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  • Julius Caesar
Festival Theatre
July 31 – October 27 |
Opens August 16


by William Shakespeare
Director Scott Wentworth


To prevent a potential tyrant from gaining control of the state, men of honour are willing to stain their hands with blood. But no one can foresee the twists of fate that follow the last twist of the knife, and the assassins' actions soon plunge their world into war.

House program: Julius Caesar

Production support is generously provided by Barbara & John Schubert and by the Tremain family.

Support for the 2018 season of the Festival Theatre is generously provided by Daniel Bernstein and Claire Foerster.

2018 Publicity Photography by Clay Stang – The Garden 



    Portrait of Seana McKenna
    Seana McKenna
    Julius Caesar

    2018: Mary Cavan Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar. 27th season. Ms. McKenna's year began with Lear: playing the monarch for the Groundling Theatre Company in Toronto, and then directing King Lear for The Shakespeare Company in Calgary. She also teaches at The American Conservatory Theatre, where she has starred in Testament, Napoli Milionaria and Phèdre. Among her 54 roles at Stratford are the Madwoman of Chaillot, Juliet, her Nurse, Mother Courage, Dolly Levi, Dotty Otley, Medea, Amanda Wingfield, Queen Elizabeth I, Katharina the Shrew and Richard III. She has received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards (acting: Orpheus Descending, Saint Joan; directing: Valley Song), a Jessie (Wit), a Genie (The Hanging Garden), an Honorary MFA in Acting from ACT in San Francisco, a Doctor of Sacred Letters from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

    Portrait of Michelle Giroux
    Michelle Giroux
    Mark Antony
    2018: Maudie Atkinson in To Kill a Mockingbird  and Mark Antony in Julius Caesar. 12th season. Stratford (selected): Breath of Kings, The Merchant of Venice, Blithe Spirit, Love's Labour's Lost, Edward II, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pride and Prejudice, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Delicate Balance, The Seagull, Henry VI, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Swanne Part III, The Brothers Karamazov, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Miser (New York City Centre) and The School for Scandal (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre). Elsewhere: Groundling Theatre, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Theatre Aquarius, Segal Centre. Film/TV (selected): Anne, Suits, Saving Hope, Sensitive Skin, Rookie Blue, The Listener, Flashpoint, L.A. Complex, King, Murdoch Mysteries, John A: The Rivals, Life in a Year, Blood Pressure. Training: National Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory, Canadian Film Centre Actors' Conservatory.
    Portrait of Jonathan Goad
    Jonathan Goad
    Marcus Brutus
    2018: Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird and Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar. 14th season. Stratford: Hamlet, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Pentecost, Phèdre, The Music Man, King John, Pericles, Orpheus Descending, Henry IV, Henry VI, Fiddler on the Roof, As You Like It, Fuente Ovejuna, Julius Caesar, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Bartholomew Fair, The Brothers Karamazov. Elsewhere: A Whistle in the Dark, Speaking in Tongues (Company Theatre); Our Class, The Laramie Project (Studio 180); King Lear (Soulpepper); Stones in His Pockets (GCTC); Arcadia (Theatre Junction). Directing: John by Annie Baker (Company Theatre). Film/TV: Reign, Alias Grace, Dark Matter, Dorsal, Nikita, Republic of Doyle, Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries, Unnatural History, Othello, Rookie Blue.Training: NTS, Birmingham Conservatory, University of Waterloo, Banff Centre. Teaching: NTS, Fanshawe College. Et cetera: This one's for Mum, my hero.
    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 Monice Peter
    Monice Peter
    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 Joseph Ziegler
    Joseph Ziegler

    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
    Cicero, Volumnius
    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 Sean Arbuckle
    Sean Arbuckle

    2018: Constable Locke in The Music Man and Artemidorus in Julius Caesar. 16th season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, A Little Night Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Pericles, King John, The Pirates of Penzance, 42nd Street, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Cabaret, The Trojan Women, The Tempest, As You Like It, Agamemnon, Timon of Athens, The Swanne: Princess Charlotte, London Assurance, Twelfth Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere: The Immigrant (Harold Green), London Road (Canadian Stage), Othello (Segal Centre), The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre), Humble Boy (Pioneer Theatre), Phèdre (ACT), Woman in Mind (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Spitfire Grill (George Street, world première), A Christmas Carol, The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout), Copenhagen (national tour). Film/TV: 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance, Law & Order. Training: Juilliard.

