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Tom Patterson Theatre
June 14 – October 29 |
Opens July 8
Shakespeare

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL


By William Shakespeare

Directed by Scott Wentworth


MIRACLES ARE EASY. LOVE’S A LITTLE HARDER

Having worked a seemingly miraculous cure on the deathly ill King of France, Helen, the orphaned daughter of a celebrated physician, claims as her reward the hand of Bertram, the young lord she adores. She already has the blessing of his mother, the Countess of Rossillion, but Bertram himself resents being forced into an arranged marriage. It looks like Helen needs another miracle to win his heart – till Bertram’s own roving eye enables an audacious remedy.

This production is set during the First World War.

House Program: All's Well That Ends Well

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Production support is generously provided by Priscilla Costello, by Alice & Tim Thornton, by the Tremain family, and by Jack Whiteside


Support for the 2022 season of the Tom Patterson Theatre is generously provided by BMO


Image credits: Seana McKenna (left), Jessica B. Hill. Photography by David Hou.

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Jordin Hall
    Bertram

    2022: Executioner #1, Herbert in Richard III and Bertram in All's Well That Ends Well. Fourth season. Stratford: Henry VIII, The Crucible, The Neverending Story, An Ideal Husband, Julius Caesar, To Kill a Mockingbird. Elsewhere (selected): Montague/Steve in Serving Elizabeth (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Eribo in The Neverending Story (NAC); 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: The Kings of Napa (OWN), The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu), Mayday (Discovery), See No Evil (Discovery ID). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre; Brock University (Performance Concentration). Et cetera: Love, peace, and SOULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TRAIN. 

    Jessica B. Hill
    Helen

    (she/her) Birmingham Conservatory, 2014/15

    2022: Lady Anne in Richard III and Helen in All's Well That Ends Well. Seventh season. Stratford: Mother's Daughter, The Crucible, The Comedy of Errors, Brontë: The World Without, Paradise Lost, The Changeling, All My Sons, Bunny, The Alchemist. Elsewhere: Mother's Daughter (Soulpepper); The Play's the Thing, An Enemy of the People (Segal Centre); The Lady Smith (Black Theatre Workshop); Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre). Film/TV: The Boys; Five Days at Memorial; Kings of Napa; What We Do in the Shadows; On the Basis of Sex; Slaxx; Assassin's Creed Origins; 30 vies. Training: Birmingham Conservatory; McGill University; Dawson College. Awards: Mary Savidge Award; Elsa Bolam Award; Brian Cloutte Award. Playwriting: Pandora (Prairie Theatre Exchange, 2023), The Dark Lady (Shakespeare in the Ruins, 2023). Original staged readings with Here For Now Theatre and Stratford Festival's Meighen Forum. Instagram: @jessicabhill. Online: jessicabhill.com. Love and Gratitude.

    Seana McKenna
    Countess of Rossillion

    2022: Queen Margaret in Richard III and Countess of Rossillion in All's Well That Ends Well. 29th season. Ms McKenna is thrilled to be in the new Tom Patterson Theatre's inaugural company. At the old TPT, she spoke her first professional Shakespeare as Helena in 1982, and took the theatre's last bow as the Madwoman of Chaillot. She worked with both her husband Miles and son Callan Potter there. Her TPT roles include Richard III, Medea, Mother Courage, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Margaret, Phèdre, Constance, Hannah Jelkes, Lady Torrance, Andromache, Klytemestra, Fraülein Doctor Mathilde von Zahnd, Ella Rentheim and Anne Driver in Good Mother. Recently, she directed the première of The Wonder of it All (Here for Now Theatre/Lighthouse Theatre). Her last stage appearances were in the première of Yaga (Tarragon), The Penelopiad (Grand) and as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (The Shakespeare Company). In 2019, she was invested into the Order of Canada.

    Ben Carlson
    King of France

    2022: Lord Hastings in Richard III and King of France in All's Well That Ends Well. 13th season. Stratford: Hamlet, Petruchio (Canadian Screen Award), Benedick, Leontes, Brutus, Apemantus, Octavius, Feste, Touchstone, Sir Hugh, Hildy (The Front Page), De Flores (The Changeling), Frederik (A Little Night Music), Captain von Trapp (The Sound of Music), Alceste (The Misanthrope), Jack (The Importance of Being Earnest), Chaplain (Mother Courage), Burleigh (Mary Stuart). Elsewhere: Shaw Festival: Tanner, Man and Superman; over 25 productions. Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Hamlet (Joseph Jefferson Award), Macbeth, Pericles. Selected: Macbeth, Bard On The Beach; London Road, Canadian Stage; Our Town, Soulpepper; Berowne, NAC; Death of a Salesman, Neptune Theatre; Candida, Theatre Calgary; A Doll's House (Dora Award), DVxT. Film/TV: On The Basis of Sex, Ruby and the Well, The Lost Symbol, Departure, Frankie Drake, Murdoch Mysteries, The Strain, The Anniversary, Saving Hope, Rookie Blue, Grey Gardens, Slings and Arrows.

