Serving Elizabeth – Digital Program

The Belfry Theatre presents

Serving Elizabeth

By Marcia Johnson

CAST

Lucinda Davis – Mercy / Patricia

Sia Foryoh – Faith / Tia

Ryan Hollyman – Talbot / Maurice

Amanda Lisman – HRH Princess Elizabeth / Robin / Ashley

Nathan D. Simmons – Montague / Steven

CREATIVE TEAM

Marcia Johnson – Playwright

Nigel Shawn Williams – Director

Camellia Koo – Set Designer

Carole Klemm – Associate Set Designer

Vanessa Magic – Costume Designer

Itai Erdal – Lighting Designer

Joelysa Pankanea – Composer & Sound Designer

Jennifer Swan – Stage Manager

Becca Jorgensen – Assistant Stage Manager

Adrienne Smook – Dialect Coach

Rosemary Jeffery – Assistant Director

Justin Francis Lee – Assistant Videographer

Serving Elizabeth is two hours and twenty minutes in length including one twenty-minute intermission.

This production is supported by a generous gift from Dr. Stephen Tax.

Serving Elizabeth is generously supported by

The Belfry Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and engages professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the terms of the jointly negotiated Canadian Theatre Agreement.

Serving Elizabeth is produced with the co-operation of the Union of B.C. Performers.

SEASON SPONSORS

PUBLIC FUNDERS

…from the Artistic Director

Welcome back to the Belfry—!

I’ve written those words many times over many seasons—but never have they meant as much as they do now.  Serving Elizabeth is the first show the Belfry has produced for a live audience since The Ministry of Grace—which closed on March 1, 2020.

Thank you to from the bottom of my heart for all of the support—both moral and financial—and for expressing so eloquently how important the arts—and theatre at the Belfry—are to your hearts and souls.  It has been an incredible reminder that we as humans have always had a need to share stories.  We need to know more about the world around us, to see it from different perspectives, and to learn about worlds and cultures with which we are unfamiliar.  And watching humans onstage grappling with extraordinary and everyday challenges helps us to understand others—and understand ourselves.

For me, there is nothing more exciting than an actor floating an idea from the stage to the auditorium—where it is heard and absorbed by a group of open, thoughtful human souls.  Mankind has always needed this.  We have been denied this human necessity for almost two years.  So once again:  Welcome back—!

with great affection—

Michael

Executive Directors Notes

Welcome back to the Theatre! These performances mark an exciting time for us all. Not really a return to normal, but on the path to a new beginning of seasons of activity, buzz, and your wonderful presence in our beautiful theatre. Our staff, volunteers, Board, and guest artists are so excited to share the magic of live theatre once again.

Our world is a different and changing place, but one constant is the laughter, tears, and stimulation that comes with being present as talented artists tell a story that engages us with new perspectives. The theatre is a world of imagination, both yours and that of the artists who created the performance, and we are thrilled to re-engage our and your imaginations. So welcome to this start of a new season with a production that brings us a unique perspective, laughter, and hope.

From our hearts thank you for your patience and loyal support over the past twenty months – WELCOME back.

Ivan Habel

About the Belfry

The Belfry Theatre is on the land of the Lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. The Lək̓ʷəŋən people have been keepers of this land for millennia and we offer our respect and gratitude for our uninvited presence on their territory.

These lands are within the disputed Douglas Treaties territories, treaties that were negotiated verbally, signed to blank pieces of paper by the Indigenous leaders and then had text added by the colonial government. The colonial perspective on the treaty is one of a sale of land, while the Indigenous perspective is a sharing of territory.

The Songhees are members of the Te’mexw Treaty Association seeking a modern treaty with the Crown on their rights, territory and self-government.

The Belfry Theatre is a registered Canadian charity, 11921 5549 RR0001.

The Belfry Theatre is a member of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Destination Greater Victoria, and the Professional Arts Alliance of Greater Victoria.

President – Richard Brownsey

Vice-President – Dr. Sheila Elworthy

Secretary – Alison Watt

Treasurer  – Lisa Ricci

Directors

Gloria Back

Mikaila Mauro

Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair

Kini McDonald

Joan Peggs

Andy Stephenson

Cathi Charles Wherry

Honorary Board of Directors

Chair Emeritus – Patrick Stewart

Sherri Bird

Barbara Greeniaus

Robert Johnston, Q.C.

