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Peter and the Starcatcher

Play by Rick Elice

Music by Wayne Barker

Arts Club Theatre Centre | Fall 2015

As a college senior, Ward interned as an Assistant Director under his professor, David Mackay, for the grand opening of The BMO Theatre Centre for the Arts Club. The theatre centre, located in Vancouver's Olympic Village, contains various rehearsal venues as well as the multi-configuration Goldberg Stage.

The musical play was a smashing hit for theatre goers and features pirates, Italian fugitives, mermaids, and lost boys.

See more production photos in Gallery.


Rachel Cairns (Molly)

Aadin Church (Lord Aster)

Chris Cochrane (Alf)

Kevin Michael Cripps (Ensemble)

Emmelia Gordon (Smee)

Katey Hoffmann (Prentiss)

Caitriona Murphy (Captain Scott)

Chirag Naik (Ted)

Vincent Tong (Slank)

Benjamin Wardle (Boy)

Colleen Wheeler (Black Stache)

Joel Wirkkunen (Fighting Prawn)

Beatrice Zeilinger (Mrs. Bumbrake)

Production Team

Artistic Director: Bill Millerd

Executive Dir.: Peter Cathie White

Director: David Mackay

Musical Dir.: Kevin Michael Cripps

Costume Design: Carmen Alatorre

Scenic Design: Lauchlin Johnston

Lighting Design: Conor Moore

Choreography: Jennifer Copping

Music Supervisor: Muray Price

Stage manager: Caryn Fehr

Assistant Dir.: Mitchell J. Ward, Jennifer Copping

Assistant MD: Lindsay Warnock

Apprentice SM: Michelle Harrison

Fight Directors: Mike Kovak,    Ryan McNeill

"Inventive, creative, and funny"

-Jo Ledingham | Vancouver Courier


"A rip-roaring good time"

-Erika Thorkelson | Vancouver Sun

"While working with professionals (some of Vancouver's most seasoned theatre veterans), Mitch demonstrated a keen and observant eye. His directorial perspective as an assistant director was hugely beneficial to my process. His commitment to the production was rooted in passion, respect and a growing artistic vision that makes him immensely resourceful in the rehearsal hall, during the tech/dress and previews."

-David Mackay | Director

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