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Shakespeare in Love

A co-production with the Citadel Theatre
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Directed by Daryl Cloran

John Hirsch Mainstage

"A witty, sexy and timeless tale of fantasy behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told" – Gigcity

Theatre lovers will swoon over this nod to a budding Will Shakespeare. Faced with writer’s block, he’s in search of inspiration. Enter Viola, an aspiring actor who becomes his muse. Soon they’re caught up in a forbidden romance that will inspire the playwright's most famous love story.

Comedy, romance and, yes, sword fights! Watch our video:

Running time: 2 hours, 35 minutes (incl. intermission)
Warnings: Theatrical fog & haze

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Ralph Robert Benz

Robert Benz

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus (Freewill); Stupid F@#king Bird (Edmonton Actors Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Citadel); 10 out of 12, The Realistic Joneses, Passion Play, Shining City, The Pillowman (Wild Side); Scaramouche Jones (Blarney); Equivocation, God of Carnage, Gordon Winter (Persephone); Where the Blood Mixes (Network, Aquarius, WCT); Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest (Shakepeare on the Saskatchewan); Where the Blood Mixes, Buz’Gem Blues, Wawatay (Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company/Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre).

TV Corner Gas,, The Englishman’s Boy, Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story.


Sam Tristan Carlucci

Tristan Carlucci

ROYAL MTC 23.5 Hours, Alice Through the Looking-Glass.

OTHER THEATRE The Birds and the Bees, The December Man (PTE); Another Way Home (WJT); Danny, King of the Basement, Peter Pan, Night Light (MTYP); Hamlet (Snakeskin Jacket & Bravura); A Doll’s House, The Diary of Anne Frank, Faust(us): A Fantasy (U of W).

FILM/TV The Pinkertons (Buffalo Gal); You’re Killing me, Susana (Arcadia Pictures); Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (Young Faust); Wrong Turn 4 (20th Century Fox).

TRAINING Bachelor of Arts Honours from the University of Winnipeg.

ET CETERA Tristan is also a proud member of Skene Stunts with nearly two dozen film, television and commercial credits. Much love (as always) to Mom, Dad, Anthony, Petty and Max.


Mistress Quickly / Kate Patricia Cerra

Patricia Cerra

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE I Heard About Your Murder (Teatro La Quindicina); Soliciting Temptation (Sage Theatre/Shadow Theatre); Gordon (Theatre Network); Bust ‘Em Up Burlesque (Send in the Girls); Subway Circus (Blarney Productions); The Early Bloomer, Apples and Oranges, I Am For You (Concrete Theatre); That’s Danger!, Working It Out (Alberta Workers’ Health Centre), An Accident (Northern Light), The National Elevator Project (Theatre Yes).

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

ET CETERA Patricia is also an educator, mentor and director. This spring she will be seen in the world premiere of The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story of Robin Hood with the Citadel Theatre. Enjoy the show!


Will Shakespeare Andrew Chown

Andrew Chown

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Vimy (Soulpepper); Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Bard on the Beach); Taking Shakespeare (New Stages); The Circle, The Seagull (NTS); Harry The King (Repurcussion Theatre).

FILM Her Friend Adam (Special Jury Prize Winner, Sundance).

TRAINING Andrew graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in 2014.

ET CETERA He is grateful for his family, this wonderful company, and the stories we get to tell.


Queen Elizabeth / Molly Sarah Constible

Sarah Constible

ROYAL MTC Sarah Ballenden, Things We Do For Love, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, The Penelopiad, Gone With the Wind, The Fighting Days, The 39 Steps, After Miss Julie, Bleeding Hearts, The Threepenny Opera.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Am I Not King? (zone41); Beautiful Man, Reservations, The Monster Trilogy (TPM); Ivanov (WJT); Richard III, Henry V, Othello, The Merchant of Venice (SIR); The Swearing Jar, Strawberries in January, Unity (1918) (PTE).

FILM/TV Lovesick, Aloft, Euphoria, My Awkward Sexual Adventure, High Life, House Party, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil.

ET CETERA In memory of Jim Gibbs.


