Mary's Wedding Playbill

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MARY’S WEDDING A MÉTIS LOVE STORY By Stephen Massicotte Adapted by Tai Amy Grauman

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DARYL CLORAN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR @CITADELTHEATRE

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WE WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE that the land on which we gather is Treaty No. 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground and home of the First Nations, including both the treaty signatories – Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stony and CreeIroquois – as well as other Indigenous peoples, such as the Blackfoot and Métis, who occupied this land. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create, and perform on this territory. Nikistêyhtamâkânân oma askîwihtâwin ita kâ mâwasakôyâhk Nikotwâsik Kâ akihtêk omâmawôpayônôwâw Nistam Îyinôwak, nânapo ôkih tipahamawâkan tahkikwanênkêwak-Nêhîyawak, Nahkawînôwak, Opwâsîmowak, Asinî Pwâtak êkwah Nêhîyaw Paskosikanak-êkwah kotakak Îyinôwak, tâpiskôc Kaskitêwayasitak êkwah Âpihtwâyak, kâkîh kikîwîhkêcik otah. Nitâniskê nanâskôtênân tawâw ôtah êh ayâyâhk tita wîci pimâtisîhtamâhk, tita osîhcikêyâhk êkwah tita nôkohtihiwêyâhk otah askîwihtâwinihk.

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MARY’S WEDDING A MÉTIS LOVE STORY BY STEPHEN MASSICOTTE ADAPTED BY TAI AMY GRAUMAN

Mary Tai Amy Grauman Charlie Todd Houseman Director Jenna Rodgers Set, Props, & Costume Designer Brianna Kolybaba Lighting Designer Patrick Beagan Sound Designer Dave Clarke Dialect Coach Doug Mertz Original Music Kathleen Nisbet Stage Manager Michelle Chan Production Assistant and COVID-19 Health Captain Jenna Kerekes

VENUE Shoctor Theatre AGE GUIDE 10+ RUN TIME Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission SYNOPSIS Tomorrow, Mary is to be wed. Tonight, she dreams of her beloved, Charlie, and the tale across time and seas that brought them together. In this new look at a Canadian classic, witness a love like no other from the Alberta prairies to the battlegrounds of World War I.

SPECIAL THANKS TO • The generous support of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association • William Stewart • Tom & Terrie Stewart • Jon & Judy Rodgers • Graham Andrews • Cover photo by Janice Saxon featuring Tai Amy Grauman

The video or audio recording of this performance by any means is strictly prohibited. The Citadel engages, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Production personnel for the Citadel Theatre are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)



WELCOME TO THE 2021 SUMMER SERIES! We are three artists and storytellers from vastly different places around the world. If you can believe it, it has been eighteen long months since The Garneau Block had to be postponed on the eve of its opening in the Maclab Theatre due to COVID-19. During the pandemic pause, we have been hard at work with Daryl and all the staff at the Citadel, imagining new ways that we could continue to tell stories and connect with audiences. With the Horizon Series LIVE!, it is our priority to showcase stories that are not only important to us, but are reflective of the rich and varied lives and experiences of the community we so proudly call home, and to showcase them on the Shoctor stage. The result of all that work began last October with the first of this Series, A Brimful of Asha, continued on with last month’s Heaven, and is concluding with these live performances of Mary’s Wedding (which has also been video streamed since November). We are so grateful to be able to share this Métis adaptation by Tai Amy Grauman of Stephen Massicote’s enduring play with you – a beautiful piece that celebrates the power of love, hope and survival of Tai’s people, the Métis people of this region. In these challenging times, the stories we tell shape how we both see and know the world around us, and we hope these shows inspire, move and touch you as they have us. Thank you so much for joining us for today’s performance of Mary’s Wedding. We couldn’t be more proud to share this with you. Mieko Ouchi TD ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Tai Amy Grauman & Helen Belay CITADEL THEATRE ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

Tai Amy Grauman, Mieko Ouchi, and Helen Belay. Photo by Janice Saxon.

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WE’RE BACK! Our stages went dark March 12, 2020 with two hours’ notice and we sent over a hundred artists and team members home with heavy hearts. Since then, we have planned and re-planned and re-re-planned. We have produced work online, on Zoom, in backyards, and on street corners. All to keep art alive, to keep supporting artists, and to keep connected to you, our audience. And finally,

WE’RE BACK!

