The Wizard of Oz – HUB Learning


THE WIZARD OF OZ

By L. Frank Baum

Adapted by Andrew Scanlon

Cast (Alphabetical)

THE COWARDLY LION / ZEKE – Kevin Corey

THE TIN MAN / HICKORY – Daniel Fong

WICKED WITCH / MISS GULTCH – Elinor Holt

AUNTIE EM / GLINDA THE GOOD WITCH / CHANCELLOR – Tara Jackson

UNCLE HENRY / THE WIZARD / GUARDIAN / WINKIE GENERAL – Kevin Rothery

THE SCARECROW / HOKE – Tenaj Williams

DOROTHY – Kiana Wu

Creative Team

DIRECTOR – Haysam Kadri

STAGE MANAGER – Ruby Dawn Eustaquio


Traditional Land Acknowledgement

Alberta Theatre Projects acknowledges that we gather and create on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.


Kevin Corey – The Cowardly Lion / Zeke

Kevin was last seen at Alberta Theatre Projects in ZORRO: Family Code. Other past productions include: The Hollow, Dial M for Murder, The Heat of the Night, The Ends of the Earth and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Deathtrap and Strangers on a Train with Vertigo Theatre, The Louder We Get, Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Crucible, One Man Two Guvnors, Much Ado About Nothing, 25TH Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Calgary); GLORY, Charlotte’s Web, The Wizard of Oz (2011), Seussical the Musical, Tyland (Alberta Theatre Projects); A Few Good Men, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Old Nick, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Caravan Farm Theatre); Twisted (FORTE Musical Theatre Guild). Kevin is the recipient several Betty Mitchell awards here in Calgary as well as an award nominee in Edmonton, Vancouver and Edinburgh Scotland. 


Daniel Fong – The Tin Man / Hickory

For Alberta Theatre Projects: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (A Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Production), Fortune Falls (Catalyst Theatre), The Circle. ELSEWHERE: A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary), Gutenberg The Musical! (Lunchbox), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, The Skin of Our Teeth (Rosebud); US (Globe Theatre), [Title of Show] (Birnton Theatricals), Journey of a Lifetime (Quest Theatre/Heritage Park), The Tempest, Twelfth Night, DiVerseCity (The Shakespeare Company); A Christmas Carol (Belfry Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare by the Bow), Spring Awakening (ACT). FILM/TV: Fargo, Wynonna Earp, Mutant World, The Dorm, Forsaken, Klondike. @thedfong


Elinor Holt – Wicked Witch / Miss Gultch

For Alberta Theatre Projects: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, To the Light, Charlotte’s Web, Slipper, The Wizard of Oz (2011). Select credits elsewhere: Pig Girl (Theatre Network), The Soul Collector (Catalyst Theatre), The Ecstatics (Northern Light Theatre), Fly Me to the Moon (Shadow Theatre), Matara (Workshop West Theatre), Our Town (Caravan Farm Theatre), Lilia! (Rosebud Theatre), Bingo Ladies (Hudson Village Theatre), Becky’s New Car (Theatre North West), Romeo & Juliet (The Globe Theatre), Richard III (The Shakespeare Company/Hit&Myth), Sweeney Todd (Vertigo Theatre), The Humans (Theatre Calgary), Drinking Habits (Stage West Theatre), Shakespeare’s Will (Sage Theatre), The Pink Unicorn (Lunchbox Theatre).


Tara Jackson – Auntie Em/Glinda the Good/Chancellor

Tara was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and is of Jamaican/Haitian heritage. She began singing at the age of 3 and has had a passion for it ever since. As a child, Tara was immersed into music through singing and piano lessons and studied dance as well as various sports. With such strong taking to music and after competing in local events and attending and graduating from Berklee College Of Music with honours, she knew she was meant to pursue a career in creating music and storytelling. Select credits include: The Color Purple (Neptune, Citadel/RMTC), Hadestown (Citadel), Jesus Christ Superstar, Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), Brave Girl (Lunchbox). “So grateful to be storytelling and making art in any capacity in these challenging times. I hope you at home can feel the love and enjoy the virtual show!” @taraatee www.musicaltokens.com


