The Tempest – Production Team

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Jeremy Hutton, Director and Sound Designer

Ashleigh Powell, Choreographer

Joe Pagnan, Set Designer

Kathleen Black, Costume Designer

Joseph Patrick, Lighting Designer

Susan Bond, Dramaturg

Jackie McClelland, Properties

Dustyn Wales, Stage Manager*

Victoria McEwan, Assistant Director**

Sam Hale, Christina Bondi, Laura Lakatosh and Amy Thind, Assistant Stage Managers

Alexandra Smith, Make up and Hair

Moira Garr, Make up Artist

Noa Katz, Set Design Assistant

Agustine Correa Scarpa, Costume Design Assistant

Jayden Hsueh, Assistant Technical Director

Holly Meyer-Dymny, Specialty Properties

Scott Gorman, Carpenter

Erin Caple, Lanndis De Lallo, Fiki Falola, Stephanie Newton, Susan (Xue) Yan and Kezia Yu, Painters

Rachel Chen, Laura Delchiaro, Jules Mendoza and Irene Sotoodeh, Wardrobe Construction Crew

Arantza Santoyo Delgado, Mary Beth Duffy, Emma Keil-Vine, Shahrukh Malik, Rehana Mushtaq, Debbie Zalamea and Stephanie Zeit, Wardrobe and Make Up Running Crew

Saheb Dhody, Grace Gutierrez, Lucy McPhee, Mariya Postelnyak and Jayden Schneider, Production Assistants

Badewa Ajibade, Chloe Duan and Andrew Xia, Lighting Board Operators

Wing Sheung Chan and Navi Suresh, Sound Operators

Shashwat Sharma, Production Videographer

Daniel DiMarco and Scott Gorman, Production Photographers


Jeremy Hutton, Director


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.




Joe Pagnan, Set Designer


Joe PagnanFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: The Thing Between Us (McGuffin Theatre/Theatre Passe Muraille), Le Shaga and Savannah Bay (Spiel Players), MSM: World Pride (LemonTree), Of Shapes Transformed by Love (NewBorn and Aim for the Tangent), The Wakowski Brothers (Talk Is Free), Mature Young Adults (Aim For the Tangent), Fortune and Men’s Eyes and Gruesome Playground Injuries (BirdLand), Dance Like A Man (Sawitri), Wild Dogs on the Moscow Trains (LiveLobster), Dark Locks (SummerWorks) and Feral Child (Suburban Beast).

Upcoming: Vigil and I, Claudia (Talk is Free) and The Wiz (Twitching Dog).

About: Joe is thrilled to be making his Hart House Theatre debut. He has been an assistant curate for the Prague 2011 Quadrennial of Scenographic Design and has studied with Ryerson University, Universität Weimar and the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Joe is a member of the Associate Designers of Canada.




Kathleen Black, Costume Designer


kathleenblack_4x4webFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: For the Lower Ossington Theatre: Evita, Hair, Spamalot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Sound of Music, Rent, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, The Woman in Black, Dora’s Pirate Adventure, Next to Normal, The Mousetrap, Buddy Holly,and Stinky Kids. Acting credits include: Handle with Care (Tangled Web), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Rose Theatre), Reggie in Some Girls (Empty Suitcase), Alice in Closer (Mnemonic Productions), The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (GTA Pantomime) and Iris in Lysistrata-the sex strike (Canopy Theatre).

About: Kathleen performs in Tails at Sickkids Hospital. Recently, Kathleen received the Television Bureau of Canada’s Bessie award for best performance in a commercial. She is actively acting and designing in the Toronto theatre and film/TV scene.




Joseph Patrick, Lighting Designer


Joseph PatrickFor Hart House Theatre: Lighting Board Operator for Romeo and Juliet (2005), Othello (2004).

Selected Credits: Lighting Designer for Director’s Project 2014 (Shaw Festival), The Scotiabank Studio Theatre (Summerworks), Hugh & I (Fringe Festival), Abagail’s Party (Precisely Peter Productions), Seven Days (Teatron Theatre), Force (George Brown Dance), Munsched (George Brown Theatre), Binti’s Journey (Theatre Direct/Young People’s Theatre). Lighting Director for Taj (Sampradaya Dance Creations) and Ballet Jorgen Canada from 2008 – 2011. Assistant Lighting Designer for The Seagull (Segal Centre); Arms & The Man, When We Are Married, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer, and The Mountaintop (Shaw Festival).

About: Joseph has spent three seasons as Assistant Lighting Designer for the Shaw Festival and has also assisted at Theatre Aquarius, Soulpepper Theatre, Canadian Stage, and The Banff Centre.




Susan Bond, Dramaturg


Susan BondFor Hart House Theatre: As dramaturg: Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Twelfth Night, Bent, Romeo and Juliet, Night of the Iguana, Macbeth, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear. As Assistant Director: Julius Caesar. As actor: Hamlet, WASPS!, Macbeth.

Selected Credits: Dramaturg for: Vinegar Tom (Neoteny Theatre); The Queens (Glasswater Theatre); Lysistrata-the sex strike, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Much Ado about Nothing (Canopy Theatre); New Custom (Poculi Ludique Societas); Vinegar Tom (Royal Porcupine). Assistant Director for Escape from Happiness (Alumnae Theatre), Overruled/Romance (Neoteny Theatre).

Upcoming: Waiting Room at Tarragon Theatre.

About: Susan is the Resident Dramaturg at Hart House Theatre, and the Associate Producer and Resident Dramaturg at Neoteny Theatre. She is a member of Theatre Ontario and the LMDA.




Jackie McClelland, Properties


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

Selected Credits: Escape from Happiness (Alumnae Theatre), 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.




Dustyn Wales, Stage Manager*


Dustyn WalesFor Hart House Theatre: Robin Hood: A Legendary Musical Comedy, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, King Lear

Selected Credits: Over 40 productions across Canada including: The Gigli Concert, Billy Bishop Goes To War, Glengarry Glen Ross, Faith Healer, Travesties, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Guardsman (Soulpepper); Light in The Piazza, Craigslist Cantata (Acting Up Stage); A Man A Fish (Persephone); Musical of Musicals: The Musical! (Mirvish); Billy Bishop Goes To War, St. Anne’s Reel (Blyth); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Angelwalk); i Think i Can, The Great Mountain, Blue Planet (YPT).

Upcoming:  Jesus Christ Superstar with Hart House Theatre


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




Victoria McEwan, Assistant Director**


Victoria McEwanFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: For The Toronto Fringe – SQUAT: A Back-Alley Musical (performer), For the University of Toronto – Sweet Charity (Director/Performer), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Performer/UTDC award winner), Little Shop of Horrors (Props & Puppet design/builder), Hairspray (Performer/UTDC award winner).

About: Victoria is currently finishing up her Cinema Studies Specialist degree at the University of Toronto. She is very passionate about the performing arts, having trained and worked throughout the GTA in all facets of production. She is especially passionate about supporting arts education and finding opportunities for students and youth who are willing to learn.

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




Sam Hale, Assistant Stage Manager


Samuel HaleFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Stage Manager – 52 Pick-Up (The Howland Company/Toronto Fringe), Stage Manager – Ajax (Por Nobody, SummerWorks), Stage Manager – The Beaver Den (Jazz Squared Theatre), Stage Manager – Easter (Naught), Stage Manager (InspiraTO Festival 2013), Assistant Stage Manager – And Now, Then End (SummerWorks), Production Manager – The Plough and the Stars, Production Stage Manager – New Voices (RTS).

Upcoming: Jesus Christ Superstar for Hart House Theatre

About: Sam is a member of The Howland Company