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John Gabriel Borkman ()

Produced by

Common Boots Theatre and Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: Henrik Ibsen
Director: Leah Cherniak

Adapted by Theatre Columbus


March 28th, 2007 – April 21st, 2007


John Gabriel Borkman is a late period masterpiece by the Norwegian genius Henrik Ibsen. Gothic and shockingly human, dramatic and fiercely funny, this provocative and highly theatrical adaptation is a collaboration between Soulpepper and Theatre Columbus, a renowned Canadian ensemble devoted to creating new works. (


Michael Simpson John Gabriel Borkman (clerk in a government office) / Erhart Borkman (his son)
Nancy Palk Gunhild Borkman (his wife) / Wilhelm Foldal (clerk in a government office) / The Maid
Martha Ross Ella Rentheim (Gunhild Borkman's twin sister) / Fanny Wilton / Frida Foldal (Wilhelm's daughter)

Creative Team

Henrik Ibsen Playwright
Leah Cherniak Director
Victoria Wallace Set Designer
Victoria Wallace Costume Designer
Lorenzo Savoini Lighting Designer
Marc Desormeaux Sound Designer
Marc Desormeaux Original Music


Shauna Janssen Stage Manager
Tanner Harvey Text Support
Veronica Verkley Doll Creation


Yvette Drumgold Director of Production
Matt Farrell Technical Director
Mike Ledermueller Assistant Technical Director
Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Head of Wardrobe
Jolene Antle Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Tracey Glas Cutter
Phil Atfield Apprentice Cutter
Lina Falomkina Sewer
Erin Hanowski Sewer
Krista Nauman Sewer
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Head of Hair and Makeup
Melissa Zimmerman Assistant Head of Hair and Makeup
Kaz Maxine Millinery
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Greg Chambers Props Builder
Monique Stewart Props Builder
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Justin Theobald Assistant Carpenter
David Rayfield Head Scenic Artist
Will Leskevich Scenic Artist
Lisa Petrocco Scenic Artist
Stephanie Ripley Production Assistant
G. Stuart Baulch House Technician
Jason Browning House Technician
Greg Poulin House Technician
Pascale Thibodeau House Technician