February 12, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Pride and Prejudice

Creative Team

Dennis Garnhum

Dennis Garnhum

Director (Pride and Prejudice)

Raised in: London, ON/Based in: Calgary, AB

For the NAC: Vinci (co-production with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre).

Theatre: Dennis was appointed Artistic Director at Theatre Calgary in September, 2005. For Theatre Calgary he has directed: To Kill a Mockingbird, Much Ado About Nothing, Lost – A Memoir, Beyond Eden, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Timothy Findley’s The Wars (co-production with Playhouse Theatre), Of Mice and Men, Enchanted April, Trying, A Christmas Carol (2006 – 2011). Other credits include: Carmen, La Traviata (Pacific Opera); Barber of Seville (Vancouver Opera); This Could Be Love (New York City Musical Festival); The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Shadows, The Trials of Ezra Pound (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Still Life, Sorry, Wrong Number, S.S. Tenacity (Shaw Festival); Two Orphans (Brandeis Theatre Company Boston); Rat in the Skull (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Down the Main Drag (Alberta Theatre Project playRites ’04); Skylight, Slavs (Tarragon Theatre); Closer, Three Tall Women (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); The Laramie Project (National Theatre School). (Awards) Sterling Award for Outstanding Director for Of Mice and Men.


Patrick Clark

Patrick Clark

Raised in: Fredericton, NB/Based in: Fredericton, NB

For the NAC: Pride and Prejudice (co-production with Theatre Calgary).

Theatre: New Brunswick-based set and costume designer Patrick Clark has worked in theatres and taught in schools across Canada for the past 25 years. His designs have been seen onstage at the Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Guthrie Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, Neptune Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre, and Theatre Aquarius. Patrick has won three Nova Scotia Merritt Awards for Costume Design.

Other: He is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada and The Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.


Jock Munro

Jock Munro

Lighting Designer (Pride and Prejudice

JOCK MUNRO

Raised in: Ottawa, ON/Based in: Meech Lake, QC

For the NAC: Jock has worn many hats at the NAC, working as a stagehand, consultant, associate artist-in-residence, and as lighting designer for all departments within the Centre. A member of the original NAC English Theatre Company, he most recently designed Oliver!, Salt-Water Moon, nativity, Vimy (co-production with Great Canadian Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol and Mother Courage and Her Children (co-production with Manitoba Theatre Centre).

Theatre: He has designed for most regional theatres in Canada, including the Shaw Festival and Stratford Shakespeare Festival (14 seasons). Jock has premiered work with some of Canada’s best choreographers, including Jean-Pierre Perrault, Edouard Lock and Paul-André Fortier, in places such as the Paris Opera, The Nederlands Dans Theatre, and Saitama and Yamaguchi Arts centres in Japan. He lives with his family Chris, Genny and Paula.

 


Aaron Coates

Aaron Coates

Assistant Director (Pride and Prejudice)

Raised in: Calgary, AB/Based in: Calgary, AB

For The NAC: NAC debut.

Theatre: (Assistant Director) Betrayal (Theatre Calgary). (Director) Dying City (Pangloss Productions); The Old Neighborhood (Rogues Theatre); The Way of All Fish (Lunchbox Theatre); Iraq & Back (Ghost River Theatre); The End of the Rope (Vertigo Theatre); Refuge, The Zoo Story, Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Dark Forest Theatre Company). (Writer ) Matadora (co-writer), La Mexicaine de Perforation (Trepan Theatre); Tin Soldier (Aitherios Theatre, UK); The Frozen Limit (THEATREboom); The End of the Rope (Vertigo Theatre). Aaron studied acting at Mount Royal College and at École Philippe Gaulier in Paris. He is the Co-Artistic Director of Trepan Theatre and the director of Dirty Laundry, Calgary’s live, improvised soap opera.


Shari Wattling

Shari Wattling

Production Dramaturg (Pride and Prejudice)

Raised in: Calgary, AB/Based in: Calgary, AB

For The NAC: NAC debut.

Theatre: (Assistant Director) Enron; (Dramaturg) A Christmas Carol (2011), Much Ado About Nothing, Jake and the Kid, Beyond Eden, Lost – A Memoir; (Actor) A Christmas Carol (2004 – 2005) (Theatre Calgary). Prior to joining Theatre Calgary, Shari was Resident Dramaturg at Alberta Playwrights’ Network. While at APN, Shari edited and coordinated the book Theatre 100, celebrating theatre practitioners in Alberta over the past 100 years. She has also written editorial materials for a variety of publications by Broadview Press, including The Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Shari is also a professional actor, having appeared in productions with Vertigo Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Lunchbox Theatre, Stage West, Quest Theatre, Shadow Productions and Dirty Laundry, Calgary’s live, improvised soap-opera. Shari is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and has been with Theatre Calgary since 2007, as Literary Manager and currently Artistic Associate – New Play Development.


Ailsa Birnie

Ailsa Birnie

Stage Manager (Pride and Prejudice)

Raised in: Calgary, AB/Based in: Calgary, AB

For the NAC:  NAC debut.

Theatre: Stage Manager –Passion Play (2008 – 2012 Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society); When Girls Collide (Vertigo Theatre ); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Theatre Calgary); Betrayal, Jake and the Kid (Theatre Calgary); With Bells On, Under the Bright Sun, This Is A Play, Petro Canada Stage One 2006 (Lunchbox Theatre); Gilgamesh La-Z-Boy, Doing Leonard Cohen, Sylvia Plath Must Not Die (One Yellow Rabbit). Assistant Stage Manager – Tosca Cafe, Timothy Findley’s The Wars (Vancouver Playhouse/Theatre Calgary); The Drowsy Chaperone (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Theatre Calgary); Shirley Valentine, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, An Ideal Husband, The Cripple of Inishmaan (Theatre Calgary); Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre); Glorious! (Theatre Calgary/Canadian Stage); Guys & Dolls (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre/ Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre).


Erin Finn

Erin Finn

Assistant Stage Manager (Oliver!)

Raised in: Ottawa, ON/Based in: Ottawa, ON

For the NAC: The Ark 2008: The Theatre of Bertold Brecht, And All for Love, Macbeth.

Theatre: Boeing Boeing (Port Stanley Festival Theatre,); Peg and the Yeti and Saving Lonesome George (
Carousel Players); If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Manitoba Theatre for Young People); Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella and The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Lyra); A Number, Leo, The Fall andSwollen Tongues (Great Canadian Theatre Company); Shakespeare's Danish Play, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III in Bouffon, Tempest in a Teapot and Twelfth Night (a Company of Fools); and Sunday in the Park with George (the Shaw Festival). 


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