2017-18 Artists

INTRODUCING ATP’S 2017/2018 SEASON ARTISTS

THE LAST WIFE

 Lorne Cardinal – Henry

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Where the Blood Mixes by K. Loring (WCTC and Theatre Network), Thunderstick by K. Williams (Persephone Theatre, Theatre Aquarius and Theatre Network). Lorne also assistant-directed and played Albany in the National Arts Centre’s production of King Lear. Lorne has numerous credits in Film and TV, which can be seen at imdb.me/lornecardinal. He is also appearing as Sgt. Davis Quinton in CTV’s new Corner Gas: Animated, due in early 2018. Lorne would also love to thank his wife, Monique Hurteau, for her unending love and support to make this wonderful show a possibility. Enjoy.


 Lucian-River Chauhan – Eddy

Lucian-River was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan to an interfaith family and is entering the 3rd grade at École St. Sylvester. He has lived in three rural cities and one town before settling in Calgary. This summer, Lucian-River celebrated Canada’s sesquicentennial with the Junior Young Canadians at the Calgary Stampede Grandstand show and he is overjoyed to continue the celebrations with his debut at ATP with this iconic Canadian play. Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Baa, Dada, family, friends & mentors. Bonne fête Canada!


 Emma Houghton – Bess

Emma Houghton is an Edmonton born actor/singer/dancer and a recent graduate of the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta. Select theatre credits include The Lady from the Sea, Bright Burning, The Government Inspector, and God’s Ear(Studio Theatre), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown(Opera Nuova), Parade(Opera Nuova), The Tempest(U of A BFA), The Orchard(U of A BFA), Assassins(Loose Ends Theatre), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream(The Citadel). She looks forward to the excitement of creation and performing for years to come. Love to her nearest and dearest.


 Helen Knight – Mary

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: The Art Of Kneading (Calgary Fringe), Oblivion (Third Street Theater), A Good Marriage (Lunchbox Theater), Tomorrow’s Child (Ghost River Theater), FUGLY (The Janes), Bone Cage (Downstage Theater; nominated for Betty Mitchell Award for outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role). Helen is honoured work with Glynis and such a talented and generous cast and crew. Special love and thanks to Owen, Olive, and Mom (who first introduced her to the delicious world of the Tudors).


 Haysam Kadri – Thom

Haysam is once again excited to be working at ATP. For ATP: (Selected) Cockroach, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Shakespeare’s Dog, Robin Hood, Oliver Twist. Elsewhere: (Selected) Richard III, Macbeth, Othello, Land of the Dead, The Winter’s Tale (The Shakespeare Co); A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Crucible, A Christmas Carol, Enron, To Kill A Mockingbird (Theatre Calgary); The Hollow, Case of the Jersey Lily, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Twelve Angry Men, Jekyll and Hyde, Black Coffee (Vertigo Theatre); My Alter Ego (Edmonton Fringe). Film/TV: The Revenant, Hell on Wheels. Awards: Betty Mitchell (A Thousand Splendid Suns, Bashir Lazar, Shakespeare’s Dog), Calgary Critics Award (Othello, Hamlet), Dora Mavor Moore (Stratford). Haysam is the Artistic Producer of The Shakespeare Company in Calgary and Program Director for Shakespeare by the Bow.


 Myla Southward – Kate

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Three Musketeers, Richard III, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale (The Shakespeare Company); Skylight, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); The Hollow, Turn of the Screw, Jekyll and Hyde (Vertigo Theatre); Scarlet Woman, The Lover (Lunchbox Theatre); Summer of My Amazing Luck (Sage Theatre); Grace, McGregor’s Hard Ice Cream and Gas (Shadow Theatre); Some Girls (Northern Light Theatre); FIRE (Canadian Stage Company/Citadel Theatre). Film/TV: Fargo, Vagina Bug, In Your Orbit. Awards: Betty Mitchell Award Nomination -Summer of My Amazing Luck, Scarlet Woman; AMPIA Award Nomination – In Your Orbit; Sterling Award Nomination – Some Girls; Betty Mitchell Award Recipient – As You Like It. Myla sends her love to Eric, Mr. Moo, and Mr. Magoo.


Kate Hennig – Playwright

Kate is a diverse, multi-award-winning theatre artist, with over 35 years of professional experience as a performer, including seasons on Broadway, with the Royal Shakespeare Company and with both the Shaw and Stratford Festivals. She has an MA (Distinction) in Voice Studies from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, and is the proud recipient of the 2015 Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award for excellence in the classical theatre. Kate has recently been appointed Associate Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival in Canada. Kate is writing a series of plays about the Tudor queens, which began with The Last Wife, premiering at the Stratford Festival in 2015, and enjoying a completely sold-out and extended run. The US premiere took place at TimeLine Theatre, Chicago, in September 2016. The Last Wife was short-listed for the Carol Bolt Award and is on the curriculum at Queen’s University and Glendon College. The Virgin Trial, the second play in the series, opened in June 2017 at the Stratford Festival, and is already largely sold out. Kate is currently writing a third play in this series with the working title: Father’s Daughter. This season will also see the premiere of Wilde Tales: Kate’s adaptation for the stage of Oscar Wilde’s stories for children. Wilde Tales debuts at the Shaw Festival in June 2017 and runs through the end of September. Kate lives and writes in both Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. www.katehennig.com.


Glynis Leyshon – Director

For ATP: Director of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Melville Boys, M. Butterfly, Moo, Warriors, Seussical the Musical, The Wizard of Oz. Elsewhere: Theatre and Opera credits include: South Pacific (Calgary Opera), Otello (L’opera de Montreal), Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Shaw Festival), Vigil (Theatre Calgary), Governor General Award winning play Where the Blood Mixes (Luminato International Festival), For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again (Magnetic North Festival, Burning Stick Festival, Western Canada Theatre, Gateway Theatre Richmond). Artistic Director for Belfry Theatre in Victoria and The Vancouver Playhouse, where she won numerous Jessie Richardson Awards including Best Director for Equus. TV credits include 5 seasons as host of Knowledge Network’s By The Book.


Laryssa Yanchak – Fight Director

Laryssa is Canada’s only female certified Fight Master and the first woman in Canadian theatre history to win an accredited award for Fight Direction (Betty Mitchell Award, Treasure Island for ATP and Quest Theatre). She is thrilled to be working once again with the stellar folks at ATP. For ATP: The Apology, Dust, The Valley, Legend Has It, Games. Elsewhere: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, The Three Musketeers (Alberta Ballet); with JP Fournier: Carmen, Dead Man Walking, Moby Dick (Calgary Opera). Film/TV: Armourer and stunts for Klondike, Knuckleball, Ice Blue, Damnation, Fargo and (upcoming) El Chicano. Laryssa continually strives to grow as a fight professional and wishes to thank everyone that supports her endeavours in this art form.


