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Winter’s Daughter

Inspired by the family history of local celebrity barber Gino Chiarella, Winter’s Daughter takes us to an isolated farm in Southern Italy in1921, in the aftermath of World-War-One where a couple copes with tremendous trauma and loss while wrestling with how to care for a Jewish child suddenly abandoned at their doorstep.

Winter’s Daughter inspired by K. David Brody’s short-story The Peddlers’ Daughter. The play was developed by Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal and the production supported by Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal.

Week 1

General admission :$31.33 + taxes & fees
Seniors: $28.72 + taxes & fees
Students
: $25,24 + taxes & fees
Solidarity: 

Week 2

General admission :$35.68 + taxes & fees
Seniors: $30.46 + taxes & fees
Students : $26,98 + taxes & fees
Solidarity: $20,02 + taxes & fees

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Segal Centre Studio


5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, Québec

Box office

514 739 7944

The Segal Centre is situated in a place that has been a point of creativity and exchange for millennia. Montréal is known in the Mohawk language as Tiotià:ke, or Broken in Two because of the way the river breaks around the island. It is considered unceded territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka nation. The Anishnaabe, Abenaki, Wendat, and Métis have all served as custodians of this land over time, together with all the first peoples of Turtle Island. Tableau D’Hôte Theatre extends our deepest respect to the elders of these communities and call on all governments to adopt the 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation commission. 

Cast


Michaela Di Cesare – Maria

Michaela’s theatre credits include A Bear Awake in Winter (Next Stage Theatre Festival/Factory Theatre), Gratitude (Oren Safdie/MainLine Theatre), Birds of a Feather (Roseneath Theatre), Urban Tales (Centaur Theatre/Urbi et Orbi), In Search of Mrs. Pirandello (Centaur Theatre Wildside Festival) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Humber River Shakespeare), State of Denial (Teesri Duniya Theatre) and her debut solo show 8 Ways my Mother was Conceived .  Film & TV credits include No Good Deed, Mafia INC, The Bold Type, Mike, Fatal Vows, Psych Out, A Stranger in My Home, Sex & Ethnicity. Thank you to Jesse, Emma and Tableau D’Hôte for finally giving me the opportunity to portray a Calabrisella with a testa dura. 

Ryan Bommarito – Giussepe

Ryan Bommarito is a Montréal based, classically trained actor, graduating from George Brown College in Toronto, and Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory. Select credits include: Indecent (Segal Centre); TOMORROW (Hooks and Crooks); Romeo and Juliet (Repercussion); The Last Five Years (Rural Stages Productions); Red Rabbit (Common Roof); The Birds and The Bees (Port Stanley); Romeo and Juliet (Theatre by the Bay); Midsummer Night’s Dream (LaSalle Theatre); Othello (GoPlay! Producing). Much thanks to family, friends, Norfolk and the many communities who’ve offered unwavering support through and through. 

Amir Sám Nakhjavani – Peddler/Giacomo

Amir is a Montréal-based artist. He has acted on screen, including in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Random Acts of Violence, and Bellevue, among others, and has lent his talents to several video games, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Ghost Recon. On stage, he has worked with Black Theatre Workshop, Teesri Dunya Theatre and Infinithéâtre. He was a member of the BTW Artist Mentorship Program and participated in the DémART program through the Conseil des arts de Montréal, in collaboration with Centaur Theatre. His eternal gratitude to the Winter’s Daughter team, friends and family, and to BD and HGF in particular.

Cast


Michaela Di Cesare – Maria

Michaela’s theatre credits include A Bear Awake in Winter (Next Stage Theatre Festival/Factory Theatre), Gratitude (Oren Safdie/MainLine Theatre), Birds of a Feather (Roseneath Theatre), Urban Tales (Centaur Theatre/Urbi et Orbi), In Search of Mrs. Pirandello (Centaur Theatre Wildside Festival) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Humber River Shakespeare), State of Denial (Teesri Duniya Theatre) and her debut solo show 8 Ways my Mother was Conceived .  Film & TV credits include No Good Deed, Mafia INC, The Bold Type, Mike, Fatal Vows, Psych Out, A Stranger in My Home, Sex & Ethnicity. Thank you to Jesse, Emma and Tableau D’Hôte for finally giving me the opportunity to portray a Calabrisella with a testa dura. 