    Portrait of Matthew G. Brown
    Matthew G. Brown
    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 Tim Campbell
    Tim Campbell
    Marullus, Messala

    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 Dejah Dixon-Green
    Dejah Dixon-Green
    Carpenter, Trebonius, Pindarus
     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
    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 Charlie Gallant
    Charlie Gallant
    Clitus, Octavius's Servant
     2018: Edmund Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Clitus, Octavius's Servant in Julius Caesar. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Charlie has enjoyed four seasons at the Shaw Festival and five seasons at Bard on the Beach, and has worked in theatres across Canada such as Groundling, RMTC, Citadel, Vancouver Playhouse, Arts Club and Belfry. Highlights include Proteus in Two Gents (BOTB), Boy in Peter and the Starcatcher (Shaw), Lt. Kaffee in A Few Good Men (Citadel/RMTC), Brindsley in Black Comedy (Arts Club), Jean in December Man (Green Thumb), Jude in Snowman (Rumble). Film/TV: Murdoch Mysteries, The Passenger (CFC), recurring in The Strain (FX), Fringe (FOX), Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief (FOX 2000). Training: Studio 58. Awards: Two Jessie Awards, several scholarships and nominations. Et cetera: Charlie moonlights as a musician, dancer, writer, director, filmmaker and collaborator. As ever, buoyed and made better by Kate.
    Portrait of Jonelle Gunderson
    Jonelle Gunderson
    Metellus Cimber
    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
    Popilius Lena, Dardanius
    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 Brad Hodder
    Brad Hodder
    Decius Brutus

    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 Randy Hughson
    Randy Hughson
    Cinna the poet, Titinius, Cobbler

    2018: Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird and Cinna the poet, Titinius, Cobbler in Julius Caesar. 11th season. Stratford (selected): Sir John Franklin (The Breathing Hole), Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Lucky (Waiting for Godot), Antigonus (The Winter's Tale), Senex (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Richard Voss (The Physicists), Hortensio (The Taming of the Shrew). Elsewhere: Leading roles at the Belfry Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, Segal Centre, Neptune Theatre, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Alberta Theatre Projects, Centaur Theatre, Blyth Festival, National Arts Centre and many others. Film/TV: Randy has worked extensively in television, film and radio. Awards: Nominated for eight Dora Mavor Moore Awards, three Edmonton Sterlings, one Calgary Betty Mitchell, three Vancouver Jessies and one Gemini. Randy has won one of each award. Et cetera: Gratitude and love to Melissa, Georgina and Harvey.

    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
     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 Amy Keating
    Amy Keating
    Antony's Servant
     2018: Cathleen in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Antony's Servant in Julius Caesar. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: A City (Necessary Angel); Hand to God (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Wormwood (Tarragon Theatre); I, Claudia (Talk is Free Theatre); The Amish Project (GreenLight Arts); TomorrowLove™, Mr. Burns, Passion Play, Mr. Marmalade (Outside the March); New Jerusalem (HGJT); After Miss Julie (Red One Theatre); Pacamambo (Canadian Rep); Agamemnon (Next Stage); The Importance of Being Earnest (Capitol Theatre). Training: University of Alberta. Awards: Dora Award (Outstanding Ensemble, Passion Play). Online: Twitter: @AmyKeating3. Instagram: @lil_keats. Et cetera: Amy is a founding member of Outside the March, an award-winning site-specific theatre company in Toronto. She would like to dedicate this season to her family, her agent, Jess, her partner, Mitchell, and her best friend, Faye.
    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 John Kirkpatrick
    John Kirkpatrick
    Caius Ligarius

