GLORY Company Bios

Kevin Corey – Herbert Fach

For ATP: Tyland, Seussical the Musical, Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web (2014). Elsewhere: GLORY (Western Canada Theatre), The Crucible, One Man Two Guvnors, Much Ado About Nothing, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Calgary); The Hollow, Dial M for Murder, In the Heat of The Night, The Ends of the Earth (Vertigo Theatre); Richard III (Shakespeare Company), Twisted (FORTE), The Blue Orphan (Catalyst Theatre), A Few Good Men, A Christmas Carol, Julius Caesar, Hamlet (Citadel Theatre); Old Nick, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Caravan Theatre); The Bone House (Edinburgh Fringe), The Black Rider (November Theatre), as well as 10 season’s with the Free Will Shakespeare Festival. Film/TV: Fargo, Hell on Wheels, Heartland, The Revenant. Awards: Betty Mitchell Awards for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and One Man Two Guvnors. Kevin is excited to be working on this new Canadian work with Tracey and James.

Kate Dion-Richard – Helen Schmuck

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Harvey (Western Gold Theatre), GLORY (Western Canada Theatre), Jeeves Takes a Bow (Chemainus Theatre Festival), The Dining Room (Western Gold Theatre), The Odd Couple (Arts Club), This is War (Rumble: Tremors), The Flick, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blue Bridge Repertory); Debts (Itsazoo). In London, UK: A Doll’s House (Greenwich Playhouse), The Government Inspector (Lost Theatre), Mr. Marmalade (Finborough Theatre), Auditorium (Edinburgh Fringe). Select Film/TV: Once Upon a Time, Death Note, Same Time Next Week, Finding Mr. Right II, Bridal Wave, Psych, The Wolf Man, The Young Victoria. Thank you to James and Tracey for this beautiful production. Shout out to cousin Rocket Richard, Ma, Pops, S, H, J and my B.

Gili Roskies – Marm (Margaret) Schmuck

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: GLORY (Western Canada Theatre), Dressing for a Wedding, Cool Beans (Solo Collective); Tagged (Green Thumb), The Out Vigil (Twenty-Something), Ghosts in Baghdad (Working Spark), Hotel Bethlehem (Ruby Slippers), Broken Sex Doll, Zombie Syndrome (Virtual Stage); The Secret in the Wings, The Park, Where’s Charley?, The Winter’s Tale (Studio 58). Film/TV: Naked Night Bike, Seasick, The Flash. Awards: Best Acting Award – Bloodshots (Seasick); Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble (Cool Beans). The warmest ‘Thank You’ to Tracey Power for writing this relevant piece and James MacDonald for understanding it. Gili is a graduate of Studio 58.

Katie Ryerson – Hilda Ranscombe

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: GLORY (Western Canada Theatre), Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion, The Sound of Music (National Arts Centre); Sense & Sensibility (The Citadel), Armstrong’s War (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Into the Woods (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Janet Wilson Meets The Queen (Prix Rideau Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance), Ordinary Days, GenerousPomme & ‘Restes: Shipwrecked! (Great Canadian Theatre Company); Dream a Little Dream (The Grand), The Wizard of Oz (The Globe); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors (a Company of Fools). Training: Ryerson University (BFA); Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Training Program. A born Calgarian, Katie is thrilled to be performing in her original hometown. Enormous thanks to this incredible team of artists, and love to Warren. Enjoy!

Morgan Yamada – Nellie Ranscombe

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: GLORY (Western Canada Theatre), In Shoes (Short Girl Productions), Peter and the Starcatcher (Citadel Theatre), Fiddle Cat (Kompany Family Theatre), Lunch with Mother (Short Girl Productions) Under Cover (Concrete Theatre), Dead Centre of Town 2015 & 2016 (Catch the Keys Productions). Film/TV: Super Drycleaners, Mental Case, No Return. Morgan is so happy to be collaborating with such an amazing team of artists! She would like to thank her family, friends and wonderful partner for all of their support! She hopes you enjoy the show!

Tracey Power – Playwright, Choreographer

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Playwright/Choreographer: GLORY (Western Canada Theatre), Miss Shakespeare (Firehall Arts Centre). Creator/Director: Chelsea Hotel, The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Theatre Calgary/Rodeo/Firehall National Tour). Choreographer: Peter & The Startcatcher (Citadel Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Bard on the Beach), Onegin (Arts Club). Actor: Clybourne Park & Blackbird (Citadel Theatre), UBUNTU The Cape Town Project (Theatre Calgary/Rodeo/Western Canada Theatre). Playwright: Back to You, The Great Mountain, Garage Alec and adaptations of the Jungle Book, Caesar. Film/TV: Love You to Death, Supernatural. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award (Living Shadows: A Story of Mary Pickford), Jessie Richardson Award (Miss Shakespeare, The Back Kitchen Release Party).

