Director Mitchell Cushman
ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE Founding Artistic Director of Outside the March immersive theatre company, where his directing credits include TomorrowLoveTM, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, Vitals, Passion Play, Terminus, Mr. Marmalade. Five seasons at the Stratford Festival, where he directed Breath of Kings, Possible Worlds and the upcoming Treasure Island. Other favourite credits: BRANTWOOD (Sheridan College); Lessons in Temperament (SummerWorks); New Jerusalem (HGJT); I’m Doing This For You, Oh My Irma (Never Mind the Noise); I, Claudia, The Last of Romeo and Juliet (TiFT).
TRAINING MFA in Directing, University of Alberta.
ET CETERA Siminovitch Protégé Award; two Dora Awards for Outstanding Production; Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Director; Ken McDougal Award.
Set & Costume Designer Gillian Gallow
ROYAL MTC Million Dollar Quartet, Seminar (with Mirvish), Hirsch, Venus in Fur, God of Carnage (with VP), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (costumes, with TC).
OTHER THEATRE The Physicists, The Three Musketeers (costumes), Hirsch (set/costumes) (Stratford); King Lear, Stuff Happens (set/costumes, NAC); Mary Poppins (costumes, Citadel/TC); Incident at Vichy, The Testament of Mary, Awake and Sing! (costumes, Soulpepper); Night, The Road to Paradise (set/costumes, Human Cargo); Appetite (set/costumes, Volcano/TPM); The Mill (set, Theatrefront). Upcoming: Louis Riel (costumes, COC); An Octoroon (Shaw).
TRAINING York University, BFA.
ET CETERA Gillian is the recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore awards.
Lighting Designer Hugh Conacher
ROYAL MTC Million Dollar Quartet, My Name is Asher Lev (with Segal), Things We Do For Love, Seminar (with Mirvish), The Woman in Black, Cabaret (2015), The Glass Menagerie (2014, 1989/90), Venus in Fur, The Penelopiad, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, After Miss Julie, Macbeth (with English Suitcase Theatre Company), Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, A Walk in the Woods, Frankenstein: Playing with Fire.
OTHER THEATRE Hugh has collaborated with choreographers, visual artists and dance and theatre companies worldwide for over 30 years. In Winnipeg, his work has been seen with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, QDance, Gearshifting Performance Works, Theatre Projects Manitoba and Manitoba Theatre for Young People, to name a few.
ET CETERA Hugh enjoys working beyond the constraints of traditional lighting design using various forms of interactive media, video and photography. His photographic work resides in private collections and has been published worldwide. Hugh is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.
Puppet Designer/Builder Marcus Jamin
ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE Twelfth Night (NAC); Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (Kidoons); Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (Outside the March). Marcus has also held the role of resident workshop assistant for Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes since 2011.
FILM/TV Oh Yuck.
TRAINING Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.
ET CETERA Marcus received the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for best design for his work on Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (Outside the March).
Sound Designer Chris Brett
ROYAL MTC 23.5 Hours, Things We Do For Love, Myth of the Ostrich.
TEACHING Chris has taught Audio Engineering at Mid Ocean Recording, Ambience Professional and Studio 11.
ET CETERA Chris is a music composer as well as an audio engineer, music producer and sound designer.
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.
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.
Apprentice Set & Costume Designer Eric Dizon
ROYAL MTC Million Dollar Quartet.
OTHER THEATRE Stage Manager: Heavenly Bodies (Winnipeg Fringe).
ET CETERA Originally from the field of communication design, Eric took the leap this year to pursue his passion for theatre arts. Eric is deeply grateful for having been made so welcome in the theatre community. Special thanks to Gillian Gallow, the incredible team of Hand to God and Royal MTC for generously sharing their knowledge of the craft.
Stage Manager Michael Duggan
ROYAL MTC Assistant Stage Manager: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (with Citadel), Chimerica (with CS), Clever Little Lies, The Glass Menagerie, Other People’s Money. Apprentice Stage Manager: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, In the Next Room or THE VIBRATOR PLAY, The Shunning, Brief Encounter, The Seafarer, Steel Magnolias. Props: Gone With the Wind.
OTHER THEATRE Am I Not King? The Last Concert of Richard II (zone41); Richard III (SIR); Heathers: The Musical (WST); Iceland (TPM).
TRAINING B.A. (Hons) in Theatre Production and Stage Management at the University of Winnipeg.
ET CETERA Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way. Enjoy the show!
Production Assistant Brett Mikulik
ROYAL MTC The Hound of the Baskervilles (Regional Tour), Alice Through the Looking-Glass.
OTHER THEATRE The Jungle Book (MTYP); Shrek The Musical, Ring of Fire, Sister Act, West Side Story, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Rainbow); Little Thing, Big Thing, Playing with Fire (PTE); Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, Into the Woods (District Theatre Collective); The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe (Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg); Rosalind, The Sea, Juno and the Paycock, The Philadelphia Story (Shaw); Closer Than Ever (Dry Cold); Angels in America: Perestroika (WJT); Ste. Carmen of the Main, Cyrano, The Blue Room (U of W); Fresher, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Little Shop of Horrors (WST).
TRAINING University of Winnipeg Department of Theatre and Film, Shaw Festival Apprenticeship Program.