Director (Salt-Water Moon)
Raised in: Montréal, QC/Based in: Montréal, QC.
For the NAC: The 'Vaudevilles' of Chekhov, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Written on Water (co-production with Canadian Stage).
Theatre:Albertine in Five Times, The Kiltartan Comedies, The Tinker’s Wedding, Love From a Stranger, A Room of One’s Own (Shaw Festival); Champ de Mars: A Story of War (Imago Theatre, Montreal); A Thousand Paper Cranes, I Don’t Like Mondays, Andersen’s Inkwell (Geordie Productions, Montreal); Intimate Apparel, Doubt (Centaur Theatre, Montreal); The Goat, My Mother’s Feet, Rice Boy (Canadian Stage); Coma Unplugged, Leo, Life X 3, Seven Days in the Life of Simon Labrosse, The Begats, Pauline and Turgenev, Lucky Lady, Glenn, Bonjour Là, bonjour, Les Belles Soeurs, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (Great Canadian Theatre Company); The Clean House, The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (Globe Theatre); Number One and Jamie (Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People); Proof (Manitoba Theatre Centre/Citadel Theatre);The December Man (Citadel Theatre); Hay Fever, The Sisters Rosensweig (Theatre Calgary); Mary’s Wedding, 15 Seconds (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Perfect Pie, Emphysema: A Love Story (Alberta Theatre Projects); L’école des femmes (Théâtre français de Toronto); The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine (BeMe Productions, Barcelona, Spain); Seven Days in the Life of Simon Labrosse (BeMe Productions, Munich).
Set Designer (Salt-Water Moon)
Raised in: Montré al, QC/Based in: Montré al,QC
For the NAC:NAC debut
Theatre: 2010 Manhattan Medea (Espace Go); Dorice Simon...C'est des choses qui arrivent (Astral); La déprime (Pavillion de l'île); The Brazilian (Théâtre Lac-Brome); in September 2011:Drames de princesses (Espace Go). Max-Otto is a recent graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.
Other: Set design for the music group Random Recipe (Montréal en lumière/Astra and Nocturnes du Musée d'art contemporain).
Costume Designer (Salt-Water Moon)
Raised in: Hearst, ON/Based in: Ottawa, ON
For the NAC: Freaks, Cyberia, Fast Lane and has been the Head of Wardrobe at the NAC since 1992.
Theatre: (Costume Design) Exils, Maïta, L’inconception, Vincent River (Le Théâtre de la Vieille 17); Silence en coulisse, Petits crimes conjugaux, La mesure Humaine (Théâtre du Trillium).
(Set Design) Barouf a Chioggia, La Conférence des oiseaux (University of Ottawa Theatre). (Set and Costume Design) Épinal, L’homme Invisible/The Invisible Man, Terre d’Acceuil, Bain Maure (Le Théâtre de la Vieille 17).
Lighting Designer (Salt-Water Moon / Oliver)
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, Jock is thrilled to be a part of Peter Hinton’s company. He most recently designed the 40th Anniversary English Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol and Mother Courage and her Children (co-production with Manitoba Theatre Centre) and last season’s nativity and Vimy (co-production with GCTC).
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.
Composer and Sound Designer (Salt-Water Moon)
Raised in: Timmins, ON/Based in: Chelsea, QC
For the NAC: Composer for Written on Water (co-production with Canadian Stage), Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, The ‘Vaudevilles’ of Chekhov; Composer and playwright for Cyberia.
Theatre: Composer for Richard III, Shakespeare's Will, The Winter's Tale, Three Sisters, The Trojan Women, The Glass Menagerie, The Lark, The Taming of the Shrew (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Orpheus Descending (Mirvish Productions/Manitoba Theatre Centre); The Drawer Boy (Mirvish Productions/Manitoba Theatre Centre, national tour, Vienna English Theatre); Othello, Much Ado About Nothing (Chicago Shakespeare); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Proof, A Streetcar Named Desire (Manitoba Theatre Centre/Citadel Theatre); Summer and Smoke, Pygmalion, A Room of One's Own (Shaw Festival); Zadie's Shoes (Mirvish Productions/Factory Theatre); The Syringa Tree (Grand Theatre/GCTC).
Creator and featured actor (Chet Baker) for Time After Time (GCTC); Co-writer and performer of Brigit's Reel with fiddler Trish Barclay.
Other:(Radio)Romeo and Juliet, A Room of One's Own, Stephen and Mr. Wilde (CBC).
Stage Manager (Salt-Water Moon / Creation / Glace Bay Miners’ Museum )
Raised in: Ottawa, ON/Based in: Ottawa, ON
For the NAC: Laurie began her stage management career as an apprentice with Jean Roberts’ company at the National Arts Centre. Since then she has, between stints across the country, been a member of John Wood’s company and worked with Andis Celms, Marti Maraden, Peter Hinton and now Jillian Keiley. In her years with the NAC, Laurie has stage managed amongst others nativity, Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily (co-production with Arts Club Theatre), The Ark (2009, 2008, 2006), The Way of the World (co-production with Soulpepper Theatre), Macbeth (co-production with Citadel Theatre), Falstaff (co-production with Old Castle Group), The Wrong Son, The Unanswered Question, After the Orchard, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Trying (co-production with Canadian Stage), Hamlet, and The Winter’s Tale.
Theatre: Laurie has also been Production Stage Manager for the Shaw Festival (1988–2002); Artistic Coordinator, English Galas for Just for Laughs, Montreal (2005); Production Stage Manager for Theatre Calgary, and Stage Manager for Mirvish Productions, and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Great Canadian Theatre Company, and The Grand Theatre (London).
Apprentice Stage Manager (Salt-Water Moon / Creation)
Assistant Stage Manager (Glace Bay Miners’ Museum)
Raised in: Ottawa, ON/Based in: Ottawa, ON
For the NAC: Creation, Salt-Water Moon.
Theatre: Most recently, Loreen finished her apprenticeship with Circle Mirror Transformation (Great Canadian Theatre Company). Loreen was the Green Room Manager for the 2012 Juno Awards Gala and Production Assistant at the Festival Theatre for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Other apprentice credits include: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 2011); Civil Elegies (Soulpepper Theatre); Dog Sees God (M. Rubinoff Productions); The December Man (L’homme de décembre) (Canadian Stage); and Rose (Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company). Stage Manager: Canadian premiere of The Grapes of Wrath (Theatre@York); Assistant Stage Manager: He Sang, She Sang (Markham Theatre); Vacancy (York University, Creative Ensemble).
Other: BFA Honours in Theatre Production and Design from York University. Loreen wishes to thank her family and friends for the all the love, support and encouragement.