Ryan Bommarito – Giussepe

Ryan Bommarito is a Montréal based, classically trained actor, graduating from George Brown College in Toronto, and Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory. Select credits include: Indecent (Segal Centre); TOMORROW (Hooks and Crooks); Romeo and Juliet (Repercussion); The Last Five Years (Rural Stages Productions); Red Rabbit (Common Roof); The Birds and The Bees (Port Stanley); Romeo and Juliet (Theatre by the Bay); Midsummer Night’s Dream (LaSalle Theatre); Othello (GoPlay! Producing). Much thanks to family, friends, Norfolk and the many communities who’ve offered unwavering support through and through. 

Amir Sám Nakhjavani – Peddler/Giacomo

Amir is a Montréal-based artist. He has acted on screen, including in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Random Acts of Violence, and Bellevue, among others, and has lent his talents to several video games, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Ghost Recon. On stage, he has worked with Black Theatre Workshop, Teesri Dunya Theatre and Infinithéâtre. He was a member of the BTW Artist Mentorship Program and participated in the DémART program through the Conseil des arts de Montréal, in collaboration with Centaur Theatre. His eternal gratitude to the Winter’s Daughter team, friends and family, and to BD and HGF in particular.

Creative team


Emma Tibaldo – Director | Mise en scène

Emma has been directing new Canadian plays from Whitehorse to St. John’s since graduating from the National Theatre School directing program-plays such as SCUM: A Manifesto by S.E. Grummett and Caitlin Zacharias, Okinum by Emilie Monnet (co-director), Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable by Elena Belyea, The Baklawa Recipe by Pascale Rafie, Refuge by Mary Vingoe, Falling Trees by Megan Coles, Model Wanted by Step Taylor. In 2005 she co-founded Talisman Theatre for whom she has directed award winning production That Woman by Daniel Danis, Down Dangerous Passes Road by Michel Marc Bouchard, and The Medea Effect by Suzie Bastien. In 2008 she became Artistic and Executive director of the national new creation centre Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM), where she has dramaturgically collaborated on numerous award winning plays. She is currently working on Skin, a new performance piece with the interdisciplinary company The Bakery. She has been a guest artist at NTS and Concordia University. Emma is also a graduate of Concordia University’s Theatre Department. She feeds her inner rock star by playing in the family band The Tibaldos.

Jesse Stong – Playwright | Dramaturge

Jesse Stong is a graduate of playwriting from the National Theatre School of Canada, and received his Masters in Art Education from Concordia University.. An award-winning artist and educator (2016 Michaëlle Jean Foundation Award), specializing in teaching performance, writing, and puppetry. He was most recently lead puppeteer/manager of children’s programming for media-giant WatchMojo, as well as associate curator for the National Arts Centre disability-arts summit. He continues to be a freelance creator/dramaturge based in Montréal, as well as proud director of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal’s Young Creators Unit, where he has mentored over 85 emerging theatre artists over the last four years. He is also currently entering his second year as director of PWM’s New Stories Unit – training and supporting storytellers with intellectual disabilities.

Zoe Roux – Set and Lighting Designer | Scénographe et conceptrice de l’éclairage

Zoe Roux is a set, costume, and lighting designer based in Montréal. She was awarded ‘Outstanding Emerging Artist’ at the The Montreal English Theatre Awards for her set and lighting design on Invasive Species (Blue Ox productions) and Smackhead (We Are One). Other recent credits include: costume and lights for Tableau D’Hôte Theatre’s Encore, costume and lighting design on Madame Catherine prépare sa classe de troisième à l’irrémédiable (Surreal SoReal Theatre), assistant costume design on Dis Merci (Joe, Jack and John), assistant costume design on Hosanna (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre and Centaur), and assistant costume and set design on The Last Wife (Centaur Theatre).

Lara Kaluza – Costume Designer | Conceptrice des costumes

Lara Kaluza received her BFA from Concordia University in 2008, specializing in Design for the Theatre. She is a long-time Tableau D’Hôte Theatre collaborator, having designed the costumes for George F. Walker’s Tough! in 2005. Her work with the company resumed in 2009 under Liz Valdez’s direction of Endre Farkas’ Haunted House at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. She received a Montreal English Critics Circle Award in 2010 for the set design of Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef’s A Line in the Sand. She also received Montreal English Theatre Award nominations for her work on Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna and Joan MacLeod’s Another Home Invasion. Lara is also the co-founder and manager of the popular Mile-End Citizen Vintage clothing stores. 

