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the canadian stage company
THE CANADIAN STAGE COMPANY
OCTOBER 2008
WRITTEN BY
Peter Morgan
COMING TO
BLUMA
IT’S A
WONDERFUL
LIFE
NOVEMBER 24 –
DECEMBER 20, 2008
ADAPTED BY
Philip Grecian
BASED ON THE FILM BY
Frank Capra
DIRECTED BY
Donna Feore
STARRING
Mike Shara
Patrick McKenna
Juan Chioran
It’s a Wonderful Life is Philip Grecian’s staged radio
dramatization of Frank Capra's Academy Award-nominated
iconic holiday classic. It is the story of George Bailey, the
unsung hero of Bedford Falls. This production will feature
just 10 actors playing 63 speaking parts while sound effects
harkening back to the golden age of radio are performed
onstage. In this unique radio drama adapted for the stage,
the holiday tale that we know and love comes to life in an
ingenious way.
Film Accolades: 1947 Nominated for five Oscar Awards
1949 Golden Globe Award, 1990 National Film
Registry Award
SPOTLIGHT ON:
THEATRE CLUB
For the last 10 years,
audience members have fought rain,
sleet and snowstorms to attend Theatre
Club meetings on the last Saturday
morning of every production’s run,
determined not to miss the riveting
discussions and good friends found
at every Club meeting. Structured
like a book club, Theatre Club offers
audience members the opportunity
to talk about the play and their
experience at a particular production.
Participants are encouraged to share
observations, feelings and reflections,
and learn from the insight offered by
other audience members of the
theatrical experience.
Nicholas Hoare
This season, we are pleased to announce two new components to our popular program:
Canadian Stage Reads and Stage Readings e-newsletter, as well as a new meeting location
at Nicholas Hoare, 45 Front Street East. Working in partnership with Nicolas Hoare and
Random House Books, we have found a new way to enhance the theatre experience,
selecting a book to compliment each play, our Canadian Stage Reads selection.
Members are required to register in order to receive all of the benefits of Theatre Club,
including Stage Readings and e-newsletter, which features additional insights, special
offers and discounts, and access to pre-registration for Theatre Club Meetings.
Membership is free. For more information or to sign up now,
e-mail [email protected]
FROST/NIXON Canadian Stage Reads:
The Ghost by Robert Harris
“Britain’s leading thriller writer” DAILY TELEGRAPH
“A writer who handles suspense like a
literary Alfred Hitchcock.” Nelson Mandela, GUARDIAN
The Ghost follows a ghostwriter hired to write the autobiography of a
recently unseated British prime minister, now being held accountable for
his actions during the “War on Terror”. No. 1 Bestselling Author Robert
Harris returns with a contemporary novel that brings the reader face to face with some of the
biggest issues of our time — the result is a gripping and genuinely thrilling read.
The Ghost provides a riveting contemporary counterpoint to Frost/Nixon, exploring issues
of politics, celebrity and accountability.
Join us at Theatre Club for Frost/Nixon at 10:30 am on Nov. 8 at Nicholas Hoare.
“What makes life mean
something is purpose.
A goal. The battle.
The struggle. Even if
you don’t win it.”
RICHARD NIXON IN FROST/NIXON
Photo by Shin Sugino
Great theatre offers us insights into the world in which
we live, and the subject of Frost/Nixon has never been more relevant than it is now,
in the waning days of the Bush administration. The play chronicles the battle of wits
undertaken by media heavyweights Richard Nixon and David Frost over 30 years ago,
following one of the most notorious political scandals in Western history. As you watch
this play, think about the strikingly parallel themes between the play and our own current
political landscape. What better way to begin my final year with Canadian Stage than
with this provocative and timely play.
And what more prodigious a start to our season than a production with three great
Canadian stars: Len Cariou, David Storch and Ted Dykstra. Ted, whose remarkable work
on last year’s Fire earned him two Dora Awards, and David, whose production of Palace
of the End won the 2008 Dora for Best New Play, have long been an integral part of
our family. We are also thrilled to welcome back the legendary Len Cariou, who last
performed on our stages in 1980 for Toronto Arts Productions.
As we launch our 08.09 season this month with Wild Dogs at Berkeley Street — the first
play of our new and exciting Berkeley Street Project — and Frost/Nixon here at the Bluma,
we are also embarking on choosing our 09.10 season. We are fortunate to have an incredible
group of Canadian and International artists with whom we will collaborate in presenting
theatre that will be as timely next year as Frost/Nixon is today. As my tenure with the
Company winds down over this season, I am thinking about questions of legacy. I couldn’t
be prouder to have this complex play as a part of that.
Martin Bragg
Artistic Producer
Martin Bragg Artistic Producer
Susan Crocker Chair
PRESENTS
FROST/NIXON
BY
Peter Morgan
In co-production with Playhouse Theatre Company, Vancouver
BLUMA
OCT 13 to NOV 8.08
Director
Set and Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Video Designer
Sound Design & Original Music by
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
TED DYKSTRA
PATRICK CLARK
ALAN BRODIE
JAMIE NESBITT
CREIGHTON DOANE
RICK RINDER
MARINDA DE BEER
CAST
Richard Nixon
David Frost
Jim Reston
Jack Brennan
John Birt
Caroline Cushing
Bob Zelnick
Swifty Lazar
Manolo Sanchez
Evonne Goolagong
Mike Wallace/Floor Director
Makeup Lady/Waitress
LEN CARIOU
DAVID STORCH
ARI COHEN
TOM MCBEATH
DAMIEN ATKINS
ANDREA RUNGE
MICHAEL HEALEY
ALEC WILLOWS
SHAKER PALEJA
EDWINA CHEER
DAVID BLOOM
LISSA NEPTUNO
The show runs approximately one hour, 45 minutes. There will be no intermission.
Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., in New York.
Production Sponsor
CAST
Len Cariou
RICHARD NIXON
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
Elsewhere Broadway:
Applause (Tony
nomination, Theatre
World Award), A Little
Night Music (Tony nomination), Sweeney Todd
(Tony Award, Drama Desk Award). Star of seven
other major productions including The Dinner
Party and Proof. Off-Broadway: Mountain,
one-man show Papa (Ernest Hemingway),
The Persians, A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, The
Master Class, Measure For Measure. Regional:
40 years spanning the continent, notably All My
Sons (Geffen Theatre, L.A.); Our Town (MTC);
“King Lear,” “Macbeth,” “Oedipus,” “Prospero,”
“Iago,” “Coriolanus,” “Cyrano” and “Petruchio”
(Guthrie Theatre, Stratford Festival, Toronto Arts).
Former Artistic Director, MTC; former Associate
Director, Guthrie Theatre.
