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Canadian Stage

Established

1988

Artistic Director: Matthew Jocelyn

General Director: Matthew Jocelyn

Managing Director: Su Hutchinson

The Canadian Stage Company was founded in 1988 through the merger of CentreStage and Toronto Free Theatre.
 
The merger came out of complementary ideologies as well as practical advantages: it seemed an ideal marriage because of the flexibility of venues that the new company would offer, not to mention the increased human and financial resources available to each. For the 1987-1988 season, two separate programs were mounted under the banner Toronto Free Theatre/CentreStage Company.

The following year (88-89), the first cohesive season premiered under the new name The Canadian Stage Company. The Canadian Stage Company officially came into existence in March of 1988 with its production of B-Movie, The Play written by Tom Wood and directed by Bob Baker. With the merger, the company’s combined budget rose to $6 million, an unheard of figure for a Canadian company, other than the Stratford and Shaw Festivals. The first season featured thirteen productions, including seven by Canadian playwrights, such as Yesteryear by Joanna Glass and1949 by David French.
 
In 1990, Bob Baker was appointed Artistic Director and molded the future of the company by establishing a formal mandate. In 1992, Martin Bragg was appointed General Manager and was promoted to Artistic Producer when Bob Baker stepped down in 1998. As Artistic Producer, Mr. Bragg shifted the company’s mandate to the current contemporary focus, and opened the doors to artists, encouraging them to look upon The Canadian Stage Company as their creative home.
 
In 2007-2008, Canadian Stage celebrated its 20th Anniversary. In July of 2009, Matthew Jocelyn became Artistic & General Director; in March 2010, he unveiled a new company mandate along with the 2010-2011 season, which marks his first season programmed for the company as well as his directorial debut with Canadian Stage.

Website

https://www.canadianstage.com

Venues

The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre
The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre
Bluma Appel Theatre


Produced by Canadian Stage

Every Brilliant Thing November 27th, 2018 – December 16th, 2018
The Children September 25th, 2018 – October 21st, 2018
The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring March 27th, 2018 – April 14th, 2018
Heisenberg November 28th, 2017 – December 17th, 2017
Life After September 23rd, 2017 – October 29th, 2017
KISS March 28th, 2017 – April 16th, 2017
Five Faces for Evelyn Frost February 14th, 2017 – March 5th, 2017
Liv Stein January 24th, 2017 – February 12th, 2017
All But Gone October 11th, 2016 – November 6th, 2016
All’s Well That Ends Well July 6th, 2016 – September 4th, 2016
Hamlet July 5th, 2016 – September 3rd, 2016
Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom April 26th, 2016 – May 15th, 2016
Chimerica March 29th, 2016 – April 17th, 2016
Domesticated November 17th, 2015 – December 13th, 2015
The Comedy of Errors July 3rd, 2015 – September 5th, 2015
Julius Caesar July 2nd, 2015 – September 6th, 2015
Chandelier April 22nd, 2015 – April 25th, 2015
Hatched April 15th, 2015 – April 19th, 2015
The Meal April 8th, 2015 – April 12th, 2015
Harper Regan March 1st, 2015 – March 22nd, 2015
The Other Place January 18th, 2015 – February 8th, 2015
The Seagull January 11th, 2015 – February 8th, 2015
Helen Lawrence October 12th, 2014 – November 2nd, 2014
Titus Andronicus July 4th, 2014 – August 31st, 2014
As You Like It July 3rd, 2014 – August 30th, 2014
London Road January 19th, 2014 – February 9th, 2014
Venus in Fur December 13th, 2013 – December 29th, 2013
Yukonstyle October 13th, 2013 – October 27th, 2013
Venus in Fur September 29th, 2013 – October 27th, 2013
The Flood Thereafter September 26th, 2013 – October 6th, 2013
The Taming of the Shrew July 9th, 2013 – August 31st, 2013
Macbeth June 28th, 2013 – September 1st, 2013
Race April 10th, 2013 – May 5th, 2013
This March 21st, 2013 – April 13th, 2013
Someone Else January 10th, 2013 – February 2nd, 2013
The Arsonists November 11th, 2012 – December 9th, 2012
Speaking in Tongues October 29th, 2012 – November 24th, 2012
A Midsummer Night’s Dream June 26th, 2012 – September 2nd, 2012
The Game of Love and Chance April 16th, 2012 – May 12th, 2012
Clybourne Park April 2nd, 2012 – April 28th, 2012
Beckett: Feck It! February 17th, 2012 – February 25th, 2012
Cruel and Tender January 21st, 2012 – February 18th, 2012
Red November 19th, 2011 – December 17th, 2011
The Test October 31st, 2011 – November 26th, 2011
The Winter’s Tale June 28th, 2011 – September 4th, 2011
The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union April 16th, 2011 – May 14th, 2011
Saint Carmen of the Main February 7th, 2011 – March 5th, 2011
The Middle Place October 26th, 2010 – November 13th, 2010
The List October 11th, 2010 – November 6th, 2010
Fernando Krapp Wrote Me This Letter September 18th, 2010 – October 16th, 2010
Romeo & Juliet July 25th, 2010 – September 5th, 2010
This is What Happens Next April 14th, 2010 – May 8th, 2010
‘Art’ March 15th, 2010 – April 20th, 2010
7 Stories November 9th, 2009 – December 5th, 2009
That Face October 26th, 2009 – November 21st, 2009
Rock ‘N’ Roll September 28th, 2009 – October 24th, 2009
The Tempest June 30th, 2009 – September 6th, 2009
Doubt, A Parable May 4th, 2009 – May 30th, 2009
Shirley Valentine March 23rd, 2009 – April 18th, 2009
Blackbird March 9th, 2009 – April 4th, 2009
Miss Julie: Freedom Summer February 12th, 2009 – March 7th, 2009
Frost/Nixon October 13th, 2008 – November 8th, 2008
Wild Dogs October 4th, 2008 – November 8th, 2008
Misery May 5th, 2008 – May 31st, 2008
The December Man (L’Homme de Décembre) April 7th, 2008 – May 17th, 2008
Fire March 24th, 2008 – April 19th, 2008
The Clean House February 11th, 2008 – March 8th, 2008
Palace of the End January 14th, 2008 – February 23rd, 2008
Little Shop of Horrors November 15th, 2007 – December 15th, 2007
The Elephant Man October 8th, 2007 – November 3rd, 2007
Lucy March 5th, 2007 – April 14th, 2007
The Overcoat February 12th, 2007 – March 10th, 2007
Of Mice and Men October 13th, 2006 – November 11th, 2006
I am My Own Wife February 6th, 2006 – March 4th, 2006
Letters From Lehrer January 16th, 2006 – February 25th, 2006
Homechild January 2nd, 2006 – January 28th, 2006

