The Silver Arrow
The Untold Story of Robin Hood
The world premiere of a new twist on the classic Robin Hood adventure story, featuring a female protagonist and awe-inspiring aerial acrobatics.
To listen to The Silver Arrow Theme Song So You Think You Know Robin Hood by Hawksley Workman, click here.
Set and Costume Design by DREW FACEY
Lighting Design by LEIGH ANN VARDY
Sound Design by OWEN HUTCHINSON
Showcasing the participants of the 2018 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program and members of Firefly Theatre & Circus
Cast & Creative Team
- Lara ArabianLady Joanna Fitzooth/Dell×Lara ArabianLady Joanna Fitzooth/Dell
Lara is a trilingual Dora-nominated, Toronto-based performer by way of Beirut, Lebanon, upstate N.Y., and Paris, France. Most recently, she was in the acclaimed remounts of Modern Times/Aluna Theatre’s Blood Wedding (Six Dora awards including Outstanding Production), and Theatre Fix’s The Container. Recent television credits include Murdoch Mysteries, Kim’s Convenience, Taken, Dark Matter and STiR, which has been showcased at numerous international film festivals. She is currently developing her first one-woman show. Love to R, S and the Arabian/Brodey clan.
- April BaniganRockette×April BaniganRockette
After training in Banff with this lot, it’s with joy that April performs in this show. Previous Citadel productions include: The Constant Wife, Death of a Salesman and A Christmas Carol, in which she performed for 10 years. Other credits include My One and Only, The Blue Light (Workshop West); Blood Oranges, Silence (NLT); Age of Arousal (Maggie Tree); The Last Train, and BostonMarriage (Shadow). April also teaches drama at the Foote Theatre School. Love and thanks to Sean, Jezec, and Avram.
- Daniel BriereMuch the Miller/Lord Fitzwater×Daniel BriereMuch the Miller/Lord Fitzwater
Daniel is thrilled to be joining the Silver Arrow team. Trained at MRC in Calgary and The National Theatre School in Montreal, Daniel currently makes his home in Toronto. Recent credits include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo andJuliet (Stratford Festival); Chasse Galerie, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Shrew! (Storefront Theatre). Television and film credits include: Imposters, Reign, Rookie Blue, Murdoch Mysteries, The Bridge. Thank you to Debra, Denis, and Katie for your constant love and support.
- Patricia CerraScarlet×Patricia CerraScarlet
Patricia was last seen in the Citadel/RMTC co-production Shakespeare in Love. Recent credits: I Heard About Your Murder (Teatro La Quindicina); Soliciting Temptation (co-production Sage/Shadow); and Gordon (Theatre Network). She has worked with Blarney Productions, Send in the Girls, Northern Light Theatre, and has toured several times with Concrete Theatre and the Alberta Workers Health Centre. Training: Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program; University of Alberta BFA program. This summer, see Patricia in A New Play (Teatro La Quindicina).
- Camila Diaz-VarelaAmal Abdal×Camila Diaz-VarelaAmal Abdal
Camila Diaz-Varela is a Mexican-Canadian theatre maker and musician based in Tkaronto, on Dish with One Spoon wampum belt treaty territory. She was born in Kjipuktuk, on unceded Mi'kmaq territory (also known as Halifax, Nova Scotia) and is very proud of it. She performs both for theatre and as an independent singer-songwriter, and has presented original work in the Rhubarb Festival, Caminos Festival and SummerWorks Festival. Amor infinito a mi familia - no podría acer esto sin ustedes. @camilstown
- Victor DolhaiPrince John×Victor DolhaiPrince John
Victor is thrilled to be returning to the Citadel after a decade. Theatre credits include productions with Bard on the Beach, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre (Founding Artist), Chemainus Theatre Festival, Theatre North West, Shakespeare in the Ruff, The Belfry, Electric Company Theatre, Persephone Theatre, Patrick Street, Itsazoo Productions, Kaleidoscope Theatre, SNAFU Dance Theatre (Founding Artist), as well as 21 cabarets with Atomic Vaudeville, and three seasons at the Stratford Festival. Film and television credits include Raf, Reboot: The Guardian Code, and Android Employed.