John Keay

Joan Snowden

Dr. Brian Winsby

Michael Ziegler

Kate Barry – Development Coordinator

Jane Broomfield – Front of House Manager

Matilde Cervantes – Manager of Community & Artistic Connections

Danica Charlie – Box Office Clerk

Helena Descoteau – Box Office Clerk & Front of House Supervisor

Mark Dusseault – Marketing & Communications Director

Linda Findlay – Head of Wardrobe

Mike Ford – Director of Production & Operations

Ian Gibson – Audience Services manager

Ivan Habel – Executive Director

Keith Houghton – Head Technician & Systems Administrator

Valerie Houle – Company Manager

Nora Kidston – Front of House Supervisor

Carole Klemm – Scenic Artist

Jeremy MacLeod – Technical Director

Patricia O’Brien – Director of Finance

Samantha Pelkey – Associate Producer & Indigenous Relations Manager

Sarah Pitman – Box Office Clerk & Front of House Supervisor

Peter Pokorny – Head of Props

Dale Pudwell – Master Carpenter

Michael Shamata – Artistic Director

Lara Shepard – Scenic Painter

Susan Stevenson – Director of Development

Deborah Williams – Associate Artist

Golnaz Zad – Box Office Clerk

Alex Sangster – Venue Tech

Jadyn McGregor – Lighting Crew

Kaitlyn Anderson – Lighting Crew

Mackenzie Matthews – Lighting Crew

Dan Oliemans – Lighting Crew

Carolyn Moon – Props Assistant

Alice Hawes – First Hand

Sarai Gomez – Stitcher

Brenda Fukakusa – Wigs Stylist

Kelsey Cain – Running Crew

Sadie Fox – Dresser

Paulina Grainger for the translations

Fernwood Pizza

UVic Theatre Department – Wardrobe & Props

Island Afrikan Supermarket

Liam Walter

Little Jumbo

Stage

Cook St. Liquor

India Walter

What to Expect – Live in-person attendance

British Columbia requires proof of vaccination to attend all indoor events. Proof of vaccination will be verified at the door and must be supplied by each ticket holder.

We are required by the Government to deny entry to anybody without a valid vaccination certificate.

No refunds will be given if you are denied entry.

Before you arrive, you’ll be receiving an email confirming your seat location. This email will also have a suggested arrival time. We are encouraging patrons with seats in the centre of each row to arrive earlier, and those with aisle seats to come closer to the start of the performance. If you miss your suggested arrival time, don’t worry – you’ll still be able to get your tickets and be seated.

Your email will also have a link to our digital programme and Upstage magazine.

As you come into the theatre, a volunteer will remind you to please have your proof of vaccination and matching ID ready. When you get to the Box Office, you’ll need to show these to one of the two clerks, who will then give you your tickets. If you’re part of a group, each of you will have to show your proof of vaccination & ID, and you’ll only be able to pick up your own ticket – sorry, we can’t let people pick up on behalf of others.

Once you have your ticket, we encourage you to take your seat. The theatre auditorium will be open for seating, starting one hour in advance of showtime.

If you are interested in a drink for intermission, you must pre-order them.

You can pre-order and pay during pre-show at the bar and we will have your order ready for pick-up at Intermission.

We’ll be offering Sumac Ridge (Cabernet Merlot or Pinot Grigio), Sea Cider (Kings & Spies), Phillips Beer (Implosion Pilsner), Pellegrino (Sparkling Lemonade). Caffe Fantastico (Coffee) and Stash (Tea).

You will be asked to stay masked throughout your theatre visit.

Concession will not be selling candy, cookies, or nuts at this time, and outside food items will not be permitted in the theatre.

Our self-service water station is available for anyone who wants to fill their own water bottle; the public drinking fountain has been disabled.

When you’re ready to take your seat, you’ll show your ticket to a volunteer usher. Our ticket-takers are now equipped with touchless ticket-scanners. You’ll also find your ticket now indicates the auditorium entrance closest to your seat.

The theatre is currently seating audiences at 75% capacity. When you’ve taken your seat, you should find one seat on either side of your party has been left empty, so you don’t have to worry about sharing an armrest with someone outside your social/household bubble.

