Julie Haddow – Managing Director
Nikola Tonn – Development Coordinator
Bottomline Productions – Publicist
Ryan Parker – Festival Photographer
Dave Horak – Director, The Winter's Tale
Megan Koshka – Festival Costume Designer
Scott Peters – Festival Lighting Designer
Matthew Skopyk – Sound Designer/Composer
Clayton Rodney – Festival Production Manager/Technical Director
Kris Aasen – Site Production Manager/Technical Director
Edmonton Opera Society Scenic Shop – Set & Prop Construction
Christy Hutchinson – Head of Wardrobe
Meghan Wearne - Head Of Lighting
Nic Juba - Sound Technician
STAGE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Rachel Dawn Woods
The Free Will Players are a not-for-profit theatre company formed in 1989 to present the Freewill Shakespeare Festival in the beautiful Edmonton river Valley under the Heritage Amphitheatre Tent in Hawrelak Park.
The company creates professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare that are accessible to all audiences, regardless of age, ability, education, or income levels, while also developing new audiences and mentoring theatre professionals of the future.
To explore and produce the works of William Shakespeare in an outdoor setting as interpreted by an ensemble of professional Canadian actors, directors, designers and technicians.
To illuminate in a bold, modern way the humanity of Shakespeare and explore the relevance of his themes for contemporary audiences.
To provide further investigation of Shakespeare’s world and his impact on present day theatre and dramatic thought.
To inspire young artists in further enjoyment of Shakespeare.
To remain financially accessible to all, regardless of financial situation.