Film & TV Recurring – Brotherhood, Murder She
Wrote, Swift Justice. Guest star – Army Wives,
CSI, Law and Order, The Outer Limits, The
Practice, The West Wing. Numerous TV movies
including Who Will Save Our Children, The
Summer Of Ben Tyler, The Dan Jansen Story,
Nuremberg and the upcoming Churchill At War
(HBO). Film credits include One Man (Genie
Award), The Four Seasons, Flags Of Our Fathers,
1408, Executive Decision, Thirteen Days, About
Schmidt, Secret Window, The Greatest Game
Ever Played, and The Boynton Beach Club.
Narration, Academy Award winning documentary
The Jonestown Flood.
Etcetera American Theatre Hall of Fame,
Order of Manitoba.
David Storch
DAVID FROST
For Canadian Stage
Director: Misery, Palace
of the End, A Number,
Take Me Out (with
Morris Panych),
Omnium Gatherum,
Sunday Father, Twelfth Night, Beard of Avon,
Actor: Misery, Habeas Corpus, Take Me Out,
Amadeus, Patience, Hysteria, Angels in
America, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – A Love Story.
Elsewhere Director: Art (Arts Club); How I
Learned to Drive (Manitoba Theatre
Centre/Belfry); The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?,
Blue/Orange, Einstein’s Gift, Beauty Queen of
Leenane (Citadel). Actor: Mary Stuart, King
Lear, The Importance of Being Earnest,
Translations, Chorus of Disapproval, The
Winter’s Tale, School for Wives (Soulpepper);
What Lies Before Us (Crow’s Theatre); Measure
for Measure, Servant of Two Masters, Hamlet,
Wit (Citadel Theatre); Tartuffe, Picasso at the
Lapin Agile (Playhouse Theatre Company);
Othello (Atlantic Theatre Festival).
Film & TV PMO (BravoFacts); Troubled Waters
(Peace Arch Films); This Is Wonderland (CBC);
Spiral Staircase (Showtime); Babylon 5,
Legend of the Rangers (Space).
Ari Cohen
JIM RESTON
For Canadian Stage
Sunday Father
(Dora nomination).
Elsewhere Noises
Off – Jessie nomination,
The Rainmaker
(Playhouse Theatre Company); World premieres
of Generous and Rune Arlidge (Tarragon
Theatre); Wit (Neptune Theatre); Proof,
A Streetcar Named Desire (MTC/Citadel);
Picasso at the Lapin Agile (MTC/NAC);
The Sisters Rosensweig (MTC); Wild Guys
(Globe Theatre); Trick or Treat (Factory Theatre);
Old Wicked Songs, Zadie’s Shoes, The Norbals,
The League of Nathans (Prairie Theatre
Exchange); Yesteryear, The Melville Boys,
Quiet in the Land (Blyth Festival).
Film & TV Recurring roles on Smallville (CW),
The L Word (Showtime), and Saved (TNT).
Series regular on The Tournament (CBC,
Gemini nomination). Guest starring roles on
Supernatural, Stargate: Atlantis, The Evidence,
Kaya, The Days, Andromeda, etc. Lead roles
in Bruce McDonald’s The Tracey Fragments,
Guy Maddin’s Archangel and in numerous
movies for television.
Tom McBeath
JACK BRENNAN
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
Elsewhere Over 100
stage productions across
Canada, including A
View from Above (Ruby
Slippers); Mesa (Belfry Theatre); Adrift on the
Nile (neworld theatre); Mary Stuart (Blackbird
Theatre); Six Miniature Tragedies (Studio 58);
Death of a Salesman (Theatre Aquarius); Othello,
Art (Arts Club Theatre); and 24 productions for
the Playhouse Theatre Company, including Where
the Blood Mixes, Oliver!, The Caretaker, Of Mice
and Men, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,
Guys and Dolls.
Film & TV Recurring roles on Intelligence,
Stargate SG-I; most recently The Andromeda
Strain and Alien Trespass.
Damien Atkins
JOHN BIRT
For Canadian Stage Into
the Woods, Sweeney
Todd, Amadeus,
The Glass Menagerie,
Lucy (playwright).
Most Recently Witwoud
in The Way of the World (NAC/Soulpepper);
The Retreat from Moscow (Neptune Theatre);
Mozart in Amadeus (Segal Theatre, Montreal).
Elsewhere The Importance of Being Earnest,
The Caretaker, King Lear (Soulpepper);
I Am My Own Wife (Dallas Theater Center);
Cabaret (Segal Theatre); Unidentified
Human Remains…, Shopping & Fucking (Crow’s
Theatre); Mojo (theatrefront); four seasons at
Stratford, one season at Shaw. Playwright: Lucy
(Canadian Stage/Ensemble Studio Theatre –
New York); Good Mother (Stratford); Real Live
Girl (Buddies in Bad Times/MTC/Grand Theatre);
Miss Chatelaine (Passe Muraille).
Film & TV MVP (CBC), Slings and Arrows
(TMN), Our Fathers (Showtime), The Matthew
Sheppard Story (NBC), The Eleventh Hour
(CTV), This is Wonderland (CBC).
Etcetera Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Best
New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical,
guest instructor (National Theatre School),
Playwright in Residence (Canadian Stage).
Andrea Runge
CAROLINE CUSHING
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
Most Recently Between
Friends (Lighthouse
Festival Theatre).
Elsewhere Bluebeard
(Gromkat); Loves and Hours, Cloud 9, 5
Women Wearing the Same Dress (Pennsylvania
Centre Stage); A Man for All Seasons, The
Coronation Voyage (Globe Theatre); Much Ado
About Nothing, Macbeth (Shakespeare on the
Saskatchewan).
Film & TV Spliced, The Risen, Try to Remember,
Corner Gas, Incredible Story Studio.
Etcetera MFA in Acting, Pennsylvania State
University.
Michael
Healey
BOB ZELNICK
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
Most Recently Stuff
Happens (Studio 180);
The Pessimist, The
Optimistis (Tarragon Theatre); The End of
Civilization (Factory Theatre).
Film & TV This is Wonderland, Late Fragment.
Etcetera Playwright: Kicked, The Road to
Hell (with Kate Lynch), The Drawer Boy,
Plan B, Rune Arlidge, The Innocent Eye Test,
Generous. Winner of Chalmers and Governor
General’s Awards, and of four Doras for
Outstanding New Play.
CAST
Alec Willows
Edwina Cheer
SWIFTY LAZAR
EVONNE GOOLAGONG
For Canadian Stage
The Forest, Fire, Blood
Brothers, A Midsummer
Night’s Dream.
