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  • On the right is an image of Laura Condlln as Mary Shelley, and on the left, large text says, "Frankenstein Revived" and below that in smaller text says "Stunning to behold" "Electrifying" "Broadway World"
  • The Creature crouches, looking to his left.
  • Doctor Victor Frankenstein holds a decayed human head.
  • Mary Shelley with an arm outstretched, holding a quill as if writing on the air.
  • The Creature rising to life with Doctor Victor Frankenstein and Mary Shelley looking on.
Avon Theatre
August 6 – October 28 |
Opens August 24


by Morris Panych

Music by David Coulter

Based on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Directed by Morris Panych

Movement choreography by Wendy Gorling

Dance choreography by Stephen Cota

World Première Adaptation

Audience Advisory »

“this electrifying production is not to be missed” – Broadway World

“a genuine masterpiece” – Village Media


At just 18 years old, Mary Shelley wrote the most celebrated horror story in English literature. Based on the novel, this exuberant and passion-filled theatrical movement-based piece by Morris Panych with music by David Coulter explores the big question at the heart of Shelley's work: what does it mean to be human?

Setting: Europe in the 1800s.

This is a movement and sound-based piece that features no dialogue but offers a richly moving theatre experience through movement alone. For those with limited vision, we have an audio described performance on October 28. To learn more about this performance, please see our Audio Described Performances page.

House Program: Frankenstein Revived

Runtime: One hour and 43 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission*

*Please note that all run times are approximate.

Production support is generously provided by The Fabio Mascarin Foundation, by Jody & Deborah Hamade and by Martie & Bob Sachs.

Support for the creation of Frankenstein Revived is generously provided by The Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program.

Photo credits: Marcus Nance. Photo by Ted Belton.



    Portrait of Charlie Gallant
    Charlie Gallant
    Doctor Victor Frankenstein


    2023: Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein Revived and Lord Willoughby in Richard II. Second season. Elsewhere: Four seasons at the Shaw Festival (Peter, Peter and the Starcatcher; Johnny, Juno & the Paycock), seven seasons at Bard on the Beach (Shakespeare, Shakespeare In Love; Proteus, Two Gents), and performances across Canada in companies such as Terra Bruce, Groundling, RMTC, Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Vancouver Playhouse, Arts Club, Ruby Slippers, and Belfry… recent highlights: Done/Undone by Kate Besworth (BOTB; released on STRATFEST@HOME); Gary, Noises Off; Bob Cratchit/Jacob Marley, Dolly Parton's Christmas Carol; Lt. Kaffee, A Few Good Men; Dimmesdale, Scarlett LetterVoice Over: Paw Patrol: The Movie, Pinkalicious, Screen Time. Film/TV: Good Witch, Murdoch Mysteries, The StrainFringePercy Jackson: Lightning Thief. Training: Studio 58, McIlroy & Associates. Et cetera: Charlie moonlights as a photographer, musician, and director. Online: Instagram @charlie_byrd.

    Portrait of Laura Condlln
    Laura Condlln
    Mary Shelley

    (she/her) Birmingham Conservatory, 2004/2005

    2023: Pauline in Casey and Diana and Mary Shelley in Frankenstein Revived. 15th season. Stratford (selected): Emilia (Othello), Irene Malloy (The Matchmaker), Mistress Page (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Mrs. Darling (Peter Pan), Ashley (The Virgin Trial), Chrysothemis (Elektra), Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Audrey (As You Like It), Chorus Leader (Bakkhai). Elsewhere (selected): 15 Dogs (Crow's); goldfish (Here For Now), Fun Home (Mirvish/Musical Stage Company), A Delicate Balance, Idomeneus, The Heidi Chronicles, Of Human Bondage, The Crucible, The Norman Conquests (Soulpepper); An Enemy of the People, Sextet (Tarragon); Chimerica (Canadian Stage/MTC); THIS, Beckett: Feck It! (Canadian Stage); Top Girls (Segal Centre); 4:48 Psychosis (Necessary Angel). Awards: Dora nominee/winner, two time Toronto Theatre Critics award winner. Film/TV: The Players (dir. Sarah Galea-Davis), Wilfred (dir. Samuel Davey), The Lake (Amazon), Nurses (Global), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). Et cetera: For Jnr, thank you. 

    Portrait of Marcus Nance
    Marcus Nance
    The Creature

    2023: The Creature in Frankenstein Revived and Abbot of Westminster in Richard II. 11th season. Stratford: Why We Tell the Story, Up Close and Musical: Voice of a Preacher's Son, Billy Elliot, Little Shop…, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Carousel, Crazy for You, Jesus Christ Superstar, Moby Dick, To Kill a Mockingbird, My One and Only. Broadway: La Bohème, Jesus Christ Superstar. Elsewhere: HMS Pinafore (Vancouver Opera); Ragtime (Theatre Calgary); Follies (Koerner Hall); Sweeney Todd, Floyd Collins (Shaw Festival); Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast (Grand Theatre); Little Mermaid, Mikado (Drayton); Evangeline (Charlottetown); Kismet, Of Thee I Sing (Encores! N.Y.C.); J.C.S. (La Jolla); Dark Star Requiem (Luminato); Porgy and Bess (Toronto Symphony); Elsewhereless (Tapestry). Film/TV: Queen Tut, Good Sam, Murdoch Mysteries, Departure, Mayday, Prodigal Son, The Producers. Training: Fresno State University. Et cetera: Vocal tutorial instructor, Sheridan College. Online: Instagram: @nance.marcus.

