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We acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), an agency of the Government of Ontario, which last year funded 1,681 individual artists and 1,125 organizations in 216 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.8 million.

**The St Lawrence Shakespeare Theatre Company is a not-for-profit registered charity.

THE 2019 COMPANY

Quincy Armorer Polixenes, De Guishe

 

Quincy couldn't be happier to return to his summer home at SLSF for his seventh season! 
His credits include productions with the Stratford Festival, National Arts Centre, Centaur Theatre, Black Theatre Workshop, Geordie Productions, Repercussion, Piggery Theatre, Shakespeare by the Sea, among many others.

 

He studied at Concordia University and at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre at the Stratford Festival. He has been nominated twice for Outstanding Lead Actor at the Montreal English Theatre Awards, for The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Centaur/NAC/BTW) and Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion).

Quincy teaches at Queens University, is a Founding Member of Metachroma Theatre, is Associate Artist of the English Section at the National Theatre School of Canada and has been Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop since 2011.

In 2020, Quincy will star opposite Lucinda Davis in August Wilson's Fences at Centaur Theatre, directed by Mike Payette.

Tamara Brown Paulina, Time, Autolycus, Le Bret, Duenna / Lise Ragueneau / Mother Marguerite / Poet / Cadet  

 

Tamara Brown is a Montreal-based actress, singer, director, and poet with a love for storytelling, geekery, and social justice.

Co-founder of Montreal’s Metachroma Theatre, her favourite acting credits include Afrika Solo,The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Black Theatre Workshop/Centaur Theatre/NAC), Richard lll (Metachroma Theatre), Robin Hood (Geordie Productions), Humans (Tableau D'Hote), Da Kink In My Hair (Theatre Calgary/NAC), and for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf (Soulpepper).

 

She is the Lead Writer for Tableau D’Hote Theatre’s most recent play Blackout, which played in the DB Clarke theatre 50 years after the Sir George Williams computer riots, and as director, her work has been seen in Toronto, Winnipeg, New York, Stratford, and Montreal. 

Tamara Brown Paulina, Time, Autolycus, Le Bret, Duenna / Lise Ragueneau / Mother Marguerite / Poet / Cadet  

 

Tamara Brown is a Montreal-based actress, singer, director, and poet with a love for storytelling, geekery, and social justice.

Co-founder of Montreal’s Metachroma Theatre, her favourite acting credits include Afrika Solo,The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Black Theatre Workshop/Centaur Theatre/NAC), Richard lll (Metachroma Theatre), Robin Hood (Geordie Productions), Humans (Tableau D'Hote), Da Kink In My Hair (Theatre Calgary/NAC), and for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf (Soulpepper).

 

She is the Lead Writer for Tableau D’Hote Theatre’s most recent play Blackout, which played in the DB Clarke theatre 50 years after the Sir George Williams computer riots, and as director, her work has been seen in Toronto, Winnipeg, New York, Stratford, and Montreal. 

Rebecca Beith Apprentice Stage Manager

 

Selected Credits: Within the Glass (Troubador Theatre Collective), My Fair Lady, Beauty and the Beast (Capital Theatre Port Hope), Armstrong’s War, Moose on the Loose (Sudbury Theatre Center).

 

During the academic year, Rebecca works at Fanshawe College as the technician for the Theatre Arts Performance Program.

 

She is very excited to be spending the summer outside in lovely Prescott!

 

Zach Counsil Shepherd's Son, Valvert, Ragueneau
Choreographer, Fight Director, Prosthetic Designer

For the SLSF: Antony & Cleopatra, The Three Musketeers, As You Like It, The Taming of The Shrew.

Elsewhere: The Christmas Express, Stag & Doe, (Upper Canada Playhouse), Snake Oil [Winner – CTA Award – Best Actor] (Black Sheep Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Chekhov Collective), Ordinary Days, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (GCTC), Prom Queen – The Musical (World Premiere – Segal Center), The Servant of Two Masters, The Game of Love & Chance (Odyssey Theatre), A Year with Frog & Toad(Rubarb Productions), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Persephone Theatre), The 39 Steps, Stones in his Pockets, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, BatBoy – The Musical, Cyrano De Bergerac, (The Gladstone Theatre), Bell, Book & Candle (Classic Theatre Festival), The Pillowman (Vision Theatre), Tartuffe, She Stoops to Conquer (Third Wall Theatre) and over 20 Productions with Eddie May Mysteries (Ottawa & PEI.)

