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sweat

Season Sponsor

A Canadian Stage and Studio 180 Co-Production

Jan 14 – Feb 2 Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre Chris

Christopher Allen Oscar

Written by

Lynn Nottage Directed by

Jhonattan Ardila

David Storch

Brucie

Assistant Director

Peter N. Bailey Jason

Timothy DowlerColtman

Sabryn Rock Set Designer

Ken MacKenzie Costume Designer

Tracey

Anna Treusch

Jessie

Kimberly Purtell

Stan

Music Composition and Sound Design

Kelli Fox

Allegra Fulton Ron Lea Cynthia

Ordena StephensThompson Evan

Maurice Dean Wint This production runs approximately 150 minutes with 1 intermission

Lighting Designer

Samuel Scott Projection Designer

Cameron Davis Stage Manager

Laura Baxter Assistant Stage Manager

Andrea Baggs

Apprentice Stage Manager

Maya Bowers Fight Director

Casey Hudecki Scenic Carpenters

This production has been generously underwritten by David W. Binet and John & Nancy Embry. THANKS TO: Will Latif Little (willlatifliltte.com), Nicolas McDonald of Tubular Steel Inc.,Louis Di Bianco Co-commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle And Arena Stage. World premiere produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. This production of SWEAT was first presented in New York by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director). Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson and Louise L. Gund. SWEAT is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Colin Goethel Some scenic elements built by Members of I.A.T.S.E. 357 Head Scenic Painter

Danielle Poirier

Assist. Head Scenic Painter

Lisa Burke Scenic Painters

Mattea Kennedy Kimberly North Emily Dyck Risako Muto


Playwright’s Note

Lynn Nottage, Nov 2018

Several years ago I received a commission from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to write a play about an American Revolution; it was part of an ambitious initiative to encourage playwrights to wrestle with large questions about American history. I struggled for a couple years, resisting the obvious temptations to write about the Civil War or the Civil Rights Movement, and then late one night, I received an email in the form of a plea from a dear friend in dire financial straits. She was a single mother of two who had no motive, other than the need to share her predicament with close friends. It was a difficult task, but her raw honesty about her financial reality shattered me. For months, she’d been hiding her circumstances from friends and family. I read her email and felt ashamed. She was my next-door neighbour, yet my eyes had been closed to her painful situation. My friend was someone who had an easy smile, which unbeknownst to me hid a hard reality familiar to too many Americans. She had worked for years, signed the American social contract and yet had, like many middle-class folx, found herself broke, desperate and on the verge of despair. Her emotional email forced me to reckon with the reality that we all live within shouting distance of someone who is in crisis and experiencing real economic insecurity. I was awakened from my complacency, and my response was to ask hard questions about how and why this was happening in a country as wealthy as the United States. The next day, my friend and I went to Occupy Wall Street (which was beginning that week). We marched around Zuccotti Park, and chanted until we were hoarse. At the end of the day she felt better, and less alone, but I had more questions. As a result, I ended up going back to Occupy Wall Street multiple times and speaking loudly at the people’s mic. Around this time I decided to write about the American de-industrial revolution for the Oregon Shakespeare commission. My curiosity led me to Reading, Pennsylvania, a post-industrial city at the tail end of the Rust Belt. At the time, 2011, it was the poorest city of its size in America, and a microcosm of what was happening to small cities across the United States. Reading was once an industrial powerhouse: home to textile and steel factories, home to the first outlet malls in America, and the nexus of the Reading railroad. In Reading, I spent two-and-a-half years interviewing people, from the city’s first African-American Mayor to members of a homeless community squatting in the woods. Too often, I found that folx spoke of their city in the past tense; they’d respond to my questions with a simple rejoinder: ‘Reading was’. I recognized in hearing this over and over that a city that couldn’t imagine itself in the present or the future was a city that had lost its narrative. To me this was heartbreaking. Still, I didn’t really find my play until I sat in a circle with a group of middleaged White Steel workers who’d been locked out of their factory for ninety-three weeks. They’d worked for more than half of their lives in one place, and yet were forced out of their jobs by corporate greed and left with nothing. Their stories broke my heart and invited me to see the world from another’s perspective; to be moved by people who I would not ordinarily encounter. In that moment, I replaced judgment with curiosity and allowed myself to really listen and to hear what they had to say. Some of it was difficult, and as a Black woman from Brooklyn I hadn’t expected that I would be so profoundly moved by their predicament. But they were not only willing to share their stories, but they were open and brave enough to cry in front of me. I felt a responsibility to write a play that would capture the honesty and contradictions of this conversation; sustain the complexity our multicultural country in crisis, and reveal the ugly truths and ask the uncomfortable questions. I also recognized that there was a larger story about America that wasn’t being told in the mainstream media in 2014; a story that would reveal the level of disaffection, anger, shame, despair, racism and invisibility that I encountered in Reading, PA. So, I wrote my play Sweat, which is about a close-knit group of steel workers who find themselves forced out of the steel factory where many of them have worked for over twenty-five years. Sweat examines how their economic hardships dangerously rupture their friendships along racial lines, destroying their community in the process. I was surprised that the play, which was written a couple of years before the 2016 Election, really struck a nerve and seemed to anticipate the unfortunate election of Donald Trump. When the New York Times asked how I foresaw with this play the rise of divisive, reactionary politics in America – a story that took most journalists in this country by surprise – my answer was simple: I showed up and listened. This introduction first appeared in the edition of SWEAT published by Nick Hern Books in the UK and Ireland. www.nickhernbooks.co.uk