Kevin Rothery – Uncle Henry/The Wizard/Guardian/Winkie General

For Alberta Theatre Projects: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Becky’s New Car, The Wizard of Oz (2011). A native Calgarian, Kevin has appeared in The Audience, One Man Two Guvnors and several seasons as Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Young Frankenstein, The Wedding Singer (Stage West Calgary); It’s a Wonderful Life, In Flanders Fields (Lunchbox Theatre) – Betty Mitchell Nomination; Fool for Love (Sage Theatre / Shadow Theatre) – Betty Mitchell Nomination and Winner of the Calgary Critics Award for “Featured Actor in a Play or Musical, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Sage Theatre) – Betty Mitchell Nomination; The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe Theatre – Regina). Kevin’s TV and Movie credits include The Reckoning (Hallmark), Hell On Wheels (AMC); I Dream of Murder (Nomadic Pictures); Snow Globe (ABC Family).


Tenaj Williams – The Scarecrow / Hoke

Selected Theatre Credits: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Citadel), Sweat (Theatre Aquarius), The Color Purple (Citadel/MTC, Neptune Theatre), Charlotte’s Web (Alberta Theatre Projects), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Shakespeare Company/Alberta Theatre Projects), A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary) Touch Me: Songs for a (Dis)Connected Age (Theatre Calgary/Forte Musical Theatre), Naughty But Nice (Forte Musical Theatre), King Lear, All’s Well that Ends Well (Shakespeare Company), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Rosebud). @tenajwilliams


Kiana Wu – Dorothy

Kiana is a Taiwanese-Canadian actor born and raised in Mohkinstsis on Treaty 7 Territory. Most recent performing credits include The Essentials (Field Work Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Theatre Calgary, Shakespeare by the Bow), Lighting The Way (Downstage Theatre), A Dinner Party (Bad Knaps Theatre Collective) and more. She is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio in New York, where she produced her first short play, Half Empty; Half Full at two different theatre festivals. Her playwright/producer pursuits continue with her new one act play, The Strid, premiering in spring of 2021 with Downstage Theatre at the inaugural Shake Up Festival. Kiana currently works for Inside Out Theatre, sits as a Board Member for Swallow-A-Bicycle theatre, is a member of the Calgary chapter for The 3.7 Initiative, and is a co-contributor for The 35//50 Initiative. She is grateful to be stepping onto the Martha Cohen stage for the first time, and her sincerest hope is that in a time where we cannot gather, that all audience members may imagine their own Oz; where we are reminded of our homes and roots, where we can dream of better worlds, and where good people find each other. More at kianawu.com.


Andrew Scanlon – Playwright

Andrew has worked in Canadian theatre for 20 years. His first work as a playwright, Come Fly With Me, was seen at theatres across the country, including a production at Calgary’s Lunchbox Theatre. He appeared onstage in the Original Canadian Company of Kinky Boots at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, and later joined the Tony-winning show’s First National Tour, crisscrossing America and Japan. His work closer to home includes credits at Luminato, Neptune Theatre, The Globe, The Grand, Aquarius, Musical Stage, Stage West and Drayton. He has also participated variously in the development and recording of new work by Britta and Anika Johnson, Sara Farb, Erin Shields, Bryce Kulak, Joey Miller and Norm Foster.


Haysam Kadri – Director

Haysam is an Actor, Director, and Theatre Instructor. As the Artistic Producer of The Shakespeare Company and Program Director for Shakespeare by the Bow in Calgary, Haysam has made it a priority to establish a solid foundation for classical work in Alberta by entertaining audiences through producing and performing of classics, developing and cultivating the talents of emerging artists, and finally, focusing on student education via performances, workshops, and classes.


Ruby Dawn Eustaquio – Stage Manager

For Alberta Theatre Projects: Becky’s New Car, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Wizard of Oz (2011), Seussical The Musical, Shakespeare’s Dog, Highest Step In The World, 08/09 Enbridge playRites Festival. Selected credits elsewhere: Christmas Carol 2015-2019, Honour Beat, The Humans (Theatre Calgary), Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem, Nine Dragons, The Big Sleep, Wait Until Dark, Shear Madness, Gaslight, Sweeney Todd, Twelve Angry Men (Vertigo Theatre). She was a part of the cast and crew of Dirty Laundry, Calgary Improvised Soap Opera for 13 years. Ruby Dawn is thrilled to be sharing and being creative with fellow friends here at Alberta Theatre Projects.