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Nothing should stop the arts – except a show stopping performance. That’s why we are so happy to receive funding from the EPCOR Heart+Soul Fund to support the Show Must Go On Program, which helps us hire understudies for our season-opening production of Network. Learn more at epcor.com/heartandsoulfund
Cast & Creative Team
Bailey Chin is thrilled to be making her performance debut with both the Citadel and RMTC! Born in Sioux Falls, SD and raised in Winnipeg, MB, Bailey was (thankfully) always encouraged by her family to explore her love of all things theatrical. She is currently finishing a degree in theatre at the University of Manitoba while also avidly studying the art of mixology and craft bartending, which she passionately views as another medium for performance and storytelling. Past credits include Artist (Winnipeg Fringe Festival); Hughie and Macbeth (University of Manitoba).
Many thanks to my family for always supporting me, my partner Stan for always believing I can do the impossible, and to my best friends Em, Jonathan, Hayley, Cali, and Jacqui for always keeping my heart soft and my wits sharp. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of my many teachers across all fields and thank them for always giving me space to make mistakes, play, and grow.
Louise Schumacher / Floor Manager
Nadien Chu is a theatre artist living and calling home Amiskwacîwâskahikan, Treaty 6 Territory. She is very grateful to be working with this incredible ensemble of Creators. Enjoy the show! Select theatre credits include: Pretty Goblins/Sterling Award (Workshop West); The Roommate (Shadow Theatre); The Thin Man (Vertigo Theatre); All the Little Animals I have Eaten (One Yellow Rabbit); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Alberta Theatre Projects); Space//Space (Northern Light Theatre); Macbeth, Titus Andronicus/Sterling Award (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); The Garneau Block, The Tempest, The Penelopiad (Citadel Theatre); Pig Girl, Palace of the End (Theatre Network).
Nadien would like to thank Daryl Cloran, and her wonderful family for all of their love and endless support.
Schlesinger / Make-Up Artist
Selected theatre: AS ACTOR – As You Like It, Shakespeare in Love (Citadel Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); A Doll’s House 2 (Segal Centre for Performing Arts); Di & Viv & Rose, The Penelopiad (Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Timon of Athens, Richard III, Henry V (Shakespeare In The Ruins); Dragonfly (Theatre Projects Manitoba). AS DIRECTOR – The Winter’s Tale, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare In The Ruins); Mary’s Wedding (Theatre Projects Manitoba); Hamlet (Snakeskin Jacket); Edward II (Theatre By The River). Sarah’s pandemic projects included adapting Macbeth into a feature film for Shakespeare in the Ruins – hopefully premiering in 2023!
Jack Snowden / Warm-up Guy
Braydon is an Edmonton-based theatre actor, director and dancer. Select theatre credits include: Burning Bluebeard (Edmonton Actor’s Theatre); Shakespeare’s R&J (Kill Your Television); To Be Moved, Scaramouche Jones, Subway Circus (Blarney Productions); The Salon of the Talking Turk (Teatro La Quindicina); Fortune Falls (Catalyst Theatre); Passion Play (Wild Side Productions); Jane Eyre, The Tempest, The Pillowman (Citadel Theatre). Training: Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Training Program; University of Alberta BFA acting program. Braydon can be seen later this season at the Citadel Theatre in A Christmas Carol.
Alana Hawley Purvis,
Previous credits: The Garneau Block, The Humans, Venus In Fur, (Citadel Theatre); Coriolanus (Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ACA); Blow Wind High Water (Theatre Calgary); A Picasso (Shadow Theatre); Drama: A Pilot Episode (ATP); I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (Vertigo Theatre); The Winter’s Tale, Bartholomew Fair, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Stratford Festival). Select Film & T.V.: Charmed (CW), Supergirl (Warner Bros./DC Entertainment), Range Roads (North Country Cinemas – 2022 Canadian Screen Awards Nomination for Best Actress). Training: American Academy for Classical Acting (MFA), Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Program, Birmingham Conservatory, U of A Acting (BFA).
Thank you to my parents who encourage me to see beyond myself.
Sheila / Secretary
Perfect Wedding (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Hamlet (Shakespeare In The Ruins); Torn Through Time (Manitoba Theatre for Young People); Cabaret, Venus, Assistance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre School of Canada); Home 2.0, New Beginnings, Shattered (Sarasvati Productions). Upcoming: Trouble in Mind (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre & The Citadel Theatre); Other: Marat/Sade, Nothing Sacred, After Magritte, Titus Andronicus (Black Hole Theatre Company); Love In Design, Journey Back To Christmas (Hallmark Productions); s (Syfy)
Thank you to Mom, Dad, Nicole, Joel, Jude, & All my Auntys, Uncles, & Cousins. I am truly blessed to have such a loving, caring and supportive family who have cheered me on every step of the way. You are all my favourite people and I’m thankful for each and every one of you. I love you.
