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Avon Theatre
May 11 – October 29 |
Opens May 31


by Oscar Wilde
Director Lezlie Wade


Based on Oscar Wilde's celebrated classic, this witty and sparkling comedy is one of the most beautiful nights you'll ever have in the theatre. Sir Robert Chiltern enjoys a reputation as the only truly honest man in politics – till an unwelcome visitor threatens to reveal the secret that could destroy his career. 

House Program: An Ideal Husband

Production Co-Sponsor:

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Production support is generously provided by Nona Macdonald Heaslip and by Dr. Robert & Roberta Sokol.

Support for the 2018 season of the Avon Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.

2018 Publicity Photography by Clay Stang – The Garden 



    Portrait of Tim Campbell
    Tim Campbell
    Sir Robert Chiltern

    2018: Sir Robert Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird and Marullus, Messala in Julius Caesar. 10th season. Stratford (selected): Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, 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 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).

    Portrait of Brad Hodder
    Brad Hodder
    Lord Arthur Goring

    2018: Lord Arthur Goring in An Ideal Husband, Mr. Gilmer in To Kill a Mockingbird and Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar. Seventh season. Stratford: Thom in The Virgin Trial, Ned in Shakespeare in Love, Maugrim in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer, Edmund in King Lear, Cassio in Othello and appeared in Bakkhai, The Diary of Anne Frank, Oedipus Rex, The Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, Elektra. Elsewhere: Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Neptune); Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Grand); Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (c2c). Directing: Fleeto, Oh, The Humanity (Tiny Room); Henry IV:I, Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Perchance); The Leisure Society, Autobahn, The Stendhal Syndrome (c2c). Associate Directing: Lear, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale (Groundling). Film/TV: Reign (CW); Republic of Doyle, Diverted, Above and Beyond (CBC). Training: BFA (Acting), University of Alberta.

    Portrait of Sophia Walker
    Sophia Walker
    Lady Gertrude Chiltern
     2018: Lady Gertrude Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird and Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar. 10th season. Stratford (selected): Julia (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Nerissa (The Merchant of Venice), Charmian (Antony and Cleopatra), Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Lady Macduff (Macbeth), Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Luciana (The Comedy of Errors). Elsewhere: Catarina Loss (recurring) on Shadowhunters, Murdoch Mysteries, Carter Files, Carmilla: The Movie, How to Buy a Baby (web series), Designated Survivor, Guilty Party (miniseries), Black Cop, Carmilla III (web series), 12 Monkeys, Born to Be Blue, Vanessa in The DIVIDE (AMC), Happy One Year (Temple Street/City Life), Salima in the Dora-winning production of Ruined (Obsidian/Nightwood). Training: Ryerson University, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, Canadian Film Centre Actors' Conservatory, 2016. Awards: Mary Savidge, Michael Mawson and Jean A. Chalmers awards, 2012 Dora. Et cetera: Love to my family and Gil.
    Portrait of Bahareh Yaraghi
    Bahareh Yaraghi
    Mrs. Laura Cheveley
    2018: Mrs. Laura Cheveley in An Ideal Husband and Young Cato in Julius Caesar. Second season. Stratford: The Aeneid (2016). Elsewhere: Bahareh was most recently seen playing the lead role, Viola de Lesseps, in Shakespeare in Love at Citadel Theatre and The Royal MTC. Other credits include Salt-Water Moon (Why Not Theatre/Factory), Death of the King, Blood Wedding and Hallaj (Modern Times Stage Company); Le Placard and Les Zinspirés 2 (Théâtre Français de Toronto); Unholy and HER2 (Nightwood); Kiss (Canadian Stage/Theatre Smash/ARC); Moment, Pomona and Bea (ARC); Minotaur (YPT); The Kite Runner (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre); Prisoner of Tehran (TPM). Training: Humber Theatre Performance and she holds a BA from McGill University. Awards: Six-time Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee. Online: Twitter/Instagram: @baharehyaraghi. Et cetera: Bahareh is a resident artist at ARC in Toronto, and she is delighted to be back for her second season at Stratford.
    Portrait of Joseph Ziegler
    Joseph Ziegler
    Lord Caversham

    2018: Lord Caversham in An Ideal Husband, Judge Taylor in To Kill a Mockingbird and Casca in Julius Caesar. 11th season. Stratford: Timon in Timon of Athens, The School for Scandal, Macbeth, All My Sons, 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: Shaw Festival, as actor and director of plays such as When We Are Married, Harvey, Major Barbara and Widowers' Houses. Joseph is proud to be a founding member of Soulpepper, where he has directed and acted in many plays: Our Town, Death of a Salesman and A Christmas Carol.