cast & creative Christopher Allen

Jhonattan Ardila

Peter N. Bailey

Timothy DowlerColtman

Kelli Fox

Allegra Fulton

Ron Lea

Ordena StephensThompson

Maurice Dean Wint

David Storch

Sabryn Rock

Ken MacKenzie

Anna Treusch

Kimberly Purtell

Samuel Scott

Cameron Davis

Laura Baxter

Andrea Baggs

maya bowers


CHRISTOPHER ALLEN Chris Recent theatre credits include: The Birds and the Bees (Arts Club); Antigone: Fong (Young People’s Theatre); Selfie (Young People’s Theatre); The Birds and The Bees (Western Canada Theatre); The Birds and the Bees (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Amorous Servant (Odyssey Theatre); The Whipping Man (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); The Birds and the Bees (Blyth Festival); Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors (Canadian Stage); Still (Binocular Theatre); The Adonis Project (The Piece of Mine Festival); Tyson’s Song (Piece of Mine Arts); Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in Action). Christopher is elated to be a part of the telling of this story at Canadian Stage. Awards: Outstanding Performance – Ensemble Theatre for Young Audiences Dora Mavor Moore Award 2018.

JHONATTAN ARDILA Oscar Jhonattan Ardila, born in Colombia and raised in the US, is an actor and has worked in the film industry for close to a decade. He fully realized his passion and commitment to the arts when he played Flaco in the theatrical production of Den Of Thieves. Presently, Jhonattan has numerous credits in film and television. Noticing the lack of diversity in roles for minorities and the need for more roles of prominence, Jhonattan took it upon himself to create content. His most recent production, Dreams, which he wrote and directed, premiered at the NY Shorts Film Fest. Recent film credits include stints on In The Dark, iZombie, and Jett.

PETER N. BAILEY Brucie Theatre Credits: Other Side of the Game, Cahoots Theatre Co. & Obsidian Theatre, To Kill a Mockingbird, An Ideal Husband, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, A Raisin in the Sun, Come Good Rain, Black Theatre Workshop, Romeo & Juliet, Canadian Stage The Wilberforce Hotel, A World Without Shadows, Jumbo, The Blyth Festival, Gas Girls, New Harlem Productions, A Man A Fish, Persephone Theatre, Fences, The Grand Theatre. Film & TV Credits: Saving Hope (ICF Films), Killjoys, (Temple Street

Prod), The Detail, The Lead One Prod. Peter N. Bailey graduated from The Humber Theatre Performance Program in 2003 and is thrilled to be working with Studio 180 and Canadian Stage this season.

TIMOTHY DOWLER-COLTMAN Jason Timothy is thrilled to be back at the Berkeley St. Theatre Skylight (Berkeley St. Theatre/Larry Moss). He performed as a child actor at The Citadel Theatre in Macbeth, Sister Mary Ignatius, The Pillowman, A Christmas Carol and Oliver! as the Artful Dodger (The Citadel Theatre). Tim studied at The National Theatre School of Canada, playing Hamlet in his final year and has performed in Vimy (Soulpepper), Punk Rock (Crow’s Theatre), Towards Youth: a play on radical hope (Crow’s Theatre/Project Humanity) as well as Orphans (Coal Mine Theatre). Tim is a graduate of The Canadian Film Centre with Film & TV credits that include CBC’s Frankie Drake, The Depths 3D (Skyward Motion Pictures), Ashram 69 (Triple 7 Films), Boys vs Girls (Windsor College) and Hector (CFC closeup).