We are thrilled to welcome you back to the theatre for live in-person performances. We’re starting slowly, with reduced audience capacity for our productions of Heaven and Mary’s Wedding. Both of these productions were originally planned to play to reduced capacity audiences last winter, but were closed due to the second wave of the pandemic. We decided it would be best to open slowly and carefully as we welcome you back this summer. It gives us all a chance to get used to gathering indoors together again before we move to large audiences. While we are so excited to gather again, we value the safety of our audience, artists, and staff above all, and want to ensure everyone is comfortable returning to the theatre. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to reach out to us directly (our email addresses are below). We hope you’ll join us for our entire season of programming. This season includes many shows we had originally scheduled for last year, before the pandemic changed our plans, as well as some exciting new shows. Our goal is to bring you as many of our previously announced shows as possible, so if a show you were looking forward to is not included in this season, don’t worry! You’ll see many of those shows happen in future seasons. It is difficult to describe all of the emotions we are feeling as we welcome these small, live performances back to our stages. We are excited, nervous, hopeful, and just so, so grateful. You are helping us come back strong. By coming tonight, by making donations, by buying season tickets and holding on to tickets for postponed shows. Thank you for your continued support. Thank you for welcoming us onto your computers and into your backyards over this past year. Thank you for waiting for us. We’re so excited to welcome you to the theatre again and to share these stories with you. It has felt like such a long time but, WE’RE BACK! Enjoy the show!

Daryl Cloran Artistic Director dcloran@citadeltheatre.com

Kimberlee Stadelmann Interim Executive Director kstadelmann@citadeltheatre.com


TAI AMY GRAUMAN MARY

Tai Amy Grauman is Metis, Cree and Haudenosaunee from Ardrossan, Alberta. Tai is an artistic associate at Savage Society and an associate artist at the Citadel Theatre and currently pursing her MFA in theatre practice at the U of A. Tai is currently writing commissions for Nightswimming, Axis theatre and the Arts Club. Selected Acting Credits include: Honour Beat (Grand Theatre), Thanks For Giving (Arts Club). You used to call me Marie… (Savage Productions Society). Upcoming: The Herd (The Citadel/ Tarragon Theatre).

TODD HOUSEMAN CHARLIE

Todd Houseman is a Nehiyo (Cree) mixed-blood actor, improviser, and writer from Edmonton (Amiskwaci) and a recent graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. From 2009-2017 Todd was a senior performer and instructor with Rapid Fire Theatre. He is the co-creator and star (with Ben Gorodetsky) of Folk Lordz and the co-creator of the play Whiteface (with Lady Vanessa Cardona). Recently, Todd’s play The Children of the Bear was commissioned by Toronto’s Outside the March. At the 2020 Rosie Awards, Todd received the award for Best Albertan Actor. Headshot by Maxime Côté.

WELCOME!

The Shoctor Theatre is now equipped with a cutting-edge Hearing Loop system! It’s a huge milestone in our ongoing work towards universal accessibility. It wouldn’t have been possible without a significant donation from the Shoctor Family, support from our friends at Hearing Loop Canada, and all our community donors who believe in arts for everyone. With your support, we can continue making sure our theatre doors are truly open to all!


JENNA RODGERS DIRECTOR

Jenna is a mixed-race Director and Dramaturg based in Calgary, on Treaty 7 Territory. She is the founding Artistic Director of Chromatic Theatre; a company dedicated to producing and developing work by and for artists of colour. Jenna is also the Dramaturg for the Playwrights Lab at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. A passionate arts equity advocate, she is a graduate of the NTS Artistic Leadership Residency, the Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership program, and holds an MA in International Performance Research.

BRIANNA KOLYBABA

SET, PROPS, COSTUME DESIGN Brianna (she/her) is a designer based in Edmonton (Treaty 6 Territory). She is honoured to bring her passion for visual storytelling to this beautiful play. Credits include set design The Marriage of Figaro (Edmonton Opera); set and costume design Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (You Are Here/Blarney); costume design The Drowsy Chaperone and After Juliet (CT Young Companies); co-costume design Bears (Punctuate!); and projection design Lake of The Strangers (Naheyawin/ Fringe Theatre). Upcoming: set design Cosi Fan Tutte (Edmonton Opera); set and costume design Hireath (Varscona Theatre); set design Lake of the Strangers (Fringe Theatre & Naheyawin).