    Portrait of Eric Abel
    Eric Abel

    2023: Swing in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Seventh season. Stratford: Chicago, Here's What It Takes (workshop), Billy Elliot the Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, R+J Remixed (workshop), Guys and Dolls, Romeo and Juliet, A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Peter's Final Flight (Ross Petty Panto); Joseph and the Amazing… (Theatre Aquarius); Funny Girl - META-nominated (Segal Centre); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Canada Rocks (Charlottetown Festival); Cats - Dora-nominated (Mirvish - Panasonic). Film/TV: Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Festival, 2017), Full Out (2015), Big Fun Weeknights (YTV), Get Up 'N Move (Revolver Films). Awards: Maureen Forrester Award, Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival); Amy Wallis Scholarship (Charlottetown Festival); gold and silver medals (International Tap Dance Championships). Online: Instagram/Twitter: @EricMackAbel. Et cetera: Thanks to Mom, Devon, Ian, Addie, Krista, Bruce and the TH gang for all their support. 

    Portrait of Sean Arbuckle
    Sean Arbuckle
    Blind Man


    2023: Thomas in Casey and Diana and Blind Man in Frankenstein Revived. 21st season. Stratford (selected): Richard III, Serving Elizabeth, Guys and Dolls, Julius Caesar, 42nd Street, A Little Night Music, The Neverending Story, Pericles, King John, The Pirates of Penzance, Titus Andronicus, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Cabaret, Trojan Women, The Tempest, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, The Swanne: Princess Charlotte, Macbeth, London Assurance, Twelfth Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Elsewhere (selected): Serving Elizabeth (Theatre Aquarius); The Immigrant (Harold Green); London Road (Canadian Stage, Dora Award); Othello (Segal Centre); The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre); Humble Boy (Pioneer Theatre); Phèdre (ACT); The Spitfire Grill (George Street); A Christmas Carol, The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout); Copenhagen (national tour). Film/TV: 12 Monkeys, Mayday, Murdoch Mysteries, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance, Law & Order. Training: Juilliard.

    Portrait of Carla Bennett
    Carla Bennett

    2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Eighth season. Stratford: CarouselThe Adventures of Pericles, Crazy for You, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story, A Funny... Forum, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, The King and I. Elsewhere: Holiday Inn (Shaw); Return to Grace, A Funny... Forum (Mirvish); multiple seasons for Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius and Neptune Theatre. Film/TV (selected): Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Next Step, State Like Sleep, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, Slings and Arrows, Honey, Stormy Weather. Theatre Choreography: Elf: the Musical (Neptune); A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Adventures of Pericles (Stratford); Holiday Inn (Shaw, asst. choreographer). TV/Film Choreography: SEE (Season 3 movement choreographer, AppleTV), Man Seeking Woman, four Famous Footwear commercials; Degrassi: Next Class, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (asst. choreographer); Pacific Rim (assoc. choreographer).

    Portrait of Devon Michael Brown
    Devon Michael Brown
    Henry Clerval


    2023: Brother Maynard in Monty Python's Spamalot and Henry Clerval in Frankenstein Revived. Sixth season. Stratford: Chicago, Nelson Green in Wedding Band (Meighen Forum); Billy Elliot, Tommy Djilas in The Music Man, Romeo in R & J Remixed (workshop), Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Frankenstein (workshop). Elsewhere: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius); National Tour of Laurier (Charlottetown Festival/Theatre New Brunswick); Shrek the Musical (Rainbow Stage); Hill Rise in Dancer! (A Musical in Ten Furlongs) (workshop) (Elgin Theatre). Film/TV: Mia Michaels Live; Series lead (Max) in The Next Step; "Dangerous Home" (music video); MuchMusic Video Awards. Training: Bachelor's Degree from Queen's University, Canadian Dance Company, Louisa Burgess Corbett, Jennie Such. Online: @thedevonbrown. Et cetera: Love to my family and Seventh House Talent. To my beautiful wife, Heather, thank you for always loving and supporting me, I couldn't do it without you.

    Portrait of Amanda De Freitas
    Amanda De Freitas

    2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Fourth season. Stratford: Go-To-Hell Kitty in Chicago, Francesca in West Side Story, Water Nymph in The Tempest. Elsewhere: Diana Ross in The Soul of Motown (Stage West Calgary); Dynamite in Hairspray  (Theatre Aquarius, Mirvish, Broadway, US national tour); Candy in Obeah Opera (Luminato and National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 32nd Annual Festival of New Musicals); Arista in The Little Mermaid (Capitol Theatre); Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast, Ali in Mamma Mia! (Port Hope Festival). Film/TV:Mirror, Mirror (starring Julia Roberts), The L.A. Complex. Online: @Miuzia (Instagram). Et cetera: Amanda dedicates this season to her loving and supportive family & friends… you know who you are!