Nelson Chaney / Director
Kevin is delighted to be back at The Citadel, and to be a working actor anywhere in the world for that matter. Proudly based in Winnipeg, he has been acting, directing, writing, and producing theatre for over 25 years now. Previous credits include Shakespeare In Love, Arcadia (Citadel); Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Dry Cold); Othello (Beau/Echo); Cinderella (Rainbow); and A Doll’s House (RMTC). Kevin is an Artistic Associate with Echo Theatre, and was a participant in the 2015 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program.
Jim Mezon has been an actor/director/teacher for almost 50 years in Canada and the United States, including 33 years at the Shaw Festival. He has taught and directed students at the University of Alberta, the National Theatre School, the University of Toronto and the University of Northern Colorado and the Shaw Festival among others. At the Shaw Festival he directed and acted in over 60 productions. His only other appearance at the Citadel Theatre was in RED. He is a son of the prairies.
Edward Ruddy / Continuity Announcer
Citadel: The Candidate, The Party, A Christmas Carol, Peter and the Starcatcher, Death of a Salesman, One Man, Two Guvnors, and Beauty and the Beast. Glenn is delighted to be part of Network with these remarkable people. At Shadow Theatre: Outside Mullingar, Mistakes Were Made, The Odd Couple, Sexy Laundry and Flyfisher’s Companion.
Bernardo Pacheco ,
Camera Operator / ELA Member
Bernardo is an Albertan artist, excited to take part in his first touring production. After graduating from the University of Calgary’s Drama program, he trained with The Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles, and participated in Arts Club Theatre’s Actors’ Intensive in Vancouver. Bernardo has been fortunate enough to enjoy an international career in theatre, television and voice over. Some highlights include: San Diego Repertory Theater, Citadel Theatre, Chinook Animation and Disney Fx. Additionally, Bernardo works as a freelance mixing engineer and audio editor between theatre projects.
Bernardo would like to thank the EDJE Dance Theatre team for being his number one fans, and his parents for always encouraging him to pursue his bliss.
Arthur Jensen / Technician
Michael’s been a theatre artist for 30 years and holds a Master of Fine Arts, Directing from the University of Alberta. He’s toured internationally and worked across Canada, and with many leading theatres in Alberta. He’s also founded a couple of independent theatre companies and teaches at Concordia University Edmonton. Selected credits: Measure for Measure (Freewill Shakespeare); Brontë (Studio Theatre); The Sound of Music, Julius Caesar (Citadel); The Kite Runner (Theatre Calgary/Citadel); Red, Shimmer, Bashir Lazhar (Wishbone Theatre); Apple (Sage Theatre); Freud’s Last Session (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Outside Mullingar (Theatre Baddeck).
Special thanks to Kate, Daryl, Amanda, and to my Concordia colleagues Caroline, Glenda, Josiah and Michele (et al…) for the openness, flexibility and enthusiastic support.
Originally from Montreal, Alex has performed across Canada and his plays have been produced internationally. Theatre: Scorched, Intimate Apparel (Citadel); Ma Rainey, Incident at Vichy (Dora Award – Soulpepper); Bang Bang (Evie Award/RMTC); Oslo, Disgraced (Mirvish); Superior Donuts (Coal Mine); Harper Regan, Angels in America (Canadian Stage); My Name is Asher Lev (Segal META Award); Remnants, Democracy (Tarragon); King Lear (RMTC); Amadeus, Possible Worlds (TIFT/Munich). Film/TV: The Porter, Little Bird, Skymed, Suits, Cardinal, The Kennedys, Flashpoint. Playwriting: Cringeworthy, This Hotel (Dora Nominations), Yahrzeit (German tour); The Trial of William Shakespeare.
Special thanks to Chloe Babette Poch-Goldin.
Leon Willey Is a Regina based artist, and feels very privileged to be here. Select theatre credits include: Mamma Mia! (Citadel Theatre); It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play (Persephone Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet, (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Cabaret, (Arts Club Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Western Canada Theatre); Singing in The Rain (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Closer Than Ever (Thousand Island Playhouse, Western Canada Theatre); Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare On The Sask). Training: Vancouver Film school. He is also a Dad to an amazing girl named Sawyer! Thank you for all your support.
