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It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play

Adapted by Philip Grecian
Based on the film by Frank Capra
Directed by Steven Schipper 



November 20 - December 15
Preview: November 20 , November 21

John Hirsch Mainstage

“…manages to redouble the whimsy and nostalgic charm in a story already heaping with both.” – New Jersey Entertainment

After a lifetime of putting off his own plans to help others achieve their dreams, George Bailey becomes rooted in Bedford Falls. One Christmas evening, frustrated and on the brink of ruin, he contemplates the unthinkable. It’s up to a good-natured angel named Clarence to show George how his small life has made a big impact. With this fresh take on a classic story, our Mainstage is transformed into a live recording studio during the golden age of radio. Join our ‘studio audience’ for this wonderful story, complete with sound effects and old-time jingles.

Times & Tickets

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Date Time Availability
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:30 PM Preview Best Seating BUY
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:30 PM Preview Best Seating BUY
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:30 PM Opening Night Best Seating BUY
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:30 PM Talkback (what's this?) Best Seating BUY
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:30 PM Talkback (what's this?) Best Seating BUY
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:00 PM Best Seating BUY
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:30 PM Talkback (what's this?) Best Seating BUY
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:00 PM Talkback (what's this?) Best Seating BUY
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:30 PM Best Seating BUY
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:00 PM Best Seating BUY

Actors

Announcer / Mr. Bailey / Chairman / Reineman / Ed / Welch / Osgood / Mr. Partridge / Man Eric Blais

Eric Blais

ROYAL MTC Clever Little Lies, The Woman in Black, Private Lives, Good People, Brief Encounter (with VP), Looking Back – West.

 

OTHER THEATRE Theatre Projects Manitoba, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Shakespeare in the Ruins and Manitoba Theatre for Young People.

 

FILM/TV Break My Heart 1000 Times, All The Visible Light, The Pinkertons.

 

TEACHING Instructor at the University of Winnipeg.

George Bailey Wade Bogert-O'Brien

Wade Bogert-O'Brien

ROYAL MTC First appearance.
 

OTHER THEATRE Chariots of Fire (Grand); King Charles III (Studio 180/Mirvish); Saint Joan, Dracula, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Woman of No Importance, The Divine, Pygmalion, The Sea, When We Are Married, Major Barbara, Our Betters, French Without Tears, Misalliance, When the Rain Stops Falling, Candida, The Doctor’s Dilemma, An Ideal Husband, Ways of the Heart, Brief Encounters (Shaw); The Prince of Homburg (TiFT); A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice (Citadel); Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol (Chemainus Theatre Festival).
 

TV Good Witch (Hallmark); V-Wars (Netflix); Reign (CW); Frontier (Netflix/Discovery Canada).
 

TRAINING Graduate of George Brown Theatre School and Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Program.

 

Keyboards Danny Carroll

Danny Carroll

ROYAL MTC A Christmas Carol (2017, 2005), Gone With the Wind, Romeo and Juliet, The Shunning, It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play, Pride and Prejudice, Over the Tavern, The Tempest, Retreat from Moscow, Trying, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal MTC/MBA Lawyers Play) and La Cage Aux Folles – Music Director (Royal MTC/MBA Lawyers Play).
 

OTHER THEATRE Breaking Up is Hard to Do – Music Director (Rainbow); How the Heavens Go, The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, Best Brothers, Having Hope at Home (PTE); Jungle Book, New Canadian Kid, Peter Pan, James and the Giant Peach – Music Director (MTYP); Lenin’s Embalmers, Death of a Salesman, Einstein’s Gift, Tales of the Allergist’s Wife (WJT).
 

ET CETERA Danny Carroll is a Winnipeg musician and composer. Hugs to LinsHilDot and l’aura. www.dannycarroll.ca

 

Foley Artist John Gzowski

John Gzowski

ROYAL MTC Selected: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, Mrs. Warren’s Profession.
 

OTHER THEATRE Over 200 shows at Stratford Festival, Dracula (Shaw Festival), Luminato, National Arts Centre, Arts Club, Citadel, Mirvish, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Factory Theatre, Theatre Calgary.
 

ET CETERA 6 Dora Mavor Moore awards. As a musician, has toured Canada and the EU.

 

Joe / Marty / Floor Manager / Reporter / Sheriff / Tommy / Tom / Man Toby Hughes

Toby Hughes

ROYAL MTC Nine Dragons (with Gateway/Vertigo), Sarah Ballenden, Hand to God, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Shakespeare’s Dog (with NAC), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Tour).
 