    Portrait of Marion Adler
    Marion Adler
    Lady Markby
    2018: Lady Markby in An Ideal Husband, Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird and Cicero, Volumnius in Julius Caesar. Eighth season. Stratford: Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Gabrielle, the Madwoman of Saint-Sulpice, in The Madwoman of Chaillot, Diana in, and lyricist of, The Adventures of Pericles, Goneril in King Lear, Audrey in As You Like It. Elsewhere: Multiple characters in Chris Abraham's production of Seeds, Queen Marguerite in Exit the King, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Philaminte in The Learned Ladies, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hermione in The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost, Emilia in Othello, Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Part 2 and Mistress Quickly/Alice in Henry V (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). In addition to acting, Ms Adler is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning lyricist.
    Portrait of Peter Bailey
    Peter Bailey
    Mr. Barford
    2018: Mr. Barford in An Ideal Husband and appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: A World Without Shadows, The Wilberforce Hotel (Blyth Festival); Come Good Rain, A Raisin in the Sun (Black Theatre Workshop); Wise Women (b current); Gas Girls (New Harlem Productions); Romeo and Juliet (Canadian Stage); West Indian Diaries (Ground Zero Productions); A Man A Fish (Persephone Theatre); Nightmare Dream (IFT Theatre); The Enchanted Loom, Other Side of the Game (Cahoots Theatre). Film/TV: A Winter Tale, Saving Hope, Killjoys. Training: Humber College: Theatre Performance. Et cetera: Peter dedicates this season to Mom, Aunt Cynthia, Marcia, Janet, Sandra, Shianne, Ebony, Venetia, Aliya, Cristian, Victoria, Jama, Michelle and Ash.
    Portrait of Matthew G. Brown
    Matthew G. Brown
    Tommy Trafford
    2018: Tommy Trafford in An Ideal Husband,  Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird and  Soothsayer in Julius Caesar Third season. Stratford: Twelfth Night, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe (understudy), The Who's Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Calpurnia (Nightwood); Sister Act (Drayton); Wizard of Oz, Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cinderella: A RATical Retelling (YPT); I Think I Can (YPT, National Arts Centre); Grey Gardens (Musical Theatre Co.); Hair (The Grand); Jersey Boys (Dancap, Dodgers); 5 Guys Named Moe (Theatre Cambridge). Film/TV (selected): Gridlocked (Hackybox Pictures), The Kennedys (History Television), Dark Matter (SYFY/Space), Open Heart (YTV), Odd Squad (PBS), Hailstorm (CFC), Instant Star (CTV), Mr. D (CBC), Rookie Blue (Global). Training: Randolph College for the Performing Arts, The Canadian Film Centre Actors Conservatory. Et cetera: Thank you, God, Mom, cast/crew, Allen MacInnes, Stephen Colella and the YPT Toronto family. Twitter: @ItsMrMGB.
    Portrait of Déjah Dixon-Green
    Déjah Dixon-Green
    Lady Olivia Basildon
     2018: Lady Olivia Basildon in An Ideal Husband, Carpenter, Trebonius, Pindarus in Julius Caesar and appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra, Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing, Artemidorus in Julius Caesar (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Chiza/Jade Tree in we could be clouds (New Words Festival); Goneril in Lear (National Theatre School of Canada). Film/TV: Aaliyah in Until the Real Thing Comes Along, Iris in The Fall of Grace. Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Online:, @dejahdixongreen. Et cetera: Déjah would like to thank all her friends, family and mentors throughout the years and would especially like to thank her Mom, Dad, Melly and Antoine for pushing her to be her best self. She would like to dedicate her first season at the Festival to her grandfather, Alva Dixon.
    Portrait of Jacklyn Francis
    Jacklyn Francis
    Duchess of Maryborough
    2018: Duchess of Maryborough in An Ideal Husband, Stephanie Crawford in To Kill a Mockingbird and Calpurnia in Julius Caesar. Sixth season. Stratford: Past highlights include Celia in As You Like It and Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice. Elsewhere: Citadel Theatre, Blyth Festival, Shakespeare in the Ruff, Canadian Stage, YPT, Theatre Northwest, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Resurgence Theatre, Theatre By the Bay, Brookstone Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Thought For Food, Pencil Kit Productions, The Troubled Souls Co-op, Equity Showcase Theatre, the Toronto Fringe and SummerWorks. Film/TV: Re:Possessed Homes (short film), Murdoch Mysteries, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Missing, Train 48, Do No Harm, Starhunter 2300, It's Always Something, Our Hero, The City, FX: The Series, Falling Fire (feature film). Training: George Brown Theatre School, Banff/Citadel Robbins Academy. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Award.