Jaclyn Turner – Project Designer | Conceptrice des projections

Jaclyn is a graduate of the architecture department of Kansas State University. During her final semester there, she won the Heintzelman Prize, an annual award for outstanding design achievements by students, for an architectural based short animation. In 2009, she moved to Montréal with hopes to learn a new language, be exposed to a different way of life and engage with bolder design projects. In 2019, she shifted gears to design for the theatre, designing the set for Encore (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre) and the projections for Blackout (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre), earning her a Montreal English Theatre Award nominations for Outstanding Set Design and Outstanding Emerging Artist (production). She has also been photographing Tableau D’Hôte Theatre productions since 2010.

Rob Denton – Sound Designer | Concepteur sonore

Rob Denton is an independent Sound Designer and Composer. His work with Tableau D’Hôte includes productions of : A Line in the Sand, Elizabeth Rex, Djibou / Dark Owl, Hosanna, and Another Home Invasion – which earned a Montreal English Theatre Award (META) for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition in the 2015-2016 season. Recently, the Blackout sound design with Elena Stoodley was nominated for a META in 2019.

Kate Hagemeyer – Stage Manager | Régie 

Kate began stage managing at Concordia University (BFA Major in Theatre) and is excited to once again be working with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre. In a career focused largely on new works, she has touched on opera and dance, and even delved into the world of film as production manager on the award-winning second season of LARPs (Beanduck / Geek & Sundry). Select recent productions include Blackout: The Concordia Computer Riots (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre 2019); and Kafka’s Ape (Infinithéâtre / Theater X Tokyo 2019). 

Stephanie Van Dalen – Production Manager | Directrice de production

Stephanie graduated from John Abbott College in Technical Professional Theatre in the top 10% of her class. During her schooling she was a Stage Manager for Pippin and Lighting Designer for Arcadia. She has worked many small theatre jobs including being a theatre technician at the Hudson Village Theatre in Hudson, Québec and Stage Manager for Heroes (Gladstone Theatre, April 2019). After working with Repercussion Theatre for their Shakespeare in the Park production, she was excited to work with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre on this production!

Bruce Lambie – Technical Director | Directeur technique

Bruce Lambie is a Montréal-based theatre artist, active in all aspects of stagecraft. This year, he directed a staged reading of A Shadow over Innsmouth, his adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s novella. His lighting designs have graced the stages of many Montréal theatres, as well as at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival in Newfoundland. He has also been a stage manager, technical director, set builder, sound engineer, and general miracle-worker for numerous shows over the past 12 years. Bruce is the technical director of MainLine Theatre, he teaches technical theatre in the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College, and is a proud graduate of both Bishop’s University and the National Theatre School of Canada.

Creative team


Emma Tibaldo – Director | Mise en scène

Emma has been directing new Canadian plays from Whitehorse to St. John’s since graduating from the National Theatre School directing program-plays such as SCUM: A Manifesto by S.E. Grummett and Caitlin Zacharias, Okinum by Emilie Monnet (co-director), Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable by Elena Belyea, The Baklawa Recipe by Pascale Rafie, Refuge by Mary Vingoe, Falling Trees by Megan Coles, Model Wanted by Step Taylor. In 2005 she co-founded Talisman Theatre for whom she has directed award winning production That Woman by Daniel Danis, Down Dangerous Passes Road by Michel Marc Bouchard, and The Medea Effect by Suzie Bastien. In 2008 she became Artistic and Executive director of the national new creation centre Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM), where she has dramaturgically collaborated on numerous award winning plays. She is currently working on Skin, a new performance piece with the interdisciplinary company The Bakery. She has been a guest artist at NTS and Concordia University. Emma is also a graduate of Concordia University’s Theatre Department. She feeds her inner rock star by playing in the family band The Tibaldos.

Jesse Stong – Playwright | Dramaturge

Jesse Stong is a graduate of playwriting from the National Theatre School of Canada, and received his Masters in Art Education from Concordia University.. An award-winning artist and educator (2016 Michaëlle Jean Foundation Award), specializing in teaching performance, writing, and puppetry. He was most recently lead puppeteer/manager of children’s programming for media-giant WatchMojo, as well as associate curator for the National Arts Centre disability-arts summit. He continues to be a freelance creator/dramaturge based in Montréal, as well as proud director of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal’s Young Creators Unit, where he has mentored over 85 emerging theatre artists over the last four years. He is also currently entering his second year as director of PWM’s New Stories Unit – training and supporting storytellers with intellectual disabilities.