Nurse Patricia Darbasie

Patricia Darbasie

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Nine Parts of Desire (Maggie Tree); Going to St. Ives (Atlas); Ribbon (Ground Zero Productions); A Street Car Named Desire and Bag Babies (Globe Theatre).

TRAINING A graduate of University of Alberta’s BFA acting and MFA directing programs. York University - Voice Pedagogy. 

ET CETERA Pat has received two Sterling awards as an actor for Barbarians (Workshop West Theatre) and Seeds (Edmonton Fringe).


Richard Burbage Paul Essiembre

Paul Essiembre

ROYAL MTC Sarah Ballenden, 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: The Bridges of Madison County, 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.


Peter Matthew Fletcher

Matthew Fletcher

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Heathers (WST); James and the Giant Peach (MTYP); Les Misérables (Rainbow); Les Misérables (Drayton); A Man of No Importance (Dry Cold); Crazy For You (Theatre by the Bay); Spring Awakening (Griffin Theatre).

TV The Pinkertons (Buffalo Gal/Rosetta), Triple Sensation (CBC).

TRAINING Northwestern University. Proud recipient of the Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Scholarship.

ET CETERA Thanks to Haley, Steven, TH, friends and family for their continued support, and to Daryl for the wonderful opportunity.


Kit Marlowe Gabe Grey

Gabe Grey

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Abe Jensen, Disgraced (Citadel); David Moss, Glengarry Glen Ross (Lower Ossington Theatre); Freddie Mercury, UnCovered: Queen and Bowie (Koerner Hall).

FILM/TV Hellmington (2018), Beeba Boys (Deepa Mehta); Toilet (Naoko Ogigami); Workin’ Moms, Incorporated, Lucky 7, Bomb Girls, Covert Affairs.

TRAINING A graduate of the Actors Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre.

ET CETERA Recipient of the REEL Canada RBC Emerging Artist Award. Twitter and Instagram: @gabe_grey.


Webster Tom Keenan

Tom Keenan

Royal MTC Selected: Sarah Ballenden, Hand to God, Unnecessary Farce, The Seagull, Gone With the Wind, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Christmas Carol.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Am I Not King? The Last Concert of Richard II, Three Sisters (zone41); The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (PTE); Dear Johnny Deere (Persephone); Ring of Fire (Rainbow); The Power of Harriet T, New Canadian Kid (MTYP); White Rabbit Red Rabbit, The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (TPM); One Man, Two Guvnors (TC); The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV (SIR).

FILM/TV Selected: Channel Zero (NBC/Universal); Nomis (PalmStar); The Pinkertons (Buffalo Gal/Rosetta Media); The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (20th Century Fox); Bunks! (Disney); Zooey and Adam (Bedbugs Films); Men with Brooms (CBC); Less Than Kind (HBO Canada); House Party (Comedy Network); Something Beneath (Peace Arch); The Crooked E (CBS).

ET CETERA Find his music at and


Ned Alleyn Kayvon Khoshkam

Kayvon Khoshkam

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Iago in Othello (Bard on the Beach); Feste in Twelfth Night, Jean in December Man (NAC); The Writer in Chelsea Hotel (Firehall Arts Centre). 

FILM Supernatural, Fairly Legal, Trunk: The Movie, and the web series Long Live The King which Kayvon also co-wrote and produced.

TRAINING The Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria.

ET CETERA Kayvon was born and raised in Saskatoon and has been living in Vancouver for the last 10 years. He is the Artistic Director of Speakeasy Theatre, and the founder/Artistic Director of the Pull Festival, a 10-minute play festival which is going into its 7th year. In addition to theatre, Kayvon plays music in the group February Face.


Wessex Kevin Klassen

Kevin Klassen

ROYAL MTC 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: A Strange Pair (Echo); A Little Night Music (Dry Cold); Edward II (TBTR); Antony and Cleopatra (SIR); Arcadia (Citadel); Annie (Rainbow); Till It Hurts (PTE); John and Beatrice (TPM); Death of a Salesman (WJT).

