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Tom Patterson Theatre
May 25 – September 23 |
Opens June 15


by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
Director Jackie Maxwell

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A woman hires a hit man to murder her fiancé, only to become trapped in a web of lust and deceit. All the suspense of a film noir thriller, in a drama by contemporaries of Shakespeare.

Production support is generously provided by Max & Helen Jacobs.

Support for the 2017 season of the Tom Patterson Theatre is generously provided by Richard Rooney & Laura Dinner.



    Portrait of Ben Carlson
    Ben Carlson
    De Flores

    2017: Apemantus in Timon of Athens, De Flores in The Changeling and The President in The Madwoman of Chaillot. 10th season. Stratford: Hamlet, Petruchio, Benedick, Leontes, Brutus, Octavius, Fluellen, Feste, Touchstone, Fredrik (A Little Night Music), Beralde (The Hypochondriac), Captain von Trapp (The Sound of Music), Charles (Blithe Spirit), Alceste (The Misanthrope), Jack (The Importance of Being Earnest), Chaplain (Mother Courage and Her Children), Burleigh (Mary Stuart). Elsewhere: Most recently: The Audience, MTC/Mirvish Productions. Shaw Festival: Tanner, Man and Superman; over 25 productions. Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Hamlet, Macbeth, Pericles. Various favourites: London Road, Canadian Stage; Our Town, Soulpepper Theatre; Berowne, NAC; Biff, Death of a Salesman, Neptune Theatre; Marchbanks, Candida, Theatre Calgary; Private Gar, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia). Film/TV: The Strain, Reign, The Anniversary, SavingHope, Rookie Blue, Grey Gardens, Slings and Arrows, The 11th Hour. Awards: Joseph Jefferson, Hamlet; Dora, The Doll's House.

    Portrait of Mikaela Davies
    Mikaela Davies

    2017: Third Stranger in Timon of Athens, Beatrice-Joanna in The Changeling  and Irma, the Kitchen Girl, in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Second season. Stratford: Katherine, Dauphin, Young Mowbray, Salisbury, Shadow, Lady Attending the Queen in Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Redemption. Elsewhere: Leonora in The Libertine (TIFT), Nurse Jane/Faith Matheny in Spoon River, Rossignol in Marat/Sade (Dora nominations for Best Ensemble), Gittel in The Dybbuk, Mary Warren in The Crucible, Flipote in Tartuffe, Mrs. Cherry in Idiot's Delight, Natasha in The Thirst of Hearts, Molly Ivors in The Dead (Soulpepper Theatre). Other: Director of Richard the Second (Secret Shakespeare), Seams (SummerWorks). Director and co-developer of How We Are; associate director of Blackbird (Artscape); assistant director of The Dead (Soulpepper). Training: Soulpepper Academy, Dome Theatre. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award recipient, Brian Cloutte Memorial Bursary. Online: @MikaelaLily. Et cetera: "Whether you think you can or you can't - you're right."

    Portrait of Tim Campbell
    Tim Campbell

    2017: Alcibiades in Timon of Athens, Lollio in The Changeling and The Police Officer in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Ninth season. Stratford (selected): Chris Keller in All My Sons,Bunny,Macbeth (twice), Hamlet (twice), Julius Caesar, The Tempest, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Henry IV (1), Henry IV (2), Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida. Elsewhere: Credits include Venus in Fur (ATP); Twelve Angry Men, Death of a Salesman, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Soulpepper); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.); Private Lives (Chicago Shakespeare). Film/TV: Reign, Republic of Doyle, Warehouse 13, Nikita, The L.A. Complex, Saving Hope, Deadly Hope, The Firm, Lost Girl, Against the Wall, Combat Hospital, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Killshot, Hollywoodland. Awards: Dora Award, Best Ensemble (Twelve Angry Men). Past recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Guthrie Award (for outstanding contribution to the Stratford Festival).

    Portrait of Cyrus Lane
    Cyrus Lane

    2017: Ventidius, First Bandit in Timon of Athens, Alsemero in The Changeling and The Sewer-Worker in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Sixth season. Stratford: Macbeth, As You Like It, Bunny, The Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, Peter Pan, King of Thieves, Cymbeline, Wanderlust. Elsewhere: TomorrowLove (Outside the March); Twelve Angry Men (Soulpepper); The De Chardin Project (Passe Muraille); Tin Drum (UnSpun Theatre); RIFLES (Next Stage Festival); Passion Play (Convergence, Outside the March, Sheep No Wool); Rock 'n' Roll, Habeas Corpus, Take Me Out, Sweeney Todd, Amadeus (Canadian Stage); Blood Brothers (Theatre Aquarius); Kiss of the Spider Woman (Talk Is Free); You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (YPT). TV:Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, The Summit. Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Awards: Two Dora Awards (Ensemble - Passion Play, Twelve Angry Men). Online: Twitter: @CyrusALane. Beethoven Blog: Et cetera: Love to Joanne and Eliza XO.  

    Portrait of Rodrigo Beilfuss
    Rodrigo Beilfuss
    Tomazo de Piracquo

    2017: Jeweller in Timon of Athens, Tomazo de Piracquo in The Changeling and A Small Investor in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Second season. Stratford: Young Siward in Macbeth, Frank Lubey in All My Sons, Fellow Countryman in The Aeneid. Elsewhere (selected): Hamlet (Bravura Theatre), Sea Wall (Theatre by the River), The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in the Ruins), The Winter's Tale (Tom-Tom), The Merchant of Venice (SIR), Measure for Measure (LAMDA), Six Characters in Search of an Author, Richard III, Dido Queen of Carthage, As You Like It (BCCT). Director: Lungs, Cock, Generous and Bull (TBTR), Private Lives (assistant director - RMTC). Training: The University of Winnipeg, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Online:; @RBeilfuss. Et cetera: There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state? - Lord Byron. 

    Portrait of David Collins
    David Collins

    2017: Old Athenian, Second Senator in Timon of Athens, Vermandero in The Changeling and The Baron in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Ninth season. Stratford: Macbeth, As You Like It, The Hypochondriac, The Adventures of Pericles, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, Caesar and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Shakuntala (Premiere Dance Theatre); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Mirvish); The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Donut City (Canadian Stage); Pusha Man, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Passe Muraille); Top Gun the Musical (Factory Theatre/N.Y.C.); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Action); founding member, Obsidian Theatre Company. Film/TV: Watch Dogs 2, 12 Monkeys, Jean of the Joneses, Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, The Firm, ReGenesis, Owning Mahowny, The Incredible Hulk, MVP, Warehouse 13, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, XIII. Training: MFA, York University. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award. Dora nominations: Twilight Café, The America Play.

    Portrait of Ijeoma Emesowum
    Ijeoma Emesowum

    2017: Phrynia, Cupid, Second Stranger in Timon of Athens, Diaphanta in The Changeling and The First Lady in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Fourth season. Stratford: Gentlewoman in Macbeth, Phebe in As You Like It, Third Doctor, La Troupe de Molière in The Hypochondriac, Maria in Love's Labour's Lost, Jackie Coryton in Hay Fever, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Antony and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Five seasons with the Shaw Festival including Major Barbara, Serious Money, Ragtime, The Admirable Crichton, The Women, The Devil's Disciple, Born Yesterday, Binti's Journey (Theatre Direct); The Aftermath (Nightwood Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in High Park, Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Antony and Cleopatra, Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth (Stratford Festival HD). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre; BFA, University of Windsor. Online: Twitter: @UsoIje. Et cetera: "Love and thanks to my family and Jake."