Jane MacFarlane – Vocal Coach

For ATP: Fortune Falls, Legend Has it, The Circle, The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, Venus in Fur, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Toad of Toad Hall, That Elusive Spark, The Syringa Tree, Vincent in Brixton Elsewhere: Sherlock Homes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, The Mousetrap, Dial M for Murder (Vertigo Theatre) as well as productions at Theatre Junction, Sage Theatre, Stage West Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre. Jane Is the Resident Voice Coach for Theatre Calgary, where she has worked on over 40 productions in the past decade. Film/TV: Wynonna Earp. Jane is also an actor, director and instructor, having taught at such institutions as York University, Harvard University, SMU, UCalgary, MRU, UofA and most recently for the Globe Theatre Conservatory in Regina.


Luigi Riscaldino – Language Coach

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: As Language Coach: The Light in the Piazza (Theatre Calgary); As Actor: A Streetcar Named Desire, Of Mice and Men (Spirit Fire); The Real McCoy (ETC); Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare Company/GZT/H&M); Othello, Macbeth, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Company); It’s a Wonderful Life, Twelve Angry Men (echo37); The Hobbit (StoryBook); The Woman in Black (Workshop). Film/TV: Tin Star, In Plainview, Wynonna Earp, Hell on Wheels, Wild Roses. Awards: CAT (The Hobbit). Luigi thanks Antonio, Marc, and Hector.


Scott Reid – Set Design

For ATP: 1979, Legend Has It, Venus In Fur, 16 playRites Festivals, True Love Lies, East of Berlin, Half Life, Oliver Twist, Sitting on Paradise. Elsewhere: Turn of the Screw, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Farewell My Lovely, Vintage Hitchcock, In the Heat of the Night, Blithe Spirit, Dangerous Corner, And Then There Were None and Rebecca (Vertigo Theatre); Mom’s The Word: For Crying Out Loud, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Calgary); A Raisin in the Sun (Theatre Calgary/Soulpepper Theatre Company), Crimes of the Heart (Theatre Calgary/MTC); Die Tote Stadt, The Flying Dutchman, Otello, The Inventor, Little Women, Dead Man Walking and Faust (Calgary Opera); Class Acts, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, Songs Of A Wayfarer, Requiem (Alberta Ballet); New Beginnings, Better Get Hit in Your Soul, The Wilds, and Spontaneous Combustion (DJD).


David Fraser – Lighting Design

For ATP: Set & Lighting Design for: Buyer & Cellar, Butcher, Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story, The Syringa Tree and The Goat. Lighting Design for: 1979, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Charlie Brown, Unity 1918, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and the ENBRIDGE playRites Festival 2005 – 2012. Elsewhere: Most recent work includes: Elektra – Light Design (Edmonton Opera), Wait Until Dark – Set Design (Vertigo Theatre), Richard III – Lighting Design (The Shakespeare Company). Awards: Nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award, two Betty Mitchell Awards, a SATAward, and thirteen Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, thrice as a recipient for his designs. David is the Director of Production at ATP and a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.


Heather Moore – Costume Design

ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: South Pacific, the Canadian premier of Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt (Calgary Opera), All the Little Animals I Have Eaten (One Yellow Rabbit), Mesa, Confessions of a Paper Boy, While My Mother Lay Dreaming, The Alan Parkinson’s Project (Ghost River Theatre). Film/TV: Assistant Designer on Underworld, Hell on Wheels, Damnation and Costume Supervisor on Interstellar and On the Road. Awards: Outstanding Costume Design of the feature film Six Figures. Most important, she has the great honor of celebrating 20 years of marriage and collaboration with Playwright Doug Curtis.


Chad Blain – Original Music/Sound Design

FOR ATP: Debut. ELSEWHERE: Skylight (Theatre Calgary), The Three Musketeers (The Shakespeare Company), After Jerusalem (Lunchbox), Hana’s Suitcase (Storybook Theatre) Border Town Cafe, Scrooge, Steel Magnolias (Torchlight), Love & Information (Ambrose University), Snow White, Sherlock Holmes, Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella, Elves & The Shoemaker (Loose Moose) FILM/TV: Super Drycleaners, Under Pressure, Sundowners, Racer-X, Spikes At Her Elbow, Breathe, SELFIES. You can hear more of Chad’s contributions this season at Santaland Diaries (Lunchbox Theatre), The Outsiders and To Dream Again (Storybook Theatre) and he will stay busy scoring various TV and film projects through the 2017-18 season! @Sintaxerrors


Kerry Johnson – Stage Manager

For ATP: Cathy Jones’ Stranger to Hard Work, Fortune Falls, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Elsewhere: Liberation Days, Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Ursa Major (Catch the Keys/Workshop West); Christina~Phillipe, Ride, The Ecstatics (Northern Light Theatre); Peter and the Starcatcher, Other Desert Cities, A Christmas Carol, Arcadia, The Wizard of Oz, The Forbidden Phoenix (Citadel Theatre). Kerry is a graduate of the BFA Stage Management program at the University of Alberta.


Catherine Rouleau – Assistant Stage Manager

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: (Selected) I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Wait Until Dark (Vertigo Theatre); Carmen, Lakmé, Die Tote Stadt, Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus, Turandot (Calgary Opera); Modern Vaudevillians, New Universe (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks); Carmen (Vancouver Opera); Bohème, Dead Man Walking, Die Fledermaus, Faust, The Flying Dutchman, Il Trovatore, Lakmé, Rusalka, Salome, Werther, Roberto Devereux, Manon, Rigoletto (Opéra de Montréal). Catherine is thrilled to be making her debut at Alberta Theatre Projects.


Sydney Hunt – D. Michael Dobbin Apprentice

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Dr. EP Scarlett High School Drama Department 2014-2017. Awards: Outstanding Achievement Supporting Acting (Calgary High School Drama Festival 2017), Outstanding Achievements in Directing, Drama and Advanced Acting (Dr. EP Scarlett High School 2015-2017). Sydney has also been a member of ATP’s FRESH PRINTS Student Writers Group for two years. She gives thanks to her friends, family, teachers and mentors who have worked closely with her for many years. Sydney would also like to recognize and thank ATP for giving her a chance at this amazing experience, and she hopes you enjoy the show!


