Rachel Forbes, Set Designer
More team members TBA
* 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: Laura in After the Fire (Punctuate! and Theatre Centre), Maggie, Pierre, & Henry in Maggie & Pierre (Thousand Islands Playhouse, Tarragon-timeshare productions, Grand Theatre), Poppy in Noises Off! (The Segal Centre), Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare in the Ruff), Alexandra Lee in Mockingbird (Next Stage Festival),The Merchant of Venice & Blithe Spirit (Stratford Festival).
Upcoming: After the Fire (Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, April 2020)
About: Kaitlyn is a three time Dora nominated actress and playwright. She was born in Montreal, studied in England (at The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts), lived in NYC, and now calls Toronto home. She’s the co-Artistic Director of critically acclaimed Shakespeare in the Ruff, and was a founding member of the company in 2012. Along with Portia’s Julius Caesar, she has also written a play about Emily Carr, and is working on a new Shakespearean adaptation with Jani Lauzon. She is thrilled to be a part of Hart House’s centenary and celebrates all the people who have made theatre within these walls for the past 100 years. www.kaitlynriordan.com
Selected Directing Credits: Portia’s Julius Caesar, My Co-Mates & Brothers in Exile (Shakespeare in the Ruff), Shakespeare Scene Study (George Brown Theatre School), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Parikrma Humanity Foundation, Bangalore, India), My Second Smile (Toronto New Theatre/School Tour)
About: Originally from Okotoks, Alberta, Eva Barrie is a Dora Award-winning actor, director, creator and the Co-Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Ruff. She graduated from Ryerson University’s Performance Acting Program and has trained with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company in Saratoga Springs, NY and New York City, NY. No stranger to Shakespearean adaptions, Eva was in Berlin’s first Shakespeare in the Park ensemble in a bilingual production of König Heinrich der Vierte, created Ruff’s My Co-Mates & Brothers in Exile, a comedic promenade piece following a refugee’s journey to Canada, and is currently developing an adaption of The Taming of the Shrew with generous support from Factory Theatre (where she is a member of the playwright’s Natural Resources group) and Ruff. She’s happy to take another swing at this script with her creative partner Kaitlyn, and thanks Hart House Theatre for the opportunity.