    Portrait of Jonelle Gunderson
    Jonelle Gunderson
    Mrs. Margaret Marchmont
    2018: Mrs. Margaret Marchmont in An Ideal Husband, Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird and Metellus Cimber in Julius Caesar. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Hermia and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in the Ruff, Globe Theatre, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Cassius in J. Caesar (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Drowning Girls, The Wizard of Oz, A Doll's House, Peter Pan, The Alice Nocturne (Globe Theatre), as well as Persephone Theatre, SUM Theatre, Red Sky Performance, Hectik Theatre and SummerWorks. Film/TV: The Shape of Water (feature), Stockholm (feature), People of Earth, Running with Violet (web), Dan for Mayor, Corner Gas. Radio: Afghanada and SoundXchange. Training: Factory Theatre Mechanicals, Globe Theatre Actor's Conservatory Program, University of Regina (BFA). Awards: Rob Armstrong Prize in Theatre. Online: Et cetera: For my supportive family, Kev, and loved ones (because without you, how?).
    Portrait of Jordin Hall
    Jordin Hall
    Mr. Montford
    2018: Mr. Montford in An Ideal Husband, Popilius Lena, Dardanius in Julius Caesar and appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (selected): Othello in Othello (Driftwood Theatre); Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost, Leontes in The Winter's Tale (Dauntless City Theatre); Aaron in Titus Andronicus (Seven Siblings Theatre); Lysander and Robin Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Humber River Shakespeare). Film/TV: See No Evil (Discovery ID). Training: Brock University (Performance Concentration), Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Et cetera: Thank you, Mom, Dad, Grandma and anyone who has ever supported me. Love, peace, and SOULLLLLL TRAIN.
    Portrait of Andrew Iles
    Andrew Iles
     2018: Harold in An Ideal Husband appears in To Kill a Mockingbird  and understudy in Julius Caesar. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Katurian K. Katurian in The Pillowman (Orlando Fringe 2016). Film/TV: Guest star on episodes of Reign (CW Network), Murder U (Discovery ID). Training: University of Windsor, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.
    Portrait of Zara Jestadt
    Zara Jestadt
    Miss Mabel Chiltern
     2018: Miss Mabel Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Lucius in Julius Caesar and appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. Second season. Stratford: Caphis in Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Changeling.Elsewhere: Mrs. Erlynne in Lady Windermere's Fan, Mayor in The Enchanted and Zinka in The Suicide (George Brown Theatre School); Mary in Lazarus and His Beloved (Broken Hill Theatre). Film/TV: Maggie in The Days of Destitute (Imaginarium Studio Inc.). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, George Brown Theatre School, McGill University, Etobicoke School of the Arts. Awards: Dean's Award, Timsel Challenge Award (George Brown Theatre School). Et cetera: Thank you to Mom, Dad, family and friends for your constant support and inspiration. It means the world.
    Portrait of Ron Kennell
    Ron Kennell
    2018: Mason in An Ideal Husband, Court Clerk in To Kill a Mockingbird and appears in Julius CaesarStratford: Cymbeline, Timon, King John, Merchant of Venice, Henry IV, The Duchess of Malfi, Brothers Karamazov, Orpheus Descending, The Swanne, Agamemnon. Elsewhere: Lear (Groundling), The Boat (TNB/Neptune), Mr. New Year's Eve (Blyth), The Maids (Buddies in Bad Times), Mother Courage,St. Carmen of The Main (NAC), Death of the King, Macbeth, Aurash (Modern Times), Monsieur D'Eon is a Woman (Pea Green), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Dr. Cabbie (screenplay), Reveille (writer, director, producer), Leaving Turtleford (director), Pompeii, Hemlock Grove, Gangland Undercover, Mutant X, La Femme Nikita. Training: George Brown Theatre School. Awards: Two Dora nominations - Best Actor; Harold Award. Online: Twitter @iscribe. Et cetera: Member of Cirque du Soleil roster. Children's book The Queen and The Rock coming soon. Undisclosed Ubisoft project, role TBD.
    Portrait of Robert King
    Robert King