TO THE LIGHT

 Elinor Holt – Mrs. Ramsay

For ATP: Angels in America Parts I&II, Oliver, Goodnight Desdemona, Age of Arousal, The Knowing Bird, Unity 1918, The Penelopiad, The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web, Slipper. Elsewhere: The Spitfire Grill (Rosebud Theatre), Drinking Habits (Stage West), Lest We Forget (Lunch Box), Our Town (Caravan Farm ), R&J (The Globe ), Bingo Ladies (Hudson Village), Becky’s New Car (Theatre North West), Pig Girl (Theatre Network), The Ecstatics (Northern Light Theatre), Mom’s The Word (Theatre Calgary), Boy Gets Girl (Theatre Junction). Awards: Elinor received a Betty for her work in Boy Gets Girl. She has also received numerous Betty and Critter nominations over the years. Elinor lives in Calgary with her husband, Spider, their three children and their two pups.


 Julie Orton – Lily Briscoe

For ATP: (Selected) Shakespeare’s Dog, Intimate Apparel. Elsewhere: (Selected) Blow Wind, High Water, One Man, Two Guvnors, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary), As You Like It, Macbeth (The Shakespeare Company/Hit & Myth), Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (The Shakespeare Company/Handsome Alice Theatre), Queer Blind Date (Spontaneous Theatre/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), Blind Date (Spontaneous Theatre/North American Tour), Evelyn Strange, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Calamity Town, Our Man In Havana (Vertigo Theatre), Scarlet Woman, Speed Dating For Sperm Donors (Lunchbox Theatre), Speed The Plow, Kung Fu Panties, Reasons To Be Pretty, A Behanding In Spokane, Reasons To Be Happy (Ground Zero Theatre/Hit & Myth Productions), Cocktails at Pam’s (Teatro La Quindicina). Julie is a Calgary-based performer who has been recognized with three Betty Mitchell Awards, two Calgary Theatre Critic Award nominations, as well as an AMPIA nomination. Julie is also a guest star on Dirty Laundry, Calgary’s only improvised soap opera. She is eternally grateful for blue shift.


Bryce Kulak – Musician, Composer/Music Consultant

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: 2 Pianos 4 Hands (Canadian tour); Billy Bishop Goes to War (Theatre Aquarius); Bohemians in Brooklyn, The Judgment of Paris, From Weimar to Vaudeville, and The Missing Pages (Tom Allen Productions, tour); The Lord of the Rings (Mirvish); Camelot (MTC/Theatre Calgary/Citadel). Film/TV: The Man That Got Away, Peg + Cat. Awards: Dora Nomination (composer, Reframed); Sterlings (composer, Bears and Nami Namersson); DAAD Short Film Prize, Berlin International Film Festival (The Man That Got Away). Bryce’s albums Welcome, Tin Can Telephone, and The Man That Got Away are on iTunes. Bryce thanks Max Telzerow, Marnie and Barry Worbets, Vanessa Porteous, ATP, and the fabulous team of To The Light. brycekulak.com


Evelyne de la Chenelière – Playwright

Evelyne de la Chenelière, author and actress, wrote several plays which were staged in Quebec as well as abroad, and translated and published into several languages. To name only a few, Des fraises en janvier, Henri & Margaux, Aphrodite en 04 and Le plan américain (recipient for best play of the Festival Scoops to Saarbrücken in Germany in 2009). Her work is an accurate observation of the human nature. In 2006, she was named recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award for her collection Désordre public. In 2009, the play Les pieds des anges was staged at Espace GO Theatre in Montreal and was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award (2009) and was awarded with the Grand Prize of dramatic literature (2010). L’imposture was presented in fall 2009 at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. Her play, Bashir Lazhar, has been the object of a cinematographic adaptation by Philippe Falardeau and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards. Her play La chair et autres fragments de l’amour is an adaptation of the novel Une vie pour deux by Marie Cardinal and was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award (2012). She has been Espace GO’s artist in residency for the past three years among which she wrote Lumières, lumières, lumières, Lettres d’amour and La vie utile, which will be presented next season. Her play Septembre was nominated for best original play at the 2014-2015 Critics awards. Evelyne de la Chenelière’s first feature film is currently in development with Micro_scope.


John Murrell – Playwright

For ATP: As Playwright: A Great Noise, A Great Light (world premiere), Waiting For The Parade (world premiere), Memoir, New World (also director), Democracy, Waiting For The Parade (40th Anniversary production, 2016). As Translator: Thinking Of Yu. As Director: Frankenstein. Elsewhere: As Playwright: His plays Waiting For The Parade, Memoir, Farther West, New World, Democracy, The Faraway Nearby, Death In New Orleans, and Taking Shakespeare have been produced throughout North America, and in 30 other countries. His latest, Fat Jack Falstaff’s Last Hour was premiered by One Yellow Rabbit Theatre in 2016. As Translator: Plays by Chekhov, Sophocles, Euripides, Rostand, Ibsen, Cocteau, Racine, and by Québec author Carole Fréchette. As Librettist: Texts for four operas: Filumena, Frobisher, Lillian Alling, The Inventor. Film/TV: Teleplays for Waiting For The Parade, Farther West; screenplay for The Secret Of The Nutcracker. Awards: Officer of the Order of Canada; Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence; Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award; Governor General of Canada Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement; Honorary Doctorate from the University of Calgary. John would like to thank colleagues and audiences in Canada and elsewhere for five decades of life in the theatre; and, especially, Alberta Theatre Projects, for the opportunity to translate this remarkable play by Evelyne de la Chenelière.


Vanessa Porteous – Director

For ATP: Directing: The world premiere of Gracie by Joan MacLeod (ATP/Belfry Theatre); Other: The world premiere of Cockroach by Jonathan Garfinkel, based on the novel by Rawi Hage, Charlotte’s Web, The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) by Mieko Ouchi, the world premiere of You Will Remember Me by François Archambault translated by Bobby Theodore, Red, The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, the world premiere of Heartbreaker by Morwyn Brebner, the world premiere of Tyland by Greg MacArthur, the world premiere and revival of The Erotic Anguish of Don Juan by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, The Syringa Tree (twice), the world premiere of Why Freud Fainted by David Rhymer, the world premiere of Pinocchio by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Plan B by Michael Healey, Proof, The Hobbit, the world premiere of Respectable by Ron Chambers, and The Gifts of The Magi. Elsewhere (Selected): the world premiere of Christina The Girl King by Michel Marc Bouchard, translated by Linda Gaboriau (Stratford Festival), The Penelopiad (The Arts Club), When That I Was (The Shakespeare Company), the world premiere of Queen Lear by Eugene Stickland (Urban Curvz), The Enchanted Child (Calgary Opera) AWARDS: Two Betty Mitchell Awards for Outstanding Direction. From 2009 – 2017, Vanessa was Artistic Director at ATP. For Wendy. @ATPvporteous


