Crystal MacDonell, Stage Manager
Jennifer Jakob, Head of Wardrobe
Agustine Correa Scarpa, Assistant Costume Designer
Ian Bender, Directorial Intern
Abigail Palmer, Set Model Builder
Scott Gorman, Carpenter
Running Crew: Victoria Banjavcic, Pedro Cadena, Cherie Chiu, Maggie Dila, Mary Beth Duffy, Janice Kiteley, Alyssa Obrigewitsch, Moss O’Flaherty-Chan, Darja Pilipovic, Neeraj Sood, Doorsa Tarazi and Pier Angeli Taruc
Painters: Cherie Chiu, Lacey Juk and Loralie Pollard
Production Assistants: Ryan DeNobile, Nancy Dong, Mohammad Durrani, Cynthia Hang, Veronika Korchagina, Tiffany Lam, Yvonne Lee, Amogh Muralidhara, Aleksei Shkurin, Olivia-Cassidy Stupka, Bronwyn Sutherland, Judy Yang, Niki Yang, Chuyue Zhan and Xin Zhang
For Hart House Theatre: Jerry Springer: The Opera (Director)
Recent Credits: Darling of the Day (Talk is Free Theatre), Atlantis (Sheridan College), Napoleon (New York Musical Festival).
Upcoming: Candide (Talk Is Free Theatre).
About: Richard has directed, written or acted in over 250 shows since he began his professional career in 1972. He has just retired after 15 years as Theatre Critic for the Toronto Star. He is currently working with Grant Tilly on a new musical based on Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya called The Moon In Autumn.
* The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy (DOT).
Selected Credits: Seussical (Young People’s Theatre); Dancer: A Musical In Ten Furlongs (Gingermar Productions); One Song Glory (Acting Up Stage); Bye Bye Birdie, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Beauty And The Beast, Jr., Into The Woods, Jr. (RHCPA); Commencement: A Work of Fiction and Musical of Sorts, Group Therapy (Toronto Fringe); Perry Loved Mary (Old Flame Brewery Presents); Piaf: Songs Of The Nightingale (Bronwyn Odille Productions); A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Steppin’ Out).
Upcoming: Footloose (Theatre Sheridan)
About: Originally from Nova Scotia, Giustin now lives in Toronto and works as a Music Director, Conductor, Pianist, Vocal Coach, and Keyboard Programmer. He is on staff as a pianist at Sheridan College and has previously been a Guest Artist at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Giustin is thrilled to be working with such a passionate group of artists at Hart House Theatre.
For Hart House Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wedding Singer, Cabaret.
Selected Credits: The Music Man, Darling of the Day, The Wakowski Bros., Guys and Dolls (Talk Is Free Theatre); Women (Toronto Fringe); Heart of Steel (Aim for the Tangent- Dora Nomination for Best New Musical); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Sheridan); The Rocky Horror Show (Fallen Rock Productions).
About: Choreographer and performer, Amanda’s work originates from extensive training in dance and gymnastics growing up in the Prairies, and as a scholarship student at the Edge Performing Arts Centre in Los Angeles. Amanda is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts.
For Hart House Theatre: The Tempest and Into The Woods
Selected Credits: Grand Hotel & Shrek (Theatre Sheridan); The Jungle Book (Magnus Theatre); Venus’ Daughter (Obsidian Theatre); The Wakowski Brothers, Stop the World! I Want to Get Off, Darling of the Day, Gotcha!, Sunday in the Park with George (Talk Is Free Theatre); Mamma Mia (Capitol Theatre); Creature (Frog in Hand / City of Mississauga); Alice in Wonderland (Highland Arts Theatre); Against Nature (Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie); Gruesome Playground Injuries (Birdland Theatre).
Upcoming: Senza Luce (Theatre Sheridan) and Offline (Talk is Free Theatre)
About: Actively engaged in exploring emerging performance practice and theory, he was an assistant curator of the 2011 Canadian Exhibition for the Prague Quadrennial of Space and Design and has been a part of seminal workshops with Rimini Protokoll (Berlin), OWOW (Poland), and Theatre Bauhaus (Weimar). More of his work can be seen at www.joepagnan.com
Selected Credits: COSTUME DESIGN: Spring Awakening, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Heart as it Lived, Next to Normal, Les Belles-soeurs (Aurora, Factory Theatre). BROADWAY: Come From Away (New York, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre), DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS: The Lion King (Shanghai, Disney Grand Theatre), Aladdin (Sydney, Capital Theatre). MIRVISH: Come From Away (Toronto, Royal Alexandra Theatre), Kinky Boots (Toronto, Royal Alexandra Theatre). WEST END: Disney’s Aladdin (London, Prince Edward Theatre). NATIONAL TOURS: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Musical. BROADCAST: 2015 Pan Am Closing Ceremony (Toronto, Rogers Centre). OTHER THEATRE: Opéra Atelier, Theatre Aquarius, Canadian Stage, Signal Theatre, Smile Theatre and Ross Petty Productions.
Upcoming: Disney’s Aladdin (National Tour).
About: Andrew Cleveland is a Toronto-based sewer, dresser and costume designer. Born and raised in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, Andrew has a background in Costume Design including a bachelor’s degree in Production and Design from York University (BFA Spec. Hons. ’13). www.andrewcleveland.ca
For Hart House Theatre: Cabaret, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Richard III.
