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The Taming of the Shrew ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Ted Witzel


High Park Amphitheatre


July 9th, 2013 – August 31st, 2013

Awards & Nominations

2014 Dora Award Nominee – Outstanding Costume Design


The Taming of the Shrew follows the romantic entanglements of two sisters, Katherina and Bianca. Frustrated by the swinish men who populate her world, Kate vows she’ll never wed. Bianca has suitors by the truckload, but is forbidden to marry until her older sister has. Bianca’s situation seems hopeless until Kate meets Petruchio, a lost soul with a gambling problem and a wit that rivals hers. This production transposes the play to a contemporary setting in a brightly coloured, plastic world where Eurotrash meets West Hollywood to highlight the enduring relevance of the play’s provocative gender politics. A feast for the eyes, and food for thought. (


Tiana Asperjan Lucentia
Hume Baugh Baptista and others
Philippa Domville Widow and others
Jennifer Dzialoszynski Bianca
Greg Gale Hortensio and others
Sophie Goulet Katherina
Ryan Hollyman Biondello and others
Marvin Ishmael Gremio and othe
Mina James Grumio
Kevin MacDonald Petruchio
Thomas Olajide Tranio and others
Hugh Thompson Vincentio and others

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
Ted Witzel Director
Maite Jacobson Assistant Director
Matt McGeachy Dramaturge
Lindsay Walker Set Designer
Astrid Janson Costume Designer
Amanda Wong Assistant Costume Designer
Laird Macdonald Lighting Designer
Lyon Smith Sound Designer
Lyon Smith Arrangement and Composition
Wesley McKenzie Assistant Sound Designer
Simon Fon Fight Director


Laura Baxter Stage Manager
Sylvia Defend Head of Wardrobe
James McKernan Construction Supervisor
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Alice Norton Hair and Wigs
Michael Legouffe Dresser
Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Props Builder
Vanessa Janiszewski Props Builder
Karen Rodd Props Builder
Alex Vass Props Builder
Dylan Bobier Wardrobe Assistant
Andrew Cleveland Wardrobe Assistant
Julia Campisi Wardrobe Assistant
Sandra Mandich Wardrobe Assistant
Celine Moniz Wardrobe Assistant
Alexa Polenz Wardrobe Assistant
Michelle Tracey Wardrobe Assistant
Julian Bulof Assistant Carpenter
Wesley McKenzie Assistant Carpenter
Kyle Morton Assistant Carpenter
Steph Raposo Assistant Carpenter
Hazel Wai Assistant Carpenter
Amanda Wong Assistant Carpenter
Duncan Johnstone Scenic Artist
David Rayfield Scenic Artist
Ashley Westlake Assistant Stage Manager
Christina Abes Production/Stage Management Assistant
Natasha Rodmell Production/Stage Management Assistant
Alanna McConnell Assistant Technical Director


Peter Eaton Technical Director
Jasmine Knox Production Coordinator