WCT - Made in Italy Program - 2016

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September 8 — 24, 2016 PAVILION THEATRE



Artistic Personnel DARYL CLORAN: Director CORY SINCENNES: Set Designer CINDY WIEBE: Costume Designer CONOR MOORE: Lighting Designer MISHELLE CUTTLER: Sound Designer LAURA KREWSKI: Choreographer CHRISTINE LEROUX: Stage Manager MADISON HENRY: Apprentice Stage Manager



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A note from the Director Every once in a while I read a script and just know right away that WCT should produce it. Made in Italy is one of those scripts. It’s a story I think will resonate

with everyone – Salvatore’s struggle to make the right choices for his family,

Francesco’s quest to find where he truly belongs – these questions of identity,

family and belonging are ones we all face. And while this is a story inspired by

Farren’s own family, I have no doubt we will all see elements of ourselves (and

our own families) in this show. Plus, this production is such a fabulous showcase for Farren – not only does he get to play countless different characters, but he

also gets to sing some fantastic songs and show off his disco skills!

I’m very proud that we are producing the world premiere of this fantastic new script here at WCT.

Later this season, this production will travel to Edmonton to play at the Citadel Theatre, one of

Canada’s largest regional theatres. Edmonton is home to a number of the artists involved in this

production – Farren, our choreographer, Laura Krewski, and our set designer, Cory Sincennes –

and soon to be, me! This fall, Holly and I, and our two sons, are moving to Edmonton, where I will become the new Artistic Director of the Citadel. We are excited about the opportunities ahead but will certainly miss the great people of Kamloops. I can’t thank you enough for all the support you have shown me and Western Canada Theatre over the past 6 years – it has meant the world to me. But you’re not rid of me quite so easily! I’ll be back later this season to direct both Comedy

of Errors and The Cure for Death by Lightning – I look forward to seeing you then.

And speaking of great artists from Edmonton, a huge welcome to Western Canada Theatre’s

new Artistic Director, James Macdonald! James is a great director and a great guy and will be a fantastic fit here at WCT. I have no doubt you’re going to love him, and I look forward to seeing the fantastic things he does here at WCT! Sincerely,


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A note from the PLAYWRIGHT My Italian grandparents had two dining rooms in their home. One was in the

kitchen, right next to the stove. It existed simply for low-key, everyday eating. The other bigger one was reserved for much larger meals. The kind that

brought the entire family together. The sort that attracted local priests, nuns,

and neighbours to the Timoteo household. This dining room showcased a long, beautiful wooden table over a rich gold carpet against the backdrop of a fine wooden cabinet with pricey china inside. This was the most treasured place

in their home, and my grandmother had one very strict rule about that room:

I was never, under any circumstances, allowed to enter it, unless she was hosting a dinner party. I diligently obeyed this rule. I thoroughly understood its sacred meaning. And, as a result of its

forbidden quality, those moments when the embargo lifted and we entered into it for an evening of amazing food and raucous merriment remain as some of the most cherished memories of my life. The Italian culture recognizes that there is great joy to be had in coming together and sharing.

Sharing food, sharing customs, sharing wisdom, and sharing stories. I learned as a young person where I fit into that tradition of sharing. I’m a storyteller. I recall performing a stand-up comedy act

in high school exclusively about my Italian family, garnering nicknames like “The Italian” with some of my friends, fooling me into thinking I’d taken ownership of my culture. But, it wasn’t until I was

an adult that I really started to learn about where I’d come from. Hearing my grandfather’s stories

of Italy before he immigrated, my father’s stories of growing up with a culture that Canadians didn’t understand and, finally, experiencing my family’s country of origin for myself. This play is inspired

by them; though not a biographical account of their stories, it attempts to celebrate the spirit of their

journey by embracing what my culture values most… sharing it. To do this correctly, you understand, we’ll have to go to the most sacred of places. The dining room. The big one. Farren Timoteo

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ARTISTS’ BIOGRAPHIES Daryl Cloran Director At WCT: In a Blue Moon, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Mary Poppins, Liberation Days, Peter and the Starcatcher, Closer Than Ever, Les Misérables, Boeing Boeing, Fiddler on the Roof, A Christmas Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project), Betrayal, and Noises Off. Elsewhere: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Bard on the Beach); Tribes (Canadian Stage); Return (The Sarajevo Project), The Mill (Theatrefront); All For Love (National Arts Centre); Generous (Tarragon Theatre); Afterplay (Shaw Festival); The Last Five Years (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Time Stands Still (Theatre Aquarius); and This is How it Goes (Neptune Theatre). Other: Daryl has received the Canada Council’s John Hirsch Prize for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Director, the Toronto Emerging Theatre Artist Award, a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Director, and numerous Dora Award nominations. Daryl was also honoured as one of Kamloops Business Magazine’s Top 10 Under 40. Mishelle Cuttler Sound Designer At WCT: Debut Other: Mishelle is a composer and theatre artist currently based in New York City. She graduated from UBC with a BFA in Acting in 2011 and spent the next 5 years as a composer, sound designer, actor/musician and music director in Vancouver. She composed and performed in STATIONARY: a recession-era musical, which has seen three productions since its inception in 2012 – the most recent including a tour to Talk Is Free Theatre in Barrie, Ontario and an award-winning run at The Cultch in Vancouver. Her last project was as composer and music director for Pericles with A Company of Fools Theatre in Ottawa. In September of 2015 Mishelle moved to New York to pursue