- Michael DufaysSir Guy of Gisbourne×Michael DufaysSir Guy of Gisbourne
This is Michael's third appearance at the Citadel, having also performed in Marty Chan's, Forbidden Phoenix and Tom Wood's production of Romeo and Juliet. He is also a certified Fight Director with Fight Director's Canada. Favourite theatre credits include Daniel McIvor's, Arigato, Tokyo (Dora nominee); The Voice of the Turtle (CCC Award nominee-best actor); and working as Assistant Fight Director at the Stratford Festival for 2009 and 2010. Love to Casey, Jax, my family, and my new baby!
- Scott FarleyMac×Scott FarleyMac
Scott is elated to be making his Citadel Theatre debut! He graduated from the classical theatre program at George Brown and the improvisation conservatory at The Second City in Toronto. Some of his favourite credits include: The Moblees Live! (Drayton Entertainment); The War of the Roses: A Game of Kings (Theatre Aquarius); The Wedding Singer, and Twelfth Night (Hart House Theatre, winner - Best Supporting Actor). Film and television credits include: Private Eyes, Elliot the Littlest Reindeer, Glowbies, and The Moblees. Instagram: @thefarlsbarkley
- Jesse GervaisSheriff of Nottingham×Jesse GervaisSheriff of Nottingham
Credits include Crazy for You, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, One Man, Two Guvnors, Measure for Measure and A Christmas Carol (Citadel); Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Free Will Players); 6.0 …, The Fourth GradersPresent…, Fat Pig (NLT); 10\12, Passion Play, Realistic Joneses (Wild Side Productions); Buddy, Little One, Let the Light of DayThrough (Theatre Network). Television credits include Tiny Plastic Men (Super Channel); and Caution: May Contain Nuts (APTN). Jesse has a BFA from the University of Alberta.
- Kristi HansenMaid Bina Fitzooth×Kristi HansenMaid Bina Fitzooth
Kristi’s selected credits include Irma Voth (Theatre Network); The Hollow (Vertigo Theatre); Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Citadel); Christina/Philippe (NLT); 10 out of 12 and Passion Play (Wild Side Productions); The Jazz Mother and Pith (Teatro la Quindicina); The Sound of Music (NAC); King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Freewill); The Supine Cobbler, Monstrosities, Age of Arousal, and Folie à Deux (Maggie Tree). Kristi is the co-Artistic Director of the Maggie Tree and the co-Artistic Producer of Azimuth Theatre.
- Katelyn McCullochMaid Marian Fitzwater/Aerial Captain×Katelyn McCullochMaid Marian Fitzwater/Aerial Captain
Katelyn McCulloch is an award-winning actor and aerialist, based in Toronto. Select theatre credits include: Jerusalem (Company Theatre/Outside the March); Treasure Island, Romeo and Juliet, The Breathing Hole (Stratford Theatre Festival); Liver (Kat Sandler); and The Heart of Robinhood (MTC/Mirvish). TV/Film: Becoming Burlesque, Mind Fudge, Incorporated, and Reign. Upcoming: Stones (Aluna Theatre) and No Woman’s Land (Jaberi DanceTheatre). Katelyn holds a BFA in Acting from York University and was trained in Aerial Arts at Cirque-ability. www.katelynmcculloch.com
- Natasha MumbaJetta John×Natasha MumbaJetta John
Born in Zambia and now based in Ontario, Natasha is thrilled to be out west, connecting with this amazing theatre community! Selected credits: Millennial Malcontent (Tarragon); Dracula, and The Adventures of the Black Girl (Shaw Festival). Upcoming: Henry V, Hounds of the Baskerville (Shaw Festival); and Middletown (Crow’s Theatre). She would like to thank her parents for their unwavering support and her fantastic cast and crew who have been an absolute thrill to work with! @tashamum
- Kevin OuelletWilliam of Trent×Kevin OuelletWilliam of Trent
Kevin is ecstatic to be making his Citadel Theatre debut! He is very grateful for the opportunity to have participated in the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program and to be a part of this loving ensemble. Select credits include Panache (Firefly Theatre); Sky Life (Firefly Theatre); Craniatrium (Firefly Theatre); as well as Tristan in Tristan and Isolde (Serca Festival). Kevin would like to say THANK YOU! to his family, friends, Annie and the Firefly Theatre family for all of their love and support.
