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Production Team for 'Stronger, Freer' in Newmarket

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Your Production Team

This is the production team that has been working so hard to bring this show to you. Most of them will be working behind the scenes during the performance. You'll get to see Stronger, Freer on November 11 & 12 at the Old Town Hall Theatre in Newmarket

Sidnei Auler (Co-Producer, Sound Design & Assistant Stage Manager)

Sidnei Auler

Sidnei has been with Stouffville Theatre Company for a year and a half and is now addicted. He’s done numerous productions as sound designer/operator during this time, including Dial M for Murder and won an award in Durham Minifest with STC. He was honored to be asked early on to partake in the inaugural run of Stronger, Freer, and has decided to push himself on the second run by not just sound designing, but also co-producing and assistant stage managing.

Ron Brownsberger (Set Dressing, Lighting Design)

Ron Brownsberger

Ron started building sets twenty-seven years ago and has created sets or designed lighting for over forty shows. In Stouffville he did the sets for Storm Warning and Bienvenue Oh Trout Lake for Markham Little Theatre, and The Affections of May and Dial M for Murder for Stouffville Theatre Company in Stouffville and Uxbridge. It would have taken a revolving stage to provide the three locations in Stronger, Freer, so the decision was made to let the audience imagine the walls. Hopefully the changes in furnishings will help you move easily through the four time periods.

Lisa MacDonald (Stage Manager & Properties)

Lisa MacDonald

Lisa has worked in various roles including Production Assistant and Stage Manager for Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions and Broadway North Youth Theatre and has been enjoying the process of the original production of Stronger, Freer. It has been amazing to work with such an experienced production team. Lisa would like to thank Marianne and Patrick for being such great people and for letting her join in the on the fun. Lisa would also like to thank her family for their support and encouragement in all the exciting activities she partakes. Sit back and enjoy the talented cast acting out a story of a Canadian family through 150 years.

Priscilla Marr (Costumes)

Priscilla Marr

Priscilla has been working in community theatre since 2006. Costuming was her first involvement and she has been nominated twice in that capacity, winning her first ACT-CO award for Markham Little Theatre's production of Hayfever in 2008. Beginning in 2015, her role changed to Producer for Stouffville Theatre Company. Priscilla is honoured to be working as Costumer as we showcase the premier production of Stronger, Freer.

Marianne Lannigan (Director, Co-Producer)

Marianne Lannigan

Marianne’s background in theatre began in the early ‘80’s when she graduated from the Music-Theatre program at Sheridan College. Performances include Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods, Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions and Jean in Stouffville Theatre Company’s award winning production of All Together Now for the Durham Minifest. Marianne directed her first full show (Dial M For Murder) last year for Stouffville Theatre Company’s first entry in the ACT-CO festival and is beyond thrilled to now bring Stronger, Freer to the stage.

Patrick Lannigan (Co-Producer)

Patrick Lannigan (with "Blue Steel" look)

Patrick is one of the founding board members of the Stouffville Theatre Company and is excited to be introduced to the world of producing through this particular show. As ex VP of Marketing in the software industry, he brings a wealth of experience to the business side of this production while at the same exercising the creative side of his brain. Being co-writer, co-producer, and promoter for Stronger, Freer has been quite an adventure! Thanks to the local community for all your support!

Marita Concil (Front-of-House)

Marita Concil

Marita has taken the lead with all of our front-of-house duties as of late, managing ushers, concessions, and coordinating with the stage manager. Marita has been front-of-house for most of our recent productions including: Dial M for Murder, MOMologues2: Off to School, It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, PS Uncle Angus, and others.

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.

Copyright Stronger, Freer — 2017.

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

Marianne Lannigan, our Artistic Director, can be reached at or 647-457-4828

Patrick Lannigan can be reached at or 647-202-2353

Copyright Stronger, Freer 2017