For Blyth: Set, lights and projections for: Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott; The New Canadian Curling Club, Test Drive and Billy Bishop Goes to War; Set and light design for: The Drawer Boy, The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom, Queen Milli of Galt, The Pigeon Kin, If Truth Be Told, and A Huron County Christmas Carol. Lighting design for: Pearl Gidley, Stag and Doe, The Wilberforce Hote,; Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad; Set design for: Seeds
Since 1987 Steve has designed award winning sets and lighting for more than 500 productions of theatre, dance and performance art. His work has toured extensively and has been seen in 27 countries around the world. Steve has received several awards including four Dora Awards for his designs. He has also been nominated for several of Canada’s most prestigious awards including the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre and thirty three Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations.
Tamara Marie Kucheran
Tamara Marie Kucheran is an award-winning set and costume designer who centers her practice in an atmosphere of collaboration, trust, and respect with a focus on supporting performers to do their best work. She has had the privilege of collaborating with some of the industry’s top theatre creators on stages across Canada.
Tamara is a recipient of the prestigious Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design (2017). Other awards include a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Costume Design (nomination for Outstanding Set Design), a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Costume Design (multiple nominations for Set and Costume), a Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), and the Ian and Molly Lindsay Young Design Fellowship (Stratford Festival).
Tamara’s teaching credits include The National Theatre School of Canada, University of Victoria, University of Winnipeg, and Michigan State University. Tamara is a graduate of the University of Victoria (BFA with Distinction) and the National Theatre School of Canada. She recently completed her MA at the University of Guelph.
Tamara is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada | IATSE Local ADC659. Tamara is most proud of her role as Fynneas and Amelia’s mom. To learn more, please visit www.tamaramariekucheran.com
Multiple award winning actor/playwright/director Andrew Moodie has performed in countless productions all across the country. Some selected credits include: Better Living, Second Sheppard’s Play, Our Country’s Good (Great Canadian Theatre Company), Macbeth (Stratford), Satchmo Suite (Eastern Front), Death in New Orleans (One Yellow Rabbit), Hamlet (Soulpepper), Race (Ground Zero), Othello (Shakespeare in the Rough), Master Harold and the Boys (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Thirsty (National Arts Centre), Romeo and Juliet (Globe Theatre), Lear (Ad Hoc Collective) Playwrighting credits include: Riot, (Factory Theatre, GCTC, 1995), directed by Layne Coleman (winner of the 1996 Chalmers Award for Best New Play). Wilbur County Blues, (Blyth Festival, 1998). A Common Man’s Guide to
Loving Women, (Canadian Stage and the National Arts Centre, 1999). The Real McCoy, (Factory Theatre, GCTC 2007, 2008). Toronto the Good, (Factory Theatre 2009, Dora Award nomination).
Blyth Credits: The Drawer Boy (Assistant Stage Manager) The Berlin Blues and Ipperwash
Selected Credits: Orphan Song, Bunny, (Tarragon Theatre), The Fish Eyes Trilogy, Boys with Cars (Nightswimming), This, Flood Thereafter, (Canadian Stage Company), Dividing Lines, Madre, (Aluna Theatre), Public Servant, Weather the Weather, (Theatre Columbus / Common Boots), Gladstone Variations, Yichud (seclusion) (Convergence), The Silicone Diaries (Buddies in Bad Times), and 7 summers with Dream in High Park. Sandy is the great-grandson of Morley Plunkett of the almost forgotten WW1 Canadian Vaudeville Troupe, The Dumbells.
Select credits: 5 seasons as the sound designer for Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in the Park as well as designing the productions Venus in Fur, Liv Stein and Game of Love and Chance, creator and composer for the Last Donnelly Standing at Blyth in addition to designing productions of Mary’s Wedding,In the Wake of Wettlaufer, Truth be Told and The Drawer Boy. Lyon designed sound for clown duo Moro and Jasp with 9 to 5 and Stupefaction, Venus’ Daughter for Obsidian theatre, and Prairie Nurse, the Waltz and You Can’t Get There From Here, Vol. 3 for Factory Theatre and the Gig at theatre Aquarius.
Katerina is thrilled to be returning to the Blyth Festival this season, after working on The Team on the Hill, Jumbo, 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt, The New Canadian Curling Club, The Pigeon King, and Mr. New Years Eve. Elsewhere, her credits as a stage manager include Snow White, Selfie (Young People’s Theatre); Missing (Pacific Opera Victoria); Cabaret (Grand Theatre); Silence (National Arts Centre); Million Dollar Quartet, The Secret Mask (Theatre Northwest). As an assistant stage manager, she has worked on Cosi fan tutte, The Birds, Don Giovanni, Flight, Il trittico, La traviata, La boheme, Les Feluettes, The Magic Flute (Pacific Opera Victoria); Hamlet-911 (Stratford Festival); Mary Poppins, The Ladies Foursome (Grand Theatre); Twelfth Night (National Arts Centre).
Rachel Dawn Woods
Blyth: Dear Johnny Deere
Other Selected Theatre: Billy Elliot, Elf, Beneath Springhill, Alice in Pantoland (Neptune); Tell Tale Harbour, Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown), Cost of Living, The Candidate, Sweat, A Christmas Carol (Citadel); Heisenberg, The Comedy Company, Fly Me to the Moon, Annapurna (Shadow Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet (Mayfield); A Winter’s Tale, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Freewill Shakespeare); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Travesties, The Graduate (Segal); A Christmas Carol (TNB)