FILM/TV 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 Shakespeare in the Ruins as well as Echo Theatre, and is happily married to Echo’s Artistic Producer: the incredible Charlene Van Buekenhout.


Adam / Boatman / Frees Andrew MacDonald-Smith

Andrew MacDonald-Smith

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors, The Pillowman (Citadel); Cocktails at Pam’s, Pith!, Witness to a Conga (Teatro La Quindicina); The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance (Edmonton Opera); Little Shop of Horrors, Shear Madness, The Wizard of Oz (Mayfield); The Liars, The Best Brothers (Shadow); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Crazy for You and Mary Poppins (TC).

FILM/TV Tiny Plastic Men, Inward Edward, The Man That Got Away.


Henslowe Garett Ross

Garett Ross

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Peter and the Starcatcher, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Penelope vs. The Aliens (Citadel); Nevermore, The Soul Collector, Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre); Outside Mullingar, The Best Brothers, A Year in Winter, That Darn Plot, Beginning of August (Shadow Theatre); Jack Goes Boating (Sage Theatre/Shadow Theatre); The Last Resort, Chicago, Hairspray, Shear Madness (Mayfield Dinner Theatre).

TRAINING University of Alberta (BFA – Drama), Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts Program.

ET CETERA Garett received a Sterling Award for his work in A New Brain with Plain Jane Theatre and has been nominated for Sterling Awards for his work on Jack Goes Boating, That Darn Plot (Shadow Theatre); The Old Curiosity Shop (Poor Man’s Classic Co-op); and The Raven and the Writing Desk (Acme Theatre).


Nol / Catling Ray Strachan

Ray Strachan

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

OTHER THEATRE The Whipping Man (WJT); Romeo and Juliet (SIR); Dutchman (PlayOn Theatre); Peg and the Yeti (MTYP); Lobby Hero (The 28th Minute); Remember the Night (Moving Target); Fen (Sarasvàti); Jonno, Dog Act, A Behanding in Spokane, Shock Corridor, The Ingrates (Winnipeg Fringe).

TRAINING Black Hole Theatre Company (U of M).

ET CETERA Love to Mom, Dad, Gerls and Megan.


Robin Luc Tellier

Luc Tellier

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Arcadia, A Christmas Carol, The Sound of Music (Citadel); King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Freewill Shakespeare); The Hothouse Prince, The Nutcracker Unhinged (Teatro La Quindicina); Maggie-Now (Workshop West); A Quiet Place, MOTE (Blarney Productions); Songs My Mother Never Sung Me (Concrete Theatre); Working It Out (WorkPlays School Tour). Directing: Legoland and Never Swim Alone (Blarney Productions). 

TRAINING Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Training Program, MacEwan University, The Broadway Theatre Project.

ET CETERA Luc received an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award nomination for Never Swim Alone. Up next: Shakespeare’s R&J (Kill Your Television).


Wabash / Valentine Farren Timoteo

Farren Timoteo

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Peter and the Starcatcher, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Make Mine Love, Spamalot (Citadel); Little Shop of Horrors, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Footloose (Mayfield); Made in Italy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (WCT); The Light in the Piazza (TC); As You Like It, Coriolanus (Freewill Shakespeare).

TRAINING Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts Program.

ET CETERA Farren has been honoured by the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards on many occasions, and was included in Avenue Magazine’s 2015 list of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40, celebrating the city’s most promising young leaders.


Tilney / Sir Robert de Lesseps / Lambert John Ullyatt

John Ullyatt

ROYAL MTC The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (with Citadel).

OTHER THEATRE Crazy for You, Cabaret, Private Lives, The Pillowman, I Am My Own Wife, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Death of a Salesman, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Spamalot (Citadel); The Best Brothers, Puttin’ on the Ritz (Belfry); Funny Girl (Segal); A Little Night Music (VP); The 39 Steps, The Mystery of Irma Vep (Vertigo); and eight seasons with Freewill Shakespeare.

ET CETERA John is a co-founder of Firefly Theatre and Circus in Edmonton, and is a notable street artist whose works include The Human Fountain and the 21st Century Gargoyles.