    2018: Phipps in An Ideal Husband and Link Deas in To Kill a Mockingbird. 25th season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Changeling, 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; Bolsheviki (Infinithéâtre/ATW); Owen, The Melville Boys (TNB); I'll Be Back Before Midnight, Garrison's Garage, Country Hearts (Blyth Festival). Et cetera: Dawson College's Dome Theatre program. Robert lives in Stratford with his wife, Peggy, and children, Mary and Lawrence.

    Portrait of John Kirkpatrick
    John Kirkpatrick

    2018: James in An Ideal Husband, Walter Cunningham Sr. in To Kill a Mockingbird and Caius Ligarius in Julius Caesar. Fifth season. Stratford: Lt. Brannigan, Joey Biltmore, Guys and Dolls; Apothecary, Romeo and Juliet; Doctor, Macbeth; Oliver, As You Like It; Deuxfois, The Hypochondriac; Marcellus, Fortinbras, Hamlet; Philip, Pedant, The Taming of the Shrew; Boyet, Love's Labour's Lost; René Descartes, Christina, The Girl King; Red Knight/Walrus, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere: Marley, A Christmas Carol; Jaques, As You Like It; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Lucio, Measure for Measure (Citadel); Slim, Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage/Theatre Calgary); Tybalt/Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Calgary); Everard, Age of Arousal (ATP); Milan, Rock 'n' Roll (Canadian Stage/Citadel); Kent, King Lear; Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night (Freewill). Film/TV: Blackstone, Mixed Blessings. Training: BFA Acting, University of Alberta. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Measure for Measure. Et cetera: Former Artistic Director, Freewill Shakespeare Festival (Edmonton). All my love to Breanna and Aidan. 

