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.
Photo Credit: Warren Kimmel as Jon Davies
Photo: David Cooper
Please note: Shylock is approximately 90mins with no intermission.
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Cast & Creative Team
Warren KimmelJon Davies
Sherry J. YoonDirector
Sherry J. Yoon
Sherry has directed and co-created more than 35 productions, including: Fall Away Home, an intergenerational site-specific production in the forest of Stanley Park; Photog. which toured festivals across Canada and most recently, Expedition, an iterative piece that explores climate change though the lens of future historians. During her tenure as Artistic Director of Boca del Lupo the company has received numerous awards including the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award and Jessie Awards for Outstanding Production, Design, Actor, Ensemble and the Critic’s Choice Innovation Award. Her productions have toured North America and Europe. 2016 projects include Red Phone, a participatory performance between two phone booths, and the launch of the 3.7% initiative: an advocacy group for ethnically and culturally diverse female artists. Upcoming as part of REACT is You Are It, an exploration of the dynamics of female friendship.
Mara GottlerCostume Designer
Jay DodgeProduction Designer
Adrian MuirLighting Designer
Carey DodgeSound Designer
Alison MatthewsHead Voice & Text Coach
Head Voice & Text Coach
Yvonne YipStage Manager
Jenny KimApprentice Stage Manager
Apprentice Stage Manager