); The Amen Corner (Shaw Festival); Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre School); Girl in the Photograph (Chameleon Productions). Selected Film and TV (Acting and Stunts):FUBAR, The Fabric of Christmas, Chucky, Far Cry 6, Mayor of Kingstown, Reacher, Revenge of the Black Best Friend, The Hot Zone, The Boys, Dark Matter, Kill Joys, Teen Titans, Lucky Day, Amazing Race Canada, Frankie Drake. Training: Humber Theatre Performance program, various martial arts schools, acting for film and TV at the renown Pro Actors Lab in Toronto. Online: Instagram: @davidchinchillaofficial. 

    ZFX
    Flying Effects

    2024: Flying effects for Wendy and Peter Pan. Flying since 1994, ZFX is a full-service provider of flying effects for everything from schools to Broadway to the event and music industries, collaborating with clients to create safe and awe-inspiring aerial effects for audiences around the globe. Famed for their creativity, ZFX is also a technical powerhouse, designing and manufacturing all equipment and harnesses in-house. Their user-friendly rigging and technical solutions, combined with exceptional artistic insight, provide an unparalleled service. With a reputation for enthusiasm, teamwork and artistic integrity, ZFX sets the industry standard for flying effects.

    Max Cameron Fearon
    Assistant Director

    (they/them) Langham Directors' Workshop, 2024

    2024: Assistant director of Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Directing: I Love You and It Hurts (Theatre of the Beat, Director); Into the Woods (Dead Name Theatre, Assoc. Director & Dramaturge); Joan/Jehanne (Friendly Bear Theatre, Co-Director); The Girl in the Photograph (Toronto Fringe, Assoc. Director); La Cama Cósmica (CAMINOS Festival, Director); Titus Andronicus and The Crucible (Hart House Theatre, Asst. Director). Other: Assoc. Dramaturge for 2021-2022 Write From The Hip (Nightwood Theatre); Artistic Directing Internship (SummerWorks); and 10+ years of community and educational arts facilitation. Training: Paprika Festival; Nightwood Innovators; Theatre Gargantua; Cyborg Circus Project; CGDC; University of Toronto (BA Hons.). Online: mcfearon.com; @mc.fearon. Et cetera: Much love and gratitude to my friends, family, partner, and network of mentors for their endless care and support. For Elaine.

    Miyeko Ferguson
    Assistant Choreographer

    (she/her)

    2024: Assistant choreographer of Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (selected): Dancer/performer: Don Giovanni, Salome (Canadian Opera Company); In Time, Julie et l'univers excerpt, Living Dances (Citadel + Compagnie); Trace, AF, FLOW, Adizokan, Miigis (Red Sky Performance). Choreographer's assistant: Arise (Jera Wolfe with Canada's National Ballet School); One's Own (Jera Wolfe with Lamondance). Film/TV:SWEAT (Bicycle Opera Projects); Seven Veils (Headless Film Inc.). Upcoming: Follow (Fall for Dance North); Shakespeare: If Music Be… (Art of Time Ensemble). Training: Toronto Metropolitan University. Online: @miyeko.ferguson.

    Jung A Im
    Assistant Set Designer

    (she/her)

    2024: Assistant set designer of La Cage aux Folles, Wendy and Peter Pan and Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Set designer of Shakespeare's Ni**a, costume designer of Macbeth and The Fall of the House of Atreus: A Cowboy Love Song (2023 Langham Directors' Workshop); Assistant set and costume designer of A Wrinkle in Time, assistant set designer of Frankenstein Revived. Elsewhere: Set and costume: Harabogee and Me - Shakespeare in Action (Little Avenue Memorial Park at Weston Toronto); Set: Indecent (National Theatre School of Canada); Costume: I got my life back! (National Theatre School of Canada). Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Hong-Ik University, Yon-Sei Graduate School of Human Environmental Sciences. Online: imjunga.com.

    Claudia Tam
    Assistant Costume Designer

    2024: Assistant costume designer of Wendy and Peter Pan  and Salesman in China. Stratford debut. A Toronto-based costume designer with experience in film and theatre. Claudia is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University's Performance Production program. Film: Costume designer and production designer for The Elevator Ride. Costume designer for The Air Time Project music video; Flashlight; ExecutionTriptych, First Love,WildFire.  Wardrobe buyer for the film Golden Slumber. Theatre: Stitcher for Scott Joplin's Treemonisha (Volcano). Costume designer for Three Ordinary Men (Cahoots); Spring Works Dance (TMU). Head of paint and set designer for Romeo and Juliet (TMU); head of paint and props master for Enchoreographic Dance (TMU). Online:www.claudiatam.myportfolio.com/work.

