Stephen Carr directed last season’s Cavalleria Rusticana for Toronto City Opera. His other recent directing work has included Lucia di Lammermoor with the Korean National Symphony, Turandot and Tosca at the Seoul Arts Center, Le Nozze di Figaro with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and engagements with the Washington National Opera, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Daegu Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Opera North, Daejeon Opera, Opera Naples, Ohio Light Opera, and Center City Opera of Philadelphia. He spent eight years on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music as an Associate Professor and Associate Artistic Director of Eastman Opera Theatre, where his production of Les Dialogues des Carmelites was awarded the American Prize for Stage Directing. He’s currently pursuing a PhD in musicology and ethnomusicology at York University, as well as teaching at the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Vojin Vasovic is a film director and producer. He finished Master of Arts studies at Centre of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto and bachelor studies in Film Directing at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade. He is the recipient of many awards for directing, writing and animation. His films “Twice Upon a Time”, “Just For The Record”, etc. were selected at more than 150 film festivals winning more than eighty international awards and distribution by HBO channel. He is a producer and director at To Blink Animation studio, and creative director of Animond - private investment fund for animation. He is teaching film directing and animation at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade.
Logan Raju Cracknell is a Toronto based theatre artist specializing in theatrical design and live stream creation. Their work has taken them across the country and they are excited to see what journeys lie ahead. Select works include: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (Theatre Calgary), Fairview (Canadian Stage/Obsidian Theatre Company), Prodigal (Howland Company), The Extinction Therapist (Theatre Aquarius), Jesus Christ Superstar (Theatre Sheridan), Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats Theatre), Dixon Road (The Musical Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company), As You Like It/Dream In High Park (Canadian Stage Company), William Shakespeare’s As You Like It: A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal and Orphans for the Czar (Crow’s Theatre).
Lin-Mei is a multidiscipline theatre practitioner. She has taken various theatre production roles from technician to designer to props builder before settling into stage management. Lin is happy to be returning to TCO.
She is the winner of the inaugural MyTheatre Award for Outstanding Stage Management (2015). Prior to this career change, Lin has worked in the IT industry for 15+ years. She is a proud graduate of Humber’s Theatre Production Program. (www.linkedin.com/in/lilay)
Select SM Credits: The Chasse-Galerie , 2015, 2016 Dora Winner (Red One: PSM; Kabin / Storefront / Soulpepper: Apprentice SM); Don Giovanni, Cavalleria Rusticana, (TCO); Eugene Onegin (Highland Opera Studio); La Traviata (Opera York; MSO: ASM); The Merry Widow (Opera York); Retreat (Hart House); The Chance (Leroy Street); Stupid F**king Bird (Bird Collective: SM / Props); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Red One); Divine (Red One / Summerworks 2017); Othello (Ale House: PSM).
Other Credits: The Story (Common Boots: Head of Props); The Good Doctor Holmes (Tanagra Collective: LD); A Drop of Water (Slice of Pi / FringeTO 2015: LD); We Walk Among You (Artichoke Heart: Head Puppet Builder); Cinéma Vérité! (RUFF 2015: Puppet Builder / Designer); Language (Assistant Production Designer).
Alexandra has been doing Costume Design for over 30 years & loves this Creative outlet. Her portfolio is diverse with High School Musicals, Plays, a women’s line for an American Motorcycle Company, amongst others, Fashion Shows, designs featured in Yorkville, Trunk Shows, Stores in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Toronto and abroad.
She ventured into making toys, dolls & puppets for kids and a musical teddy bear line in the Canadian Craft Gallery years ago, then switched gears to designing home décor and bedding.
Alexandra owned “Studio 7” on Avenue Road, Toronto, for 8 years, with
many fun memories teaching fashion design, pattern drafting, sewing classes to children, teens, adults and seniors. She still does special projects for charities and once in a while she will do a fashion show…or a wedding…….
Alexandra’s most recent works include working on costume design & wardrobe for “Mother of the Maid” Theatre Aurora, “Surrender Dorothy” Curtain Club Theatre Richmond Hill and “Magic Flute” Opera York.
Alexandra is thrilled to be working alongside such a great creative team, performers, soloists, chorus and crew with Toronto City Opera for Die Fledermaus and is looking forward to a fantastic production!