    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
    Publius, Lepidus
    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 Monique Lund
    Monique Lund
     2018: Maud Britt in The Music Man and Flavius in Julius Casear. 11th season. Stratford: Lilli Vanessi/Kate (Kiss Me, Kate), Sister Berthe (The Sound of Music), Patricia Fodor (Crazy for You), Housekeeper (Man of La Mancha), Nimue (Camelot), Minister's Wife (Tommy), Max (Cabaret),  Louise (Gypsy), Angelique (The Imaginary Invalid), Elektra, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Evita, Carousel, The Bacchae. Elsewhere: Canadian premières of Mamma Mia!, The Lord of the Rings, The Who's Tommy, Crazy for You, Cats, The Rat Pack and Joseph (also U.S. tour). Favourites include two years as Donna in Mamma Mia! (Broadway tour), Miss Andrew/Bird Lady in Mary Poppins (Theatre Aquarius), Ulla in The Producers and Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria (Stage West), Babette in Beauty and the Beast (Neptune/Arts Club), Judy Haynes in White Christmas (Arts Club). Awards: 2017 Brian Macdonald Award. Et cetera: Thanks to Darcy and Heather for the walking lessons, and my beautiful family.
    Portrait of Reid McTavish
    Reid McTavish
    2018: Swing in The Music Man and appears in Julius Caesar. Third season. Stratford: Swing in Guys and Dolls and A Chorus Line, and La Troupe de Molière in The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Singin' in the Rain (Capitol Theatre); Diesel in West Side Story, The Little Mermaid, The Producers, Neleus in Mary Poppins, Bickle in Footloose (Rainbow Stage). Training: Reid just finished his fourth and final year in the Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. Online: @reidmctavish. Et cetera: I am so honoured and excited to be returning to the Stratford Festival with this incredible show. A huge thanks to my entire family for their constant love and support, to the friends I have come to know, to Bruce and the whole TH gang, and for the support from everyone here at the Festival! Enjoy the show!
    Portrait of Mark Uhre
    Mark Uhre
    2018: Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man and appears in Julius Caesar. Second season. Stratford: Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls and Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore. Elsewhere: Enjolras in the 25th-anniversary production of Les Misérables (Broadway/Toronto, Dora Award nomination); Sky in Mamma Mia! (Mirvish); Tom Watson in Parade (Acting Up Stage/Studio 180); Jamie in The Last Five Years (Grand Theatre); Buddy in Elf (Neptune Theatre); Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Leopard in Just So (Globe Theatre). Seven seasons at the Shaw Festival including The Lady from the Sea, Sweet Charity, Trouble in Tahiti, The Millionairess, My Fair Lady, The Cherry Orchard, Sunday in the Park with George, Star Chamber, A Little Night Music, Follies: In Concert, Overruled, Mack and Mabel and the world-première musicals Maria Severa and Tristan. Mark is also a visual artist: his work can be found at
    Portrait of Sophia Walker
    Sophia Walker
    Octavius Caesar
     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 Rylan Wilkie
    Rylan Wilkie
    Cinna, Lucilius

    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.

    Portrait of Blythe Wilson
    Blythe Wilson
    2018: Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn in The Music Man and appears in Julius Caesar. Seventh season. Stratford: Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Nancy in Oliver!, Lucy Brown in The Threepenny Opera, Dulcie in The Boy Friend. Elsewhere: Spirit of Christmas Present, A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre); Winifred Banks, Mary Poppins (Broadway); Rona Peretti, 25th Annual … Spelling Bee (Connecticut Rep); Milady de Winter, The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, Baroness Schraeder in The Sound of Music, Antonia in Man of La Mancha (Mirvish); Cathy, The Last Five Years (Canadian Stage); Narrator, Joseph… with Donny Osmond (Chicago Theatre); Eva Peron in Evita, Mary in Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre - Betty Mitchell/Sterling Award nominee); Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lillian Holiday in Happy End (Shaw Festival); Aspects of Love (U.S. tour/Livent). Training: Vancouver Playhouse Theatre School. Awards: 2017 Lindsay Thomas Award.
    Portrait of Bahareh Yaraghi
    Bahareh Yaraghi
    Young Cato
    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.