Our recently upgraded HVAC system will be providing a constant flow of fresh air into the theatre whenever we have an audience. The air will be heated as it comes in, but if you are sensitive to drafts, you may want to keep your coat on or wear a sweater.

Serving Elizabeth will have an intermission. You are welcome to use the washrooms, pick up a pre-ordered item from the concession, or step outside for fresh air, but we ask that you please refrain from mingling in the lobby.

At the end of the performance, all exit doors will be opened for you. Please leave by the closest available doors, and give your fellow patrons time and space to exit without crowding.

In Rehearsal – Gallery

Cast & Creative Team

Lucinda Davis – Mercy / Patricia

Lucinda Davis is beyond thrilled to be so warmly welcomed to her first production on the Belfry’s stage with such a diverse group of dynamic artists. Hailing from Tiotíake/Montreal, she found her way into the profession through a weird twist of fate, when she was called by mistake to audition for a leading role in a television series, and got the part. Twenty years later, she has amassed an impressive list of credits for stage, television and film and has lent her voice to video games and animation. She co-founded Metachroma Theatre, whose mandate is to normalize the presence of diverse performers on Canadian stages. She has been the proud recipient of performance awards from the Montreal English Theatre Awards, the Prix Rideau Award, the ACTRA Montreal Awards for voice performance, and was ACTRA Montreal’s Woman of the Year in 2017. Her list of theatre credits includes random, (Imago and Black Theatre Workshop), Adventures of a Black Girl In Search Of God (National Arts Centre), How Black Mother’s Say I Love You (Great Canadian Theatre Company), Doubt, Intimate Apparel (Centaur Theatre), Top Girls (Segal Centre for Performing Arts) and Harlem Duet (Black Theatre Workshop).

Sia Foryoh – Faith / Tia

Born In Sierra Leone West Africa, Sia and her family fled during the Civil War. Her parents made the hard decision to give her up in Guinea to a lady they met at the U.N. camp. Sia lived in Senegal for a year then reunited with her family. They then moved to Edmonton, Alberta as refugees in 1999. In the middle of her university courses, Sia realized she was not happy with what she was studying. She decided to take advantage of a scholarship to attend Vancouver Film School. Upon finishing her program, she received another scholarship to attend New York Film Academy. You can catch her on various Youtube Prank shows, and Comedy Skits. She is also in the Web-series Total Truth & GPS. Catch her on Charmed, Road to Christmas and Memoir of An Honest Voice. Sia can also be seen on various Netflix shows doing stunt work. Her voice can be heard in the very popular Disney Video game Marvel Realm Of Champions. She has been on stage in Romeo and Juliet and many other plays in Los Angeles.

Ryan Hollyman – Talbot / Maurice

Ryan is an award-winning actor, who was born, raised and based in Toronto.

He is an ensemble member of the Actors Repertory Company (ARC) and has worked with many theatres throughout Canada, including the NAC, Mirvish, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, Centaur, Citadel and Neptune. He was also fortunate enough to tour internationally with the productions of The Overcoat and Helen Lawrence, bringing him to the London’s West End, off-Broadway and to some of the world’s most renowned theatres.

Ryan is also known for his extensive work in television and film, with recognizable roles on The Expanse, The Strain, Suits, Murdoch Mysteries, The Detectives and Georgetown.

He is thrilled to making his Belfry debut with this production.

Amanda Lisman – HRH Princess Elizabeth / Robin / Ashley

Amanda is delighted to return to the Belfry stage (last seen in A Christmas Carol), and to work on Serving Elizabeth again, having appeared in the world premiere at Western Canada Theatre in early 2020. A graduate of the University of Victoria (Anthropology), the University of Alberta (Acting), The Citadel Banff Theatre Program and the Stratford Festival’s Birmingham Conservatory, Amanda’s credits include three seasons at the Stratford Festival (Titus Andronicus, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Tempest and others), and performances with Alberta Theatre Projects (Betty Mitchell Award for Venus in Fur), Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg Theatre Award Nomination for 23.5 Hours), The Segal Centre (Montreal English Theatre Nomination for Noises Off), Blue Bridge Repertory (Critic’s Choice Spotlight Award and M Award for My Fair Lady), Theatre Aquarius, The Arts Club, The Citadel, and Atomic Vaudeville. TV credits include Suits, iZombie, Supernatural, and Private Eyes.

