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Cast & Creative Team
Karl is delighted to be making his debut at the Citadel. Previous credits include: Cockroach (Tarragon); Lear (Groundling); Middletown, Saint Joan (Shaw); Cam Baby (Theatre Mischief); King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford); The Tempest (Canadian Stage); Madness of the Square (Cahoots/Factory); Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (Driftwood); Banana Boys (fu-GEN); Much Ado About Nothing (Dreamnorth); Dying To Be Sick (Pleiades/NAC). Upcoming: Baskerville (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Monster (Factory).
Mrs. Bennet, Servants
Nadien Chu is a theatre artist who resides in Treaty 6 Territory. It has been a long-time dream of hers to perform in P&P! She is so grateful to be working with this incredible ensemble of artists. Select theatre credits include: Pretty Goblins/Sterling Award (Workshop West); The Thin Man (Vertigo Theatre); All the Little Animals I have Eaten (One Yellow Rabbit); Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike (Alberta Theatre Projects); Macbeth, Titus Andronicus/Sterling Award (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Network, Jane Eyre, The Garneau Block, The Tempest, The Penelopiad (Citadel Theatre); Pig Girl, Palace of the End (Theatre Network). Nadien would like to extend a huge thank you to Mieko Ouchi and to her beautiful family: KS, LC and FC.
Miss Bingley, Mr. Wickham, Mr. Collins
Braydon is a 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); Network (Citadel Theatre/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Jane Eyre, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre). Training: Frantic Assembly, Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Training Program; University of Alberta BFA.
Mr. Bingley, Mary Bennet
Ben is an award-winning actor living in Vancouver and is thrilled to return to the Citadel. Favourite credits: Toque: Songs For A Canadian Winter (Citadel); Matilda The Musical (Citadel/RMTC/Arts Club); The Beatles version of As You Like It (Bard On The Beach/RMTC/The Citadel/Chicago Shakespeare); Chelsea Hotel: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen (Firehall). Next, Ben joins the casts of As You Like It and Julius Caesar at Bard On The Beach. Ben is a graduate of Bishops University and Studio 58. Thank you to the cast, the crew, all the staff at The Citadel, and most importantly, thank you to my incredibly supportive and amazing wife.
Lydia Bennet, Lady Catherine de Bourg
Beth Graham is both an actor and a playwright. She has acted on stages across the country and toured internationally to the UK, Australia, and the United States. Her plays have been shortlisted for the Governor Generals’ Award and have received the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award. Her new play, Weasel, recently premiered at Studio Theatre and her collaboration (with Daniela Vlaskalic), Dora Maar: the wicked one, was produced at Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre. Beth is currently the Lee Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Alberta.
Mr. Bennet, Charlotte Lucas
Garett Ross is a graduate of the theatre programs at the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan. Previous credits include: Jane Eyre, Shakespeare in Love, Peter and the Starcatcher, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet (The Citadel Theatre); Fever-Land, I Heard About Your Murder (Teatro La Quindicina); Nevermore, The Soul Collector, Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre); Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse (Vertigo Theatre); Liberation Days (Theatre Calgary); Jack Goes Boating (Sage Theatre); Outside Mullingar, The Best Brothers, Beginning of August (Shadow Theatre); Chicago, Hairspray, Sheer Madness (Mayfield Dinner Theatre).
Gianna Vacirca ,
Lizzy Bennet, Dance Captain
Gianna Vacirca is a dancer, actor, choreographer, performing artist and movement teacher. She is also an Italian pastaia and the creator of Bell’uovo, a bespoke naturally colourful handmade pasta business based here in Edmonton (@bell_uovo). Coming up, catch her in Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes at Theatre Network. Previous credits include: Bears (Punctuate! Theatre/Dreamspeakers/Native Earth Performing Arts); Jane Eyre, Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Noises Off (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Vague Harvest, Ludicrous Pie, A Second Round of Seconds, Evelyn Strange, Deathtrap (Teatro Live!); Blood: A Scientific Romance (The Maggie Tree); Hamlet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale (Freewill Shakespeare Festival). Love to her family, Oz, and the kits.
Jane Bennet, Miss de Bourgh, Fight Director, Fight Captain
Morgan works as an actor, fight director, educator and Co-Artistic Producer at Azimuth Theatre. Her work focuses on new and physical-based theatre. Recent projects include: Jersey Boys, Clue, The Fiancée, 9 to 5 – Fight Director, Almost a Full Moon – Assistant Director, Delay – The Horizon Lab, Peter and the Starcatcher (Citadel Theatre); Glory (Chemainus Theatre Festival/National Tour/Original Cast (WCT, et al.); GIANT – Actor (Ghost River Theatre). She is overjoyed to be part of the Pride and Prejudice team! Learn more about past and upcoming work at: www.morganyamada.com.
Kate is an actor/playwright based in NYC. Her plays include Sense & Sensibility (in which she originated the role of Marianne; Winner, Off-Broadway Alliance Award; Drama League Award nomination for Best Revival). Sense & Sensibility was one of the top ten most-produced plays. Other plays include Vanity Fair, In the Mines, Little Women, Em, Little Fellow. Kate is currently working on new adaptations of Little Women, 20K Leagues Under the Sea, and The Odyssey, as well as several new original plays, including Love Poem and Prostitute Play. She was one of 2016’s top twenty most-produced playwrights in America. More information at www.katehamill.com.