Narda McCarroll – Set/Lighting Design

For ATP: Gracie, Slipper, Cockroach, The Circle, Becky’s New Car, Around the World in 80 Days, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Red, Mary’s Wedding, The Wizard of Oz, Shakespeare’s Dog, The Drowning Girls, Vincent in Brixton, The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook, Plan B. Elsewhere: Blow Wind High Water (Theatre Calgary); The Drowning Girls, The Turn of the Screw, Sweeney Todd, The 39 Steps (Vertigo Theatre); Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre); Othello (The Shakespeare Company); Peter and the Starcatcher, Extinction Song, Vimy (Citadel Theatre); The Trespassers (Belfry, Vancouver Playhouse); The Mikado (Calgary Opera); Film: Costume design for Cut Bank.


Hanne Loosen – Costume Design

For ATP: Debut. Upcoming: Constellations. Elsewhere: Skylight, The Shoplifters (Theatre Calgary); Macbeth, The Three Musketeers (The Shakespeare Company); Sextet (Verb Theatre); Cinderella, The Magic Flute (Calgary Opera, School Tours); Bea, Shakespeare’s Will (Sage Theatre); The Tall Building (Handsome Alice Theatre); Lord of the Flies, Hana’s Suitcase (Storybook Theatre); Children’s Corner after Debussy (State Opera Berlin); New Scenes (Deutsche Opera Berlin), Dis Placed (Gauge Dance Theatre); Attila (Mariinsky Theatre); Three Sisters (Stage Entertainment Amsterdam). Hanne is an MFA graduate in scenography from the Technical University of Berlin. She obtained her BA from Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design.


Peter Moller – Sound Design

FOR ATP: Butcher. Elsewhere: Drowning Girls (Vertigo Theatre); All The Little Animals I Have Eaten, Fat Jack Falstaff’s Last Hour (One Yellow Rabbit) Awards: As the recipient of a number of Betty Mitchell and Elizabeth Sterling Haynes sound design awards and nominations, it has been my good fortune to collaborate with many of Calgary’s widely diverse theatre practitioners. Lately Peter has been exploring the songs of Danish band The Sacrificial Leaves with Calgary expat Mark Bandola. The result, Peter Moller & Mark Bandola Interpret The Songs Of The Sacrificial Leaves, is now available as a vinyl and digital album. More info available at eggpress.ca


Amelia Scott – Projection Design

For ATP: Projection Designer: Cockroach. Head of Video: 1979, The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst. Elsewhere: Projection Designer: Crime Does Not Pay (Downstage), Parade and La Boheme (Opera Nuova). Head of Video: Transformations, Backbone, Convergence Art + Technology Summit 2014 (The Banff Centre); Calamity Town, Bloodshot (Vertigo).


Justin Born – Stage Manager

For ATP: Venus in Fur. Elsewhere: (Selected) A Thousand Splendid Suns, Skylight, The Crucible, The Philadelphia Story, The Great Gatsby (Theatre Calgary); The Hollow, Calamity Town, The Game’s Afoot, The Huron Bride (Vertigo); Jeremy de Bergerac, Maria Rasputin Presents (Forte Musical Theatre Guild); The Diary of Anne Frank, Tuesday’s with Morrie, Queen Millie of Galt, Mary’s Wedding (Rosebud Theatre); The Canadian Badlands Passion Play (2010 – 2014), Production Services Coordinator of Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show (2015 – 2017). Love to my Mom, Dad and Ariel.


Elizabeth Wellwood – Apprentice Stage Manager

For ATP: Junior Apprentice 2012 season. Elsewhere: Romeo and Juliet (Bard on the Beach); Merry Wives of Windsor (Bard on the Beach). Design Credits: Set: Not So Dumb (Green Thumb Theatre); Sonic Elder (The Chop). Costume: The Refugee Hotel (Studio 58). Sound: Alone Together (Green Thumb Theatre). Elizabeth is an emerging theatre artist and a graduate of Studio 58. She would like to thank ATP for welcoming her back home.


CHARLOTTE’S WEB

 Aubrey Baux – Avery Arable/Lamb

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: The Lion King Jr (StoryBook Theatre – Spotlight), Bridge To Terabithia (StoryBook Theatre), The Secret Garden (StoryBook Theatre – TSM), Annie Davidson (Cowtown Opera), Library Tour & Cannonball Festival (CYPT). Aubrey is always thrilled to be on stage and is especially thrilled to play the role of Avery and the Lamb. Aubrey would like to thank his mom, dad and brothers for their support and love.


 Annabel Beames – Fern Arable

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Madame Butterfly (Calgary Opera); Together (Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show).
Annabel is ten years old and in grade 5. She loves to sing and dance, and attends Counterpoint Dance Academy. Annabel is thrilled with the opportunity to join the ATP ensemble, she thanks her family, friends and a horse named Jack, and hopes you enjoy the show!


 Geoffrey Simon Brown – Lurvy/Templeton

For ATP: The Circle, Tyland. Elsewhere: Actor: Skylight (Theatre Calgary), The Tall Building (Handsome Alice), The Mousetrap (Vertigo), Equivocation, Complete Works (Shakespeare Company) Air, This Is Our Youth (Major Matt Mason Collective). Playwright: The Circle (Tarragon), Little Red, Air, Control, & Destroy (Major Matt Mason Collective). Awards: Betty Mitchell Awards (Best New Play – The Circle & Best Supporting Actor – Equivocation), Tarragon Theatre’s RBC Emerging Playwright Award, Theatre Calgary’s Stephen Hair Emerging Actor Award. Geoffrey is currently playwright-in-residence at Theatre Junction, writing a play about and with an ensemble of Calgary teenagers. Thanks to ma & pa & a little snake.


 Nadien Chu – Edith Zuckerman/Goose

For ATP: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Elsewhere: All the Little Animals I have Eaten (One Yellow Rabbit), The Believers, 10/12 (Roxy Performance Series); 9 Parts of Desire, The Maggie Tree, Space//Space, Cleopatra’s Sister, Fourth Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide, Cherish (Northern Light Theatre); Ladies Who Lynch (Workshop West), The Merry Wives of Windsor/The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar/The Tempest, Twelfth Night/Othello, Titus Andronicus/Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet/Love’s Labour’s Lost (Free Will Shakespeare Festival); Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Penelopiad, August Osage County (Citadel Theatre);
The Ugly One, The Crackwalker, Mourning Dove, Kill Your Television, Pig Girl, Palace of the End (Theatre Network). TV: Blackstone, Andromeda. Awards: Sterling (Titus Andronicus). Nadien would like to thank her family for their continued love and support. Special thanks to Laurel Green for this special opportunity to play her favourite character – barnyard animals!