Amanda is also an educator, having taught with the Stratford Festival’s Teaching Shakespeare Program, the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the University of Victoria, and has the privilege of being a community support worker for adults with disabilities at Lifetime Networks.

Nathan D. Simmons – Montague / Steven

Coming from the community of East Preston Nova Scotia, and a graduate of the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Nathan D Simmons is an award-winning Halifax-based actor and musician. Nathan has been seen on-screen in Diggstown or Hustle and Heart, for which he won an award, and onstage at the Neptune Theatre in Controlled Damage and Salt Water Moon. More recently, Nathan appeared in Eastern Front Theatre and Shakespeare by The Sea’s co-production of Fat Juliet, a new play that set fire to the Halifax theatre scene. Nathan is more than excited to break bread and share this special moment on the Belfry stage.

Marcia Johnson – Playwright

Marcia Johnson is a theatre artist in Toronto. Serving Elizabeth had its world premiere in February 2020 at Western Canada Theatre, in a co-production with Thousand Islands Playhouse, in which she also acted. It also had productions at the Stratford Festival and Thousand Islands Playhouse earlier this year. Serving Elizabeth has been published by Scirocco Drama. 

Marcia’s 5-minute play A Magical Place, written for Zoom, is available as part of the National Transformations Project, produced by the National Arts Centre and Stratford Festival. She directed the two-hander starring Kaleb Alexander and Amaka Umeh.

Marcia has participated in playwrights’ groups at Thousand Islands Playhouse, Obsidian Theatre Company, Theatre Passe Muraille, as well as Ontario Arts Council Playwrights’ Residencies at Blyth Festival and Roseneath Theatre. She has twice participated in Tapestry New Opera’s Composer-Librettist Laboratory. Her training also includes a musical theatre workshop with William Finn at Canadian Stage Company, and the Siminovitch Prize Playwriting Master Class with Carole Frechette. Marcia collaborated with Stephen Taylor on Paradises Lost, an opera for the University of Illinois, based on the Ursula K. Le Guin novella. As an actor, Marcia has had small roles on TV and in film. Recent theatre roles include the world premiere of The New Canadian Curling Club and a revival of 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt both at the Blyth Festival and the audio drama Every Minute of Every Day produced by Factory Theatre.

Nigel Shawn Williams – Director

Nigel is the former Co-Artistic Director of Factory Theatre. He is a four-time Dora Mavor Moore Award winner as an actor and director, with numerous nominations for MECCA and Betty Mitchell Awards. His theatre credits as an actor include six seasons at the Stratford and four seasons at the Shaw Festivals, as well as performing in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. His theatre career spans over 25 years as an artist, including the Canadian premieres of Six Degrees of Separation, Angels in America, Harlem Duet, Two Words for Snow, Belle, Race, Topdog/Underdog, among others. As a director his productions have garnered critical and artistic success, collaborating with theatre companies across Canada, such as, Othello, To Kill a Mockingbird (Stratford Festival), Disgraced (Alberta Theatre Projects), The Invisible Hand (Theatre Aquarius), Merchant of Venice (Bard on the Beach), The Mountaintop, Art (Grand Theatre), Brothel # 9 (Factory Theatre), and The Monument (Obsidian Theatre). Nigel is also heavily active in new play development and has helped develop over 40 new plays in Canada, either working as an actor, director or dramaturge. He is also an educator, having taught at York University, University of Windsor, and the National Theatre School of Canada.

Camellia Koo – Set Designer

Camellia is a Toronto based set and costume designer for theatre, opera, dance and film/tv. Recent designs for theatre and opera include collaborations with Factory Theatre, The National Arts Centre, Soulpepper Theatre, The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Why Not Theatre, Against the Grain, Boston Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Edmonton Opera, Helikon Opera (Moscow), Minnesota Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Santa Fe Opera, and Tapestry Opera. Previous designs for The Belfry Theatre include Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, and The Children’s Republic.