OTHER THEATRE American Idiot (WST); Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, The Comedy of Errors, Henry IV, Henry V (SIR); The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley, The Dishwashers (PTE); The House at Pooh Corner, The Hobbit, Liars (MTYP); The Cherry Orchard, Edward II (TBTR); The Walworth Farce (Incompletely Strangled).
 

FILM/TV Channel Zero, Trench 11, The Pinkertons, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil.
 

TRAINING University of Winnipeg.
 

ET CETERA Toby is a founding member of the musical improv company Outside Joke and an Artistic Associate with Shakespeare in the Ruins.

Harry / Bert / Freddie / Carter / Nick / Peter / Man Kevin Klassen

Kevin Klassen

ROYAL MTC A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love (with Citadel), Sarah Ballenden, The Audience (with Mirvish), Chimerica (with CS), Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Romeo and Juliet, The Melville Boys (Tour), The Shunning, White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, Bleeding Hearts, Our Town, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol, The Dresser, Feelgood (with GCTC), King Lear, Romeo and Juliet.
 

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Beauty and the Beast (Rainbow); HAMLET (the rest is silence) (Echo); A Little Night Music (Dry Cold); Time’s Fancy (Sixth Planet); Edward II (TBTR); Antony and Cleopatra (SIR); Arcadia (Citadel); Till It Hurts (PTE); John and Beatrice (TPM); Death of a Salesman (WJT).
 

FILM/TV Selected: Percy vs Monsanto, Smoky Mountain Christmas, Channel Zero, Barbara Blackwood, The Pinkertons, Elijah, New in Town, Niagara Motel.
 

ET CETERA Kevin is also a director and playwright, and has received the Harry Rintoul Award and the Reg Skene Award. He is an Artistic Associate with Echo Theatre, and is happily married to Echo’s Artistic Producer: the incredible Charlene Van Buekenhout.

 

Mary / Hortense / Woman Amanda Lisman

Amanda Lisman

ROYAL MTC 23.5 Hours.
 

OTHER THEATRE Titus Andronicus, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Tempest, Zastrozzi, Macbeth (Stratford); Venus in Fur (ATP); Othello, Noises Off, What’s in a Name (Segal); A Christmas Carol (Belfry); The Big Sleep (Aquarius); Pride and Prejudice (Arts Club/Citadel); Private Lives, My Fair Lady (Blue Bridge).
 

TV Suits, iZombie, Reign, Taken, Carter, The Listener, Arrow, Supernatural, Copper, The L.A. Complex, Psych.
 

TRAINING University of Victoria (BA in Anthropology), University of Alberta (BFA in Acting), The Citadel/Banff Theatre Program and Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory.
 

ET CETERA Betty Mitchell Award (Venus in Fur), Winnipeg Theatre Award Nomination (23.5 Hours), Montreal English Theatre Nomination (Noises Off), Critic’s Choice Spotlight Award and M Award (My Fair Lady).

Mrs. Bailey / Tilly / Mrs. Hatch / Janie / Helen / Potter’s Secretary / Mrs. Thompson / Woman Jennifer Lyon

Jennifer Lyon

ROYAL MTC Myth of the Ostrich, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Secret Annex, A Christmas Story, The Penelopiad, Next to Normal, White Christmas, Pride and Prejudice, Guys and Dolls (with TC/Citadel), My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol – The Musical, Steel Magnolias (1993). Assistant Director: The Fighting Days.
 

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Little Thing, Big Thing (PTE); Spamalot (TA/Drayton); The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe); Darling of the Day, The Wakowski Brothers, Guys and Dolls (TiFT); The Road to Hell, Communicating Doors (Persephone); My Fair Lady (Arts Club); The Comedy of Errors (SIR); The Father (WJT); Skylight (TNB); Comet in Moominland (MTYP, YPT, Montreal, NYC); 19 shows at Rainbow Stage (Wall of Fame inductee); Camelot, Man of La Mancha (Stratford); The Who’s Tommy (Mirvish). 
 

ET CETERA Jennifer will also be seen in A Doll’s House and The Cottage at Royal MTC this season.

Clarence / Uncle Billy Robb Paterson

Robb Paterson

ROYAL MTC This is Robb’s 84th production at Royal MTC. Director: (selected) Next to Normal, Our Town, Guys and Dolls (with Citadel/TC), Trying, My Fair Lady, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, White Christmas, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Woman in Black, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Retreat from Moscow, Steel Magnolias, Fully Committed. Selected roles at Royal MTC: Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Reverend Peters in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Billy Bishop, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol – The Musical and many others.
 

