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A little about me...


I've directed for theatres across Canada and the United States, from the Stratford Festival, to the Virginia Stage Company to the Toronto International Fringe Festival.

I directed the World Leaders Tributes to Harold Pinter and Robert Rauschenberg as part of the internationally acclaimed series produced by Harbourfront at the Liberty Grand in Toronto in the fall of 2001.

I have worked extensively in college and university theatre programs as a director and instructor. Among them George Brown College, York University, the Juilliard School (NY), the University of Alberta, Ryerson University, Dartmouth College (NH), the University of Victoria, and, Grenfell College (MUN) in Corner Brook, NL.

I was Artistic Director of The New World Theatre Project in Newfoundland 2012/13, and served as Executive Director of the Shakespeare Globe Centre of Canada from 1999 to 2015. Jeannette continues as Awards Officer for the organization.
 
I recently adapted and directed a new musical version of Goethe’s Faust (music by Leslie Arden) for Theatre By The Bay, and a revised version of Thomas Shadwell’s The Libertine for Talk is Free Theatre, both in Barrie, ON.

My production of Mike Bartlett’s My Child was nominated for three 2016 Toronto MyTheatre Awards, including Outstanding Direction and won Outstanding Production.

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Faust
Me and Stephen Fry, NYC
Much Ado, Cupids 2015
Way of the World, Grenfell
Theatre Inamorata Fundraiser
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Guild Festival Theatre - Scarborough, ON

PYGMALION

July/August 2018

Festival Players - Prince Edward County, ON

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

MARY'S WEDDING

July/August 2017

July/August 2017

Talk is Free Theatre - Barrie, ON

THE LIBERTINE

MOVING DAY

January 2017

Original music by Cathy Elliot - Developed & Directed

Haus of Casati - Toronto, ON

MY CHILD

Nominated for three 2016 MyTheatre Awards including Outstanding Direction. Won Outstanding Production.

Theatre By The Bay - Barrie, ON

FAUST

New musical by Leslie Arden - Developed & Directed

New World Theatre Project / Perchance Theatre - Cupids, NL

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

THE TEMPEST

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

RICHARD III

Masterclasses in Text

Artistic Director, 2012 - 2013

Stratford Festival of Canada - Stratford, ON

HENRY V

AS YOU LIKE IT

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

THE MIRACLE WORKER

THE GRAND INQUISITOR and SWAN SONG

TITUS ANDRONICUS

THE GREAT LOVER

24 DUNSINANE HILL

THE RELAPSE

COMEDY OF ERRORS

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

OTHELLO

Workshop w/ Juan Chioran & Antoni Cimolino

Workshop w/ Kate Hennig & Eric McCormack

Collaborating director w/ Richard Monette

Collaborating director w/ Richard Monette

Assistant director to Richard Monette

Assistant director to John Neville

Here for Now Theatre - Stratford, ON

Stratford Masonic Hall

EIGENGRAU

Red One / Storefront Theatre - Toronto, ON

     

              CONTRACTIONS

Bluebridge Rep Theatre - Victoria, BC

              AS YOU LIKE IT

Atlantic Theatre Festival - Wolfville, NS

              PRIVATE LIVES

Manitoba Theatre Centre - Winnipeg, MB

     

                THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE

The Citadel Theatre - Edmonton, AB

                THE SYRINGA TREE

                THE MIRACLE WORKER

Theatre Aquarius - Hamilton, ON

                THE MIRACLE WORKER

                STEEL MAGNOLIAS

                IF WE ARE WOMEN

Great Canadian Theatre Co. - Ottawa, ON

                DOC

Factory Theatre - Toronto, ON

                WHERE IS KABUKI

Virginia Stage Company - Norfolk, VA

                THE BEAUTY QUEEN ON LEENANE

                ON THE VERGE

The Julliard School - New York, NY

     

                MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Canadian Stage Co. - Toronto, ON

                TWELFTH NIGHT

                WORD FESTIVAL/NEW PLAY

                DEVELOPMENT

Dream in High Park. Re-mounted the following year.  Nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production.

Harbourfront Centre - Toronto, ON

                FESTIVAL OF CREATIVE GENIUS

                Tributes to Harold Pinter &

                Robert Rauschberg

Artistic Producer and Director

Paramour Productions - Toronto, ON

                DIGGING FOR FIRE

   

Nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production.

Select Theatre School and University Program Productions

                HAMLET

                THE WAY OF THE WORLD

                MARY STUART

                OEDIPUS and ANTIGONE

                WAR AND PEACE

                THREE BIRDS ALIGHTING ON A FIELD

                THE BEAUX STRATAGEM

                LION IN THE STREETS

                A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

                THE TEMPEST

                WILD HONEY

                BON TON & THE LYING VALET

                THE TROJAN WOMAN

                ANNA KARENINA

                THE TROJAN WOMAN

                THE WINTER’S TALE

                THE WINTER’S TALE

                THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, NL

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, NL

George Brown Theatre School, ON

University of Calgary, AB

George Brown Theatre School, ON

York University, ON

George Brown Theatre School, ON

George Brown Theatre School, ON

Julliard, NY

Dartmouth College, NH

George Brown Theatre School, ON

George Brown Theatre School, ON

York University, ON

York University, ON

University of Alberta, AB

University of Alberta, AB

Ryerson University, ON

University of Victoria, BC

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1ST PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORS’S AWARD  
DIRECTOR OBSERVER’S AWARD           
JEAN CHALMERS AWARD                                     
TYRONE GUTHRIE AWARD
DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD NOMINATIONS  

 

Alumnae Theatre, Toronto, ON

Canadian Academy of Cinema and TV

Digging for Fire and Twelfth Night

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Grenfell Theatre Program, Memorial University - Corner Brook, NL
                Masterclass Course, third year acting (2015, 2017)
                Masterclass Course, fourth year acting (2015, 2017)
                Productions of Hamlet and The Way of the World

George Brown Theatre School - Toronto, ON
                Annual Classical Period Study Course, since 2002
                Annual Theatre Ontario Showcase, Classical Monologue Study Course
                First Year Shakespeare Scene Study
                Production of Mary Stuart
                Production of War and Peace
                Production of The Beaux Strategem
                Production of Lion in the Streets
                Production of Wild Honey
                Production of Bon Ton & The Lying Valet

York University - Toronto, ON
                Theatre of the Absurd & Restoration Theatre, third year acting (2018, 2019)

                Production of Three Birds Alighting on a Field
                Production of The Trojan Woman
                Production of Anna Karenina

Juilliard School - New York, NY
                Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

University of Calgary - Calgary, AB
                Production of Oedipus and Antigone

University of Alberta - Winnipeg, AB
                Production of A Winter’s Tale
                Production of The Trojan Women

University of Victoria - Victoria, BC
                Production of The School for Scandal

Ryerson University - Toronto, ON
                Production of The Winter’s Tale

Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH
                Production of The Tempest

Theatre Ontario Summer Courses - Toronto, ON
                Advanced scene study/master acting class, 1994 through 1998

Private Coaching - Toronto, ON
                Monologue, audition prep, scene study, 1990 to the present

Directing a production in a theatre school program is as much about teaching as it is about directing. Every show below involved an enormous teaching investment as well as the responsibility of leading the student company to an excellent end product.

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