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Tom Patterson Theatre
May 8 – September 22 |
Opens June 2


by William Shakespeare
Director Stephen Ouimette


Timon’s compulsive generosity makes him the most popular man in Athens – until his funds run out. Now, embittered by ingratitude, what will he do when his city comes under attack?

Production support is generously provided by Cec & Linda Rorabeck.

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



    Portrait of Joseph Ziegler
    Joseph Ziegler

    2017: Timon in Timon of Athens and Sir Oliver Surface in The School for Scandal. 10th season. Stratford: Macbeth, All My Sons, John Gabriel Borkman, 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: Founding member of Soulpepper, where he has directed and acted in many plays: Our Town, Death of a Salesman and A Christmas Carol. Shaw Festival, as actor and director of plays such as When We Are Married, Harvey, Major Barbara and Widowers' Houses.

    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 Ben Carlson
    Ben Carlson

    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 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 Rodrigo Beilfuss
    Rodrigo Beilfuss

    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
    Old Athenian, Second Senator

    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 Mikaela Davies
    Mikaela Davies
    Third Stranger

    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 Ijeoma Emesowum
    Ijeoma Emesowum
    Phrynia, Cupid, Second Stranger

    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
    Timandra, First Stranger
    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 Sébastien Heins
    Sébastien Heins
    2017: Servilius in Timon of Athens and Charles Surface in The School for Scandal. Second season. Stratford: Aumerle, Prince John in Breath of Kings: Rebellion; Prince John, Mouldy, Le Fer in Breath of Kings: Redemption. Elsewhere (selected): Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera (b current/represented by FOX Entertainment Agency); Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Outside the March/Crow's/Starvox); Mr. Marmalade (Outside the March); The Lion King (Mirvish). Film/TV: CTV's The Listener, SuperChannel's Darknet, CBC's Cracked. Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Tullio Cedraschi Award at NTS, Toronto Urban Film Festival's City Stories Award for Her Chance to Dream, Best Emerging Artist Award at United Solo Festival in N.Y.C. Online: @sebastienheins; Et cetera: Sébastien dedicates this season to curiosity. He thanks his family, friends, colleagues, and incredible partner, Dasha, for making his life as an artist an epic adventure every day.
    Portrait of Jessica B. Hill
    Jessica B. Hill
    Philota, Lucullus's Friend
    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
    Lucillius, Second Bandit
    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 Omar Alex Khan
    Omar Alex Khan
    2017: Sempronius in Timon of Athens, Trip in The School for Scandal and William Hopkinson in The Komagata Maru Incident. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: As You Like It, Titus Andronicus  (Canadian Stage/Shakespeare in High Park); Glengarry Glen Ross, The Seafarer, Romeo and Juliet,Black Coffee (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); The Kite Runner (Theatre Calgary/Citadel); Richard III,The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Ruins); Three Sisters, Iceland (Theatre Projects Manitoba); Betrayal (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); Pygmalion (Montgomery/Watermark); Moonlight and Magnolias (Prairie Theatre Exchange); The Wanderers (Cahoots). Film/TV: The Strain,Remedy, Killjoys, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Less Than Kind, Jack, Wrath of Grapes: Don Cherry II.Online: @omaralexkhan. Et cetera: Thank you to the Pussycat, for everything.
    Portrait of Qasim Khan
    Qasim Khan
    Merchant, Third Bandit
    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 Cyrus Lane
    Cyrus Lane
    Ventidius, First Bandit

    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 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
    First Senator

    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 Tyrone Savage
    Tyrone Savage
    2017: Flaminius in Timon of Athens, Joseph Surface in The School for Scandal and Georg in The Komagata Maru Incident. Sixth season. Stratford: George Hastings (She Stoops to Conquer), Simon Bliss (Hay Fever), Lorenzo (The Merchant of Venice), Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet), Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing), The Diary of Anne Frank, Oedipus Rex, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Three Musketeers, Henry V,  Grapes of Wrath.Elsewhere: Co-creator, director and actor in the Toronto Theatre Critics/Dora Award-winning Chasse-Galerie,Stag and Doe (Neptune Theatre); Plucked (SummerWorks); Wait Until Dark, Howie the Rookie, The Zoo Story (Storefront/Red One Theatre); The Bear, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Arcadia, A Musical Called Robin Hood. Directing: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Shrew (Red One). Film/TV: Reign, Wind at My Back, Instant Star, Total Drama Island, RedwallTraining: Birmingham Conservatory, Circle in the Square. Online: Twitter: @savageuponavon.
    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."