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
Elsewhere True West,
The School for Wives,
True Mummy, John Gray’s Rock and Roll,
Ghosts, The Relapse (Playhouse Theatre
Company); Up Island by David King (Stanley
Theatre); Still Desire You by Paul Ledoux
(Alberta Theatre Projects); Mesa by Doug Curtis
(Prairie Theatre Exchange); Old Goriot adapted
from Balzac by James Fagan Tait (Pacific Gold).
Film & TV Harmony Cats directed by Sandy
Wilson; Tokyo Cowboy by Kathy Garneau;
regular roles in the CBC sitcoms Airwaves and
Max Glick; and guest roles in Nothing Too Good
For a Cowboy, Outer Limits and Supernatural.
Etcetera Alec apprenticed at the Shaw Festival
in the early 1970s and trained through osmosis.
He was originally a professional drummer.
Elsewhere Recent
roles include Terri, a
dominatrix in Bondage
(VanAsian Canadian
Theatre), Florabel, an African American orphan
in Duet in the Park (Theatre in the Raw), and
the role of Stage Manager in Solo Journeys
(Carousel Theatre). She also leads the sketch
group “Disoriental,” winners of the coveted
People’s Choys Award, as a writer and performer.
Film & TV Recent credits include roles on
Jennifer’s Body, Caprica and Vipers, set to be
released this fall and subsequent endorsements
for Fig Newton, Nestles, The North Face
and Moneris.
Etcetera She recently co-produced her first
independent feature film, The Red Rooster,
and aspires to do more producing in the future.
Edwina would like to thank Ted and her fellow
cast and crew for working with her on this project!
Shaker Paleja
MANOLO SANCHEZ
David Bloom
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
MIKE WALLACE/
FLOOR DIRECTOR
Most Recently The Day
the Earth Stood Still
(20th Century Fox),
Battlestar Galactica (NBC).
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
Elsewhere A Guide to Mourning (Globe Theatre);
Hippies & Bolsheviks, The Coronation Voyage
(Alberta Theatre Projects); Robinson Crusoe
(North American Tour, Dora nomination Best
Tour Production – Axis Theatre).
Film & TV Fantastic Four pt. 2, The L Word,
Stargate SG-1, Intelligence, Soul Custody,
Touching Evil, The 4400, Kyle XY, Dark Angel,
Jeremiah, Smallville, Elegy.
Upcoming A Catholic, a Muslim, A Hindu &
A Jew walk into a Bar (Toronto, 2009).
Most Recently
Co-creator/director
Box Opera for HIVE
@ Magnetic North Theatre Festival, writer of
Revenge for Felix Culpa (Jessie Richardson
nomination, Outstanding Original Script).
Elsewhere Co-artistic director of Felix Culpa
in Vancouver for whom he has written, directed
and performed – notably the North American
premiere of Howard Barker’s Und (director),
The Designated Mourner (performer).
Film & TV Cold Squad, Da Vinci’s Inquest,
The Reflecting Skin, The X-Files, Stargate
and Stargate: Atlantis.
CREATIVE
Upcoming Co-creating/performing News of
the World for Felix Culpa, co-directing Judith
Thompson’s Palace of the End for Felix
Culpa/Touchstone/Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.
Etcetera Writing a modern musical adaptation
of Cyrano de Bergerac with composer Patrick
Pennefather.
Lissa Neptuno
MAKEUP LADY/
WAITRESS
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
Most Recently
Cecily in
The Odd Couple
with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre.
Elsewhere Bondage and Cowboy Versus
Samurai (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre);
Woman Idiot Lunatic Criminal (shameless
hussy productions); San Diego (Studio
58/Rumble Productions).
Film & TV Impulse (feature film).
Etcetera Lissa is a graduate of Studio 58 and
thanks her family for their love and support.
Ted Dykstra
DIRECTOR
For Canadian Stage
Acting: Fire (1989 Dora
Award & 2008 Dora
Award); Directing: Little
Shop of Horrors, The
Rocky Horror Show,
musical director – Fire (2008 Dora Award).
Most Recently Acting: Glenn Gould in An
Evening With Glenn Gould (Luminato/NAC);
Teach in American Buffalo (Soulpepper).
Directing: Salt-Water Moon and Leaving
Home (Soulpepper).
Elsewhere Co-created and performed in 2
Pianos, 4 Hands (Dora, Chalmers Awards)
around the world; directed Anne Frank, To Kill
A Mockingbird, A Few Good Men, The Miracle
Worker (Neptune Theatre); directed Aladdin
and Snow White and The Group of Seven (Ross
Petty Productions); directed The Dumb Waiter
and Fool for Love (Soulpepper).
Film & TV Acted in dozens of TV shows and
movies including the title role in Bach’s Fight
for Freedom and Shattered City: The Halifax
Explosion (Gemini Award Best Supporting
Actor) as well as The Englishman's Boy for
CBC. Wrote and directed Mordecai Richler:
A Celebration (CBC).
Etcetera Proud husband and manager of Juno
Award-winner Melanie Doane. Ecstatic father
of Theo and Rosie.
Patrick Clark
SET AND COSTUME
DESIGNER
For Canadian Stage
Homeward Bound.
Elsewhere 15 seasons
at the Stratford Festival
where his credits
include The Music Man, Krapp’s Last Tape,
Hughie, Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly!, The Taming
of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV
Part 1, Falstaff, King Lear, Richard III,
Homeward Bound, and the 1987 Young
Company productions of As You Like It and
CREATIVE
Romeo and Juliet. Other theatre credits
include The Matchmaker, Private Lives,
Macbeth, Charley’s Aunt, The Constant Wife,
Hedda Gabler (Atlantic Theatre Festival);
Jane Eyre, Othello, The Constant Wife,
Three Sisters, Amadeus, The Invention of
Love (Guthrie Theater); She Loves Me (Shaw
Festival); White Christmas, The Price, To Kill
a Mockingbird, Oliver!, A Few Good Men,
The Diary of Anne Frank, The Government
Inspector, The Member of the Wedding,
Beauty and the Beast (Neptune Theatre);
set for Othello and Much Ado About Nothing
(Chicago Shakespeare Theater).
Etcetera Patrick is a member of the Royal
Canadian Academy.
Alan Brodie
LIGHTING DESIGNER
For Canadian Stage
Little Shop of Horrors,
Glorious!, The
Overcoat, Vigil.
Most Recently Moby
Dick, Palmer Park
(Stratford Festival); After the Dance, A Little
Night Music (Shaw Festival); Regina (Pacific
Opera Victoria); The Amorous Adventures of
Anatol (Playhouse Theatre Company); The
Italian Girl in Algiers (Vancouver Opera);
His Greatness (Arts Club Theatre).
