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The Taming of the Shrew ()

Produced by

Driftwood Theatre

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: D. Jeremy Smith


Withrow Park


July 19th, 2016 – July 24th, 2016


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, set against the exuberant backdrop of Toronto Pride and including all things quintessentially 80s from Prince to Pretty in Pink, offers a modern look at acceptance and equality between people of colour, people of all gender identities and people of all sexual orientations. (Show Press Release)


Geoffrey Armour Petruchio
ReneĢe Hackett Baptista / Curtis
Drew Douris-O’Hara Hortensio / Widow
Siobhan Richardson Katharine / Biondello
Paolo Santalucia Tranio
Fiona Sauder Lucentio / Tailor
Tahirih Vejdani Bianca / Grumio

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
D. Jeremy Smith Director
D. Jeremy Smith Scenic Designer
Melanie McNeill Costume Designer
Tom Lillington Musical Arrangements
Tom Lillington Musical Director
Suba Sankaran Additional Musical Arrangements
Richard Lee Movement Director
Jennifer Dallas Associate Movement Director
Myekah Payne Dramaturge
Melissa Fearon Assistant Director


Sandi Becker Stage Manager
Emily Lalonde Production Manager
Emily Lalonde Technical Director
Lauren McCarthy Apprentice Stage Manager