her MFA in Musical Theatre Composition at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and looks forward to graduating in May 2017. Madison Henry Apprentice Stage Manger At WCT: In A Blue Moon, Habib’s Unforgettable All Night House Party, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight and Mary Poppins; Stage Manager for The WCT/WCT Young Company’s Bird Brain. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for The Wizard of Oz (Project X Theatre); Stage Manager for Back to Beulah, Patience and The 15th Annual Director’s Festival, and Assistant Stage Manager for The Beaux Stratagem (Thompson Rivers University’s Actors Workshop Theatre). Other: Maddy is thrilled to begin another wonderful season at WCT! A very special thank you to Daryl for all of the opportunities he has provided to her as an apprentice; I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you. Congratulations on your new and welldeserved adventure – WCT and Kamloops will miss you!

As a child, Farren made his parents rent the “Rocky” movies so often that, much to his mother’s chagrin, the video store gave their life-size Rocky V display to Farren.



Laura Krewski Choreographer At WCT: Debut Elsewhere: Laura has choreographed West Side Story, Spamalot (The Citadel Theatre); the new musicals Vigilante, Hunchback, Nevermore and Frankenstein (Catalyst Theatre); Enron (National Arts Centre), Chicago, Footloose (The Mayfield); Next To Normal (Citadel Theatre/Theatre Calgary), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Home is a Beautiful Word, Spring Awakening (Belfry Theatre); Rich and Rapa Nui (Manitoba Theatre for Young People); and her self-produced new work The Yellow Wallpaper. Laura also is a guest instructor for Canadian College of Performing Arts, Grant MacEwan and The Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Later this season she will be choreographing the latest production for Catalyst Theatre, Fortune Falls. Enjoy the show! Christine Leroux Stage Manager At WCT: Habib’s Unforgettable All-Night House Party, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Mary Poppins, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Are We Cool Now?, The 39 Steps, 2 Pianos 4 Hands, Liberation Days, Peter and the Starcatcher, Driving Miss Daisy, Closer Than Ever, Les Misérables, and High-Wire Festival. Elsewhere: Stage Manager for Raven Meets the Monkey King (Axis Theatre Company); Assistant Stage Manager for The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The Shakespeare Show, Alice in Wonderland and The Last of the Dragons (Project X Theatre). Other: Christine is very excited to be stage managing her very first show with WCT and would like to thank Daryl, Heather and everyone else who has helped make this dream possible! Enjoy the show.

For an authentic Pasta e Fagiole recipe that reminds Farren of the flavour of his grandmother’s, visit www.italianfoodforever. com/2012/01/pasta-e-fagioli

Conor Moore Lighting Designer At WCT: Assistant Lighting Designer: Driving Miss Daisy; Lighting/Video Designer: In A Blue Moon Elsewhere: Conor Moore is a Vancouver and New York City-based lighting, set, and projection designer with an MFA in design from UBC. Previous Vancouver credits include Peter and the Starcatcher, 4000 Miles, Armstrong’s War, The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Arts Club Theatre); La Bohème (Vancouver Opera); Señora Carrara’s Rifles, Fourplay (Shaw Festival); Gunmetal Blues (Vancouver Playhouse); Hamlet, Falstaff, Henry VI, Richard III (Bard on the Beach); Waiting for Godot (Blackbird Theatre); Penelope, Indian Arm, Tremors (Rumble Theatre); The Competition is Fierce (Itsazoo), Romeo and Juliet, MK Woyzeck and The Madwoman of Chaillot (UBC Theatre). Previous NYC credits include Baby Fat (La MaMa); Student Body (Flea Theatre); and Poema de Andalucia (Flamenco Vivo). He is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada. In the future he will be designing Bakersfield Mist for the Arts Club. www.conormooredesign.ca


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Cory Sincennes Set and Costume Designer At WCT: Mary Poppins, Liberation Days, Peter and the Starcatcher, Les Misérables and Where the Blood Mixes. Elsewhere: Next to Normal, (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show (Citadel); Mump and Smoot (Alberta Theatre Project); The Huron Bride (Vertigo); Julius Caesar, The Tempest (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Bigshot (Surreal SoReal/Ghost River); Michel and Ti-Jean, Let The Light Of Day Through, Little One, Woman in Black (Theatre Network). Other: Cory is an award-winning designer, currently residing in Edmonton. His set, costume, lighting and video designs have received both national and international recognition. His work has been seen throughout Canada, as well as Germany, Austria, England, Belgium and Russia. Cory earned a degree in Architectural Studies from Carleton University before studying design at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto. He also holds a MFA in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta. www.corysincennes.com Farren Timoteo Actor/Playwright At WCT: Farren is absolutely delighted to be returning to perform in Kamloops for the first time since he appeared in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in the Pavilion Theatre. Elsewhere: Some of his other acting credits include Alice Through the Looking Glass, Make Mine Love, Monty Python’s Spamalot (Citadel Theatre); The Light in the Piazza (Theatre Calgary); As You Like it, Coriolanus (Freewill Shakespeare);Marvellous Pilgrims, Scent of Compulsion, A Momentary Lapse (Teatro la Quindicina); Little Shop of Horrors, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Footloose (Mayfield Theatre); and She Loves Me, Floyd Collins (Leave it to Jane Theatre). In addition to his work as an actor, Farren also frequently works as a writer and director, often at the same time. He directed and wrote the lyrics for two original musicals for