Elsewhere A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper);
The Magic Flute (Vancouver Opera).
Upcoming Miss Julie: Freedom Summer
(Playhouse/Canadian Stage); Sunday in the
Park with George (Shaw Festival); Cyrano de
Bergerac (Stratford Shakespeare Festival).
Etcetera Recipient of four Jessie Richardson
Awards, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award.
Nominee – Dora Award, Sterling Award, Betty
Mitchell Award, Siminovitch Prize. Instructor –
National Theatre School. Member – Associated
Designers of Canada.
Jamie Nesbitt
VIDEO DESIGNER
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
Elsewhere Selected
credits include
Projection Designer –
Where the Blood Mixes
(Playhouse Theatre Company); Projection
Designer – It’s a Wonderful Life, Poster Boys
(Arts Club); Projection Designer – Twelfth Night
(Bard on the Beach); Projection Designer –
Arabian Night, Carnage (Pi Theatre); Assistant
Scenographer – Studies in Motion (Electric
Company); Projection Designer – Rice Rockets
and Yacht People (Gateway); Projection
Designer – The Skinny Lie and Speed (Green
Thumb Theatre); Lead Projection Designer –
Spank! (The Virtual Stage); Co-Projection
Designer – Mesa (Presentation House);
Assistant Projection Designer – Life after God
(Touchstone); Projection Designer – Recovery
(Rumble Productions); Co-Projection Designer
– 36 Views (ARC); Co-Projection Designer –
Fast Food (Theatre la Siezieme).
Etcetera Jamie has received four Jessie
Nominations and is the recipient of the 2007
Sam Payne Award and the 2008 Mayor Arts
Award. Jamie is a graduate of Studio 58.
Creighton
Doane
ORIGINAL MUSIC
& SOUND DESIGN
For Canadian Stage
Debut.
Elsewhere Creighton
Doane is an awardwinning songwriter, producer, composer and
performer, who has recorded and toured the
world with Alannah Myles, Kim Mitchell,
Harem Scarem, Julian Austin, Charlie Major,
Honeymoon Suite, Melanie Doane, and Kurt
Swinghammer. He is a highly accomplished live
and studio musician. Compositions for theatre
include Scott Thompson's The Lowest Show
On Earth, The Toronto Theatre Centre hit Bully,
Dora-nominated music and sound design for
Science Fiction, Soulpepper's A Winter's Tale
(sound design) and Salt Water Moon.
Film & TV Creighton’s writing and production
credits include countless TV and radio
commercial spots with creative partner Dan
LeBlanc; songs and themes for Nelvana’s Care
Bears Movie series, Beyblade and Masquerade
Madness (Barbie) and Bakugan. Creighton
has scored for feature films and short
subjects, including LA Shorts 2006 “Best
Comedy” Santa Baby by writer/filmmaker
David Widdecomb.
Rick Rinder
STAGE MANAGER
For Canadian Stage
At the Bluma: Misery,
Glorious!, Proof, Billy
Bishop Goes to War,
If We Are Women,
Shirley Valentine and
For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. At
Berkeley Street: Sunday Father. At High Park:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night,
As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing.
Most Recently After doing Misery to end last
season, Rick enjoyed his summer settling into
his and Nadine’s new house in Maple Ridge, BC.
Upcoming In January, Rick goes to the Centaur
in Montreal to work again with Nicola Cavendish
and her Shirley Valentine, and will bring
that same production back to the Bluma in
March 2009.
Marinda
De Beer
ASSISTANT STAGE
MANAGER
For Canadian Stage
Stage manager for
Palace of the End,
Lucy, assistant
stage manager for The Glass Menagerie,
replacement stage manager for Ain’t
Misbehavin’, apprentice stage manager
for Keeley & Du, and six productions of
the TD Dream in High Park.
Elsewhere I, Claudia (Crows Theatre at GCTC,
Citadel Theatre, The Grand, The Gateway);
The Indian Queen (Toronto Masque Theatre);
surtitles operator for Peter Brook’s Sizwe Banzi
is Dead (2007 World Stage); stage manager for
A School for Scandal (George Brown Theatre
School); The Amourous Servant (Pleiades
Theatre); two seasons at the Shaw Festival
as assistant stage manager for Three Sisters,
The Plough and the Stars, The Old Ladies and
The Old Lady Shows Her Medals; assistant
stage manager for Dido and Aeneas and Acteon
(Opera Atelier). She has stage managed five
shows for Theatre Français de Toronto, as well
as others for Theatre Smith-Gilmour, Theatre
Columbus and GCTC.
Etcetera Ms. De Beer is also a birth and
post-partum doula.
Artists at our 2007 Spring Preview Event.
BACKSTAGE
We’ve had a busy summer at Canadian
Stage, preparing exciting initiatives
supporting new work, artist development
and offering opportunities for our audiences
to go behind the scenes. Here’s a quick
snapshot of what's happening this fall.
support their creation, and share aspects of
the early artistic process with an audience.
We are in the midst of programming this
year’s festival and at the moment the slate
is looking very exciting, featuring new
projects by some of Canada’s hottest writers.
In Play Development, we are pleased to
welcome Anusree Roy, our OAC Playwright
in Residence, and Damien Atkins, our
Canada Council Playwright in Residence,
to the Company. Anusree and Damien
are working on fantastic new plays with
Consulting Dramaturge Iris Turcott over the
course of the year. Iris continues to read
piles of unsolicited scripts that come in
every month, as well as work on new plays
by Judith Thompson, Ed Roy, and a new
one-woman show by Nicola Cavendish, in
addition to her dramaturgical work across
the country. The RAW! RAW! RAW! Festival
of New Work (from December 5 –13) will
bring emerging projects to life as we
We are thrilled to announce the artists
in our third season of our BASH! Artist
Development Program: nisha ahuja,
d’bi.young anitafrika, David Brock, Claire
Calnan, Melissa D’Agostino, Waawaate
Fobister, Reza Jacobs, Marcia Johnson
and Anusree Roy. New this year, the artists
will be developing projects while in their
residency in addition to participating
in an array of professional development
activities. The GYM Emerging Artist
Program continues to grow every day,
with membership now surpassing 150
emerging artists. In a new GYM initiative,
we welcomed four emerging companies as
the inaugural GYM TEAMS: Gym Program
Resident Companies and we recently had
our first PLAY IN A DAY, a 24-hour play
creation adventure overnight at Berkeley
Street, kicking off the new season.
Speaking of new initiatives, we have
proudly launched the Visionaries Council,
a membership-driven initiative that engages
young professionals in the theatre of The
Canadian Stage Company. The Council
enables access to senior leaders, new
social circles and leadership opportunities,
which cultivate new relationships, broaden
horizons and contribute to the dynamism of
the cultural life of Toronto. The Visionaries
Council recently had its official Launch
Party at THE SPOKE CLUB; we have a
number of exciting events lined up, and
membership is growing every day!