A special thank you to the Citadel and MTC team for welcoming me into this project so warmly.
Tenaj is very excited to be back in Edmonton at the Citadel again. CITADEL THEATRE: The Fiancée, The Color Purple (Co-pro with RMTC). OTHER THEATRE: Ragtime: A Concert Performance, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Clue (Vertigo Theatre); Sweat (Theatre Aquarius); The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Charlotte’s Web (ATP); King Lear, Macbeth (Shakespeare Company); Naughty But Nice (Forte); Sextet (Verb). Film/TV: JANN (CTV/Hulu), Wynona Earp (Sci-Fyi), Big Sky (NBC), Meet Me at Christmas (Hallmark). Awards: Lieutenant Governor Award 2022.
Richard Young ,
Richard Young is a South Asian (Indo-Caribbean) Canadian actor/screenwriter. Stage acting credits: Men Express Their Feelings (Downstage); The New Canadian Curling Club (Western Canada Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Alberta Theatre Projects: Betty Mitchell Award Nominee); The Grass Is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome (Toronto Fringe: My Entertainment World Critics Pick Award Nominee). Screen acting credits: Transplant (NBC); Jett (Cinemax); Kim’s Convenience (CBC). Screenwriting credits: Overlord and the Underwoods (CBC/Hulu); Dino Ranch (CBC/Disney+); 16 Hudson (TVO). Screenwriting accolades: ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenwriting Competition Finalist, JFL ComedyPRO Pitch Finalist.
Lee Hall was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1966 and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. He has worked as a writer in theatre, TV, radio and film. He has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Theatre: Wittgenstein on Tyne (Live Theatre 1996); Bollocks (RSC Fringe, 1998); Genie (Paines Plough, 1998); Cooking With Elvis (Live Theatre/West End 1999 – nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy); Spoonface Steinberg (Ambassadors Theatre, London 2000); Two’s Company (Live Theatre/Bristol Old Vic, 2001); Billy Elliot the Musical, 2004 – Olivier Award Best Musical; Pitmen Painters (Live Theatre, Newcastle/Royal National Theatre/ National tour/Broadway, 2007–2010). Theatre adaptations: Leonce and Lena (Buchner) (The Gate Theatre, 1997); Mr Puntila and his man Matti (Brecht) (Almedia Theatre, 1998); A Servant to Two Masters (Goldoni) (RSC/ Young Vic 1999); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Collodi) (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 2000); Mother Courage (Brecht) (Shared Experience/Ambassadors Theatre); The Good Hope (Heijermans) (Royal National Theatre, 2001); The Barber of Seville (Beaumarchais) (Bristol Old Vic, 2003). Opera: Adaptation of Il Pagliacci/The Comedians (English National Opera, 2008).
Paddy Chayefsky was an American playwright and screenwriter. He is the only individual to have garnered three solo Academy Awards for penning down both original and adapted screenplays. Recognized as one of the most popular dramatists of the Golden Age of Television, he was known for providing realistic scripts for television. A Bronx native, Chayefsky grew up alongside two elder brothers. He studied at DeWitt Clinton High School where he edited his school’s magazine. Following his graduation from Clinton at the age of 16, he studied social sciences from City College of New York. In 1943, Chayefsky joined the United States Army and studied languages at Fordham University during his service. He went to Hollywood in 1947 with the dream of becoming a screenwriter and soon became a noted playwright. As a screenwriter, Chayefsky garnered three Academy Awards for The Hospital, Marty, and Network.
Daryl is the Artistic Director of the Citadel. He has directed internationally in countries such as South Africa and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and across Canada, including: Shaw Festival, National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, Neptune Theatre (Halifax), Arts Club (Vancouver), Canadian Stage and Tarragon (Toronto). For the Citadel, Daryl has recently directed: A Christmas Carol, Jane Eyre, The Fiancée, Shakespeare in Love, Matilda, The Silver Arrow, and The Candidate & The Party. Daryl’s award-winning, Beatles-infused adaptation of As You Like It has played at the Citadel, Bard on the Beach (Vancouver), RMTC (Winnipeg), Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Set and Lighting Designer
Lorenzo Savoini is a multi-award winning set, costume, lighting and video designer. He has designed over forty productions for The Soulpepper Theatre Company, numerous productions for The Stratford Festival, as well as designs for regional theatres throughout Canada from coast to coast and internationally in United States and Cuba. Most recent credits include set and lighting design for Joffrey Ballet’s world premiere of Of Mice and Men at Lyric Opera in Chicago, set design for Pipeline (Soulpepper) and Orphans for the Czar (Crow’s Theatre). Lorenzo is a member of the Associate Designers of Canada.