    Portrait of Josh Doig
    Josh Doig

    2023: Prince Herbert, French Guard and Minstrel in Monty Python's Spamalot and Swing in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Prince in Cinder-Ellie, Mamma Mia! (Tweed and Co.); Mamma Mia! (Drayton Entertainment); Mamma Mia! (Mayfield); Fender in Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius); LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Pavlo in Kamp (Eastern Front Theatre/ Neptune Theatre); Rock of Ages (Stage West Calgary); Beauty and the Beast (Capitol Theatre); Alice through the Looking Glass, Ensemble in Canada Rocks!, Mamma Mia!, and Tommy Sloane for three seasons in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance from Toronto Metropolitan University. Online: @doigjosh. Et cetera: Josh is extremely grateful for his incredible support team. Lots of love to his Mom, Dad, Madeline, Kevin, Nicole and the whole da Costa family.

    Portrait of Mateo G. Torres
    Mateo G. Torres

    2023: Angel in Richard II and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Second season. Mateo G. Torres (GUETCHA GUARITCHA) is a Colombian/Canadian multidisciplinary dance artist, producer, educator, actor and performer with extensive experience nationally and internationally. Stratford: Wendy and Peter Pan (cancelled), Just Short of Reality. Other (selected): Live performance: Kaeja d'Dance (multiple credits); Sashar Zariff Dance Projects (Kismet, Dance Made in Canada); Jacob Niedzwiecki (JQRS); Wind in the Leaves Collective (Eastman); Toronto Heritage Dance (1940). Film: Liminal. Choreography: studies on truths and justice (Allies and Friends - WITLC); I:Variations (Vanguardia Dance Festival); Dearest Love (Porch View Dances); Cornered/Breathing (Festival of New Dance NL). Et cetera: Mateo brings his honest and vulnerable self into his work, and fuses his eclectic movement training, creating a distinct movement quality and performance. Mateo feels very honoured to be a part of the Stratford Festival's 2023 season.

    Portrait of Eddie Glen
    Eddie Glen

    2023: Mayor, Patsy and Guard #2 in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Second season. Stratford: Marcellus in The Music Man, Moby Dick. West End: Miss Saigon, Joseph…,UK: Assassins. Elsewhere: One for the Pot, The 39 Steps, It Runs in the Family, The Pirates of Penzance, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Man of La Mancha (Drayton); Bloodless (Theatre 20); The 39 Steps (MTC); Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls in Concert (NAC); The Rocky Horror Show (Dora nomination), A Few Good Men, Snow White (Dora nomination), The Mackenzie/Papineau Rebellion (VideoCabaret). Film/TV: The Firm, Murdoch Mysteries, Odd Squad, The Sparrow directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Eddie is in his 25th year as the voice of YTV. Et cetera: Eddie has also appeared in 20 shows for Ross Petty Productions at the Elgin Theatre.

    Portrait of McKinley Knuckle
    McKinley Knuckle


    2023: Sir Not Appearing, French Guard and Dancing Monk in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. McKinley is so excited to be making his Stratford debut this year. National Tours: Acrobat/ensemble in Miss Saigon (North American tour). Elsewhere: Swing/Dance Captain in Beauty and the Beast, Magic Carpet in Aladdin (Disney Cruise Lines); Ensemble in King Arthur: The Panto (Port Hope Festival Theater); Dancer in The Nutcracker (Toronto International Ballet Theatre). TV/Film: Recurring dancer on The Next Step (Disney Channel). Training: Lisa Naves Dance Company, Salzburg Ballet. Awards: Teen Male Dancer of the Year (American Dance Awards). Online: Insta @mckinleyknuckle, Et cetera: McKinley would like to thank his parents for paying for all his dance classes growing up. He dedicates his season to Gramma Liz.

    Portrait of Bethany Kovarik
    Bethany Kovarik


    2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Swing in Frankenstein Revived. Seventh season. Stratford: Liz in Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Crazy for You, The Beaux' Stratagem. Elsewhere (selected): Return to Grace (Fallsview Casino, Thailand); Chicago, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan (Drayton); Joseph…, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius); Dance Legends (Drayton, Grand Theatre). Film/TV (selected):Just Short of Reality (STRATFEST@HOME), The Boys, What We Do In The Shadows, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, L.A. Complex, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure. Training/Teaching: Music Theatre Performance (Sheridan); certified yoga instructor, mentor and trainer to dancers. Online: @bethanykovarik. Et cetera: Living out your passion is truly special. Forever grateful for the hearts of family and friends who have supported me along the way; especially Mom, Dad, Ryan, and Talent House.