 Ethan Cole – Musician/Announcer, Composition

For ATP: Good Fences (with Downstage). Elsewhere: Peril In Paris (Lunchbox Theatre); Twisted (Forte Musical Theatre Guild / The Bitter Suite Society); In The Wake (Downstage); The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Girl and Radical Boy (Lunchbox Theatre). Recently released Ghost Towns – a new EP of original music. Awards: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Composition (The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Girl and Radical Boy), Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play, with Eric Rose (Peril In Paris). Ethan is thrilled to be back at ATP, and would like to thank his family and friends for all their amazing support – with special thanks to Emily.


 Léda Davies – Charlotte, Aerial Movement Creator

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Pride and Prejudice, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Snow Angel (Quest Theatre); Project Whooping Crane (Green Fools); Toothfairy (Old Trout Puppet Workshop); One Flea Spare (Sage Theatre) Circus: Persephone Bound (Screaming Goats Collective); Circus Sessions (Femmes du Feu/ CCAFT); 100% Femme (Montreal international Jazz Festival); Cirqua Zerna: Le Sublim (La Caserne) Film/TV: Necessary Action, Burlesque Assassins, There by Grace. Awards: Betty Mitchell Nominee – Best Actress in a Dramatic Role (One Flea Spare). Léda thanks her Calgary and Montreal family, her always-supportive husband and hopes to ‘catch’ you at the show!


 Philip Fulton – John Arable/As Cast

For ATP: Treasure Island. Elsewhere: In a World Created by a Drunken God (Downstage); An Inspector Calls (Vertigo Theatre); Vimy (Citadel); The Cripple of Inishmaan (Theatre Calgary); Penelope vs the Aliens, Birdbrain (Quest Theatre); American Buffalo (Ground Zero Theatre); Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood, Symphonic Sorcery (Dandi Productions). Awards: Betty Mitchell nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (The Cripple of Inishmaan). Philip has performed in children’s theatre internationally and now oversees the education and outreach programs for Calgary Humane Society. He is delighted to return to the stage incorporating his two loves of theatre for young audiences and animal welfare.


 Stafford Perry – Homer Zuckerman/Uncle Pig, Fight Director

For ATP: Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike. Elsewhere: One Man Two Guvnors, Major Barbara, Enron, Enchanted April, The Wars, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Wait Until Dark, The Haunting, In the Heat of the Night, Panic, Double Indemnity, Rope, The Mousetrap, And Then There Where None (Vertigo); Sextet (Verb Theatre) Pride and Prejudice, As You like It (The Citadel); Romeo and Juliet (Neptune); In On It, With Bells On (Lunchbox); Stray (Workshop West); As You Like It (The Shakespeare Company). Stafford would like to thank Meredith and Llewyn for making life so wonderful, and the rest of his family for their love and support.


 Sarah Wheeldon – Martha Arable/Sheep

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: All’s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet (The Shakespeare Company/Hit & Myth Productions); Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook (Ground Zero/Hit & Myth Productions); Eavesdrop, iRobot (Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre); The Sound of Music (The Citadel Theatre); Silence: Mabel and Alexander Bell (Theatre Calgary FUSE). Film/TV: Dead Again in Tombstone (Universal Studios); Miracle on Christmas Lake (GREEN Productions); Hell on Wheels (AMC). Awards: Calgary Critics Award (Twelfth Night). Sarah thanks her super supportive loved ones and friends, and is so honoured to be a part of this amazing community that inspires her every single day!


 Tenaj Williams – Wilbur

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Touch Me: Songs for a (Dis)Connected Age (Co-Pro with Forte Musical Theatre Guild), A Christmas Carol 2015,16 (Theatre Calgary); Sextet (Verb Theatre); Macbeth, All’s Well that Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Company); Heatwave (New West Theatre); The Urban Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Paperbag Princess (Co-pro with Forte), A New Brain, Shrek the Musical (Storybook Theatre); Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Ellipsis Tree Collective). Awards: Calgary Critics Award (The Paperbag Princess). Tenaj is so thrilled to be a part of this show and thanks his family and friends for all their love and support. Enjoy the show!


Joseph Robinette – Adaptive Playwright

Joseph Robinette is a Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award nominee for the libretto of the acclaimed A Christmas Story, The Musical. He is the author or co-author of 55 published plays and musicals. His works have been produced at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, The Theater at Madison Square Garden and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, the BBC in Britain, in all 50 states and in 21 foreign countries. Twelve of his works have been translated into foreign languages, and another five have been anthologized. Robinette collaborated with E.B. White on the authorized stage version of Charlotte’s Web, and he wrote the musical version with Charles Strouse (Annie and Bye, Bye, Birdie). Other dramatizations include The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Anne of Green Gables and Debbie Macomber’s A Gift to Last and The Inn at Rose Harbor. He is the recipient of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Distinguished Play Award for Sarah, Plain and Tall and the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America medallion for his “body of dramatic works for family audiences in the United States and beyond.”


Laurel Green – Director

For ATP: Directorial debut. Production Dramaturg – 1979, Fortune Falls, Cockroach, The Circle, Butcher, You Will Remember Me, Same Same But Different, The God That Comes, The Valley, Ash Rizin. Assistant Director – Charlotte’s Web, Red. Artistic Associate at ATP. Elsewhere: Listener in Residence at the High Performance Rodeo, Deep Field Podcast, 2016 & 2017. Dramaturg/Director – Oblivion (Third Street Theatre), I think my boyfriend should have an accent…(Ottawa Fringe / Encore Series). Dramaturg – Touch, Taste (Ghost River Theatre / Beakerhead), Sky Sounds +15 Audio Installation (The Deep Field), Goldie Locks and the Three Polar Bears, Attack of the Pine Beetles! (Evergreen Theatre); Collapsible (mi casa theatre). Laurel is President of LMDA Canada and Co-Editor for CdnTimes at SpiderWebShow.ca


Anton de Groot – Set/Lighting Design

For ATP: Waiting for the Parade, The Circle, Cockroach. Elsewhere: HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island (Stratford Festival); The Hollow, Travels With My Aunt, Nine Dragons (Vertigo); The Shoplifters (Theatre Calgary); All’s Well That Ends Well, Macbeth (Shakespeare Company); Crime Does Not Pay, In the Wake, Sequence (Downstage); The Tall Building (Handsome Alice); Book Club, It’s a Wonderful Life (Lunchbox). Awards: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Set Design (Travels With My Aunt), and for Outstanding Light Design (Macbeth). Up Next: King Lear (Shakespeare Company); GIANT (Ghost River Theatre); and A Light Shower – an interactive installation – at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.


