Matthew Gorman, Director
Jenna McCutchen, Set and Costume Designer
Raha Javanfar, Lighting Designer
Susan Bond, Dramaturg
Mary Keenan, Stage Manager
Jackie McClelland, Properties
Scott Gorman, Carpenter
Grace Smith, Assistant Director
Nathan Bitton, Fight Choreography
Chantelle Laurendeau, Assistant Set and Costume Designer
Maria Tcvetkova, Wardrobe Assistant
Reg Matson, Assistant Lighting Designer
Sean Miller, Apprentice Stage Manager
Christina Bondi, Gayatri Singhania & Yolanda Zhang, Assistant Stage Managers
Samantha Braun, Skye Daley, Samira Darbandsari, Emily Dix, Jessie Hou, Julia Kota, Anna Ling, Ioana Luchian, Einav Neeman, Olga Petrik, Danielle Racioppo, Elodie Roblin and Irene Sotoodeh, Production Crew
Selected Credits: As a director; Adventure!, Like A Dog (Your Good Friends); The River Lady (Lonesome Crowded West). As an actor; Eirlys And Eckhart, This Lime Tree Bower, Vincent River, Rum And Vodka (Cart/Horse Theatre); Hana’s Suitcase (Grand Theatre); Mending Fences, Having Hope At Home (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Canopy Theatre), Fall In Paris (Eastern Front Theatre), The Drawer Boy (Theatre Athena).
About: A native of Nova Scotia, Matthew now lives and works in Toronto. He’s written a few plays and been in a few cartoons. He has been on television a couple of times. He is also the Artistic Director of Cart/Horse Theatre. www.carthorsetheatre.com
For Hart House Theatre: Debut
Selected Credits: Set & costume design, Sudden Death (Pyretic Productions/NextStage 2013), Tick (Lallygag Theatre/Fringe 2012), Crush (Optic Heart), Arctic Ocean (Denise Clark, director, NTS). Set design, Eirlys and Eckhart (Cart/Horse). Costume design, The Calm Before… (The Chimera Project), Enter the Shadow: The Life of a B-Boy (Break It Down), kAdmOs (Yael Farber, director, NTS), The Fort at York (Crate Productions). Assistant costume design, Tommy, Henry V (Stratford Festival). Assistant set and costume design, Romeo and Juliet (NAC). Wardrobe Assistant, Nativity (NAC).
Upcoming: Set and costume design, Savage in Limbo (Bobs Kills Theatre).
About: Jenna is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Scenography program. She has a BFA in Production and Design from York University. Jenna has been nominated for a Dora award for her costumes for The Fort at York and is the recipient of the Brian Jackson and the City of Stratford Guthrie Awards.
For Hart House Theatre: Debut
Selected Credits: Lighting Design, Miss Caledonia (Tarragon Theatre 2012), The Fond Husband (George Brown 2013), Adventure! (Your Good Friends/FRINGE 2013), Like a Dog (Your Good Friends/FRINGE 2012). Projection Design, Der Freischutz (Opera Atelier 2012), House of Dreams (Tafelmusik 2011 & international tours), Stream (National Ballet School). Lighting and Projection Design, Arash the Arhcer (Tirgan Festival 2013), A Woman’s Life (Toronto Consort 2013)
Upcoming: Lighting Design, The Country Wife (George Brown Theatre School).
About: Raha is a graduate of the Ryerson University Theatre Production program. She has toured extensively across Canada and the world as a Lighting Director, Projections Designer, and Production Assistant. She completed Theatre Ontario’s Professional Training program under the mentorship of Glenn Davidson, and recently received the Siminovitch Protégé Prize from prize recipient, Rob Thomson, with whom she has assisted, as well as co-designed.
For Hart House Theatre: As dramaturg: Bent, Romeo and Juliet, Night of the Iguana, Macbeth, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear. As an Assistant Director: Julius Caesar. As an actor: Hamlet, WASPS!, Macbeth.
Selected Credits: Dramaturg for: The Queens (Glasswater Theatre); Lysistrata, 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 Overruled/Romance (Neoteny Theatre).
Upcoming: Look out for an announcement from Neoteny Theatre at neotenytheatre.com
About: Susan is the Resident Dramaturg at Canopy Theatre and Hart House Theatre, and the Associate Producer and Resident Dramaturg at Neoteny Theatre. She is a member of Theatre Ontario and the LMDA.
For Hart House Theatre: Stage Manager, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Selected Credits: Stage Manager, Adventure! (Your Good Friends); Stage Management Mentor, Till Eulenspeigel: in the Afterlife of Jerzy Kosinski (Theatre Humber College); Stage Manager, We Walk Among You (Artichoke Heart Collective); Stage Manager, Sylvia (Alumnae Theatre).
About: Mary Keenan is from New Brunswick and now lives in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Humber College Theatre Production Program and a freelance Stage Manager/Arts Administrator. She is glad to be back at Hart House for a second season!
For Hart House Theatre: Bone Cage, Bent, Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy, Romeo and Juliet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (as assistant), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (as assistant).
Selected Credits: Richard III (Shakespeare in the Ruff); Twelfth Night (Canopy Theatre Company); Offers of Home (Panfish Productions); Into the Woods (Bravo Academy); Sundance (Two Wolves Theatre/Toronto Fringe Festival). Film: 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.
Selected Credits: Stage Manager for The Glass Cage (Snowdrop Productions); Writer, Lead Dramaturg and Director for Troilus & Criseyde/Cressida; Director for Sicilian Limes (Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies); Director for Transit of Venus (excerpts – University of Toronto ‘Transit of Venus’ events). As an actor: various characters in the web series Opera Cheats (Opera Five).
Upcoming: Writer/Director – Madeleine Robin Known as Roxane, Feb 2014 (Theatre Double Take), Writer – Troilus & Criseyde/Cressida, March 2014 (Hart House Players)
About: Grace is a PhD student at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto; she is also currently an Instructor for the Department of English & Drama at the U of T Mississauga campus. When not in the classroom or at the library, Grace and fellow Twelfth Night company member Leete Stetson run the Toronto-based company Theatre Double Take: theatredoubletake.com
For Hart House Theatre: Debut
Selected Credits: Assistant Stage Manager for Till Eulenspiegel (Humber College), Guys & Dolls (TYMTC), Running Crew/Dresser for Blood & Roses (Humber College).
Upcoming: The Idiot (Humber College, Fall 2013)
About: Sean is currently a Student as Humber College for Theatre Production and will be graduating this coming spring. He is very excited to get the oppurtunity to work at Hart House Theatre!
For Hart House Theatre: Festival of Dance 2014, Director; Festival of Dance 2013, Assistant Director; Romeo and Juliet, Ensemble; Festival of Dance 2012, Stage Manager, The Night of the Iguana, Assistant Director.
Selected Credits: As director; Dial M For Murder (Bygone Theatre); Retro Radio Hour (Bygone Theatre); Doubt: A Parable (Bygone Theatre/UC Follies); Plasterface (Newborn Theatre); Noble Savages and Children Don’t Cry (Newborn Theatre, Odds and Ends Festival); Pigeons In Love and Bucket (InspiraTO Festival); Hairspray (St. Michael’s College); Arsenic and Old Lace (Victoria College Drama Society).
Upcoming: Retro Radio Hour: Holiday Special – www.bygonetheatre.com
About:Emily Dix is the Artistic Director of Toronto based Bygone Theatre. She works primarily as a director, but also dabbles in stage management, producing, costume design and promotions. She is currently completing her degree in English, cinema and drama at U of T. She is thrilled to be working again with the wonderful people at Hart House, this time from the booth!