This summer, we expanded our Education
and Community Arts activities to include
some exciting new components and
partnerships with local organizations. Ravi
Jain has officially started as our Community
Arts Associate for the 08.09 Season. Ravi
was in our BASH! Program last year and is
an acclaimed director, producer and truly
exceptional artist making a big splash in
the community arts and the professional
arts community. Ravi will be heading up
our new Young Company as well as working
with us to build new community arts
initiatives year round.
We announced five new Youth Programs:
the Young Company, the Innovators Creation
Program, Lines: Emerging Writers Program,
The Shop Production and Design Program,
and the cheapTHRILLS Youth Access Pass,
offering youth under 24 outstanding access,
education and training opportunities with
the artists of Canadian Stage.
Our Educator Advisory has expanded to
include the following educators: Brendon
Allen, The Bishop Strachan School and
Upper Canada College; Anne-Louise
Bannon, Marshall McLuhan Catholic
Secondary School; Sarah Green, Bloor
Collegiate Institute; Kirsty Irvine, Unionville
Secondary School; Christine Jackson,
Arts Program Coordinator, TDSB; Michael
Limerick, Monarch Park Collegiate Institute;
Laurence Siegel, Retired Educator; and
Sally Spofforth, Marc Garneau Collegiate
Institute. In addition to our newly published
Study Guides and our Educator Preview
Nights, we are currently working with our
Advisory to plan our upcoming Educator
Professional Development Workshop: The
Artist Educator Exchange, which will be at
Berkeley Street on Saturday November 29.
There are some exciting evolutions to our
Theatre Club Program this year — see this
month’s Spotlight On section to read more
about our partnerships with Nicholas Hoare,
Random House Canada and the inaugural
Canadian Stage Reads selection The Ghost
by Robert Harris.
Also, we hope you will join us for our
special Family Days for It’s a Wonderful
Life on Saturday Dec 6 and Saturday
Dec 13 at the Bluma Appel Theatre. Like
our Family Nights at the Dream, we will
be creating a special workshop experience
featuring a backstage tour, artist-led
activities, crafts and other family-friendly
fun events that will be offered from
10 am – noon on those Saturday mornings.
For more information on any of these initiatives, please contact Natasha Mytnowych,
Associate Director of Artistic and Audience Development at 416-367-8243 x277
or [email protected]
DIRECTOR’S NOTES
“Usually, this space is reserved for the director’s pithy, insightful comments.
I am pleased to defer to the REAL Jim Reston (played in our show by
Vancouver’s Ari Cohen) with whom I have had the great pleasure of speaking
at length. He has very generously offered us the following foreword. Enjoy
the show, it’s a real treat.” TED DYKSTRA
During the California taping in
that spring of 1977, I thought of
Nixon as Proteus, the mythological
Greek god, who possessed all
the wizard wiles, who was well
protected by guards and by cunning,
and who, when threatened, could
miraculously change shapes.
In David Frost, we had the most
unlikely Odysseus. His job, as
the legend said, was to “catch
and pin Proteus down.” He had
a daunting task.
The Legacy
the Frost/N
Interviews
Richard Nixon had dragged the
country through two years of agony
over his Watergate transgressions.
His abuses of the presidential
office, his obstruction of justice,
his impeachable offences had
become perfectly clear to the
American people. Just as he was on
the verge of being impeached by
the U.S. House of Representatives
and then tried and formally
removed from office by the U.S.
Senate for High Crimes and
Misdemeanors, he had abruptly
resigned. His successor, President Gerald
Ford, promptly pardoned him, ensuring that
the disgraced President would never stand before the bar of justice.
The Frost/Nixon Interviews of 1977 would be the only trial for Watergate that Nixon would
ever have. As such, they were freighted with enormous historical significance. It was my
job to prepare David Frost for his Watergate interrogation, and I felt the weight of our
historic responsibility intensely. The stakes were immense. Frost was paying Nixon more
than a million dollars for the privilege of the interrogation, and so the morality of “cheque
cy of
Nixon
s
book journalism” was much
discussed. Nixon undoubtedly saw
the enterprise as a sweetheart deal.
He stood to make a lot of money
and to rehabilitate his reputation
in the bargain. Through Frost,
he surely hoped to show that the
country had made a mistake. But
he underestimated the great skill
of his adversary.
It is no wonder that this exceedingly
dramatic confrontation remains
the most-watched public affairs
programme in the history of
television. The project had
elements of Greek theatre: the
disgraced leader in combat with
the fading entertainer, each trying
to use the other to resuscitate
his career and his legacy. From
their intimate and yet so public
encounter, only one winner
could emerge.
Would the Grand Inquisitor be
able to coax from the Master of
Deception a sincere confession
of crime and an authentic apology to
the nation? How could he accomplish this,
when so many before him had failed?
After a series of disappointments, David Frost surprised us all. When it was over, more than
two thirds of the viewers felt Nixon was guilty of obstruction of justice and an equal number
thought he had lied during the interviews. Television had vindicated the decision of the nation.
Historian James Reston, Jr., upon whom the character, “Jim Reston” is based, is the
author of The Conviction of Richard Nixon: The Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews.
UPCOMING EVENTS
FROST/NIXON
OCT
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0CT
0CT
OCT
OCT
OCT
OCT
NOV
NOV
NOV
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16
17
17
21
22
28
29
4
5
8
BASH! Post-show discussion
APC Black Tie Gala Opening Night Dinner
Visionaries Council Pre-Show Salon
Visionaries Council Post-Show Gathering
Evening Post-Show Talk Back
Matinee Post-Show Talk Back
Evening Post-Show Talk Back
Matinee Post-Show Talk Back
Evening Post-Show Talk Back
Matinee Post-Show Talk Back
Theatre Club at Nicholas Hoare
For BASH! members
For APC members
$15
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!
