The Snow Queen

The perfect Holiday play for children and adults alike!

Gerda's best friend Kai is stolen by the Snow Queen and taken to a distant ice palace! It is left to Gerda to bravely travel into the wide world on an adventure to save her friend.

Adapted from the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen, this production will be cinematic in size and scope, featuring an ensemble of actors who play children, animals, Queens and princes. Perfect for children and adults alike, and the perfect play for the Winter season!

Novel byHans Christian Andersen

Featuring: Eva Barrie, Andrew Broderick, Miriam Fernandes, Michelle Polak and Antoine Yared

Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones
Set Design: Jung-Hye Kim
Lighting Design: Michelle Ramsay
Costume Design: Sherry Kinear
Composition and Sound Design: Nicky Phillips
Mask Specialist and Maker: Denise Richard
Stage Manager: Tammy Faulkner
Assistant Stage Manager: Elyse Quesnel

Production photo by: Matt Carter

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December 15

Fredericton Playhouse |686 Queen St | 7:30pm |Buy Tickets

December 16

Fredericton Playhouse | 686 Queen St | 7:30pm |Buy Tickets

December 17

Fredericton Playhouse | 686 Queen St | 2:00pm | Buy Tickets
Open Space Theatre | 686 Queen St| 7:30 pm | Buy Tickets

On Tour

December 18 - Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB | Buy Tickets
December 20 - Capitol Theatre, Moncton, NB | Buy Tickets

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Eva Barrie

The Robber's Daughter

Eva is thrilled to join Thom and the TNB Team in Fredericton! Originally from Okotoks, Alberta, she is currently a Toronto-based director, actor and creator and has created art in Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Canada and the United States. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Performance Acting Program and has trained with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company in Saratoga Springs, NY and New York City, NY. Recent Acting Credits include: Hannah, Agency (Yell Rebel - also playwright credit), Ben Affleck, Matt & Ben (Fancy Bits Theatre), Chris, Be Our Ally (Sheatre), Tilly, Melancholy Play (The Empty Room Collective), Brutus, Julius Caesar (Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare), The Bundle (Sheep No Wool), Lady Macbeth, Macbeth (Ale House Theatre), Lady Mortimer, König Heinrich der Vierte (Shakespeare im Park Berlin).

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Andrew Broderick

Crow/ Ba/ Robber

Andrew is excited to be making his Theatre New Brunswick debut, in the magical world of The Snow Queen. A Sheridan Musical Theatre graduate, Andrew has travelled throughout Canada performing in both plays and musicals. Many thanks to the talented cast, crew, director. To family and friends who always send love and reminders to always 'return home'- Thank You!

Selected Theatre Credits: Sweeney Todd, Peter and the Starcatcher Shaw Festival; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Pirates of Penzance Stratford Festival; Hairspray Charlottetown Festival/Rainbow Stage; South Pacific Drayton Entertainment; Dreamgirls Grand Theatre.

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Miriam Fernandes

Gerda

Miriam Fernandes is a Toronto-born actor, theatre-maker, and the Co-Artistic Director of La Faim Theatre. Her acting credits include the World Premieres of The Living (Summerworks Performance Festival) and Soliciting Temptation (Tarragon Theatre), The Tempest (Driftwood Theatre), The Biographer (Tango Co.), Hamlet (Shakespeare in Action), and The Bundle (Edward Bond Festival).

Miriam has served on the board of directors for Volcano Theatre and is currently an Associate Artist with Why Not Theatre. A graduate of York University's Acting Conservatory, Miriam has also trained with Anne Bogart, Ellen Lauren and the SITI Company, and Master Teacher Philippe Gaulier. Miriam recently graduated from Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France and has begun work on two new international collaborations, La Faim based between Oslo, Norway and Paris, France, and XY, which will be created in Sydney, Australia. Miriam is very excited to be working with Theatre New Brunswick on A Sunday Affair and The Snow Queen.

