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                         RIchaRD III
                by William Shakespeare
                  DIRecTeD By RuTh MaDoc-Jones
                  assocIaTe DIRecToR esTheR Jun

                Set and Costume Design by Patrick Du Wors
                      Sound Design by Alex Williams

                         Lighting Design by Dan Aquila
                      Stage Manager Michelle Lynn Barker

                     FeBRuaRy 2 - FeBRuaRy 11/2010
                           RyeRSon TheATRe
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                         DIRecToR’s noTes

   Although ‘King Richard III’ is the final chapter in the bloody saga of a
  country’s civil war - an on again off again 30 year battle known as ‘the
War of the Roses’ between the houses of york and Lancaster for control of
the english crown - it stands on its own as a story of the rise and fall of an
                       individual intoxicated by power.

In Richard’s world all obstacles to the throne are to be eviscerated without
concern for human consequence. All women are suspect, to be stripped of
 identity, used and thrown away; all men are enemies, to be manipulated,
          used and thrown away. Violence is the ultimate currency.

 In the end a new hope arrives in the form of Richmond, later to become
 henry VII, yet peace is claimed through war and begs the question, ‘And
                           so where are we now?’

 In this production I have been influenced by more modern explorations of
 violence. Kubrick’s brilliant interpretation of Burgess’ dystopian satire ‘A
Clockwork orange’, ‘The Godfather’ movies, and an 80’s high fashion, high
  power ethos - the age of Thatcher and Reagan - when corporate power
              and disregard for all things human ruled the day.

Richard is almost redeemed by a momentary pang of conscience, but this
humility is quickly consumed by a lust to maintain power. he becomes a
            powerful metaphor of arrogance and consumption.
              DIRecToR / RuTh MaDoc-Jones

Ruth Madoc-Jones is an award-winning performer, dramaturge and
director and co-founder of Les Vaches (the ecstatics, Jekyll and STEM).
Directing credits include SPIN by evalyn Parry (hysteria Festival/Buddies
in Bad Times Theatre), Madness of the Square by Marjorie Chan (Cahoots
Theatre Projects/Factory Theatre), Bird Brain by Vern Theissen (LKTyP,
2009 Dora nomination Best Production), Three Birds by Joanna Laurens
(Ryerson Theatre School), Stitch – an a cappella opera by Anna Chatterton
and Juliet Palmer (Urban Vessel/Free Fall Festival/Theatre Centre, 2008
Dora nomination Best opera Production), a nanking winter by Marjorie
Chan (nightwood Theatre/Cahoots Theatre Projects), The Drawer Boy
by Michael healey (Theatre Passe Muraille), The Gladstone Variations -
Requiem for a Hotel by Mike McPhaden (Convergence Theatre, 2009 Dora
nomination Best Direction & 2007 outstanding Production – noW Maga-
zine), and Dreary and Izzy by Tara Beagan (native earth Performing Arts).
ongoing work in development includes Free as Injuns with Tara Beagan,
and STRIA by Marie-Josée Chartier. Upcoming work includes Shudder by
Susanna hood (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), Bird by Sonja Mills (Union
eight Theatre) and Beauty, a new opera with Queen of Puddings. Ruth is
an active member of the Wrecking Ball, and is on the board of directors
for the Summerworks Theatre Festival. She was the recipient of the 1998
K.M. hunter Award and the 2008 John hirsch Director’s Award. Ruth is a
graduate of the Acting Program at the national Theatre School of Canada.
               assocIaTe DIRecToR / esTheR Jun
originally trained as an actor, esther completed her directing degree at Drama Centre
London. She directed 2 shows for the edinburgh Fringe and completed her first short film
Calamity, which appeared at International Festivals. In Toronto she has worked with The
Shaw Festival, Te-Amim, obsidian, Cahoots, nightwood & Fu-Gen Theatre Companies.
esther also works as co-ordinator for the refugee youth theatre program Crossing Gibral-
tar, continues to act in TV & film, and is in development on a new TV series. next up she
is directing Trout Stanley, with heart in hand Theatre in April 2010. Thanks to Ruth for
her trust and support!

      seT & cosTuMe DesIgneR/ PaTRIck Du WoRs
Training: BFA (Victoria), MFA (Alberta), Royal Shakespeare Company

