John Chase

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John Chase is the Artistic Director of Merlyn Productions, and the current Chief Instructor at the Winnipeg Theatre School. As an actor, director, producer, and stage manager, he has worked on more than 130 local productions to date.

John is a veteran of theatre for young audiences, having produced classic children's titles for the past ten years, and worked extensively with Fantasy Theatre for Children for twenty seasons (1991-2011).

An alumnus of The Theatre School, John studied acting and directing in the 1990s under founder Tony Frost, from whom he inherits his methods today. While at FTC, he also directed multiple shows for its adult arm, G.D. Productions.

John began producing local theatre independently in 1997, and has staged a full season of plays with Merlyn Productions each year since 2009.

He is delighted to be reviving this Fantasy Theatre for Children favourite version of “ALADDIN” at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, where it has not been presented since 2001!

Last Updated: July 17, 2019
For Production: ALADDIN
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Status: Core MemberJoined: November 1, 2008Seasons: 11
Productions: 49On Stage: 5On Staff/Crew: 49

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