    BC Batty
    Assistant Lighting Designer

    (he/him)

    2024: Assistant lighting designer of La Cage aux Folles, Wendy and Peter Pan and Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Grand MagicRichard II.  Elsewhere: The Real McCoy (Blyth Festival); The Lehman Trilogy (Canadian Stage); The Royale (Citadel Theatre); Rockabye, Martyr (ARC);In Studio, Brantwood (Sheridan College); Fixer: A New Musical (Imagination Works); Ralph and Lina (Ahuri Theatre); This Is How We Got Here, I Call Myself Princess, Ipperwash, HUFF (Native Earth); AMAAL, IMPACT 21 (MT Space); SPAWN (Wild Woman Theatre); Other Side of the Game (Obsidian Theatre); Good Morning Viet Mom (Cahoots Theatre); Sea Sick (Theatre Centre). Training: Technical Production (Humber College, 2008). Awards: Dora Audience Choice Award Outstanding Production (Brantwood, 2016). Online: @bcbIV.

    Emilie Trimbee
    Assistant Lighting Designer

    (she/her)

    2024: Assistant lighting designer of La Cage aux Folles and Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Lighting designer: Sympathy for the Devil (Soulpepper), NightShift (Citadel+Companie), Antigonick (Shaw Festival- Directors Projects '24), Bright Lights (Shaw Festival- Directors Projects '23), OverRuled (Shaw Festival- Directors Projects '23). Associate lighting designer: Cinderella…If the shoe fits (Theatre Orangeville), Rubaboo (The Grand Theatre/Arts Club), Prodigal (Crows Theatre/ The Howland Company),Indecent (Studio 180/ Mirvish). Assistant lighting designer: Dion (Coal Mine Theatre), Clue (RMTC/The Grand Theatre), The Amen Corner, The Apple Cart, Playboy of the Western World, Gem of the Ocean, Everybody, Too True to be Good (Shaw Festival). Film/TV: Assistant BOH lighting director: Canada's Got Talent (2024). Training: BFA: Performance Production and Masters of Digital Media (TMU). Online: emilietrimbee.com @emilietrimbeedesigns.

    Clarence (CJ) Jura
    Assistant Sound Designer

    2024: Assistant sound designer for Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Clarence (CJ) Jura is a Haitian-Canadian artist who is making a name for himself across multiple entertainment mediums. On stage, CJ was in the Canadian Stage/Arts Club Production of Choir Boy, playing the role of Junior Davis. CJ was the co-creator and music director of Levels the Play in the 2023 Toronto Fringe Festival. He also co-created Pain to Power: A Kanye West Musical Protest. On screen, CJ has been an actor in multiple productions including Sneakerella (Disney+), In the Dark (CW/CBS), Topline (CBC Gem) and Ginny & Georgia (Netflix). As a vocal artist, his group CZN caught Simon Cowell's attention winning BT's Canadian Family's Got Talent in 2020 and competing on season 16 of America's Got Talent. Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College. Online: Instagram/TikTok: @cj_capital.

    Nicolas Van Burek
    Assistant Fight Director

    2024: Assistant fight director of CymbelineRomeo and Juliet and Wendy and Peter Pan. 11th season. Nicolas Van Burek is a multilingual actor, stunt actor, fight director, teacher and coach. As an actor, he has worked in almost every Canadian province in theatre, television, voice, video games and film for nearly forty years. After ten years as a lead actor at the Stratford Festival from 1997-2007, Nicolas returned to Toronto to focus on work in film, television, voice and video games. He has amassed numerous credits as a stunt actor in shows like Reacher, 12 Monkeys, Suits, The Boys and Star Trek. He currently teaches stage combat at Centennial College. Nicolas is a proud father to five-year-old Zayla, who is his toughest boss. 

    Kim Lott
    Stage Manager

    2024: Stage manager of Wendy and Peter Pan. 27th season. Stratford (selected): Stage manager: A Wrinkle in Time, Play On! Cabaret (2021 season in the tent), 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.Elsewhere (selected): stage manager - Ring of Fire, Hana's Suitcase, Annie, Twist and Shout (Grand Theatre); My Fair Lady (Drayton Entertainment). Et cetera: To my beautiful and loving Tim, Cody, and Dawson; my parents; my sisters and their gangs; and my family of dear friends - thank you for continuing to be my happy thoughts and for soaring through life's adventures with me.  

