Shirley Valentine

Cast and Crew

Cast and Crew

Nora McLellan

Nora McLellan
Shirley Valentine

For The Grand Theatre:
Top Girls, Godspell, The Stone Angel, How the Other Half Lives.

Theatre Credits (Selected): At Stratford, King of Thieves, Cabaret, The Trojan Women, Oklahoma! and Pentecost. Recently, she has been seen in August: Osage County (Arts Club Theatre Company), The Drowsy Chaperone (the Playhouse, Citadel, NAC), For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again (Persephone Theatre), and Harvey (Segal Centre, Montreal). Other credits include 22 seasons with the Shaw Festival, Music for Contortionist (Dora Award), Tarragon Theatre and du Maurier World Stage; Noises Off; Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Jessie Award); Epifania in The Millionairess, Charley’s Aunt, A Little Night Music, the Playhouse; Uncle Vanya and Farther West (Dora nominations), Tarragon Theatre; Jennie’s Story, Love for Love and The Threepenny Opera (Canadian Stage). Nora is a founding artist of Theatre 20, a new theatre company based in Toronto.

Nora would like to dedicate this performance to the memory of Susan, Jack and Ruth Wright.


David Latham

David Latham
Director

For The Grand Theatre: Debut.

Theatre Credits (Selected): Theatre Training Consultant, Stratford Shakespeare Festival; Director, Birmingham Conservatory, Stratford Shakespeare Festival (2001 – 2007); Associate Artist, Stratford Shakespeare Festival (2001 -2007); Dean School of Drama, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia (1987 – 1996); Director, Vancouver Playhouse Acting School (1979 – 1985).

Other Directing Credits: A Doll’s House, Blithe Spirit (Globe Theatre, Regina), The Two Noble Kinsmen, Agamemnon, Cymbeline, Othello, Not I (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), The Chocolate Soldier (Shaw Festival), Sylvia, Absurd Person Singular, Nana (Melbourne Theatre Company), Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Wit (Centaur Theatre Montreal), The Heiress (Drayton Entertainment), Women Beware Women, Love For Love, Richard III, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cherry Orchard (National Theatre School of Canada), Spring Awakening (Toi Whakari, New Zealand), Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Alberta Theatre Projects), The Three Sisters (Hildegarde, Melbourne).


Dana Osborne

Dana Osborne
Set & Costume Designer

For The Grand Theatre
: Costume Design: Hana’s Suitcase, Helen’s Necklace

Theatre Credits (Selected): Set/Costume - Marion Bridge, Sexy Laundry (Globe Theatre), King Henry IV Part One (Stratford). Costume - As You Like It, Moby Dick, The Comedy of Errors, The Lark, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, Timon of Athens, Agamemnon (Stratford), Parfumerie, The Time of Your Life, Antigone (Soulpepper), The Mill, Parts 1-3 (Dora Mavor Moore award), The Return (Theatrefront).

Upcoming: Costumes for Hosanna (Stratford Festival), Ghosts (Soulpepper), Robin Hood (Globe Theatre).

Other: Dana is a graduate of York University. She lives in Toronto with her husband actor Stephen Gartner and their daughter.


Louise Guinand

Louise Guinand
Lighting Designer

For The Grand Theatre: Over 60 productions including Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Kingfisher Days, Pride and Prejudice, Wingfield Lost and Found, Grease, Misery, A Christmas Carol, Real Estate, Hana’s Suitcase, Wingfield’s Inferno, The Graduate, Stones in his Pockets, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, A Streetcar Named Desire, My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, Macbeth, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Importance of Being Earnest and Travels With My Aunt.

Theatre Credits (Selected): Louise has designed lighting for more than 450 shows in theatres across Canada and the U.S. The theatres she has worked in include Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, National Arts Centre, The Grand Theatre, CanStage, Citadel Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Canadian Opera Company, Manitoba Theatre Centre, New York Shakespeare Festival and Centaur Theatre.