    Portrait of Jacklyn Francis
    Jacklyn Francis
    2017: Timandra, First Stranger in Timon of Athens, Sibylle, The Flower Seller in The Madwoman of Chaillot and appears in The Changeling. Fifth 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 and TV: Murdoch Mysteries, Rookie BlueFlashpoint, 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 Jessica B. Hill
    Jessica B. Hill
    2017: Philota, Lucullus's Friend in Timon of Athens, Isabella in The Changeling and The Second Lady in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Third season. Stratford: Lydia Lubey (All My Sons), Lola (Bunny), Dame Pliant (The Alchemist). Birmingham Conservatory: Duchess of York/Richard (Richard III), Paulina (The Winter's Tale). Elsewhere: Ilona in The Play's the Thing, Petra in An Enemy of the People (Segal Centre); Les Zinspirés 2.0 (Théâtre français de Toronto); Lena Horne in Joe Louis: An American Romance (Infinithéâtre); Holly in The Lady Smith (Black Theatre Workshop); Scapin, Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre); Tamora in Titus Andronicus (Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company); Jehanne in Jehanne of the Witches (Tableau d'hôte). Film/TV: 30 vies (Radio-Canada); The Battle of Wills (Informaction). Training: Birmingham Conservatory; McGill University; Dawson College. Awards: Mary Savidge Award (2016); Elsa Bolam Award (2006); Brian Cloutte Award (2005). Online: Et cetera: "Love and gratitude to my family and friends."
    Portrait of Zara Jestadt
    Zara Jestadt
    2017: Caphis in Timon of Athens, The Third Lady in The Madwoman of Chaillot and appears in The Changeling. Stratford debut. 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 Josh Johnston
    Josh Johnston
    2017: Lucillius, Second Bandit in Timon of Athens, The Handyman in The Madwoman of Chaillot and appears in The Changeling. Third season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost. Directors' Workshop Presentation: Coriolanus in Coriolanus. Birmingham Conservatory: Richmond in Richard III, Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Young Shepherd in The Winter's Tale. Elsewhere (selected): Sebastian in Who's Under Where? (Lighthouse Festival Theatre); Giri in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (red light district); Sebastian in Twelfth Night (Unit 102); Kenzie in Fleeto (Tiny Room). Film: Joey in Chickens (Moir Movies); Stephen in The Silver Chevy (Sheridan College). Training: BFA in Acting, York University; Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Michael Mawson Award. "Her very silence is the still centre of this turning world."
    Portrait of Qasim Khan
    Qasim Khan
    Alonzo de Piracquo
    2017: Merchant, Third Bandit in Timon of Athens, Alonzo de Piracquo in The Changeling and The Shoelace Peddler in The Madwoman of ChaillotElsewhere: Hamlet, All's Well That Ends Well, Das Ding (Canadian Stage); Alligator Pie,Animal Farm, The Crucible, The Royal Comedians, Dirt (Soulpepper); Alice Through the Looking-Glass,Anne of Green Gables, workshop of A Misfortune (Charlottetown Festival); Beneath The Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct); A Craigslist Cantata (Acting Up/ATP/Citadel/NAC); Shannon 10:40 (Videofag); workshops of Later I Can Tell You About Jesus, United Nathans (Studio 180) and Acha Bacha (Theatre Passe Muraille). Film/TV: Riftworld Chronicles, Nikita, Saving Hope, Dan for Mayor, Little Mosque.Training: Soulpepper Academy, University of Toronto/Sheridan. Et cetera: Dora Award nominee and winner (Banyan Tree); International Actor Fellow of Shakespeare's Globe. Huge thank-you to Robyn and the AMI family; Beth, Jackie, Stephen, Donna; Aysha and Family, Matt, friends for their love, and his beautiful Mum. Follow @theqasimkhan.
    Portrait of Robert King
    Robert King

