"A low-fi re-imagining of the
Peter Pan saga."
Currently in development, Peter and Wendy will mark the second classic story Litmus Theatre
will adapt to create a unique and enlivened contemporary theatrical experience.
Litmus’ adaptation will sacrifice traditional ornamentation for a more bare-bones approach in order to illuminate the complexity of Peter and Wendy’s interaction. Our structure will also invite a deeper discussion around how we, as humans, use stories to process and shape our experiences.
Thank you to The Theatre Centre, SummerWorks, and the OAC for their support of this bold adaptation.
"It's Shakespeare – but in a shed."
In the fall of 2011, Litmus Theatre remounted an eerie yet magical hour-long adaptation of
Shakespeare's classic in a hidden backyard shed. Matchbox Macbeth completely sold out for the second
year in a row and garnered a spot on NOW Magazine's Top 10 Theatre productions of 2010.
A special thanks to The Toronto Fringe Festival and the OAC for their support of our first production.
by William Shakespeare,
adapted by Matthew Thomas Walker
Director - Matthew Thomas Walker*
Assistant Director - Mariel Marshall
Lighting Design - Patrick Lavender
Media & Development - Ivy Johnson
With Jamie Maczko, Rob Renda, Adriano Sobretodo Jr.*, and Claire Wynveen
*Artist appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
Litmus Theatre re-imagines classic stories in inventive ways for urban audiences.
Matthew Thomas Walker
Matt is a director, producer, actor, and founding member of Litmus Theatre Collective. He currently works between Toronto and Halifax where he is also Co-Artistic Producer for DMV Theatre. Matt directed Litmus's first project, the acclaimed Matchbox Macbeth, in October 2010 and is thrilled to be remounting in 2011 with the same crew. Selected acting credits include: The Ugly One, How I Learned to Drive, The Blue Light (DMV), An Ordinary Wonder (Next Stage) Tuesdays & Sundays, Bump, The Mystery of Maddy Heisler (Ship’s Company Theatre), A Few Good Men (Neptune Theatre), Bash, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Skin (Angels & Heroes). In January 2012, Matt performed in DMV Theatre's remount of Marius von Mayenburng's critically acclaimed play, The Ugly One, as part of One Yellow Rabbit's High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta. Matt holds an MFA in Theatre from York University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Dalhousie.
Claire is an actor, producer and a writer. Recent stage credits include Lady Macbeth in Matchbox Macbeth (Litmus Theatre Collective), Juliet and Ophelia with The Classical Theatre Projects (dir. Charles Roy), Queen Mariana in The Bewitched (dir. Nigel Shawn Williams), Isabella in Measure for Measure (dir. Alan Dilworth) and Glass in Seven (dir. Sarah Stanley.) Claire is a member of Toronto’s Cowgirl Choir, and is a founding member of Litmus Theatre Collective. Claire holds an MFA in Acting from York University and an undergraduate degree in film/theatre from Queen’s University. Claire was funded by the Ontario Graduate Scholarship to complete her studies at York. She has taught workshops and classes with York University, Queen’s University, Canadian Stage, Pleaides Theatre, Classical Theatre Projects, Paprika and Horizon Arts.
Adriano Sobretodo Jr.
Adriano has appeared in theatre productions spanning the US, Australia, and Canada. In January 2011 he joined DMV Theatre in Halifax for the Canadian Premier of Marius von Mayenberg’s The Ugly One. In November of 2010 he played Duncan and Witch 1 in the acclaimed Matchbox Macbeth ( Litmus Theatre). Recent screen credits include Mayday (Discovery), Alphas (SyFy), and Saving Hope (CTV). Adriano studied in the MFA Acting program at York University and the Australian National Theatre Drama School. Adriano is a founding member of Litmus Theatre.
Adriano's Actor Website