Stratford debut: Co-creator of Hirsch. John Hirsch in Hirsch. Alon Nashman is an award-winning actor, director and producer. Since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada, Mr. Nashman has performed new plays or translations from some of Canada’s most acclaimed playwrights. His credits include a number of Dora Award-winning productions: Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched, Jason Sherman’s Remnants, both for Tarragon Theatre; Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for Birdland Theatre; and the title character in Anton Piatigorsky’s Easy Lenny Lazmon and the Great Western Ascension for Go Chicken Go/Moriah. Since the creation of Theaturtle ten years ago, Mr. Nashman has initiated new work such as Adam Nashman’s The Song at Theatre Passe Muraille, and adapted, with Mark Cassidy, Kafka and Son for the Ashkenaz Festival, World Stage Festival, Al Green Theatre, National Theatre of Iceland and Assembly Theatre, Edinburgh (Brickenden Award winner for outstanding touring production). For Theaturtle, Theatre Direct and, most recently, in association with Richard Jordan Productions, he performed and directed Wajdi Mouawad’s Alphonse, which was declared one of the top twenty shows in the history of the Toronto Fringe Festival and which toured last summer to the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh. Theaturtle, in association with the Banff Centre for the Arts, produced Patrick Cardy’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen for actor and string quartet, which Mr. Nashman directed and performed at Toronto’s Young Centre for the Performing Arts and in concert halls across Canada (Dora nominations for outstanding performance and production). Other theatre includes Forests, Democracy and Alias Godot for Tarragon Theatre; Talley’s Folly and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Resurgence Theatre; Hedda Gabler for Volcano/Buddies in Bad Times; The Wild Duck for Soulpepper; Picasso at the Lapin Agile for Canadian Stage; Macbeth for Modern Times; This Hotel and Wedding Day at the Cro-Magnons' for Theatre Passe Muraille; Howl for Threshold/Buddies in Bad Times; If Jesus Met Nanabush for De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre; The Barber of Seville for Persephone Theatre; Reading Hebron, A Short History of Night, Restitution and Singapore for Factory Theatre; None is Too Many for Winnipeg Jewish Theatre/MTC; and Hotel Loopy for Theatre Columbus. Film credits include Jonestown: Paradise Lost, Dark Water, Cinderella Man, Our Fathers, The Pact and The Assistant.
Meet Alon Nashman at Meet the Festival on Friday, July 6.