Select TV / Film: Bizarre Murders (Cineflix Inc.), Toi et Moi (Slalom Productions), Dymon Storage (Affinity Productions), The Hunter (Garkin Productions), She Bleeds On Your Grave (Riverman Productions)      

Zach also operates as a Magician, Special Effects Designer, and is currently training with I.D.I. to become an Intimacy Director / Choreographer. www.zachcounsil.com

Vanessa Imeson

Costume Designer

 

Vanessa Imeson is an award winning Métis Theatre Artist holding a combined BA Honours degree in Dramatic Art and English from the University of Windsor, MFA in Theatre Design from the University of British Columbia and diploma for Makeup Design for Film and Television from Vancouver Film School.  

She designs costumes, make-up, wigs and puppets for a variety of collegiate programs and professional theatre companies across Canada while simultaneously acting as Head of Wardrobe for the GCTC.

Conrad Nelson
Director(Cyrano)

Conrad’s career spans over twenty-five years - including appearing in Kenneth Branagh's film of  Much Ado About Nothing - and boasts a vast body of work as a director, actor and composer. 
He has recently stepped down as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides and runs Claybody Theatre with Deborah McAndrew. He is delighted to be coming to SLSF to direct Cyrano.

For Northern Broadsides: the gothic melodrama The Bells, Blake Morrison’s Lisa’s Sex Strike, George Orwell’s 1984, adapted by Nick Lane,  Government Inspector and The Grand Gesture,  She Stoops to Conquer, The Winter’s Tale, Hard Times and Dario’s Fo’s  Accidental Death of an Anarchist and They Don’t Pay? We won’t Pay! both adapted by Deborah McAndrew. 

Other theatre includes: The Royal National Theatre, The New Vic, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Lyric Hammersmith, Young Vic, Leicester Haymarket and touring with companies including Cheek by Jowl and Renaissance.

TV: Apparitions, Coronation Street, Without Motive, Waterloo Road and Only Fools and Horses.

Radio: A Kind of Loving, Sense and Sensibility, Yerma, Silas Marner, Reeds in the Wind, Nosferatu and Stone.

Films include: Dancin’ Thru the Dark   Much Ado About Nothing.

Liam Lynch Florizel, Jailor, Ligniere, Monfleury, Cadet 
Musical Director/Composer

 

For SLSF: Antony and Cleopatra, Three Musketeers.

Liam feels lucky to be telling stories again in Prescott this summer. Liam is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program, and now officially a Toronto based performer!

 

Selected theatre credits include: Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie (Theatre on the Ridge), Henry G20 (The Bentway), Chelsea Sunrise (Theatre Passe Muraille/Canadian Music Theatre Project), The Fully Mounty (Bluewater Summer Playhouse), Into the Woods, Crazy for You (Theatre Sheridan).

Film/TV: D-Day: 360 (Yap Productions/History Channel), Paranormal 911 (Bristow Globe Media), The Night the Kids Found Out (Homeroom Productions). 

 

Liam (as always) would like to thank his parents for still letting him come home for Sunday dinners; his brother Kieran, for helping him survive his first year in the city, and Christine - for encouraging his love of Shakespeare and guiding him to the Festival.

MIKAELA DAVIES Director The WInter's Tale

 

Born and raised in Montreal, Mikaela Davies has worked as an actor, director and creator across Canada. Mikaela is a graduate of the Soulpepper Academy, Canadian Stage’s Director Development Residency and The Stratford Festival’s Michael Langham Conservatory for Classical Direction. Selected Directing Credits include The Mess (Davies and Phokeev), How We Are (Kick and Push Festival, Mars Interviews (Honest Eds), Seams (Summerworks, Paprika), Richard the Second (Secret Shakespeare), Blackbird (Filmbooth, Shadowbox) and The Shape of Things (Exposed).  Mikaela was the assistant director on Robert Lepage’s lauded Coriolanus and is the associate director to Jill Keiley on the upcoming Never Ending Story at the Stratford Festival. In addition, Mikaela has performed as an actor in numerous productions at Soulpepper Theatre, The Stratford Festival, The Citadel Theatre and most recently The Centaur. She is currently developing a musical with collaborators Polly Phokeev and Hailey Gillis. 