    Portrait of Roy Lewis
    Roy Lewis
    2018: Attaché in An Ideal Husband, Reverend Sykes in To Kill a Mockingbird and  Publius, Lepidus in Julius Caesar. 13th season. Stratford: Morocco (The Merchant of Venice), Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Cyclops (The Odyssey). Elsewhere: Stage Manager (Our Town), Abel Magwitch (Great Expectations) (Neptune); Mr. Potter (It's a Wonderful Life) (Prince George); Charley (Death of a Salesman) (Drayton); Camillo (The Winter's Tale) (Groundling). Roy has directed 10 plays, is a founding member of the Obsidian Theatre Company and is a published poet.
    Portrait of Monice Peter
    Monice Peter
    Lady Barford
    2018: Lady Barford in An Ideal Husband, Helen Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird and Portia in Julius Caesar. Third season. Stratford: The School for Scandal, Tartuffe, Twelfth Night, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid. Birmingham Conservatory: Dido: Queen of Carthage, As You Like It, Six Characters in Search of an Author, King Richard III. Elsewhere: L in A Beautiful View (Sage Theatre); The Dandelion Project (Verb Theatre); Josephine in Ruined (Ellipsis Tree Collective); Susan in Race (Ground Zero/Hit and Myth Productions). Film/TV: Supernatural; recurring roles on Proof, Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce and The Returned. Radio: Co-host of CJSW's Breaking Techniques. Training: Mount Royal University, Stella Adler Chekhov Intensive, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Nominations: Betty Mitchell Award and Calgary Critics' Award nominations for A Beautiful View, The Dandelion Project and Race. Et cetera: Family and friends, you surround me with the warmest light.
    Portrait of Irene Poole
    Irene Poole
    2018: Jean Louise Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Cassius in Julius Caesar  and understudy in An Ideal Husband.  Fifth season. Stratford: Breath of Kings, Kate in The Little Years, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, Olga in Three Sisters. Elsewhere: Happy Place, The Gigli Concert (Soulpepper); How Do I Love Thee? (Canadian Rep); The Bakelite Masterpiece, The Little Years (Tarragon Theatre); Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary (Buddies in Bad Times); Escape from Happiness, Better Living, Fighting Words, The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (Factory Theatre); Age of Arousal (Alberta Theatre Projects). Film/TV: Indian Horse (Elevation Pictures, TIFF, 2017), Cardinal, Rookie Blue, Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle, Carrie (MGM), Breakout Kings with Academy Award-winning director Gavin Hood (A&E). Awards: Dora Awards for Outstanding Performance in The Little Years, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Leisure Society. Dora nomination for How Do I Love Thee? and Happy Place.
    Portrait of Rylan Wilkie
    Rylan Wilkie
    Vicomte de Nanjac

    2018: Vicomte de Nanjac in An Ideal Husband, Nathan Radley, Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird and Cinna, Lucilius in Julius Caesar. Fifth season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, 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 (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); Blue Planet (YPT); Macbeth, Mother Courage (Caravan Farm); A Doll's House (Globe); East of Berlin, The December Man, Around the World in 80 Days, Shakespeare's Dog (ATP). Film/TV: Homefront, Blue Smoke, The Secret of the Nutcracker, See This Movie. Training: NTS. Awards: Stratford's John Hirsch Award; Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent inBrixton; Dora, Betty, META and Winnipeg Theatre Award nominations. Et cetera: Much love to Krystin and my family.


