Category Actor

For our last Pivot Questionnaire of our 2017 Company member series, we interview Carmela Sison, who plays Shylock's daughter Jessica in The Merchant of Venice …

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Adele stars as the spirited Sylvia on stage in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Saleria, the lewd friend of Antonio’s and Bassanio’s in The Merchant of Venice. Here, she ruminates on her distaste for car honking.

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Laara Sadiq, known in our 28th season as the devious blonde bombshell Dona Johnna in Much Ado About Nothing and honest Camillo in The Winter’s Tale, gives us a glimpse of the woman behind the wig.

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Kaitlin Williams makes her Bard debut this season with characters Margaret, one of Hero’s ladies-in-waiting, in Much Ado About Nothing and love-struck Perdita in The Winter’s Tale. Here, she reveals her turn-ons and turn-offs.

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Getting personal with Bard: our actors dish on their preferences and peeves with the Pivot Questionnaire.

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Have you ever wondered how an actor prepares themselves for a performance? Or what goes on behind the set when an actor steps off the stage, only to reappear a few seconds later dressed as a completely different character?

Read More about Behind the Scenes of Merchant Part 2: Kate Besworth Transforms from Solania to Beatrice

We bring you news about this season’s acting Company! We’ve just said a fond farewell to Lois Anderson, and welcome (back to Bard) to Jennifer Lines.

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Spotlight: Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott is a man of many talents. Not only has he acted with us for five seasons, but once again, he has taken on the role of Musical Director – this time for Daryl Cloran’s adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost.

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Spotlight: Nathan Schmidt

If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, you won’t want to miss this season’s production of King Lear. As a co-production with Theatre Calgary, the Company is comprised of the best of the best from Vancouver, Calgary and beyond. While you’ll likely recognize Bard favourites such as Colleen Wheeler and Jennifer Lines, there are some new faces on the BMO Mainstage, including Nathan Schmidt.

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Spotlight: Josh Epstein

This season we’re lucky to have a fantastic Company of actors, both returning and new. Bard is a unique experience for any actor, as both casts perform two shows at the same time – not to mention it all happens to be outside in a tent!

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