WILD DOGS
OCT
OCT
OCT
OCT
OCT
OCT
15
16
22
23
29
30
Matinee Post-Show Talk Back
Evening Post-Show Talk Back
Matinee Post-Show Talk Back
Evening Post-Show Talk Back
Matinee Post-Show Talk Back
Evening Post-Show Talk Back
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
OCT
NOV
NOV
NOV
NOV
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
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27
28
28
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16
17
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APC First Day of Rehearsal Meet + Greet
BASH! Post-show discussion
APC Opening Night Dinner
Visionaries Council Pre-Show Salon
Visionaries Council Post-Show Gathering
Evening Post-Show Talk Back
Matinee Post-Show Talk Back
Family Day
Evening Post-Show Talk Back
Matinee Post-Show Talk Back
Family Day
Evening Post-Show Talk Back
Matinee Post-Show Talk Back
Theatre Club at Nicholas Hoare
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RAW! RAW! RAW! FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK
DEC 5-13
DEC 5
Workshops and Public Performances
Partners Fall Play Preview
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VOLUNTEERING
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appreciation!” (Elaine R., Volunteer Usher at Canadian Stage Berkeley)
“Volunteering for Canadian Stage is an experience not to be
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of it all. It’s like you become part of this huge family that is
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“We had a great opportunity to volunteer together as a family
while giving something back to the community.” (Miranda, Michael, Mark,
Sandra and Jadu M., CanStage TD Dream in High Park Volunteers)
We welcome enthusiasm, energy and commitment from our volunteers and provide all
volunteers with incredible educational opportunities and the chance to see great theatre.
TYPICAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
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training provided and no experience necessary.
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BENEFITS
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SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The Canadian Stage Company thanks the following VOLUNTEER INTERNS
for all of their excellent work:
Summer Intern Acknowledgments
Thank you to summer volunteer interns Ada Tsang, Alison Silveira, Bridget Van Voorden,
Nadia Alam, Nikita Raja, Nina Iordanova, and Shaina Silver-Baird.
The Canadian Stage Company deeply appreciated the chance to
work as part of a team with you.
Current Volunteer Interns at The Canadian Stage Company
Valerie Bruce, Artistic Programs (Design & Production) Intern
Dana Clark, Audience Development & Communications Intern
Eliza Ives, Literary Programs Intern
Tami Klein, Volunteer Resources Intern
Mimi Mok, Visionaries Council Intern
Sarah Sherman, Artistic Programs Intern
THANK
YOU!
For further information about volunteering or to find out about our current volunteer
internship postings please contact Bob McCarthy, Manager of Volunteer Resources
and Interns: 416.367.8243 x252 or [email protected]
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PLAY A LEADING ROLE
Every gift to The Canadian Stage Company
makes an enormous difference.
As a not-for-profit theatre company, Canadian Stage depends on the support of its audience.
With your help, Canadian Stage will continue to provide excellence on stage in Toronto
and around the world. We continue to support cultural expression through our unique play
development programs as well as education and outreach programs for students and youth.
Canadian Stage would like to thank all our supporters who have demonstrated their
passion for contemporary theatre. For more information on ways you can make a difference
and levels of donation, please visit canstage.com or contact Tenny Nigoghossian at
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LEADERSHIP GIFTS
Canadian Stage gratefully acknowledges the exceptional support provided through
Leadership Gifts. We are extremely thankful for the outstanding commitment of
the following individuals:
EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS $50,000+
Estate of Bluma Appel
Susan Crocker and John Hunkin
CANADIAN STAGE ENDOWMENT FUND
The Canadian Stage Endowment Fund supports the continued pursuit of presenting, creating
and producing the most compelling contemporary theatre. We would like to acknowledge the
following supporters for their outstanding contribution.
J.P. Bickell Foundation
The Sarmite D. Bulte
Musical Commission Fund
The Bluma Appel Artistic and Audience
Development Fund
The Henry N.R. Jackman Foundation
William A. MacKinnon
The John McKellar Charitable Foundation
The James W. Leech Playwright Fund
In Memory of John D’Angelo
ANNUAL FUND
ARTISTIC PRODUCER’S CIRCLE
For more information about the APC program or to make any listing changes, please
contact Tenny Nigoghossian at 416.367.8243 x246 or [email protected]
BARBARA HACKETT, Chair
Artistic Producer's Circle
ARTISTS UNDERWRITERS
$10,000+
Appel Family Foundation**
Jill E. Black &
Barry Allan**
Andrew Auerbach &
Jean Blacklock
Susan Crocker &
John Hunkin*
Mark & Ann Curry**
The Fleck Family
Foundation
Peter & Dianne Gillin**
Barbara Hackett &
John Tory*
Ron Lalonde &
Jane Humphreys*
Janet & Sid Lindsay**
Bill MacKinnon**
Mai Liis &
Richard McCoy*
Maureen & Roger
Parkinson**
Gabrielle M.R. Richards
Ellen & Brian Rose**
Jack & Judith Rose**
Chip & Barbara Vallis**
DIRECTORS
$7,500 - $9,999
Marcia Lewis Brown
Peter & Frances Chiddy**
Mike Leshyk &
Andrea Waddell
Stephen & Leslie Sigurdson
SUPERSTARS
$5,000 - $7,499
John F. Bankes**
Susan & Hans
Brenninkmeyer**
Helen Burstyn &
David Pecaut*
Buzz Carroll &
Barbara Flynn**
Patti & Gordon
Cunningham**
Laura Dinner &
Richard Rooney
John & Nancy Embry
Doone & George Estey**
Bob & Irene Gillespie**
Pamela & Richard Hallisey*
Lawson A.W. Hunter
Brian Imrie & Carol Sewell*
Donald & Marjorie Lenz**
John & Gail MacNaughton*
Doug & Alexa Murphy
Margaret R. Sims
Steven Sokolowski &
Laurie Clark*
Timothy Thompson
STARS
$2,500 - $4,999
Richard T. Adams &
Ken Burke**
David G.P.Allan &
Cynthia A. Young*
Anne-Marie H. Applin &
Michael Applin
Diane M. Bean**
Morris Berchard
Gillian & Gordon Bogden
Carol & Glenn Bowman
Martin Bragg**†
Mary & John Cassaday
Wendy M. Cecil**
Claudio Cerrito
Irene David
Patricia Biesecke Dimitrieff
Justice Gloria &
Mr. Seymour Epstein
Bill & Barbara Etherington*
Alan & Peggy Forde**
Judy & Don Fullerton
André J. Galipeault C.M.
