SpringWorks’ programming spans the seasons.
We provide a safe place for local, regional, national and international artists to showcase their works and an opportunity for audiences to experience new and diverse work in their own community.
This is a place for independent creation, a springboard for new work, nurturing and supporting artistic endeavours and art forms often more easily accessed in larger urban centres.
A Bit of the Back Story
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
A mecca for classical theatre
A town with wonderful restaurants, with superb cuisine, and great shopping
A community nestled in beautiful environs
A place with a plethora of things to to be explored
A magical, synergetic, alchemical home for the arts
at the invitation of the Stratford Tourism Association,
with an awareness of the ebb and flow of the arts lovers' presence,
a collective of professional artists and creators,
with decades of performing and producing experience,
combined our gifts and strengths,
to share new, diverse, independently created work,
in this town.
SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts, a multidisciplinary arts festival, was born.
A decade of evolution has brought us to a series of events and festivals exploring creative expression, spanning the seasons.
Our intent is to enable meeting places for rural & urban voices from far & near to tell their stories.
Finance and arts organization expert with
Dance Umbrella of Ontario (ASO)
Founder, Executive Director,
opera singer, actor, musical theatre performer, singing coach with more than 35 years experience, including working with Shaw, Stratford, Charlottetown festivals, Canadian Opera Company and others.
Award winning performer, writer and lyricist with works performed across the United States, Canada and Europe, on Broadway and in London’s West End, Teacher.
Her musicals Enter the Guardsman and Gunmetal Blues (with Craig Bohmler and Scott Wentworth) have both enjoyed much international success with over 100 productions in the US and Canada
Dance program lead
Dance community liaison
Teacher and Dancer for over 25 years, in an artistic career across the country, adjudicating, creating, and sharing her love of dance. Proud owner, Founder and Director of Infinity Dance, a
community dance school in Stratford, Ontario, known for sensitive mentorship of dance and dancers.
SWF Administrative Associate
Decades of experience in the arts as musician, bandleader, artistic director & arts administrator and founder of several organizations
Theatre, dance, music, education and management training
SWF Technical Director
Venue & Site Planning & Management
More than 30 years working in theatres across Canada designing staging, props, costumes, lighting and sound, and teacher of backstage theatre arts at Fanshawe, Sheridan and Off the Wall Theatre Alliance. He also provides stage and technical support, site set-up and coordination for many arts organizations in Stratford.
Software and hardware maintenance and purchasing
hospitality industry expert and
retired chef and baker, restaurants include Rundles in Stratford
Chair of the Board
School outreach planner
Retired drama teacher & Head of Arts, St. Marys DCVI, and a world traveller - Many years of volunteer experience in theatre, festival and event organizing, and refugee support.
SWF Programming & Site Management
Bookkeeping & Daily A/R
Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Performing Artist with 30+ years experience on stages across Canada
Interdisciplinary Arts Productions Inc.
Not for Profit
is mandated to support
arts education and
arts festivals and events.
HP is the charitable arm that sustains
SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts festivals
Actor, singer, creator, educator, entrepreneur
Recent graduate of Ryerson’s BFA Acting program. Trained with Canadian theatre companies including Soulpepper Theatre, Stratford Festival and Young People’s Theatre.