Fennyman Ashley Wright

Ashley Wright

ROYAL MTC Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Hosanna, Other People’s Money.

OTHER THEATRE Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Bard on the Beach, Citadel Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Calgary, The Globe, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, Canadian Stage, Stratford Festival, Theatre Aquarius, Theatre New Brunswick and Neptune Theatre. Directing credits include: Twelfth Night, Oedipus the King and Miss Julie (University of Alberta); Silent Words (Edmonton Fringe, Kaboom Festival and Tarragon Extra Space); I Ain’t Dead Yet (Victoria Fringe and Uno Festival); Burlesque! (Edmonton Fringe, NAC); and Henry V (Freewill).


Viola de Lesseps Bahareh Yaraghi

Bahareh Yaraghi

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Salt-Water Moon (Factory/Why Not Theatre/NAC); The Aeneid (Stratford); Unholy, Her2 (Nightwood Theatre); Pomona, Moment, Bea (ARC); Le Placard, Les Zinspirés (Théâtre français de Toronto); Kiss (ARC/Smash/CS); Death of the King (Modern Times Stage Company/Theatre Centre); Blood Wedding (Modern Times Stage Company/Aluna); Minotaur (YPT); Prisoner of Tehran (Theatre Passe Muraille); Hallaj (Modern Times Stage Company).

FILM Instant Star (CTV); Covert Affairs (USA).

TRAINING Graduate of Humber Theatre and holds a BA from McGill University.

ET CETERA Bahareh is a six-time Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee, is a resident artist of ARC in Toronto and was most recently selected by NOW Magazine in Toronto’s Top 10 Theatre Artists of 2016. Upcoming productions include: the tour of Salt-Water Moon (Factory/Why Not Theatre), Unholy (Nightwood Theatre) and Bloom (Modern Times Stage Company).



Artistic Team

Playwright Lee Hall

Lee Hall

Lee Hall was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1966 and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. He has worked as a writer in theatre, TV, radio and film. He has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Theatre: Wittgenstein on Tyne, Live Theatre 1996; Bollocks, RSC Fringe, 1998; Genie, Paines Plough, 1998; Cooking With Elvis, Live Theatre/West End 1999 - nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy; Spoonface Steinberg, Ambassadors Theatre, London 2000; Two’s Company, Live Theatre/Bristol Old Vic, 2001; Billy Elliot the Musical, 2004 - Olivier Award Best Musical; The Pitmen Painters, Live Theatre, Newcastle/Royal National Theatre/National tour/Broadway, 2007-2010. Theatre adaptations: Leonce and Lena (Buchner), The Gate Theatre, 1997; Mr Puntila and His Man Matti (Brecht) Almeida Theatre, 1998, A Servant to Two Masters (Goldoni) RSC/Young Vic 1999; The Adventures of Pinocchio (Collodi), Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 2000; Mother Courage (Brecht), Shared Experience/Ambassadors Theatre; The Good Hope (Heijermans) Royal National Theatre, 2001; The Barber of Seville (Beaumarchais), Bristol Old Vic, 2003. Opera: Adaptation of Il Pagliacci/The Comedians for the English National Opera, 2008. TV: Spoonface Steinberg, BBC, 1997; A Prince of Hearts, BBC, 1998; The Wind in the Willows, BBC, 2007. Film: Billy Elliot, Working Title Films, 2000. His screenplay for War Horse directed by Steven Spielberg came out in 2011.


Director Daryl Cloran

Daryl Cloran

ROYAL MTC The Last Five Years.

OTHER THEATRE Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre. Former Artistic Director of Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops) and Founding Artistic Director of Theatrefront (Toronto). Directing credits include: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Bard on the Beach); Liberation Days (TC); Mary Poppins (Persephone); Tribes (CS); And All For Love (NAC); Generous (Tarragon); Afterplay (Shaw); and Theatrefront’s international collaborations RETURN (The Sarajevo Project) and UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project).

ET CETERA Daryl has been awarded the Canada Council’s John Hirsch Prize for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Director and a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Director (Halifax). Upcoming: Daryl is directing UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project) at PTE, the premiere of The Silver Arrow at the Citadel and a Beatles-infused As You Like It at Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach.


