Caroline Gillis

Role: Maggie
Categories: The Trials of Maggie Pollock

Caroline is very happy to return to the Blyth Festival where she was last seen in Cake Walk and In the Wake of Wetlaufer. Previous shows at the festival include Leaving Home, Anne and Barnboozled among others.  She was most recently seen in Queen Maeve (Here for Now Theatre) and Draw Me Close (Soulpepper Theatre/NFB). Other credits include: New Magic Valley Fun Town (Prairie Theatre Exchange/Tarragon/Neptune), Innocence Lost (Soulpepper Theatre), Alice Munro Stories (Belfry Theatre) and Liv Stein (Canadian Stage). She has appeared in theatres across Canada including the National Arts Centre and the Stratford Festival

Caroline Gillis

Maggie

Caroline is very happy to return to the Blyth Festival...

Amy Keating

Role: Younger Woman
Categories: The Trials of Maggie Pollock

Amy is a settler of Irish and Scottish descent from Treaty 6 territory in the Prairies. She’s a Dora Award-winning actor, and founding member and Artistic Associate of Outside the March in Toronto. Amy is delighted to return to Blyth after playing Clair in The Chronicles of Sarnia last year. Fave theatre: Trojan Girls; The Flick; Mr. Marmalade (OtM); Cathleen in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Stratford); Laura in The Glass Menagerie (The Grand); Claudia in I, Claudia (TiFT). Fave TV credits: Ginny & Georgia (Netflix); Reacher (Prime); Murdoch Mysteries (CBC).
Thanks to Gil and the Festival for inviting her back, and love to her family, her partner Mitchell, and her cats Rosencatz and Guildenpurr.

Amy Keating

Younger Woman

Amy is a settler of Irish and Scottish descent from...

J.D. Nicholsen

Role: Older Man
Categories: The Trials of Maggie Pollock

For Blyth: 9th season; Barn Dance Live, Death of the Hired Man, Dear Johnny Deere (for which he won the Calgary Critics Award), Billy Bishop Goes to War, St. Anne’s Reel, If Truth Be Told, Our Beautiful Sons: The Matthew Dinning Story, and The Pigeon King, which also ran at The National Arts Centre;. Appeared in the title role for the Blyth Festival/Charlottetown Festival co-production of The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom. Jack made his directorial debut at Blyth Festival with Jewel in 2021. A professional actor and musician spanning 40 years, Jack has appeared on stages in every major city and countless towns in all provinces. He has 100+ stage, film, and television roles to his credit. He is a guitarist, singer and songwriter in two bands; The Cameron Family Singers and Regal Road (featuring members of The Pigeon King collective). He dreams of performing in the north. Jack is honoured to be in Blyth for the 50th season with it’s engaged theatre community, and to play in two world premieres in one of Canada’s most innovative and important theatres. 

J.D. Nicholsen

Older Man

For Blyth: 9th season; Barn Dance Live, Death of the...

Cameron Laurie

Cameron Laurie

Role: Younger Man
Categories: The Trials of Maggie Pollock

Cameron is thrilled to return home to Blyth for another season. His past Blyth credits include last season’s The Donnellys: A Trilogy,  as well as The Drawer Boy and Our Beautiful Sons: Remembering Matthew Dinning. Cameron is also a Founder and Artistic Leader of The Howland Company, where he has performed in a number of shows including Heroes of the Fourth Turning, Prodigal, Three Sisters, Punk Rock and Casimir & Caroline, for which he won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Ensemble. Cameron wants to thank Gil and Rachael and the whole Blyth team.

 

Cameron Laurie

Younger Man

Cameron is thrilled to return home to Blyth for another...

Susan Stackhouse

Role: Older Woman
Categories: The Trials of Maggie Pollock

Blyth Credits: Glenn (The Eyes of Heaven by Beverley Cooper, directed by Gina Wilkinson); Bert (World Without Shadows by Lance Woolaver, directed by Gil Garratt). Susan is thrilled to be back on the boards working with this extraordinary company. Earlier in her career, Susan spent 16 seasons at the Shaw Festival. Most recently she played in Josh MacDonald’s award-winning #IAMTHECHEESE, directed by Ann-Marie Kerr (Eastern Front Theatre and HTYP). She performed with Jeremy Webb in Under Milk Wood (Off the Leash), appeared as Nurse in Shakespeare in Love and Romeo and Juliet, Nat in Rabbit Hole (TNS Robert Merritt Award), and Nana in For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again (Neptune Theatre). Susan is a recipient of the Theatre Nova Scotia Legacy Award and has recently retired from the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University.

Susan Stackhouse

Older Woman

Blyth Credits: Glenn (The Eyes of Heaven by Beverley Cooper,...