    2017: Lucius in Timon of Athens, Dr. Jadin in The Madwoman of Chaillot and appears in The Changeling. 24th season. Stratford: Macbeth, All My Sons, Hamlet, Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Richard II, Cymbeline, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Merry Wives of Windsor, Dream, Pericles, Henry V, Henry VI, Shoemakers' Holiday, Treasure Island, Count of Monte Cristo, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Grapes of Wrath, Home, Of Mice and Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Ah, Wilderness!, Quiet in the Land, The Donnellys. Elsewhere: A Wind in the Willows Christmas, The Yalta Game, Afterplay, Falling: A Wake (Alternative Theatre Works); Bolsheviki (world première, Infinithéâtre/ATW); Owen, The Melville Boys (world première, TNB); Blyth Festival, five seasons: I'll Be Back Before Midnight, Garrison's Garage, Country Hearts. Et cetera: A proud "Domie" - Dawson College's Dome Theatre program. Robert lives in Stratford with his wife, Peggy, and children, Mary and Lawrence.

    Portrait of Josue Laboucane
    Josue Laboucane

    2017: Poet in Timon of Athens, A Nasty Man in The Madwoman of Chaillot and appears in The Changeling. Fifth season. Stratford: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Othello. Birmingham Conservatory: Twelfth Night (Robin Phillips); Private Lives (Christopher Newton); Hamlet (Stephen Ouimette); Love's Labour's Lost (Martha Henry). Elsewhere: Henry VI in Henry VI: Wars of the Roses, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Timon of Athens (Vancouver's Bard on the Beach); The East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement); The Exquisite Hour (Relephant); The Wizard of Oz, Seussical (Carousel); The Emperor's New Threads (Axis). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, Studio 58, Canadian National Voice Intensive. Awards: One Jessie Award; Sydney J. Risk Award. Et cetera: Josue also loves teaching, directing and mask-making. Twitter: @josuelaboucane

    Portrait of Mike Nadajewski
    Mike Nadajewski
    2017: Painter in Timon of Athens, Jasperino in The Changeling and The Street Singer in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Eighth season. Stratford: Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shakespeare in Love, The Aeneid, The Physicists, Hamlet, Peter Sellars's A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar (also Broadway), Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, As You Like It, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (also Mirvish). Elsewhere: George in Sunday in the Park with George (Talk Is Free Theatre); Emcee in Cabaret (Manitoba Theatre Centre). Other credits include productions with Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Western Canada Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, Charlottetown Festival, Talk Is Free Theatre (co-founder), and three seasons with the Shaw Festival. Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Online: @mikenadajewski.
    Portrait of Gareth Potter
    Gareth Potter

    2017: First Senator in Timon of Athens, Antonio in The Changeling and The Lifeguard in The Madwoman of Chaillot. 14th season. Stratford: Peter (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), Aeneas (The Aeneid), Thom (The Last Wife), Sandy Tyrell (Hay Fever), Lodovico (Othello), Don John (Much Ado About Nothing), Dauphin (Henry V), Richmond (Richard III), Hosanna (Hosanna), Ferdinand (The Tempest), Proteus (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Malcolm (Macbeth) (twice), Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Nathaniel (Love's Labour's Lost), Edgar (King Lear), Gratiano (The Merchant of Venice), Pierrot (Don Juan), Cromwell (Henry VIII). Elsewhere: Thom (The Last Wife) (Soulpepper); Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet) (MTC); Clown (The 39 Steps) (Globe); Simon/Wahab (Scorched) (Citadel/Tarragon); Pierrot (Don Juan) (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde); Narrator (The Rape of Lucrece) (Theatre Ste. Catherine); Henry V (Henry V) (Gravy Bath). Training: NTS, John Abbott College, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Michael Mawson Award, Chalmers Training Award. Et cetera:  "Much love to Sarah and my girls."