    André Sills
    Lavatch

    2022: Duke of Buckingham in Richard III and Lavatch in All's Well That Ends Well. Eighth season. Stratford: The Tempest, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, etc. Elsewhere: Recently made his directorial debut with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Gloria (ARC/Crow's); Julius Caesar (Crow's/Groundling); Glass Menagerie, Sex, An Octoroon; "Master Harold"… and the Boys (Shaw Festival and Obsidian Theatre); Kim's Convenience national tour (Soulpepper); Shakespeare's Nigga, Ruined (Obsidian Theatre); Intimate Apparel (Alberta Theatre Projects, The Grand); Othello, Radio Golf (St. Louis Black Repertory Company). Training: Birmingham Conservatory, George Brown Theatre School. Awards: My Entertainment World Critics Pick Award - Best Leading Actor, An Octoroon; Toronto Theatre Critics Award and Dora Award - Best Leading Actor, "Master Harold"… and the Boys. Animation: Summer Memories. Online: Check out his new web series on YouTube called Private Idiots. Twitter: @andresills373. Instagram: @dre373.

    Rylan Wilkie
    Parolles

    (he/him)

    2022: Professor Bhaer in Little Women and Parolles in All's Well That Ends Well Seventh season. Stratford: The Crucible, The Neverending Story, Henry VIII, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, Pericles, The Alchemist, Christina, The Girl King, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere: Lion in Winter (Grand); Am I Not King? (Zone 41); Enron (Theatre Calgary); Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); 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: Wilfrid, Charity, Homefront, Blue Smoke, The Secret of the Nutcracker, See This Movie. Training: NTS. Awards: Stratford's John Hirsch Award; Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent in Brixton. Et cetera: Much love to Krystin, Anna and my family. Online: Instagram @wilkierylan.

    Elizabeth Adams

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2022/23

    2022: Mistress Shore in Richard III and appears in in All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Annie in Meditaysh (Concord Theatricals); Jessica in Geurilla Brunch Warfare, Grace in The Women Cannot Breathe (New Voices Festival); Zoey in False Start (Greenbox Theatre); Marina in Lover Lover (Subverting Something); Ellie in Let's Talk About (Theatre TOnight/Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Charlie in The Price of Fitting In (MarVisa Entertainment/Neshama Productions); Olive in The Making of Me (Lucky Kid Pictures); Woman in Three Mirrors (Rita Ferrando x Angela Cabrera x Maggie Alpaugh); Margaret in From the Other Side (Anamatis Productions/NASA CineSpace). Training: X University School of Performance; Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: 2018 Theatre Ontario Award, Armstrong Acting Studios; Tapeworthy's Breakthrough Performance Award for Zoey in False Start. Instagram: @eilisadams.

    Anousha Alamian
    2022: Sir James Blunt in Richard III and understudy in All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Theatre Credits (Selected): A Thousand Splendid Suns (Arts Club, MTC, The Grand Theatre), Men In White (Arts Club), Long Division (Pi Theatre/Gateway), three seasons at Bard On The Beach (King Lear, Shakespeare's Rebel, Equivocation, Cymbeline, The Merry Wives of Windsor and King John). The leading role of Amir in The Kite Runner (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre, nominated for Best Actor), Much Ado About Nothing (Canadian Stage Company). Film and TV Credits (Selected): Another Life, Red Snow, The Predator (2018), The 100, Colony, Prison Break, Death Note, Wisdom of the Crowd, Arctic Air, Rogue, Afghan Luke, Hellcats, Diverted, Fringe, Degrassi and Mayday. He was also a regular on the CBC radio drama Afghanada. Other: Anousha is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto as well as Dawson College (Dome Theatre) in Montreal.
    Sean Arbuckle
    Duke of Florence
    2022: Lord Rivers in Richard III and Duke of Florence in All's Well That Ends Well. 20th season. Stratford (selected): Serving Elizabeth, Guys and Dolls, Julius Caesar, 42nd Street, A Little Night Music, The Neverending Story, Pericles, King John, The Pirates of Penzance, Titus Andronicus, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Cabaret, The Trojan Women, The Tempest, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, The Swanne: Princess Charlotte, London Assurance, Twelfth Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Elsewhere: The Immigrant (Harold Green), London Road (Canadian Stage), Othello (Segal Centre), The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre), Humble Boy (Pioneer Theatre), Phèdre (ACT), The Spitfire Grill (George Street, world première), A Christmas Carol, The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout), Copenhagen (national tour). Film/TV: 12 Monkeys, Mayday, Murdoch Mysteries, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance, Law & Order. Training: Juilliard.
    Peter N. Bailey
    Doctor
    2022: Archbishop of Ely in Richard III, Doctor in All's Well That Ends Well and assistant voice coach. Third season. Peter N. Bailey graduated from the Humber College Theatre Performance program in 2003. He is the voice coach at The Dirt Underneath Acting Space in Toronto and a co-creator of the Finding Your Voice webinar series. Peter's acting credits include Other Side of the Game (Cahoots Theatre Co. and Obsidian Theatre), To Kill a Mockingbird, An Ideal Husband (Stratford Festival), Fences (Grand Theatre), Here Are the Fragments (The Theatre Centre), Sweat (Canadian Stage Company), A Few Good Men (Drayton Entertainment). Peter's voice coaching credits include Stratford Festival, National Theatre School and Sheridan College. Peter is thrilled to be back at the Festival and dedicates this season to Granny, Mom, Aunt Cynthia, Marcia, Janet, Sandra, Shianne, Ebony, Venetia, Aliya, Kaylie, Laura, Roger, Shelby, Mike, Camellia, France, Sophia, Tessa and Molly aka Mollywood.
    Nigel Bennett
    Reynaldo
    2022: Reynaldo in All's Well That Ends Well. Seventh season. Stratford: Bakkhai, The Virgin Trial, She Stoops to Conquer, Oedipus Rex, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, The Thrill, Richard III, Cymbeline, Merry Wives of Windsor, King of Thieves, Peter Pan. Elsewhere (selected): MTC/Mirvish: The Audience, Medea. Mirvish/Paul Eliot: The Last Confession. The Grand, London: Calendar Girls, Kingfisher Days. Neptune, Halifax: Scrooge, Art, Closer, Hamlet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Retreat from Moscow, A Few Good Men, The Price, The Goat, Betrayal. Film/TV (selected): Roadside Picnic, The Shape of Water, xXx3: The Return of Xander Cage, The Strain, Saving Hope, The Border, Lexx, Murdoch Mysteries, Forever Knight, Psi Factor, Murder at 1600, The Skulls, Narrow Margin. Awards: Gemini, Best Supporting Actor, 1996; ACTRA Maritimes Award, Best Actor, 2008 and 2009.
    Wayne Best
    Lafew

