Hermione Presents Interdisciplinary Arts Productions

SpringWorks: Stratford & Perth County's indie  theatre & arts fstiavl 2013                                                                                                          may 9-19, 2013

Artists & Companies

SpringWorks 2012 Programme & Artists HERE

2011 artists and companies listed below-

Click on Titles to connect to shows and biographies

SpringWorks is Stratford’s newest cultural festival presenting fresh and innovative performances by emerging and established artists. Raw and refined. Edgy and elegant. Experience: new plays readings from award winning Canadian playwrights; state-of-the-art contemporary dance; world class cabaret and uproarious children’s programming.

2011 schedule

Join us for- 33- hour long shows- all under one roof. Performances begin at 11:00 am, each day, with afternoon matinees and 5, 7 and 9 pm shows; the weekend adds exciting late night cabaret at 11:00 pm.


  • Master Puppeteers, including Mike Peterson (of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock fame) perform an uproarious adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, As You Puppet, for young audiences.
  • Multi Dora Award winning playwright and director David S. Craig, listed as one of Canada’s top twenty playwrights, presents a reading of his new work, Tough Case.
  • Dora Award winner (Outstanding Female Performance) and NOW magazine number one theatre artist, Michelle Polak, appears in The Hours That Remain.
  • Dora Award winning company, New Harlem Productions share a reading of their latest work, Cake.
  • State-of-the-art contemporary dance by Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival and Dancetheatre David Earle present Women’s Voices showcasing the strength and diversity of Guelph’s multi-generational community of dancers; power, femininity and eloquence in dance.
  • Marion Adler, whose work has been produced in the West End and Off Broadway, hosts a Pyjama Party Cabaret.
  • Don’t miss Sharron Matthew’s late night cabaret.
    Sharron’s New York City cabaret debut was named:
    #1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010” by Nite Life Exchange. Not only was this show a complete and utter triumph on all counts, but serves as testament to the fact that a chanteuse as riveting and brilliant as Matthews proved on this night should wholeheartedly be welcomed to New York and elsewhere with unabashedly open arms.....”
  • SpringWorks is proud to have Stratford’s finest established and emerging artists share their new works and talents in this first annual festival: The Island of Lost Things, Songs of the Reel, Blackouts, Festival Gems I and more.
  • Be sure to come out and celebrate our own.

For a full listing of programming and links to information go to Shows.

As You Puppet

As You Puppet


Blackouts Posters

Blood Buds Everyone's Hand Are Dirty

Anika Johnson and Barbara Johnston

Blood Buds PosterJohnson and Johnston

Island of Lost Things, Confessions in a Grocery Store

Brad Rudy, Peggy Coffey, Rober King, Ann Baggley, Michelle Fisk, Mary King, Kim Horsman

Brad Rudy Peggy Coffey

Robert KingAnn Baggley

Michelle FiskMary King

Kim Horsman

Songs of the Reel 

Christina Gordon, Charlene Nafziger

Christina GordonCharlene Nafziger

Eins, zwei, drei Boum!

David Warrack, Mary Pitt

David WarrackMary Pitt


Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Jamie Robinson, Lis Cox, Ash Knight

Donna-Michelle St BernardJamie Robinson

Lisa CoxAsh Knight

The Hours That Remain

Keith Barker, Michelle Polak, Sharmila Dey

Keith BarkerMichelle Polak

Sharmila Dey

Marion Adler hosts a Pyjama Party Cabaret

Marion Adler

Marion Adler

21 Reasons to Come Home to Walsh

Seana-Lee Wood

Seana- Lee WoodWalsh