James MacDonald – Director

For ATP: The Myth of Summer. Elsewhere: GLORY, Million Dollar Quartet, A Christmas Carol (Western Canada Theatre); With a Twist (Lunchbox), Miss Shakespeare (Musical Theatre Works), Julius Caesar (Stratford Festival), The Old Ladies (Shaw Festival), Much Ado about Nothing, As You Like It (Canadian Stage); 15 productions at The Citadel Theatre, seven productions at the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Awards: Dora (Fire), Sterling (Vimy). James’ grandmother was the first woman elected to the Calgary Separate School Board. He is the artistic director of Western Canada Theatre, and the former director of the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Happy 90th to Aunt Floss!

Narda McCarroll – Set/Lighting Design 

For ATP: To the Light, Gracie, Slipper, Cockroach, The Circle, Becky’s New Car, Around the World in 80 Days, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Red, Mary’s Wedding, The Wizard of Oz, Shakespeare’s Dog, The Drowning Girls, Vincent in Brixton, The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook, Plan B.  Elsewhere: GLORY (Western Canada Theatre), Blow Wind High Water (Theatre Calgary), The Drowning Girls, The Turn of the Screw, Sweeney Todd, The 39 Steps (Vertigo Theatre); Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre), Othello (The Shakespeare Company), Peter and the Starcatcher, Extinction Song, Vimy (Citadel Theatre); The Trespassers (Belfry, Vancouver Playhouse), The Mikado (Calgary Opera). Film: Costume design for Cut Bank. Awards: 4 Sterlings and 2 Betty Mitchell Awards.

Cindy Wiebe – Costume Design

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: GLORY, Made in Italy, Are We Cool Now?, A Christmas Story, A Christmas Carol, Having Hope at Home (Western Canada Theatre); The Tempest, Elizabeth Rex, Romeo and Juliet (Project X); Don’t Dress for Dinner (Thousand Islands Playhouse/Western Canada Theatre).

Steve Charles – Sound Design

For ATP: Empire of the Son. Steve Charles is a composer and performer from Vancouver. Highlights include: Othello (Bard on the Beach), Love Bomb (Shameless Hussies), Urinetown (Firehall Theatre), Avenue Q (Arts Club), Brief Encounter (Playhouse/MTC), Dance Marathon (Bluemouth Inc.), The French-Canadian talent show Galala on TV Unis and Pacifique en Chanson. He is a co-founder of the Escape Artists who produced Miss Shakespeare and J.Caesar in 2015 and continues to perform in their show Chelsea Hotel in theatres across Canada. He tours internationally with The Fugitives and Viper Central as a multi-instrumentalist. He is very excited to be working on GLORY!

Lisa Russell – Stage Manager 

For ATP: Debut. Elsewhere: Hadestown (Citadel Theatre), GLORY, The Cure for Death by Lightning, Liberation Days, Les Misérables, The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls (Western Canada Theatre); A Soldier’s War, Romeo and Juliet, The Drowning Girls, O.C.Dean, Pride and Prejudice, A Doll’s House (Globe Theatre); Die Fledermaus, Madame Butterfly (Calgary Opera); Souvenirs, The December Man, Steel Kiss (Green Thumb Theatre); Doubt, A Parable (Theatre Calgary/Manitoba Theatre Centre); Shirley Valentine, Anything Goes (The Grand Theatre); seven seasons at the Stratford Festival, Production Stage Manager for the Summer Arts Festival at the Banff Centre for four years. Awards: Two Tyrone Guthrie Awards from the Stratford Festival.

Kelley Cheetham – Assistant Stage Manager

For ATP: Red, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Junior Apprentice 2008-2009 Season. Elsewhere: Naughty… But Nice! 2016 and 2017 (Forte Musical Theatre), The Barber of Seville (Calgary Opera), Apple, Bea, King Kirby (Sage Theatre); The Skin of Our Teeth (Rosebud Theatre), The Mousetrap, The Ends of the Earth (Vertigo); The Floating Mouse (Green Fools), Jeeves in Bloom, It’s A Wonderful Life, All Shook Up, Amadeus (Chemainus); Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Calgary). Kelley is over the moon to return to ATP, especially for a show about one of her first loves: hockey! Love and thanks to her ever-supportive family and friends.