    2022: King Edward IV, Sir Christopher in Richard III and Lafew in All's Well That Ends Well. 26th season. Stratford: Suffolk (Henry VIII), Deputy Governor Danforth (The Crucible), Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet), The Prospector (The Madwoman of Chaillot), Antiochus, Simonides (Pericles), Surly (The Alchemist), Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Axel Oxenstierna (Christina, The Girl King), Hubert (King John), Caliban (The Tempest), Don John (Much Ado About Nothing), Buckingham (Richard III), Macduff (Macbeth), Fluellen (Henry V), Gratiano (The Merchant of Venice), Cornwall (King Lear), Leontes (The Winter's Tale), Grumio (The Taming of the Shrew), Agamemnon (Troilus and Cressida), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet). Elsewhere: Brutus (Julius Caesar), Antonio (The Tempest), Captain Keller, Karl (Heaven), Abbott (Inexpressible Island), Anderson (Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme), Quinn (The Affections of May), Johnny (Balconville), Jacob Mercer (Salt-Water Moon), Taylor (K2), Billy (The Collected Works of Billy the Kid).

    Michael Blake
    First Lord Dumaine
    2022: George, Duke of Clarence in Richard III and First Lord Dumaine in All's Well That Ends Well. Ninth season. Stratford: Merry Wives, Tempest, Coriolanus, Napoli Milionaria!, Tartuffe, Macbeth, All My Sons, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado, Henry V, Othello. Elsewhere: Lincoln, Topdog/Underdog (Arts Club); Beast/Prince, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius); MLK, Mountaintop (Theatre Kingston); Edmund, King Lear (Theatre Calgary/Bard on the Beach); Simba, The Lion King (Mirvish/Disney); Othello, Othello (Bard on the Beach); Clybourne Park (Citadel); Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet; Eilif, Mother Courage; Nativity, A Christmas Carol (NAC); Gratiano/Morocco, Merchant of Venice (SITR); Mitch, Spelling Bee (Belfry/Arts Club); Orlando, As You Like It (Soulpepper). Film/TV: Slumberland (Netflix), The Lost Symbol, Private Eyes, The Expanse, Murdoch Mysteries, Degrassi. Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Soulpepper Academy, St. Michael's Choir School.
    Brefny Caribou

    2022: Beth March in Little Women and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Third season. Brefny is a Cree/Irish-settler performer and creator from Toronto. She holds an MFA in Acting from York University. With curiosity, patience and lots of humour, Brefny focuses her attention on works surrounding identity and decolonization, striving to evolve her artistic practice on the regular. She has worked across the country with notable companies and collectives including Theatre Kingston, Urban Ink and Caravan Farm Theatre. Brefny is also a co-creator of The Solitudes (Aluna Theatre/Nightwood Theatre), a collective-creation piece centred around the histories of eight ensemble members, inspired by the world of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which had its world première in January 2020. Most recently, Brefny participated in Aluna Theatre's Winter Artist Residency and Native Earth Performing Arts' Animikiig Creators Unit.

    Jon de Leon
    Second Lord Dumaine

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2007/08

    2022: Executioner #2 in Richard III and Second Lord Dumaine in All's Well That Ends Well. Fourth season. Stratford (selected): Dumaine in Love's Labour's Lost, Val Cutting in Bartholomew Fair, Curio in Twelfth Night. Elsewhere (selected): Credits include Ninoy in Every Letter Counts (Factory Theatre), Claudius in Hamlet (Driftwood Theatre), Father in The Boat (Theatre New Brunswick), Esca in Canadian Rajah (Theatre Nidana). Film/TV (selected): Featured roles in Lost Girl (Showcase), Rookie Blue (Global/ABC), Mary Kills People (Global), Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount), Departure (Global/Peacock), Downsizing (Mega Omaha Films Inc.). Currently playing Dr. Dennis Garcia on Coroner (CBC/CW). Training: Studied at Concordia University (Montreal), Birmingham Conservatory (Stratford). Online: Instagram/Twitter: @jFloDeLeon. Et cetera: Jon would like to dedicate this season to the memory of his teacher and mentor, Martha Henry.