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PATRICK BEAGAN LIGHTING DESIGN

Patrick (he/him) is a proud halfbreed of Nlaka’pamux (ing-klə-KAPmuhx) and Irish Canadian heritage. He is the General Manager of Concrete Theatre, and a co-contributor to the 35//50 Initiative. Recent works include lighting A Brimful of Asha (Citadel Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Alberta Musical Theatre Company); Triassic Parq (Uniform Theatre); Constellations (Flaming Peanuts); Songs My Mother Never Sung Me (Concrete Theatre); Pinocchio (Alberta Musical Theatre Company); Honour Beat (Theatre Calgary); and co-directing Reckoning (Article 11). pbeagan.com

DAVE CLARKE SOUND DESIGN

Dave has composed sound and music for theatre, film, dance, and multi-media for three decades. Previous designs for the Citadel Theatre include A Brimful of Asha, The Tempest, and Vimy. Other designs include Élise contre l’extinction totale (L’UniThéâtre); The Cardiac Shadow (Northern Light Theatre); The Comedy Company (Shadow Theatre); and Constellations (Alberta Theatre Projects). His family opera in English and American Sign Language, Songs My Mother Never Sung Me (Concrete Theatre) tours in 2021. During this pause, Dave has worked on audio dramas: Guys In Disguise’s Dragula, and Empress of Blandings’ Hardboiled.

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DOUG MERTZ DIALECT COACH

Doug Mertz is an actor, dialect teacher and coach and an Assistant Professor in Theatre Arts at MacEwan University. Previous dialect coaching credits include: The Invisible (Catalyst Theatre); Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly (Citadel Theatre); Redpatch (Citadel); The Silver Arrow (Citadel); Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre); Shakespeare in Love (Citadel) and 10 years of A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre). As an actor Doug has appeared onstage at most theatres in Edmonton including, for the Citadel: Peter and the Starcatcher, Clybourne Park, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and August, Osage County.

KATHLEEN NISBET ORIGINAL MUSIC

Kathleen Nisbet is a fiddle player, singer, and songwriter from Vancouver, BC. Classically trained early on, she has since returned to her Métis roots, pursuing more traditional fiddle music and working in a variety of genres. A collaborator with V’ni Dansi, Métis traditional dance, and Acuhko Simowuk Collective, she is also an active member of Vancouver’s folk scene, performing and touring with her band Viper Central. She has numerous recording credits to her name and is known for her live music productions including the annual East Van Opry.

MICHELLE CHAN STAGE MANAGER

Michelle is the resident stage manager at the Citadel Theatre and has been privileged to be working with the amazing team here for the last 21 seasons. Some of her favourite past Citadel Theatre credits include: Heaven, A Christmas Carol, Every Brilliant Thing, Ring of Fire, Once, The Silver Arrow, Shakespeare in Love, West Side Story, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors, Spamalot, Private Lives, Beauty and the Beast, A Few Good Men, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, August: Osage County, The Forbidden Phoenix, and Sweeney Todd.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE The Citadel Theatre is in the heart of amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton, AB), and we are proud to call Treaty 6 territory home. As a regional theatre, it is integral that we ensure that the stories we tell, as well as the composition of our artists, board, staff, students, and audience are reflective of the diverse lived experiences in this dynamic city. We commit to dismantling the systems of oppression that our organization has benefited from. We acknowledge our privilege as one of the largest arts organizations in Alberta, and one of the largest regional theatres in Canada; it is our responsibility to enshrine this commitment at the heart of our company. We pledge to be held accountable to this ongoing work with transparency and in dialogue with our community. We believe this work requires immediate and ongoing action and constant reflection. We are building an antiracism and anti-oppression intersectional framework through training, paid consultation, internal analysis, the building of an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a commitment to Edmonton’s 35//50 Initiative, and significant policy change and accountability through the entire organization. We are proud to be part of our city’s vibrant theatre community and commit to working together with our colleagues to exchange knowledge and ensure lasting systemic change at the Citadel and throughout the arts community. We welcome and celebrate all voices, all bodies, and all experiences. This is a living statement that has been crafted by Citadel Theatre’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. It was last updated on May 26, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact EDICommittee@citadeltheatre.com.

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THE CITADEL THEATRE BELIEVES IN BEING INCLUSIVE, INNOVATIVE, AND INTERNATIONAL IN OUR PROGRAMMING AND PRACTICES INCLUSIVE

We celebrate, welcome, and share stories with the many different communities that make up Edmonton. Our stages come alive with different voices and cultures. We strive to make our productions and our facilities inclusive and accessible; we believe the Citadel is a place where everyone belongs.

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Our programming will celebrate new work, new performance styles, and productions that experiment with dramatic form. We will develop large-scale new work by Edmontonian, Canadian and international playwrights. We will create collisions between different art forms, and present work that includes dance, music, and digital storytelling.