Carole Klemm – Associate Set Designer

Carole is a Victoria-based set designer and scenic artist. Recent work includes virtual designs for Being Here: The Refugee Project for the Belfry and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime for Theatre Inconnu. At the Belfry, her set designs include: Atlantis, The Sum of Us, Skylight, The Complete Works of Wllm Shakespeare, Mesa, Big Mama, Helen’s Necklace and Taking Off.

She has designed and painted for the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Belfry Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria, William Head on Stage, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Theatre SKAM, Chemainus Theatre Festival, Blue Bridge Theatre, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Studio 58 Langara College and many others.

Special thanks to my family and the Belfry production team!

Itai Erdal – Lighting Designer

Itai is delighted to be back at the Belfry where he previously designed lights for Where The Blood Mixes, Billy Bishop Goes To War, The Life Inside and The Valley; and wrote and performed in How to Disappear Completely (The Chop) and This Is Not A Conversation (The Elbow).
Itai has designed over 300 shows, winning six Jessie Richardson Awards, Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award, a Winnipeg Theatre Award, the Jack King Award, Victoria’s Spotlight Choice Award and the Design Award at the 2008 Dublin Fringe Festival. He was shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize in 2018. www.itaierdal.com, www.theelbow.ca

Joelysa Pankanea – Composer & Sound Designer

Joelysa is a multi-award-winning composer based in Vancouver BC, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in composition, musical direction, and sound design. Her music has been featured in multiple theatre productions, short and feature films, as well as chamber orchestras and choirs. In the realm of theatre, Joelysa has composed dozens of theatre shows, multiple large-scale musicals, and sound designs. Recent credits include Anywhere But Here and REFRAMED for Electric Company Theatre, Buffoon and Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave for the Arts Club Theatre Company, and a short film The Star-Maker by Matthias Falvai. Upcoming: We Shall Eat When the River is Full, a feature-length documentary film by Smayaykila Films. Please visit www.joelysa.com for more info.

Vanessa Magic – Costume Designer

Vanessa Magic is an award-winning costume designer and writer. She loves the magic that comes from storytelling and using costumes and textiles as a medium. Vanessa was a Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award nominee and was nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Costume Design in Independent Theatre for her work on The Solitudes (Aluna Theatre / Nightwood). Her recent credits include Pass Over (Obsidian Theatre Company), burn, burned (SummerWorks Festival), and Mine (Buddies in Bad Times). When she is not designing, she helps facilitate workshops to promote diversity and inclusivity in costume design / wardrobe styling for film and television.

Jennifer Swan – Stage Manager

Born and raised on Lekwungen territory, also known as Victoria, she is thankful to the Songhees and Esquimalt nations, on whose land she has the immense privilege to be living. Jen has been a part of the Belfry since 1999, and it remains one of her favourite places. When not stage managing, she has a side job in theatre administration, and during Covid found work as the Associate Producer for Electric Company Theatre, and as Interim General Manager for Neworld Theatre. She thanks both of these companies immensely. She is spending the rest of this season stage managing in Vancouver and Calgary.

Becca Jorgensen – Assistant Stage Manager

Becca is a Vancouver Island-born and raised Indo-Canadian Marathoner. As a Stage Manager, Becca has supported teams throughout Western Canada from theatre to opera, to dance, and beyond. She is beyond thrilled to be back creating with the Belfry for her sixth season. When not working in the theatre, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Larry. Becca is a proud auntie to Audrey Nora, Clara Jane, Ellie Mae, Otis, and Primrose.

Rosemary Jeffery – Assistant Director

Rosemary Jeffery is excited to intern as Assistant Director on Serving Elizabeth as a participant in the Arts Leadership Training Program sponsored by the Belfry Theatre in partnership with other arts organizations. She is Associate Director of Attitude Theatre, and recently co-directed and performed in a Docu-Drama, Until The Flood by Dael Olandersmith, co-produced by Langham Court Theatre and Bema Productions.

Rosemary is a graduate of the University of Calgary BA Music & Vocal Studies Program and the Mount Royal University-College Theatre Arts program.

She will be continuing her mentorship program at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in January 2022.

Justin Francis Lee – Assistant Videographer

Justin is a writer, filmmaker, and sailor. He is passionate about exploring the stories of everyday people caught between subcultures. Intent on spearheading a closer relationship between the Canadian theatre and film industries, he hopes to make quality art more accessible. He and Ciaran Volke run a writer’s room “The Apartment of Writing” creating short plays and films. As big fan of The Crown Netflix show, he is ecstatic to be working at The Belfry on Serving Elizabeth. In the new year, he goes to Vancouver interning at Electric Company Theatre.