Jennifer Lee Arsenault – Costume Design

For ATP: 1979, The Circle, assistant designer on The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, Butcher. Elsewhere: The Drowning Girls (Theatre Northwest), Let the Light of Day Through (Lunchbox Theatre), Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (The Shakespeare Company/Handsome Alice Theatre/Hit & Myth Productions), Madagascar (Storybook theatre), NYC vs YYC, Prison Divas (Cowtown Opera); Une fenêtre sous l’océan (Les 4 muses / L’ile Imagin’air), Chroniques de l’éphémère (Eye eye eye), Cowboy vs Samurai (Chromatic Theatre), SNAKEOIL (Sage theatre’s Ignite! Festival). Assistant designer: The Hollow, The Mousetrap (Vertigo Theatre); Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (Theatre Junction), Carousel, She Stoops to Conquer (Stratford Festival). Jennifer holds an MFA in theatre design from the University of Calgary and a BFA in Scenography from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She has completed assistantships at the Banff Centre for the Arts and at the Théâtre des Zygomars in Namur, Belgium. She is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.


Thomas Geddes – Sound Design

For ATP: 1979. Elsewhere: TOUCH, The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst Workshops (Ghost River Theatre); Pieces (O2 Dance Company); Little Red (Major Matt Mason & Eric Rose); Soliciting Temptation (Sage Theatre); Les Misérables (Arts Club). Thomas is happy to be back at ATP and he hopes you enjoy a classic tale brought to life.


Kerry Johnson – Stage Manager

For ATP: The Last Wife, Cathy Jones’ Stranger to Hard Work, Fortune Falls, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Elsewhere: Liberation Days, Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Ursa Major (Catch the Keys/Workshop West); Christina~Phillipe, Ride, The Ecstatics (Northern Light Theatre); Peter and the Starcatcher, Other Desert Cities, A Christmas Carol, Arcadia, The Wizard of Oz, The Forbidden Phoenix (Citadel Theatre). Kerry is a graduate of the BFA Stage Management program at the University of Alberta.


Nicole Bergen – Assistant Stage Manager

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Nicole Bergen works as a stage manager and assistant stage manager in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Past shows include Die Fledermaus, Turandot (SM, Calgary Opera); Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute, Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro (SM, Saskatoon Opera); Filumena, Die tote Stadt, Silent Night, The Flying Dutchman, La bohème, Moby Dick (ASM, Calgary Opera); Christmas at the Opera 2016, Ariodante, What Brought Us Here (SM, Calgary Opera, second stage). This season’s shows include South Pacific, Eugene Onegin, Tosca (ASM, Calgary Opera).


Sydney Hunt – D. Michael Dobbin Apprentice

For ATP: The Last Wife. Elsewhere: Dr. EP Scarlett High School Drama Department 2014-2017. Awards: Outstanding Achievement Supporting Acting (Calgary High School Drama Festival 2017), Outstanding Achievements in Directing, Drama and Advanced Acting (Dr. EP Scarlett High School 2015-2017). Sydney has also been a member of ATP’s FRESH PRINTS Student Writers Group for two years. She gives thanks to her friends, family, teachers and mentors who have worked closely with her for many years. Sydney would also like to recognize and thank ATP for giving her a chance at this amazing experience, and she hopes you enjoy the show!


EMPIRE OF THE SON

Starring – Tetsuro Shigematsu

COMPANY
Director/Original Concept Dramaturgy – Richard Wolfe
Artistic Producer – Donna Yamamoto
(The following artist listings for Empire of the Son are based upon the original production by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, presented by The Cultch)
Dramaturg – Heidi Taylor
Set Design – Pam Johnson
Lighting Design – Gerald King
Costume Design – Barbara Clayden
Sound Design – Steve Charles
Audio Dramaturg – Yvonne Gall
Stage Manager – Susan Miyagishima
Technical Director/Production Manager – Jayson McLean
Props Master – Carole Macdonald
Video Design Consultant – Remy Siu
Apprentice Stage Manager – Maria Zarillo
Documentary Audio – Akira Shigematsu, Yoshiko Shigematsu, Rie Shigematsu Collett, Hana Shigematsu, Setsu Shigematsu
Documentary Video – Mika Shigematsu, Taizo Shigematsu


CONSTELLATIONS

 Jamie Konchak – Marianne

For ATP: 1979, The Red Priest, The Apology, The Penelopiad, Heartbreaker, The Romeo Initiative, Why Freud Fainted, Oliver Twist, Vincent in Brixton. Elsewhere: A Christmas Carol, The Great Gatsby (Theatre Calgary); Crime Does Not Pay (Downstage); The Drowning Girls, Calamity Town, Farewell, My Lovely, The Huron Bride (Vertigo Theatre); Nothing Less, Liberation Days, The Tempest (Two Planks and a Passion); The Floating Mouse (The Green Fools); Songs From Nightingale Alley (OYR/Feast of Friends). Awards: 3 Betty Mitchell Awards for Supporting and Lead Performance, Calgary Critics Award (The Floating Mouse), 2 Robert Merritt Awards for performances in Nova Scotia. Jamie proudly calls Calgary home and lives along the Bow River with husband, Graham and Pomeranian, Pepper.


 Mike Tan – Roland

Mike is very excited and thankful for his debut performance with ATP! Elsewhere: (Selected) Cowboy vs. Samurai (Chromatic Theatre); Travels with My Aunt, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Wait Until Dark (Vertigo Theatre); Little Red River, On the Side of the Road, Lucy Lost Her Heart (Theatre Junction). Mike currently works as a photographer at Diane + Mike Photography (dianeandmike.ca) shooting the best festivals, such as Calgary Folk Music Festival, Sled Island, and M:ST Performance Art Festival. He enjoys silly dances with his son, Aiden; pillow talk with Frankie and Prismo (cats ¯\_(ツ)_/¯); and living up to super-Di.


