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The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets ()

Produced by

November Theatre

Presented by

Tarragon Theatre

Co-Creators: Tom Waits and William S. Burroughs and Robert Wilson
Music: Tom Waits
Lyrics: Tom Waits
Playwright: William S. Burroughs
Director: Ron Jenkins

Based on “Der Freischultz” a folk story by Johann August Apel and Friedrich Laun and “The Fatal Marksman” a short story by Thomas De Quincey


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


October 8 - 14, 2008


October 15th, 2008 – November 16th, 2008


Mackenzie Gray Wilhelm's Old Uncle / Robert, a Hunting Boy / The Duke / Georg Schmid
Michael Scholar Jr. Peg Leg / Kuno, the Old Forester (a living painting)
Ashley Wright Bertram, the Forester / Man on Stag
Colleen Winton Anne, Betram's wife
Rachel Johnston Katchchen, Bertam and Anne's Daughter / Young Kuno / Angel of Foof
Kevin Corey Wilhelm, a City Clerk
Corinne Kessel Messenger

Creative Team

Tom Waits Co-Creator
William S. Burroughs Co-Creator
Robert Wilson Co-Creator
Tom Waits Music
Tom Waits Lyrics
William S. Burroughs Text
Ron Jenkins Director
Corinne Kessel Musical Director
Corinne Kessel Orchestral Arrangements
Marie Nychka Choreographer
Marie Nychka Associate Director
Marissa Kochanski Set Designer
Marissa Kochanski Prop Designer
Marissa Kochanski Costume Designer
Michael Kruse Lighting Designer
Dale Ladouceur Music Coach
Jeff Unger Music Coach


Bryce Kulak Piano
Corinne Kessel Trombone / Clarinet / Accordian / Percussion
Duane Elias Chapman Stick / Bass / Percussion


Joanne PB Smith Stage Manager
Liz Campbell Apprentice Stage Manager
Scott Peters Technical Director
Scott Peters Sound Demon
Breigh Bellavance Make-up Artist
Karly Mandill Make-up Artist
Mio Saito Make-up Artist
Bronwen Summers Make-up Artist
Adam Zoller Make-up Artist
Deanna Flanagan Make-up Artist
J. Louis Berenguer Carpentry Crew
Michael Bernard Carpentry Crew
Kevin Hutson Carpentry Crew
Heather Ingram Carpentry Crew
Dan McIlmoyl Carpentry Crew
Bill Stahl Carpentry Crew
Ben Chaisson Lighting Crew
David DeGrow Lighting Crew
John Thomson Lighting Crew
Kate McKay Lighting Crew
Dan McIlmoyl Lighting Crew


Chlöe Anderson Head of Wardrobe
Ian Chappell Head Carpenter
Michael Freeman Production Manager
Paul Fujimoto-Pihl Technical Director
Verne Good Mainspace Technician
Lindsay Walker Head of Properties