Recent Credits: writing The Open Gate (SKAMpede), co-writing audio drama A Way Out, and acting in I and You (Langham Court Theatre). For film as an Asst. Director and Asst. Camera: The Batshits, Dream Book, Bubba Lou, and All in Madonna.

Bravo!

The Belfry Theatre gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, the Capital Regional District Arts Development Office and the City of Victoria.

Sponsors

Helijet
Times Colonist

BMO Financial Group
Cox Taylor, Barristers & Solicitors
Graham Isenegger & Neil Chappell of CIBC Wood Gundy – Blue Heron Group
Gabriel Ross Furniture
PARC Retirement Living
TD Bank Group

Victoria Foundation
Peninsula Co-op

Horne Coupar LLP Lawyers & Notaries

BMO Financial Group

FOCUS Magazine

Presented by Odlum Brown Limited
Boulevard Magazine
EAT Magazine
Used.ca
Vessel Liquor Store

RBC Emerging Artists Project

CD Specialty Cleaning & Restoration
Costa Verde Landscaping
Dowell’s Moving & Storage
The Finishing Store
KPMG

Petals Plus

The Joint Pizzeria & Deli
Phillips Brewing and Malting Co.
Sea Cider
Truffles Catering
Vessel Liquor Store
Caffe Fantastico

Chateau Victoria Hotels & Suites
Villa Marco Polo Inn

Peninsula Co-op

FOCUS Magazine
Times Colonist
Used.ca

Showcase Awards

Fastrac Print & Marketing

APM Fund for the Arts†
The Barraclough Foundation
Belfry Theatre Society Endowment Fund†
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Irma J. Brydson Foundation
Cederberg Family Fund †
Charitable Gift Funds Canada Foundation†
Government of Canada †
The Jawl Foundation
Henley Family Fund†
Humber/Frampton Fund†
Marymax Fund†
The McLean Foundation
Elizabeth McPherson Fund for the Arts†
Barbara & Philip Potash Foundation
Provincial Employees Community Services Fund
The Stewart Fund through the Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Foundation
Victoria Foundation
Victoria Guest Services Network
Peter & Nancy Vivian Fund †

Through the Victoria Foundation †

Caffe Fantastico

Belfry Legacy Circle

The support of visionary philanthropy ensures that the Belfry will continue to flourish as Greater Victoria’s premier contemporary theatre company.

Ian & Gloria Back
Lynne Baine
Dr. Perry & Late Annamaria Bamji
Richard Brownsey & Glynis Leyshon
Jane Francis & Dave Skilling
Barbara Greeniaus & Bill Israel
Bruce & Barbara Housser
Judi James
John & Anne Keay
Robert & Ann Myers
Joan Peggs
Cindy Petrowski & Phil Marsh
Ross Richardson
John & Suzanne Stewart
Judy Stewart
Julie & John Richard Swenson
Plus a further seven anonymous members

We invite you to join the Belfry Legacy Circle by making a planned gift or bequest. Gift planning is an inspired, meaningful and deeply personal way to secure the future of the Belfry Theatre. The support of visionary philanthropy ensures that the Belfry will continue to flourish as Greater Victoria’s premier contemporary theatre company.

Consult your professional advisors about the many forms through which you can achieve tax advantages of charitable donations and bequests. Please inform us if you have included the Belfry in your estate plans, so we can acknowledge your support during and/or after your lifetime, according to your wishes. Contact: Susan Stevenson, Director of Development, 250-385-6835 ext. 229 or development@belfry.bc.ca

The Belfry acknowledges the generous recent and past gifts from the estates of:

Helena Balczewska
Roger J. Bishop
Shirley Mae Dawson
Marguerite Kathleen Friesen
David Neil Lee
Maria Luisa Macrae
M. Grace Mersereau
Margaret Seens
Alan Geoffrey White
Anonymous