Jesse Nerenberg Leontes, Christian

 

For SLSF: As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Three Musketeers.

 

Selected Theatre: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Kidoons/Wyrd Productions North American Tour), Perfect Wedding (Magnus Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chekhov Collective); The Whipping Man (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); Twelfth Night (Repercussion Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Citadel Theatre); Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Macbeth (Shakespeare Bash’d); Casimir & Caroline (Howland Company); Birth (Pandemic Theatre); The SantaLand Diaries (Frosty Co-op); Equus (Hart House); Mary's Wedding (Brantbury Fair); Thumb (Prague Fringe); Bent(Theatre Engine); Serious Money (RTS/Nightwood).

 

Film, TV, Voice-Over: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Fare Trade (Bell Media), Slasher Digital (Shaftesbury), Private Eyes (Global), Warehouse 13( SyFy), The Transporter (HBO Canada), Canadian Made and Storming Juno (History Television), Trust, INC. (CBC Radio).

 

Other: Graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School and participant in the 2014 Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Program.

Hilary Nichol 
Stage Manager

SLSF: Antony & Cleopatra, The Three Musketeers (Apprentice SM). 

Elsewhere: Stage manager: Mules (Theatrefront), Plaid Tidings (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Tales of an Urban Indian (Talk Is Free Theatre). Assistant stage manager: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Stratford Festival), Prairie Nurse (Thousand Island Playhouse). CAEA apprentice credits: Sir John A: Acts of Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion (NAC), The School for Scandal (Stratford Festival), Angels Square, The Public Servant, The Boy in the Moon (Great Canadian Theatre Company), The Comedy of Errors (a Company of Fools), Bingo! (Factory Theatre). Training: Algonquin College Theatre Arts 2009, Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School Integrated Arts Program 2006. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (2016); Prix Rideau Award Winner Emerging Artist 2010; Prix Rideau Award Nominee, Stage Management, 2010, A Flea in Her Ear (SevenThirty Productions).

Graham Price
Set Designer

Graham is a graduate from Bishops University in Drama and Fine Arts since then he has worked professionally as a Production Manager, Technician, Director, Set Designer, and Lighting Designer. Graham spent 10 years in the UK teaching Theatre Production at the University of Winchester before returning to Ottawa. In 2005 a number of his designs were shortlisted for the World Stage Design Awards. He recently won a Prix Rideau Award for Outstanding Set, Lighting and Projection for his work on  Woyzeck's Head  and a Capital Critic's Award for design on The Three Musketeers. You can see more of his work at grahampricetheatreproduction.blogspot.com.

Catherine Rainville Hermione, Roxane

 

Catherine is so excited to be with all the lovely people at SLSF for the very first time. Catherine is an actor, director, and designer. She is the Associate Artistic Director of Shakespeare BASH’d in Toronto. 

 

Acting with BASH’d: Desdemona in Othello, Queen Elizabeth and Catesby in Richard III, Cardinal Pandaulph in King John, The Widow in The Taming of the Shrew, and Katherine in Love’s Labour’s Lost.

 

Behind the scenes with BASH’d: Director of Hamlet, Measure for Measure and Merry Wives of Windsor, Designer for As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and King John

 

 

Other acting credits include Rosalind in As You Like It, Cordelia in King Lear, Jenny in the company written adaptation of Pinocchio (Shakespeare By the Sea), Lauren in Circle Mirror Transformation (GCTC), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Viola and Sebastian in Twelfth Night.

 

Love to Pat always but especially when we’re far away from each other. 

