Alain Richer | Artistic Director
Alain is a graduate of both the Queen’s University Drama Department and English Department. He is a television production designer for the Télévision Francophone en Ontario (TFO). Before arriving in Toronto, Alain spent six years studying and practicing theatre in Kingston where he co-founded and produced Collective Productions, for which he was most active in the roles of Director and Designer. For Mainstage Theatre Company, he has directed Pippin, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and designed Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and Singing in the Rain. Other Toronto Credits include: Lighting Design: Le malade imaginaire (TFT), Death Clowns in Guantanamo Bay (Drama Centre); One Good Marriage (FLINT theatre); Set Design: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (ATIC), Delicacy (Theatre Brouhaha). He has also worked as Production Manager, Technical Director and Scenic Artist.
Sherry Dayton | Administrator
Sherry Dayton has been working as a Casting Director for the past 20 years and is a partner in Dayton/Walters Casting. After graduating from McMaster University, Sherry attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City before pursuing a career as a Casting Director. Sherry feels very fortunate to have worked with some of the best creative minds in the business including Mel Brooks, Susan Stroman, Des McAnuff, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Terrence McNally, John Tiffany and Donna Feore. Selected theatrical credits include: Matilda the Musical, Once, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Hairspray, The Producers, Ragtime, ShowBoat, Seussical, Fosse, The Phantom of the Opera, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Sunset Boulevard. She has cast dozens of animated television series. Highlights include Paw Patrol, Abby Hatcher Monster Catcher, Esme & Roy, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, Mysticons, The Day My Butt Went Psycho, Franklin and Babar. Sherry is well-known in the acting community as being extremely actor-friendly and tireless in uncovering new and emerging talent. She sits on the Professional Advisory Council for Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre Department and has taught workshops for kids throughout her career. She is excited to be working with the talented team at Mainstage!
Paula Klein, President
Marie Robertson, VicePresident
Indrani Butany DeSouza, Vice President
Nicola Rudzik, Treasurer
Keely Gilroy, Secretary
Mary Lou Fassel