Colours in the Storm

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jim Betts
Presented through arrangement with Catalyst TCM, Toronto
Directed by Heather Davies

April 18 to May 6, 2017

Celebrate the life of visionary painter Tom Thomson, with this love letter to his work and the Canadian wilderness. Colours in the Storm traces Thomson’s artistic evolution from his arrival at Algonquin Park in 1912 until his mysterious death in 1917. It was in this place of rugged beauty that he created such iconic paintings as Northern River and The Jack Pine that would spark a revolution in Canadian art. Folk and roots-infused music underscores the epic story of the artist’s self-discovery in a world that would serve as both a paradise and place of madness. Algonquin became Tom Thomson’s muse, his home, and ultimately his end. This season marks the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death - one of Canada’s most influential painters.

 

SPONSORED BY
3M Canada Company

Photo Gallery

Featuring

Binaeshee-Quae Couchie-Nabigon
WILD MARY / ANNIE FRASER

Jay Davis
TOM THOMSON
 

Gab Desmond
SHANNON FRASER / LAWREN HARRIS

Ma-Anne Dionisio
WINNIE TRAINOR
 

 

Michael Dufays
LARRY DIXON / HUGH TRAINOR
 

Tim Funnell
MARTIN BLETCHER / MARK ROBINSON

J.D. Nicholsen
DR. JAMES McCALLUM
 

Seana-Lee Wood
MARIE TRAINOR / FRANCES McGILLVRAY

 

Cast and Creative Team

Binaeshee-Quae Couchie-Nabigon WILD MARY / ANNIE FRASER
Jay Davis TOM THOMSON
Gab Desmond SHANNON FRASER / LAWREN HARRIS
Ma-Anne Dionisio WINNIE TRAINOR
Michael Dufays LARRY DIXON / HUGH TRAINOR
Tim Funnell MARTIN BLETCHER / MARK ROBINSON
J.D. Nicholsen DR JAMES MCCALLUM
Seana-Lee Wood MARIE TRAINOR / FRANCES MCGILLVRAY

Heather Davies DIRECTOR
Marek Norman MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Shawn Kerwin SET DESIGNER
Jessica Poirier-Chang COSTUME DESIGNER
Renee Brode LIGHTING DESIGNER
Rory Leydier PROJECTION DESIGNER
Jim Neil SOUND DESIGNER
Megan Alfano MOVEMENT COACH
Michael Dufays FIGHT DIRECTOR
Gerry Egan STAGE MANAGER
Lani Martel ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Gregory McLaughlin APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER