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Romeo and (her) Juliet ()

Produced by

Headstrong Collective and Urban Bard

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Scott Emerson Moyle


Bloor Street United Church


September 3rd, 2014 – September 20th, 2014


Romeo and (her) Juliet is a queer take on a classic love story. This site-specific production features a female Romeo and Juliet living in contemporary Toronto and creates exciting new opportunities for female, culturally diverse, and LGBTQ performers and audiences in the world of classical performance. (Show Press Release)


Shawn Ahmed Nurse, Capulet's Assistant / Sgt. Prince, a community liason officer
Clare Blackwood Benvolio, 17, cares so damn much
Krystina Bojanowski Juliet Capulet, 18, off to university this fall
Lisa Karen Cox Laurence, minister at Bloor St. United Church
Melanie Hrymak Tybalt, 18, is totally over Mercutio
Leslie McBay Romeo, 18, a serial monogamist
Siobhan Richardson Mrs. Capulet, Juliet’s stepmother
Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski Paris, 22, headed for big things
Max Tepper Mercutio, 20, totally over Tybalt
Geoff Whynot Mr. Capulet, Juliet’s dad

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
Scott Emerson Moyle Director
Stephen Joffe Composer
Sarah Beaudin Production Designer
Siobhan Richardson Fight Director


Christina Abes Stage Manager
Chelsea Merkel Tattoo and Makeup Artist
Nathan Kelly Photographer
Nathan Kelly Videographer
Sarah Beaudin Graphic Designer
Leslie McBay Producer
Melanie Hrymak Producer