    Portrait of Michael Spencer-Davis
    Michael Spencer-Davis

    2017: Flavius in Timon of Athens, Alibius in The Changeling and Martial, The Waiter in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Seventh season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid,Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds,Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Richard III, Titus Andronicus,Julius Caesar, Bartholomew Fair, Shakespeare's Universe. Elsewhere: Art (Grand Theatre); Hound of The Baskervilles, Robin Hood (Globe Theatre); The Castle (Storefront); ThePitmen Painters, Boeing Boeing (Theatre Aquarius); Vigil, Lawrence and Holloman (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Having Hope at Home (Neptune); Twelfth Night, The Tempest (Hartford Stage); Innocence Lost (Centaur/NAC); Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Calgary/NAC); The Lonely Diner (Blyth Festival); Putnam County Spelling Bee (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (NAC); Medea (Manitoba Theatre Centre/Mirvish); Macbeth, Othello (NAC/Citadel); The Elephant Man, Heaven (Canadian Stage); The Real Thing, Humble Boy (MTC); As You Like It, Einstein's Gift (Citadel).

    Portrait of Rylan Wilkie
    Rylan Wilkie

    2017: Lucullus in Timon of Athens, Pedro in The Changeling and The Broker in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Fourth season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The HypochondriacPericlesThe AlchemistThe PhysicistsChristina, The Girl KingAlice Through the Looking-GlassKing JohnElsewhere: Lion in Winter (Grand); Am I Not King? (Zone 41); Enron  (Theatre Calgary); Beyond the Farm ShowHaving Hope at Home  (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); Blue Planet (YPT); MacbethMother CourageA Midsummer Night's Dream (Caravan Farm); A Doll's House (Globe); East of BerlinThe December ManAround the World in 80 DaysShakespeare's DogThe Blue Light  (ATP); Three Tall Women (MTC). Film/TV: HomefrontBlue SmokeThe Secret of the NutcrackerSee This MovieTraining: NTS. Awards:  Stratford's 2014 John Hirsch Award; Dora, Betty and META nominations; Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent in BrixtonEt cetera: "Much love to KP and my family."