Recent credits: include The Fantasticks, The Time of Your Life, Waiting for the Parade (Soulpepper), A Winter’s Tale, Do Not Go Gentle (Stratford), Harvey and John Bull’s Other Island (Shaw) and The Rocky Horror Show and The Diary of Anne Frank (Theatre Aquarius). She has received 10 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations including receiving the 1991 award for Aspects of Love, five Sterling Award nominations and one Jessie Award nomination.

Upcoming: The Fantasticks (Soulpepper).


Oz Weaver

Oz Weaver
Assistant Lighting Designer

For The Grand Theatre: Co-lighting designer for The Dining Room, Assistant lighting designer for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Kingfisher Days and Pride and Prejudice. Apprentice lighting designer for Stones in his Pockets and The Black Bonspiel of Wullie McCrimmon.

Theatre Credits (Selected): Missed Connections, Synthetica & Laser Blade (Typecast Dance Company, Winchester Street Theatre), Panopticon (Dance Concept, Winchester Street Theatre), Liminal (X, Dancemakers), Fishbowl (Frigid Festival NYC & London Fringe), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Da Capo Productions, LKTYP) Phantom of the Opera, Fame, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables and Resident Lighting Designer (Beal Musical Theatre).

Other: Oz has been nominated for a Brickenden award, and has won a Dish award for his design of Into the Woods.


Nancy Benjamin

Nancy Benjamin
Dialect Coach

For The Grand Theatre: Debut.

Theatre Credits (Selected): Nancy has been a voice, text and dialect coach for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival since 2000 and is co-head of voice and dialects for the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco. 1993-1999, resident voice/text/dialects director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In addition, Nancy has taught master classes and workshops and coached productions for the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), the Globe Theatre (Regina), Berkeley Repertory Theatre (California), the California Shakespeare Festival (Orinda, California), the Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Central School of Speech and Drama (London, U.K.) and the National Academy of Theatre and Zakeum Theatre (Zagreb, Croatia). She has directed numerous plays for Campo Santo Theatre, San Francisco, and assisted in new play development for that company. She was a founding member and actor with the Red Dress Theatre Company (Illinois).

Training: Advanced diploma in voice studies from Central School (London, U.K.), MFA in directing, Illinois State University.

Website: stratfordshakespearefestival.com/festivalcourses.


Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell
Stage Manager

For The Grand Theatre: High School Project 2010 Anything Goes, High School Project 2008 The Pirates of Penzance.

Theatre Credits (Selected): The world premiere of Michele Riml’s Souvenirs (Prairie Theatre Exchange/Green Thumb Theatre), A Doll’s House, Marion Bridge, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Death and the Maiden, Stones in His Pockets, Dogbarked, George Dandin, Over the River and Through the Woods, Trying, Blithe Spirit, A Man for All Seasons, Secret Garden, A Guide to Mourning (Globe Theatre), Doubt (Theatre Calgary/Manitoba Theatre Centre), Tono (Red Sky Performance/The Banff Centre), The December Man, Steel Kiss (Green Thumb Theatre), The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls (Western Canada Theatre), The Love List and Thumbs (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia) and seven seasons at the Stratford Festival.

Upcoming: People Like Vince (Green Thumb Theatre), Production Stage Manager for the 2011 Summer Arts Festival at The Banff Centre.

Other: Originally from Calgary, Lisa now makes her home in Regina. She is the recipient of two Tyrone Guthrie Awards from the Stratford Festival.


Melissa Cameron

Melissa Cameron
Apprentice Stage Manager

For The Grand Theatre: High School Project 2010 Anything Goes.

Theatre Credits (Selected): Harvest Moon Rising, Bye Bye Birdie, Stage Fright (Talk is Free Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night (Theatre by the Bay), Gypsy, Big Time Operator (Theatre Sheridan), Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Oedipus Rex (The Classical Theatre Project), Scrooge! The Musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Rose Theatre).