    Allison Edwards-Crewe
    Diana
    2022: Jo March in Little Women and Diana in All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Serving Elizabeth (Western Canada Theatre); The Color Purple (Citadel and MTC); School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Obsidian and Nightwood Theatre); How Black Mothers Say I Love You (Factory Theatre); All Shook Up (Globe Theatre); Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Citadel); Girls Like That (Tarragon Theatre); 'Da Kink in My Hair (Theatre Calgary and NAC); Dreamgirls (Grand Theatre). Film/TV: The Handmaid's Tale (MGM/Hulu), 48 Christmas Wishes (Cineflix), Surviving Evil (Cineflix), Black Actress (JungleWild). Audio Drama: Every Minute of Every Day (Factory Theatre), Liming (Expect Theatre). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance - Sheridan College. Awards: Dora Award and Toronto Critics Award for School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Et cetera: I am so grateful for my amazing family, friends and Monika Thomas for their ENDLESS love and support. @alllisonec.
    Christo Graham

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2022/23

    2022: Duke of Norfolk in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Theatre: Zach in Unsafe (Canadian Stage); Isaac in Isaac's Eye (Unit 102 Actor's Co); Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet (Theatre Aquarius, Segal Centre, Citadel Theatre); Lee Piper in Jerusalem (Crow's Theatre); Dave in Ring of Fire (Globe Theatre); Entitlement (SummerWorks Festival, Theatre Passe Muraille). Radio/Voice/Recordings: Angel Catbird in Margaret Atwood's Angel Catbird (Audible Studios); Peter Fechter in Age of Minority (Audible Studios); seven self-produced albums including Turnin' (2019) and Graham's General Store (2021), both available on We Are Busy Bodies' label. Training: Bishop's University, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: 2013 SummerWorks Emerging Artist for Entitlement.

    Kim Horsman
    Widow
    2022: Eve, a servant, Citizen #3 in Richard III and Widow in All's Well That Ends Well. 10th season. Stratford: Duchess of Norfolk, Henry VIII; Morla, The Neverending Story; Lady Montague, Romeo and Juliet; Constance, The Madwoman of Chaillot; Marina, Pericles; Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew; Katherine, Henry V; Miss Hoyden, The Relapse. Elsewhere: Canada and the UK including Juliet, Romeo and Juliet (Chesterfield Repertory, England); Caroline, Childhood/Infancy (King's Head Theatre, London); Kate Hardcastle, She Stoops to Conquer (Arts Club Theatre); Lady Nijo, Top Girls (Grand Theatre). Film/TV: Recently: Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities; Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey; J.J. Abrams/Stephen King's 11/22/63; A Family Man, Gerard Butler; Cardinals, Touchpoint Films. Et cetera: I'm grateful to have had such a rich, varied career and to be always supported by my wonderful family. This is for Spencer.
    Daniel Krmpotic

    2022: Marquis of Dorset in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Third season. Stratford: Carl in The Front Page, Hamlet-911, Three Tall Women, Othello and Merry Wives of Windsor. Elsewhere (selected): David in In Transit (Soulpepper Academy), Carl Vaughn in The Entanglements (Soulpepper Academy); and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Birmingham Conservatory). TV/Film: Young Bertram in Albatross (independent feature film). Training: Soulpepper Academy, Birmingham Conservatory, Ryerson Theatre School, Strasberg Method Intensive (Tony Greco, L.A.), Advanced Shakespeare (Kristin Linklater, Scotland), Michael Chekhov Europe (Croatia). Et cetera: Daniel is excited to be back on stage and honoured to perform at the new Tom Patterson Theatre!

    Devin MacKinnon
    2022: Sir Robert Brackenbury in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Second season. Stratford: Comedy of Errors, Paradise Lost, understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018). Elsewhere: A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary), The Tempest (The Shakespeare Company), Crime Does Not Pay (Downstage), Liberation Days, Mary Celeste, Nothing Less!, A Midsummer Night's Dream, In This Light, Frankenstein by Fire, The Ruins (Two Planks and A Passion), Naughty...But Nice! (Forte Musical Theatre Guild), Spelling 2-5-5 (Carousel Players), Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival). Film/TV: Principal in It's Not You… (Don McKellar). Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Betty Award nominations for Crime Does Not Pay and Naughty...But Nice!, Merritt Award nomination for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Et cetera: Special thanks to Talent House and lots of love to Michaela and Wayne. Also, in loving memory of Mary Clark. This season's for you, Mom.
    Jonathan Mason

    (he/him) Birmingham Conservatory, 2019/21

    2022: Appears in All's Well That Ends Well and understudy in Little Women. Third season. Stratford: Demetrius, Peter Quince, Mustardseed in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Birmingham Conservatory). Elsewhere: Iago in Othello, Richard in Richard III, Sparkish in The Country Wife, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art); Paul Bratter in Barefoot in the Park, Paul Verral in Born Yesterday (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); Henry Baskerville in Hound of the Baskervilles (Royal Canadian Theatre Co.); Young Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes (Chemainus Theatre Festival). Film/TV: Fragile Seeds (feature film), The Flash, Far Cry 4, Monkey Up, Cascadia, Ollie and Emma. Directing: Julius Caesar, Mr. Burns, LaRonde at New Image College, Vancouver, BC. Training: Birmingham Conservatory 2019, 2021; LAMDA (Masters with Distinction, Classical Acting). Jonathan dedicates this season to his family and memory of his father.

