Louise Fagan - Co-Playwright & Director
As a Producer, Director, and in the Creative Development of productions and artists, Louise thrives on bringing an idea to its fullest creative expression. Her early study of music, theatre, dance and a degree in English/Dramatic Literature set the stage for a thriving career that draws on each discipline, often in multi-discipline productions. Working collaboratively, or as the sole instigator, her productions are as varied as their settings. Select credits include the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC – Prod/Dir), Off Broadway UrbanStages (New York City – Prod/Dir), ADA (a contemporary opera, New York City), Heroines of the Sexual Gothic (Toronto & London, Ontario), Way of the Cross (Papal Visit, Toronto), Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the Canada Games (London, Ontario) as well as recordings including In Good Company, Jazzabel (soundtrack to stage production), Northern Daughter (Co-writer/Dir), and The World Awaits. Louise’ work has been featured in O the Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, NOW Magazine, Canada’s daily National newspapers, CBC Radio as well as CTV, CBC and Rogers Television networks. She was the Founding and Executive Producer of the Bach Music Festival of Canada, a judge for Canada's JUNO Awards, and maintains a busy guest speaking schedule. In the studio, on the stage, with a single artist or a cast of 100s, the heart of Louise’s work remains in telling a story.
Andrew Mawdsley - Technical Director & Sound Designer
Andrew has worked in sound departments and as technical director and production manager in many theatres. Muskoka Festival was a wonderful six years of his life. Stage West, Mississauga, introduced him to many 'Stars': Kris Kristofferson and Loretta Swit were two favourites. The Grand Theatre in London was a great experience as production coordinator and Head of Tech in The McManus. He feels fortunate to have recently worked at The Stratford Festival on Tommy, The Tempest and Wanderlust in the sound departments at The Avon Theatre, The Festival Theatre and the Tom Patterson theatre. He is very happy to be involved with the creation of the production of Northern Daughter and looks forward to future productions with this fantastic team.
Eric Bunnell - Set Designer
Eric recently designed the premiere of Bingo Ladies and Mark Crawford's Stag and Doe for Port Stanley Festival Theatre. He designed the set for the premiere of Rob Ford the Musical this September. Other design credits include the Blyth Festival, Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover, The Grand Theatre in London, Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, Drayton Entertainment, and UWOpera at Western University. Eric is based in St. Thomas, Ontario.
Karen Crichton - Lighting Designer
Karen Crichton has designed lights for over 25 years and has been a Technical Director, Stage Manager, Set Designer and Adjudicator. Karen was Assistant LD at the Stratford Festival for three seasons and designed sets and lights for two seasons at Showboat Festival Theatre in Port Colborne. She designs regularly for Port Stanley Festival Theatre and this summer she will be designing Old Wives' Tale and Real Estate. Previous lighting design credits include; Metamorphoses (LCP), Seussical (MTP), Red (Fountainhead), and the premiere of Norm Foster's “...Kushog Lake” (AMLTC). Karen continues the concept of 'painting with light' and creates original stained glass sculptural pieces. She makes custom panels and sculptural pieces by commission.
Julie McGill - Costumer Designer
Julie McGill received her Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre/Costume Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her first published book “A Dream Play” by playwright August Strindberg was the accumulation of her design process on the production, with Chicago’s Oracle Theatre, Artistic Director Max Truax. Julie’s love of costume research has taken her to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, Finland and Italy in 2013, for preparation on a second book relating to theatrical costumes. She was the former resident Costume Designer with two of Ontario’s premier theatres, Huron Country Playhouse and Victoria Playhouse Petrolia for over 11 years, working with numerous renowned singers, actors and musicians such as Michael Burgess, Alfie Zappacosta, Dawn Wells, Ted Follows, Brian MacKay, and the late Gene MacLellan and Luther Van Dross. Past productions include Billy Bishop Goes to War (McManus Theatre) and Judy Garland: Stonewalled, which premiered at the London Fringe Festival 2014. Recent productions include L’Enfant et les Sortileges with Director Michael Cavanaugh and La Boheme with Director Theodore Baerg. Julie is thrilled to be a part of the Northern Daughter team and collaborating once again with Donna and Louise!
Krisanne Nunes - Stage Manager, is a teacher and copy editor from London, Ontario. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she holds a Bachelor of Education and a degree in English and Music. Krisanne actively participates in the music scene in the London area where she acts as manager for the Conspirato Chamber Singers, participates as chorister in Amabile Choirs of Canada and Holy Family Parish and as a piano solo and choral accompanist for singers and groups in the London area. In addition to theatre, Krisanne works as an elementary occasional teacher for the Thames Valley District School board, and as a visual merchandiser, where she can sometimes be found giving lectures throughout southwestern Ontario. Stage productions include Pendas Productions', The Dream Life of Theresa Harris, My Violent Affection by Marion Johnson, and Northern Daughter by Donna Creighton and Louise Fagan.
Tina Capalbo – Marketing
Tina Capalbo is the owner at LiftCommunication.com. Over the past 25 years, she has undertaken diverse communications, marketing and training tasks for creative professionals and groups, conferences, festivals, nonprofit organizations and business owners. For the Northern Daughter project, Tina provides communication and marketing support, web design, social media management and digital promotion.