Presented by Canadian Stage

Minorities October 17th, 2019 – October 27th, 2019
Un Poyo Rojo October 3rd, 2019 – October 11th, 2019
887 May 3rd, 2019 – May 12th, 2019
Revisor March 7th, 2019 – March 16th, 2019
Tartuffe January 13th, 2019 – January 27th, 2019
887 April 7th, 2017 – April 16th, 2017
Who Killed Spalding Gray? November 30th, 2016 – December 11th, 2016
Dollhouse November 16th, 2016 – November 20th, 2016
Concord Floral September 27th, 2016 – October 16th, 2016
The Plough and The Stars September 14th, 2016 – September 18th, 2016
Das Ding (The Thing) April 12th, 2016 – May 1st, 2016
Betroffenheit February 18th, 2016 – February 21st, 2016
Hedda Gabler January 12th, 2016 – February 7th, 2016
Beckett Trilogy – Not I, Footfalls & Rockaby October 13th, 2015 – November 1st, 2015
Betroffenheit July 23rd, 2015 – July 25th, 2015
Dominion April 22nd, 2015 – April 25th, 2015
Ubu and the Truth Commission April 15th, 2015 – April 19th, 2015
Nongogo April 8th, 2015 – April 12th, 2015
What Makes a Man October 5th, 2014 – November 2nd, 2014
Kiss & Cry October 1st, 2014 – October 5th, 2014
The Tempest Replica May 7th, 2014 – May 11th, 2014
Belleville April 6th, 2014 – May 4th, 2014
Tribes February 2nd, 2014 – March 2nd, 2014
Needles and Opium November 22nd, 2013 – December 1st, 2013
Winners and Losers November 10th, 2013 – December 8th, 2013
DESH October 31st, 2013 – November 2nd, 2013
Ignorance November 27th, 2012 – December 15th, 2012
Tear the Curtain! October 9th, 2012 – October 20th, 2012
Another Africa – Shine Your Eye September 26th, 2011 – October 22nd, 2011
Another Africa – Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God September 26th, 2011 – October 22nd, 2011
Our Class April 4th, 2011 – April 30th, 2011
Basso Ostinato March 22nd, 2011 – March 26th, 2011
La Festa March 22nd, 2011 – March 26th, 2011
Nunzio March 15th, 2011 – March 19th, 2011
The Middle Place February 14th, 2011 – March 12th, 2011
Studies in Motion: The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge November 22nd, 2010 – December 18th, 2010
The Andersen Project October 21st, 2010 – October 30th, 2010
Frankenstein April 29th, 2010 – May 29th, 2010
The Overwhelming March 8th, 2010 – April 3rd, 2010
Intimate Apparel February 8th, 2010 – March 6th, 2010
Hardsell April 16th, 2009 – May 9th, 2009
The Pillowman September 17th, 2007 – October 27th, 2007
Half Life January 8th, 2007 – February 3rd, 2007
10 Days on Earth April 1st, 2006 – June 24th, 2006

