Jeff Ho is a Toronto-based theatre artist, originally from Hong Kong. Favourite acting credits include Ophelia in Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre National Tour: Canadian Stage, PuSh Festival, National Arts Centre); Hana’s Suitcase (Young People’s Theatre Tour: Toronto, Montreal, Seattle); Kim’s Convenience (CBC); The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu); Orphan Black (BBC America).
As a playwright, his other works include Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) and Antigone. He has held residencies with the Stratford Festival, Nightswimming, Cahoots, the Banff Playwrights Lab and Factory Theatre, and is the current Bulmash-Siegel Playwright in Residence with the Tarragon Theatre. His works are published by Playwrights Canada Press.
Jeff is grateful to have been honoured with a Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play, and to have been nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, twice for Performance, and once as a Playwright. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School.
With a string of firsts in Asian Canadian theatre, Nina was the founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company, organized the first Asian Canadian theatre conference, edited the first (two-volume) Asian Canadian play anthology, and co-edited the first (award-winning) book on Asian Canadian theatre. She is the former Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre and currently holds the same position at Factory Theatre. Awards for her work include the Ken McDougall Award 2004, the Canada Council John Hirsch Prize 2008, the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Margo Bindhart and Rita Davies Cultural Leadership Award, and three Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Direction.
Michelle is a lighting designer who works with dance, theatre and opera companies across Canada. Selected designs include Broken Tailbone (Nightswimming); The Russian Play (Shaw Festival); Shanawdihit (Tapestry Opera); Through the Bamboo (Uwi Collective); Lilies (lemonTree creations/Why Not Theatre); Under the Stairs (Young People’s Theatre); School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Obsidian Theatre/Nightwood Theatre); The Royale (Soulpepper); To Kill a Mockingbird (Stratford Festival); and Daughter (Quiptake/Pandemic Theatre). She has received eight Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a SATAward, and the 2008 Pauline McGibbon Award. She is on the board of the Associated Designers of Canada.
Joanna is a Toronto-based set and costume designer. Design credits include collaborations with Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Canadian Stage, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Factory Theatre, Obsidian Theatre Company, Cahoots Theatre, fu-GEN Theatre Company, the Blyth Festival, Musical Stage Company, Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Why Not Theatre, Project: Humanity, The Grand Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Mirvish Productions, lemonTree creations, Signal Theatre and Luminato. Joanna is the 2019 recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design and the 2017 recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Award.
Matt McGeachy is Company Dramaturg at Factory Theatre, where he was dramaturg for the world premiere of trace. Recent dramaturgy credits include: Ronnie Burkett’s Forget Me Not (Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes/Luminato Festival) and David Yee’s rochdale (SummerWorks). Upcoming: world premiere of Marjorie Chan’s Lady Sunrise as part of Factory’s 50th Anniversary Season. Matt is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and part of the Toronto Arts Council’s Leaders Lab, in partnership with the Banff Centre.
Select Credits: Stage Manager: 2 Pianos 4 Hands (Marquis Entertainment at Thousand Islands Playhouse and National Arts Centre); Charlotte (Theaturtle, European tour); Beautiful Man (Factory Theatre); Mary’s Wedding (Crow’s Theatre/Solo Productions); Mary Poppins (Young People’s Theatre); The Last Party (Toronto Fringe Festival); The Drawer Boy (Theatre Passe Muraille); Rumpsringa Break! (Next Stage Theatre Festival); Freedom Singer (National Tour); Charlotte (Theaturtle International Tour: Luminato/World Stage Design Festival); Banana Boys (Factory Theatre); The Sound of Music (Opera on the Avalon); Assistant Stage Manager: Sisters (Soulpepper Theatre Company), Constellations, Hamlet/All’s Well That Ends Well, Botticelli in the Fire/Sunday in Sodom, Domesticated, The Tragedy of Caesar/A Comedy of Errors (Canadian Stage Company).
Founded in 1970, Factory was the first theatre company in the nation to devote itself to producing 100% Canadian content. Fifty years later, Factory continues to lead in the development and sharing of Canadian stories, having produced more than 300 productions from a diverse source of Canadian playwrights and launched the careers of countless theatre professionals.
Factory would like to thank the government funding bodies, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Government of Canada, our Corporate Sponsors BMO and TD, as well as our generous donors who make developing, producing and presenting Canadian theatre possible.