PRODUCTION TEAM

Wes Berger: Director

Theatre (Directing): World Premieres of Parents Night (The Pearl Company/Hamilton) & The Naked Ballerina (NOW Magazine Outstanding Direction, 2010 Toronto Fringe). Other Credits include Criminal Genius, Scenic View, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Larger than Life: The Musical and Speed-the Plow with various companies and festivals in Toronto and the Niagara Region. He was assistant director to George F. Walker for the World Premiere of Walker’s play The Ravine and will be directing Radha Menon’s Rukmini’s Gold, at the next Toronto Fringe Festival (Best New Play Competition Winner, 2015). Theatre (Performance): World Premiere of George F Walker’s The Ravine. Other credits include The Blyth Festival, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre & the co-creation and performance of The Outdoor Donnellys & The Georgian Expedition, collectives directed and conceived by Paul Thompson. Upcoming in March Wes will be acting in George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton. Wes was born and raised in Niagara Falls and is the the proud father of two wonderful children.

 

Nancy Anne Perrin: Production Designer

Nancy is excited to return as part of this great team for Parents Night and it’s new companion piece The Bigger Issue.  She is currently in her second season as a Set and Costume Design Assistant at the Stratford Festival.

Her Set and/or Costume designs include Parents Night (CrazyLady); DeliMax (Teatron), Pitch Blonde (Convections/Next Stage); Waterfront: The Blessing and Shed (Les Nouvelles/Summerworks); Rabbit Rabbit (Rather Undisciplined/Summerworks); Magicien d’Oz (Le Théâtre La Roulotte);CabaretStop Heart and Shouting (NTS)

She is a Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada's Set and Costume Design Program and holds a BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Victoria.

 

Stephen Newman: Stage Manager

Steve is thrilled to be working with everyone again from Parents Night and with Julia who joins us for The Bigger Issue. Steve was one of the founding members of Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton Ontario and in 1991 opened the 750 seat theatre (Dofasco Centre For The Arts) the theatres permanent home .

For the last seven years It’s been a privilege to work with Sky Gilbert on his plays about The Hamilton Community adding another building block to the fast paced Arts Scene in the city.

Steve received the 2008 Hamilton Arts Award and has stage managed the Hamilton and Rochester International Tattoos.

 

Kirsten Watt: Lighting Designer

Kirsten is excited to climb out of The Ravine and into the classroom to reunite with Wes, Sarah, Dana, Julia and George for Parents Night and The Bigger Issue. Kirsten attained her Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of Alberta, and specialized in lighting design at the National Theatre School of Canada. She has designed lighting for: the Shaw Festival, Centaur Theatre, the Segal Centre, Théâtre du Rideau Vert, Neptune Theatre, Watermark Theatre, Magnus Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Drayton Entertainment, Carousel Players, Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects, Essential Collective Theatre, Teesri Duniya, Concordia University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Windsor. Current and upcoming designs include: To Moscow for University Players in Windsor; Doubt for Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay; Peg & the Yeti for Carousel Players in London and St. Catharines; Chess for Theatre Sheridan in Oakville; Romeo & Juliet and An Ideal Husband for Watermark Theatre in North Rustico, and Canada 300, which Watermark is currently touring across Canada. Kirsten is a member of Associated Designers of Canada, and L’Association des Professionnels des Arts de la Scène du Québec. She resides in Kitchener with visual artist Melissa Doherty.

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