    Stephen Ouimette
    2017: Director of Timon of Athens. Director: Birmingham Conservatory. 23rd season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Waiting for Godot, Twelfth Night, The Homecoming, The Importance of Being Earnest, All's Well That Ends Well, The Tempest, King John, No Exit, Hamlet, Richard III, Amadeus, Julius Caesar. Director: Timon of Athens (2004). Elsewhere: The Iceman Cometh, directed by Robert Falls (Goodman Theatre, 2012; BAM, 2015); The Alchemist (Yale Rep); Endgame (NAC); Troilus and Cressida, The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare); La Bête, directed by Matthew Warchus (Broadway/West End); leading roles across Canada. Film/TV: Mentors, I Was a Rat, After Alice, Conspiracy of Silence, The Adjuster, Firing Squad. Awards: Gemini (Slings and Arrows), Blizzard (Heater), Doras (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Seven Stories, B Movie: The Play), Ottawa Critics Circle (I Am My Own Wife), Sterling (La Bête).
    Dana Osborne
     2017: Costume designer of Guys and Dolls and designer of Timon of Athens. 17th season. Stratford: Costume designer of 18 productions including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Set and costume designer: Henry IV, Part 1. Elsewhere: Recent credits: Androcles and the Lion (Shaw); Bed and Breakfast (Centaur); The Barber of Seville (Pacific Opera/Opéra de Québec); Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Soulpepper); Blithe Spirit, You are Here (Thousand Islands); Joni Mitchell - River (Grand). Awards: Two Dora Awards for Costume Design, 2012 recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design. Online:


    Kimberly Purtell
    Lighting Designer
    2017: Lighting designer of Timon of Athens, The Virgin Trial and The Madwoman of Chaillot. Ninth season. Stratford: Breath of Kings: Rebellion, Breath of Kings: Redemption, Bunny, The Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, The Last Wife, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Man of La Mancha, Christina, The Girl King, Waiting for Godot, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Little Years, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Elsewhere: The Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, Mirvish Productions, National Arts Centre and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Theatre Calgary, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Necessary Angel, Studio 180, Crow's Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Philadelphia, Edmonton Opera, among many others. Awards: Pauline McGibbon Award, three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and a Montreal English Theatre Award.
    Thomas Ryder Payne
    Sound Designer
    2017: Sound designer of Timon of Athens, The School for Scandal and Tartuffe. Ninth season. Stratford: Macbeth, The Hypochondriac, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Alchemist, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem, Othello, The Matchmaker, The Little Years. Elsewhere: Designs for BIBT, Soulpepper, Shaw, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Factory, Theatre Passe Muraille, NAC, Blyth Festival, RMTC, Theatre Calgary, GCTC, Volcano, Nightwood, Modern Times, Aluna, Crow's and many others. Film: Blood Harvest, Hero.Traitor.Patriot, Alegra & Jim, Robert's Circle.Training: Studied composition with James Tenney, Honours BA, York University. Awards: 17 nominations and two Dora Awards for Sound Design and Composition. Et cetera: Started as a songwriter with a four-track tape machine and still endlessly fascinated with the storytelling possibilities of layered sound.
    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:
    Adrienne Gould
    Movement Director
    2017: Movement director of Timon of Athens and professional development program movement coach. 12th season. Stratford (selected): Ophelia in Hamlet ('08/'15), Miranda in The Tempest, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, Yasmin in Pentecost, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Regina in Ghosts, Phebe in As You Like It, Dot in The Swanne (part 3), Jaquenetta in Love's Labour's Lost, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, Freddy in Tempest-Tost, Margot in The Diary of Anne Frank. Elsewhere: The Matchmaker (director Nicholas Martin), The Rivals (director Roger Rees) (Williamstown Theater Festival); The Butter and Egg Man (American Stage Company); Love's Labour's Lost (NAC); Buried Child (NAC/Segal Centre); Einstein's Gift, Ed's Garage and Other Desert Cities (Grand Theatre). Film/TV: Hamlet, The Lady in Question and Nikita. Recordings: Timothy Goes to School. Training: North Carolina School of the Arts, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Mary Savidge Award. Et cetera: I love you, Jonny G.
    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.
    Jonathan Seinen
    Assistant Director
    2017: Assistant director of Timon of Athens. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Directing: Black Boys (Saga Collectif/Buddies in Bad Times/tour); Oblique Strategies (Studio 58 Theatre School); Charisma Furs (SummerWorks/tour); Unknown Soldier (SummerWorks, also playwright); This Must Be the Place (Theatre Passe Muraille/Architect); Deathwatch (lemonTree). Acting: Body Politic (lemonTree/Buddies); Liberation Days (Theatre Calgary); A God In Need of Help (Tarragon); As You Like It (Citadel); Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show (Architect/TPM/tour). Training: Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre, National Theatre School, University of Alberta. Online:; @JonathanSeinen. Et cetera: Jonathan is Co-Artistic Producer of Architect Theatre, Artistic Associate with lemonTree creations, and founding member of Saga Collectif. He was Artist-In-Residence with the frank theatre company in 2016 and is currently a participant in the Canadian Stage RBC Emerging Artist Program: Director Development Residency.
    Michael Hart
    Stage Manager

