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May 4 – November 8 |
Opens June 2


Based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee
Dramatized by Christopher Sergel
Director Nigel Shawn Williams


Justice is pitted against bigotry when white lawyer Atticus Finch defends a falsely accused black man, Tom Robinson.

House Program: To Kill a Mockingbird

This production contains racial images and language that some may find offensive. Strobe lights and gunshots are used during the performance

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2018 publicity photography by Clay Stang – The Garden 



    Portrait of Jonathan Goad
    Jonathan Goad
    Atticus Finch
    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
    Jean Louise Finch
    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 Matthew G. Brown
    Matthew G. Brown
    Tom Robinson
    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
    Heck Tate

    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 Jonelle Gunderson
    Jonelle Gunderson
    Mayella Ewell
    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 Randy Hughson
    Randy Hughson
    Bob Ewell

    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 Sophia Walker
    Sophia Walker
     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 Joseph Ziegler
    Joseph Ziegler
    Judge Taylor

    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
    Mrs. Dubose
    2018: Lady Markby in An Ideal Husband, Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird and Cicero, Volumnius in Julius Caesar. Eighth season. Stratford: Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Gabrielle, the Madwoman of Saint-Sulpice, in The Madwoman of Chaillot, Diana in, and lyricist of, The Adventures of Pericles, Goneril in King Lear, Audrey in As You Like It. Elsewhere: Multiple characters in Chris Abraham's production of Seeds, Queen Marguerite in Exit the King, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Philaminte in The Learned Ladies, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hermione in The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost, Emilia in Othello, Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Part 2 and Mistress Quickly/Alice in Henry V (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). In addition to acting, Ms Adler is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning lyricist.
    Portrait of Peter Bailey
    Peter Bailey
    2018: Mr. Barford in An Ideal Husband and appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: A World Without Shadows, The Wilberforce Hotel (Blyth Festival); Come Good Rain, A Raisin in the Sun (Black Theatre Workshop); Wise Women (b current); Gas Girls (New Harlem Productions); Romeo and Juliet (Canadian Stage); West Indian Diaries (Ground Zero Productions); A Man A Fish (Persephone Theatre); Nightmare Dream (IFT Theatre); The Enchanted Loom, Other Side of the Game (Cahoots Theatre). Film/TV: A Winter Tale, Saving Hope, Killjoys. Training: Humber College: Theatre Performance. Et cetera: Peter dedicates this season to Mom, Aunt Cynthia, Marcia, Janet, Sandra, Shianne, Ebony, Venetia, Aliya, Cristian, Victoria, Jama, Michelle and Ash.
    Portrait of Déjah Dixon-Green
    Déjah Dixon-Green
     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
    Stephanie Crawford
    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 Michelle Giroux
    Michelle Giroux
    Maudie Atkinson
    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 Jordin Hall
    Jordin Hall
    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
    Mr. Gilmer

    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 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 Ron Kennell
    Ron Kennell
    Court Clerk
    2018: Mason in An Ideal Husband, Court Clerk in To Kill a Mockingbird and appears in Julius CaesarStratford: Cymbeline, Timon, King John, Merchant of Venice, Henry IV, The Duchess of Malfi, Brothers Karamazov, Orpheus Descending, The Swanne, Agamemnon. Elsewhere: Lear (Groundling), The Boat (TNB/Neptune), Mr. New Year's Eve (Blyth), The Maids (Buddies in Bad Times), Mother Courage,St. Carmen of The Main (NAC), Death of the King, Macbeth, Aurash (Modern Times), Monsieur D'Eon is a Woman (Pea Green), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Dr. Cabbie (screenplay), Reveille (writer, director, producer), Leaving Turtleford (director), Pompeii, Hemlock Grove, Gangland Undercover, Mutant X, La Femme Nikita. Training: George Brown Theatre School. Awards: Two Dora nominations - Best Actor; Harold Award. Online: Twitter @iscribe. Et cetera: Member of Cirque du Soleil roster. Children's book The Queen and The Rock coming soon. Undisclosed Ubisoft project, role TBD.
    Portrait of Robert King
    Robert King
    Link Deas

    2018: Phipps in An Ideal Husband and Link Deas in To Kill a Mockingbird. 25th season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Changeling, Macbeth, All My Sons, Hamlet, Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Richard II, Cymbeline, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Merry Wives of Windsor, Dream, Pericles, Henry V, Henry VI, Shoemakers' Holiday, Treasure Island, Count of Monte Cristo, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Grapes of Wrath, Home, Of Mice and Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Ah, Wilderness!, Quiet in the Land, The Donnellys. Elsewhere: A Wind in the Willows Christmas, The Yalta Game, Afterplay, Falling: A Wake; Bolsheviki (Infinithéâtre/ATW); Owen, The Melville Boys (TNB); I'll Be Back Before Midnight, Garrison's Garage, Country Hearts (Blyth Festival). Et cetera: Dawson College's Dome Theatre program. Robert lives in Stratford with his wife, Peggy, and children, Mary and Lawrence.