- Giovanni SpinaRobert Fitzooth×Giovanni SpinaRobert Fitzooth
Giovanni is honoured to play Robert in The Silver Arrow, the training and preparation for this role has lifted him to new heights. Hailing from Toronto, he is eager to make this his Western Canada debut. Giovanni graduated from Ryerson (Acting BFA), University of Toronto (Classical Voice – ArtDip), and most recently adds this year’s Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program to a journey of learning. Giovanni would like to thank his family and girlfriend for their loving support.
- Stephanie WolfeHelen of Selston×Stephanie WolfeHelen of Selston
Stephanie is thrilled to be combining her love of theatre and circus. Favourites include: Peter and the Starcatcher, The Curious Incident of the Dog ... , Angels in America Part 2 and How I Learned to Drive (Citadel); Othello (NAC); Burning Bluebeard, The Search For Signs... (EAT/Teatro la Quindicina); and the award-winning Canadian Comedy, Die Nasty (Founding Member). TV/Film: Tiny Plastic Men (Super Channel); and A Frosty Affair (Feature Film). Stephanie has received AMPIA and Sterling awards for her work.
- Louisa ZhuTaka/Fight Captain×Louisa ZhuTaka/Fight Captain
Louisa is based in Toronto and is thrilled to have been part of the 2018 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Recent credits include: Reflector (Theatre Gargantua); Sex Tape Project (fu-GEN); and Treasure Island (Solar Stage) from which she earned a Dora nomination as part of the acting ensemble. She will be appearing soon in a new series, Rising Suns, as a series regular. Louisa is also a Certified Fight Instructor and the current Director of Training for Fight Directors Canada.
- Daryl CloranDirector×Daryl CloranDirector
Daryl is the Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre, and was previously the Artistic Director of Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops, B.C.), and Theatrefront (Toronto). Directing credits include: Shakespeare in Love (Citadel), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Bard on the Beach); Liberation Days (Theatre Calgary); Mary Poppins (Persephone); Tribes (Canadian Stage); Generous (Tarragon); Afterplay (Shaw Festival); and international collaborations RETURN (TheSarajevo Project) and UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project). Daryl lives in Edmonton with his wife, Holly, and their sons, Liam, and Jack.
- Mieko OuchiPlaywright×Mieko OuchiPlaywright
Mieko is a playwright, actor, and director working in theatre, film, and television. Her plays, which include The Red Priest (Eight Ways To Say Goodbye), The Blue Light, The Dada Play, Nisei Blue and I Am For You have been nominated for several awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama and the City of Edmonton Book Prize. Mieko has also been the recipient of both the Carol Bolt Award and the Enbridge playRites Award for an Established Canadian Playwright. Her plays have been produced across Canada and the US and are translated into French, Russian, Czech, Greek and Japanese. Mieko is co-founder and current Artistic Director of Concrete Theatre, a nationally recognized 28-year-old TYA touring company. She is currently working on several new projects for young people, families and adults: The Silver Arrow, Burning Mom, Consent, and Mariam with Amena Shehab. She lives and works in Edmonton.
- Hawksley WorkmanComposer×Hawksley WorkmanComposer
Two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman is a staple of the Canadian music and arts scene. He boasts a catalogue of 16 solo releases, and a touring career that has seen him play over a thousand shows, headlining prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris. Workman’s award-winning theatre show, The God That Comes had successful runs at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New Zealand Festival, and Denmark’s Arhus Festival.
- Annie DuganAerial Director×Annie DuganAerial Director
Annie is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Edmonton’s award-winning Firefly Theatre & Circus, a company dedicated to merging the spectacle of circus arts with an accessible theatrical narrative. Since graduating from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Annie has appeared at festivals and events in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. She has received the Mayor’s Award for Innovative Artistic Direction and was named Global TV’s Woman of Vision for February 2018. fireflytheatre.com
- Drew FaceySet and Costume Designer×Drew FaceySet and Costume Designer
Drew has been production designing theatre and opera for the past ten years. Recent highlights include: Me & My Girl (Shaw Festival); Buddy Holly (Globe); Merchant of Venice (Bard); The Marriage of Figaro (Vancouver Opera); Bonjour, la, Bonjour (Théâtre la Seizième); The Humans, Onegin, (Arts Club); and Das Ding (Can Stage). Drew is the recipient of fourteen Jessie Awards for outstanding design and twenty-eight nominations. He is a graduate of Studio 58. www.drewfacey.com
- Leigh Ann VardyLighting Designer×Leigh Ann VardyLighting Designer
Recent favourite projects include: As You Like It, The Diary of Anne Frank (Stratford); Colony of Unrequited Dreams, Oil and Water (Artistic Fraud); The Glace Bay Miners' Museum, Metamorphoses, The Importance of Being Earnest (National Arts Centre); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); and The God That Comes (2b theatre). In addition to designing, Leigh Ann teaches and coaches at the National Theatre School of Canada. She is thrilled to making her Citadel debut.