& Suzanne Galipeault**
Helena & Armin
Gottschling
Judy & Irwin Gould**
Janet Graham &
Dan Nixon
Angela & Bryan Gransden
Sharon & Allan Gregg
Kathleen Hermant**
Lee and Patrick Howe
Family Foundation at
the Toronto Community
Foundation
Ted Jarmain & Anna
Stahmer Jarmain**
Ron & Pam Jones
Edward & Ann Kerwin**
Anne & David LeGresley
Ana Lopes &
Don Tapscott*
James & Danielle
MacDonald*
The Don Middleton and
Clayton Wilson Fund**
Shabin & Nadir Mohamed
Adrian Montgomery
Stanton & Kathy Mulvihill*
Robert & Penny Richards*
James Riley
P. Schaal**
Susan & Lorne Stephenson
Daniel & Sandra Sullivan**
Jean & Linda Taillon
George & Mary Turnbull
Foundation at the Toronto
Community Foundation**
Elaine Vacheresse
Dr. Blossom T. Wigdor, C.M.**
Catherine & David Wilkes**
Stephen Williamson*
Bob & Joan Wright**
Chung Yue**
Helen Ziegler &
Associates Inc.*
CAST MEMBERS
$1,500 - $2,499
David Abel**†
Andrée Appleton &
Alex Leman
In Memory of
Michael Baptista**
Barbara Barde*
Larry Bordonaro**
Keith & Barbara Bowman
Mary Ann Burton
Louise Cannon**
Frances Carmichael
Margaret Chambers**
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and Studio City
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Freeman**
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C. Guiver*
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Allan Jenoff
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Jerome Morse
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Spencer*
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Charles Petersen
Jerry & Pam Whelan**
Christina & Wendell Wigle
Arlene & Michael Willis*
Wilson & Partners LLP
Lucy Wing
**10 or more years
of support
* 5 or more years
of support
† The Canadian Stage
Company Staff Member
ANNUAL FUND
PARTNERSHIP
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$1,000 - $1,499
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Peggy & Murray Boyne**
Paul M. Butler &
Chris Black**
Lorena Chioran**
Nicki & Bryce Douglas**
In Memory of
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Robert C. Gibson**
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Deborah Barrett
Nancy Love
Ian & Barbara Mason*
In Memory of Judith Teller
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Anonymous (2)
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Anonymous
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Ann Galvin
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John & Ann Lang*
Muriel MacKenzie**
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Natasha Mytnowych †
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Anonymous
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$250 - $499
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Neil Dobbs
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Sandy & Roberta
Finkelstein**
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Janice Friis
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Ron Gough
Noelle Grace
David R. Grant**
Stephen Greiner*
Ava Gross
Margaret Hardman*
Karen Henderson**
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Margaret Howe*
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Helvi Hunter
Iain Hunter**
Justin Jeffery*
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A. C. Jurock**
Gerda Kaegi*
Maria Kapsamer**
Xenia Kirkpatrick*
S. Kirschbaum**
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Mr. & Mrs. Alex Korn**
Henry Labatte &
Jean Cuddy**
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Leon & Anita Lapidus*
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Larry & Paula Laycock**
Ray & Linda Lee*
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Therese Maceda †
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Fiona & Anson McKim*
Pat McQuaid &
Jim Harbell
Jim Milligan*
Aaron Milrad
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James Moore**
J. Moran
Robert Morassutti
R. J. Morrison**
Julian Mulock*
Robert C. Murcar*
Terry Murphy*
Jane Nakamora
Mary S. Nutson**
Emile Oliana
Janet Park*
Eric E. Parker**
Mary Parker
K. Paterson*
John Paton
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Lloyd Porter
Harold M. Povilaitis**
Georgia Quartaro*
Eva Reti*
Alma Richards*
Eleanor Richardson*
Gretta Riddell-Dixon**
John H. Rogers**
Deanna Rosenswig
Sue Russell*
Lori Russell
J. Douglas Sanderson**
Jane Sanderson*
Yvonne Sawden**
W. W. Schultz**
Ingrid Sils**
Brenda & Phillip Silver*
Ivor Simmons**
Peter H. Sims
Berneice Skelly*
Ken & Bernadette Smith**
L. E. Smith**
D. Snelgrove**
Ron Sparrow**
R. G. Stackhouse**
W. R. Stadelman**
Myrna & Chris
Stait-Gardner**
Julia Stavreff**
Dennis & Marilyn Steen**
John C. Stephenson**
Strategic Advisory
International
Heather Street
Ms. Diane Stibbard
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Elizabeth Terry**
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Joel Troster &
Sheryl Smolkin
In Memory of Art &
Thelma Trotter*
Ron Varley*
Nick & Marg Walker**
Phyllis Wasserman
Ruth Watts-Gransden
Robert Weese*
Mr. & Mrs. John
Wheelwright**
Maureen Whelton
Juliet White &
Anthony Duke**
L. S. C. White**
James H. Wilson**
Carole Winberg
Donald L. Woods &
Alida Dubray**
John & Leslie Wright*
Morden Yolles
David Young*
Anonymous (11)
**10 or more years
of support
* 5 or more years
of support
† The Canadian Stage
Company Staff Member
The Canadian Stage
Company is also grateful
for the support of
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FOUNDATION SUPPORTERS
GENERAL SUPPORT
The Bennett Family Foundation
The Silver Tree Foundation
Winberg Foundation
PLAY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
The Henry White Kinnear Foundation
The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation
The John McKellar Charitable Foundation
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
INTERNSHIPS
The George Cedric Metcalf Foundation
EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Tippet Foundation
Anonymous
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
The Canadian Stage company recognizes
the significant support of our public funders:
Cultural Strategic Initiatives Fund
through the Ontario Ministry of Culture
We acknowledge the support of the Canada
Council for the Arts which last year invested
$22.6 million in theatre throughout
Canada. Nous remercions de son soutien
le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi
22,6 millions de dollars l’an dernier dans
le théâtre à travers le Canada.
The Tomorrow Starts Today Program
and The Sustainability Program of
the Department of Canadian Heritage
Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE
COMPANY STAFF
Artistic Managing Director
Max Reimer
Director of Production
Colin Campbell
Technical Director
Shane Droucker
Company Manager
Chelsea McPeake
Production Buyer
Dan Paterson
Head of Properties
Rob Lewis
Props Assistant/Upholsterer
Lynn Burton
Props Builders
Erinne Drake
Heidi Wilkinson
Head Scenic Artist
Justus Hayes
Head of Wardrobe
Patricia Smith
Scenic Painters
James Blake
Louse DeGagne
Wardrobe Assistant
Lynette Schlichting
Scenic Welder
Keith Smith
Seamstress
Jodi Jacyk
Head Scenic Carpenter
Vince Folgizan
First Hand
Christine Pampel
Scenic Carpenter
Peter Wells
Cutter
Susan Baldwin
Production Stage Carpenter
Dale Baratelli
Wigs
Stacey Butterworth
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Late Arrivals
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As a courtesy to the audience and artists,
latecomers will be seated at an appropriate
break in the play.
The use of cameras and recording devices
during performances is strictly prohibited.
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Theatre programmes, please contact:
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Phone 905.829.3900 x222
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and audience members. For those who
must have access to pagers for emergencies,
please leave them with the House Manager
who will record your seat number and
name. Cellular phones and watch alarms
must be turned off during performances.
Please respect patrons with perfume
sensitivities.
