14-30 OCT 2021
QUIET! I’M TALKING
by VINCE GRITTANI
directed by JOHN McHENRY
starring MARY PITT
She’s magnificent! She’s delightful! She’s a hoot!
A wealthy heiress in her ninth decade, Bunny Bevington-Smyth has written a biography and deigns to grant an audience to the media at her Muskoka retreat. Bunny regales us with her passions, philosophies and opinions, delivering her thoughts on life, love and liquor straight from the hip.
Mary is thrilled to be performing Quiet! I’m Talking here at STC especially after such a challenging time. Some of her other stage credits include, Into the Woods (Canadian Stage + Neptune Theatre); Sunday in the Park with George (Equity Showcase Toronto); Man of La Mancha, The Miracle Worker, Gypsy (Stratford Festival); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival & Theatre Aquarius); Caroline or Change (Acting Up Stage); Bingo Ladies (Port Stanley Festival Theatre + Hudson Village Playhouse); Les Belles Soeurs (National Arts Centre + Charlottetown Festival); A Second Helping (Victoria Playhouse); It Runs in the Family (Drayton Festival); Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir (Gravenhurst Opera House); Little Women and Too Close to Home (Theatre Orangeville). Mary also performs in feature films and television.
Vince is the creator of several stage plays and musicals including the Toronto hit Yuppies! The Musical, Scenes From My Dock, The Audit and Wake Me When It’s Over!. For television he produced and hosted Cottage Life TV and The Weekend Guy plus has contributed to series for Jim Henson, HBO, CanWest Global, ABC, CTV and CBS. He recently created My Father’s Secret Muse (feature of Quiet) and Hiding Behind God, a thriller set in the dark world of human trafficking of Indigenous women on Great Lakes ships. Vince presently lives and sells real estate on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
John is honoured to be Artistic Director during STC’s 50th anniversary season and to be working with the talented Mary Pitt. In his varied theatrical career, he has directed, choreographed and stage-managed for numerous theatre companies; played such memorable roles as The Tinman in The Wizard of Oz, The Fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof and Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl (four times!); and “flew” Peter in Peter Pan the Musical. An accomplished marketing, communications and public relations specialist, John has worked at theatres across the country. As always, this is for Nan.
Set, Costume + Lighting Designer
Jennifer is delighted to be back in the theatre for her debut at STC, after a year and a half spent baking cookies, renovating her home and dabbling in film and television. She is a set, costume and lighting designer with credits spanning the country, including seven seasons with Two Planks and a Passion in her native Nova Scotia. Recent(ish) credits include Calendar Girls, Stones in his Pockets (Neptune); The Horse and his Boy, The Magician’s Nephew, Wilde Tales (Shaw Festival); Hamlet (Below the Salt); Bang Bang, The Virgin Trial, Generous (GCTC); 1979 (Shaw/GCTC); and Beethoven Lives Upstairs (Grand).
Erin is thrilled to be starting her Equity career with STC. Thanks to all the stage managers who got me here. Elsewhere: Apprentice Stage Manager for R+J (Stratford Festival); Trout Stanley (Factory Theatre); Lunenburg, Book Club (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); King Arthur: The Panto (Port Hope Festival Theatre); Freaky Friday, Blackbird (Theatre Aquarius); The Snow Queen, The Monkiest King (Canadian Children’s Opera Company); Backstage Technician at FLATO Markham Theatre.
Apprentice Stage Manager
(She/Her; Oji-Cree; North Caribou Lake First Nation)
Morgan is a local stage manager thrilled to be starting her apprenticeship with STC! Morgan is a graduate of the Technical Theatre Production program at Cambrian College and is currently on the last stretch of completing a BFA in Theatre Production. Recent stage management credits include Bed & Breakfast (co-production between YES Theatre and STC); Live at the Grotto Summer Concert Series, Mary Poppins, James and the Giant Peach, Mamma Mia (YES Theatre); Quoi si moi si j’viens du nord, ‘stie (TNO); Love, Loss and What I Wore, The Wind in the Willows (STC). Enjoy the show!
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Quiet Im Talking bio sheet