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Michelle Polak

The Snow Queen

Since graduating with honours from Ryerson Theatre School Michelle has become a multiple award winning interdisciplinary actor, creator and teacher. She has performed nationally and internationally, and is also the first woman in Canada to receive the Patrick Crean Award. Michelle is now based in Toronto where she is also a dedicated mother of two. Michelle would like express her gratitude for this wonderful team of artists, and she is delighted to be collaborating once again with the incomparable, Thomas Morgan Jones.

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” Marcus Aurelius

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Antoine Yared

Kai

Born in Lebanon and raised in Montreal, Antoine began his acting training at the DOME, and went on to receive his BFA in Theatre Performance at Concordia University before completing a two year program with the Stratford Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.

He recently closed his fourth season at the Stratford Festival. Recents credits include Malcom in Macbeth, Erhart in John Grabiel Borkman, Lysimachus in Pericles, Dapper in The Alchemist, Swiss Cheese in Mother Courage, Lewis the Dauphin in King John and Prince Arragon in The Merchant of Venice. Antoine is so pleased to be embarking on this new adventure with TNB and thrilled at the opportunity to perform for the first time at the Fredericton Playhouse.

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Thomas Morgan Jones

Director and Playwright

Thomas is an award winning director, playwright, movement coach, dramaturg, and teacher. For over 15 years he has created theatre nationally and internationally with companies and schools that include: The Stratford Festival, Theatre Direct, Theatre Passe Muraille, The Charlottetown Festival, Carousel Players, Cia Enviezada (Brazil), NTS, Sheridan, and The Randolph Academy. He holds a BA from Guelph, an MA from UofT, and has trained with SITI Company in NYC/Madrid/Paris and SCOT in Japan and Italy.

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Jung-Hye Kim

Set Designer

Jung-Hye is a Toronto based set and costume designer. Her other design credits include Das Ding (costume-Theatre Smash), Armstrong’s War (costume-Canadian Rep Theatre), Don’t Dress for Dinner (set-Thousand Island Playhouse), Durango (Fu-gen theatre and Theatre Smash), Small Axe (Project Humanity and The Theatre Centre), Driving Miss Daisy (set-Thousand Islands Playhouse), Minotaur (set-YPT), Pacamambo (costume-Canadian Rep Theatre), Passion Play (set-Outside the March, Convergence Theatre and Sheep No Wool Production), Boblo (Kitchenband Production and The Theatre Centre, Dora nomination for outstanding set design), The Great Mountain (set-Red Sky Performance with YPT), Pub Opera (Tapestry New Opera), After Akmatova (Tarragon Theatre), Montparnasse (Theatre Passe Muraille and Groundwater Theatre, Dora nomination for outstanding costume design), The Middle Place (Canstage, Project Humanity, Belfry Theatre, GCTC), The Big League (Young People’s Theatre), If We Were Birds (Tarragon Theatre and Groundwater Theatre).

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Michelle Ramsay

Lighting Designer

Recent designs include: No Strings (Attached) (Pink Pluto and Eventual Ashes); Gertrude and Alice (Independent Aunties); Lucio Silla and Orpheus and Eurydice (Opera Atelier); The Road to Paradise (Human Cargo); The Stronger Variations (Theatre Rusticle); The Mountaintop (The Grand Theatre - London); dead reckoning (Blue Ceiling Dance); Mockingbird (timeshare); huff (Native Earth Performing Arts); Tuesdays and Sundays (Sundown Theatre); The Pirates of Penzance (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Unplugging (Factory Theatre); Cannibal the Musical (Starvox); Arcadia (Mirvish Productions/Shaw Festival); Sultans of the Street (YPT); Obaaberima (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre).

She has received five Dora Awards, a SATAward and the 2008 Pauline McGibbon award.

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Sherry Kinnear

Costume Designer

Sherry is the costume designer for the TNB Young Company and TNB Theatre School as well as the Head of Wardrobe for all branches of the company. Sherry most recently designed costumes for Marion Bridge, Vigil, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Eighth Fire, and The Net, as well as Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables and has created costumes for A Christmas Carol, Frankenstein, Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, Little Shop of Horrors, Gifts of the Magi, The Dollar Woman, Treasure Island, and many other TNB productions over the past nine years.