Current Staff

Matthew Jocelyn Artistic Director
Matthew Jocelyn General Director
Su Hutchinson Managing Director
Sherrie Johnson Producer
Joanne Williams Artistic & Company Manager
Birgit Schreyer Duarte Artistic Consultant
Nellwyn Lampert Intern
Darwin Lyons Intern
Jeff Madden Intern
Sandra Cesario Controller
Pathma Mahadeva Accounts Payable Coordinator
Sabrina Li Intermediate Accountant
Janet Llewellyn Payroll & Benefits Coordinator
Gianna Ceci Executive Coordinator
Julie Cloutier Manager of Volunteer Resources
Julie Cloutier Rentals
Heather McDonald Director of Development
Elise Chalmers Senior Development Officer
Marielle Bryck Patron Development Officer
Ellen Burch Development Coordinator
Honor Humphreys Special Events Manager
Leah Schoenmakers Intern
Shawn Hernden Director of Marketing and Communications
Amar Bajracharya Patron Systems Administrator
Ashley Ballantyne Publicist
Ted Glaszewski Graphic Design Manager
Kiran Hacker Digital Marketing Coordinator
James Metcalfe Sales Manager
Erin Schachter Education & Audience Development Manager
Alison Uttley Communications Manager
Holly LaFlamme Audience Education and Development Coordinator
Cameron Johnston Audience Services Manager
Allan Gillespie Senior Audience Services Supervisor
Hilary June Hart Audience Services Supervisor
Ellen Hurley Audience Services Supervisor
Alan Leightizer Audience Services Representative
Cydney Penner Audience Services Representative
Nicole Ratjen Audience Services Representative
Shawn Ahmed Telesales Manager
Heather Caswell Telesales Representative
Michael Crumpton Telesales Representative
Elana Dunkelman Telesales Representative
Scott Leaver Telesales Representative
Joseph Cochrane Berkeley Street Theatre House Manager
Guy Legault Berkeley Assistant House Manager
R. Allan Ross Director of Production
Jasmine Knox Production Coordinator
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Vanessa Janiszewski Props Builder
Alex Vass Props Builder
Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Head of Wardrobe
Tracey Glas First Hand
Susan Batchelor Bluma Wardrobe Mistress
Colin Benoit Berkeley Senior Head Technician
Cecilia Waszczuk Berkeley Junior Head Technician
Danny Tran Props Intern
Claire Kwiecien- Sherwood Gate Supervisor (High Park)
Kamini Murthy- Korteweg Hill Supervisor (High Park)
Venessa Harris Concessions Supervisor (High Park)
Tawnya Cummins Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator (High Park)
Melissa Grandovec Head Electrics (High Park)
Cameron Cleland Sound Operator (High Park)
Elizabeth McDermott Production Driver (High Park)
Michael Legouffe Dresser (High Park)

Former staff

Meredith Henry Telesales Representative (2013-2014)
Peter Eaton Technical Director (2012-2014)
Alanna McConnell Production Assistant
Jay Blencowe Berkeley Head Technician

Board of Directors

Adrian Lang Chair
Tony Baylis Vice Chair
Barbara Hackett Vice Chair
Cathy Bateman
Debbie Coull-Cicchini
Gary Crawford
Patrick Keeley
Ron Lalonde
Cheryl Longo
Peter Lyman
Pam McConnell
Manny Pressman
Robert Rowe
Barry Rowland
Monika Skiba
David Staines
Antoinette R. Tummillo
Stuart Watson
Susan Willmot
Susan Wortzman