KELLI FOX Tracey Kelli is an actor/director with more than 30 years experience on stages across Canada and in the US including 13 seasons with the Shaw Festival and 3 seasons with the Stratford Festival. From fall of 2017 to the spring of 2018; she served as Artistic Associate at Globe Theatre in Regina. Directing credits include Between Riverside and Crazy (Coalmine), Cakewalk (Blyth Festival), The Penelopiad (University of Windsor), Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), The Lonely Diner (Vertigo), The Drowning Girls, Hound of the Baskervilles, Peter and the Starcatcher, A Christmas Carol, I and You (Globe Theatre, Regina), Kitchen Radio (Blyth Festival), Boston Marriage and Man to Man (Headstrong Collective), and This Wide Night (Summerworks 2013). Kelli has been recognized with a Jessie award (Keely & Du, Arts Club/Canadian Stage), a Dora nomination (Top Girls, Soulpepper), a Capitol Critics Circle award (A Room of One’s Own, Shaw tour), a Toronto Critic’s Circle award (Penelopiad, Nightwood Theatre), as well as sharing a Dora with the Penelopiad ensemble. She was the 2016 recipient of the Gina Wilkinson Prize recognizing emerging directors transitioning mid-career.


ALLEGRA FULTON Jessie Allegra is an award-winning actress whose distinguished career on stage and screen has taken her across Canada, the US, and Europe, where she is also known as a director. She has appeared in leading roles in theatres from Stratford to Soulpepper and is well known for her haunting portrayal of Frida Kahlo in her solo tour de force performance of Montero’s FRIDA K., which toured internationally. Recent work includes Amanda in The Glass Menagerie and Sex (Shaw Festival), Dinner with the Duchess (Next Stage Festival), Between Riverside and Crazy (Coalmine), and on screen, Oscar winning Best Picture The Shape of Water, Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, Suits, Fargo, Cardinal, Schitt’s Creek, Wayne, Workin’ Mom’s, Kim’s Convenience and a recurring role in International Emmy award winning 19-2. Upcoming: Copenhagen (NAC), www.allegrafulton.com

RON LEA Stan Ron is very excited to be making his Canadian Stage debut. Ron has worked in many theatres across the country over the last 40 years. Recent credits include; Kill the Poor (Assembly Theatre), My Name Is Asher Lev (Studio 180/Harold Green Jewish Theatre), First Dates (the Toronto Fringe). Select credits include Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), August (Alberta Theatre Projects), December Man (Green Thumb Theatre/Prairie Theatre Exchange). Betrayal at WJT, Motel Plays (Factory Theatre), and One Eyed Kings (Tarragon Theatre), and many shows at Centaur Theatre. Ron is a 2 time “My Entertainment Awards” nominee, and has worked extensively in film and television and is an ACTRA award winner and 5 time nominee.

ORDENA STEPHENSTHOMPSON Cynthia Ordena is very happy to be back at Canadian Stage performing in Sweat. Her most recent theatre credits include Fences (Grand Theatre), Harlem Duet (Tarragon Theatre), Risky Phil (YPT), Other Side of the Game (Cahoots/ Obsidian Theatre), For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf (Soulpepper Theatre), How Black Mothers Say I

Love You (Factory Theatre). Selected television and film credits include: Umbrella Academy, The Handmaid’s Tale, Designated Survivor, da kink in my hair, Rookie Blue, Committed and The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. Ordena is grateful for the opportunity to continue to pursue her passion and for the continued support of her loving family.

MAURICE DEAN WINT Evan Select acting credits: A&R Angels, Serpent Kills (Crow’s); The Postman (Panamania Toronto, Appledore Prods.); Yankee Tavern (Grand Theatre); Life of Jude (Theatre Passe Muraille); Courageous (Dora Recipient), Capture Me, The Radiance of the King, Fortune and Men’s Eyes (Tarragon/ Citadel); The Real McCoy, Where is Kabuki (Factory Theatre/GCTC); Donut City (Canadian Stage); Titus Andronicus (Theatre WUM – Dora nomination). Television credits include: Diggstown, Shoot the Messenger, Haven, Regenesis, PSI Factor, Tekwar and Blue Murder (Gemini Nomination). Films: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cube, Curtis’s Charm, Rude, Tangled, The Sweetest Gift (Gemini nomination), Robocop: Prime Directives. Guest appearances include Suits, Murdoch Mysteries, Transporter: The Series, Flashpoint, Heartland, The Listener, The Border, Bloodletting, A Taste of Shakespeare, and the Outer Limits.

