Much Ado About Nothing – Production Team

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Carly Chamberlain, Director*

Adriana Bogaard, Set and Costume Designer

André du Toit, Lighting Designer

Andy Trithardt, Sound Designer

Lucy McPhee, Stage Manager

Ashleigh Powell, Choreographer

Nate Bitton, Fight Director

Jennifer Jakob, Head of Wardrobe

Jackie McClelland, Head of Properties

Gillian Armstrong, Assistant Director**

Gillian Nasser, Assistant Set and Costume Designer

Samantha Greco, Mac Stewart and Doorsa Tarazi, Assistant Stage Managers

Jenn Gaines, Scenic Painter

Cherie Chiu, Jordan Clark, Mary Beth Duffy, Alyssa Obrigewitsch and Pier Angeli Taruc, Running Crew

Maggie Dila, Savannah Forest, Frank Incer, Arielle Jean-Louis, Janice Kiteley, Moss O’Flaherty-Chan and Michaela Taras, Operators

Veronica Carvajal-Pacheco, Brad Gira, Tiffany Lam, Catharine Mansouri, Kathryn Pierre, Jonathan Stern, Bronwyn Sutherland and Rae Tang, Painters

Victoria Banjavcic, Julie-Rae King, Tiffany Lam, Martine Plourde, Agustine Correa Scarpa and Meghan Torchia, Wardrobe Build Crew

Ryan DeNobile and Betty Wang, Production Assistants

Daniel DiMarco and Scott Gorman, Production Photography



Carly Chamberlain, Director

Carly ChamberlainFor Hart House Theatre: Director for Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet); Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Portia in Julius Caesar.

Selected Credits: Plucked (SummerWorks); Vacuum, Happy Days, I am the Wind (National Theatre School of Canada); Vinegar Tom (Playwright Project/Neoteny Theatre); Overruled/Romance (Neoteny Theatre). As Assistant Director: Body Politic (Alisa Palmer/Buddies in Bad Times), Hamlet, Love & Information (Alisa Palmer/NTS); The Study & Repast (National Arts Centre with IIPA), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Driftwood Theatre).

About: Originally from Toronto, Carly Chamberlain recently returned home after two years in Montreal completing the Directing Program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Also a graduate of the University of Windsor’s BFA Acting program, she began her career as an actor, including three seasons with Halifax’s Shakespeare by the Sea.

* The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy (DOT).

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Adriana Bogaard, Set and Costume Designer

Adriana BogaardFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: The Glass Menagerie (The Howland Company), No One’s Safe: An Immersive Opera Experience (The Banff Centre/Against the Grain), Vacuum, The Listening Room, Orlando (The National Theatre School) .

About: Adriana Bogaard is a film and theatre designer originally from British Columbia. She recently graduated from the National Theatre School’s Set and Costume Design Program and holds a BA in Drama from the University of British Columbia. She has worked as a designer of sets, costumes, lights, props and puppets for companies in BC, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario.

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André du Toit, Lighting Designer

Andre de Toit, Lighting DesignerFor Hart House Theatre: Tideline, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) and Julius Caesar.

Selected Credits: Watching Glory Die, Savitri & Sam (Canadian Rep Theatre); The 39 Steps (Soulpepper); Take Me Back to Jefferson, The Assholes (Theatre Smith Gilmour); The Double, Poalozzapedia (Bad New Days); The Other (Company Blonde Dance); Ralph + Lina (Edge of the Woods); Oraltorio (MotionLive); Mouthpiece (Quote Unquote); Dead Roads (Dead Roads Collective); Jackie Burroughs is Dead and what are you going to do about it (DanceWorks); FLORENCE (The Dietrich Group); Art (Theatre North West); Bakelite Masterpiece (Tarragon Theatre); SPENT (Theatre Smith Gilmour, Why Not Theatre, TheatreRUN); The Rez Sisters (Factory Theatre).

Upcoming: Blue Bird (Blue Bird Collective), Italian Mime Suicide & Three Red Days (Bad New Days), Quiver & Mouthpiece (Nightwood).

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Andy Trithardt, Sound Designer

Andy TrithardtFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: The Queen’s Conjuror (Circlesnake; Nov. 2016), The Unending (Convergence; June & Oct. 2016), Dalton & Company and Fishskin Trousers (Cart/Horse), This Hotel (Talk is Free), Agamemnon (Next Stage Theatre Festival), Late Company (Why Not/Theatre Centre), Dive (Mermaid Collective), Liver and Sucker (Theatre Brouhaha), All the Ways You Scare Me (Rhubarb), Here Lies Henry, Little One, Salt-Water Moon, and Mary’s Wedding (Common Roof), The Skriker (Red One), Piece By Piece (Next Stage Theatre Festival).

About: Andy has written original music and created the sound design for many productions in and around Toronto. His album Grand Mal was released in May of this year, and he is currently scoring the independent feature film The River You Step In.

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Lucy McPhee, Stage Manager

Lucy McPheeFor Hart House Theatre: Assistant Stage Manager for Boeing Boeing, Into The Woods, We The Family, The Importance of Being Earnest, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). 

Selected Credits: Stage Manager for THIS (Alumnae Theatre), 52 Pick Up remount (Howland Company), Life After (Toronto Fringe/The Life After Collective), (Paprika Festival/Binocular Theatre), Boston Marriage (Headstrong Collective).

Upcoming: Blood Buds by Edge of the Sky Theatre at the Next Stage Festival.

About: Lucy has just completed her BSc in biochemistry and neuroscience at the University of Toronto and is now working as a Stage Manager.

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Nate Bitton, Fight Director

Nate BittonFor 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 as well Fight Director for the Canadian premier of Carrie: the musical here at Hart House Theatre!

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!

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Gillian Armstrong, Assistant Director**

Gillian ArmstrongFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Director for The Doorknocker (Drama Studio Series); Costume Designer for Ends of the Earth (Fifth Company Lane); Front of House Manager for Next to Normal, Head of Wardrobe for Company, Head of Wardrobe for Dogfight (Queen’s Musical Theatre).

About: Gillian Armstrong recently graduated from Queen’s University where she received a BAH in History and Drama. She is currently attending the University of Toronto’s MA program for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies. Her primary research focuses on Shakespearean shows that are adapted into a different context. More recently she has become passionate about directing. To find out more about Gillian’s research interests you can check out her website: www.shakespearestudying.wordpress.com.

** supported by the Dr. David E. Gardner Apprentice Director Program

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Samantha Greco, Assistant Stage Manager

Samantha GrecoFor Hart House Theatre:  Debut

Selected Credits: Sound designer and Assistant Stage Manager in Pericles (U of T Drama Centre). Assistant Stage Manager in Valkyrie (U of T Drama Centre). Director for Mariposa (Sears Ontario Drama Festival).

Upcoming:  The Bear for the U of T Drama Centre. Afterlife for Victoria College Drama Society.

About: Samantha is in her second year of undergraduate studies at U of T. She is studying Drama, English, and Italian while also being heavily involved in campus theatre.

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Mac Stewart, Assistant Stage Manager

Mac StewartFor Hart House Theatre:  Debut

Selected Credits: Playwright of Transistions (U of T Drama Festival). Draces in Lysistrata (Woodsworth Innis New Drama Society). Sound designer in Our Cake to Eat (Woodsworth Innis New Drama Society).

Upcoming:  Polaroid Stories for Trinity College Dramatic Society.

About: Mac is a jack-of-all-trades who hails from Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan. He is involved backstage and, more rarely, onstage. He is heavily involved in campus theatre, as the awards coordinator of the U of T Drama Coalition and the fundraising and sponsorship director for WINDS (Woodsworth Innis New Drama Society). His first co-authored play, Transitions premiered at the 2016 U of T Drama Festival to wide acclaim.

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Doorsa Tarazi, Assistant Stage Manager

Doorsa TaraziFor Hart House Theatre:  Debut

Selected Credits: Lighting director in One Act Plays (Bayview Hill Drama Festival), Running Crew in The Vagina Monologues (McGill University Players Theatre), Mattie Fae Aiken in August Osage County (Bayview SS Theatre)

About: Doorsa recently graduated from McGill University with a B.Sc. in biochemistry and is continuing her studies in pursuit of a masters degree in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto in conjunction with The Hospital for Sick Children. Her involvement in theatre began at a young age but was put on hold temporarily throughout her undergraduate degree. More recently she has become passionate about getting involved in theatre again and looks forward to volunteering on other productions with the Hart House Theatre soon.