Georgina Beaty Director
Georgina Beaty is Co-Artistic Director of Architect Theatre (Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show(cross-Canada tour), This Must Be the Place: The CN Tower Show (Passe Muraille), How Should You Be? (Studio 58/ rEvolver). She directed Jon Lachlan Stewart's Big Shot (tour) and assistant directed Heaven Above, Heaven Below (Passe Muraille) In development (2014-2015) on The Golden Spike about pipelines in Northern BC. Select Acting: Small Wooden Shoe, Passe Muraille, Caravan Farm, Arts Club, Vertigo, Alberta Theatre Projects, Greenthumb Theatre and currently in The Graduate (Segal Centre). Georgina is a graduate of the University of Alberta and Studio 58.
Jon Lachlan Stewart Playwright / Performer
Jon is a bilingual playwright, performer and director, and co-founder and artistic director of the Sterling award-winning company, Surreal SoReal Theatre, and has worked across Canada. Acting credits include The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (Citadel Theatre), The Palace Grand (understudy, Electric Company), Harry the King (Repercussion Theatre), and his solo play, Big Shot (various companies in Canada), which will play this year at Toronto’s Nextstage festival. Selected playwriting credits include Big Shot, Little Room, Boop, The Genius Code, Dog, and Edith Rex, which have played or are in development with Theatre Network, Catalyst Theatre, Shadow Theatre and The Citadel Theatre. Directing credits include Before Her Time: 3 Plays by Samuel Beckett (coached by Brendan Healy) and The Woman Before (coached by Micheline Chevrier) (National Theatre School), assistant directing on The Changeling (with David Latham, National Theatre School) The Genius Code (Catalyst Theatre / Surreal SoReal), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (asst director, Citadel Theatre), and the first Quebecois translation of Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe (La Licorne staged reading, upcoming).
Bob White Dramaturg
Bob has been active as a dramaturg and director in the Canadian theatre for forty years. He is in his third second season as Director of New Plays at the Stratford Festival, and his seventh as part of the play development team. Dramaturgical attachments at Stratford include The Last Wife and The Diary of Anne Frank (2015), Christina, The Girl-King and Alice Through The Looking Glass (2014), Taking Shakespeare (2013) and Hirsch (2012). Prior to his Stratford engagement, Bob spent twenty two years at Calgary’s Alberta Theatre Projects, the last nine as Artistic Director. At ATP, he headed the annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Plays, widely regarded as one of Canada’s premier new play showcases. Other significant attachments include Co-director, Banff Playwrights Colony (1997-2009), Artistic Director, Factory Theatre, Toronto, (1978-87) and Dramaturge, Playwrights Workshop Montreal (1975-78). Bob has also directed over 75 productions, most recently Mary’s Wedding and Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre (ATP), Cosi fan Tutte (Calgary Opera/Emerging Artists) and The Clockmaker (Tarragon, Toronto and ATP). He has received eight nominations and three wins for “Outstanding Direction” at Calgary’s Betty Mitchell Awards. Other awards include membership in the Order of Canada, Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), University of Calgary, and The Diamond Jubilee Medal. Bob is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and lives in Stratford with his partner Kevin McGugan.
Alice Norton Wigmaker / Collaborator
Shakespeare in the Park (CanStage 2014/13), Trudeau and the FLQ,* (Soulpepper/ VideoCabaret 2014), Annie (YPT 2013/14) , Les Fourberries de Scapin (Theatre Francais 2013), War of 1812,* (Stratford/VideoCabaret 2012), Histories of the Village of Small Huts,* (VideoCabaret 2003 to present), Andromaque, Hamlet (Necessary Angel/Theatre Babel), El Numero Uno (Young People's Theatre), Hansel and Gretel (Shadowland), e-dentity (Theatre Gargantua /Mirvish), Arthouse Cabaret (Shadowland/BIBT), Opera to Go (Tapestry Opera Company). Performance Art: In Pursuit of Happiness (Tanya Mars). Dance: Spinster's Almanac (Susie Burpee). Film: Dr Theo's Travelling Medicine Show (Amnon Buchbinder/Shadowland). Teaching: Haircuts by Children (Mammalian Diving Reflex). Training: Bruno's School of Hair Design, Liverpool School of Architecture.
*Shows awarded Dora Mavor Moore awards for excellence in Costume and Wig design.
Alice's background in carnival and parade and her penchant for caricature have been essential ingredients in the success of her collaboration with Astrid Janson and VideoCabaret. She also runs her own salon House of Big Hair on Toronto Island.
"As for Alice Norton's wigs – well, just imagine if Frank Gehry were a hairdresser!" - NOW magazine review 2007
Drew Facey Production Designer
Drew is a nine time Jessie Award winning designer and twenty-one time nominee; he is also the recipient of an Ovation Award for Outstanding Design. Currently Drew is designing the sets for Stickboy, a new work by Shane Koyczan for the Vancouver Opera. Recently Drew designed the sets for Measure for Measure & Elizabeth Rex (Bard on the Beach) and the production designs for Waiting for the Parade & Educating Rita (Western Canada), Delicious Lies & Chickens (Chemainus), Penelope & The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Rumble), Des Fraises en Janvier & Le Portrait Gooble (Théâtre la Seizième), Busytown, The Cat in the Hat, Aesop's Fables (Carousel Theatre), The Romeo Initiative & True Love Lies (Touchstone) and Hansel & Gretel (Vancouver Opera). Recent costume designs include The Merry Wives of Windsor (Bard on the Beach) and Broken Sex Doll (Virtual Stage). Drew is a graduate of Studio 58 and he also trained as a visual artist at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Concordia University and apprenticed privately in Montreal as a glass sculptor.