Richard Sheridan Willis Antigonus, Old Shepherd, Cyrano de Bergerac

Trained:  RADA
For SLSF: Comedy of Errors, Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, The Three Musketeers, Anthony & Cleopatra

Richard is an actor, director and writer and has worked extensively at theatres throughout the world.  Companies include Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, Norway’s National Theatre, Peter Hall Company/London, Denver Centre Theatre Co, Shared Experience/London, Aquila Theatre Co in New York and The Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia.
Recent work includes Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest (Drayton Hall Theatre Columbia, SC) Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed Syndicate; The Cherry Orchard Canadian Stage) and I Take Your Hand in Mine;(Tarragon Theatre) both for the Chekhov Collective. A Chip in the Sugar -Talking Heads (Campbell House, Toronto) Malvolio in Twelfth Night -Helen Hayes Best Supporting Actor nomination - (Folger Theatre, Washington DC),Vigil, The Clockmaker(STC) Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady,(STONC) Father in The Railway Children(Roundhouse Theatre, Toronto). Last year he directed A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Chekhov Collective at the Citadel Theatre in Toronto and As You Like It for SLSF.  Richard became artistic director of SLSF in November 2017. www.richardwillis.org

TVDr Who, Law & Order, Flashpoint, Nikita, Lost Girl  Film:  Dreadful Sorry, The Big Bad Swim

Sophia Swettenham Mamillius, Perdita, Buffet Girl, Apprentice, Sister Claire, Poet / Cadet 

Sophia is excited to be returning to the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, after appearing last summer as Sir Oliver Martext in As You Like It and working as a production assistant.

 

Other credits include: The Amorous Servant (Odyssey Theatre); Miss Bruce’s War (Ottawa Fringe); Fair Cruelty, Head Over Heels (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); The Turn of the Screw, Delirium (Fordham University).

 

In the fall, Sophia will return as a Junior to Fordham University, where she is completing a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance and English.

 

Deborah McAndrew

Adaptor of Cyrano

 

Deborah’s performed and published plays include original work and adaptations of classic novels and foreign language plays for various theatres and companies, including Northern Broadsides, The New Vic Theatre, Bolton Octagon, Hull Truck, and Mikron. Her moving WW1 drama An August Bank Holiday Lark won both the UK Theatre Award and Manchester Theatre Award for Best New Play 2014.

 

Original work: Hot Lane (2018); Dirty Laundry (2017); Digging In (2015); One of Each (2015); Till the Cows Come Home (2014); Ugly Duck (2013); Beyond the Veil (2013); Losing the Plot (2012). King Macbeth (2010); Flamingoland (2008); Vacuum (2006). Classic play adaptations: The Chester Mysteries (2018); They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! (2018); Cyrano (2017); The Grand Gesture (2013); A Government Inspector (2012); Accidental Death of an Anarchist (2008); The Bells (2004). Novel adaptations: Hard Times (2018); Anna of the Five Towns (2017); The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (2017); David Copperfield (2010); Oliver Twist (2009).

 

Current commissions include a new adaptation of Peter Pan, and a new original drama called The D-Road.  Yorkshire born Deborah now lives and works in North Staffordshire, where she is co-founder and Creative Director of Claybody Theatre Company, based in Stoke-on-Trent.

Kim Nelson Camilla, Bellerose, Duenna / Mother Marguerite 

Kim is a Chilean born actor of Haitian heritage, who is THRILLED to be joining the SLSF family for her first season.

 

Stage credits include: Bloom (Modern Times Stage Company), S/W (One Little Goat Theatre), Richard II (Secret Shakespeare), Breathing Corpses (The Coal Mine Theatre) and Good People (Montreal Centaur Theatre). 

 

Screen credits include: Designated Survivor (EOne/Netflix), October Faction (Netflix), Detention Adventure (CBC Digital), Burden of Truth (CBC/CW/Hulu), Orphan Black (Temple Street Productions) and Damien (20th Century Fox).  

 

It is also Kim’s privilege to communicate stories of incredible courage and love, as a community interpreter for new immigrants to Canada.

Polly Phokeev

Assistant Director

 

Polly Phokeev is a playwright, dramaturg, actor and arts educator, born in Russia and based in Toronto. She has written numerous critically-acclaimed and award-winning works including Seams, How We Are, and The Mess. 

 

She holds the 2016 Safewords New Canadian Play Award, the 2016 MyEntertainment World Award for Outstanding New Work, and was recently honoured with the inaugural Award for a Young Canadian Playwright through the Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund. 

 

She is currently translating and adapting the classic Russian novel Master and Margarita with Mikaela Davies and Hailey Gillis (to be workshopped with the Stratford Festival in summer 2019), and writing her new play Kostroma, as well as her debut novel.

 

She is excited to be joining the Winter's Tale team as Assistant Director this summer!

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