    Hilary McCormack

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2018

    2022: Jane Tyrell in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Second season. Stratford: Swing in The Neverending Story, Desdemona understudy in Othello. Elsewhere: The Neverending Story (National Arts Centre); Olivia in Twelfth Night, Liz in Hanger (Toronto Fringe/Kildare Company); Desdemona in Othello, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Olivia in Twelfth Night (Ale House Theatre Company); Helen in One Side of an Ampersand (Flying Radio Theatre). Select Film/TV: Killjoys (guest star), Sugar Daddy (supporting), Benson (lead), Flypaper (lead). Training: Ryerson Theatre School, BADA (Midsummer in Oxford program). Awards: Emerging Artist Award (MyTheatre Awards), Perry Schneiderman-Comedia dell' arte Award.

     

    Chanakya Mukherjee

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2022/23

    2022: Lord Grey, Forrest in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Hasan in The Men in White (Factory Theatre), Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Dauntless City Theatre), Bobby in Tough! (Canadian Rep), Alonso in The Tempest (Shakespeare by the Bow). Film/TV: 13: The Musical (Netflix), Nine Films About Technology (FX/Hulu). Radio/Recordings: Librarian of Childhood Studies in Borrowings (The Boundless Library). Training: University of Calgary (2015), National Voice Intensive. Awards: Recipient of the Marilyn Perkins Annual Award in Music, Art & Drama. Et cetera: Chanakya dedicates this season to his friends, mentors, family and his love. He would also like to recognize and thank his agent, Karen Bernstein (KB Artists Management), for her constant support.

    Lisa Nasson
    Mariana

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2019/21

    2022: Citizen in Richard III and Mariana in All's Well That Ends Well Third season. Stratford: Benvolio in R + J. Elsewhere: Jade in Little Bird (imagineNATIVE & TIFF); Angelina in Spirit Horse (Roseneath Theatre); Temina in Munschtime! (Young People's Theatre); Margaret in Fatty Legs (Xara Choral Theatre); Genevieve in Lullaby: Inside the Halifax Explosion (Eastern Front Theatre); Christine in Offensive Fouls (Neptune Theatre); Katarina in Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery (Neptune Theatre). Training: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, George Brown Theatre School, Neptune Theatre Acting Conservatory. Online: lisanasson@gmail.com, Instagram @lisanasson. Et cetera: Lisa would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous support.

    Irene Poole
    First Soldier

    2022: Marmee in Little Women and First Soldier in All's Well That Ends Well. Ninth season. Stratford: Veronique St. Pierre understudy in The Rez Sisters, Queen Katherine in Henry VIII, Catalina in Mother's Daughter, Jean Louise Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Cassius in Julius Caesar, 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, The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (Factory Theatre); Age of Arousal (ATP). Film/TV: Frankie Drake (CBC), Indian Horse (Elevation Pictures), Cardinal, Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle, Carrie (MGM), Breakout Kings. Awards: Dora Awards for The Little Years, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Leisure Society

    Sepehr Reybod
    2022: George Stanley in Richard III and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Second season. Stratford: Mercutio in R + J (2021). Elsewhere: Sepehr has worked with such companies as Why Not Theatre, Factory Theatre, Canadian Stage, fu-GEN Theatre, and Geordie Theatre in Montreal, among others. He is a playwright whose work has been supported by theatres around Ontario and presented publicly, earning him residency in Factory Theatre's Bedrock Creators' Initiative. Training: BFA Acting, York University; Mechanicals 2018-2019 and Foundry 2019-2020, Factory Theatre.
    Tyler Rive
    Understudy
    2022: Understudy in Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Tyler was coerced into acting by his Grade Eight English teacher and has not yet found a way to stop. Selected credits include: The Cop in Blind Date (Charing Cross Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe), Ash in Evil Dead: The Musical, Officer Lockstock in Urinetown: The Musical, Padraic in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Ground Zero Theatre/ Hit & Myth Productions), Lewis Hake in The Mystery of Evelyn Strange (Vertigo Mystery Theatre), The Hero in Iraq and Back (Ghost River Theatre), Little John in Robin Hood (Alberta Theatre Projects), The Man in Laughing Wild, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (Seraph Theatre Company), Malcolm in Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Dark Forest Theatre).
    Lindsay Wu

    (she/her)

    2022: Amy March in Little Women and appears in All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Mandy, Between A Wokand a Hot Pot (Cahoots, workshop); Kitty, WILDWOMAN (Soulpepper, workshop); Penny, Lady Sunrise (Factory); Thetis/Karmyne, Armadillos (Factory, workshop); Child 2/Whisper 4, Beneath the Bed (Toronto Fringe); Elvira, Blithe Spirit (Theatre Erindale). Film/TV: Mani Pedi (short film), Coming Distractions (web series), Grand Army (Netflix). Training: Theatre and Drama Studies at University of Toronto and Sheridan College.