    Portrait of Aaron Krohn
    Aaron Krohn

    2023: Sir Lancelot, The French Taunter, Knight of Ni, Tim the Enchancter and Mud Castle Guard in Monty Python's Spamalot and understudy in Frankenstein Revived. Third season. Stratford: The Homecoming, Twelfth Night, and Henry in Henry V. Broadway: The Lehman Trilogy, The Height of the Storm, Summer, Cabaret, Macbeth, The Farnsworth Invention, The Coast of Utopia, Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Invention of Love. Off-Broadway: Coriolanus (Red Bull); Clive (the New Group); The Glass Cage and Echoes of the War (Mint Theater). Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Westport, Hartford Stage, TUTS, ASF, The Old Globe and the Alley Theatre. Sam Mendes's The Bridge Project. Film and Television: Fosse/Verdon; I Love You But I Lied; Boardwalk Empire; Law & Order: SVU; Welcome to New York. Training: MFA, The Old Globe Theatre. Check out his band "Notes From Underground" and their EP: "Rock, Pith & Brevity" wherever you listen to music. Instagram: @aaronckrohn.

    Portrait of Gracie Mack
    Gracie Mack

    (she/her)  Métis Nation of Alberta

    2023: Swing in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Second season. Stratford: Chicago, The Flood (Directors' Workshop), exercise your demons (Director's Workshop). Elsewhere: Controlled Damage (Grand Theatre); Fame (Randolph Theatre). Film:A Way of Life (2022). Training: Randolph College for the Performing Arts. Awards: Randolph College Triple Threat Award and Governor General's Award. Online: Instagram @graciemackk Et cetera: For my loved ones, my ancestors, the sun shining all the while, the flowers and of course the bees. The dancing bumblebees. 

    Portrait of Ayrin Mackie
    Ayrin Mackie


    2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Sixth season. Stratford: A Chorus Line (Sheila), A Little Night Music (Mrs.Segstrom), Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Elektra. Elsewhere: Mirvish: The Wizard of Oz (Toronto & National Tour), Lord of the Rings (Eowyn), The Producers. Citadel/Theatre Calgary: Crazy for You (Polly), and West Side Story. Drayton: Lucky Stiff (Rita), How to Succeed... (Hedy LaRue), Cinderella (Baroness). Other: Mina Murray in Dracula: A Chamber Musical (INNERchamber concert); Annie in Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre). Et cetera: This season is dedicated to my beautiful Mother, Joyce Mackie. She was the wind beneath my wings and is the joy forever in my heart. My kiddos, Tiaga and Easton, Grandpa Gil Mackie and Thelon, I love you so much.

    Portrait of Anthony MacPherson
    Anthony MacPherson

    2023: Swing in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Gym captain and assistant dance captain for Matilda (first national tour, Mirvish); Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz (first national tour, Mirvish); Peter Pan in Peter Pan in Wonderland (Ross Petty Productions); five seasons at the Charlottetown Festival including associate choreographer of Kronborg: The Hamlet Rock Musical, Mamma Mia! and swing in Anne of Green Gables; Mamma Mia! (The Grand); Priscilla, Rock of Ages (Drayton); Elf, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Aquarius); West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); Death in Venice (Canadian Opera Company). Choreographer: Assassins, Metamorphoses (Theatre Sheridan). TV/Film: Sullivan's Crossing (CTV); Washington Black (Disney/Hulu); FROM (Epix); The Sinner (USA); Sugar Highs (Emotion). Training: Sheridan College. Online: @armacpherson. Et cetera: Big love and thanks to the Talent House, Flea, Monkey and my family out East.

    Portrait of Heather McGuigan
    Heather McGuigan

    2023: Swing in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Second season. Stratford: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Wanderlust. Elsewhere: My Fair Lady, The Admirable Crichton, The Women (Shaw); Les Misérables (Mirvish); Mary Poppins (Broadway national tour); Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (national tour); Annette in Saturday Night Fever (national tour); Demeter in Mythic, Morality in April Fools (Segal Centre); Cathy in The Last Five Years (Neptune); Mary, Winifred in Mary Poppins (Neptune, Aquarius, Capitol); Fiona in Shrek (Neptune, Rainbow); Gloria in Damn Yankees, Sally in Me & My Girl, Glinda in Wizard of Oz, Pirates of Penzance (Drayton); Beauty and the Beast (Rainbow); Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense (BCP); Twist and Shout (Chemainus); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), Heather's Garden Variety Concert Series. Online: @adventurous.heather, Et cetera: Thank you for supporting live theatre. As always, for James and Galen.


    Portrait of Garrett McKee
    Garrett McKee


    2023: William in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Training: Garrett studied acting at Playmakers Theatre School, Music Theatre and Jazz dance at On Stage Dance Studio, and he also plays piano and drums. Awards: Kiwanis Festival Audience Favourite Award (2021), Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincials Finalist in Piano Duets (2021). Et cetera: Garrett enjoys swimming, baseball and playing video games with his friends. Garrett is very excited for this opportunity to be part of the 2023 Stratford Festival season. Garrett would like to thank his mom, dad, Nolan, family and friends for their love and support. 

