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Michael O'Brien [MIO_816] - (Creator/Writer/Lyricist)

is a playwright/dramatist/lyricist whose works have been seen across Canada/USA/UK. His stage works & adaptations include THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW (Shaw Festival 2018), MAD BOY CHRONICLE (Alberta Theatre Projects), RESTITUTION (Factory Theatre), THE MIRACLE MAN [with Allen Cole] (Two Planks & a Passion), THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Soulpepper/Columbus), THE INVISIBLE MAN (Shaw Festival 2006), TREASURE ISLAND (Young People's Theatre), OLIVER TWIST (Young People's Theatre), HARD TIMES (National Arts Centre of Canada) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Young People's Theatre). For CBC Radio Drama he created original dramas SHORES OF WONDER, WINTER'S TALES and HEARTS OF THE WORLD, as well as adaptations of Margaret Atwood's THE BLIND ASSASSIN and THE HANDMAID’S TALE. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada has been nominated for Governor-General’s Awards, Writer’s Guild of Canada Awards, Chalmers Awards and Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Complete CV HERE. FWD HERE. (Contact:) Michael Petrasek, Kensington Literary Representation, Toronto, Canada. 

CHRISTINE BRUBAKER -- (Director/Dramaturg)

RECENTLY: Director/dramaturg for The Horse and His Boy (Shaw Festival 2019). PREVIOUSLY: (Selected Credits) - Director, Wilde Tales (Shaw Festival 2017), director, Smoke, Downstage Calgary; antigone lives*, University of Calgary; Picnic, Fanshawe College; writer/performer, 7th Cousins, Pushoff Vancouver, Greenlight Arts, Nightwood Theatre; director/dramaturg, Elle, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Firehall Arts Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille; revival director, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Citadel, RMTC, Charlottetown Festival; past resident director, Eldritch Theatre, productions include Doc Wuthergloom’s Haunted Medicine Show, Madhouse Variations; as an actor, appeared in The Comedy of Errors, Canadian Stage; Enron, The Sound of Music, Tartuffe, The“Vaudevilles” of Chekhov, NAC; The Penelopiad, The Danish Play, Nightwood; The Trials of John Demjanjuk, Theatre Asylum. AWARDS: Gina Wilkinson prize and Ken McDougall prize for emerging director; two Dora awards for outstanding performances. TRAINING: Michael Langham Program for Classical Direction, Stratford Festival; National Theatre School (Acting). UPCOMING: co-writer/director, Henry G20, Luminato Festival (Toronto) 2021.


DEANNA H. CHOI – (Composer / Sound Design)

TRAINING: B.Sc. Hon. Queen’s University (neuroscience); Royal Conservatory of Music (violin performance). (Recent Credit) SHAW FESTIVAL 2019: Composer/sound designer for The Horse and His Boy. (Other Selected Credits) Composer/sound designer for Towards Youth, Crow’s Theatre/Project Humanity; The Penelopiad, Grand Theatre; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Fortune of Wolves, Theatre New Brunswick; Happy Place, Prairie Theatre Exchange; The Wolves, Howland Company/Crow’s Theatre; 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt, Blyth Festival; Sound designer for Grace, Lo (Or Dear Mr Wells), Nightwood Theatre; Cinderella, Neptune Theatre; Honour Beat, Theatre Calgary; Midsummer, Thousand Islands Playhouse; Paradise Lost, Stratford Festival; Selfie, Young People’s Theatre; The Monument, Factory Theatre. Artist Residencies with the Banff Centre, fu-GEN Theatre, Stanford University, National Youth Orchestra of Canada. FILM/TELEVISION: Composer for Prey, Step Into My Office.


JENNIFER GOODMAN – (Set/Costume Design)

TRAINING: MFA, University of Alberta; BFA, Concordia University; Banff Centre for the Arts.

(Recently:) THE SHAW FESTIVAL: Set/Costumes for The Horse and His Boy, Costumes for The Magician’s Nephew, 1979; Wilde Tales. OTHER CREDITS (Set, Costume and/or Lighting Design) include: Hamlet, Below the Salt; Les zinspirés 6 et 7, Théâtre français de Toronto; The Journey, Daniels Spectrum; The Virgin Trial, Generous, GCTC; North Mountain Vanya, Nothing Less!, Liberation Days, The Tempest (Merritt Award, outstanding costume design), Two Planks and a Passion; Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Grand Theatre; Elle, Theatre Passe Muraille; Stones in His Pockets, Neptune; Forever Plaid, Starvox; The Eve of St George, TranscenDance; The Mountaintop, Theatre Kingston; Vigilante (workshop production), Catalyst; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Globe Theatre; Billy Bishop Goes to War, Theatre North West; 7 Stories (MECCA for best set design), Tableau d’Hôte.

NICK BOTTOMLEY – (Projection Designer/Programmer)

Is based in Halifax. A graduate of Dalhousie’s Computer Science program, he has worked in installation art and performance design for the last five years. Credits include: collaborations with Neptune, Secret Theatre, Zuppa Theatre, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Eastern Front Theatre, LunaSea, Onelight, and 2b theatre company. His work has travelled Canada, the US, UK, Germany and Iran. Recently, he has created digital projections for The Stratford Festival (Possible Worlds, HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, School for Scandal) and the Shaw Festival (Stephen Fry’s Mythos). He is the recipient of the SummerWorks 2012 Design Award for his work on 2b Theatre’s When it Rains, which was also a Finalist for the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award in 2013.

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