    Scott Wentworth
    Director

    2022: Director of All's Well That Ends Well and Rex in Hamlet-911. 27th season. Stratford: Recent roles include Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Gloucester in King Lear, Sir Epicure Mammon in The Alchemist, the title role in John Gabriel Borkman, The Ragman in The Madwoman of Chaillot and James Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night. Directing credits include both parts of Henry IV (2001), The Adventures of Pericles (2015), Romeo and Juliet (2017) and Julius Caesar (2018). Et cetera: Mr. Wentworth is a Tony- and Olivier-nominated theatre artist whose work has been celebrated on Broadway, in London's West End and in theatres across the U.S. and Canada.

    Michelle Bohn
    Designer

    (she/her)

    2022: Designer of All's Well That Ends Well and costume designer of Hamlet. Sixth season. Stratford: I Am William (co-designer); HMS Pinafore (associate costume designer). Off-Broadway: Costume designer: A Four-Letter Word (Classic Stage Company). Designer: Richard III, King Lear, Macbeth (New York Classical Theatre); Orpheus (Next Wave Festival). Off-Off-Broadway: Costume designer: Displaced Wedding (New Worlds Theatre). Selected Regional: Designer: Could I Have This Dance? (Rebecca Cohn auditorium); Pleasureville (The Guild). Costume designer: Jukebox Hero (Mirvish); Measure for Measure (Canadian Stage); Theory (Tarragon); The Nether, Between Riverside & Crazy (Coal Mine); The New Canadian Curling Club (Blyth Festival); Amadeus, The Gamblers (Talk is Free); The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Kimberly Akimbo (SouthernRep); Coriolanus, Henry V (Shakespeare Festival at Tulane). Film/TV: Costume designer: Save Me, For the Record (CBC Gem); NOLA; The Red Thunder (short); Good Sister (short). Training: University of Missouri - Kansas City, Concordia University. Online: michellebohndesign.com.

    Louise Guinand
    Lighting Designer

    2022: Lighting designer of All's Well That Ends Well and 1939. 36th season. Stratford: Over 70 productions including Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, All My Sons. Ms Guinand is delighted to be designing in the new Tom Patterson Theatre. Elsewhere: Ms Guinand has designed lights for over 550 shows across Canada and the United States. Recent productions before the arrival of COVID include Charley's Aunt, Rope (Shaw); Cinderella, I Call Myself Princess (Globe); Pinocchio (YPT). Training: A graduate of Queen's University and the National Theatre School. Awards: One Dora Award. Multiple award nominations across Canada. Louise was the recipient of the 2018 Bradley Garrick Guthrie Award. Affiliation: Member of ADC659. Other: Louise is within seven Shakespeares of achieving her desire to light the entire Shakespearean canon.

    Paul Shilton
    Composer, Sound Designer

    2022: Composer and sound designer of All's Well That Ends Well. Eighth season. Stratford: In past years, Paul has composed the music for The Adventures of Pericles at the Tom Patterson Theatre, Edward II at the Studio Theatre, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and An Ideal Husband at the Festival Theatre, and Dark Lady of the Sonnets, a Stratford/CBC Radio co-production recorded live at the Glenn Gould Studio. Elsewhere: Paul composed and performed the music for Alternative Theatre Works' production of The Wind in the Willows at the Masonic Hall theatre space in Stratford. In 2021, he composed and performed the music for So, how's it been? produced by Here For Now Theatre in Stratford. Paul is also the Music Director (Minister of Music) at Zion Lutheran Church in Stratford.

    Geoff Scovell
    Fight Director

    2022: Supervising fight director for the 2022 season. 11th season. Stratford: Associate fight director: 2013-2020 seasons. Assistant fight director: 2004 and 2009 seasons. Elsewhere: Fight director: Bengal Tiger... (Crow's Theatre); Black Drum (Soulpepper); Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweet Charity (Shaw); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC). Film/TV: Stunts (selected): See (seasons two and three), The Lost Symbol, The Boys (three seasons), Hardy Boys, The Man from Toronto, Clarice, It Chapter Two, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Schitt's Creek, Murdoch Mysteries, Wayne, Ginny & Georgia, Jupiter's Legacy, Utopia Falls, Supergirl, Impulse, What We Do in the Shadows, I Was Lorena Bobbitt, Save Me, Frankie Drake, Titans, Umbrella Academy, The Expanse, Designated Survivor, Suicide Squad, Dark Matter, Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Pompeii, Orphan Black, Carrie, Total Recall. Training: Fight Master. BFA, Ryerson University. Awards: SAG nomination, Best Stunt Ensemble, 2021, Paddy Crean. Online: @GeoffScovell.