Design credits include: The Last Five Years - The Grand (London, ontario), Death of a
Salesman, As You Like It & The Fantastics – Blue Bridge Rep (Victoria), Bird Brain –
LKTyP (Toronto), Betrayal – Theatre & Co. (Kitchener), Chasing the Moment – Arcola
Theatre (London, UK), Turn of the Screw & A Number – Belfry Theatre (Victoria), Hysteria,
A Doll’s House, Dialogue and Rebuttal & Trojan Women – Studio Theatre (edmonton).
Nowhere Revolution created in association with the Belfry Theatre, Dark of the Moon &
The Monument - Phoenix Theatres (Victoria)

Assistant design credits include: Royal Shakespeare Company - Complete Works Festival;
Dirty Dancing & Cabaret, London West end; Un Ballo in Maschera – netherlands opera;
Peter Grimes – norwegian national opera; Dr. Dolittle, UK Touring; Flying Dutchman –
Royal opera Covent Garden. Patrick is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.

                                       RIchaRD III

  The Tragedy of King Richard the Third explores the allure of violence during the rise of
 the Tudor Dynasty in england. even though it is known as one of William Shakespeare’s
  most chaste plays, Richard The III depicts a post war society on the constant verge of
violence and treachery: the audience is drawn into a stark white world that is tainted red
  with blood. As Duke of Gloucester, Richard is driven by his lust for power and desire to
 be king, but as he is he far down in the line of succession his goal can only achieved by
                  deceiving and murdering those who stand before him.

                       WaRnIng: Scenes of violence and gore.

                          ★ sPecIal Thanks ★
           Andrew Devai (Technically yours Inc.), esther Jun, Michael Moses, Petra
           Popescu-Moody, Peter hinton, Ian Watson, Peter Wylde, David Latham,
          William Butler, David Jansen, Kai Maskaola, Rob noble, natalie Cooper, Liz
           Maraston, Lauren Petrowski, Mike Wilson, Maryann Green, Mike Keays,
          Andrew Robinson, Judi Irwin, Dan Baker, Spray on Plastics, and all the staff
                           and students at Ryerson Theatre School.

                                        Richard III operates under the jurisdiction of the
                                        Ryerson Theatre School Performers Association
                                      (RTSPA), the Ryerson Theatre School Association of
                                  Designers (RTSAD) and the Ryerson Theatre School Student
                                                     Workers Union: Local 1
             acTIng coMPany

                    RIchaRD III

Richard III has a running time of 2 hours and 58 minutes.
      There will be a fifteen minute intermission.
 Refreshments are available for purchase in our lounge.

         Jonathan sousa Richard Duke of Gloucester
              Jimmy king George Duke of Clarence, Lord Mayor, Mes-
         William Powell Stanley Earl of Derby, Guard
       andrew Robinson Lord Hastings, The Duke of Norfolk
         David coomber Duke of Buckingham
       James McDonald King Edward, Bishop of Ely
        ashton Doudelet Murderer, Prince Edward, Sir James Blunt
            Filip Jeremic Murderer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Sir Richard
     Michael Rubinstein Sir Robert Brankenbury, Earl of Richmond
       Jesse nerenberg Lord Rivers, Messenger
         Brittney Francis Lady Anne, Messenger, Mistress Shore
        Taryn Jorgensen Lady Anne, Messenger, Mistress Shore
       amelia sargisson Queen Elizabeth
          Meg gennings Queen Margaret
        Melissa haddad Sir William Catesby, Citizen
        christina opolko Duchess of York
            allana Reoch     Citizen, Lord Stanley’s Messenger, Sir James Tyrel

          kate Besworth      Duke of York, Page, Messenger

              erica Vella    The Marquess of Dorset, Citizen, Scrivner

           Becky Powell Production Manager
           sarah Dupuis Technical Director
    Michelle lynn Barker Stage Manager

              Dan aquila    Lighting Designer
           alex Williams    Sound Designer
              saba khan     Head of Props
          Jessica Wilder    House Head of Props
            kait Perecko    Head of Paints
            susan Ready     Wardrobe Supervisor
              yvonne Ma     Head of Audio
           adam karasik     Head Electrician
             Ryan oliver    Head Carpenter
         spencer Dawson     Head Flyman

