Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre
May 17-October 28, 2022
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Peter Pasyk
Assistant Directed by: Bryn Kennedy
Set Designed by: Patrick Lavender
Costume Designed by: Michelle Bohn
Lighting Designed by: Kimberly Purtell
Sound Designed by: Richard Feren
Stage Managed by: Brian Scott
Cast: Graham Abbey, Hilary Adams, Bola Aiyeola, Celia Aloma, Maev Beaty, isi bhakhomen, Laura Condlln, Austin Eckert, Jakob Ehman, Ijeoma Emesowum, Rachel Jones, Matt Kabwe, John Kirkpatrick, Kevin Kruchkywich, Josue Laboucane, Ngabo Nabea, Andrea Rankin, Anthony Santiago, Tyrone Savage, Michael Spencer-Davis, Amaka Umeh & Norman Yeung.
Prince Hamlet, son of Denmark’s late king, is horrified – and placed in a moral quandary – by the apparition of his father’s ghost. This spectre claims to have been murdered by the brother who now wears his crown – and who, having married the widowed queen, is now not only Hamlet’s uncle but also his stepfather. The ghost demands vengeance, but can it be trusted? And can the taking of a life ever be justified? Can this troubled family tolerate any further loss?
A BEAR AWAKE IN WINTER
Factory Theatre, Mainspace
Next Stage Theatre Festival
January 10-20, 2019
Directed, Written & Produced by: Ali Joy Richardson
Assistant Directed and Assistant Produced by: Bryn Kennedy
Lighting Designed by: Steph Raposo
Sound Designed, Fight Choreographed & Production Managed by: Neil Silcox
Stage Managed by: Lucy McPhee
Cast: Hershel Blatt, Andrew Di Rosa, Michaela Di Cesare, Bria McLaughlin, Danny Pagett. Natasha Ramondino & Andy Trithardt
Originally developed in a two week workshop through Canadian Stage’s RBC Director Development Residency. Finalist for the 2018 Safe Words New Canadian Play Award. A Bear Awake In Winter was generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council & Ontario Arts Council.
2007. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A high school band class. A new teacher from Toronto wants to be an inspiration to his jaded students but is afraid to come out to them. A boy bullies a girl in insidious ways until she takes matters into her own hands. An act of violence at a school dance fractures the community. This is a dark, funny, and difficult story about the fight to stand up for yourself.