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We will present and collaborate with exciting theatre-makers from around the world, as well as taking the fantastic work of the Citadel to audiences everywhere. The Citadel is the heart of Edmonton’s arts community. We are positioned at the centre of the city, and fill our building with exciting programming and partnerships with local companies and artists. We are proud to be part of a city so rich in theatre practice and theatre artists, and we look for every opportunity to feature local artists and their work on our stage. The Citadel is also an important contributor to the national theatre landscape, creating work and training artists seen on stages around the country and internationally. We grew from audacious beginnings over 50 years ago, and plan to honour that spirit with an inclusive, innovative, and international approach to our future.


NOTES FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT When Tai approached me with her idea of adapting Mary’s Wedding to tell a Métis love story, I was intrigued but wary. (Writers are often protective of their work and I’ve been fortunate with this play—it’s rarely been out of production since premiering at Alberta Theatre Projects in 2002—so I’ve been reluctant to mess about with it.) Her passionate belief, however, that Indigenous love stories are not only important but essential to reconciliation, well, it was quite convincing. My only caveat was that I first wanted to be sure that history backed up the adaptation’s premise. Though I knew that Indigenous Canadians had served with distinction in WWI (and the Boer War, WWII, Korea, and onward), I must admit I was surprised to learn just how considerable their contribution had been. During WWI alone, more than 6000 Indigenous Canadians volunteered to serve, some communities with as many as one in three able-bodied men enlisting. It’s a remarkable response considering that these same men did not have the right to vote in the country whose uniform they were wearing. When it comes to Métis volunteers, since they weren’t allowed to self-identify on their attestation papers, no definitive number exists. Approximately 1,872 of the 5,000 names on the National Métis Veterans Memorial Monument are listed as serving in WWI. In my own (amateur) research I found that at least four Indigenous men served in the Lord Strathcona’s Horse from 1914 through 1918: Albert Cook, an Ojibway Trooper killed at Festubert; Wilfred Wallace Pruden, a Métis Trooper who was wounded and survived the war; and the Secwépemc brothers, Troopers Donald and Whitfield Haldane, both of whom died in 1918 (Donald of wounds sustained at Moreuil Wood). I confess that I’m embarrassed to have doubted that history would support Tai’s adaptation—as I found, the historical record more than validated it. But when I was initially researching Mary’s Wedding, these were facts that I not only missed, it hadn’t occurred to me to notice them. I’m grateful that Tai has given me the opportunity to undo that bit of cultural myopia. Surprisingly few lines were changed for Tai’s adaptation, really, but they’ve brought a whole new haunting relevance to the play as it tells a previously unknown Canadian love story. Well, not really unknown. Some people knew. Tai knew. I thank her for teaching me.

STEPHEN MASSICOTTE’s play Mary’s Wedding premiered in 2002 at Alberta Theatre Projects’ playRites Festival and won the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, the 2002 Betty Mitchell Award, and the 2003 Alberta Book Award. His play The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion premiered at the Tarragon Theatre and the Great Canadian Theatre Company and was a hit off Broadway. It won the 2007 Canadian Author’s Association Award and the 2007 Alberta Book Award. The Clockmaker premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects’ 2009 playRites Festival and won the 2009 Betty Mitchell Award and the 2011 Toronto Theatre Critics Award. Stephen wrote the feature films The Dark and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning; the award winning short film June; as well as Historica Canada’s Winnipeg Falcons and Nursing Sisters Heritage Minutes.

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DIRECTOR’S NOTES FROM JENNA RODGERS When Tai Amy Grauman first spoke to me about Mary’s Wedding, it was on the phone. We hadn’t even met yet - we’d only been introduced by a mutual friend. Tai spoke passionately about Mary, her dream role, and how she was going to manifest it into being. If you don’t know Tai, you should know that this is often how she speaks - and for good reason: she has an incredible ability to make things happen. She chases her dreams with dedication and relentless abandon. Honestly, I had no idea the extraordinary force of a human that I had encountered at this very first phone call. It’s now been a year since that very first phone call, which is an extraordinarily fast timeline for a brand new adaptation to make it from inception, to page, to stage. And the truth is - we were ready to share this production with you as early as 6 moths ago! Thank you for joining us in the theatre again. It has been a long time, and even though we were fortunate enough to film a version of this production, nothing quite beats live performance. We all know that in 2020, COVID-19 ground the performing arts industry to a halt. Many of us, myself included, found ourselves juggling cancelled contracts, productions that were cut short, or shows that never saw an audience. Our industry entered a pause. And during this time of pause, we saw a rise in racial tension in both Canada and the United States. We witnessed police violence, protest, and civil unrest. This pause gave many of our population time to think. Time to reflect. For performing artists, it was a time to examine our practices. To ask ourselves why we tell the stories we tell. To dream of what the future of Canadian theatre could be. Mary’s Wedding: A Métis Love Story offers a blend of the familiar with the un-(or under)told. In our slow and careful return to live performance, we are asking you, dear audience, to shift your expectations. Perhaps tonight you will find a culturally Métis story more relatable than you anticipated. Perhaps you will learn something about the culture of the original inhabitants of Amiskwaciy, of Treaty 6 Territory; of this place we call Edmonton. Or, perhaps you are Métis (Tansi!), and you are seeing some of your culture reflected back to you for the first time. It is my hope that this love story provides you with a little taste of what you might need right now. Art is balm for a tired soul, and in a time where our gathering has been restricted, I think we are all in need of a little balm. To me, this script is an invitation to linger in love. To spend a bit more time dreaming. Thank you for joining us in the dream.