    Scott Wentworth
    2018: Director of Julius Caesar. 24th season. Stratford: Recent favourites include the title role in John Gabriel Borkman, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and The Ragman in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Directing credits include both parts of Henry IV (2001), The Adventures of Pericles (2015) and last season's Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: During the off-season, he played Goldberg in Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party at ACT in San Francisco. Et cetera: Mr. Wentworth is a Tony- and Olivier-nominated theatre artist whose work has been celebrated on Broadway, in London's West End and in theatres across the U.S. and Canada.
    Christina Poddubiuk
     2018: Designer of Julius Caesar. 15th season. Stratford:Romeo and Juliet, John Gabriel Borkman, Phèdre, All's Well That Ends Well and Hamlet. Elsewhere: Designed many productions for the Shaw Festival including Pygmalion (costumes), Faith Healer, Come Back Little Sheba, On the Rocks and A Moon for the Misbegotten; La Traviata (Manitoba Opera/Edmonton Opera/Pacific Opera/Vancouver Opera/Opéra de Montréal); The Audience (RMTC/Mirvish); The Light in the Piazza (Theatre Calgary); Don Quichotte (Canadian Opera Company); Lucia di Lammermoor, Tosca, Capriccio (Pacific Opera Victoria); Romeo and Juliet (Denver Center Theater); Venus in Fur, A Tender Thing (Belfry Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (NAC); many productions for Soulpepper including the inaugural season's Don Carlos and The Misanthrope; Love's Labour's Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello (Chicago Shakespeare). Training: McGill University and the National Theatre School.
    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.
    Paul Shilton
     2018: Composer for Julius Caesar. Sixth season. Stratford: In past years Paul has composed the music for The Adventures of Pericles at the Tom Patterson Theatre, Edward II at the Studio Theatre, Romeo and Juliet and An Ideal Husband at the Festival Theatre and Dark Lady of the Sonnets, a Stratford/CBC Radio co-production recorded live at the Glenn Gould Studio. Elsewhere: Paul composed and performed the music for Alternative Theatre Works' production of Wind in the Willows at the Masonic Hall theatre space in Stratford. He also composed for the production of The Hobbit at the Grand Theatre in London. Teaching: Paul teaches a vocal ensemble class for the theatre program at Fanshawe College in London.
    Verne Good
    Sound Designer
    2018: Sound designer of Long Day's Journey Into Night, To Kill a Mockingbird and Julius Caesar. Sixth season. Stratford: Past seasons include sound designs for Romeo and Juliet, Pericles and Hirsch; associate sound designer of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Elsewhere: Recent favourites include sound designs for The Other Side of the Game (Cahoots/Obsidian);The Pigeon King, Berlin Blues (Blyth); The 39 Steps (Dora nomination), The Heidi Chronicles (Soulpepper); Up the Garden Path (Obsidian); Art, The Mountaintop (The Grand); Was Spring, Communion (Tarragon); Queer Bathroom Stories (Buddies in Bad Times); Free as Injuns (Native Earth); sound design and composition for Outside, Birds of a Feather, Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls (Roseneath); Tick (Carousel Players); The Red Queen, Stockholm (Seventh Stage Productions); You Will Remember Me, The Normal Heart (Studio 180); The Atomic Weight of Happiness (StandUp Dance). Training: Bishop's University, National Theatre School of Canada.
    James Wallis
    Assistant Director
    2018: Assistant director of Julius Caesar. Third season. Stratford: Assistant director of Macbeth, Bunny and Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: Director: Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labour's Lost, Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Edward II (staged reading), King John, The Changeling (staged reading), Twelfth Night and Volpone (staged reading) (Shakespeare BASH'd - also Founder and Co-Artistic Director); Shakespeare in Hospitals (Spur of the Moment Collective); As You Like It (Theatre by the Bay); Reasons to Be Pretty (Labute Cycle); Titus Andronicus (Hart House Theatre). Actor: Title roles in Hamlet and Richard III, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare BASH'd). Training: Ryerson Theatre School. Online: @ShakesBASHd; Et cetera: Thanks to Julia for all her support.
    Marie Fewer-Muncic
    Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Studio Theatre and stage manager of Julius Caesar. 12th season. Stratford: Stage manager: Romeo and Juliet (2017), Bunny, Possible Worlds, Hirsch. Assistant stage manager: Tartuffe, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Evita, Kiss Me, Kate, Macbeth, Rice Boy, Romeo and Juliet (2008), Caesar and Cleopatra, My One and Only, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Duchess of Malfi, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Apprentice stage manager: Noises Off. Elsewhere: Theatre Sheridan, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Erindale, Theatre Direct Canada/Eldritch Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille/Obsidian Theatre Company, Bluewater Summer Playhouse, Charlottetown Festival. Training: Sheridan College. Et cetera: Much love to Emily and Michael.