David Storch Director The Nether and The Overwhelming (Studio 180). Directing credits include: Instructions to Any Future Socialist Government Wishing to Abolish Christmas (The Coal Mine Theatre); The Road to Mecca, Speed-the-Plow and Glengarry Glen Ross (Soulpepper); Bunsch-o-Munsch, Munscho-Mania, I’m So Munsch (George Brown Theatre); Robin Hood and Metamorphoses (Globe); The Hours That Remain (New Harlem Productions and Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company); Misery, A Number, Take Me Out (co-directed with Morris Panych), Omnium Gatherum, Twelfth Night, Beard of Avon, Sunday Father and Palace of the End (Canadian Stage); The Goat, Blue/Orange, Einstein’s Gift, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Citadel); Art (Arts Club). Recent acting credits include: Picture This, Noises Off (Soulpepper); The Boy in the Moon (Crow’s Theatre); Cake/Dirt, In the Next Room, The Misanthrope (Tarragon); Arigato, Tokyo (Buddies); Mr. Marmalade (Outside the March).


Sabryn Rock

Kimberly Purtell

Assistant Director Sabryn is an actor, singer, arts educator and budding director originally from Regina, Saskatchewan. She directed the site specific production of Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman at The Summerworks Festival that took place on a city bus, has directed youth in Musical Stage Company’s One Song Glory. She also has assisted on several productions including Intimate Apparel (Obsidian), The Wizard of Oz (YPT) and most recently Next to Normal (MSC/Mirvish). Last year she staged and directed the Banks Prize Cabaret for the Musical Stage Company. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, The Birmingham Conservatory at Stratford and the Canadian Film Centre’s Actors’ Conservatory.

Lighting Designer Kimberly is a Toronto based lighting designer for theatre, opera and dance and is thrilled to be working with Studio 180 once again. Her designs have been critically acclaimed across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Prague, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Moscow and Mongolia. She has designed for the Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage Company, Soulpepper Theatre, Mirvish Productions, National Arts Centre and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Philadelphia, Arena Stage in Washington DC, Tapestry Opera, Hamilton Opera, Edmonton Opera, Theatre Calgary, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Place des Arts among many others. She has also designed productions for the Pan Am Games and the Vancouver and Beijing Cultural Olympiads. Kimberly has been nominated for numerous awards and has received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Pauline McGibbon Award, a Sterling Award, and a Montreal English Theatre Award.

Ken MacKenzie Set Designer Oslo (Studio 180). Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canadian Stage). Ken is a set, costume and lighting designer, actor, director. Ken’s most recent credits include set and lighting design for Stars: Together at Crow’s theatre, and set and video design Almighty Voice and his Wife at Soulpepper. Ken has designed for companies across Canada and the United States and is a Resident Artist with Soulpepper theatre company. Ken is also the current president of the Associated Designers of Canada.

Anna Treusch Costume Design Anna is a multiple Dora award winning Set and Costume Designer. Some recent credits include: Much Ado about Nothing (Canadian Stage), Figaro’s Wedding ( Against the Grain), Between Riverside and Crazy, The Father, Superior Donuts and others(Coal Mine Theatre), Under The Stairs (Young People’s Theatre), Calpurnia (Nightwood), The Canadian, Million Dollar Quartet (Thousand Islands Playhouse). Anna has worked with other companies such as: Obsidian Theatre, Native Earth, Factory Theatre, Theatre St. John’s, National Arts Centre, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Banff Centre for Arts, Common Boots, Great Canadian Theatre Company, among others. Anna is a proud member of IATSE 828 and Associated Designers of Canada.

SamUEL Scott Music Composition and Sound Design Theatre: Cowboy Versus Samurai, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Road To Mecca (Soulpepper), Mr. Burns, Vitals (Outside The March), Fury, Falling: A Wake, Beyond The Farm Show (Blyth Festival Theatre), Paolozza-pedia (Bad New Days), As You Like It / Titus Andronicus (Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare In The Park), Boy in the Moon (GCTC), Passion Play (OtM/Convergence/ SheepNoWool), The Speedy (Harbourfront), Hours That Remain (Saskatchewan Native Theatre). Film and Television: Vitals (2015), The Factory Shorts (Writer/Director, 2016).