Teatro la Quindicina entitled Everybody Goes to Mitzi’s and The Infinite Shiver, as well as seven original musical fairy tale adaptations for Alberta Opera, including The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Pinocchio, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and this season’s Hansel and Gretel. He has been honoured by the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards on many occasions for each of the disciplines he practices, and was included in Avenue Magazine’s 2015 list of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40, celebrating the city’s most promising young leaders. Later this season, Farren can be seen performing in Peter and the Starcatcher under the direction of WCT’s new Artistic Director, James MacDonald, as well as Made in Italy, both at the Citadel Theatre. He resides in Edmonton with his wife, celebrated performer Patricia Zentilli, and their incredible five yearold son, Leonardo. Cindy Wiebe Costume Designer At WCT: Cindy has been Head of Wardrobe since 2003. Past costume designs with WCT include: Don’t Dress For Dinner (with Thousand Islands Playhouse - Gananoque, ON/ Richmond Gateway Theatre), Closer Than Ever, Dreary and Izzy, Never Shoot a Stampede Queen, A Christmas Story, A Christmas Carol, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Elsewhere: Romeo and Juliet, Elizabeth Rex, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest (Project X).

Farren’s grandfather immigrated from Italy to Jasper in 1952 and worked for CN. Some of his family still lives there today.


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WCT Staff Daryl Cloran, Artistic Director James MacDonald, Incoming Artistic Director Lori Marchand, General Manager Administration Ron Thompson, Financial Manager Sonya Robson, Accounting Assistant Catrina Crowe, Marketing & Comm. Director Bryce Herman, Fund Development Consultant Lucy Gearey, Growth & Engagement Director Suzan Goguen, Incoming Growth & Engagement Director Terri Runnalls, Education Coordinator Carlin Bolt, Marketing & Research Assistant Production Heather Cant, Associate Artistic Director Gal Minnes, Production Manager Bill Chabassol, Production Technical Director Brian St-Amand, Sagebrush Technical Director Roya Mole, Sagebrush Assistant Technical Director Cindy Wiebe, Head of Wardrobe Rory Lynch, Head of Carpentry Angela Frye, Head of Properties Joel Feenstra, Production Assistant Robin Arundel, Technician Liam Befurt, Technician Celine Maher, Technician Laurie Harder, Carpenter Kathy Schwab, Second Painter Charlotte Wagner, Wardrobe Susan Dixon, Wardrobe

Front of House Heather Regan, Client & Audience Services Manager Jean Choi, Volunteer Coordinator Guest Services Staff: Jessica Buchanan, Allison Clow, Phyllis Mader, Christina Poirier, Carling Ryan Kamloops Live! Box Office Jan Riggs, Box Office Manager Geraldine Penny, Box Office Staff Judy Day, Box Office Staff Michelle Vogrinec, Box Office Staff

WCT Board

David Ross † Tim Rodgers - President Tom Kerr ‡ Grant Chu - Past President Judge T.W. Shupe § Mathew Dundas, Vice D. Michael Dobbin * President Peggy Gilmour * Gordon Miller, Vice President Mike Latta * Francis Barnett * Anne Manson * Richard Block Maureen Marshall * Marilyn Crossen Lanni Shupe * Wesley Eccleston Sharon Frissell †

Honorary Life Artistic Producer ‡ Founding Artistic Director § Honorary Life Chairman * Honorary Life Member

Francesco’s disco shoes were originally made in the 1970s “Exclusively for Kennell’s Shoes,” according to their label; Farren is the first person to ever wear them.



Western Canada Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following government agencies, corporations, foundations, and individuals for their generous financial contributions through sponsorship and/ or charitable donations. We are very thankful to everyone who plays an important part in helping us to bring the highest quality of work to the broadest possible audience. (Listings based on annual contributions, July 2015 to July 2016.)

Operating Grants

The City of Kamloops Canada Council for the Arts Department of Canadian Heritage Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Government of Canada The Province of BC British Columbia Arts Council


BC Interior Community Foundation RBC Emerging Artists Project

Presenting Partner

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A very special thank you to the following, who generously participated in our special 100 Heroes campaign to ensure WCT would be in a strong financial position in its 40th Anniversary Season and beyond. Our Super Heroes ($5,000 and above)

Anonymous Dr. Laura (Lolly) & Mike de Jonge Michael Black & Denise Fortier Estate of Peggy Gilmour Rae Nixon

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