    Petra Popescu-Moody     Assistant Director
            Rachel Forbes   Assistant Head Painter
                 hye kim    Assistant Production Manager
   Jessica Bellamy-Royds    Assistant Costume Designer
Jonah greenbaum-shinder     Assistant Lighting Designer
       Whitney Wakefield    Assistant Stage Manager
                alex Vass   Assistant Stage Manager
            emily Mewett    Apprentice Stage Manager
             leks Raamat    Assistant Set Designer
            shannon Innis   Assistant Technical Director
              Tansy chau    Assistant Flyman

         kirtsyn Devries    Wardrobe Mistress
            alisa chung     Cutter
       gwendolyn neelin     Wardrobe Crew
          Justine goulet    Wardrobe Crew
               alison ho    Wardrobe Crew
           allison keely    Hair and Makeup Supervisor

        caitlyn albanese    Production Assistant
          John Pickering    Production Assistant
           Julie-Rae king   Production Assistant
             Brett Rayner   Production Assistant
        gregory De caire    Production Assistant
         Michael Wagner     Production Assistant
          Talore Peterson   Production Assistant
        Deborah Blair    Mainstage Technical Coordinator
    samantha spendiff    House Electrician
      Mathew Reicker     House Head of Flys
     Jackson Wraight     Local Business Agent

          Trevor Pirri   Head of Public Relations
       cassie hudson     Assistant Head of Public Relations
     Meaghan Tracey      Marketing and Publicity Manager
      adrienne cesar     Marketing and Publicity Manager
          Joe Pagnan     Front of House Manager
   autumn coppaway       Assistant Front of House Manager
samantha sundermann      Assistant Front of House Manager
          Ben lukow      Box Office Manager

       natalie Ireland   Office Assistant
      lauren Williams    Room Booking
        stephen elgar    RTS Services
   natasha Mcculloch     RTS Services
   anne cicci-cassidy    RTS Services
          acToR’s BIogRaPhIes
kate Besworth - Ryerson Credits: Scilla Todd Serious Money, helen of Troy
The Trojan Women, Alice Closer, Juliet Romeo and Juliet, Albertine Past
Perfect, and Mrs. Frail Love for Love. other Credits: emily Webb Our Town
(Mercury Theatre), Brigitta/Marta (understudy) The Sound of Music (Stratford
Festival of Canada), Macduff Macbeth (Utah Shakespearean Festival).

David coomber - Ryerson Credits: Jake Todd Serious Money. other Credits:
The Secret Garden (national Arts Centre, ottawa) Ibsen’s An Enemy of the
People 2001, Angel Square 2002, Albee’s Everything in the Garden, and
Shakespeare’s Love’s Labours Lost, national Arts Centre, The world premiere of
Dave Carley’s The Last Liberal 2005, (Great Canadian Theatre Company).

ashton Doudelet - Ryerson Credits: TK Serious Money. other Credits: Rhymes
with orange debut play in The Keepers Secret; Toronto Fringe Festival (2009), ed
Ray’s Dead Ahead; Topological Theatre. Film: Flash of Genius.

*Appearing Courtesy of Canadian Actors’ equity

Brittney Francis - Ryerson Credits: Ms. Biddulph Serious Money, Ms. Prue Love for
Love. Mrs. Drawl The Different Widdowes. Tiff Clown. Viki Dogs Barking. Claire Life
Skills. Juliet Romeo and Juliet. Anna Closer, Chorus Trojan Woman, Mejra The Monu-
ment. other Credits: Miranda The Tempest, Anne Page The Merry Wives of Windsor with
Calgary’s Shakespeare in the Park, Tiff You’ve Never Seen Anything Like It.

Meg gennings - Ryerson Credits: Dolcie Starr Serious Money, hecuba The
Trojan Women, Mejra The Monument, Anna Closer, The nurse Romeo and
Juliet, JoJo Fine The Attic The Pearls and Three Fine Girls. The Strange Lady
The Man of Destiny. Sysigambis The Rival Queens. Lady Gaylove The Different

Melissa haddad - Ryerson Credits: Mrs. etherington Serious Money, Clara
The Disappointment, Lady Bellmont The Different Widdowes , Clown The
Clown Project, Alex Dogs Barking, Stewart Connors All Fall Down, Benvolio
Romeo and Juliet, Alice Closer, hecuba Trojan Women, Mejra The Monument.

Taryn Jorgenson - Ryerson Credits: Annie Serious Money, Lady Loveman The
Different Widdowes, nurse Love for Love, Striker The Striker, Mercutio Romeo
and Juliet, Gwendolyn Gwendolyn, Alice Closer, Women #1 Trojan Women,
Mejra The Monument. other Credits Include: Peaseblossom A Mid Summer’s
Night Dream, Angelika Angelika’s Promise.
         acToR’s BIogRaPhIes

Filip Jeremic - Ryerson Credits: Grimes Serious Money, Sir James Belmont
The Different Widdowes, Mr. Scandal Love for Love, Toby Cartwright Ways &
Means, Clown (2008), Paul Wyatt That Summer, Peter/The Prince Romeo and
Juliet, Larry Closer (2007).

