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Director

BRUCE DOW
Director
AEA / CAEA / ACTRA / SAG-AFTRA
Actor / Composer / C.V.



ARTISTIC DIRECTION

Festival Players Academy for Young Actor Training

A.i.R Theatre Company / HALTON THEATRE PROJECT

INTIMATE EXPERIENCES, Cabaret Series


DIRECTION

“WHAT YOU WILL” / Twelfth Night                           Festival Players of PEC Academy for Young Actor Training

TWELFTH NIGHT                                                    “Malvolio” and Associate Director - Theatre Calgary, Jill Keiley

STONES IN HIS POCKETS                                    Festival Players of PEC

A GLASS HIVE - The Comedy of Errors                 Toronto Fringe

I AM FOR YOU                                                       National Arts Centre, English Theatre

BREMEN ROCK CITY                                            Charlottetown Festival/C-town, PEI

KING JOHN                                                            Randolph Academy Presentation

THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND                    Al Green Theatre/J.P. Productions

COMPANY                                                             PAL Benefit/Avon Theatre/Stratford, ON

CABARET                                                              Acting Coach, Assoc. to Dir. Jillian Keiley -  National Theatre School/Montréal, QC

MY WAY                                                                 Grand Theatre, London, Ontario

COACHING MATTERS                                          Score Prod.s @ Jane Mallet Theatre

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA                                  Opera Excerpt Stratford Festival Fringe

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS                     Shaughnessy Festival

BLITHE SPIRIT                                                      Presentation House

MEASURE FOR MEASURE                                  Dorothy Somerset Studio

SUMMER  (Edward Bond)                                     Dorothy Somerset Studio

TEN LOST YEARS (and Musical Direction)          Frederic Wood Theatre

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER                                Frederic Wood Theatre

LES PRECIEUSES RIDICULES                           Dorothy Somerset Studio

THE DEATH OF PILATE                                       Dorothy Somerset Studio

BOUND EAST FOR CARDIFF                              Dorothy Somerset Studio

VIOLENCE IN VELVET (The London Merchant)  Canadian Fringe Festival Tour


ASSISTANT DIRECTION

A FLEA IN HER EAR                                              Denise CoffeyFrederic Wood Theatre

A DOLL'S HOUSE                                                  Charles McFarlandFrederic Wood Theatre

*THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO                              David WalshVancouver Opera


STAGE MANAGEMENT

AS YOU LIKE IT S.M.                                            Frederic Wood Theatre

BEYOND MOZAMBIQUE S.M.                              Dorothy Somerset Studio

GLASS MENAGERIE A.S.M.                                Frederic Wood Theatre


PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION ADVISOR                                    Score Productions

DIRECTOR OF THEATRE IN EDUCATION        Arbour Theatre, Peterborough  

PRESIDENT AND PRODUCER                          U.B.C. Musical Theatre Society 

COMPANY MANAGER AND PRODUCER          Stage Campus 





I Am for You, by Mieko Ouchi
directed by Bruce Dow
National Arts Centre, English Theatre, Young Audience Series, ON, 2015

“I want to learn to sword fight!”
“The Shakespeare was so easy to understand!”
“It was so much fun!”
“I thought they were really fighting!”
“Scary and awesome”
Reactions from our Young Audiences - the best kind of reactions one can get!


Janelle Cooper as “Lainie”,  Lucinda Davis as “Mariam”, and Tristan D. Lala as “Mr. Morris"



The National Arts Centre, Ottawa





“Ohio”&Tadeu end their lives in Montague Parkett,
 written and directed by Bruce Dow   
36th Annual Rhubarb Festival

Toronto, ON, 2015

Now in further development at Factory Theatre, Toronto

“I have never been so moved”
Audience Member, who is Transexual

“Alternating wonderful and terrifying.
Can’t wait to see how this piece evolves”
Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine

“Dow is a venerable theatre risk-taker”
Mooney on Theatre


Photos by Vince Ha
Jordan Bell as “Ohio”, Jordan Fantauzzo as “Tadeu”, with Kayla Coolen, Danik Mcafee, and Cassie Doane



© Bruce Dow 2014