    Adrienne Gould
    Choreographer
    2022: Choreographer of All's Well That Ends Well and The Miser and movement coach.15th season. Adrienne Gould began her journey in 2000 as an actor with the Stratford Festival. Over 10 seasons, some of her roles have included Ophelia, Miranda (with William Hutt), Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, Yasmin in Pentecost, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Regina in Ghosts (with Martha Henry), Phebe in As You Like It and Jessica in The Merchant of Venice. In the last six years at the Festival, she has been teaching with the Birmingham Conservatory. She was the assistant choreographer for Shakespeare in Love and the movement director for Timon of Athens and The Crucible. Adrienne is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Birmingham Conservatory. She is so happy to back this season choreographing and coaching movement.
    Julia Nish-Lapidus
    Associate Director

    (she/her) Langham Directors' Workshop, 2019, 2022

    2022: Associate director of All's Well That Ends Well. Fourth season. Stratford: Co-curator and co-director of Play On!, assistant director of Private Lives, co-facilitator of Play by the Book. Elsewhere: Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Shakespeare BASH'd (Best Site-Specific Theatre Company, NOW Magazine, 2018 and 2019). Director: Cymbeline, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, The Duchess of Malfi (staged reading) (Shakespeare BASH'd); 3Tempests (Shakespeare In Action); Romeo & Juliet (& Joni) (Untitled Productions); The Duchess of Malfi, The Revenger's Tragedy (Ryerson Theatre School); The Tom and Gertie Letters Project (SpringWorks); Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen, This Property is Condemned (Playwright Project). Text coach: As You Like It (Theatre by the Bay); Titus Andronicus (Hart House). Co-creator: Modern Love (Canadian Stage/Next Stage). Training: Sheridan/University of Toronto. Online: @ShakesBASHd, shakespearebashd.com.

    Damon Bradley Jang
    Assistant Director

    (he/him) Birmingham Conservatory, 2022/23

    2022: Assistant director of All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Co-artistic/marketing director: Fabulist Theatre, Vancouver, BC. Director: Once on This Island (and associate choreographer), Dracula, Songs for a New World (co-director/choreographer) (Fabulist Theatre); Ripe (UBC Players Club); Everybody Loves Dick (OR Festival); Quantum Entanglement (BurlOak New Stages Festival); Cinderella: Broadway Edition, Oliver! (Byrne Creek Theatre). Associate director/choreographer: The Christmas Musical (Surrey Holiday Lights); Into the Woods (North Shore Light Opera). Assistant director: Beneath Springhill (Arts Club); Spinning You Home (Spinners Collective). Choreographer: Little Shop of Horrors (Vagabond Players); As You Like It (Bard in the Valley). Actor: West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain (Theatre Under The Stars); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gateway Theatre); Flower Drum Song (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Trojan Women (CapU); Love! Valour! Compassion! (Ghostlight); The Threepenny Opera (Theatre In the Raw). Training: Capilano University, Birmingham Conservatory. Online: @DamonBJang; fabulisttheatre.ca.

    Karli Christie
    Assistant Designer
    2022: Assistant designer of All's Well That Ends Well. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Production designer for Kompany Family Theatre (Welcome Hamster, Jingle Deer Finds Holiday Spirit); lighting designer for Thousand Faces Festival (Urashima Taro); assistant set and costume designer for St Albert's Children's Theatre (2015-2020); set designer for Fort Steele (Scrimeley's Spectacular Vaudeville); lighting designer for Walterdale Theatre (New Works Festival of 2018); costume designer for Get Off the Stage (Titana Bowa: How to Succeed in Hollywood); costume designer for Phoenix Tale Productions (Beauty and the Beast Jr.); assistant set decorator on the film Before I Change My Mind; scenic painter for L'Uni Theatre (Pins). Training: BFA Theatre Design (University of Alberta), Technical Theatre Diploma (MacEwan University), Diploma of Makeup Artistry and Special FX (John Casablancas Institute). Online: @KChristieDesigns.
    Christian Horoszczak
    Assistant Lighting Designer

    (he/him)

    2022: Assistant lighting designer of Richard III, All's Well That Ends Well and Death and the King's Horseman. Second season. Stratford: Assistant lighting designer of Three Tall Women, R + J, Why We Tell the Story, You Can't Stop the Beat, Play On! and Freedom. Elsewhere: Lighting design for All the Sex I've Ever Had (Mammalian Diving Reflex; Tokyo, Kyoto and Seoul), Sex, Drugs and Criminality (Mammalian Diving Reflex; Riga), Bunk #7 (Raven Collective), Entrances and Exits (Howland Company), Kiviuq Returns (Qaggiavuut!/Banff Centre). Assistant lighting design for Fall for Dance North. Training: National Theatre School, Banff Centre, Queen's University. Et cetera: Much love and endless gratitude to Mom, Dad and Ryan.

    Frank Incer
    Assistant Sound Designer

    (he/him/any)

    2022: Assistant sound designer of Richard IIIAll's Well That Ends Well and The Miser. Stratford debut. Recent credits: Sound design: The Unbounded (ForWhat Collective, upcoming 2022); Chemical Valley Project (Broadleaf Theatre, Associate, 2019). Sound design assistant: Towards Youth: A play on Radical Hope (Project: Humanity, 2019). Audio technician: White Girls in Moccasins (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 2022); Rhubarb Festival (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 2022).