    Lezlie Wade
    2018: Director of An Ideal HusbandSixth season. Stratford: Director: HMS Pinafore. Assistant director: Jesus Christ Superstar (La Jolla/Broadway), Fuente Ovejuna, As You Like It, A Word or Two. Associate director: Henry V. Elsewhere (selected): The Twelve Pound Look, The Yalta Game (Shaw Festival); Obeah Opera (Panamania); Dream a Little Dream (The Grand); Elegies (Acting Up Stage); Queen Milli of Galt (Theatre Aquarius); Rent (Theatre Sheridan/Panasonic Theatre); Dog Sees God (Rubinoff Productions); Book of Days (Theatre Emanation). Resident director: Love, Loss and What I Wore (Roth/Rubinoff productions). Resident director/choreographer: The Toxic Avenger (Dancap). Other: Lezlie's musical, The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen is currently in development in N.Y.C.  Awards: Dora nomination, A Man of No Importance (Acting Up Stage), Tom Hendry Award shortlist, The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen. Thank you to Kevin for always believing in me.
    Douglas Paraschuk
    Set Designer
     2018: Set designer of An Ideal Husband. 29th season. Stratford (selected): HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, All My Sons, Carousel, She Stoops to Conquer, Man of La Mancha, Hay Fever, Romeo and Juliet, Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Evita, West Side Story, Cabaret, My One and Only, South Pacific, Measure of Love, Ruth Draper on Tour, As You Like It, Patience, Macbeth, Importance of Being Earnest, Collected Stories, Dracula, Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, In the Ring, Waiting for Godot. Design coordinator for 22 seasons. Elsewhere: Director of Design: opening of Olympic Anti-Doping Headquarters; 2011 Arab Games; 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening, Medals and Closing Ceremonies; Opening/Closing of World Handball Championships. Consultant: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Designs for TV, film, opera, ballet, touring productions, international events, and hundreds of productions for regional theatres across Canada and around the world.
    Patrick Clark
    Costume Designer
     2018: Costume designer of An Ideal Husband. 19th season. Stratford: Krapp's Last Tape/Hughie (also Goodman Theatre), The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes, King Lear, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, The Boy Friend, Pericles, The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus. Elsewhere: Madama Butterfly (Pacific Opera); Albert Herring (Pacific, Vancouver operas); A Delicate Balance, The Norman Conquests, The Glass Menagerie, Jitters (Soulpepper); Ours (Opera on the Avalon); Pride and Prejudice, Cats, A Christmas Carol (Calgary); Shadowlands, Jane Eyre, Three Sisters (Guthrie); Othello, Much Ado (Chicago); Mrs. Warren's Profession, Hit the Deck, She Loves Me (Shaw); Tartuffe (NAC); Frost/Nixon (Canadian Stage); Blithe Spirit (Neptune); Evangeline, Buddy Holly (Charlottetown); Good People, The Price (MTC); The Mousetrap, Sherlock Holmes (Aquarius); Private Lives, The Bricklin, It's a Wonderful Life (TNB). TV: Witness to Yesterday. Training: UNB. Awards: New Brunswick Arts Award, several Merritt Awards and a Jessie.
    Louise Guinand
    Lighting Designer
     2018: Lighting designer of An Ideal Husband and Julius Caesar. 32nd season. Stratford: Over 60 productions including Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, All My Sons, The Winter's Tale, A Delicate Balance, Elizabeth Rex, Long Day's Journey Into Night. Elsewhere: Ms Guinand has designed lights for over 500 shows across Canada and the United States at many theatres, including the Shaw Festival, National Arts Centre, Grand Theatre, WCTC, Globe Theatre, Soulpepper, Kennedy Center and Neptune. Recent productions include Dancing at Lughnasa (Shaw); Once (Grand); A Christmas Carol, Around the World in Eighty Days (Globe); Blackbird (Theatre Aquarius); Monument (Factory). Training: A graduate of Queen's University and the National Theatre School. Awards: One Dora Award. Multiple Dora and Sterling nominations.
    Leslie Arden
     2018: Composer for An Ideal Husband. Fourth season. Stratford: Composer for Cyrano de Bergerac, The Three Musketeers, 2008 Artist in Residence. Elsewhere: Composer/lyricist/bookwriter for the multi-award-winning The House of Martin Guerre and the Chalmers Award-winning The Happy Prince; composer/lyricist for The Boys Are Coming Home, The Last Resort, Ned Durango, The Gift of the Magi, The Princess and the Handmaiden, Harvest Moon Rising, Moll; composer for The Beard of Avon, It's a Wonderful Life (Canadian Stage). Online:
    Richard Feren
    Sound Designer
    2018: Sound designer of An Ideal Husband. Second season.
    Diana Coatsworth
    2018: Choreographer of An Ideal Husband. Seventh season. Stratford (selected): Choreographer of Wanderlust; assistant choreographer of Elektra; Polly in Threepenny Opera; Kost in Cabaret; Fermina/Moorish Dancer in Man of La Mancha. Choreography: Joseph… Dreamcoat (Stage West), Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance (JCC Vancouver). Assistant choreographer: Cinderella, Peter Pan, Joseph… Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius). Dance captain and adjudicator across Canada. Acting (selected): The Overcoat (Canadian Stage/world tour); Obeah Opera (Nightwood); 39 Steps (Arts Club); Ned Durango (Orangeville); Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, Deb in Elf (Globe, Theatre Calgary, MTC); Sillabub in Cats, Babette in Beauty and the Beast (Drayton); Judge Harper in Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical (Grand); Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (Stage West); Second City touring company; Sylvia (McManus); Val in A Chorus Line (Artpark). Film/TV: The Handmaid's Tale, The Romanoffs, The Detail, Hairspray, The Score.