Jimmy king - Ryerson Credits: Frosby Serious Money, Ben Legend Love for
Love (2009), Lysimachus Rival Queens (2009), himself Clown (2009), Ben Noise
(2008), Tybalt Romeo and Juliet, Larry Closer (2007).

James Macdonald - Ryerson Credits: Zackerman Serious Money, other Cred-
its: Rockbound, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Orestes, A Flea in Her Ear, Comedy
of Error’s, Maggie Among Misery, Noodle Doodle Box, Tale’s from Vienna
Woods, Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest, The Elephant Song.

Jesse nerenberg - Ryerson Credits: Serious Money, Maggie Among Misery,
Brief , new Voices Festival (2009), Love for Love, The Disappointment, Clown,
Romeo & Juliet, Closer. other Credits: Bent (Theatre engine 2009) Between Sea
& Sky (Clay & Paper Theatre), Hansel & Gretel Losing it in the Woods, (Sheldon
Rosen 2009).

christina opolko - Ryerson Credits: Serious Money, Lady Capulet Romeo and
Juliet. other Credits: Mrs. Alfred Before Breakfast, Stand-Up Louis Black hosts
Apprentices, Abigail Finding the Sun, Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop,
Gretel Hansel and Gretel Losing it in the Woods, Rosen/Aitken Project, Maria
The Sound of Music

William Powell - Ryerson Credits: Greville Todd Serious Money, Astyanax
The Trojan Women, Stetko The Monument, Larry Closer, Romeo Romeo and
Juliet, Simon Gwendolyn, Michael The Pillowman, Careless The Different Wid-
dowes and Foresight Love For Love.

allana Reoch - Ryerson Credits: Mary Lou Baines Serious Money, Lucy The
Different Widdowes, nurse Romeo and Juliet. other Credits: Mary Astell Some
Reflections Upon Marriage, Stella Ways and Means, emma All Fall Down.
         acToR’s BIogRaPhIes

andrew Robinson - Ryerson Credits: Serious Money, The Monument, Closer,
Romeo and Juliet, Something Red, Dangerous Liaisons, The Disappointment,
The Different Widdowes, Love for Love, The Ring of the King, Brief , New Voices
Festival. other Credits: PrideCab , Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, A Night of
New Voices (Topological Theatre), Bent (Theatre engine).

Michael Rubinstein - Ryerson Credits: Durkfeld Serious Money, Mr. Drawl &
Sir Sampson Legend Period Study (2009), Dan Noise, Friar Laurence Romeo and
Juliet (2008), Menelaus The Trojan Women (2007). other Credits: Barnaby Hello
Dolly, Tevye Fiddler on the Roof and Danny Zuko Grease. Assistant Producer The
Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

amelia sargisson - Ryerson credits: Roxana The Rival Queens, Angelica Love
for Love, Merteuil Dangerous Liaisons, Juliet Romeo and Juliet. other credits:
Laurel down from heaven (Imago Theatre), Rob/Barb The Art of Catching Pi-
geons (Summerworks), Caliban The Tempest (Repercussion Theatre). Upcoming:
Mary Anne The Madonna Painter (Centaur Theatre).

Jonathan sousa - Ryerson Credits: nigel Ajibala Serious Money, Alexander
the Great/ Sir Anthony Different Widdowes (2009), Clown Clown (2008), Joe
Lovers, Bear Zadies Shoes, Dan Closer (2007), Stetko The Monument.