    Jennifer Dzialoszynski
    Assistant Fight Director

    (she/her)

    2022: Assistant fight director for Hamlet, Richard III, Little Women, All's Well That Ends WellEvery Little Nookie, Hamlet-911, The Miser, Death and the King's Horseman. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Is God Is (Canadian Stage/Obsidian/Necessary Angel), Three Women of Swatow, Theory, Girls Like That (Tarragon), The Nether (Coal Mine/Studio 180), Poison (Coal Mine), Hello Bertha, Talk To Me Like The Rain And Let Me Listen, Rococo, Lithuania (Shaw Festival), Boeing, Boeing, Perfect Wedding (Magnus Theatre) Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Bash'd). Selected Film/TV: SkyMed (CBC), Let It Snow (Netflix), Shut Up (Short), Dark Matter (SyFy), XIII The Series (Showcase). Training: Ryerson University. Awards: My Entertainment World Award for Hamlet and many nominations, Dora Award Nomination for Kindertransport. Et cetera: Jenn is also an actor and voice performer and is grateful to have performed on stages across kanata (Canada).

    Michael Hart
    Stage Manager

    (he/him)

    2022: Stage manager of All's Well That Ends Well. 26th season. Stratford: Why We Tell the Story, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Show, Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Adventures of Pericles, Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, The Misanthrope, The Tempest starring Christopher Plummer, The Importance of Being Earnest, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, The Duchess of Malfi, Fallen Angels, High-Gravel-Blind, Eternal Hydra, The Swanne Trilogy. Theatre Credits (selected): Heisenberg, Liv Stein (Canadian Stage); Constellations (Centaur/Canadian Stage); Body Politic (Buddies); The Death Of The King (Modern Times); The Winter's Tale (Groundling); 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); Real Live Girl (MTC); Fully Committed, Silence, Einstein's Gift (Grand Theatre); Wit (Centaur); Hamlet (Neptune).

    Sam Hale
    Assistant Stage Manager

    2022: Assistant stage manager of All's Well That Ends Well and Death and the King's Horseman. Third season. Stratford: Little Shop of Horrors. Elsewhere: The Home Project, Casimir and Caroline, The Wolves, Lemons…, 52 Pick-Up, The Glass Menagerie (The Howland Company); Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Picture This, Parfumerie, Riverboat (Soulpepper); Jerusalem, Mr. Burns (Outside the March); Disgraced (Mirvish/Citadel/Hope & Hell); The Judas Kiss, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Into The Woods (Talk Is Free); Fall for Dance North (FFDN/TO Live); The Realistic Joneses, An Enemy of the People (Tarragon); Body Politic (Buddies in Bad Times/lemonTree Creations); The 39 Steps (3P Productions); My Fair Lady (Capitol Theatre); Here on the Flight Path, Hilda's Yard, Aunt Agnes for Christmas (Foster Festival). Sam has also worked for dance: made in canada, University of Toronto, TIFF and Hot Docs. Et cetera: Sam would like to thank his friends, family, mentors and Nic for all their love and support.

    Corinne Richards
    Assistant Stage Manager

    2022: Assistant stage manager of Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well. 35th season. Stratford: Festival productions include 21 Shakespearean plays plus Serving Elizabeth, The Front Page, Napoli Milionaria!, The School for Scandal, All My Sons, The Physicists, The Beaux' Stratagem, The Thrill, Wanderlust, The Grapes of Wrath, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Home, Memoir, Les Belles-Soeurs, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Amadeus, Little Women, The Country Wife, Pride and Prejudice, An Ideal Husband, Ghosts, The Lark, and a 1998 transfer to New York City of Much Ado About Nothing and The Miser. Elsewhere: Corinne has also worked for the Grand Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, National Arts Centre, Red Barn Theatre, etc. Training: University of Waterloo. Et cetera: I am excited to resume working on the two Shakespeare plays which opened the first Stratford Festival season and are about to open the new Tom Patterson Theatre this season!

    Lily Cardiff
    Apprentice Stage Manager

    (she/her)

    2022: Apprentice stage manager of All's Well That Ends Well. Third season. Stratford: Apprentice stage manager, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Elsewhere: Stage manager of Adam's Unplugged Puppet Party (The Pucking Fuppets Co.), This Is How We Live (Frantic Assembly and Ryerson School of Performance), The '94 Club (Crave Productions), The Women (Ryerson School of Performance) and Folks Like Us (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia). Apprentice stage manager of Light (Tarragon Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Sudbury Theatre Center), Come Down From Up River (Theatre Orangeville) and Driving Miss Daisy (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia). Training: BFA with Honours in Performance Production and Design, Ryerson School of Performance. Et cetera: Lily is so proud to be back at the Stratford Festival and would like to thank her family, friends and professors for all their love and support!

    Meghan Callan
    Production Stage Manager

    (she/her)

    2022: Production stage manager of the Tom Patterson Theatre. 22nd season. Stratford: In Meghan's 20+ seasons, she has served as production stage manager at all of the Festival's stages including the Tom Patterson Theatre Canopy (2021). She has worked on Paradise Lost, The Virgin Trial, The Tempest (2010), A Little Night Music, The Physicists, Jesus Christ Superstar and Tommy, among others. Training: Meghan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production from York University. Elsewhere: Meghan has most recently stage-managed Light at Tarragon Theatre; and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, and The Virgin Trial at Soulpepper Theatre. She has worked at the National Arts Centre, Citadel Theatre, toured New Brunswick with TNB, and stage-managed car and industrial trade shows and concerts. Respect and love to Beatrice, Ella & Peter.

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