The Importance of Being… Production Team

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Cory Doran*, Director

Brandon Kleiman, Set Designer

Ming Wong, Costume Designer

Mikael Kangas, Lighting Designer

Jeremy Hutton, Sound Designer

Jackie McClelland, Properties

Tara Mohan, Stage Manager

Deborah Lim, Assistant Director

Karthy Chin, Assistant Set Designer

John Fleming, Dialect Coach

Juliana Bertosa, Lucy McPhee and Shashwat Sharma, Assistant Stage Managers

 



Cory Doran*, Director

 

Cory DoranFor Hart House Theatre: Directing Debut; Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Selected Credits: Empty Boxes (Homestead Theatre Project); Funny Money, Every Christmas Story Ever Told… (Scarborough Players); Brian Froud’s One Man Show Extravaganza (Toronto Fringe); The Festivities, Never Swim Alone (Erindale Fringe); God (Coreplayers Theatre); As Assistant Director, Jessie’s Landing (Lighthouse Festival Theatre); Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Erindale).

Upcoming: 9 To 5: The Musical (Scarborough Music Theatre)

About: Cory is an actor and Gemini nominated voice-performer.

 

*appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

 

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Brandon Kleiman, Set Designer

 

Brandon KleimanFor Hart House Theatre: The Wedding Singer – the Musical, Romeo and Juliet, Jerry Springer – The Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, High Fidelity the Musical, Richard III, Cabaret.

Selected Credits: Real Estate (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Rent (Sheridan College / Mirvish); Legally Blonde: The Musical (Randolph Academy); Blind Date (Rebecca Northan, World Stage at Harbourfront Centre, Dora-nominated: Outstanding Production); Macbeth (Classical Theatre Project); No Way to Treat a Lady, Napoleon the Musical, Red Fighting Blue (Talk Is Free Theatre); Putnam County Spelling Bee (Al Green Theatre); Wit, A Woman of No Importance (Alumnae Theatre).

Upcoming: Escape from Happiness (Alumnae Theatre); War of the Roses (Aquarius Studio Theatre); Aromas (Red Sandcastle Theatre); Peer Gynt (George Brown College). Brandon has also spent five seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival as a design assistant as well as assisting designers in Los Angeles, New York and across Canada.

About: For more information and Brandon’s portfolio please visit www.brandonkleimandesign.com

 

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Ming Wong, Costume Designer
Ming WongFor Hart House Theatre: Bone Cage, Bent, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Yellowface, Macbeth, King Lear, Jerry Springer-The Opera.
Selected Credits: The Wanderers (Cahoots Theatre Company); Tainted (GromKat/ Moyo Theatre); The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (Obsidian Theatre Company/Factory Theatre); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Sheridan); The Dumb Waiter, The Brothers Karamazov (Wordsmyth); Gorey Story (Thistle Project-Dora Mavor Moore Nominee for outstanding costume design).
About: Ming Wong is a Toronto designer whose main focus is costume design. She has had the chance to work on a variety of projects including advertising and television and has assisted some of Toronto’s leading designers. Ming also works as a costume supervisor, most recently having supervised Arrabal at the Panasonic Theatre and The Little Mermaid at the Elgin. Upcoming projects include costume design for Hello Dolly at Sheridan College and La Belle Helene at The Glenn Gould Opera School. Ming continues to create custom clothing and accessories, as well as personal styling and image consulting. www.mingwingdesign.com

 

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Mikael Kangas, Lighting Designer

 

Mikael KangasFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Aladdin (Mirvish/Disney, PA); CATS (Mirvish, ALD); Firebrand (Single Thread); Spring Showcase 2012-2014 (George Brown Dance); Hair, Spamalot, Little Mermaid, Seussical, Sound of Music, Cabaret, Next to Normal, the Buddy Holly Story (LOT); Barber of Seville, Merry Widow (Opera York); NINE (Randolph).

About: Mikael designs lights and video for dance, drama, musical theatre, opera, galleries and events. He has designed for many companies and institutions in Toronto and participated in the Banff Centre for the Arts lighting design internship for two seasons. Mikael has assisted at Mirvish, Tarragon Theatre, the National Ballet School of Canada and Banff Centre amongst others. Mikael is a graduate of Ryerson University and an associate member of the Associated Designers of Canada. Mikael is also the Production Coordinator for the Lower Ossington Theatre. www.mikaelkangaslighting.com

 

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Jeremy Hutton, Sound Designer

 

Jeremy HuttonFor Hart House Theatre: Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) 2013 (Fight director and sound designer), Robin Hood 2012 (Writer, composer, fight director, co-musical director), Romeo and Juliet 2012 (Director, fight director, composer), The Night of the Iguana (Director), Macbeth (Director in 2011), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Director), Richard III (Director, Sound Designer), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Director, Sound Designer), Arcadia (Director, sound designer), King Lear (Director, fight director, composer), Hamlet (Hamlet, fight director, composer, sound designer), Romeo and Juliet (Director, fight director, composer), Othello (Director, fight director, composer), As You like It (Orlando), Troilus and Cressida (Nestor), Macbeth (Macduff).