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For more information
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Toronto, ON M5A 2W3
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STAFF
General Manager
Director of Sales
& Marketing
James Roe
Senior Event Manager
Event Manager
House Manager
House Manager
David Pearsons
James Ufton
Larry Westlake
Lynn Frenette
Head Electrician
Head Carpenter
Property Master
Sound Operator
Assistant Electrician
Chris Root
Reg Taylor
Douglas Parker
Keijo Makela
Tim Flawn
Carol Henderson
Stage employees of the St. Lawrence Centre are
represented by Local 58 of the International Alliance
of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Usher and concession staff employees of the
St. Lawrence Centre are represented by Local 2652
of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
Chair, R. Peter Gillin
Vice-Chair, Maureen Parkinson
Anne-Marie H. Applin
Diana Arajs
Howard Bateman
Ulla Colgrass
Susan Crocker
Carrol Anne Curry
David Davies
V. Tony Hauser
Barbara J. Hejduk
David Kee
Edward P. Kerwin
Councillor Pam McConnell
John McKellar
Councillor Kyle Rae
Benjamin J. Trister
For more information visit stlc.com
CANADIAN STAGE STAFF
AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MARTIN BRAGG
Artistic Producer
DAVID ABEL
Executive Producer
& General Manager
ARTISTIC
Natasha Mytnowych
Associate Director of
Artistic & Audience
Development
Iris Turcott
Consulting Dramaturge
trey anthony**
Damien Atkins**
Lisa Codrington†
Anusree Roy†
Edward Roy†
Playwrights-in-Residence
Anna Chatterton
David Brock
Daniel Karasik
Hannah Moscovitch
Lisa Codrington
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Play Creation Group
Dr. Lois Kivesto, PhD
Researcher
Briana Brown††
Metcalf Artistic &
Producing Intern
PRODUCING
Gail Packwood
Associate Producer
Rosie Driscoll
Company Manager &
Executive Assistant
DEVELOPMENT
Tenny Nigoghossian
Executive Director
of Advancement
Alix Stirling
Development Coordinator
Kara Dymond
Development Assistant
Corporate Development
Dan Hickey
Corporate Development
Manager
Clare Christensen
Corporate Coordinator
Marion Hart for MHEvents
Special Events Manager
Individual Giving
Therese Maceda
Partnership Manager
MARKETING &
COMMUNICATIONS
Katie Inverarity
Director of Marketing
& Communications
Public Relations
Margaret Sirotich
Senior Communications
Manager
Bronwen Bradley
Publicity and Publications
Coordinator
Sales & Marketing
Patricia Barretto
Senior Sales & Marketing
Manager
Jessica Reynolds
Marketing & Promotions
Coordinator
Christina Hotz
Group Sales Manager
Amar Bajracharya
Patron Systems
Administrator
Patron Services
Louise Plunkett
Patron Services
Operations Coordinator
Allan Gillespie
Nicole Myers
Shaun Shetty
Patron Services Supervisors
Front of House
Rebecca Harrison
Berkeley Front of
House Manager
Elizabeth McDermott
Berkeley Assistant
Front of House Manager
Elizabeth Nutting
Berkeley Front of House
Supervisor
AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
& EDUCATION
Natasha Mytnowych
Associate Director of Artistic
& Audience Development
Bob McCarthy
Manager of Volunteer
Resources
Madeha Khalid
Community Relations
Manager (on leave)
Rob Kempson
Interim Community
Relations Manager
FINANCE &
ADMINISTRATION
Sandra Cesario
Controller
Janet Llewellyn
Payroll Administrator
& Accountant
Bronwyn Roberts
Accounting & Assets
Coordinator
PRODUCTION
Alistair Hepburn
Director of Production
Chris Carlton
Technical Director
Wendy Ryder
Assistant Technical Director
Tyler Devine
Technical Associate/
IT Systems
Susan Batchelor
Bluma Wardrobe Mistress
Set & Properties
Mary Spyrakis
Head of Properties
William Sovie
Senior Props Builder
Shelley Heebner
Props Builder
Berkeley Street
Theatre Technicians
Eric Meadows
Head Technician
Joshua Braithwaite
Head Technician,
Upstairs Theatre
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Susan Crocker*
Chair
Jill Black*
Barbara Hackett*
Stephen P. Sigurdson*
Vice-Chairs
Cynthia Young*
Secretary
Andrew Auerbach*
Irene David
R. Peter Gillin*
Billie Holiday
Lee Allison Howe*
Lawson A. W. Hunter
Brian C. Imrie*
Ron Lalonde*
Janet Lindsay
Councillor Pam McConnell
Richard McCoy
Ellen Moore
Doug Murphy*
Anne Marie O’Donovan
Maureen Parkinson
Councillor Kyle Rae
Gabrielle M. R. Richards
James A. Riley*
Jack Rose
W. Brian Rose*
Jennifer Rowe
Joy Rychlik
Lorne Stephenson*
Jean Taillon
Timothy Thompson
Scott Wetmore
Board of Directors
Honorary Council
Howard Bateman
Susan Brenninkmeyer
The Honourable
Sarmite D. Bulte
Richard Coles
Patti Cunningham
Rita Eskudt
Debbie Gibson
George Glover
Barbara Hejduk
Peter Herrndorf
Edward P. Kerwin
James Leech
William A. MacKinnon
Michael MacMillan
Trina McQueen
Derek Nelson
Barbara Palk
Len Racioppo
Ross Rennie
Dan Sullivan
Canadian Stage
Celebrates Past Presidents
& Chairs of the Board
of Directors
Thomas B. Hendry
Harry A. Malcomson
David Black
J.C. Lockwood
Arthur Gelber
James Crang
Helen Phelan
John McKellar
Donna Digby
Bill Buchanan
Duggan Melhuish
Kathleen Hermant
Peter Herrndorf
James W. Leech
The Honourable
Sarmite D. Bulte
William A. MacKinnon
Maureen Parkinson
Chip Vallis
Legal Counsel
John D. McKellar
List as of
September 10, 2008
* Executive Committee
** Courtesy of the Canada
Council for the Arts
† Courtesy of the Ontario
Arts Council
†† Courtesy of the
George Cedric Metcalf
Foundation
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Wardrobe and wig attendants
engaged by The Canadian Stage
Company are represented by Local
822 of the International Alliance
of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Canadian Stage is a member of the
Professional Association of Canadian
Theatres (PACT) and the Toronto
Alliance for the Performing Arts
(TAPA) and engages, under the terms
of the Canadian Theatre Agreement,
professional artists who are members
of the Canadian Actors’ Equity
Association.
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Based on the film by Frank Capra
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Written and directed by Stephen Sachs
In co-production with
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