    Portrait of John Kirkpatrick
    John Kirkpatrick
    Walter Cunningham Sr.

    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 Clara Poppy Kushnir
    Clara Poppy Kushnir
     2018: Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Film/TV: Clara most recently starred in the feature film 48 Christmas Wishes. Training: Clara is currently training for Theatre and Film at the Broadway Arts Centre along with Dance and Musical Theatre at Charb Arts Studios. Et cetera: Clara is honoured to be included in such a distinguished play in the environment of the Stratford Festival. She thanks her parents and family for love and support.
    Portrait of Roy Lewis
    Roy Lewis
    Reverend Sykes
    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 Gabriel Long
    Gabriel Long
     2018: Understudy in To Kill a Mockingbird. Fourth season. Stratford: Moth in Love's Labour's Lost (2015), Sentinel in A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014), Town Boy in The Merchant of Venice (2013). Elsewhere: Member of KW Glee Show Choir (2015-2017), Christopher in Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Nick in A Thousand Clowns (Lost and Found Theatre), Who in Seussical (KWMP), Child in Variation (Unhinged Festival), various roles at Growing in the Arts. Awards: Acting scholarship, Growing in the Arts School of Dramatic and Cinema Arts; Honours, Royal Conservatory of Music, Grade 8 Piano and Advanced Rudiments. Et cetera: Gabriel loves singing, playing piano and drums, reading, and rock climbing. Gabriel would like to thank Mom, Dad, Jordan, Rachel and Echo (their dog) for supporting him in this amazing opportunity!
    Portrait of Monice Peter
    Monice Peter
    Helen Robinson
    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 Jacob Skiba
    Jacob Skiba
     2018: Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Pharaoh/Brother in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Studio Pavas). Film/TV: Recurring voiceover in Rusty Rivets, guest appearance on Doki, Shadowhunters, Neverknock, Satisfaction, Tiny Talent Time. Training: Private singing lessons with Kinga Mitrowska, on-camera acting lessons with Armstrong Acting Studio, hip hop dance lessons at Studio Pavas. Awards: First place winner of the American Protégé Competition (performed at Carnegie Hall), first place winner at the Premiere Program in Orlando, Florida, July 2016. Online: Jacob Skiba on YouTube.
    Portrait of Hunter Smalley
    Hunter Smalley
     2018: Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird. Second season. Stratford: Young Qiluniq in The Breathing Hole. Elsewhere: Title role in The Kitchen Knight, title role in King Arthur and lead role as Polixenes, King of Bohemia, in The Winter's Tale (Stratford Players Theatre School). Film/TV: Poor Boy in television series Alias Grace (Hamilton, Ontario). Et cetera: Hunter's objective is to become a full-time actor, be the best person he could ever be and treat people how he would want to be treated. He also would like to be a pilot or doctor. Hunter is glad to be back on the stage with the Stratford Festival for the 2018 season. He would like to thank his mom, dad and sister for all the support.
    Portrait of Lauren Thompson
    Lauren Thompson
     2018: Understudy in To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Future Child in performance at the World Festival of Children's Theatre (Stratford); Zuzu/Little Mary, It's a Wonderful Life (Theatre Aquarius); Gretl, The Sound of Music (Afternoon with Rodgers and Hammerstein). Film/TV: Nowhere to Hide; Paranormal Witness; Our Stories Our Planet (international film project); 18 TV and new media commercials. Training: Royal Conservatory of Music (Grade 4 Voice), dance and musical theatre. Awards: Joey Awards (Best Actress in a Web Series, 2017; Best Actress in a TV commercial, 2016); Young Artist Award (Best Actress in a TV commercial, 2016). Online: @elaurenthompson (Twitter and Instagram). Et cetera: Lauren is thrilled to be part of the 2018 Stratford Festival and would like to thank her family for their ongoing love and support. Big love to her big brother, Weston, and music teacher, Adrienne.
    Portrait of Rylan Wilkie
    Rylan Wilkie
    Nathan Radley, Boo Radley

    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.