    Jackie Maxwell
    2017: Director of The Changeling. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Jackie recently finished 14 seasons as Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival. Favourite productions directed there include Sweeney Todd, Uncle Vanya, The Divine (world première), Juno and the Paycock, Major Barbara, Come Back Little Sheba, Ragtime, Age of Arousal and Saint Joan. Jackie has directed at many theatres across Canada including Tarragon Theatre, Canadian Stage, Charlottetown Festival, Theatre Calgary, Mirvish Productions and St. John's LSPU Hall, and in the United States at Chicago Shakespeare and Arena Stage Washington, D.C., where she most recently directed Watch on the Rhine. She was Artistic Director of Factory Theatre, 1987-1995. She is the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal, 2016 Order of Ontario and two honorary Doctorates. Upcoming projects include directing The Humans at Citadel Theatre/Canadian Stage and teaching at the National Theatre School.
    Camellia Koo
    Set Designer
    2017: Set designer of The Changeling. Second season. Stratford: Oedipus Rex.Elsewhere: Set design for The Stepmother, In Good King Charles's Golden Days, Peace in Our Time, The Sea; set and costume design for Trifles, Lady from the Sea, The Adventures of The Black Girl in Her Search for God (Shaw Festival). Designs for East of Berlin,A God in Need of Help (Tarragon); The Wanderers (Cahoots); Rocking Horse Winner (Tapestry New Opera); Macbeth (Minnesota Opera); Tales of Hoffmann (Edmonton Opera); Maria Stuarda, Simon Boccanegra (Pacific Opera Victoria); The Lighthouse (Boston Lyric Opera); The Turn of the Screw, Pelléas et Mélisande (Against the Grain). Training: Ryerson University, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Awards: Six Dora Awards, Sterling Award, Chalmers Award, 2006 Siminovitch Protégé Award, 2016 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design
    Judith Bowden
    Costume Designer
    2017: Costume designer of The Changeling. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Current design work includes set and costume design for Saint Joan at the Shaw Festival, where Judith has designed for the past 16 seasons. Recent Shaw designs include Sweeney Todd and Peter and the Starcatcher, and costume design for Cabaret. Other recent design credits include costumes for Watch on the Rhine, My Fair Lady and The Music Man for Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., set and costume designs for Chimerica for Canadian Stage and Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Other Place and London Road for Canadian Stage, Cloud 9 for Mirvish Productions and Top Girls for Soulpepper Theatre. She has worked for a number of regional theatres across Canada, including Pacific Opera Victoria, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, National Arts Centre and Prairie Theatre Exchange.
    Bonnie Beecher
    Lighting Designer
     2017: Lighting designer of The Changeling. Eighth season. Stratford: Lighting designer: John Gabriel Borkman, Hosanna, Of Mice and Men, The Duchess of Malfi, Ghosts, Henry V, Timon of Athens, Pride and Prejudice. Other Theatre: Designs for National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Stage, Shaw, Tarragon, Opera New Zealand, Mannheim Opera, Kevin O'Day Ballet - Mannheim, National Arts Centre, Dutch National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballett im Revier (Germany), Stuttgart Ballett, Dortmund Ballett, Ballet Flanders (Antwerp), Ballet du Rhin (Mulhouse, France) and Opera Atelier. Recent Productions: Salome (Stuttgart Ballett), Petite Ceremonie (State Ballet of Georga, Tbisili), Vital Unrest (Ballett im Revier, Germany), It's a Wonderful Life (Soulpepper), Art (The Grand), Riel (Canadian Opera). Awards: 15 Dora nominations, two Dora Awards.
    Debashis Sinha
    Composer and Sound Designer
    2017: Composer and sound designer of Treasure Island and The Changeling. Second season. Stratford:  Composer and sound designer for Breath of Kings; sound designer of The Aeneid. Elsewhere: Numerous sound and music credits for Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Soulpepper Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Theatre Centre, Pleiades, Project Humanity, Tribal Crackling Wind, inDance and others; appearances at Madrid Abierto, Banff Centre, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Guelph Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium, ISEA, Music Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario and other venues. Radio/Recordings: Radio works broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur, ORF Kunstradio, Radio National España, Banff New Media Institute, NAISA; numerous solo recordings, audio artworks, and audiovisual and live cinema projects. Awards: Dora Awards for Original Music and Sound for Crash (Theatre Passe Muraille) and We Are Proud to Present… (Theatre Centre/Why Not Theatre), XIV Radio Works Prize (Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporanea). Online:
    John Stead
    Fight Director
     2017: Fight director of Twelfth NightGuys and Dolls, HMS PinaforeRomeo and Juliet, Timon of AthensTreasure IslandThe School for ScandalThe Changeling, BakkhaiThe Virgin Trial, Tartuffe, The Breathing Hole, The Madwoman of Chaillot and The Komagata Maru Incident24th season. Stratford: Fight director, 200+ productions. Elsewhere: 500+ productions, including 16 seasons with Shaw Festival. Film Director: Cyborg Soldier, Troubled Waters, Good Morning Tomorrow, The Waking, The Hot Flash, End Game, Charon's Obal. TV Director: Dark Matter, Bitten, The Bobby Buck Show, XIII, Lost Girl, Earth: Final Conflict, Tracker, Mutant X, The Dresden Files, The Adventures of Sinbad. 400+ film/TV credits as stunt coordinator/action director. Awards: Award of Excellence (Canadian International Film Festival); Genre Award for Best Suspense (BNFF); Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award, Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford); Judges' Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival); Best Short Award nominee (Directors' Guild of Canada). Online:; IMDB:
    Valerie Moore
    Movement Director
    2017: Movement director for Twelfth Night and The Changeling. Stratford: Choreography for Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Cherry Orchard, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost. Shaw Festival (selected): Sweeney Todd, Peter and the Starcatcher, Ragtime, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, director of Follies: In Concert. Elsewhere (selected): Directed Rufus Wainwright's Gentlemen Prefer Broadway; Side by Side by Sondheim; Rock and Roll; Dancing in Poppies; Little Shop of Horrors; Cabaret; Berlin to Broadway; Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Choreography (selected): Anything That Moves; Pal Joey; Assassins. Film/TV: Choreographic consultant for So You Think You Can Dance Canada; Sugar Time for HBO; Jim Carrey's Unnatural Acts. Teaching: Stratford Festival's Birmingham Conservatory for nine years.
    Anita Nittoly
    Associate Fight Director
    2017: Associate fight director of Twelfth NightGuys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of AthensTreasure IslandThe School for ScandalThe Changeling, Bakkhai and The Virgin Trial Second season. Stratford: Assistant fight director: The Three Musketeers, Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, Blithe Spirit, Othello, Measure for Measure, Mary Stuart. Film/TV: Lead stunt double in Dark Matter, stunt actor in KIN; other stunt credits include 12 Monkeys, Ransom, Reign, The Strain. Elsewhere: Fight director and stage combat instructor at the National Theatre School in Montreal.
    Michelle Boulet
    Assistant Director
    2017: Assistant director of The Changeling. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Director: King LearHenry V and Romeo and Juliet provincial tour (Shakespeare in the Ruins). Assistant Director: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bard on the Beach), The Glass Menagerie (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Etienne  (Theatre Projects Manitoba). Et cetera: Michelle is the current Co-Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Ruins and the Co-Director of the musical group The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir. Apparently she like the "co-"s.
    Judy Farthing
    Stage Manager
    2017: Stage manager of The Changeling. Third season. Stratford: Stage manager of Breath of Kings: Redemption and Oedipus Rex. Elsewhere: 17 seasons with the Shaw Festival, production stage manager from 2003 to 2011. Favourite productions with the Shaw Festival include My Fair Lady, Gypsy, You Can't Take It With You, Detective Story, All My Sons, Chaplin, The Madras House, Man and Superman, Peter Pan and Lady Windermere's Fan. Numerous productions with The Grand Theatre, most recently Joni Mitchell: River. Productions with Drayton Entertainment, Canadian Stage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Mirvish Productions, National Arts Centre, Blyth Festival, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre.
    Katie Honek
    Assistant Stage Manager