WE’RE BACK – BUT WE NEED YOU!

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

DR. JOSEPH H. SHOCTOR, 1922 – 2001 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND FOUNDER OF THE CITADEL THEATRE

JOE’S VISION brought professional theatre to Edmonton JOE’S DREAM built the Citadel Theatre JOE’S SPIRIT continues to inspire the theatre we create today JOE’S LEGACY lives on through a generous gift to the Citadel from his estate

HENRY HOLE, 1884 – 1954 On the Citadel’s 30th Anniversary, a gift was made by the Company of Harry Hole, James F. Hole, Ralph K. Hole and Robert W. Hole on behalf of the Hole family — in honour of their late father, Henry Hole. The Citadel Theatre is proud to honour Henry Hole’s integrity, compassion and leadership in the dedication of this complex to his memory.


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Kim & Rick R. Craig Robert Crosbie Patrick & Luxie Crowe Pemme Cunliffe Leeann Currie Delbert & Jane Dahl Chris Danchuk Karen Davison Dorothy Dawson Sjeng & Ann Eva Dezse Margaret Dorey Brad & Elaine Doucette Melissa Doucette Elaine Douglas Carol Dreger Julie-Ann May Dron Sylvia Duffus Ian & Lynne Duncan Roland Duquette Erin & David Edwards Joy Edwards Beverley Ellingson Jacqueline & Martin Elton Carol Engelking Dean M. Evanger Elizabeth Faulder Gail Faulkner Joe & Pat Fenrich Pat Ferguson Lois Field Lil Filewych Justina Filice Robert T. Fleming Sylvia H. E. Flood Phyllis M. Footz Tim Fort David France & Marion Haggarty-France Margaret Frans Barb Funk Myrna Fyfe Barbara & Ken Galm Lorie Garritty Chantell & Rana Ghosh Shirley Gifford Gaie Goin Marla Gordulic Lila Gould Bob & Alayne Susan Lee Green Pat Greenways Royston Greenwood Audrey Groeneveld Kathy Gynane Sari Haas Jocelyn & Wes D. Hamilton Faye Hatch Ronald & Marcie-Lynne Haukenfrers Lois & Chan Hawkins Tatsuyuki & Doris Hayashi Nancy Heule Jocelyn Hey Ainsley Hillyard Patsy Ho

Sandra Hobbs Dan & Jill J. Hodges Bruce & Gail Hogle Victoria Holota Donna Holowaychuk Lauretta Howard Theresa Hryciw Douglas & Joan O. Hube Robert & Laurel Hudson Bill & Christiane Joyce & Scott Humphrey Kelvin Hussey Rob & Judy Hutchinson Caroline L. Hyndman Clare Irwin Carol R. Jackson Marilyn Jackson Paula Jamison Janet Jansen Louise Jensen Ronald J. Jewitt Scott & Lindsay Johnson Douglas & Diane Jack Johnson Sean M. Johnson Audra & Kevin Jones Jatinder & Mala Kalra Bob Kamp Dorothy Keeler Paula Kelly Sheilah Kelly Brenda Kelly Gina L. Kennedy Janice Kent Anita Kozyrskyj & Kevin Hall Bill Kiel Liz Kohle Raeanna Koo Sylvia A. Kother Barbara Krause Chris Crock Sylvia Anne Krogh John & Sylvia Laarhuis Adam Lachacz Joy & David Lardner Jack Diane Latham Ruth & George Lauf Don & Gwen Lawrence Gordon T. Lea Jen L Sigmund Lee Michele Eickholt & Lee Green Valda Levin Paul & Clarissa Lewis Mary Lister Myron & Maureen Liviniuk Sandra & Jim Lockhart Brenda Chris & Cecilie Lord Christie Lutsiak Janice MacDonald Mary A. Machum Charles A. MacKie Lois Macklin Stephen & Catherine Madsen Don & Cristina Mah Jo Anne Mahood