    Portrait of Spencer Nicholas McLeod
    Spencer Nicholas McLeod
    2023: Helper in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Narrator and aerial performer in Stratford Cirquesmith's 2022 student showcase; The Escapologist in Avon Public School's 2022 production of Matilda the Musical. Spencer was born in Stratford, attended Avon Public School, and begins Stratford Intermediate School this fall. Spencer is very active and enjoys playing hockey, soccer, and is beginning his training to become a lifeguard. He also enjoys aerial gymnastics and is discovering a passion for performing at Cirquesmith's annual student showcase. Spencer would like to thank his family, friends, coaches and teachers for all of their support.
    Portrait of Kyla Musselman
    Kyla Musselman


    2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Third season. Kyla grew up in Stratford and is thrilled to be back, working in her hometown. Stratford: Swing in Chicago, Shadow in Wendy & Peter Pan. Elsewhere (selected): Monster (The Monster Collective); Newsies (Drayton Entertainment); Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up (Globe Theatre); Mary Poppins, Shrek, The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre); Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, I Love You...Now Change (Stage West); Saturday Night Fever (North American tour, North Core Productions); Crazy for You (Capitol Theatre); Anne of Green Gables, Evangeline, Ring of Fire (Charlottetown Festival). TV/Film: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), 1Up (Lionsgate/Buzzfeed). Other: Kyla is co-creator and co-host of the musical theatre podcast, Tits and Teeth, and a founding board member of the CGDC. Et cetera: LOVE to my husband, my family (both chosen and blood) the T-House, and this magical festival! Online: @kymussels @titsandteethpodcast @officialcgdc.

    Portrait of Trevor Patt
    Trevor Patt


    2023: Sir Robin, Mudcastle Guard, Dead Collector and Guard #1 in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Sixth season. Stratford: Billy Elliot, Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Shakespeare in Love, Little Pinks, Martin Guerre, Up From Paradise. Elsewhere: Jersey Boys (TIP); Anne of Green Gables, Munschables (Charlottetown Festival); Jumping Ship (NAC); Buddy Holly (Mayfield); So How's it Been (Here For Now); Wizard of Oz, Shrek: The Musical, The 25th Annual... Spelling Bee (Grand Theatre); Billy Elliot (RMTC); Evangeline (Charlottetown/Citadel); Les Misérables, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage); The Sound of Music, 9 to 5: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment); Robin Hood, High School Musical (Theatre Aquarius); Port Hope Capitol, Theatre Orangeville, Theatre St. John's, Smile Theatre. Et cetera: Love and thanks to all of the amazingly supportive friends and family in my life.

    Portrait of Jason Sermonia
    Jason Sermonia
    2023: Sir Bors, French Guard, Minstrel and Dancing Monk in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. 10th season. Stratford: Chicago, Billy Elliot, Little Shop…, Rocky Horror…, Music Man, Chorus Line, Sound of Music, Carousel, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, JCS, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes. Elsewhere: Miss Saigon, JCS (Broadway); Lion King (Mirvish, Las Vegas); Dirty Dancing (Mirvish); We Will Rock You (Mirvish, national tour); Yoshimi (La Jolla); Holiday Inn (Shaw); Mary Poppins (Drayton). TV: 71st & 66th Tony's, 37th Daytime Emmy's, Dancing with the Stars, Live With Regis & Kelly Las Vegas, Marilyn Denis Show. Film: Honey, Chicago. Choreographer: Discover the New Tom Patterson Theatre (Stratford Festival); Great Grand Road Trip (Grand Theatre HSP). Assistant: Chicago (Stratford Festival); The Boys S3E5. Awards: Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award (2016); Brian Macdonald Choreographer Award (2018). Online: @JasonSermonia. Et cetera: Love to my family, friends, T House, Mélanie and Léon.


    Morris Panych
    Creator and Director

    2023: Creator and director of Frankenstein Revived. Fourth season. Stratford: Wanderlust, The Trespassers, Moby Dick. Elsewhere: A native of Calgary, Alberta, Morris Panych is arguably Canada's most celebrated playwright and director. His plays have garnered countless awards including two Governor General's Literary Awards for Drama (for The Ends of the Earth and Girl in the Goldfish Bowl), 14 Jessie Richardson Awards (Vancouver), and five Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Toronto). Productions of the much-lauded Vigil, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, 7 Stories and Lawrence and Holloman are being mounted throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. His plays have been produced in over two dozen languages. Mr. Panych has directed over 90 productions across Canada and the U.S. Online:

    David Coulter
    Composer and Music Director

    2023: Composer and music director of Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Music Director: The Black Rider (Robert Wilson/Tom Waits), Monkey: Journey to the West (Gorillaz); Double Fantasy Live, Rain Dogs Revisited, Discreet + Oblique: The Music of Brian Eno, Twisted Christmas, In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited, Jim Jarmusch Revisited and Swordfishtrombones Revisited. Composer: An Anatomy Act (Live Collision Festival); A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hamlet (A.C.T.); Ghosts (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Seattle Rep); Medea, Bakkhai, Oedipus at Colonus, Helen (Legion of Honor); The Eldership Project (Improbable); The Walker (2020), Agamemnon (UC Columbia); Little City Gardens (film score), Air Loom (Otherworldly, Uppsala). Awards: Betty Mitchell Award (A Thousand Splendid Suns), Didgeridoo player to HM Queen Elizabeth ll. Online:

    Wendy Gorling
    Movement Choreographer

    2023: Movement choreographer of Frankenstein Revived. Second season. Wendy is an actor, choreographer and teacher, garnering six Vancouver Jessie Awards. She co-created, with Morris Panych, The Overcoat, which toured internationally. She has choreographed movement for Moby Dick, Trojan Women (Stratford Festival); Equus (Vancouver Playhouse); Verdi's Macbeth (Pacific Opera and Opera Quebec); Susannah, Sweeney Todd, The Overcoat - A Musical Tailoring (Vancouver Opera); Pericles, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale (Bard on the Beach); The Waiting Room (Arts Club) and Bad Hat Theatre's Peter Pan (Carousel). A graduate of École Lecoq, she was inducted into British Columbia's Entertainment Hall of Fame. Wendy teaches physical theatre at Langara College's Studio 58 and is passionate about guiding young Canadian theatre artists. She was featured in the book Theatre Without Borders as a master teacher. 

    Stephen Cota
    Dance Choreographer

    2023: Dance choreographer of Frankenstein Revived  and choreographer of Love's Labour's Lost. 17th season. Stratford: Choreographer: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Hypochondriac, Cynthia Dale in Concert: Outside Looking In. Assistant director: Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Show. Associate choreographer: Chicago, Here's What It Takes, Billy Elliot, Little Shop…, The Music Man, Rocky Horror…, Guys and Dolls. Assistant choreographer: A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music. Performer: Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof (2013, 2000), 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, A Funny Thing Happened…, West Side Story, The Music Man, Moby Dick, Oklahoma!, My One and Only, Oliver!, South Pacific. Elsewhere: Choreographer, Mary Poppins (The Grand); assistant choreographer, West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); White Christmas, Annie (Drayton); Mel Brooks's The Producers (Canon Theatre).

    Ken MacDonald
    Set Designer
     2023: Set designer of Frankenstein Revived. Sixth season. Selected design credits: Private Lives, Wanderlust, Moby Dick, The Trespassers(Stratford Festival); A Thousand Splendid Suns,  (ACT San Francisco, Old Globe San Diego, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, RMTC and Arena Stage); Newsies, Anything Goes, Sovereignty , The Shoplifters, Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.); EngagedOur TownSweet Charity, Arms and The Man, Doctor's Dilemma (Shaw Festival); Parfumerie (Soulpepper Theatre); The Overcoat, Vigil,  (Canadian Stage);Sextet, Marry Me a LittleThe Dishwashers (Tarragon, Arts Club Theatre); Maggie - A New Musical (Theatre Aquarius, Charlottetown Festival).Upcoming: Withrow Park (Tarragon Theatre); The Marriage of Figaro (Pacific Opera Victoria). Awards:  Gemini Award for Outstanding Production Design, The Overcoat (CBC); 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Betty Mitchell Award, The San Diego Critics Award and 17 Jessie Richardson Awards.
    Dana Osborne
    Costume Designer

    2023: Costume designer of Frankenstein Revived. 22nd season. Stratford: Costume designer of 26 productions including Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls. Set and costume designer: Timon of Athens, Henry IV Part 1. Elsewhere: Recent credits: Elf the Musical, Mary Poppins (Grand Theatre), Skyward (National Ballet/Alberta Ballet); Bernhardt/Hamlet (Goodman, Chicago); 9 to 5 the Musical, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Citadel); A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty); The Hound of the Baskervilles, Androcles and the Lion (Shaw); Bed and Breakfast (Blyth, GCTC, Arts Club, Belfry, Centaur); Flight, The Barber of Seville (Pacific Opera/Opéra de Québec); Art, Picture This, Father Comes Home From the Wars parts 1, 2, 3 (Soulpepper). Awards: Two Dora Awards, one Sterling Award for Costume Design; 2012 recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design. Instagram: @danaodesigns. For Peter McBoyle and Zoe.

    Kimberly Purtell
    Lighting Designer


    2023: Lighting designer of A Wrinkle in Time and Frankenstein Revived. 14th season. Stratford: Hamlet, Private Lives, Mother's Daughter, The Front Page, Brontë: The World Without, Timon of Athens, The Virgin Trial, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Redemption, Bunny, The Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, The Last Wife, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Man of La Mancha, Christina, The Girl King, Waiting for Godot, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Little Years, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Elsewhere: Mirvish, Shaw, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, NAC, NAC Orchestra, Pacific Opera, Arena Stage DC, Opera Philadelphia, Edmonton Opera, Theatre Calgary, RMTC, Citadel, among others. Awards: Three Dora Awards, Pauline McGibbon Award, Montreal English Theatre Award, Toronto Theatre Critics Award, Ottawa Critics' Circle Award and Elizabeth Sterling Award. Kimberly is the Vice President of the Associated Designers of Canada.