erica Vella - Ryerson Credits: Jacinta Condor Serious Money, Lady Courtall
Different Widdowes (2009), Lily The Striker (2009), Juliet Romeo and Juliet
(2008), Statira Rival Queens (2008), Alice Closer (2008), Cassandra Trojan Wom-
en (2007). other Credits: Ashley olivia Madison in yTV’s Family Biz (2009) Carol
Oleanna (2008) Beggar Child Boris Godinov, Canadian opera Company (2007).
     PRoDucTIon BIogRaPhIes
Rebecca Powell - Ryerson Credits: Technical Director Serious Money, head
electrician Mass Exodus (2008) , Technical Director Richard III (2008), head
electrician Choreographic Works (2009). other: Production Manager Ragnarok
Out!, Technical Director The Art of Catching Pigeons by Torchlight, Technical
Director Takes Two Men to Make a Brother (Suburban Beast).
sarah Dupuis - Ryerson Credits: Production Assistant Ryerson Dances 2006,
Production Assistant Period Study 2007, Wardrobe Supervisor/ Mistress Closer,
Assistant Stage Manager Miracle Man, Wardrobe Supervisor Ryerson Dances
2008, Stage Manager Choreographic Works 2009, Wardrobe Supervisor Serious
Dan aquila - Ryerson Credits: Lighting Designer Choreographic Works (2009),
head of electrics Dances (2008) Romeo and Juliet (2008), electrician The
Dwarves/Flu Season (2007), Apprentice Stage Manager Choreographic Works,
Production Assistant Caucasian Chalk Circle (2007) other Credits: Lighting
Designer Day Dreams of Desire (2009), Sound Assistant Degrassi:TNG.
yvonne Ma - Ryerson Credits: head of Sound, Choreographic Works (2009);
head of Paints Richard III (2009), head of Sound Alcestis (2008); Assistant head
of Sound Dances (2008), Production Assistant Mass Exodus: Platform (2007)
and Loft (2006) other Works: Apprentice Sound Designer Princess and the
Handmaiden, Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for young People (2009).
spencer Dawson - Ryerson Credits: Sound Designer Choreographic Works
(2008), Assistant Flyman Ryerson Dances (2008), Sound Designer/head Sound
operator Mass Exodus: Chiaroscuro (2009).

Deborah Blair - Ryerson Works: Head of Flys New Voices and Ryerson
Dances(2009); Technical Director In the Dark (2008), Box Office Manager Shake-
speare, Ryerson Dances (2008), Head of Wardrobe Clown (2007),
Production Assistant Acting 1 (2007), Production Assistant, Caucasian Chalk
Circle (2006).
Michelle lynn Barker - Ryerson Credits: Box office Manager The Flu Season/
The Dwarfs (2007), Stage Manager Choreographic Works (2008), Stage
Manager Metamorphoses (2008), Assistant Front of house Manager Mother
Courage (2009), Director Fling Story (2009), Stage Manager Stalemate (new
Voices, 2009).

kait Perecko - Ryerson Credits: Apprentice SM Loft (2006), head of Paints
Alcestis (2008), head of Paints In The Dark (2008), SM, Choreographic Works
(2009) other Credits: ASM Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,
(Theatre Aquarius 2004), SM Pied Piper, (Solar Stage 2008)
     PRoDucTIon BIogRaPhIes
Ryan oliver - Ryerson Credits: Production Assistant Loft (2006), Production As-
sistant Choreographic Works (2007), Crew Ryerson Dances (2007), Deck electri-
cian Choreographic Works (2008), head electrician The Three Birds (2008), head
Carpenter Period Study (2009).

Joe Pagnan- Ryerson Credits: Assistant Stage Manager Clown (2009), Assis-
tant Lighting Designer New Voices (2008), Front of house Manager Meta-
morphoses and Production Assistant Mass Exodus: Paramnesia and Heart of
America (2007). other Credits: Director The Birds (RV Wendell, 2008), Director
Hamlet (ATG, 2007), Steward of IATSe Local B 173, Princess of Wales.

Trevor Pirri - Ryerson Credits: head of Props Clown (2009), Front of house
Manager Mass Exodus: Chiaroscuro (2008), Stage Manager Loft (2008),
Marketing and Publicity Manager (2008), Assistant Stage Manager Loft (2007),
Apprentice Stage Manager Mass Exodus: Platform, and Production Assistant
Caucasian Chalk Circle (2006).

Jessica Wilder - Ryerson Credits: head Painter As You Like It (2009), Proper-
ties Buyer and Builder Mother Courage (2008), Assistant Stage Manager Three
Birds (2008), Production Assistant on Period Study (2008) and Clown (2007)

Ben lukow - Ryerson Credits: Production Manager As You Like It (2009),
Assistant Stage Manager Period Study (2009), Front of house Manager Richard
III (2008), Production Assistant The Dwarves / Flu Season and Romeo and Juliet
(2007). other: Sound Designer Once Upon A Face Paige and Grease Choral
Delites 2009).

susan Ready - Ryerson Credits: Technical Director Clown (2009), Box office
Mother Courage (2009), Assistant head of Wardrobe Dances (2008), Stage
Manager Choreographic Works (2008), and Assistant Manager Nuit Blanch

alison keeley - Ryerson Credits: hair & Makeup Mother Courage (2009),
hair & Makeup Period (2009), Front of house Manager Clown (2008), head of
Properties Acting 1 (2007). other credits: Nutcracker (2006), Hello Dolly (2006),
and Sinners (2006).


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