Annamaria Bamji Memorial Award for Emerging Playwrights created by Dr. Perry Bamji+
In Memory of Eric Adler
In Memory of Violet Armstrong (2)
In Memory of Annamaria Bamji from Lady Jane
In Memory of my sister Beth, from Casey
In Memory of Agnes and Arnold Davies
In Memory of my brother Gerry Emery
In Memory of Michael Fallis (2)
In Memory of Antonietta Forte
In Memory of Jean Elizabeth Kõdar
In Memory of Nikki & Bruce MacKenzie from the family
In Memory of Ronald Adam Polstein
In Memory of Jacqueline Price
In Memory of Jack & Lisa Valikoski

+Through the Victoria Foundation

Donors

Ronald Polstein †
Kim Potash
John & Suzanne Stewart
Dr. Stephen Tax *

Lee Adler *
Dr. Perry & Late Annamaria Bamji †
Dr. Sheila & Paul Elworthy
Fiona Hunter
The Nikki & Bruce MacKenzie Family
Alan Marcus & Gail Nagley
Claude & Joan Mury
Patrick Stewart
Ross Taylor

Ian & Gloria Back Fund †
Barbara and John Barton Fund *
Susan & Gary Braley
Katherine Farris & Kit Pearson
Mohan & Kathy Jawl
The Honorable Robert Johnston QC
Peter and Helen Malcolm *
Anne McLaughlin
Robert Milne
Gregg & Jennifer Perry
Lee & Karl Soberlak Foundation

Honorable & Mrs. David & Sandra Anderson
Richard Brownsey & Glynis Leyshon
Norinne and John Coombs *
Stephen Cushing & Debbie Gill
Commodore & Janice Drent *
David Harris Flaherty
Barbara Greeniaus & Bill Israel
Ivan Habel
Joe & Linda Harvey
Bruce & Barbara Housser
Audrey Johnson
Ray Jones & Diana Dampsy
Martin & Patti-Anne Kay
Helen Lansdowne
Phillip Marsh & Cindy Petrowski *
Joan McArthur-Blair & Jeanie Cockell *
Kini McDonald
Michael Morres
Bill & Maureen Murphy-Dyson
Robert & Ann Myers
Beate & Kirk Northcott
Patricia O’Brien & Michael Gaudet
Joan Peggs
Diane Scott
Michael Shamata
Andy Stephenson
Judy Stewart
Al & Judith Title
Tom Ward and Marlie Manning
Lesley Watson & Evert Lindquist
Michael & Vicki Ziegler
Anonymous (3)

A Refugee Sponsor and Admirer of Joel
Nancy Bell *
Florence & Tom Dingle
Terry & Leslie Farmer
Susan Findlay
Mary McAvoy
Katie McGowan
Ronald & Judith Parish *
Mary Ellen Purkis
Gordon & Grace Rogers
Jane & Steve Savidant
Joan and Bob Snowden
David Zussman & Sheridan Scott *
Anonymous (1)

H Diane Bell
Karen Blakely & Shahn Torontow
Lorie Bradley & Russ Pym
Lorna & Peter Bray
Nancy Buan
Elaine Calder & William J. Bennett
Chris & Mary Chapman
Darlene Elaine Clover
Ginny Crawford
Jane Francis & Dave Skilling
Denny Gelinas
Lois L. George
Rob & Shirley Hunter
Bill & Joan Huzar
Andrew Karwowski & Sylvie Cote
Bruce & Gwyneth Elaine Kingham *
John Krich
Allana Lindgren *
Robert & Lynda Malpass *
Cadence Mandybura
Doreen & Garth McBride *
Jeff McEown & Helen Smith
Celso E. Mendoza
Hazel Morris *
Sara Patricia Neely
Ivo & Sara Olivotto
Margaret E Parker
Pauline Price
Lisa Ricci
Sandra Stott
Julie & John Richard Swenson
Robert & Anna Thomson
Patricia M. Young
Anonymous (7)