    Jake Rodriguez
    Sound Designer
    2023: Sound designer of Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Jake Rodriguez is a sound designer and composer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His recent credits include The Road to Mecca (Z Space/Weathervane Productions); Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone 2 (American Conservatory Theater); Between Two Knees  (Seattle Rep, McCarter Theater Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Fefu and Her Friends (A.C.T.); The Cassandra Sessions (Shotgun Players); Wintertime (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); and Dear San Francisco (Club Fugazi). Rodriguez is the recipient of a 2004 Princess Grace Award and received an honorary M.F.A. from A.C.T. in 2021. Find sounds at
    Geoff Scovell
    Supervising Fight Director

    2023: Supervising fight director for the 2023 season. 12th season. Stratford: Supervising Fight Director 2022, Associate: 2013-2020 seasons, Assistant: 2004, 2009 seasons. Elsewhere: Fight director - Bengal Tiger... (Crow's Theatre); Black Drum (Soulpepper); Peter and the StarcatcherSweet Charity, Cyrano (Shaw); Don GiovanniWar and Peace (COC). Film/TV Stunts (selected): The Boys (four seasons), See, FUBAR, Jack Reacher, What We Do In The ShadowsThe Lost SymbolHardy BoysThe Man from TorontoIt Chapter TwoX-Men: Dark PhoenixSchitt's CreekMurdoch MysteriesGinny & GeorgiaJupiter's LegacySupergirlImpulseI Was Lorena BobbittSave MeFrankie DrakeTitansUmbrella AcademyThe ExpanseDesignated SurvivorSuicide SquadDark MatterKilljoys12 MonkeysBittenThe StrainPompeiiOrphan BlackTotal RecallTraining: Supreme Fight Master Elite Level 3. BFA, Ryerson University. Awards: SAG nomination, Best Stunt Ensemble, 2021, 2023 Paddy Crean. Online: @GeoffScovell.

    Maggie Blake
    Child Performer Advocate

    2023: Child performer advocate of Wedding Band and Frankenstein Revived. Eighth season. Stratford: Acting - title role in The Diary of Anne Frank, Queen Isabel in Richard IIMacbethBrothers KaramazovMeasure for MeasureJulius CaesarThe Imaginary InvalidThe Three Musketeers. Child Performer Advocate - R+J, Hamlet-911, Richard IIIElsewhere: Maggie was an actor for 25 years, playing leading roles at The Shaw Festival, Blyth Festival, The Grand Theatre, The Citadel Theatre and Manitoba Theatre Centre amongst others. Maggie holds a Masters in Classical Theatre, a Masters in Child and Youth Work and is certified in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. For the past six years she has worked at Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in Toronto. She is also an independent consultant for arts organizations on Trauma-Informed Practice. Et cetera: Much love to my husband Josh and our kids Arthur and Winifred.

    Jung A Im
    Assistant Set Designer


    2023: Assistant set and costume designer of A Wrinkle in Time and assistant set designer of Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Set and Costume - Harabogee and Me in Shakespeare in Action (Little Avenue Memorial Park at Weston Toronto). Set - Indecent in National Theatre School of Canada (Ludger-Duvernay theatre of the Monument National). Costume - I got my life back! in National Theatre School of Canada (Ludger-Duvernay theatre of the Monument National). Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Hong-Ik University, Yon-Sei Graduate School of Human Environmental Sciences. Online:

    Des'ree Gray
    Assistant Costume Designer


    2023: Assistant costume designer of Frankenstein Revived. Second season. Des'ree Gray is a Toronto based costume designer with experience in film and theatre. She is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University's Production Design Program and takes pride in her abilities in all stages of the design process. Costume design:The Flight (Factory Theatre); Chloe=Catalyst (Culchaworks Art Collective). Assistant costume design:Yerma (Coal Mine Theatre); 'da Kink in My Hair (Soulpepper); Otîhêw (Shakespeare in the Ruff); Little Women (Stratford Festival); 1851: Spirit & Voice (Soulpepper). Designer for Designing The Revolution (Theatre Passe Muraille). Online: Instagram @desreegraydesigns;

    Harika Xu
    Assistant Lighting Designer


    2023: Assistant lighting designer of Monty Python's Spamalot, A Wrinkle in Time and Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Lighting Design - Me Love BINGO!: Best in Snow (Arts Club Theatre); Tuck Everlasting, The SpongeBob Musical (Arts Umbrella); Mom's the Word (Theatre NorthWest); Clean/Espejos (Neworld Theatre); So Damn Proud (Holy Crow Arts); Madame Butterfly (Burnaby Lyric Opera). Projection Design - Guide My Way (Urban Ink); Chimerica, Life of Galileo, ENRON (United Players). Assistant Lighting Design - Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes (Centaur Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Bard on the Beach); No Child… (Arts Club Theatre); 1 Hour Photo (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre). Film/TV: Lighting Design for Done/Undone (Bard on the Beach). Training: BFA in Theatre Design and Production, Visual Art (UBC)., @harikaxudesign.  