    Kimberly Brown
    Assistant Stage Manager
     2018: Assistant stage manager of To Kill a Mockingbird and Julius Caesar. Fourth season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of Bakkhai, The Komagata Maru Incident, A Chorus Line, Bunny, The Diary of Anne Frank and She Stoops to Conquer. Elsewhere: Jack of Diamonds (Theatre Aquarius); The Heart of Robin Hood (Mirvish Productions/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Footloose, South Pacific, Twist and Shout (Drayton Entertainment). Training: Technical Theatre Production, Sheridan College. Et cetera: Kimberly would like to thank Alex for all his love and support and for always knowing that anything was within her reach.
    Bruno Gonsalves
    Assistant Stage Manager
     2018: Assistant stage manager of Long Day's Journey Into Night and Julius Caesar. 27th season. Stratford: Selected productions: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Palmer Park, The Trojan Women, Henry IV, Part 1, Wingfield's Inferno, Cymbeline, No Exit, The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet, Tempest-Tost, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Wingfield Unbound, The Boy Friend, Tartuffe, HMS Pinafore, The Physicists, The Alchemist, The Matchmaker, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Three Sisters, An Ideal Husband, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Waiting for Godot, Sweet Bird of Youth, Romeo and Juliet, The Gondoliers, King John, Bacchae, The Merchant of Venice, Uncle Vanya, Bonjour, là, Bonjour. Elsewhere: 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.
    Steven Smits
    Apprentice Stage Manager
     2018: Apprentice stage manager of Julius Caesar and production assistant for the Festival Theatre. Second season. Stratford: Production assistant for the Festival Theatre (2017). Elsewhere: Apprentice stage manager of Come From Away (Royal MTC, Mirvish, Junkyard Dog Productions), A Christmas Carol (Royal MTC), Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival). Assistant production manager for Royal MTC for the 2016/17 season. Technical director of Romeo and Juliet and The Comedy of Errors (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival). Training: The National Theatre School of Canada, Production Program. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (Stratford Festival). Et cetera: Steven dedicates this season to his incredible parents, David and Lynda Smits.
    Meghan Callan
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre and stage manager of Paradise Lost. 18th season. Stratford (selected): The Virgin Trial, A Little Night Music, The Physicists, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014), Tommy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Tempest (2010). Elsewhere: Most recently Meghan was the stage manager of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, directed by Alan Dilworth at Soulpepper. Meghan has worked across Canada for the Shaw Festival, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, NAC, Citadel Theatre, Globe Theatre and Lighthouse Festival Theatre. She has also worked in stage management for corporate clients such as General Motors, Toyota Canada, the Retail Council of Canada and the Canadian International Auto Show. Training: BFA, York University. Awards: 2017 Tyrone Award, Stratford Festival. Et cetera: Much love and respect to Beatrice, Ella and Peter for making her so proud and happy.
    Cynthia Toushan
    Production Stage Manager
    2018: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre and stage manager of The Music Man. 23rd season. Stratford: Shows include A Chorus Line, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, Camelot, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha, Hello, Dolly!, The King and I and others. Elsewhere: Over 35 years as a stage manager; over 25 years with the Canadian Opera Company as a stage manager and choreographer, production stage manager and resident director of Jersey Boys, Toronto; 25 years as a singer/dancer and choreographer in Canadian theatre; associate director/choreographer to her mentor, Alan Lund. Cynthia has worked in many forms of live entertainment including gala events, music concerts, opening ceremonies for sporting events and variety-show fundraisers. Et cetera: Love to her fiancé, Paul, daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer, son-in-law, Andrew, and her beautiful grandchildren, Kennedy, Koston and Connor.


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