    Carson Nattrass
    Assistant Director
     2018: Assistant director of An Ideal Husband. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Carson has worked across Canada as a director, actor and writer. He has directed and performed across Canada for the National Arts Centre, The Grand, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Rainbow Stage, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Mirvish, Belfry, Catalyst, Citadel, Free Will Players, Theatre Calgary, Ground Zero, Regina Globe, Persephone, Magnus, Theatre Orangeville, Talk is Free and Festival Antigonish. Film/TV: The Pinkertons, Aloft, Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story. Training: BFA from the University of Alberta. Awards: Betty Award; Sterling Award; SAT Award nominee; Emerging Theatre Artist of the Year - CAEA/Stage West. Online:; @carsonnattrass. Et cetera: Carson is Artistic Director of Winnipeg's Rainbow Stage, Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre.
    Maxwell T. Wilson
    Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of An Ideal Husband. 20th season. Stratford: Selected productions: 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, Edmonton Opera, Opera Ontario, Opera Atelier, the Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Stage, Young People's Theatre and Mirvish Productions on The Who's Tommy. Training: BA, University of Lethbridge. Awards: 2012 Guthrie Award. Et cetera: For a change, Max works with a leading purveyor of orchid-growing supplies at
    Jane Honek
    Assistant Stage Manager
     2018: Assistant stage manager of An Ideal Husband. Third season. Stratford: Apprentice stage manager of Twelfth Night; production assistant for Avon and Studio theatres, 2016. Elsewhere: Stage manager: Will You Be My Friend (Green Light Arts); Agamemnon (Next Stage Theatre Festival); El Gato Con Botas/Folk Songs by Berio (The Glenn Gould School). Assistant stage manager: The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre); The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Atelier). Apprentice stage manager: Sequence (Tarragon Theatre); Apocalypsis (Luminato Festival); Death & Desire (Against the Grain Theatre). Training: University of Waterloo. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (Stratford 2016).
    Angela Marshall
    Assistant Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Studio Theatre and assistant stage manager of An Ideal Husband. 18th season. Stratford: Highlights include Guys and Dolls, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, Taking Shakespeare, Henry V, Jacques Brel, Forum, The Trojan Women, Palmer Park, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, The Liar, Orpheus Descending, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, King Henry VIII, The King and I, Private Lives and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere: Favourites: Einstein's Gift (The Grand Theatre); Trying (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Sylvia (Globe Theatre); Dear Santa (Theatre New Brunswick); The All Night Strut! (Stirling Festival Theatre); Flying on Her Own (Neptune Theatre); Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun (Theatre Orangeville); Mamma Mia! (Mirvish Productions); Godspell (Waterloo Stage). Et cetera: Angela thanks her family and friends for all of their love and support.
    Melissa Rood
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2018: Assistant stage manager of An Ideal Husband and Coriolanus. 18th season. Stratford: More than 30 productions: favourites include Shakespeare in Love, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Last Wife, Christina, the Girl King, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Christopher Plummer's A Word or Two and Henry V. Elsewhere: Rood stage-manages for theatre, dance and opera; on new translations and world premières; on one-woman shows to casts of thousands; in Inuktitut and Ummonian; from the Middle East to the Arctic to Southern California. Training: Sheridan College (Technical Production) and University of Waterloo (Social Development Studies). Awards: Proud recipient of the KP Hay Award.
    Michael Hart
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of The Rocky Horror Show. 22nd season. Stratford: The Madwoman of Chaillot, Timon of Athens, The Adventures of Pericles, Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, The Tempest (starring Christopher Plummer), The Importance of Being Earnest and King Lear (both starring Brian Bedford), The Taming of the Shrew, The Misanthrope, Fallen Angels, A Delicate Balance, The Duchess of Malfi, The Liar, The Swanne (all three parts), High-Gravel-Blind, Eternal Hydra. Elsewhere: Silence (Grand), Heisenberg, 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), Hamlet (Neptune).
    Janine Ralph
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre. 27th season. Stratford: Last season Janine was the production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre and takeover assistant stage manager of The Changeling. Past Stratford Festival credits include stage manager of a variety of productions at the Festival, Tom Patterson and Avon theatres and the Masonic Hall. Elsewhere: Janine stage-managed at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore and production-managed for Singapore Repertory Theatre. She has worked on the Asian Games' ceremonies in Qatar; in various theatres in Ontario, including Young People's Theatre; and for CBC TV in Toronto and BBC TV in England.


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