Isobel Mailloux Linda Maki Susan Markey Estelle I. Marshall Neil & Pamela Martin Donna Maxwell Linda May Karen M. McAree Phyllis McFadden Gordon & Agneta Allison McKinnon Roxanne McLean Anne McLellan Rod & Heleen McLeod Juliet McMaster Shane McMillan Linda Medland Davis Donna Meen Dr. Bubbles & Evelyn Meer Daniel Melenchuk Mark & Patricia Mertens Jennifer Mikula Christine Milligan Cecily Mills Marie Montgomery Bonnie Moon Gail Moores Gordon & Cathy Moorhouse Cornelia Moritz Sonya & Greg Mowbrey Robert & Melissa Mrzljak Terry Mucha Leanne M. Nadwidny Shivani & Philip Naidu-Barrett Natércia Napoleão Lynne J. Neis Craig Neuman & Leita Seiver Edna & Cal Nichols Roy Nickerson Anne Nothof Jennifer J Oakes Dianne Oberg Linda Ogilvie David & Paula Onderwater Cliff & Connie Otto Kathy Packford Stacey & Chris Padbury Marian Palahniuk Malcolm & Holly Fredrick Palmer Fred & Mary Paranchych Bhupen & Lata Parekh Carol Pawlenchuk Donna Pawliw Richard & Catherine Perry Carlie & Greg Persson Heather Pontikes Susan & Darrell Portz Jean & Edward Posyniak Christine Potts Paul & Leslie Precht Michael J. Prendergast Susan Priestner Barb J. Prodor Diana Purdy Paul Puszczak

Marilyn & Michael Quaedvlieg Andrew & Carol Raczynski Jeff Ramage Inese & Chris Rauschning Gleb Raygorodetsky Gary Redmond Barbara Redmond-Ellehoj Nora Reid Donna Rempel Garry & Donna Rentz Henry & Helen Resta Eric Rice Sheila Ringrose Ron & Carol Ritch Lindsay C. Robinson Andrea Roche Dean & Jan Rokosh Betty Ross Michelle Lynn Roth Kenneth Roy Phil Roy Eugene Rudnisky Merceline Runzer-Steeves Tetyana Ryabets-Zuk Denise Ryan Mitch & Maryann Sabourin Penny Salmon Deborah Salo Hugh & Margaret Sanders Kim Sanderson Adrienne Sannachan Alice Sapara Andrew & Janet Schalm Barbara Schweger Culley Schweger Bell Marianne Scott Shauna J. Scott Dawna Scrivens Neil & Anke Seifried Aroon Sequeira Jack Seto & Audrey Lowe Glenn & Margaret Sharples Deb Shaw Miriam Sheckter The Joseph & Kayla Shoctor Family Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation. Molly Shugarman Sol & Shirley E. Sigurdson Vivian Simmonds Gerry & Barbara Sinn Sheila Sirdar Marie Slusar Lynn Smarsh Jacqueline Smith Paula & Steven Snyder & Connie Silva Elaine Solez Dale Somerville Wanda & Tracy Sorotsky Tim Spelliscy Keith & Bev Spencer Nicholas & Charlotte Spillios Terri & Michael Spotowski Kimberlee Stadelmann Jean & Gerry Staring Fund

Elout & Adalei Starreveld Martha Steenstrup Delores Stefaniszyn Leland & Judy Stelck Lori Stewart & Jack Jervis Ben & Laraine Strafford Keith Strong Caroline Stuart Jenny Stuart Sydney Stuart Craig Stumpf-Allen Elle Surgent Frank & Rosanne Thede Allison Theman Maggie R. Thompson Olive Thorne Karen L C Titanich Mike Totman Misty & Tyler Totman Mary-Ann & Andy Trachimowich Alana Mae Tucker Nancy Tymchak Linda Uniat Lillian Usher Harry van Belle Henriette van Hees Jack Van Rijn Shannon van Soest Daniel A. Vandermeulen Kat Veeman David & Heather Vickar Marie-Louise Vieira Chris Vilcsak Allan & Elizabeth Wachowich Lori Anne Wall Glenn Walmsley & Lois Love Nicole Watts Robert & Ann Weir William & Debra Wells Daniel Westfall Maya Wheelock Audrey J Whitson Joshua D. Wickard Kathy & Lorris Williams Archbishop MacDonald H.S. Natalie & John Wilson Willis Winter Sam Withanachchi Lynn Wolff Richard & Vivian Wong Peter & Joan Wright Susan Jane Wright Colin Wylie Keith Wylie John & Yvonne M. Yamamoto Randall & Nancy Yatscoff Linda M. Youell Betty Young Mary Anne Yurkiw Diane Zinyk Brian Zrobek Lorna Zucchet

