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"I didn't do anything wrong."
On November 8, 1946, Black Nova Scotian, Viola Desmond walked into the whites-only section of the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Unaware that the theatre was segregated, Viola took a seat on the main floor, instead of in the balcony where Black patrons were expected to sit. She was eventually arrested and dragged from the theatre.
In Controlled Damage, award-winning playwright Andrea Scott illuminates the story of Viola Desmond – a woman who took a stand against racial discrimination, by taking a seat at a theatre.
Enhance Your Experience
On Wednesday evenings, immediately after the performance, come up to the Drewlo Lounge for a brief guided discussion with Grand staff members, guest artists, and creative team members.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2023
- Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Enjoy cookies, tea or coffee, and stimulating discussion about Grand productions during Creative Conversations, pre-show in the Spriet Theatre. Arrive by 12:00pm to ensure you don’t miss out on insights from host James Stewart Reaney prior to the 1:00pm matinee.
- Wednesday, January 25, 2023
From the Stage Door
Theatre Credits (Selected): We Will Rock You, Obeah Opera, DreamGirl, The Wizard of Oz, Newsies, Da Kink in My Hair. Musical Direction: Once on This Island (Lower Ossington Theatre); Songs for a New World (Randolph College).
Other: Krystle is the Vocal Head at the Conservatory of Music and the Arts, and Creator of Vocalfy, an online vocal training platform.
Theatre Credits (Selected): 1851: Spirit & Voice (Soulpepper); Serving Elizabeth (Stratford Festival); Getting Married, SEX, Henry V, Hounds of The Baskervilles, Madness of George III, Dracula (Shaw Festival); Happy Birthday Baby J (Shadow Theatre); Alice The Magnet (Theatre Animal). Playwriting: Meet Chloe (Carousel Players). Assistant Directing: Harlem Duet (Bard on The Beach); among men (Factory Theatre); the cecil hotel (Theatre Erindale).
Other: A graduate of Sheridan College & University of Toronto, Mississauga
Theatre Credits (Selected): The Invisible (Catalyst); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (1st & 2nd National Tours); Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway, Stratford, La Jolla Playhouse); Camelot (Stratford); Cabaret, Trifles, The Light in the Piazza (Shaw); Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Sweeney Todd (Citadel); The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady (Western Canada Theatre); Les Misérables (Arts Club); The Jazz Singer (HGJTC); Musical Stage Company, Niagara Symphony.
Film and TV Credits: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Workin’ Moms, Luckiest Girl Alive, Mayday, Christmas Movie Magic, Reign, Good Witch, America’s Got Talent, The Tony Awards.
Theatre Credits (selected): Mamma Mia (Broadway); Urinetown - Dora Award (CanStage); Rock of Ages, Billy Elliot (Mirvish); True Love Lies (Factory Theatre) Renovations for Six (Theatre Aquarius); Wrong Son (NAC); Light in The Piazza (Theatre Calgary); Children of God (Canadian Tour); Liberty Valance RoyalMTC); Hamlet, Richard III, Coriolanus, Oklahoma, Fuente Ovejuna, Trojan Women, The Three Musketeers (Stratford Festival).
Film/TV(selected): Manchurian Candidate, Akilla’s Escape, The Barrens, Ten Truths About Love, Albatross, Heartland, Copper (Series Regular), Designated Survivor, Suits, Good Witch, Murdoch Mysteries.
Theatre Credits (Selected): Chicago (Stratford Festival); Fame (Randolph Theatre).
Film and TV Credits: The Way of Life (2022)
Other: Graduate from Randolph College with the Triple Threat and Governor General Award. dacostatalent.com/gracie-mack
Theatre Credits (Selected): “Lola” in Kinky Boots (Arts Club); Caroline or Change (Musical Stage/Obsidian); Brigadoon, The Horse and His Boy, Me and My Girl, Ragtime (Shaw Festival); The Wizard of Oz, Kinky Boots (US National Tour/Mirvish Productions); Hairspray, The Producers (Mirvish Productions); “Beast” in Beauty and the Beast, James and the Giant Peach (Young People’s Theatre); “Sebastian” in The Little Mermaid, The Buddy Holly Story (The Globe); To Kill a Mockingbird, My One and Only (Stratford Festival).
Theatre Credits (Selected): Ride the Cyclone, The Wizard of Oz (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Dixon Road (Musical Stage Company); The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Disney Hero’s and Villains ( AK Arts Academy); The Little Mermaid (Musical Theatre Productions).
Film and TV Credits (Selected): Black is Beautiful, Fracture, Nova:Prime, Shelter
Other: Graduate of the B.MusA program at Western University, Graduate Certificates in Corporate a communications and public relations from Fanshawe and Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
Theatre Credits (Selected): Hamlet (Stratford Festival); The Cold War (VideoCabaret); Public Enemy, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure For Measure (Canadian Stage); Every Brilliant Thing, Perfect Wedding, Miss Caledonia (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Flick (Outside the March/Crow’s Theatre).
Film/TV (Selected): Going, Going (short film by Fiona Highet); Carmen (feature film score).
Upcoming: Frankenstein (Kidoons/Wyrd Productions)
Other: Richard has been creating music and soundscapes for theatre, dance & film since 1992. He has won seven Dora Awards, the 1999 Pauline McGibbon Award, and was the first sound designer ever shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize, in 2012.
Theatre Credits (Selected): Hamlet-911, Hosanna, The Tempest (Stratford Festival); The Birds and the Bees, Aladdin: The Panto, Snow White: The Panto, Weekend Comedy, Perfect Wedding (Drayton Entertainment); The Fixer-Upper, It’s Your Funeral, Lunenburg, Buying the Farm, Birds of a Feather, Storm Warning, Wrong for Each Other, Knickers! A Brief Comedy (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); The Normal Heart (Studio 180/Buddies in Bad TimesTheatre); Forests (Tarragon Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (Silver Mist Productions).
Upcoming: Controlled Damage, Homes: A Refugee Story (Grand Theatre)
Other: Love to Phil, Michael and Charlie.
Theatre Credits (selected): Anne of Green Gables, Munschables (Charlottetown Festival); Sweeney Todd, The Gamblers, The Prince of Homburg, I Claudia, The Last of Romeo & Juliet, Offline (Talk is Free Theatre); Miracle on 34th Street (Chemainus Theatre Centre); The Last 5 Years, She Loves me, The 39 Steps (Rose Theatre, Brampton); Legally Blonde (Theatre Sheridan); Gin Game, Cottagers & Indians, Crimes of the Heart, Boeing Boeing, Dial M for Murder, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Barefoot in the Park (Watermark Theatre)
Theatre Credits (Selected): The 39 Steps (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Bon Appetit and the Italian Lesson (Pacific Opera Victoria); The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito (Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People); Flight (Pacific Opera Victoria)