CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT – “Domesticated”

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Paul Gross & Martha Burns On Stage Together

It is our absolute pleasure to announce that Canadian film and television star, Paul Gross will be returning to his theatre roots to perform in our fall co-production of Domesticated with Canadian Stage, playing November 17th until December 13th at The Berkeley Street Theatre. Paul will play Bill Pulver, a popular politician discovered by police at the bedside of an injured prostitute, opposite his wife in real life, acclaimed Canadian actress Martha Burns, playing his dedicated but not dependent wife Judy.

Domesticated will be the first play the two have performed in together since they met over thirty years ago in a production of Walsh at The National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Since then Paul has become one of Canada’s most recognizable actors and directors. He has starred in and directed some of Canada’s most beloved television and film productions, including Due South, Men With Brooms, and Passchendaele and returned to the stage periodically to play Hamlet at the Stratford Festival and Elyot in Sir Richard Eyre’s revival of Private Lives, which played in Toronto and New York.

Martha has also built an illustrious career on both stage and screen, having starred in various productions with many of the country’s top theatre companies, including The Stratford and Shaw Festivals and television series like Michael: Tuesdays & Thursday and Global’s Remedy, where she is currently playing the role of Rebecca Baker.

Marth & Paul – Slings & Arrows

Martha is also the recipient of two supporting actress Genie Awards for Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Love and Savagery and is a founding member of Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Paul and Martha appeared on screen together in the popular Canadian series Slings and Arrows, which earned 13 Gemini awards over its 3 seasons, including 2 leading actor awards for Paul and 2 leading actress awards for Martha.


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Maria Vacratsis

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Sarah Dodd

We are also thrilled to announce that Company Theatre Ensemble Members, Maria Vacratsis and Sarah Dodd will be joining us for this Canadian premiere production.  Maria earned a Dora award nomination for her fabulous work in our production of Through The Leaves, which was awarded the Dora award for Outstanding Production in 2010.  Since then she has performed on many stages and screens, recently starring in the world premiere production of Cake and Dirt by Canadian playwright, Daniel MacIvor at Tarragon Theatre. Sarah starred in both our original and remounted productions of A Whistle In The Dark and earned a Dora award for Best Actress In a Leading Role for her performance in our production of Marion Bridge.

Rounding out the cast for our production of Domesticated this November will be the talented  Nicola Lipman (Driving Miss Daisy & No Great Mischief – Thousand Islands Playhouse), Salvatore Antonio (Remedy, Reign, Saving Hope), Akosua Amo-Adem (The Crucible – Soulpepper), Kelly McNamee (Legally Blonde – The LOT), and Vanessa Smythe (The Lovers – Company Theatre workshop). We are extremely honoured to be working with such a fine group of Canadian actors and we hope that you will join us at the theatre to see them all in action.

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Vanessa Smythe

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Kelly McNamee

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Akosua Amo-Adem

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Salvatore Antonio

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Nicola Lipman