Zoe Roux – Set and Lighting Designer | Scénographe et conceptrice de l’éclairage

Zoe Roux is a set, costume, and lighting designer based in Montréal. She was awarded ‘Outstanding Emerging Artist’ at the The Montreal English Theatre Awards for her set and lighting design on Invasive Species (Blue Ox productions) and Smackhead (We Are One). Other recent credits include: costume and lights for Tableau D’Hôte Theatre’s Encore, costume and lighting design on Madame Catherine prépare sa classe de troisième à l’irrémédiable (Surreal SoReal Theatre), assistant costume design on Dis Merci (Joe, Jack and John), assistant costume design on Hosanna (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre and Centaur), and assistant costume and set design on The Last Wife (Centaur Theatre).

Lara Kaluza – Costume Designer | Conceptrice des costumes

Lara Kaluza received her BFA from Concordia University in 2008, specializing in Design for the Theatre. She is a long-time Tableau D’Hôte Theatre collaborator, having designed the costumes for George F. Walker’s Tough! in 2005. Her work with the company resumed in 2009 under Liz Valdez’s direction of Endre Farkas’ Haunted House at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. She received a Montreal English Critics Circle Award in 2010 for the set design of Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef’s A Line in the Sand. She also received Montreal English Theatre Award nominations for her work on Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna and Joan MacLeod’s Another Home Invasion. Lara is also the co-founder and manager of the popular Mile-End Citizen Vintage clothing stores. 

Jaclyn Turner – Project Designer | Conceptrice des projections

Jaclyn is a graduate of the architecture department of Kansas State University. During her final semester there, she won the Heintzelman Prize, an annual award for outstanding design achievements by students, for an architectural based short animation. In 2009, she moved to Montréal with hopes to learn a new language, be exposed to a different way of life and engage with bolder design projects. In 2019, she shifted gears to design for the theatre, designing the set for Encore (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre) and the projections for Blackout (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre), earning her a Montreal English Theatre Award nominations for Outstanding Set Design and Outstanding Emerging Artist (production). She has also been photographing Tableau D’Hôte Theatre productions since 2010.

Rob Denton – Sound Designer | Concepteur sonore

Rob Denton is an independent Sound Designer and Composer. His work with Tableau D’Hôte includes productions of : A Line in the Sand, Elizabeth Rex, Djibou / Dark Owl, Hosanna, and Another Home Invasion – which earned a Montreal English Theatre Award (META) for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition in the 2015-2016 season. Recently, the Blackout sound design with Elena Stoodley was nominated for a META in 2019.

Kate Hagemeyer – Stage Manager | Régie 

Kate began stage managing at Concordia University (BFA Major in Theatre) and is excited to once again be working with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre. In a career focused largely on new works, she has touched on opera and dance, and even delved into the world of film as production manager on the award-winning second season of LARPs (Beanduck / Geek & Sundry). Select recent productions include Blackout: The Concordia Computer Riots (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre 2019); and Kafka’s Ape (Infinithéâtre / Theater X Tokyo 2019). 

Stephanie Van Dalen – Production Manager | Directrice de production

Stephanie graduated from John Abbott College in Technical Professional Theatre in the top 10% of her class. During her schooling she was a Stage Manager for Pippin and Lighting Designer for Arcadia. She has worked many small theatre jobs including being a theatre technician at the Hudson Village Theatre in Hudson, Québec and Stage Manager for Heroes (Gladstone Theatre, April 2019). After working with Repercussion Theatre for their Shakespeare in the Park production, she was excited to work with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre on this production!

Bruce Lambie – Technical Director | Directeur technique

Bruce Lambie is a Montréal-based theatre artist, active in all aspects of stagecraft. This year, he directed a staged reading of A Shadow over Innsmouth, his adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s novella. His lighting designs have graced the stages of many Montréal theatres, as well as at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival in Newfoundland. He has also been a stage manager, technical director, set builder, sound engineer, and general miracle-worker for numerous shows over the past 12 years. Bruce is the technical director of MainLine Theatre, he teaches technical theatre in the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College, and is a proud graduate of both Bishop’s University and the National Theatre School of Canada.

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