Director Ann Hodges
ROYAL MTC The Hound of the Baskervilles, Harvey, Other People’s Money, August: Osage County, Top Girls, Jitters, Our Country’s Good.
OTHER THEATRE Grey Gardens (Acting Up Stage - 7 Dora Nominations); Butcher, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley, The December Man, Moonlight and Magnolias, Marion Bridge, The Rez Sisters (PTE); Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid (Rainbow); Danny, King of the Basement, Jabber (MTYP); Goodnight Desdemona…, The Secret Mask (GCTC); The Birds and the Bees, The Lonely Diner (Blyth); Dear Johnny Deere, Urinetown (SATA Outstanding Production), Beauty and the Beast, Strike! (Persephone); Bashir Lazhar, Encore (TPM); and numerous operas.
TRAINING Graduate, National Theatre School (Directing), University of Winnipeg.
ET CETERA Thrilled to direct an Agatha Christie, having assisted Steven Schipper on The Mousetrap over two decades ago!
Set & Costume Designer Brian Perchaluk
ROYAL MTC Recent and favourites: 23.5 Hours, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Late Company, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, A Christmas Story, Harvey, August: Osage County, The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish), The Lonesome West, Patience, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, M. Butterfly (with NAC).
OTHER THEATRE Brian’s work has been featured at theatres across the country, including two seasons each at the Shaw and Stratford festivals. Selected recent credits include: Les Misérables (Rainbow); The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe); Vimy (NAC/GCTC); The Flats, The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts, Butcher (PTE); A Little Night Music (Dry Cold); King Lear, Fidelio (Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada); Proud (TPM).
ET CETERA Recipient of a Gemini Award for production design, and a Jessie Richardson Award and a Prix Rideau Award for outstanding set design.
Lighting Designer Scott Henderson
ROYAL MTC Over 50 productions since 1995, including The Audience (with Mirvish), Billy Elliot the Musical, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (with Mirvish), Good People, Next to Normal, Red (with Belfry), The Seagull, Top Girls, The Shape of Things, Closer.
OTHER THEATRE Most recent: The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (PTE). Scott has designed lighting for opera, dance and theatre companies in Winnipeg and across Canada, including the Shaw and Stratford festivals.
TRAINING Scott is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.
ET CETERA Special thanks to Karen, Sean and Alex for love and support.
Sound Designer Michael Wright
ROYAL MTC Over 20 productions including Million Dollar Quartet, Billy Elliot the Musical, Seminar (with Mirvish), Late Company, Private Lives, The Secret Annex, The Seagull, Venus in Fur, The Penelopiad, August: Osage County, Romeo and Juliet, The Seafarer, Top Girls, Rope’s End, Fully Committed, The Last Five Years, Cherry Docs.
OTHER THEATRE I Dream of Diesel, North Main Gothic, The Monster Trilogy, The Elmwood Visitation, Age of Arousal (TPM); Everything is Coming Up Roses (Gearshifting Performance Works); Something Drastic, Puppet Munsch (PTE); Macbeth (SIR); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Winnipeg Fringe); Hedwig and the Angry Inch Atrocity Tour 2004 (Rose Tinted Productions, UK).
FILM The Last Harvest, Métis, Métis Not, Dead Mothers Kitchen Floors, Dust.
ET CETERA Michael is active in the music world with over two dozen album credits and is a member of IATSE 63.
Dialect Coach Shannon Vickers
ROYAL MTC The Audience (with Mirvish), Myth of the Ostrich, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Woman in Black, Private Lives, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Good People, The Secret Annex, Venus in Fur, Gone With the Wind, August: Osage County, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Top Girls, Steel Magnolias.
OTHER THEATRE Voice/Text/Dialect Coaching: DAI (Enough) (WJT); Village Wooing (zone41); Bingo! (PTE); The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (TPM/SAC); The Merry Wives of Windsor (SIR); Fen (Sarasvàti); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CS).
TRAINING/TEACHING Shannon earned an MFA in Theatre Voice Pedagogy at the University of Alberta. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Winnipeg and is a certified Associate Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork.
