Gil Garratt

Gil Garratt

Role: Director
Categories: The Farm Show: Then & Now Creative Team

Actor, director, playwright, collaborator, Gil has been with the Blyth Festival in some capacity or other since 1999. Outstanding shows over the years have included: The Donnellys: A Trilogy, Death of the Hired Man, The Drawer Boy, The Outdoor Donnellys, World Without Shadows, Pearl Gidley, The Nutalls, A Killing Snow, the Last Donnelly Standing, The Pigeon King, In the Wake of Wettlaufer. Gil has been artistic director since 2014, and lives on a little farm in Central Huron with his wife and four beautiful children.

Gil Garratt

Director

Actor, director, playwright, collaborator, Gil has been with the Blyth...

Beth Kates

Role: Set & Lighting Design
Categories: The Farm Show: Then & Now Creative Team

Beth Kates

Set & Lighting Design

Sandy Plunkett

Role: Production Stage Manager
Categories: The Farm Show: Then & Now Creative Team

Blyth Festival: The Donnelly Trilogy, The Drawer Boy, Berlin Blues, Ipperwash, 

Selected Credits: Guilt (A Love Story), Withrow Park. Orphan Song, Bunny, (Tarragon Theatre), New, Bigger than Jesus, (Necessary Angel) The Fish Eyes Trilogy, Boys with Cars (Nightswimming), 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 Canadian Stage.

Sandy is the great-grandson of Morley Plunkett of the almost forgotten WW1 Canadian Vaudeville Troupe, The Dumbells.

Sandy Plunkett

Production Stage Manager

Blyth Festival: The Donnelly Trilogy, The Drawer Boy, Berlin Blues,...

Lyon Smith

Role: Sound Designer
Categories: The Farm Show: Then & Now Creative Team

For Blyth: The Donnellys: A Trilogy, Liars at a Funeral, The Real McCoy, Last Donnelly Standing, Mary’s Wedding, In the Wake of Wettlaufer, Truth be Told and The Drawer Boy.  

Select Credits: Witness for the Prosecution (Shaw Festival); Hamlet, Macbeth, the Taming of the Shrew, Venus in Fur, Liv Stein and Game of Love and Chance (Canadian Stage); Venus’s Daughter (Obsidian Theatre); Prairie Nurse, the Waltz  and You Can’t Get There From Here, Vol. 3 (Factory Theatre); The Gig  and Shirley Valentine (Theatre Aquarius); Stag and Doe and Shirley Valentine (The Capital Theatre). 

Lyon Smith

Sound Designer

For Blyth: The Donnellys: A Trilogy, Liars at a Funeral,...

Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston

Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston

Role: Costume Design
Categories: The Farm Show: Then & Now Creative Team

Blyth Credits: The Donnellys: A TrilogyThe Drawer Boy, Jewel, Huron County Christmas Carol,  Wing Night at the Boot, Kitchen Radio, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Innocence Lost, Against the Grain, The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom, Queen Milli of Galt, Schoolhouse, The Thirteenth One, Test Drive, Overboard!, Barndance Live!

Jennifer is honoured to be working on three new productions for Blyth’s 50th season! Jennifer has been fascinated with the language of clothes since she was a teenager and the study of clothing is her passion. She is a designer, educator, creator and purveyor of costume and fashion.  Jennifer is the owner of Pick a Posie Vintage – just down the street at the corner of Wellington and Queen. Drop by for a visit!

Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston

Costume Design

Blyth Credits: The Donnellys: A Trilogy, The Drawer Boy, Jewel, Huron County Christmas...