OTHER THEATRE Director: Crazy for You, 42nd Street, Big The Musical, The King and I, Beauty and the Beast (twice) (Rainbow); Rick: The Rick Hansen Story, Seussical the Musical, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (MTYP); Oliver! (Centaur); The Affections of May (Sudbury Theatre Centre). Recent acting: Prairie Nurse, The Birds and the Bees (PTE); Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors (Rainbow).
 

ET CETERA Robb was the Associate Artistic Director at Royal MTC from 2003 to 2015. Love to Heather, Alex and Tara.

 

Violet / Ruth / Zuzu / Mrs. Davis / Woman Tracy Penner

Tracy Penner

ROYAL MTC Private Lives, The Seagull, Ed’s Garage, Top Girls, Camelot (with Citadel/TC).
 

OTHER THEATRE A Short History of Crazy Bone, John and Beatrice, The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (TPM); Shiksa (WJT); Village Wooing (zone41); Passion (Red Hen); Fefu and Her Friends (Sarasvàti); A Year of Winter (Shadow); The Shape of a Girl (Concrete); Frankenstein (Catalyst). Most recently, Tracy played Ophelia in Three Mysterious Women (StageLab Festival, U of A).
 

FILM Somebody’s Someone, The Grudge, Scopophobia, Cemetery Love Story.
 

TRAINING Graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta.

 

The Boss / Ernie / Sam Wainwright / Charlie / Mickey / Mr. Gower / Martini / Man Ray Strachan

Ray Strachan

ROYAL MTC Shakespeare in Love (with Citadel), The Audience (with Mirvish), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Romeo and Juliet, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (with TC).
 

OTHER THEATRE Deserter, Remember the Night (Moving Target); Hedda Noir (Theatre NorthWest); The Whipping Man (WJT); Romeo and Juliet (SIR); Dutchman (PlayOn Theatre); Peg and the Yeti (MTYP); Fen (Sarasvàti); Dog Act, A Behanding in Spokane, Shock Corridor, The Ingrates (Winnipeg Fringe); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Black Hole Theatre Company).
 

TRAINING Black Hole Theatre Company.
 

ET CETERA Ray is a Winnipeg-born theatre artist of Filipino and Grenadian descent. He can be seen later this winter in Intimate Apparel at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and will be directing Hedda Gabler with Echo Theatre at the Dalnavert Museum as part of IbsenFest. Love to Mom, Dad, Gerls and Megan.

Mr. Potter / Joseph / Man Jon Ted Wynne

Jon Ted Wynne

ROYAL MTC One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Much Ado About Nothing (2005 & 1984), King Lear, Nicholas Nickleby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Three Musketeers, Richard III (1983).
 

OTHER THEATRE South Pacific, Brigadoon, Oedipus The King, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Tempest, The Hunting Party.
 

FILM/TV Fantasy Makers (as C.S. Lewis), Heaven Is for Real, We Were Children, The Crooked E, The Don Cherry Story (1 & 2), Falcon Beach, A Bear Name Winnie, We Were the Mulvaneys.
 

ET CETERA Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Creator of six-part film series Standing On Guard. JTW dedicates his performance to the angels who work at CancerCare Manitoba and those whose lives are impacted by Parkinson’s Disease.

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Artistic Team

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Filmmaker Frank Capra

Frank Capra

Frank Capra (1897-1991) was a multiple Academy Award-winning film director who is best known for movies like Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Can’t Take It with You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and, perhaps most notably, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). Starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, It’s a Wonderful Life was considered a box office disappointment at the time of its release due to high production costs and stiff competition. Despite its poor commercial success, the film was nominated for five Academy Awards. The intense popularity of It’s a Wonderful Life came later, however, as it became a staple of Christmas television around the globe and was named one of the best films ever made by the American Film Institute. This came as a welcome surprise to Frank Capra, who told the Wall Street Journal in 1984: “It’s the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen. The film has a life of its own now and I can look at it like I had nothing to do with it. I’m like a parent whose kid grows up to be president.”

 

Playwright Philip Grecian

Philip Grecian

Philip Grecian’s full stage adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life has been produced multiple times by North American theatre companies, while the staged radio version has been broadcast on radio and television, and continues to be produced in theatres throughout the United States and Canada. His stage adaptation of A Christmas Story has had well over 1,000 productions, both professional and amateur, and his adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been on the boards for 40 years.

Other works include The Dragon of Nitt and The Lion and the Lyre (both translated and performed in Russia); the stage production of In His Steps, a drama; Little Pills, a farce; Toby Saves the Farm, a musical salute to tent shows; and a translation of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. In addition to It’s a Wonderful Life, Grecian’s staged and televised radio dramas include Dracula (Emmy winner), Twisted Tales of Poe, A Christmas Carol, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Blood Countess, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and others.

 

Director Steven Schipper

Steven Schipper

ROYAL MTC Selected: Million Dollar Quartet, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Glass Menagerie, Gone With the Wind, The Drowsy Chaperone (with TC), Fiddler on the Roof, the world premieres of Maureen Hunter’s Atlantis (with TC) and Sarah Ballenden, Mark Stein’s Mating Dance of the Werewolf (with Rubicon), Olaf Pyttlik’s The Wave and Bruce McManus’ A Christmas Carol (2005 and 2017), and the Canadian premieres of Doug Wright’s Quills, Neil Simon’s Proposals (with Mirvish) and Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile (with NAC).
 

OTHER THEATRE How My Light Is Spent starring Andrea del Campo and Tom Keenan (2018 Winnipeg Fringe Festival), Stratford, Shaw, Centaur, Segal, Mirvish, Theatre Plus (Toronto), Toronto Free, YPT, Persephone, PTE, TC, VP, Rubicon Theatre (Ventura, CA).
 

TRAINING McGill, Bishop’s, National Theatre School of Canada.
 

ET CETERA In 2007, Steven received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Winnipeg. In 2012, he was appointed to the Order of Canada and was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2015, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Manitoba.

Original Director Robb Paterson

Robb Paterson

ROYAL MTC This is Robb’s 84th production at Royal MTC. Director: (selected) Next to Normal, Our Town, Guys and Dolls (with Citadel/TC), Trying, My Fair Lady, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, White Christmas, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Woman in Black, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Retreat from Moscow, Steel Magnolias, Fully Committed. Selected roles at Royal MTC: Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Reverend Peters in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Billy Bishop, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol – The Musical and many others.
 

OTHER THEATRE Director: Crazy for You, 42nd Street, Big The Musical, The King and I, Beauty and the Beast (twice) (Rainbow); Rick: The Rick Hansen Story, Seussical the Musical, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (MTYP); Oliver! (Centaur); The Affections of May (Sudbury Theatre Centre). Recent acting: Prairie Nurse, The Birds and the Bees (PTE); Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors (Rainbow).
 

ET CETERA Robb was the Associate Artistic Director at Royal MTC from 2003 to 2015. Love to Heather, Alex and Tara.

 

Set & Costume Designer Michael Gianfrancesco

Michael Gianfrancesco

ROYAL MTC Set & Costume Designer: Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, The 39 Steps, Looking Back – West, Bad Dates, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Set Designer: White Christmas. Costume Designer: Fiddler on the Roof, Long Day’s Journey into Night.
 

OTHER THEATRE Michael has worked extensively at the Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival. Recently he designed the set for the world premiere of Hadrian at the Canadian Opera Company directed by Peter Hinton, the costumes for Ricciardo e Zoraide at the Rossini Opera Festival in Italy, and the costumes for Frame by Frame with Robert Lepage for Ex Machina and The National Ballet of Canada.
 

ET CETERA Michael is a recipient of a Dora Mavor Moore Award, two META awards, the Brian Jackson Award and The Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design.

 

Lighting Designer Hugh Conacher

Hugh Conacher

ROYAL MTC Vietgone, Heisenberg, The Humans, Outside Mullingar, Kill Me Now (with NAC), Hand to God, 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 35 years. In Winnipeg, his work has been seen with Canada’s RWB, QDance, Gearshifting Performance Works, PTE, TPM and MTYP, 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 and L’Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec www.pellucid.me.

 

Composer Danny Carroll

Danny Carroll

ROYAL MTC A Christmas Carol (2017, 2005), Gone With the Wind, Romeo and Juliet, The Shunning, It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play, Pride and Prejudice, Over the Tavern, The Tempest, Retreat from Moscow, Trying, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal MTC/MBA Lawyers Play) and La Cage Aux Folles – Music Director (Royal MTC/MBA Lawyers Play).
 