    Adam Campbell
    Assistant Sound Designer


    2023: Associate sound designer of Richard II and assistant sound designer of Rent, King Lear, Frankenstein Revived and Les Belles-Soeurs. Stratford debut. Stratford: DWP 2022 (sound designer); ChicagoHamlet and Death and the King's Horseman (assistant sound designer). Elsewhere: Associate sound designer for Orphée+ (Edmonton Opera); sound designer for John Ware Reimagined (Blyth Festival); composer for video projects Alone TogetherFour, What Happened To Lee (Human Body Expression); composer, musician for A Midsummer Night's Dream (Stratford Pirate Transmission); orchestra for Singin' In The Rain, Piaf/DietrichAin't Too Proud, (Mirvish); percussionist with TorQ Percussion Quartet and Ladom Ensemble. Recording:  Debut album Guess I'm A People Too (2019) available on all platforms. Et cetera: Thinking of you this season, Peter.

    Christina Fox
    Assistant Fight Director


    2023: Assistant fight director. Stratford debut. Christina graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada as an actor and has been so happy to find themself doing lots of different creative work, including fight directing and stunts!  Big thanks to Geoff and the team for this wonderful learning opportunity.

    Bona Duncan
    Stage Manager and Production Stage Manager

    2023: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of Frankenstein Revived. 23rd season. Stratford: Stage manager - 1939, Rez Sisters, Private Lives, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Bakkhai, Tartuffe, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Taming of the Shrew, King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dangerous Liaisons, Cyrano de Bergerac, Zastrozzi, All's Well That Ends Well, Fanny Kemble, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Electra, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hamlet. Assistant stage manager - The Neverending Story, Antony and Cleopatra, The Matchmaker, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, As You Like ItElsewhere: Most recently, La Bête (Talk is Free Theatre, Barrie, Ont). Training: Technical Production, National Theatre School of Canada; BA, Bishop's University. Et cetera: Bona lives in Stratford with her husband, Daniel, and their daughter, Georgia.

    Erika Morey
    Assistant Stage Manager


    2023: Assistant stage manager of Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Elsewhere:Boy Falls From the Sky (Mirvish/Past Future Productions); Forgiveness (Arts Club/Theatre Calgary); Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, Mamma Mia!, Jesus ChristSuperstar, Kronborg - The Hamlet Rock Musical, Métis Mutt, Spinning Yarns, Ghost Light (Charlottetown Festival); Rose - A New Musical, The Seagull (Soulpepper); The Marriage ofFigaro (Edmonton Opera). Training: Arts and Cultural Management, MacEwan University. Online: @erikadmorey. Et cetera: Erika is a proud Board Member for ARC (

    Ken James Stewart
    Assistant Stage Manager


    2023: Assistant stage manager of Frankenstein Revived. Third season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of 1939, Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Noah in WanderlustElsewhere: Stage manager of The Nutcracker, Giselle, Botero (Alberta Ballet); All I Want for Christmas (Lunchbox Theatre); A Short History of Niagara (Shaw Festival); All the Little Animals I Have Eaten, Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) (Nightwood Theatre); Alice the Magnet (Theatre Animal). Assistant stage manager of Cipher (Vertigo Theatre). Apprentice stage manager of The Ladykillers, The Horse and His Boy, The Orchard(After Chekhov), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Shaw Festival); Herringbone / The Yalta Game (TIFT). Et cetera: Ken plays Duddy in the original cast recording of Alan Menken's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravtiz, available on Apple Music. He sends love and appreciation to family and friends near and far.

    Elizabeth McDermott
    Production Stage Manager

    2023: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and assistant stage manager of A Wrinkle in Time. 10th season. Stratford: Production stage manager, Festival Theatre, Tom Patterson Theatre. Assistant stage manager: Billy Elliot, Othello, The Music Man, To Kill a Mockingbird, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, The Sound of Music, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It, King of Thieves. Elsewhere (selected):King Lear, Twelfth Night (SiHP); A City, Divisadero (Necessary Angel); Cracked: new light on dementia (UW/Collective Disruption); Comfort (Red Snow Collective); The Road to Paradise, Night (Human Cargo); Miracle on 34th Street (STC); Bella (HGJTC); Anne of Green Gables, Canada Rocks! (Charlottetown); Falling: A Wake (Blyth); The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); Binti's Journey, Head à Tête, Old Man and the River (Theatre Direct); Danny, King of the Basement (Roseneath); Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well (SLSF).

    Jess Gordon
    Production Assistant


    2023: Avon Theatre production assistant. Stratford debut. Elsewhere:A Christmas Carol, Come Down From Up River, Doris And Ivy In The Home (Upper Canada Playhouse); Wishful Seeing (4th Line Theatre); Made In Italy (Theatre Aquarius); First Drafts - Destination: Wedding, Pippin, Cabaret, The House of Martin Guerre (Theatre Sheridan). Training: Sheridan College's Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry program. Et cetera: Jess would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous support.



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