Thrilled to be directing at The Citadel after A Brimful of Asha in 2020, Associate Artistic Director Mieko (she/her) works across the country as a director, playwright and dramaturg. Her play The Silver Arrow premiered on the MacLab in 2017. Recent directing include: Alberta Kitchen Party (ATP); She Kills Monsters (Studio Theatre); Parts & Labour (Field Work); and Pia and Maria (Concrete Theatre). Thank you to Daryl for this great opportunity and the team for their amazing work! Up next: World Premiere of her play Burning Mom (RMTC) Find out more at www.miekoouchi.com
Scott’s Citadel design credits include Clue, Mystery of Irma Vep, South of China, How I Learned to Drive, The Aberheart Summer and Head A Tete. He is a set, lighting and projection designer who has been designing for theatre, opera and dance for over 30 years. Although based in Calgary, Scott’s designs, have been seen across North America. He has enjoyed designing for such diverse projects as theatre for young audiences touring shows, new plays, as well as large-scale operas, theatre and ballets. scottreiddesign.com
This is Deanna’s debut production with the Citadel Theatre. She has designed costumes for over 150 professional productions including dance, theatre, and opera. Recent costume credits include La Bohème, Rigoletto, Così fan tutte, Count Ory (Edmonton Opera); La Cenerentola (Manitoba Opera); Two Headed Half Hearted (Northern Light Theatre); Jack and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio (Alberta Musical Theatre) and The Magic Flute (Calgary Opera).
Kevin is excited to be returning to the Citadel. Selected lighting designs include Avenue Q, Romeo & Juliet and the upcoming Trouble in Mind (Citadel Theatre); Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer (Grindstone Theatre); Billy Twinkle: Requiem for a Golden Boy and Penny Plain (Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes); Sister Act (Mayfield Dinner Theatre). He is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada ADC659 and IATSE Local 210. He is Chair of the Alberta Section of the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology. www.lxdesign.ca
Sound Design / Arrangements
Morgan McKee (BMus Berklee College of Music, Boston ’97) has been a part of the Alberta music and theatre scene for more than 30 years and also serves as a conductor for musicals at the high school and college level. His projects this year include A Christmas Carol at the Banff Springs with Carter-Ryan Productions; Head over Heels with Lindsay Thurber High School; Fa La La – A Christmas Cabaret with Carter Ryan Productions; and Matilda with Notre Dame HS. He is thrilled to be working with Mieko and team again and hope you enjoy the show!
Ainsley Hillyard is an Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton)-based artist of settler descent. She is a choreographer, performer and educator who works in contemporary dance and theatre. Select choreography credits include: Choreographer for Almost a Full Moon (Citadel Theatre), Movement Director for Jane Eyre by Erin Shields (Citadel Theatre), and assistant choreographer for Hadestown and Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Citadel Theatre).
Doug Mertz is thrilled to return to the Citadel where he was Director of Education and Outreach for over eleven years. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Music Theatre Performance at MacEwan University. Previous dialect coaching credits include: A Christmas Carol (for 10 years), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly, Shakespeare in Love (Citadel); London Road, The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys and Dolls (MacEwan Theatre); The Invisible, Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre); Parade, The Gondoliers (Opera Nuova); and many local high school shows at Ross Sheppard, Strathcona and Victoria School (among others).
Erin (she/her) is a stage manager and enthusiastic artistic collaborator. Part of the team at Fringe Theatre, Erin joyfully supports the creation of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. Selected credits: Bears, Minosis Gathers Hope, After the Fire (Punctuate! Theatre/Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts); The Space Between Stars workshops (Small Matters Productions); The Particulars, Sia (Pyretic Productions); Puttin’ on the Ritz, A Christmas Carol (Belfry Theatre); The Bomb-itty of Errors, White Christmas (Arts Club Theatre); True Love Lies, Courageous, Shining City (Citadel Theatre). Love to my dear family.
Gina Moe ,
Stage Manager: Almost a Full Moon, The Colour Purple, for the Citadel Theatre; Glory for Chemainus Theatre; The Pansy Cabaret for Guys in Disguise/EIFF; A Grand Time in the Rapids, and Evelyn Strange, for Teatro la Quindicina; Bloomsday for Shadow Theatre; Orphée+, La Boheme for Edmonton Opera; Metronome for WWPT; Titus Buffonicus, The Empress and The Prime Minister for Theatre Network; Craniatrium for Firefly Theatre; Enchanted April, The Retreat From Moscow, and Trying for Theatre Calgary. Gina is a two-time winner of the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes award for Outstanding Achievement in Production.
Assistant Stage Manager
Nyssa is thrilled to return to Citadel for this production of Pride and Prejudice. Nyssa is an Edmonton based stage manager, hiding in the safety of the shadows backstage. Some of her recent credits include: Unsung, Here there be Night (WWPT); The Wrong People Have Money, The Mountaintop (Shadow); Measure for Measure (Freewill Shakespeare); Jane Eyre, Matilda, Christmas Carol and Shakespeare in Love (Citadel Theatre); Two-Headed/Half-Hearted (NLT); The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Catalyst). Special thanks to Nyssa’s family, friends and partner for their continued support and sanity.
Apprentice Stage Manager
Frances is a stage manager based in Edmonton and is thrilled to be on the Pride and Prejudice team! Previous credits include: Vigilante in Concert, 2022 Tour of The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Catalyst Theatre); The Wolves (The Maggie Tree – Citadel Highwire Series); Network (Citadel Theatre/Royal MTC); Clue, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Here There Be Night, Slight of Mind (WWPT); Hacking and Slashing, Lemon, Brother Rat, I, Animal, Monster (ReadyGo Theatre). She would like to thank her parents for instilling in her a passion for art and Erik for being her rock every day.