Selected Credits: For Lower Ossington Theatre – Cabaret (Director), The Sound of Music (Director), Spamalot (Director). For Canopy Theatre Company – Twelfth Night (Director), Romeo and Juliet (Fight director), As You Like It (Fight director), Much Ado About Nothing (Borachio), Oedipus Rex (Fight director, Music Director). For Roll Your Own Theatre – Fairy Tale Ending (Writer, Director). For Shakespeare by the Sea – Snow White (Composer and Musical director), Alice in Wonderland (Composer and Musical director), Hamlet (Fight Director), Titus Andronicus (Fight Director), Robin Hood (Writer, composer, fight director). For Toronto Youth Theatre – Rocky Horror Show (Director), ToboR the RoboT (Writer, Director), Into The Woods (Director), Little Shop of Horrors (Director), Lucky Stiff (Director), City of Angels (Director), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Director), Urinetown (Director), Jesus Christ Superstar (Director).

About: Jeremy was the founding Artistic Director of the Toronto Youth Theatre. He is also the resident fight director for the Classical Theatre Project and Hart House Theatre.

 

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Jackie McClelland, Properties

 

Jackie McClellandFor Hart House Theatre: Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), The Wedding Singer, Twelfth Night, Bone Cage, Bent, Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy, Romeo and Juliet.

Selected Credits: Richard III (Shakespeare in the Ruff), The Glass Cage (Snowdrop Productions), the dreamer examines his pillow (JR Theatre), Dial M for Murder (Bygone Theatre). Film: High School Health (Luminato Festival), Honey, I’m Home! (Scotiabank Nuit Blanche).

About: Jackie is a set and props designer specializing in period work for both theatre and short films. She recently acted as production designer for High School Health, a short film and installation project for the Luminato Festival starring Atom Egoyan and Ann-Marie MacDonald.

 

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Tara Mohan, Stage Manager

 

Tara MohanFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Avenue Q (Lower Ossington Theatre), Chatroom & Citizenship (Toronto Youth Theatre), 7th Annual Showcase (Outside Looking In), Dora’s Pirate Adventure (Lower Ossington Theatre), Unleashed 2014 (George Brown Dance), ASM for Acceleration 2014 (The School of Toronto Dance Theatre), Silent Voices (Dancetheatre David Earle), Project L (Human Body Expression), Arkemy (Gadfly), Toronto Urban Dance Symposium (Gadfly), Camila’s Bones (Maloka Theatre), ASM for Yonge-Dundas Stage (Toronto Pride), 6th Annual Showcase (Outside Looking In), Aforismo (Gadfly), Assistant Stage Manager/Metcalf Foundation Intern for Toronto Dance Theatre’s 2012/2013 Season.

About: Tara is a professional stage manager and is pleased to be working with Hart House Theatre for the first time.

 

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Deborah Lim, Assistant Director

 

Deborah LimFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

About: Deborah is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist based in Toronto, Ontario, currently studying criminology and drama at the University of Toronto. Deb has worked with several community, independent, and professional concert, dance, and theatre companies in Toronto, New York, and California. Deb is also a founding member and the current producer of the Glass Reflection Theatre Collection.

 

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Lucy McPhee, Assistant Stage Manager

 

Lucy McPheeFor Hart House Theatre: Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Festival of Dance 2014

Selected Credits: Belle Gunness (UC Follies), A Clown’s Life (Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse)

Upcoming: Stage Manager for Bare: A Pop Opera (Woodsworth Performing Arts Collective)

About: Lucy is a third year Life Science student at the University of Toronto.

 

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Shashwat Sharma, Assistant Stage Manager

 

Shashwat SharmaFor Hart House Theatre: Assistant Stage Manger for The Wedding Singer and the Festival of Dance 2014; Videographer for Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) and Twelfth Night.

Selected Credits: Stage Manager for Vinegar Tom (Neoteny Theatre); Stage Manager for Blood Moon (Starfish Productions); Videographer for Skule Nite 1T4 (U of T Engineering)

Upcoming: Producer of Skule Nite 1T5 (U of T Engineering)

About: Shashwat is a U of T Engineering graduate with an overactive artsy side, currently pursuing a Masters in Computational Electromagnetics.

 

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