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Davies, Heather


Heather was raised in Toronto. She lived in the UK for twenty years, returning in 2007, and now lives in Stratford, ON. Stage Adaptations: Toronto Noir, (SummerWorks 2009), Judith (SpringWorks 2013/2014), George Ryga’s novel Night Desk (SpringWorks 2015), A Christmas Carol (Theatre Northwest 2015).  Dramaturgy: The Ecstacy of Rita Joe (Opera libretto and composer, Victor Davies, from The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, by George Ryga), Suicide Brunette/ The Native, (by Gary Mitchell and Christopher Hanvey, Old Red Lion, London, UK), Shakespeare’s Saints and Sinner, (by Heather Davies and Tom Peters, Oxford, UK), Stratford Talking (fifteen writers, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK), Airline Icarus, (by Brian Current, Opera Breve, Vancouver, BC), Bring Me Sunshine, (by Simon Stephens, Edinburgh, UK). Director: The Grand Theatre: Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash, Calendar Girls, Cinderella, (all mainstage) Footloose, Anything Goes, Macbeth (High School Projects), Playwrights Cabaret 2010-2012, The Little Prince, Lombardo; Shirley Valentine, (Persephone). The Royal Shakespeare Company: Stratford Talking, The Witch, Desire Under the Elms. In the U.K.: Babes in Arms, (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), The Native/Suicide Brunette (Old Red Lion); Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Saints and Sinners and The Taming of the Shrew (Creation Theatre); Plunder (Watermill Theatre/Greenwich Theatre); Copenhagen, Neville’s Island (Watermill); Lope de Vega’s Montagues and Capulets (RSC/Capital Centre); Poor Mrs. Pepys (New Vic Theatre); A New Vision of Life (Royal Albert Hall); Party Pieces (The Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon).  Stratford Festival: Assistant director, Cymbeline. 2011: assistant director of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Michael Langham workshop presentations: The Roman Actor, The Renegado. Education Department: Workshops and Michigan Residency, 2012. Other: Toronto Noir (SummerWorks); Educating Rita, Laughing Wild, Blithe Spirit (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Medea (PAC, Richmond, Virginia). As Associate Director and Resident Director: The Winter’s Tale (U.K. and international tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Calico (West End); two seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company including the Jacobethan Season (for which the RSC won an Olivier Award, in London’s West End, Outstanding Achievement). Training: Ryerson University (BFA, theatre), York University (MFA, theatre) and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, U.K. Extensive dance, movement and music training. Web site: www.heatherdavies.com

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