Artwork for Driving Miss Daisy

Artist Bios

The Cast

Donna Belleville Donna Belleville (Daisy Werthan)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: 19 seasons with Shaw Festival; selected credits include Pygmalion, When the Rain Stops Falling, Devil's Disciple, The Heiress, Magic Fire, Coronation Voyage, A Little Night Music, Uncle Vanya, Age of Arousal. Over 100 productions across Canada and the US, including Death of a Salesman (Theatre Aquarius, Vancouver Playhouse), Wit (Alberta Theatre Projects), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Persephone Theatre), The Glass Menagerie, White Biting Dog (Theatre Junction), All My Sons (Theatre Calgary), Happy Days (Bluebridge Theatre). Film/TV: Xmas Baby, Titanic, Lonesome Dove, Children of the Dust. Donna lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake with actor husband Terry.

Randy Hughson Randy Hughson (Boolie Werthan)
Drayton Entertainment: A Few Good Men. Recent: The Drawer Boy (Blyth Festival), 12 seasons at the Stratford Festival, 3 productions playing Mark Rothko in Red (Segal Centre, The Grand Kingston, and Theatre Aquarius). Randy has played leading roles at theatres across Canada, including CanStage, Tarragon, Factory, Theatre Passe Muraille, National Arts Centre, Necessary Angel, Crows, Soulpepper, Citadel, The Mirvishes, The Arts Club, Neptune, Theatre Calgary, etc. He has been nominated for 9 Doras, 3 Edmonton Sterlings, 2 Vancouver Jessies and 2 Broadway Worlds, a Calgary Betty Mitchell and Gemini and has won one of each. He has worked extensively in film, tv, and radio. 

Cassel Miles Cassel Miles (Hoke Colburn)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Driving Miss Daisy (Orillia Opera House), JOSIAH (Theatre Orangeville), The Meeting (Theatre Kingston), The Virgin Trial (Great Canadian Theatre Company), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Bottle Tree Productions), Bottle and Glass (Theatre Kingston), Fosse (U.S. National Tour-SFX), Of Mice and Men (Theatre Aquarius), Angels in America (Dora Award Nominee-Canadian Stage Company), Crazy for You (Mirvish), On the Town/Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Shaw Festival), Kiss Me Kate (Stratford Festival), Birds of a Feather (Young People’s Theatre). Thank you forever Sandy. Here we go! www.josiahtheatre.com
 

The Creative Team

Marti Maraden Marti Maraden (Director)
Drayton Entertainment: On Golden Pond, A Few Good Men, Twelve Angry Men, The Miracle Worker, The Birds & The Bees, The Rainmaker, Death of a Salesman, Harvest, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Odd Couple, Looking, Deathtrap, Tuesdays with Morrie, Sleuth. Other Theatre: Artistic Director of English Theatre for the National Arts Centre for eight years. Eighteen seasons as an actor and director at the Stratford Festival. In 2008, Ms. Maraden was a Co-Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Productions include: The Winter’s Tale, The Trojan Women, The Merchant of Venice, Alice Through the Looking Glass. Seven seasons as an actor and director at the Shaw Festival. Director of Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Pride and Prejudice (Globe) and many more.

Allan Wilbee Allan Wilbee (Set Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: On Golden Pond, Twelve Angry Men, The Miracle Worker, Man of La Mancha, The Rainmaker, Death of a Salesman, One for the Pot, Harvest, All Shook Up, Footloose, Chicago, Deathtrap, Tuesdays with Morrie, Sleuth, Twelve Angry Men, See How They Run, The Heiress, My Fair Lady, The Secret Garden. Other Theatre: Anthony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Elizabeth Rex, Richard III (Stratford), Little Shop of Horrors, A Funny Thing…, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Grand), Billy Bishop Goes to War (Theatre Orangeville), Into the Woods (Theatre Sheridan). Costume Design: Proof (Canadian Stage), Wit (Citadel), The Crucible (Manitoba Theatre).

Jennifer Wonnacott Jennifer Wonnacott (Costume Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: On Golden Pond, A Few Good Men, Twelve Angry Men. With more than 20 years experience in theatre wardrobe production, Jennie is thrilled to be using her costume knowledge for design. Past productions included shows with The Stratford Festival, Mirvish Productions, Theatre Aquarius, and others. Jennie is the winner of the 2016 Pauline McGibbon Award from the Ontario Arts Council. Many thanks to Marti and the wardrobe department for giving their confidence in this endeavour, and to family and friends for their support.
 

Kevin Fraser Kevin Fraser (Lighting Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: The Sound of Music, On Golden Pond, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, A Few Good Men, ELF: The Musical, The Miracle Worker, ‘ART’, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rocky: The Musical, Man of La Mancha, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Death of a Salesman, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Misérables, and many more. Other Theatre: Grand Hotel (Shaw Festival), Tundra (Canada’s Wonderland), Treasure Island, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Shakespeare In Love, A Little Night Music, Carousel (Stratford Festival). Kevin is a member of Associated Designers of Canada, and a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. Web: kevinfraserlighting.com

Dustyn Wales Dustyn Wales (Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: The Sound of Music, Disney’s Newsies, Kinky Boots, Home for the Holidays. Other Theatre (selected): Into the Woods (TIFT), Blackout, Take The Moment, Light in The Piazza, Reprint, Craigslist Cantata (Musical Stage), Gigli Concert, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Glengarry Glen Ross, Faith Healer, Travesties, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Soulpepper), You Dance (National Ballet), A Man A Fish (Persephone), Musical of Musicals (Mirvish), I Love You You’re Perfect (Angelwalk), i think i can, Blue Planet (YPT), Rocky Horror, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tempest, Into the Woods, Great American Trailer Park Musical (Hart House), Soldier On (UK Toronto Tour). Upcoming: Mamma Mia!.

Sadie Wannamaker Sadie Wannamaker (Assistant Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Mamma Mia!, A Few Good Men, Sleeping Beauty: The Panto, Annie, Rocky: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, Joseph …, Footloose, The Men’s Foursome, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Misérables, White Christmas, Mary Poppins, Sleuth, Tap Dogs (Tour), Shear Madness, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirates of Penzance, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Other Theatre: British Invasion (Stage West), Sword and the Stone (Theatre Orangeville), The Neverending Story (Roseneath: YPT/NYU Tour). Sadie is glad to be in her 22nd season with Drayton Entertainment. She would like to pass on love to her family for all of their support.