Set & Costume Designer Cory Sincennes

Cory Sincennes

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Anne of Green Gables, Mamma Mia, Bittergirl: the Musical, Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival); Spamalot, Mary Poppins, The Rocky Horror Show, Crazy for You, Million Dollar Quartet (Citadel); Da’ Kink in my Hair, Liberation Days, Next to Normal (TC); I Think I’m Fallin’, Puttin’ on the Ritz (Belfry).

TRAINING MFA Theatre Design (U of A), BA Architecture (Carleton University).

ET CETERA Member of ADC,


Lighting Designer Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson

ROYAL MTC Over 50 productions since 1995, including Sarah Ballenden, Bittergirl: The Musical, Black Coffee, The Audience (with Mirvish), Billy Elliot the Musical, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (with Mirvish), Next to Normal, Red (with Belfry), The Seagull, Top Girls.

OTHER THEATRE 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 Matthew Skopyk

Matthew Skopyk

ROYAL MTC The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (with Citadel).

OTHER THEATRE Recent Design/Composition credits include Romeo and Juliet, Titus Andronicus, As You Like It, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Othello (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Or the Whale (Wishbone Theatre); Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre/Citadel); Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story (Citadel/Persephone/ATP); ENRON (NAC); Whisper (Studio Theatre/Catalyst Theatre); Michel et Ti Jean, Palace of the End (Theatre Network).

ET CETERA Matthew is an Edmonton-based Sound Designer and Composer. He currently resides as the Sound Supervisor for the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta.


Music Director Don Horsburgh

Don Horsburgh

ROYAL MTC White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Jekyll and Hyde (a love story), The Constant Wife (with Citadel), Cabaret (with Grand), Arcadia (with CS).

OTHER THEATRE Music Director: Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hairspray (Rainbow); Crazy for You, West Side Story, Evangeline, Avenue Q, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, The Penelopiad, Next to Normal, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, Little Women, Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls, The Wizard of Oz (Citadel); Aspects of Love, The Sound of Music (US National Tour); and 18 seasons at the Stratford Festival — The Threepenny Opera. Composer: Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Penelopiad, August: Osage County, Pride and Prejudice, Blithe Spirit, and The Constant Wife (Citadel).

ET CETERA Awards: five Doras, four Elizabeth Sterling Haynes and two Betty Mitchell.


Fight Director Jonathan Hawley Purvis

Jonathan Hawley Purvis

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Shakespeare In Love, Crazy for You, West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet, Spamlot, The Penelopiad, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Three Musketeers (Citadel); Antony and Cleopatra, The Three Musketeers, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet (St. Lawrence Shakespeare); Cymbeline’s Reign (Shakespeare in the Ruff); I Am For You (Concrete Theatre); Singin’ in the Rain (Chemainus); The Pirates of Penzance, Little Shop of Horrors (Thousand Island Playhouse); Beauty and the Beast (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Calgary Shakespeare); Dying City, Almost Maine (Collective); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (TC); Forbidden Phoenix (Citadel/YPT/MTYP); Beauty and the Beast (TC/Citadel).

FILM/TV Knuckleball, The Northlander, Painkillers, Pet Heroes, Le Rêve de Champlain.

TRAINING/TEACHING Graduate of the Mount Royal College Theatre Program, two-time participant of the Banff/Citadel Professional Training Program. Five-time faculty member of the Banff/Citadel Professional Training Program.

ET CETERA Jonathan would like to thank his wife and family for their endless love and support.


Choreographer Laura Krewski

Laura Krewski

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE West Side Story, Spamalot (Citadel); Next to Normal (Citadel/TC); Enron (NAC); Chicago and Jesus Christ Superstar (The Mayfield); Original musicals Vigilante, Nevermore, Hunchback, Frankenstein and Fortune Falls (Catalyst Theatre), Rich and Rapa Nui (MTYP); as well as Home is a Beautiful Word and I Think I’m Fallin’ (Belfry). Laura has also created a full-length movement ballet of The Yellow Wallpaper for the Chinook Series.