OTHER THEATRE Breaking Up is Hard to Do – Music Director (Rainbow); How the Heavens Go, The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, Best Brothers, Having Hope at Home (PTE); Jungle Book, New Canadian Kid, Peter Pan, James and the Giant Peach – Music Director (MTYP); Lenin’s Embalmers, Death of a Salesman, Einstein’s Gift, Tales of the Allergist’s Wife (WJT).
 

ET CETERA Danny Carroll is a Winnipeg musician and composer. Hugs to LinsHilDot and l’aura. www.dannycarroll.ca

 

Sound Designer John Gzowski

John Gzowski

ROYAL MTC Selected: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, Mrs. Warren’s Profession.
 

OTHER THEATRE Over 200 shows at Stratford Festival, Dracula (Shaw Festival), Luminato, National Arts Centre, Arts Club, Citadel, Mirvish, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Factory Theatre, Theatre Calgary.
 

ET CETERA 6 Dora Mavor Moore awards. As a musician, has toured Canada and the EU.

Choreographer Catherine Wreford

Catherine Wreford

ROYAL MTC Choreographer: Heisenberg. Assistant Director: Million Dollar Quartet.
 

OTHER THEATRE Selected acting credits: West Side Story (Stratford); Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street (US Broadway Tour); 42nd Street, Oklahoma! (Broadway); The Music Man (Pittsburgh CLO); The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast (Rainbow); A Chorus Line (WSO/Rainbow).
 

ET CETERA Catherine is originally from Winnipeg and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. In the summer of 2013, Catherine was diagnosed with brain cancer. She had an awake craniotomy, radiation, four kinds of chemotherapy for a year and was given two to six years to live. She is happy to be home and doing what she loves best. She has two amazing kids and an awesome husband.

 

Apprentice Director Daphne Finlayson

Daphne Finlayson

ROYAL MTC First engagement.
 

OTHER THEATRE Director: Deadly Politics (or a Murder Mystery Murder Mystery), Empathy, Pith! (Black Hole Theatre Company); Praised be the Playwright! (The 4th Wall Wrecking Balls). Stage Manager: The Last 48 (ArtLaunch Theatre Company); Starman (WTFunk Productions); Matt & Ben (Black Hole Theatre Company). Actor: The Sea, This is a Play (Black Hole Theatre Company).
 

TRAINING Graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Theatre Program.
 

ET CETERA Daphne wishes to thank her family for their eternal support. She is also incredibly grateful to Robert Smith and the Fighting Mongooses for helping her progress in her theatrical career. This story has been part of Daphne’s Christmas traditions for as long as she can remember. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does.

Stage Manager Margaret Brook

Margaret Brook

ROYAL MTC The Humans, Outside Mullingar, Million Dollar Quartet, Unnecessary Farce, The Devil’s Music, The Glass Menagerie, The Penelopiad, The Fighting Days, The 39 Steps, The Syringa Tree.
 

OTHER THEATRE PTE, Manitoba Opera, MTYP and Royal MTC co-productions with the Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Vancouver Playhouse, Royal Alex, Saidye Bronfman.

 

Assistant Stage Manager Katherine Dermott

Katherine Dermott

ROYAL MTC Di and Viv and Rose, Outside Mullingar, The Audience (with Mirvish).
 

OTHER THEATRE Recent credits include: Brontë: The World Without, Paradise Lost, Macbeth, The Hypochondriac, Festival Theatre Production Assistant (Stratford); Wilde Tales (Shaw); 1979 (Shaw/GCTC); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare BASH’d); Anne & Gilbert: The Musical, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, The Sound of Music, Pacino One Night Only (NAC); Tosca, Madama Butterfly (Opera Lyra, Ottawa); This is War (GCTC); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Hal & Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry V (A Company of Fools).
 

ET CETERA In 2016 Katherine was awarded the Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award from the Stratford Festival of Canada.

 

Apprentice Stage Manager Sarah McDowell

Sarah McDowell

ROYAL MTC First engagement.
 

OTHER THEATRE The Cassilis Engagement, Enchanted April, Hamlet (U of W).
 

TRAINING Graduate of the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film. Sarah has training in many different areas of theatre including stage management, carpentry, lighting, design, scenic painting, costuming, musical theatre, drafting, stage makeup, stage combat and much more.
 

ET CETERA Sarah is overjoyed to be a part of Royal MTC’s 2018/2019 season. Many thanks to her professors at the University of Winnipeg for their mentorship and guidance, and to her family for their unconditional love and support.

 

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