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BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Donald A. Carlson

David Wilson

Bailey Bieganek

Solomon Rolingher O.C. Chair

Marilyn Cohen

Doris Wilson

Shannon Boyle

Reg Copithorne

John Yerxa

Angie Bustos

HONOURARY GOVERNORS

Michael Clark

Dennis Erker

David Bentley

Sydney Cogan-Grahn

Grant Fairley

Marc de La Bruyère

Quinn Contini

John C. Forster

Anne Foote

Althea Cunningham

Frank Gibson

Sandy Mactaggart

Steven Greenfield

James Gillespie

Catrin Owen

Crystal Hanson

Marshall Shoctor O.C. Past Chair Bruce Bentley F.C.A. Treasurer Tom Redl Secretary Wendy Dupree Ex Officio Frederick K. Campbell Jacqueline Charlesworth J.G. Greenough Ada Hole Jack McBain Arliss Miller Aroon Sequeira Chris Sheard Kayla Shoctor Dr. Robert Westbury Sheila Witwicky Ralph Young BOARD OF DIRECTORS Wendy Dupree Chair Jeff Boadway Vice Chair Sandra Haskins Treasurer Jennifer Addison Roger Babichuk Hunter Cardinal James Casey Wanda Costen Joy Lardner Hubert Lau Katia Wlasichuk Board Intern

Allison Edwards

Brady Hughes

Jane Halford Jean Hamilton

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Sally Hunt

Brian Hetherington

Daryl Cloran

Binaifer Kapadia

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Josh Languedoc

Sydney Keenan

Becky Hole Ted Hole Mike House Gary Killips Richard Kirby Stuart Lee Beverlee Loat Al Maurer Ashif Mawji Maureen McCaw Lisa Miller Susan Minsos Terry Nistor Bob Normand Ted Power Jerry Preston Henry (Hank) Reid Rob Reynolds Charlotte Robb Margot Ross-Graham Barbara Shumsky

Kimberlee Stadelmann INCOMING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Sarah Pocklington ARTISTIC Jessie van Rijn Producer Mieko Ouchi TD Associate Artistic Director Luc Tellier Director, Education & Outreach Helen Belay Associate Artist Tai Amy Grauman Associate Artist Wayne Paquette Associate Producer Diana Stevenson Manager, Foote Theatre School

Peter Silverstone Gaurav Singhmar Larry Staples Esther Starkman

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Ellen Chorley

Len Dolgoy

HONOURARY DIRECTORS

Marianne Takach

Jack N. Agrios

Merle Taylor

Jane Batty

Mr. Justice Dennis R. Thomas

Ken Bautista

Brian Tod

Joanne Berger

John Tweddle

Christine Bishop

Brian Vaasjo

Dan Block

A.H. Wachowich

Guy Bridgeman

Bob Walker

Frank Calder

Dr. Marvin Weisler

Gary G. Campbell

Bart West

Betty Carlson

Eve Willox

YOUNG COMPANY INSTRUCTORS April Banigan Shannon Boyle Tracy Carroll Althea Cunningham Neil Kuefler Peter Mills

Rochelle Laplante Conrad Leibel Emily Lizotte Annette Loiselle Barb Mah Rhys O’Donnell Clayton Plamondon Jasper Poole Andrew Ritchie Kate Ryan Geraldine Schaer Linette Smith Eileen Sproule Julie Sucie Kim Turner ADMINISTRATION Pat Bradley Controller Peni Christopher Asst. to the Artistic Director/ Company Manager Heather Watson Human Resources Rebekah Andrews Executive Assistant Bettyanna Huggins Accounting Assistant Shirley Tran Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Kate Ryan Morgan Yamada FTS INSTRUCTORS Joleen Ballendine April Banigan