Amy Adams & David Secord
Sandra Anderson
Lynne Bain
Terence Barker
Christine & Michael Bloomfield
Darralyn Bonnor
Sheila & Murray Bradley
Miriam & Henry Caplan
Jane Clinckett *
B & L Copley
Ron Cox & Bev Suzuki
Lyn Davis
Brenda Eaton
Wes & Heidi Fisher
Sabrina Flint
Eric & Michele Fretz
Peter Gibson *
Dr Morgan Hall
May Hamilton
Chris & Catriona Harker
Sara Harman
Jennifer Hawthorn
Rosemarie Hayes
Katrin Horowitz
Peter Kruselnicki
Jeanne Lamon & Christina Mahler *
Paul McKinnon & David Alexander
Jim & Isabel Merston *
Catharine & Anthony Moses
Jon & Gail Muzio *
Nicola Ruth Rendell
Jaci Ross
Bruce Scott
Sheila Skinnider
Brian & Barbara Smith
Kenneth Wm. Thornicroft
Alison Watt & Malcolm McLeod
Carolyn Whitfield
Colin Wolf
Rachel Wyatt
Anonymous (7)

Royal Roads University
Douglas Baer
Arlette Baker
Clayton Baraniuk & Jason Dubois
Reginald Beniac
Josie & Gene Bernhard
Barbara Best
Pat Bourke & Barry Gros *
Walter & Sandra Burgess
Sherry & John Butler
Trevor & Maureen Calkins
Colin & Linda Campbell
George & Anne Clark
David Alexander Clark
Jo-Anne Clarke
Nancy & Michael Coady
Chris & Susan Considine
George & Diane Copley
Concha Dennis
Peter Diamant *
Gail Duguid
Cindy Dunphy & David O’Coffey
Ross & Faye Eddy
Rita Estock
Celine Fittes
Malcolm Foy
Adria Fraser *
George Galt
Ann Gargett
Christine Gaudet
Geoff & Linda Giles
Gloria Gillingham
Leslie Glazier
Carol Goodger-Hill
Lyndsay Green & Hank Intven
Rand & Margaret Harrison
John & Elaine Hooper
Mary Horton
Rex Johnson
Peter & Arden Kagis
Robert & Sydney Kalef
Harriet Kendrick
Mary Lacalli
Yvonne Lawson
David A. Leach
Lynn / Susan
Brian Linds & Jan Wood
Martha Macdonnell
John A. MacNicol
Ann Maffey
Thomas & Marilyn Mahan
Ronald Manzer
Margaret Martin
Sandy Mayzel & John Gould
Ken & Dianne McDougall
Lois McNabb
Barbara Menzies
Joanne Moon
Coline & Bill Neilson
Anne Park Shannon
Marie Peach *
Julie & Bill Pearce
Gordon Phillipe & Anne Holtzman
Michael W. Pidgeon
Adrienne Radford
Peter Richards
Shelagh & Brad Rinald
Susan Salomonsson
Esther Sangster-Gormley
Peter Seward
Marie Skinnider
Ann Smith
Kathy St. John
Catherine A. Stephenson
Jan & Don Storch
Henry & Marian Summerfield
Corrine Taylor *
Lynn Thomson
Jeanette and Stephen Titus
David & Dorothy Torontow
Judy Tracy
Andrew and Joanne Turner
Avril & Bob Tyrrell
Anne Underhill
Nick van Der Westhuizen
Terry Vatrt
Margaret Walker
Sharon Walls & Warren Magnusson *
Lorraine Whiting
John & Josephine Wigmore
James Worton
David & Eloise Yaxley
Marianne Yelle
Gordon & Nan Zorn
Anonymous (18)

Our thanks to the 187 Believers ($75 – $149) and 277 Friends (up to $74)

Donor moved up a category *
New donor **
Through the Victoria Foundation †
As of November 1, 2021

Capital Donors

The Belfry Theatre thanks our generous donors who contributed to the 2020 / 21 Capital Retrofitting Project. Their support made it possible to install a wheelchair elevator and washroom backstage, making our stage and dressing rooms accessible to all artists, visitors, volunteers and staff.

Government of Canada

The Province of British Columbia (through the BC Arts Council)

Andrew Sheret Limited

Terence Patrick Barker

The Barraclough Foundation

Charis & Brian

Alex & Samantha Currie

The Hamber Foundation

Cindy Petrowski & Phil Marsh

Mary McAvoy

Allana Lindgren & Ted L. McDorman

Peninsula Co-op

Milton Schlosser & Paul Harland

Rotary Club of Victoria

John & Suzanne Stewart

Victoria Foundation

Anonymous (7)

Plus 3 Name a Seat donors