    Nigel Shawn Williams
    2018: Director of To Kill a Mockingbird. Sixth season. Stratford (appeared in): Breath of Kings, Fuente Ovejuna, Palmer Park, The Odyssey, Harlem Duet, Twelfth Night, Our Town, Treasure Island. Elsewhere: Nigel Shawn Williams is the former Co-Artistic Director of Factory Theatre in Toronto, and is a four-time Dora Award winner as an actor and director. His theatre credits include five seasons at the Stratford Festival and four seasons at the Shaw Festival, as well as directing in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. His productions have garnered critical and artistic success, and he continues to collaborate with theatre companies throughout Canada. Nigel is also heavily active in new play development and has helped develop over 40 new Canadian plays, working as an actor, director or dramaturge. All of his success is due to Robin.
    Denyse Karn
     2018: Designer of To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: King Charles III (Studio180/Mirvish Productions); Art, The Mountaintop (Grand Theatre, London); Onegin (Musical Stage Company); You Will Remember Me (Studio180/Tarragon Theatre); Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, NSFW (Studio 180); Das Ding (Theatre Smash/Canadian Stage); The Watershed (Crow's Theatre/Porte Parole); Her2, The Carousel, The Penelopiad, Happy Woman, The List (Nightwood Theatre); Twisted, Stop Heart (Factory Theatre); The Winter's Tale (Canadian Stage); Routes (Manitoba Theatre for Young People); Top Girls (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). Training: Denyse is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School and has her BFA from NSCAD University. Awards: Denyse has received many Dora Mavor Moore nominations and awards, a Chalmers Award and four Merritt Awards (Nova Scotia Theatre Award) for Outstanding Set, Projection and Costume designs. Denyse is a full member of Associated Designers of Canada. Online:
    Michelle Ramsay
    Lighting Designer
     2018: Lighting designer of To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Lukumi (The Watah Theatre); Trace (Factory Theatre); Daughter (QuipTake and Pandemic Theatre); Our Town (Theatre Rusticle); The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Atelier); The Magic Hour, co-designed with Jennifer Tipton (Jess Dobkin); huff (Native Earth Performing Arts); Acquiesce (Factory Theatre/fu-GEN); for colored girls… (Soulpepper); Body Politic (lemonTree); Rocking Horse Winner (Tapestry Opera); Scarberia (Young People's Theatre); Gertrude and Alice (Independent Aunties/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); dead reckoning (Blue Ceiling Dance); Road to Paradise (Human Cargo); Arcadia (Shaw Festival). Awards: Seven Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a SAT Award and the 2008 Pauline McGibbon Award.
    Alessandro Juliani
     2018: Composer for To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: AJ currently makes his living as an actor, singer, composer and sound designer. He has been working at these disciplines off and on for the last 30 years. He is frequently maimed, disemboweled, dismembered, crucified and/or air-locked on your favourite locally-shot television programs and films. He often lends his voice to the animated programs which your kids/grandkids/great-grandkids/socially-awkward uncles currently binge. Most recently he inaugurated the title role in the première and Western Canada tour of Onegin (Arts Club), co-composed original music (with Torquil Campbell) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika (Arts Club), and scored/sound-designed for Middletown, Lady from the Sea, Trifles (Shaw Festival), Tempest Replica (Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM) and Betroffenheit (Kidd Pivot/Electric Company). He makes his home in Vancouver with his partner and frequent collaborator, Meg Roe, and their three children.
    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.
    Laura Vingoe-Cram
    Assistant Director
     2018: Assistant director of To Kill a Mockingbird. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Director: Interactions with Art (Halifax Theatre for Young People), Time of Trouble (Opera Nova Scotia), Oh Graveyard You Can't Hold Me Always (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Constellations, Mr. Marmalade, Understudy (Keep Good Theatre Company). Assistant director: Old Stock (2b theatre), Earthquakes in London, Sir John in Love (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). Training: The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; University of King's College, Halifax. Et cetera: Laura is the co-artistic director of Keep Good Theatre Company in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She dedicates her first season at Stratford to her mom and dad, Mary Vingoe and Paul Cram.
    Judy Farthing
    Stage Manager
     2018: Stage manager of To Kill a Mockingbird. Fourth season. Stratford: Stage manager of The Changeling, 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.
    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.
    Elizabeth McDermott
    Assistant Stage Manager
     2018: Assistant stage manager of The Music Man and To Kill a Mockingbird. Fifth season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, The Sound of Music, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It, King of Thieves, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair, Phèdre, Ever Yours, Oscar. Elsewhere: Grease (Irregular Entertainment); King Lear, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in High Park); A City, Divisadero (Necessary Angel); Cracked: new light on dementia (UW/Collective Disruption); Comfort (Red Snow Collective); The Road to Paradise, Night (Human Cargo); Miracle on 34th Street (STC); Bella (HGJTC); Anne of Green Gables, Canada Rocks! (Charlottetown); Falling: A Wake (Blyth); The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); Binti's Journey, Head à Tête, Old Man and the River (Theatre Direct); Danny, King of the Basement (Roseneath); Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well (SLSF); Yellowman (Nightwood/Obsidian); Late, Black Medea (Obsidian).
    Madison Kalbhenn
    Apprentice Stage Manager
     2018: Apprentice stage manager of To Kill a Mockingbird and production assistant for the Festival Theatre. Second season. Stratford: Production assistant for the Avon Theatre (2017). Elsewhere: Apprentice stage manager: The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre), The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Atelier), acquiesce (Factory Theatre), Crazy for You (Capitol Theatre), Test Drive (Lighthouse Festival Theatre). Script supervisor for Ross Petty's A Christmas Carol. Help Desk coordinator (Toronto International Film Festival). Stage management intern for Wicked (Broadway). Training: Ryerson Theatre Performance Production.
    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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