Originally from Mexico, Carmen is a Latinx artist who earned her MFA degree in Theatre Design at UBC (2010). Some of her recent design credits were seen in companies such as: Vancouver Opera, Arts Club Theatre Company, Bard on the Beach, Globe Theatre Regina, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Electric Company, Milwaukee Rep Theater and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Carmen is an Assistant Professor at University of Victoria. She is also a recipient of four Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. For more information visit:
Previous designs for the Citadel include Vimy, The Pillow Man, The Tempest, Cost of Living, A Brimful of Asha and Mary’s Wedding: A Métis Love Story. Other recent designs include The Cardiac Shadow and We Had A Girl Before You (Northern Light Theatre); The Comedy Company (Shadow Theatre); Constellations (Alberta Theatre Projects); and The Comedy of Errors (Freewill Players).
Hugh Conacher is a lighting and multi-media designer, and a photographer. He collaborates with choreographers, directors, visual artists, and dance and theatre companies throughout Canada and around the world, in venues large and small. His photographic work resides in private collections and has been published worldwide. His work was last seen at the Citadel in The Color Purple for which he was the lighting designer. Hugh is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada (since 1982) and of l’Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec.
Thank you to Chris Coyne.
Fight Director & Intimacy Director
Janine is an Edmonton based Intimacy and Sterling nominated Fight Director, as well as an Intimacy Coordinator and Stunt Performer. Previous Citadel credits Include: Jane Eyre, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, A Christmas Carol, The Fiancée, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Previous Theatre credits Include: Art, Simone el le Whole Shebang (L’UniThéâtre); Mozart’s Così fan tutte, La Bohème (Edmonton Opera); Macbeth (The Malachite Theatre Collective). Film credits Include: Under the Banner of Heaven (FXP); Billy the Kid (MGM); Black Summer (Netflix). She is the lucky mother of four.
Amanda Goldberg (she/her/elle) is a director and dramaturg from Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. She is an honors graduate from the University of Alberta’s MFA Directing program, Concordia University’s Theatre and Development program and Dawson College’s Professional Theatre program. Recent directing credits include: Brontë, Phaedra’s Love and Belleville (University of Alberta); Yerma (Concordia University); City Boy (Mainline Theatre); and three-time META nominated production, Smackhead (We Are One). Amanda is currently based in Amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton working as Shadow Theatre’s Artistic Director Fellow. She cannot wait to continue collaborating with the inspiring artists that fuel this community!
Maddy (she/her) is based on the unceded Secwepemc territory known as Kamloops, BC. Many thanks to Daryl, Cheryl, Jessie, Zahra & Frances for their work on this fabulous show, and to Greg – I couldn’t do this without you. Selected credits include: Hey Viola! (The Charlottetown Festival); The Wizard of Oz, Chelsea Hotel, The Sound of Music, A Christmas Carol, (Western Canada Theatre); Jane Eyre (The Citadel Theatre); Hey Viola!, The New Canadian Curling Club, The Buddy Holly Story (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Silent Light (Banff Centre); Kamloopa (WCT/The Cultch/Persephone Theatre/GTNT).
Assistant Stage Manager
Zahra is thrilled to mark Network as her first experience at The Citadel! Originally from Gatineau, Quebec, Zahra is a 2017 graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Production Program. She now calls Winnipeg home and has had the pleasure of working as a Stage Manager and Production Manager across the country. Zahra records, mixes and composes music solo and with the experimental duo PetZ.
A very special thanks to my parents, my RMTC family, Ilana Modulevsky, Patrick Michalishyn, Bianca Dahlman, and everyone who made this show possible!
Apprentice Stage Manager
Frances is a stage manager based in Edmonton where she also started ReadyGo Theatre Collective, for which she is the PM/TD. She is thrilled to be on the stage management team for Network. Previous credits include: 2022 Tour of The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Catalyst Theatre); Clue, A Christmas Carol (The Citadel Theatre); Here There Be Night, Slight of Mind (Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre); Brother Rat, I, Animal, Monster (ReadyGo Theatre); A Christmas Carol, The Last Wife (Soulpepper). She would like to thank Erik for being her rock every day.