Cameron Davis Projection Designer Oslo Projection design credits include: The Magician’s Nephew, Dracula, You Never Can Tell, Sweet Charity (Shaw Festival); A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty Productions); The Enchanted Loom, Ultrasound (Cahoots Theatre); Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pacific Opera Victoria); Up The Garden Path (Obsidian Theatre); The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies in Bad Times/ Canadian tour); Domesticated (Company Theatre); Life, Death and the Blues, Crash (Theatre Passe Muraille); Watching Glory Die (Canadian


Rep Theatre); Yukonstyle, Cruel and Tender (Canadian Stage); Feng Yi Ting (Luminato Festival, Lincoln Center, Spoleto Festival USA); Dance Marathon (bluemouth inc). Lighting design credits include: How Do I Love Thee? (Canadian Rep Theatre); They Say He Fell, Birth (Pandemic Theatre). Cameron teaches projection design at the National Theatre School of Canada.

Laura Baxter Stage Manager Oslo, My Name is Asher Lev, My Night With Reg, You Will Remember Me, NSFW, God of Carnage, Clybourne Park (Studio 180), Love and Information, Venus in Fur, 7 seasons of Shakespeare in High Park (Canadian Stage). Other selected theatre credits: Black Boys, The 20th of November, Arigato Tokyo, Obaaberima, The Maids, The Silicone Diaries, Breakfast, (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), Actually (Obsidian/ Harold Green), The Story, Tails From the City, Happy Days (Common Boots Theatre), Trout Stanley, Little Pretty and the Exceptional, Age of Arousal (Factory Theatre), Elle (Theatre Passe Muraille), I Call myself Princess (Cahoots/Paper Canoe/Native Earth), Soliciting Temptation, More Fine Girls (Tarragon Theatre), The Berlin Blues, Ipperwash (Blyth Festival), Speaking in Tongues, Festen (The Company Theatre), A Christmas Carol, The Story, Macbeth (Caravan Farm Theatre). Laura is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, 2005. Thank you to my amazing wife Shawn for all your love and support.

Andrea Baggs Assistant Stage Manager Constellations, Botticelli in the Fire / Sunday in Sodom, Domesticated, 3 seasons of Shakespeare in High Park (Canadian Stage). Select Credits: Trace (National Arts Centre / Factory Theatre); The Runner (Human Cargo); A Streetcar Named Desire, Sisters (Soulpepper Theatre Company); 2 Pianos 4 Hands ( Marquis Entertainment); Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music (Theaturtle; European tour); Beautiful Man (Factory Theatre); Mary’s Wedding (Crow’s Theatre/Solo Productions); Mary Poppins (Young People’s Theatre); The Last Party (Fringe Festival); The Drawer Boy (Theatre Passe Muraille); Rumpsringa Break! (Next Stage Theatre Festival); Freedom Singer (Project:Humanity; National Tour); Banana Boys (Factory Theatre); The Sound of Music (Opera on the Avalon)

maya Bowers Apprentice Stage Manager Maya is excited to be making her debut with Canadian Stage. Previous work includes Actually (Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Obsidian Theatre Company); Antigone: 方 (Young People’s Theatre); The Christmas Express, The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, Knickers!, Boeing Boeing (Upper Canada Playhouse); Trap Door, Shrek the Musical (Theatre Sheridan); Old Love (Highlands Summer Festival). Maya is a recent graduate from Sheridan College’s Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events program.

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Sandra Greenfeld-Lyons Deborah Grover Fred & Eleanor Hirshfeld* Leslie Howard Nancy Howe Tim Huges & Grant Ramsay in honour of Ellen Cole Sharon Jacobson* Robert Johnston Sara Kamin Rosalind Kerr Natalie Kierylo Lisa Kreindler Heather Lawrence Ruth & Harold Margles* Katherine Mantella Barbara & Jack Millar* Dick O’Connor Kenneth Pearl* Richard Prazmowski* Nicholas Rice David Roche Phillip Roh Michael Rosenstock* David Schurmann Shopbrain Sharon Smith Wendy Springate Sandy Spurgeon Evelyn Steinberg Rae Tatham Barry Teichroeb Pauline Tetley* Dagmar Teubner Roz Tobias Eugene & Elaine Vayda* in memory of Joseph Vayda* Jonathan Wilson Paula Wolfson Art Woo Mickey Yaksich Hersh Zeifman* *Loyal Studio 180 Theatre supporter for five years or more. Reflects contributions made August 1, 2018, to Nov 27th, 2019. Studio 180 Theatre is a registered Charity (858982200 RR0001). If you would like to help us produce provocative works and build community through theatre, please contact Julia Dickson at 416-962-1800 or julia@ studio180theatre.com, or donate online at studio180theatre.com/donate.


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