Playwright Brad Fraser
Brad Fraser is an award-winning writer/director/host who has worked extensively in various media. Credits include plays; Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Poor Super Man, True Love Lies, Kill Me Now, and others produced worldwide, film; Love and Human Remains, writer and Leaving Metropolis, writer director, and television; Queer as Folk, writer, story editor and associate producer and Jawbreaker which he hosted for two seasons on Out TV. He has written a number of projects for radio, CBC and BBC, as well as regular columns and stories for Xtra, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and others. He has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and has just finished his Masters degree in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. Brad’s most recent play Kill Me Now was nominated for a Governor General’s Award in 2016. Check out Bradfraser.net.
Director Sarah Garton Stanley
Sarah Garton Stanley
ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE Bunny (Stratford); The December Man (L’homme de décembre) (NAC); Caught (Theatre Passe Muraille); Helen Lawrence (Arts Club, CS, BAM, Kammerspiele etc.,); We Keep Coming Back (Jewish Culture Fest, Krakow, Ashkenaz, Toronto). Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre & Interim Facilitator Idigenous Theatre NAC, Creative Catalyst SpiderWebShow Performance.
TRAINING BA, MA Queen’s University, Graduate VFS, trained at École Jacques Lecoq.
ET CETERA Various awards and nominations including The Elliot Hayes Award for Dramaturgy (LMDA), four Dora nominations for directing (Toronto). Sarah is co-curating The Cycle: an in-depth look at Deaf, disabled and Mad arts in Canada https://nac-cna.ca/en/cycle/inclusion and is curator for The Collaborations https://nac-cna.ca/en/englishtheatre/collaboration.
Set & Costume Designer Amy Keith
ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE The December Man (L’homme de décembre) (NAC); Beatrice and Virgil (Factory); Beethoven Lives Upstairs, The Halloween Tree (Geordie Productions); On This Day, Michel et Ti-Jean (Centaur); Love U Lovecraft, Macbeth (The Other Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Repercussion Theatre).
FILM/TV Art direction for film and TV.
TEACHING Currently teaching at Concordia University, regularly teaches at the National Theatre School.
ET CETERA A wonderful company and a phenomenal play - thank you for the opportunity Royal MTC!
Lighting Designer Hugh Conacher
ROYAL MTC 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 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. www.pellucid.me.
Sound Designer Chris Coyne
ROYAL MTC The Hound of the Baskervilles 2016 (Tour).
OTHER THEATRE Chris has had the pleasure of working with many local and international theatre groups. Credits include Routes 2016/17 Tour (MTYP); The Hound of the Baskervilles Mar. 2015, Little Thing Big Thing Sept. 2015 (PTE); EDEN 2013 (Sarasvàti); Bashir Lazhar Mar. 2013 (TPM); Angels in America 2012, Peristroika 2014 (WJT); Three Sisters 2011 (zone41).
TRAINING Chris is a graduate of the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology.
ET CETERA Chris has been involved in the theatre industry in Winnipeg for many years. Currently working for the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg.
Fight Director Paul Essiembre
ROYAL MTC The Audience (with Mirvish), Unnecessary Farce, Things We Do For Love, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Heart of Robin Hood (with Mirvish), Other People’s Money, A Few Good Men (with Citadel).
OTHER THEATRE Four seasons at the Stratford Festival, including To Kill a Mockingbird, The Comedy of Errors, The Odyssey, The Duchess of Malfi, Don Juan, Macbeth, Othello, Amadeus. Elsewhere: A Little Night Music (Dry Cold); Butcher, The Best Brothers (PTE); Romeo and Juliet (Citadel); The Normal Heart, The Overwhelming, Stuff Happens (Studio 180); L’Emmerdeur, Le Dîner de cons, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Art (Théâtre français de Toronto); Othello (ATF); Tillsonburg (CS); Zadie’s Shoes, Oui (Factory); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Centaur).
FILM/TV More than 50 film and television appearances and extensive work in documentary narration, animation and commercial voice-overs.
Assistant Director Debbie Patterson
ROYAL MTC Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera.
OTHER THEATRE Directing: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew (SIR); Saint Joan (Theatre by the River); Festen, Antigone (PTE@PTE).
Acting: Richard III, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet (SIR); Jillian in Sargent & Victor & Me (Sick + Twisted/TPM). Playwrighting: Head (SIR); Molotov Circus (SummerWorks); Sargent & Victor & Me (TPM); Munsch Busters (PTE). Currently a member of the PTE Playwrights Unit.
ET CETERA Coming up for Sick + Twisted Theatre: Lame Is… in June and How it Ends in 2018. Debbie was awarded the United Nations Platform for Action Committee’s Activist Award for 2014.
Apprentice Director Liam Zarrillo
ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE TASTE (One Trunk Theatre); The December Man (L’homme de décembre), Mission: Munschpossible! (PTE); Village Ax, Iceland (TPM); Danny, King of the Basement (MTYP); No Exit (Company Link); The Laramie Project (U of W).
TRAINING B.A. Hons. Directing - Dept. of Theatre & Film (University of Winnipeg).
ET CETERA Liam is a founding member of local theatre company Make/Shift Theatre, having a hand in the development, production and performance of the shows Quickies with Chekhov, The Samovar, The Way We Felt: Searching for Remy, Lantern Town and the upcoming The Party: A Scientific Romance.
Apprentice Designer Darryl Audette
ROYAL MTC Apprentice Set & Costume Designer: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Seminar. Props 1983/84 season: The Duchess of Malfi, Much Ado About Nothing, Clearances.
OTHER THEATRE Set & Lighting Designer: Raising Roger, WTA, Jonno (Winnipeg Fringe). 25 years of community theatre including I Do, I Do (Stage West); currently Technical Director at Merlyn Productions.
TRAINING Set, costume, lighting, prop design and construction in community theatre. Darryl is currently studying design in Theatre at the U of W, is a member of Associated Designers of Canada.
ET CETERA Darryl is grateful for this amazing opportunity, and wishes to thank Amy Keith and everyone at Royal MTC.
Stage Manager Leslie Watson
ROYAL MTC Stage Manager: Black Coffee, 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 – I’ll see you in Ottawa.
Assistant Stage Manager Alison Fulmyk
ROYAL MTC Seminar (with Mirvish), The Woman in Black, Private Lives, Jane Eyre, Other People’s Money.
OTHER THEATRE Stage Manager: American Idiot (WST), Another Way Home (WJT). Assistant Stage Manager: Sister Act (Drayton); Shrek: The Musical, Sister Act (Rainbow). Apprentice Stage Manager: Fidelio, La Bohème, Don Pasquale (Manitoba Opera); The Miser of Middlegate (zone41/TPM); The Little Mermaid, The Producers, Mary Poppins (Rainbow); A Man of No Importance (Dry Cold).
TRAINING University of Winnipeg Department of Theatre and Film, with a Theatre honours degree.
ET CETERA This one is for Tom.