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Nicky Phillips

Composer

Nicky is a member of the BMI-Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop in New York and an alumnus of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project (mentored by Lin-Manuel Miranda). She is the recipient of the Jean Banks Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre (BMI). Her work has been showcased at 54 Below, The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Theatre Barn. She has had writing residencies at CAP21 and the Human Race Theatre Company.

Musical Theatre work includes: Stagefright (Prospect Theatre Musical Theatre Lab); Tussaud (In Development); Bus Trip (BMI); In Flanders Fields (Lunchbox Theatre & Smile Theatre). Original music for theatre includes: Buyer and Cellar (ATP); Old Man And The River (Theatre Direct); Jane Eyre, The Penelopiad and The 39 Steps, (MTC). Big thanks to Thom for letting her come and play! www.nickyphillips.com

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Denise Richard

Mask Specialist and Maker

New Brunswick based costume and set designer Denise Richard, divides her time between her work in the preforming arts and her role as full time instructor and Studio Head at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

Since receiving a Diploma in Textile Design, from the Kootenay School of the Arts (2005), Richard’s focus has evolved from gallery work to creating body props and masks to designing costumes and sets for theatre, opera and ballet.

Her most recent works include: set and a large-scale puppet design for the Next Folding Theatre Company’s Back to Zero (2016), set and costume design for The Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada’s: Seussical the Musical (2016) and Sleeping Beauty (2015). Richard has also been creating wardrobes for Bard in the Barracks’ including: Hamlet (2014), Romeo and Juliet (2015) and Pericles (2016). Richard’s directorial debut was in December 2015 with Lyle Kessler’s Orphans.

Denise Richard is excited and proud to be joining Theatre New Brunswick’s upcoming production of The Snow Queen.

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Tammy Faulkner

Stage Manager

For TNB: Little Women – The Broadway Musical, A Christmas Carol, Red, Miracle on 34th Street, The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors, It’s A Wonderful Life (2012), Oleanna, The Musical of Musicals (SM), Hilda’s Yard, The Bricklin, Hockey Dreams, Treasure Island/The Marketeer, It’s a Wonderful Life (2009), Doubt/LaTour, Tuesdays With Morrie, Vinci, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, The Love List(ASM), A Christmas Carol (ASM & Production Manager) and Forever Plaid (Production Manager).

Select theatre credits: Forever Plaid (Stage Manager, Harbourfront Theatre); Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny, Swimmy, Frederick & Inch By Inch (Stage Manager, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia); Billy Bishop Goes to War, The Fourposter (Stage Manager, Montgomery Theatre); Private Lives (ASM, Montgomery Theatre); Leonard Cohen World Tour 2008 (Wardrobe Assistant); Share, MacGregors Hard Ice Cream and Gas (Stage Manager, Ship’s Company Theatre).

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Elyse Quesnel

Assistant Stage Manager

Elyse Quesnel, originally from Montreal, has spent the last two years as an apprentice stage manager at the Shaw Festival. Favorite Stage management credits include: 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived(Marybeth productions), Under Milk Wood (Jac’N’Burgh) at the Edinburgh Fringe and Spring Awakening: The Musical (Persephone Productions). Favorite apprentice credits include: The Meeting (Black Theatre workshop), Top Girls (Segal Center for Performing Arts), Lady from the Sea and Engaged (Shaw Festival). She also has a BA in Creative Writing from Concordia University, and if time permits, she writes plays. This is her first season at TNB and she is very excited to be joining the TNB family.

"The narrative of this play follows the evolution of a friendship, but also focuses on the courageous deeds of one young woman who ventures into the world to save her friend. She grows as she encounters the wonders and trappings of the “wide world”. It is also, though, a change from the usual narrative of a male character traveling to save a damsel in distress. Published in 1844, this is a brilliant story shows gives us a much needed story in which the hero is a young woman." - Thomas Morgan Jones | Artistic Director

LISTEN:

Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones share a bit of his vision for this season's holiday production - The Snow Queen.