The Company

Meet Our Creative Team


Jacquie Thomas (she/her) – Artistic Director

In addition to her role as founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Gargantua, Jacquie has served Gargantua as an actor, director, producer, composer, choreographer, dramaturge and writer, earning 11 Dora nominations for her artistic contributions to the company.

Other selected credits include the Ossetynski Actors Lab in Los Angeles, Roy Hart Theatre in France, The National Theatre of Greece and the Gardzienice Theatre Association of Poland. Jacquie was awarded a Harold Award for contributions to Toronto’s independent theatre community, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for contributions to Canadian Culture and Community.

Michael Gordon Spence (he/him) – Associate Artistic Director

Michael Spence is Associate Artistic Director and an award-winning, long-standing member of Theatre Gargantua’s creative team. He has been involved in all of TG’s productions, appearing in all major Cycles and writing or designing for many of the company’s noted works. His script for The Exit Room was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and he won the award twice for Outstanding Set Designs. He has received a total of ten Dora nominations for his work with the company, winning four.

Michael is a recipient of a Harold Award, a distinguished honour for members of the Toronto independent theatre community. He is also an accomplished musician and singer-songwriter. He directed the first SideStream Cycle, Shrapnel, which represented his directorial debut with the company.

Mike Scott (he/him) – General Manager

Mike brings decades of experience managing people and projects in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He has been a producer, a performer, and a designer as well as working in software development when not in a theatre. Mike first joined the Theatre Gargantua team as Producer in 2022 before being promoted to General Manager.

Contributing Artists

Theatre Gargantua develops each new cycle of work with an ensemble of artists through various workshops.

We would like to acknowledge the huge contributions to the founding and early establishment of TG the following artists have made: Erica Buss, Diane Niec and Joel Benson.

Over the years, the following artists have worked with the company in many different capacities including: performing, design, production, song creation, and movement development.

Ciara Adams
Heather Annis
Jenny Aplin
Julia Aplin
Abraham Asto
Katie Binnersley
Bruce Barton
Joshua Browne
Valerie Buhagiar
Meryn Cadell
Marjorie Campbell
Daryl Cloran
Jack Considine
Michael Cooper
Belinda Corpuz
Sandra Crejenica
Ritesh Das
Cait Davis
Cameron Davis
Darcy Gerhart
Conor Green
Natalie Gisele

Allan Day
Christine Devaney
Andrea Donaldson
Madeleine Donohue
Susan Doyon
Stephan Droege
Terence Duraisami
Melissa Falcioni
Linn Øyen Farley
Carolyn Farrell
Yolanda Ferrato
Katherine Foster
Sarah Machin Gale
Mollie Garrett
Adam Gaudreau
Michelle Girouard
Barbara Gordon
Taylor Marie Graham
Nadine Grant
John Gzowski
Spencer Hazel
Bill Hermans

Patrick Howarth
Rick Hyslop
Sukaina Ibraheem
Kirsten Johnson
Kathleen Jones
Martin Julien
Lori Nancy Kalamanski
Teiya Kasahara
George Koller
Alan S. A. Kushan
Cyrus Lane
Jani Lauzon
Richard Lee
Kearston Lyon
Brenna Maccrimmon
Laird Macdonald
Krista Macissac
Victor Mare
Ottilie Mason
Melanie McNeill
Duncan Mccallum
Owen Milburn

Alexis Milligan
Suzie Miller
Erika Morey
Claire Nesbitt-Hawes
Nina Okens
Daniel Oulton
Kwaku Okyere
Franco Pang
Pam Patel
Michelle Polak
Courtney Pyke
Thomas Ryder Payne
Donald Quan
Rick Roberts
Madison Robinson
Cassidy Sadler
Kat Sandler
Melissa Jane Shaw
Jane Siberry
Jade Silman
Robert Simms
Sasha Singer-Wilson

Sandra Smirle
Timothy Somerville
Tyler Stewart
Sheree Tams
Tommy Taylor
Angela Thomas
Michael Timmins
Ernie Tollar
Peter Turk
Victoria Ward
Jason White
Aaron Willis
Louisa Zhu
Kavkasia: Alan Gassier,
Stuart Gelzer, Carl Linich
Olivia Cameron
Bella Szpala
Carmen Kruk
Ria Yadav
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