Directed by Sherry J. Yoon • September 6 – 15 • Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre
Meet Jon Davies, an actor and a Jew, condemned by his own community for his portrayal of the Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. When the production is cancelled, Davies uses his final post-show talkback to raise provocative questions about censorship in general and the political correctness of Merchant itself. Shylock was first produced in 1996 at Bard and has since been staged around the world.
Please note: Shylock is approximately 90mins with no intermission.
Photo Credit: Warren Kimmel as Jon Davies
Photo: David Cooper
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Cast & Creative Team
Warren KimmelJon Davies
Warren was born in South Africa and trained at the RADA in London. He has performed extensively in the UK, Europe, and South Africa. Warren has performed locally as Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof; Dad, Billy Elliot; Javert, Les Misérables; Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady; Mr. Banks, Mary Poppins; Dan, Next to Normal; and as Mitch, Tuesdays with Morrie. Warren is thrilled to be making his debut with Bard. More about Warren than anyone requires is at warrenkimmel.com.
Sherry J. YoonDirector
Sherry J. Yoon
Directing/co-creating over 35 productions, Sherry is best known for Boca del Lupo’s intergenerational site-specific productions in Stanley Park. During her tenure as Artistic Director, the company has received numerous awards and her productions have toured Canada, Europe and Mexico. She’s the curator of the Micro Performance Series and has recently launched 3.7%, an advocacy group for culturally diverse female artists. Upcoming she will be directing Gateway Theatre’s King of the Yees at the National Arts Centre.
Mara GottlerCostume Designer
Mara has been the resident costume designer for Bard on the Beach throughout its 28 summer seasons. National design credits include The Last Wife (Regina Globe); The King of the Yees (Gateway, NAC); and Baskerville (Arts Club). International work with Robert Lepage includes Le Rossignol and La Tempete. She is currently workshopping Coriolanus, a co-production of the Stratford Festival and Ex Machina. Mara, a recipient of several theatre awards, has been showcased in World Stage Design catalogue exhibitions.
Jay DodgeProduction Designer
The Artistic Producer of Boca del Lupo, Jay is a recipient of several Jessie Awards including the Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation, Outstanding Design and Outstanding Production. His designs draw equally from the latest technology and the whimsy of classical theatre magic. With an interest in balancing compelling content with dynamic forms, Jay has been central to the creation and design of over 40 original works and has toured nationally and internationally.
Gerald KingLighting Designer
Lighting designer at Bard for sixteen seasons, Gerald’s recent credits include The Cure For Death By Lightning, The 39 Steps, and Les Miserables (Western Canada Theatre); King Lear, Liberation Days, and Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre Calgary); Otello, Dead Man Walking, Evita, Die Fledermaus, and Tosca (Vancouver Opera); Madama Butterfly (Opera Omaha); Million Dollar Quartet, Educating Rita, Spamalot, and Xanadu (Arts Club); The Book of Love, Life, and A Simple Way (Kokoro Dance); and Faerie Queen (Royal Winnipeg Ballet).
Carey DodgeSound Designer
Carey is a multidisciplinary artist whose work involves sonic arts, interactivity, installations, sound design, projection design, site-specific work and performance. He specializes in developing novel sound and projection systems for live performance and installation work. Carey has a keen interest in creating new and exciting immersive experiences. He has been Boca del Lupo’s Technology Director for over five years and continues to work there. He started teaching sound design at UBC this year.
Alison MatthewsHead Voice & Text Coach
Head Voice & Text Coach
Alison has been the Voice & Text Coach at Bard since 2009. She teaches at the Citadel Banff Professional Theatre Program and the Arts Club Actor’s Intensive, and adjudicates competitive speech festivals across Western Canada. A professional actor for over 20 years, Alison works in radio, television, and film. Alison holds a MFA (specializing in Voice) from the University of British Columbia, and an Associate Diploma in Drama & Speech from Trinity College London. www.alisonmatthews.com
Yvonne YipStage Manager
Yvonne is delighted to be making her Bard on the Beach debut with Shylock. Recently, she toured with Neworld Theatre’s King Arthur’s Night to Toronto and Ottawa. Other credits include projects with Theatre North West, Arts Club Theatre, Boca del Lupo, ITSAZOO Productions, Pangaea Arts, Caravan Farm Theatre, Electric Company, Theatre Conspiracy, and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Next, Yvonne will be returning to Ottawa’s National Arts Centre with Gateway Theatre’s King of the Yees.
Jenny KimApprentice Stage Manager
Apprentice Stage Manager
Thanks to Sherry, Yvonne, and Jonathan for giving her an opportunity to join the journey of Shylock. It is an honour and pleasure to be able to work with the Company and the talented individuals on this production. Last but not the least, thanks to her family and friends for their love and support. Jenny is a graduate of the BFA Theatre Production & Design program at UBC.
Mark is a BC playwright, screenwriter, journalist, performer and author. Since making its debut in 1996 at Bard on the Beach, Shylock has been produced throughout North America and Europe. It is currently playing in Prague (translated and performed in Czech). His newest play, Bar Mitzvah Boy, premieres in March 2018 with Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre. His latest book,The Killer Whale Who Changed The World, is a national bestseller and led to Mark hosting the environmental podcast Skaana. www.leiren-young.com @leirenyoung