FACILITY Louis Barron Director, Maintenance Bill Daniels Yang Yang

THE CITADEL THEATRE


JANITORIAL

Chris Pereira

Bee Clean Services

Elyse Roszell Alex Voutchkov

SECURITY

Kate Walker

Alberta Crowd Management

Vanessa Wilson Lauren Zazula

GUEST SERVICES Harmonie Tower Patron Relations Manager

MARKETING AND SALES

Calvin Simonson Assistant Patron Relations Manager

Brianna Gallagher Marketing and Sales Director

Paul Gabrielson Head of Hospitality and Guest Experience

Kristen Hiemstra Creative Director

Jacob Liska Volunteer Coordinator

Susanne Chmait Social Media and Community Coordinator

Hayden Weir Hospitality Manager

Rebecca Harding Digital Web Designer

Laurel Carter Guest Experience Manager

Arthur Mah Videographer

GUEST SERVICES SUPERVISORS

Eden Edwards Education Sales Coordinator

Emily Boyle

FUND DEVELOPMENT

David Buchan

Sydney Stuart Director, Fund Development

Melissa Budinski Ian Crichton Josephine Hendrick Emma Jones Hayley Moorhouse Brennan Murphy Ben Osgood Doug Salahub Elaine Vo GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES Sam Banigan Gabby Benard Colin Bieganek Kevin Cambridge Brooklyn Decker Victoria DeJong Dani Dreger Bailey Exell Cameron Freitas John Gunter Islamul Haque Rune Jander Hale Johnston Melanie Letourneau Zoya Mahmood Graham Mothersill

Rebekah Andrews Coordinator, Fund Development

Jim Meers Head of Props Angie Sotiropoulis Assistant Head of Props Marc Anderson Head of Stage Carpentry Kris Aasen Assistant Head of Stage Carpentry Patsy Thomas Head of Wardrobe Terri Grant Assistant Head of Wardrobe Claude Tanguay Cutter Barb Becker Fabricator Nancy Malott Stitcher Olivia Derksen Head of Wardrobe Running Katie Patton Head of Wigs Christa Hoefling Assistant Head of Wigs

Margaret Gronnestad

Jules Pepin

Julie Harvey

Hailey Pilon

Jeff Haswell

Donna Prato

Rosemarie Heaney

Krista Precosky

Brad Heller

Doug Racine

Daniel High

Chad Rayment

Maria Hollinshead

Joan Redman

Theresa Hryciw

Barbara Reinhardt

Laura Hughes

Lori Ristoff

Doug Hunter

Cheryl Ritchie

Alice Huynh

Lauren Ritchie

Bruce Johnson

Monica Robillard

Madalyn Johnson

Louise Rogucki

Mary Johnston Therrien

Janice Ruf

Samantha Ju

Sukhjit Saimbhee

Joanne Kallal

Frankie Scarth

Veronica Keuchel

Tracey Schaufele

Hanae Kiyooka

Susan Schroter

Robin Knight,

Angela Seery

Eva Kopecka

Art Shea

Arndt Kuethe

Theresa Shea

VOLUNTEERS

Janice Kuethe

Amanda Sim

Zoe Afaganis

Wendy Kurt

Colette Slevinsky

Hasra Ali

Joy Lardner

James Smibert

Johanna Andreoff

Susan Lauridson

Tammy Smith

PRODUCTION

Judith Babcock

Karen Lewis-Caron

Phyllis Solsberg

Cheryl L. Hoover Director of Production

Shelley Benson

Jacob Liska

Victoria Spang

Erika Beyer

Leola Losier

Deb Stack

Karen Bokenfohr

Elizabeth Luchko

Colleen Stepney

Florence Borch

Neelam Mabood

Nicole Supa

Ken Borch

Rita MacDonald

Rhonda Taft

Marie Bowerman

Ross Machetchuk

Arlene Travni

Patrick Fraser Technical Director Gal Minnes Asst. Production Manager Jacinda Maxwell Asst. Technical Director Kyla Maki Administrative Assistant

Marcella Boyle

Dawn Madill

Diane Trithardt

Allan Budlong

Aidan McBride

Christine Tupper

Margot Byer

Joslyn McDonald

Christine Twardzik

Debbie Campbell

Donna McKay

Lacey Untereiner

Patrick Caron

Linda McMurdo

Brenda Voyce

Dee Cartledge

Donna Miller

Annette Ware

Rob Cauti

Karen Miller

Julia Weaver

Gina Chea

Janice Minamide

Janet Wheler

Ruth Diaz

Monica Molina

Liz White-MacDonald

Peter Locock Head of Scenic Carpentry

Sarah Farnsworth

Desiree Molnar

Kay Willekes

Lil Filewych

Bob Moore

Vanessa Wilson

Chris Hayes Asst. Head of Scenic Carpentry

Wendy Fraser

Joan Murchie

Dave Wolkowski

Tegan Herron Acting Head of Electrics

Irene Gagne

Florence Nieberding

Joyce Wong

Louise Gagne

Gerald Onciul

Laura Wylde

Dan Germain

Linda Orlecki

Colette Zuberbuhler

Bonita Gillespie

Edith Parsons

Marion Grab

Susan Patenaude

Michelle Chan Resident Stage Manager Owen Hutchinson Head of Audio Nick Rose Assistant Head of Audio Jordan Beaubien Audio

Brendan Neary Electrics Nicole Deibert Head of Scenic Paint

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