    2017: Stage manager of Timon of Athens and The Madwoman of Chaillot. 21st season. Stratford: The Adventures of Pericles,Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, The Importance of Being Earnest and King Lear, both starring Brian Bedford, The Taming of the Shrew, A Delicate Balance, The Duchess of Malfi, The Liar, Fallen Angels, The Swanne: George III (The Death of Cupid), The Swanne: Princess Charlotte (The Acts of Venus), The Swanne: Queen Victoria (The Seduction of Nemesis), High-Gravel-Blind, Eternal Hydra. Elsewhere: 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); Einstein's Gift (Grand); Hamlet (Neptune).

    Holly Korhonen
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2017: Assistant stage manager of Timon of Athens and The Madwoman of Chaillot. 16th season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Little Night Music, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Blithe Spirit, Mary Stuart, Charlie Brown, The Pirates of Penzance, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Misanthrope, Kiss Me, Kate, Dangerous Liaisons, The Importance of Being Earnest, Ever Yours, Oscar, Cabaret, My One and Only, The Comedy of Errors, South Pacific, Oliver!, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Edward II, The Count of Monte Cristo, Anything Goes, Henry VI. Stage manager: Birmingham Conservatory, 2006, 2007. Awards: Recipient of the Tanya Award and three Guthrie Awards. Et cetera: Holly would like to thank her partner, Steve, and their children, Jennica and Jackson, for all their love and support.
    Melissa Veal
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2017: Assistant stage manager of Timon of Athens. 12th season. Stratford: After spending many years as a stage manager and assistant stage manager, Melissa spent 10 seasons in the wig department at the Festival. This past winter she had the honour to serve as the coordinator of the 2016-2017 Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre under directors Stephen Ouimette and Martha Henry. Thank you to all the teachers and coaches, and especially the acting company. Elsewhere: For the past 11 years, she has been the wig and makeup designer at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she garnered two Jeff Awards for Artistic Specialization and Wig and Makeup Design. Awards: She is the recipient of four Guthrie Awards including the Jack Hutt Humanitarian Award. Et cetera: Melissa dedicates this season to Winston Morgan. Love and gratitude for all her family.
    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
    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.


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