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The Stronger, Freer Cast!

Stronger, Freer plays on June 15, 17, and 18 at Nineteen on the Park in Stouffville
A Canadian family's 150 year journey in Canada

A special thank you goes out to Frank Cutrara who can produce awesome photos like the ones you see below. If you want quality photos like these please visit Cutrara Creative website.

Your Cast for 'Stronger, Freer'.

This is the cast you'll get to see in action on June 15, 17 and 18 when they perform in Stronger, Freer at Nineteen on the Park in Stouffville.

Luther Wood (Stevie, Sam)

Luther Wood

Luther is a recent graduate from Harvard Law and hopes to pay his mortgage with his new position as the Attorney General of Ontario. No, wait… Luther is 11 and Stronger, Freer is his first production with Stouffville Theatre Company. He has played many roles in school plays and Christmas concerts over the years. When at school, Luther enjoys drama and languages; his favourite sports are hockey and soccer. Luther is the eldest of 5 siblings and he can probably solve a rubik's cube faster than you.

Jack Dukart (Phillip, Mark, David)

Jack Dukart

Jack is honored to be cast in Stronger, Freer. Over the past three years Jack has been cast in several theatrical productions across the GTA including 13 The Musical with Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions and a number of productions of the Confidential Musical Theatre Project. He enjoys both acting and singing on stage and off. Jack has also been cast in primetime TV commercials and hopes to continue his acting career to help put himself through medical school.

Lily Jones (Mary, Ayanna)

Lily Jones

Lily is thrilled to be joining The Stouffville Theatre Company for the production of Stronger, Freer. Previously in the 2016 Motus O production of A Christmas Carol, this is Lily's first speaking role. As a student in Stouffville, Lily is always looking for creative outlets; both musical and theatrical. She cites the musical Hamilton as one of her sources of inspiration. Lily is known for her passion for singing and theatre.

Robyn MacDonald (Bridget, Emily, Kimi)

Robyn MacDonald

Robyn is very excited to be a part of this incredible production of Stronger, Freer. Robyn has been involved with musical theatre from a young age, with some previous roles including: Kendra (13 The Musical), Jane Banks (Mary Poppins), and Baby June (Gypsy). She trains vocally with Irene Illic, and with Laura Halley for her acting. Robyn is excited to be a part of a production from the very beginning, and to have the opportunity to be the first to perform a play. She would like to thank Marianne and Patrick for this amazing experience, and the production team for making this happen. Enjoy the show!

Hayley Ferguson (Evelyn, Elizabeth, Lynn)

Hayley Ferguson

Hayley is proud to be a part of this historical drama (Happy Birthday Canada!) and in the process learned a lot about our nation. Playing 3 roles was challenging but fun (though she hopes to never have to knit or do a Scottish accent again!) This is Hayley's fifth performance with Stouffville Theatre Company. Some other stage credits include leads in Lucy (Theatre Aurora), Peter Pan (Northumberland Players), and Bedroom Farce (Markham Little Theatre). Thanks especially to Marianne and Patrick, my friends and family for all your support and guidance these past few months, love you guys!

Rick Davidson (Gordon, Bill)

Rick Davidson

Rick has performed with a number of GTA musical theatre groups, as well as Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera in Concert and Opera Anonymous. Roles include Grand Hotel (The Baron), 42nd Street (Julian), Kiss Me Kate (Fred), Bye Bye Birdie (Albert), Chess in Concert (The Russian). Also, supporting in The Sound of Music, The Rake's Progress, The Merry Widow, and Brigadoon, among others. His appearance as Quinn in Stouffville’s The Affections of May led him to Aurora’s 2014 production of Next to Normal, as Doctors Fine and Madden. Most recently, he played Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors for Onstage Uxbridge.

Lisa Meers (Frances, Sue, Grace)

Lisa Meers

Lisa is excited to be part of the cast in this epic, ground breaking show. This show is a great tribute to the country we are so fortunate to live in because it reminds us of Canada’s rich heritage and it encourages a level of patriotism from even the most humble of Canadians. Lisa has been involved in theatre for the last 10 years both on stage and off, most recently portraying Susanna in Markham Little Theatre’s production of Bedroom Farce, none of which would be possible without the support and cheerleading from her amazing family. Thanks for coming-Enjoy.

Leonard Scott-Collins (Jonathan, Andrew, Doug)

Leonard Scott-Collins

Leonard trained as both actor and theatre technician at Fanshawe College. He is currently rehearsing Happy Family with Other Life for the Toronto Fringe and a new adaptation of Blue Castle for Marion Abbot Productions. Selected credits include Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank and Dennis Shepard & Others in The Laramie Project, Marion Abbot Productions; Victor Laszlo in The Movie Experience: CASABLANCA with The Secret Sessions; Islands and Demise of Ordinary Objects with draft89; Charlotte's Web with Touring Players Theatre; and A Comedy of Errors with the Urban Bard. This is Leonard's first show with the Stouffville Theatre Company and he's thrilled to be joining this dynamic team of the exciting premier of Stronger, Freer.

Gerri Sefi (Katie, Laura)

Gerri Sefi

Gerri has danced and sung on a few stages in her time and last fall rediscovered her love of theatre when she took on the role of Nanny Ogg in the Durham Shoestring Performers’ The Wyrd Sisters. A Compliance Officer by day – actor, wine aficionado, dog lover and howler at the moon by night – Gerri is a true amalgam of left and right brain in action. An immigrant with a deep love for Canada, and staunch supporter of community theatre, she is delighted to be participating in this audacious and awesome production!

Tristan Stansfield (Colin, Brian)

Tristan Stansfield

Tristan, who enjoyed stints in acting throughout his youth, re-entered the realm of community theatre two years ago as Gerald in Stouffville Theatre Company's staged reading of An Inspector Calls. Since then he has performed in a number of successful productions with both Markham Little Theatre and STC. He is thrilled to appear on stage once again - what a wonderful opportunity to share this tale of Canadian heritage on our nation's 150th anniversary year. Tristan hopes that you enjoy watching the show as much as he has enjoyed being a part of it!

Again, a special thank you goes out to Frank Cutrara who can create awesome photos like the ones you see above, in his studio. If you want quality photos like these please visit Cutrara Creative website.

About Stronger, Freer

Stronger, Freer is a play that follows a family through 150 years of Canadian history and is playing in Stouffville on June 15, 17, and 18. Tickets are available online here, and from handsome men in Stouffville.

Find out more about our contribution to Stouffville's Canada 150.

Showtimes

Thank you everyone who came to the shows on June 15, 17, and 18 of 2017 in Stouffville. We'll keep you posted if there are going to be any more productions in the area.

Copyright Stronger, Freer — 2017.

Stronger Freer is a passion project by Patrick and Marianne Lannigan.

Marianne Lannigan, our Artistic Director, can be reached at marianne.lannigan@gmail.com or 647-457-4828

Patrick Lannigan can be reached at lannigan@gmail.com or 647-202-2353