THE CHEKHOV ENSEMBLE

TOM BARNETT, Dmitri Dmitrich Gurov 

Tom has performed across the country at such notable theatres as: Tarragon Theatre The Realistic Joneses, Enemy of the People, Courageous, How It Works, Generous, Liquor Guns Karate. Original cast and National tour/Mirvish Productions/Theatre Passe Muraille The Drawer Boy, Canadian Stage The Cosmonaut's Last Message, The Monument, The Norbals, Peggy Picket Sees the Face of God, Stratford Festival As You Like It, The Trials of Ezra Pound, Comedy of Errors, Citadel Theatre August: Osage County, Theatre Aquarius Time Stands Still, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Neptune Theatre Hamlet, Angels in America, Money and Friends,  GCTC Proud Film & TV: Orphan Black, After Camelot, Schitt’s Creek, Dark Matter, Copper, Suits, Republic of Doyle, Skins, Cracked, Played, Flashpoint, Breach, CSI: Miami, This is Wonderland, Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (Gemini nomination).

SUSAN COYNE, Director 

Susan is well known as both an actor and a writer. As an actor, she has played leading roles across Canada, including the Stratford Festival, the Tarragon Theatre, and Soulpepper Theatre, of which she is a founding member. She is the author of a bestselling memoir, Kingfisher Days which she also adapted for the Tarragon stage. She has also adapted plays by Turgenev and Chekhov for the Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival and Soulpepper. For television, she co-created, co-wrote, and co-starred in the acclaimed series Slings and Arrows for which she won multiple Gemini awards. Most recently, she was a writer and producer on the Amazon series, Mozart in the Jungle, and wrote a feature film, The Man Who Invented Christmas. Susan is a Member of the Order of Canada.

CHRISTINE HORNE, Anna Sergeevna Dridiritz

Christine’s stage credits include Prince Hamlet, Iceland (WhyNot Theatre), Asking For It (Crow’s/Nightwood), Cam Baby (Toronto Fringe), The Road to Paradise (Human Cargo/Crow’s), Tom At The Farm (Buddies), The Seagull (Crow’s), Belleville (Company Theatre), Vimy, Farther West (Soulpepper), Between the Sheets (Nightwood), The Great Gatsby (The Grand), Andromache (Necessary Angel), Romeo and Juliet (Canadian Stage), The Turn of the Screw (DVxT), Miss Julie: Sheh’mah (KICK Theatre), Twelfth Night (Resurgence), and Gorey Story (Thistle Project). Film and TV credits include Hyena Road, The Captive, Stories We Tell, Sex After Kids, Tru Love, The Stone Angel, Othello, Killjoys, Dark Matter, Lost Girl, Degrassi, Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope, Remedy, Republic of Doyle, Rookie Blue, King, Played, and Riviera. Christine has received a Dora Award, a Canadian Screen Award, and the Birks Diamond Tribute to Women in Film.

RENA POLLEY, Narrator

Rena is an actor, writer, producer and teacher and has worked in theatre and  television for over twenty years. She performed in The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard, A Midsummer Night's Dream and I Take Your Hand in Mine for The Chekhov Collective.  She co-wrote and performed in three short films that toured various festivals around the world. Recent television includes: Suits, Designated Survivor, Saving Hope. Murdoch Mysteries. Rena has been involved for 18 years with the Michael Chekhov Association and is the co-founder of Michael Chekhov Canada.

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