- Owen HutchinsonSound Designer×Owen HutchinsonSound Designer
Credits include sound design for Sense & Sensibility, Million Dollar Quartet, Arcadia, Make Mine Love, Next to Normal, A Midsummer Night’sDream, August: Osage County, Billy Bishop Goes to War, TheDrowsy Chaperone, The Wizard of Oz and The Forbidden Phoenix. Selected operation credits include Beauty and the Beast, Guysand Dolls, West Side Story (co-production with Theatre Calgary), Vimy, Noises Off, Peter Pan, 3 Mo’ Divas, The Mystery of Irma Vep,The Sound of Music, Christmas Carol, and The Shape of Things.
- Jonathan Hawley PurvisFight Director×Jonathan Hawley PurvisFight Director
Jonathan is beyond thrilled to be a part of this amazing piece of theatre. He is a member of Fight Directors Canada and the Nordic Stage Fight Society in Europe. Fight Direction credits include: Shakespeare In Love, West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet, Spamlot, The Penelopiad, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Citadel); Antony & Cleopatra, The Three Musketeers, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet (St. Lawrence Shakespeare); I Am For You (Concrete); and Singin’ in the Rain (Chemianus). Thank you to his wife and family for their endless love.
- Jasmine ChenAssistant Director×Jasmine ChenAssistant Director
Jasmine Chen is a Chinese-Canadian multidisciplinary theatre artist. Her performance credits include productions at the Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Young People’s Theatre, Volcano Theatre, and more. Jasmine is a director of new creation and opera. She is currently in residence with B Current Performing Arts, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and Cahoots Theatre. Jasmine is a passionate arts educator, as well as a movement consultant for opera and theatre. msjasminechen.com
- Leif IngebrigstenSound Intern×Leif IngebrigstenSound Intern
Leif is a musician, sound designer, writer and improviser. Past credits include Ursa Major (Catch the Keys/Workshop West); Pawâkan Macikosisân (Theatre Prospero); and Over Her Dead Body (Small Matters). It’s been one of the great pleasures of his life to work alongside Hawksley Workman and the whole Silver Arrow team. He would like to thank his Dad (Jim), Sister (Anna) and Mom (Jill) for always believing in him. Catch his new musical Fossegrim & Nøkk at Edmonton Fringe 2018.
- Michelle ChanStage Manager×Michelle ChanStage Manager
Michelle Chan has been the Citadel Theatre’s Resident Stage Manager for the last 10 years. Selected Citadel credits include Mamma Mia!, Shakespeare in Love, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, West Side Story, Who’s Afraid of VirginiaWoolf?, A Christmas Carol, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Clybourne Park, Spamalot, PrivateLives, A Few Good Men, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, August: Osage County, The Forbidden Phoenix, Disney’sBeauty and the Beast and Sweeney Todd. Thanks to Al and Lore!
- Al GadowskyAssistant Stage Manager×Al GadowskyAssistant Stage Manager
Previously at the Citadel, Al has assistant stage managed The Humans (Citadel/Canadian Stage), Crazy For You (Citadel/Theatre Calgary), West Side Story and Alice Through the Looking-Glass. He apprentice stage managed Avenue Q, Venus in Fur, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Other credits include Anne of Green Gables, Million Dollar Quartet, Mamma Mia!, and Glenda’sKitchen (Charlottetown Festival); Les Feluettes, Turandot and The Merry Widow (Edmonton Opera). Al thanks his family and friends for their continuing love and support.
- Lore GreenApprentice Stage Manager×Lore GreenApprentice Stage Manager
Lore is a graduate of the BFA Stage Management program at the U of A. Selected credits include: Apprentice Stage Manager for A Christmas Carol, West Side Story, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Sense & Sensibility and Hadestown (Citadel Theatre); Stage Manager for Blood of Our Soil (Pyretic Productions); and part of the Stage Management team for The Calgary Stampede. Lore would like to thank Michelle and Al for being such a great team to work with.