Nick Payne – Playwright

Nick Payne’s plays include IF THERE IS I HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET (Bush Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company, New York), WANDERLUST (Royal Court Theatre), Sophocles’ ELECTRA (Gate Theatre), ONE DAY WHEN WE WERE YOUNG (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and Shoreditch Town Hall), LAY DOWN YOUR CROSS (Hampstead Theatre), CONSTELLATIONS (Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York’s), and THE SAME DEEP WATER AS ME (Donmar Warehouse). He is the recipient of the 2009 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, 2012 Harold Pinter Playwright’s Award, and the 2012 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play for Constellations.


Valerie Planche – Director

For ATP: Directing Debut. Elsewhere: Skylight, Bad Jews (Theatre Calgary) (Betty Mitchell Award for Director); Hana’s Suitcase (Storybook Theatre), Love and Information (Ambrose University), Body Awareness (Shadow Theatre), Canadian Premier; Homelife (Aboriginal Arts), Canadian Premier; Blood: A Scientific Romance (Sage Theatre), World Premiere; Ruined (Ellipsis Tree Collective), Canadian Premier; Thy Neighbour’s Wife (Urban Curvz Theatre) (Betty Mitchell Nomination for Best Production); The Duplex (Lunchbox Theatre) (BD&P Emerging Director Program mentored by Dennis Garnhum); Petty Threats (Petro Canada Series Staged Reading, Lunchbox Theatre), The Odd Couple (Chaemera Productions); Macbeth (The Shakespeare Company); ReVital Signs (in studio for The University of Calgary), The Fourth King (St. Augustine School for the Performing Arts); Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Under the Cover Theatre). Assistant Director: Spiders Web (Vertigo Mystery Theatre), Glenn (Blacklist Theatre Co.). Valerie is an award winning, 30-year veteran actor, director and a teacher. She has appeared in TV and film, and has performed on stages all across Canada.


David Fraser – Set/Lighting Design

For ATP: Set & Lighting Design for: Buyer & Cellar, Butcher, Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story, The Syringa Tree and The Goat. Lighting Design for: The Last Wife, 1979, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Charlie Brown, Unity 1918, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and the ENBRIDGE playRites Festival 2005 – 2012. Elsewhere: Most recent work includes: Elektra – Light Design (Edmonton Opera), Wait Until Dark – Set Design (Vertigo Theatre), Richard III – Lighting Design (The Shakespeare Company). Awards: Nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award, two Betty Mitchell Awards, a SATAward, and thirteen Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, thrice as a recipient for his designs. David is the Production Manager at ATP and a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.


Hanne Loosen – Costume Design

For ATP: To the Light. Elsewhere: Skylight, The Shoplifters (Theatre Calgary); Macbeth, The Three Musketeers (The Shakespeare Company); Sextet (Verb Theatre); Cinderella, The Magic Flute (Calgary Opera, School Tours); Bea, Shakespeare’s Will (Sage Theatre); The Tall Building (Handsome Alice Theatre); Lord of the Flies, Hana’s Suitcase (Storybook Theatre); Children’s Corner after Debussy (State Opera Berlin); New Scenes (Deutsche Opera Berlin), Dis Placed (Gauge Dance Theatre); Attila (Mariinsky Theatre); Three Sisters (Stage Entertainment Amsterdam). Hanne is an MFA graduate in scenography from the Technical University of Berlin. She obtained her BA from Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design.


Dave Clarke – Sound Design


Johanne Deleeuw – Stage Manager

Johanne has been a professional Stage Manager for more years than she cares to count. For ATP: Waiting for The Parade, Cockroach, The Circle, Becky’s New Car, Charlotte’s Web, Butcher, Games, You Will Remember Me, Around the World in 80 Days, Dust, The Valley, Intimate Apparel, Thinking of Yu, Drama: Pilot Episode. Johanne has also stage managed shows for Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, Stage West, Sage Theatre, Ground Zero Theatre and One Yellow Rabbit. She is currently the resident Stage Manager and Company Manager for One Yellow Rabbit. In her spare time, Johanne enjoys knitting and traveling with her husband, Calgary Blues Musician Tim Williams. She is thrilled, as always, to be working again with her dear friends at Alberta Theatre Projects.


Emma Slunt – Apprentice Stage Manager

For ATP: 1979. ELSEWHERE: 39 Steps (Vertigo Theatre),Time Present (Lunchbox Theatre). Assistant Stage Manager: Seussical The Musical, Beauty and The Beast (Storybook Theatre), Bengal Tiger At The Bagdad Zoo (Search Tower Company), Man Equals Man (University of Calgary). Stage Manager: Bridge To Terabithia (Storybook Theatre), The Container (University of Calgary).


GLORY

 Kevin Corey – Herbert Fach

For ATP: Tyland, Suessical the Musical, Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web. Elsewhere: The Crucible, One Man Two Guvnors, Much ado About Nothing, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Calgary); The Hollow, Dial M for Murder, In the Heat of The Night, The Ends of the Earth (Vertigo Theatre); Richard III (Shakespeare Company), Twisted (FORTE), The Blue Orphan (Catalyst Theatre), A Few Good Men, A Christmas Carol, Julius Caesar, Hamlet (Citadel Theatre); Old Nick, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Caravan Theatre); The Bone House (Edinburgh Fringe), The Black Rider (November Theatre), as well as 10 season’s with the Free Will Shakespeare Festival. Film/TV: Fargo, Hell on Wheels, Heartland, The Revenant. Awards: Betty Mitchell Awards for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and One Man Two Guvnors. Kevin is excited to be working on this new Canadian work with Tracey and James.


 Kate Dion-Richard – Helen Schmuck

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Jeeves Takes a Bow (Chemainus Theatre Festival), The Dining Room (Western Gold Theatre), The Odd Couple (Arts Club), This is War (Rumble: Tremors), The Flick, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blue Bridge Repertory); Debts (Itsazoo). Select Film/TV: Once Upon a Time, Death Note, Same Time Next Week, Finding Mr Right II, Bridal Way, Untold Stories of the ER, Psych, The Wolf Man, The Young Victoria. Thank you to Tracey and James for this incredible opportunity. Thank you to friends, family and agent for your unwavering support. Love to my Brett.


 Arielle Rombough – Hilda Ranscombe

For ATP: August, Peter Pan. Elsewhere: It’s A Wonderful Life, Book Club, Book Club 2 (Lunchbox Theatre); Sister Sister (Northern Light Theatre), The Good Bride (NLT, Handsome Alice Theatre/Glitterverse) The Haunting, Gaslight, Rebecca (VertigoTheatre); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Theatre Calgary, MTC), A Christmas Carol (Citadel), Fiddler On The Roof, Drinking Habits (Stage West), Othello (Shakespeare in the Park). Film/TV: Burn Your Maps, Hug-O-Gram, Ally Was Screaming, Fargo, The Right Kind of Wrong. Awards: Betty Mitchell Award (Book Club), Calgary Critics Award (Book Club). All my love to my Chris and my Nigel.