    2017: Assistant stage manager of Timon of Athens, The Changeling and The Komagata Maru Incident. Fourth season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of As You Like It and John Gabriel Borkman. Apprentice stage manager of Alice Through the Looking-Glass and A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play. Production assistant of the Avon Theatre and of the 2013 Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction Directors' Workshop Presentation. Elsewhere: Assistant stage manager: Tafelmusik; Dance Weekend 2013-2015 (Dance Ontario); Treehouse TV's Big Day Out (Paquin Entertainment). Apprentice stage manager: Wormwood, Sextet (Tarragon Theatre); Pirates of Penzance, Tuesdays with Morrie (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Orpheus & Eurydice (Opera Atelier); Free Outgoing (Nightwood Theatre). Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (2014).

    Janine Ralph
    Assistant Stage Manager/Production Stage Manager
    2017: Production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre and assistant stage manager of The Changeling. 27th season. Stratford: Last season Janine was production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre and also stage-managed John Gabriel Borkman. Past credits include stage manager of a variety of productions at the Festival, Tom Patterson and Avon theatres and the Masonic Hall. Elsewhere: Janine has stage-managed for Talk Is Free Theatre, Barrie. She stage-managed 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.
    Sean Miller
    Apprentice Stage Manager
    2017: Apprentice stage manager of The Changeling. Second season. Stratford: Tom Patterson Theatre production assistant (2016 season). Elsewhere: Apprentice stage manager: Million Dollar Quartet (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); It Comes in Waves (Bluemouth/Necessary Angel); Therefore, Choose Life (Harold Green Jewish Theatre). Stage manager: The Numbers Game (Storefront Theatre/The Pulp Collective); Bitchcraft (Pure Carbon); Beautiful Man (Groundwater Productions/SummerWorks). Training: Humber, Theatre Production. Et cetera: Thanks and love to Warren, Louise and Dory, Henza and Steve, family and friends.


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