ET CETERA Awards include four Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, a Betty Mitchell Award and a Lucille Lortel nomination for the Off-Broadway run of Nevermore. Enjoy the show!


Dialect Coach Doug Mertz

Doug Mertz

ROYAL MTC Captain Markinson in A Few Good Men.

OTHER THEATRE Coached numerous shows in US and Canada including: Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story, One Man, Two Guvnors, Mary Poppins and eight years of A Christmas Carol (Citadel); Vigilante – National Tour (Catalyst Theatre); The Pirates of Penzance, The Gondoliers, Parade (Opera Nuova).

TEACHING Has taught dialects at the University of Alberta, Rapid Fire Theatre, Theatre Alberta and several universities in the US.

ET CETERA Doug is Director of Education & Outreach at the Citadel Theatre.


Dramaturg Josh Wickard

Josh Wickard

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Dramaturg: World Premiere of Sense and Sensibility (Citadel). Assistant Director: The Soul Collector (Catalyst Theatre). Josh has worked in theatre in Canada and the USA for more than a decade. Previously, he worked for Catalyst Theatre, Florida Grand Opera and Glimmerglass Opera. 

TRAINING MFA in Theatre Practice from University of Alberta, BFA in Theatre Technology & Design from University of Colorado at Boulder.

ET CETERA Josh is a proud member of LMDA. He looks forward to his upcoming work in Edmonton.


Apprentice Director Suzie Martin

Suzie Martin

ROYAL MTC Apprentice Stage Manager: Hirsch.

OTHER THEATRE Directing: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi (Manitoba Underground Opera); God’s Ear (Studio Theatre); The Object of Constellations (Small Matters); The Importance of Being Earnest, Betrayal (University of Alberta); The Cherry Orchard (TBTR/little ECHO); Artichoke Heart, The Gas Heart (Theatre Outgrabe). Selected Assistant Directing: Werther (MB Opera); North Main Gothic (TPM); A Winter’s Tale (TomTom). Stage Management: Hirsch (Touchstone/Firehall); Perestroika (WJT - Apprentice); The Walworth Farce (Incompletely Strangled); Sunday in the Park with George (Gallery Works).

TRAINING/TEACHING Suzie holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Alberta. She teaches in a variety of contexts, most recently as a contract instructor at the University of Alberta where she won a teaching award in 2015.


Stage Manager Michelle Chan

Michelle Chan

ROYAL MTC The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (with Citadel), A Few Good Men (with Citadel).

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, West Side Story, A Christmas Carol, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors, Clybourne Park, Venus in Fur, Long Day’s Journey into Night, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, August: Osage County, Sweeney Todd (Citadel); The Forbidden Phoenix (Citadel/YPT). 

ET CETERA Big thanks to Kathryn and Zoë!


Assistant Stage Manager Kathryn Ball

Kathryn Ball

ROYAL MTC Mainstage: Steel Magnolias, The Shunning, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dreamgirls, Orpheus Descending. Regional tours: Last Train to Nibroc, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Armstrong’s War, Miracle on South Division Street, Ed’s Garage, The Melville Boys, Bad Dates.

OTHER THEATRE Numerous productions with Manitoba Opera, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Rainbow Stage, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Globe Theatre (Regina).

TRAINING Theatre Production program at MacEwan University in Edmonton and Bachelor of Commerce at University of Manitoba.


Apprentice Stage Manager Zoë Leclerc-Kennedy

Zoë Leclerc-Kennedy

ROYAL MTC Apprentice Stage Manager: Sarah Ballenden, Bittergirl: The Musical. Props: Black Coffee, Hand to God, My Name is Asher Lev.

OTHER THEATRE Apprentice Stage Manager: Falstaff (MB Opera). Stage Manager: Bake Off 2016 & 2017 (Sarasvàti); Vinegar Tom (U of W). Props: Two Indians, The Seduction Theory (Sarasvàti); La Cenerentola (U of M Opera Theatre); The Power of Yes (U of W).

TRAINING University of Winnipeg with a BA (Hons), specialization in Theatre Production and Stage Management.