Selected Credits: Miracle on 34th Street, Shrek, A Year with Frog and Toad and The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre); The Ladies Foursome (Theatre Aquarius); Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Avenue Q (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Sexy Laundry (Drayton Entertainment); The Creditors (Coal Mine Theatre); Therefore Choose Life and Stars of David (Harold Green Jewish Theatre); My Dinner with Casey Donovan and A Few Brittle Leaves (The Cabaret Company, Buddies in Bad Times); Seismology (Anandam Dancetheatre); Gridlock (Larchaud Dance Project); Elegies: A Song Cycle (Acting Up Stage) and The Last Resort (Globe Theatre).
About: Siobhán was recently nominated for a Pauline McGibbon Award. More information can be found on her website www.siobhansleathdesign.com
For Hart House Theatre: Laertes in Hamlet, Jamie in Bone Cage, Romeo/Iago/Chorus in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Fight Director for Hamlet, Tideline, Jesus Christ Superstar, Twelfth Night, Goodnight Desdemona…, Wedding Singer
Selected Credits: For Shakespeare Bash’d – Lennox (Macbeth), Mortimer (Edward II), Fight Director (King John, Hamlet and Comedy of Errors) For Rarely Pure – Oliver/Fight Director (As You Like It), Fight Director (Half a League), Fight Director (Valkyrie) For Randolph Theatre – Fight Director (Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Lord of the Flies) Others – Fight Director for Kill Your Parents in Viking Alberta (Storefront/Bloodpact) Fight Director for Nature of the Beast (Safeword Theatre), Fight Director for As You Like It (Theatre By the Bay), Demetrius/First Fairy/Snout in Midsummer Nights Dream (Urban Bard), Fight Director for Mercury Fur (Seven Siblings Theatre), Enobarbus/Fight Director in Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre Elusive), Leo in How Coyote Was Swallowed by the Sandia Mountains (Toronto/Montreal Fringe), Stunt Coordinator for Out With Dad (J. Leaver Productions -Award Winning Webseries)
Upcoming: Antonio/Valentine and Fight Director in Twelfth Night with Shakespeare Bash’d
About: Nate is a Toronto based actor, award winning fight director and certified stage combat instructor. You can follow all of his thrilling stage combat heroics on twitter and instagram @FrostBitton and check out his website at www.natebitton.com!
For Hart House Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, Tideline, Boeing Boeing, Into the Woods, Hamlet, We the Family, This is for You Anna, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Tempest, The Importance of Being Earnest, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), The Wedding Singer, Twelfth Night, Bone Cage, Bent, Robin Hood, Romeo and Juliet.
Selected Credits: Forever Plaid (Starvox Entertainment); Peter and the Starcatcher, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mousetrap, Anne of Green Gables, Anything Goes (Lower Ossington Theatre); Seussical, Footloose (Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts).
About: Jackie is a set and props designer specializing in period work for theatre, short films and commercials.
Selected Credits: Directing – Briefs (Independent production), Assistant Director of Legally Blonde: The Musical and Chess (Theatre Sheridan). Performance – Snow White: the Panto, Crazy For You, Mamma Mia! (Capitol Theatre); 33 1/3 (Canadian Music Theatre Project); Grand Hotel, Damn Yankees, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Chess (Theatre Sheridan); Rent, West Side Story (Etobicoke School of the Arts).
About: Jacques is thrilled to be joining Team Carrie and the Hart House Theatre family as the Associate Director of this production. As an aspiring director, Jacques could not be more excited to work alongside Richard and this amazing cast and creative team. Thanks for coming to our show! Remember… “We’re all Carrie!” Twitter/Instagram: @jfscstpierre
Selected Credits: Assistant Choreographer of Grand Hotel (Theatre Sheridan). Performance – Cinderella: The Panto, Anything Goes (Drayton Entertainment); Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Damn Yankees, Chess (Theatre Sheridan); Sister Act, West Side Story, The Producers, Annie, Footloose (Rainbow Stage); Les Feux Follets (Charlottetown Festival).
Upcoming: Crazy for You (Citadel Theatre/Theatre Calgary).
About: Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kelsey is now a Toronto based performer and aspiring choreographer. She is a proud graduate of the Sheridan College Music Theatre Performance program. www.kelseylacombe.com
For Hart House Theatre: Assistant Stage Manager for: Into the Woods, Dance Night and Tideline.
Selected Credits: Stage Manager for: A Doll’s House (Etobicoke School of the Arts and The Theater Centre); Assistant Stage Manager for: A Doll’s House (Winds Theatre), In Conflict (U of T Directors Show’s); Director for: Mountain Song and Age of Arousal (Etobicoke School of the Arts).
Upcoming: Light Designer for: A Bowl of Pho (VCDS Theatre)
About: Jordan is a second year University of Toronto student specialising in theatre with a minor in English. This is Jordan’s second year working with Hart House Theatre and she hopes to someday work as a Stage Manager.
For Hart House Theatre: As Assistant Stage Manager — Jesus Christ Superstar, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Wedding Singer.
Selected Credits: As Stage Manager — Bite Sized (Toronto Fringe 2016); Skule Nite 1T6 (U of T Engineering); Trojan Barbie (VCDS); The Bob 2015 (Victoria College); Blood Moon (Starfish Productions); Vinegar Tom (Neoteny Theatre).
About: Shashwat is a grad student in electromagnetic engineering, and a part-time videographer, graphic designer and theatre enthusiast. He is always looking to take on new challenges backstage and behind the camera; check out his video and graphic design portfolio at hocus-focus.org!