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About Us

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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

 

In 2011,  

at the invitation of the Stratford Tourism Association, 

with an awareness of the ebb and flow of the arts lovers' presence, 

Hermione Presents, 

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. 

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Our Team

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Revan Zurub

Finance and arts organization expert with
Dance Umbrella of Ontario (ASO)

HPSWF Bookkeeper

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Eileen Smith

Artistic Producer

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.

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Micaela Fitzsimmons

Acting Chair

  • Curator

  • Visual Artist

Curator at the Stratford Perth Museum since 2009, Micaela Fitzsimmons has a background in design, visual arts and museum management from Sheridan College, the University of Waterloo and Fleming College. She has served on a number of volunteer boards including Perth Arts Connect and the Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute.

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Taylor Jordan

Board Member 

  • Community Artist

  • Maker

Taylor is passionate about the arts and supporting artists of all disciplines. She is a seasoned Community theater actress and maker of soaps, candles, jewelry and pottery. Taylor loves to network to help bring the community closer together.

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Stephen Degenstein

SWF Technical Director 

  • Venue & Site Planning & Management

  • Stagecraft training

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.

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Michael Fullerton

Board Member

  • Manages IT  

  • Software and hardware maintenance and purchasing

IT consultant,
hospitality industry expert and

retired chef and baker, restaurants include Rundles in Stratford

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Christina Gordon

SWF Associate

  • SWF Programming & Site Management

  • Bookkeeping & Daily A/R

  • MC extraordinaire 

Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Performing  Artist with 30+ years experience on stages across Canada

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Hermione Presents

Interdisciplinary Arts Productions Inc.

  • Registered Charity

  • Not for Profit 

  • Arts Organization

is mandated to support

arts education and 

arts festivals and events.

HP is the charitable arm that sustains  
SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts festivals

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Breanne Tice

Marketing Intern

  • 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.

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Andreja Kovac

Board Member

  • Director

  • Producer

  • Educator

Andreja Kovac is a Slovenian-Canadian theatre director, producer and educator with more than twenty years of professional experience. Her directing credits include large scale productions, contemporary play development, devised work and opera. She is an experienced educator holding workshops in the UK, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Austria. Andreja is a graduate of the prestigious directing program at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.

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Heather Davies

Board Member

  • Director

  • Producer

  • Writer

Heather has been a theatre maker, writer, producer, and artistic director at the Ryga Arts Festival in Summerland BC since 2017. Having lived and worked in the UK, she has called Stratford, ON home over the last ten years. She is thrilled to contribute to SpringWorks as a board member.

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Shannon Farrell

Website Content Editor

  • Writer

  • Stage Manager

is mandated to support

arts education and 

arts festivals and events.

HP is the charitable arm that sustains  
SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts festivals