Choreographer Sofia Costantini
ROYAL MTC La Cage Aux Folles, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Producers (Royal MTC/MBA productions), The Hound of the Baskervilles (tour), The Glass Menagerie, After Miss Julie, White Christmas.
OTHER THEATRE The Hound of the Baskervilles, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (PTE); The Magic Flute (Little Opera Company); Fiddler on the Roof (Rainbow); Hair, Altar Boyz (WST).
FILM/TV Dance credits: Channel Zero: No End House, The Toy Castle, Shall We Dance?, Make It Happen. Choreography credits: Less Than Kind, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, The Stone Angel, The Saddest Music in the World.
Fight Director Jacquie Loewen
ROYAL MTC Fight Director: 23.5 Hours, Unnecessary Farce, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Private Lives, A Christmas Story, Gone With the Wind, August: Osage County, Romeo and Juliet, The Seafarer. Actor: Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Top Girls. Assistant Director: Other People’s Money.
OTHER THEATRE Selected fight directing: The Flood Thereafter (CS); Shakespeare’s Rebel – assistant (Bard on the Beach); Tosca, Carmen (Manitoba Opera); Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew (SIR); All Restaurant Fires Are Arson (PTE).
TEACHING Jacqueline has taught stage combat at U of W, U of M, MTYP and PTE.
ET CETERA Jacqueline is very pleased to be working with both Royal MTC and such fine performers.
Lighting Design Apprentice James Thurmeier
ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE Vinegar Tom (U of W); Rocky Horror Show (Wasteland Productions).
TRAINING BA Honours in Theatre Production and Stage Management (University of Winnipeg), Member of IATSE Local 63.
ET CETERA James is delighted to be working under Scott Henderson on Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee. He would like to thank Royal MTC and he hopes you enjoy the show.
Stage Manager Leslie Watson
ROYAL MTC Stage Manager: My Name is Asher Lev, Myth of the Ostrich, Late Company, Cabaret, Venus in Fur, The Melville Boys (tour), Wingfield On Ice (tour), Looking Back – West, Bad Dates (tour). Assistant Stage Manager: Billy Elliot the Musical, Jane Eyre, Gone With the Wind, Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, White Christmas, Pride and Prejudice, Fiddler on the Roof, Educating Rita (tour), Guys and Dolls (with TC/Citadel).
OTHER THEATRE Over 50 productions at theatres around Winnipeg, including: Rainbow Stage, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Shakespeare in the Ruins and Manitoba Theatre for Young People.
TRAINING Graduate of Sheridan College and member of CAEA.
ET CETERA “Love to Mr. Watson, who is more of a double-double kind of man.”
Assistant Stage Manager Candace Maxwell
ROYAL MTC The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Cabaret, A Christmas Story, The Fighting Days, The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish), Fiddler on the Roof, 50th Anniversary Homecoming Event, The Syringa Tree, Over the Tavern, The Constant Wife, Driving Miss Daisy.
OTHER THEATRE Selected credits: Ring of Fire, Les Misérables, The Producers (Rainbow); The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel, The Scorpions’ Sting (Calgary Opera); Peter Pan, The Nutcracker (RWB); Carmen, Aida, La Bohème (Manitoba Opera); Bingo, Small Things (PTE); Pride and Prejudice (Banff Centre/Citadel); Aida, Tales of Hoffmann (Edmonton Opera).
TRAINING Banff Centre for the Arts and University of Winnipeg.
ET CETERA Love to Delvin, Mom and Dad for all your love and encouragement.
Apprentice Stage Manager Paige Lewis
ROYAL MTC 23.5 Hours, Billy Elliot the Musical.
OTHER THEATRE The Last Dog of War (TPM); Q Dance (RWB); Kathleen Hiley Solo Projects; Eclipse (Mouvement/Winnipeg Dance Projects); 50 Dancer Project, 60 Dancer Project (Canada Dance Festival); Basement Projects, Dance Reflections, The School of Contemporary Dancers 40th Anniversary Galas (SCD); As Though I Had Wings, Duets, Toward Light: A Tribute to Rachel Browne, Prairie Dance Circuit (WCD); Homeagain, A Christmas Carol (Stephanie Ballard Dance Projects); Winnipeg Comedy Festival.