 Gili Roskies – Marm Schmuck

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Dressing for a Wedding, Cool Beans (Solo Collective); Tagged (Green Thumb); The Out Vigil (Twenty-Something); Ghosts in Baghdad (Working Spark); Hotel Bethlehem (Ruby Slippers); Broken Sex Doll, Zombie Syndrome (Virtual Stage); The Secret in the Wings, The Park, Where’s Charley?, The Winter’s Tale (Studio 58) Film/TV: Naked Night Bike, Seasick, The Flash. Awards: Best Acting Award – Bloodshots (Seasick); Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble (Cool Beans). The warmest ‘Thank You’ to Tracey Power for writing this relevant piece and James MacDonald for understanding it. Gili is a graduate of Studio 58.


 Morgan Yamada – Nellie Ranscombe

For ATP: Debut Elsewhere: In Shoes (Short Girl Productions), Peter and the Starcatcher (Citadel Theatre), Fiddle Cat (Kompany Family Theatre), Lunch with Mother (Short Girl Productions) Under Cover (Concrete Theatre), Dead Centre of Town 2015 & 2016 (Catch the Keys Productions) Film/TV: Super Drycleaners, Mental Case, No Return. Morgan is so happy to be collaborating with such an amazing team of artists! She would like to thank her family, friends and wonderful partner for all of their support! She hopes you enjoy the show!


Tracey Power – Playwright, Choreographer/Assistant Director

For ATP: Debut Elsewhere: Playwright/Choreographer: Miss Shakespeare (Firehall Arts Centre), Creator/Director: Chelsea Hotel, The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Theatre Calgary/Rodeo/Firehall National Tour), Choreographer: Peter & The Startcatcher (Citadel Theatre), Winters Tale (Bard on the Beach) and Onegin (Arts Club), Actor: Clybourne Park & Blackbird(Citadel Theatre), UBUNTU The Cape Town Project(Theatre Calgary/Rodeo/WCT), Playwright: Back to You, The Great Mountain, Garage Alec and adaptations of the Jungle Book and Caesar Film/TV: Love You to Death, Supernatural Awards: Sterling (Living Shadows, The Story of Mary Pickford), Jessie (Miss Shakespeare, The Back Kitchen Release Party) www.traceypower.ca


James MacDonald – Director

For ATP: The Myth of Summer. Elsewhere: Million Dollar Quartet, A Christmas Carol (WCT), With a Twist (Lunchbox), Miss Shakespeare (Musical TheatreWorks), Julius Caesar (Stratford Festival), The Old Ladies (Shaw Festival), Much Ado about Nothing, As You Like It (Canadian Stage); 15 productions at The Citadel Theatre, seven productions at the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Awards: Dora (Fire), Sterling (Vimy). James’ grandmother was the first woman elected to the Calgary Separate School Board. He is the artistic director of Western Canada Theatre, and the former director of the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Happy 90th to Aunt Floss!


Narda McCarroll – Set/Lighting Design

For ATP: Gracie, Slipper, Cockroach, The Circle, Becky’s New Car, Around the World in 80 Days, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Red, Mary’s Wedding, The Wizard of Oz, Shakespeare’s Dog, The Drowning Girls, Vincent in Brixton, The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook, Plan B. Elsewhere: Blow Wind High Water (Theatre Calgary); The Drowning Girls, The Turn of the Screw, Sweeney Todd, The 39 Steps (Vertigo Theatre); Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre); Othello (The Shakespeare Company); Peter and the Starcatcher, Extinction Song, Vimy (Citadel Theatre); The Trespassers (Belfry, Vancouver Playhouse); The Mikado (Calgary Opera); Film: Costume design for Cut Bank.


Cindy Wiebe – Costume Design

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Made in Italy, Are We Cool Now?, A Christmas Story, A Christmas Carol, Having Hope at Home (WCT); The Tempest, Elizabeth Rex, Romeo and Juliet (Project X); Don’t Dress for Dinner (Thousand Islands Playhouse/WCT).


Steve Charles – Sound Design

Steve Charles is a composer and performer from Vancouver. Highlights include: Othello (Bard on the Beach), Love Bomb (Shameless Hussies), Urinetown (Firehall Theatre), Avenue Q (Arts Club), Brief Encounter (Playhouse/MTC), Dance Marathon (Bluemouth Inc.), The French-Canadian talent show Galala on TV Unis and Pacifique en Chanson. He is a co-founder of the Escape Artists who produced Miss Shakespeare and J.Caesar in 2015 and continues to perform in their show Chelsea Hotel in theatres across Canada. He tours internationally with The Fugitives and Viper Central as a multi-instrumentalist. He is very excited to be working on GLORY for his ATP debut! www.stevenjohncharles.com


Lisa Russell – Stage Manager

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Hadestown (Citadel Theatre), The Cure for Death by Lightning, Liberation Days, Les Misérables, The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls (Western Canada Theatre); A Soldier’s War, Romeo and Juliet, The Drowning Girls, O.C.Dean, Pride and Prejudice, A Doll’s House (Globe Theatre); Die Fledermaus, Madame Butterfly (Calgary Opera); Souvenirs, The December Man, Steel Kiss (Green Thumb Theatre); Doubt, A Parable (Theatre Calgary/Manitoba Theatre Centre); Shirley Valentine, Anything Goes (The Grand Theatre); seven seasons at the Stratford Festival, Production Stage Manager for the Summer Arts Festival at the Banff Centre. Awards: Two Tyrone Guthrie Awards from the Stratford Festival.


Kelley Cheetham – Assistant Stage Manager

For ATP: Red, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Junior Apprentice 2008-2009 Season. Elsewhere: Naughty… But Nice! ’16 and ’17 (Forte Musical Theatre), The Barber of Seville (Calgary Opera), Apple, Bea, King Kirby (Sage Theatre); The Skin of Our Teeth (Rosebud Theatre), The Mousetrap, The Ends of the Earth (Vertigo); The Floating Mouse (Green Fools), Jeeves in Bloom, It’s A Wonderful Life, All Shook Up, Amadeus (Chemainus); Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Calgary). Kelley is over the moon to return to ATP, especially for a show about one of her first loves: hockey! Love and thanks to her ever-supportive family and friends.