    The. John Gray
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2024: Assistant stage manager of Wendy and Peter Pan. Ninth season. Stratford: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre (2023), Guys and Dolls (2017), As You Like It (2016), Twelfth Night (2011). Elsewhere:& Juliet (Toronto); Come From Away (Winnipeg and Toronto); Kinky Boots (Toronto); The Heart of Robin Hood (Winnipeg and Toronto); Les Misérables (Toronto and Melbourne); The Wizard of Oz (Toronto); War Horse (Toronto). Many theatres across Canada. US tours of Chicago, The King and I.
    Madison Kalbhenn
    Assistant Stage Manager

    (she/her)

    2024: Assistant stage manager of La Cage aux Folles and Wendy and Peter Pan. Sixth season. Stratford: Little Women, I Am William, To Kill a Mockingbird; Production assistant for the Avon and Festival theatres. Elsewhere: Chris, Mrs. (Boldly Productions); The Guide to Being Fabulous (Soulpepper Theatre); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Mirvish); Idomeneo, Actéon and Pygmalion, The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Atelier); Julius Caesar, The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre); Anne of Green Gables (Thousand Islands Playhouse). Script supervisor for Ross Petty's A Christmas Carol; Stage management intern at Wicked (Broadway). Et cetera: Many thanks to my friends and family, especially my Mom, for all their love and support.

    Holly Korhonen
    Assistant Stage Manager

    2024: Assistant stage manager of Wendy and Peter Pan and Cymbeline. 23rd season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager - Monty Python's Spamalot; A Wrinkle in Time; Richard III; The Miser; Rez Sisters; Little Shop of Horrors; Rocky Horror Show; Timon of Athens; The Madwoman of Chaillot; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; A Little Night Music; The Taming of the Shrew; Love's Labour's Lost; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Blithe Spirit; Charlie BrownMerry Wives of Windsor; Kiss Me, Kate; Dangerous Liaisons; The Importance of Being Earnest; Cabaret; My One and Only; South Pacific; Oliver!; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Edward II; The Count of Monte Cristo; Anything Goes; Henry VI. Stage manager - Birmingham Conservatory, 2006 and 2007. Awards: Recipient of the Tanya Award and four Guthrie Awards. Et cetera: Holly would like to thank Steve and Jackson for all their love and support.

    Jess Gordon
    Apprentice Stage Manager

    (she/her)

    2024: Apprentice stage manager of Wendy and Peter Pan. Second season. Stratford: Production assistant, Avon Theatre. Elsewhere: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Grand Theatre); Jonas and Barry in the Home, Made in Italy (Theatre Aquarius); A Christmas Carol, Come Down From Up River, Doris and Ivy in the Home (Upper Canada Playhouse); Wishful Seeing (4th Line Theatre); Red Tide, Kensington: The Musical, Destination: Wedding! (Theatre Sheridan). Training: Sheridan College, Technical Theatre for the Performing Arts. Et cetera: So grateful to be working with this incredible team of people. Thanks to my family and friends for their continuous support. 

    Bona Duncan
    Production Stage Manager
    2024: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Salesman in China. 24th season. Stratford: Stage manager: Frankenstein Revived, 1939, Rez Sisters, 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 ItTraining: 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.
    Bruno Gonsalves
    Production Stage Manager

    2024: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and assistant stage manager of La Cage aux Folles. 32nd season. Stratford: Production stage manager (six seasons). Selected productions: Much Ado About Nothing, Les Belles-Soeurs, Every Little Nookie, Bonjour, là, Bonjour, Private Lives, The Front Page, Long Day's Journey…, Palmer Park, The Trojan Women, Henry IV Part 1, Wingfield's Inferno, Cymbeline, No Exit, The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet, Tempest-Tost, Richard III, Wingfield Unbound, The Boy Friend, Tartuffe, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, The Physicists, The Alchemist, The Matchmaker, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well…, Three Sisters, An Ideal Husband, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Waiting for Godot, Sweet Bird of Youth, Romeo and Juliet, King John, Bacchae, The Merchant of Venice, Uncle Vanya. Elsewhere: Grand Theatre, 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.

    Ava Robitaille
    Production Assistant

    (she/her)

    2024: Production assistant of the Avon Theatre. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Stage manager for The Tempest (Tottering Biped Theatre); Brock/DART intern (Shaw Festival); Assistant stage manager for Welcome Home (Brock University/Laser Shark Productions); Assistant stage manager for A Midsummer Nights Dream (Tottering Biped Theatre). Training: Brock University. Et cetera: Thank you to my friends and family for your unwavering love and support. 

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