Directors

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Debbie Patterson

Director

Debbie is a Winnipeg playwright, director and actor. Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, she is a founding associate of Shakespeare in the Ruins, served as Theatre Ambassador for Winnipeg’s Cultural Capital year and as Artistic Associate at Prairie Theatre Exchange. She was the U of W Carol Shields Writer in Residence 2012 and Playwright in Residence at Theatre Projects Manitoba in 2014/15 and is currently a member of the PTE Playwrights Unit. In 2014 she was selected for the United Nations Platform for Action Committee’s annual Activist Award and was honoured with the Mayor’s Winnipeg Arts Council Making a Mark Award in 2017. She is a proud advocate for disability arts through her work with her new company Sick + Twisted Theatre.

Beauty And The Beast

Rob Herriot

Director

Canadian Stage director Rob Herriot is thrilled to be coming back to the Rainbow Stage family to direct this production of Beauty and the Beast. Rob did his very first show with Rainbow Stage back in 1985. Since that first magical time he returned to the company in various ways – as a chorister, apprentice stage manager, and principal character. He credits Rainbow Stage with being one of the major influences in his career. Rob’s primary work is in opera where he has directed productions across North America. He has also been seen in Sweeney Todd, Man of No Importance, and A Little Night Music for Dry Cold Productions and also directed the 2012 production of Little Women.

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