About Us

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SpringWorks’ programming spans the seasons.

 

We provide a safe place for local, regional, national and international artists to showcase their works and an opportunity for audiences to experience new and diverse work in their own community.

This is a place for independent creation, a springboard for new work, nurturing and supporting artistic endeavours and art forms often more easily accessed in larger urban centres.

A Bit of the Back Story

 

Stratford, Ontario, Canada

  • A mecca for classical theatre 

  • A town with wonderful restaurants, with superb cuisine, and great shopping

  • A community nestled in beautiful environs

  • A place with a plethora of things to to be explored 

  • A magical, synergetic, alchemical home for the arts

 

In 2011,  

at the invitation of the Stratford Tourism Association, 

with an awareness of the ebb and flow of the arts lovers' presence, 

Hermione Presents, 

a collective of professional artists and creators, 

with decades of performing and producing experience, 

combined our gifts and strengths,

to share new, diverse, independently created work, 

in this town. 

SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts, a multidisciplinary arts festival, was born.
 

A decade of evolution has brought us to a series of events and festivals exploring creative expression, spanning the seasons. 

 

Our intent is to enable meeting places for rural & urban voices from far & near to tell their stories. 

Our Team

Revan Zurub

Finance and arts organization expert with
Dance Umbrella of Ontario (ASO)

HPSWF Bookkeeper

Eileen Smith

Artistic Producer

Founder, Executive Director,
opera singer, actor, musical theatre performer, singing coach with more than 35 years experience, including working with Shaw, Stratford, Charlottetown festivals, Canadian Opera Company and others.

Marion Adler

Board Member 

  • NewWorks lead

  • Jury coordinator

  • Dramaturgical Training

Award winning performer, writer and lyricist with works performed across the United States, Canada and Europe, on Broadway and in London’s West End, Teacher.

Her musicals Enter the Guardsman and Gunmetal Blues (with Craig Bohmler and Scott Wentworth) have both enjoyed much international success with over 100 productions in the US and Canada

Jeanine Henderson-Kitching

Board Member

  • Dance program lead

  • Dance community liaison 

  • Education team

Teacher and Dancer for over 25 years, in an artistic career across the country, adjudicating, creating, and sharing her love of dance. Proud owner, Founder and Director of Infinity Dance, a 

community dance school in Stratford, Ontario, known for sensitive mentorship of dance and dancers. 

Beth Beech

SWF Administrative Associate

Decades of experience in the arts as musician, bandleader, artistic director & arts administrator and founder of several organizations

Theatre, dance, music, education and management training

Stephen Degenstein

SWF Technical Director 

  • Venue & Site Planning & Management

  • Stagecraft training

More than 30 years working in theatres across Canada designing staging, props, costumes, lighting and sound, and teacher of backstage theatre arts at Fanshawe, Sheridan and Off the Wall Theatre Alliance. He also provides stage and technical support, site set-up and coordination for many arts organizations in Stratford.

Michael Fullerton

Board Member

  • Manages IT  

  • Software and hardware maintenance and purchasing

IT consultant,
hospitality industry expert and

retired chef and baker, restaurants include Rundles in Stratford

Wendy McNaughton

Chair of the Board

  • Education coordinator

  • School outreach planner

  • Volunteer co-lead

Retired drama teacher & Head of Arts, St. Marys DCVI, and a world traveller - Many years of volunteer experience in theatre, festival and event organizing, and refugee support. 

Christina Gordon

SWF Associate

  • SWF Programming & Site Management

  • Bookkeeping & Daily A/R

  • MC extraordinaire 

Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Performing  Artist with 30+ years experience on stages across Canada

is mandated to support

arts education and 

arts festivals and events.

HP is the charitable arm that sustains  
SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts festivals

Hermione Presents

Interdisciplinary Arts Productions Inc.

  • Registered Charity

  • Not for Profit 

  • Arts Organization

is mandated to support

arts education and 

arts festivals and events.

HP is the charitable arm that sustains  
SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts festivals

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The Oneida and Chippewa Nations of the Thames, Kettle Point and Stony Point, and the Saugeen and Munsee Delaware Nations, are the traditional custodians of the land upon which we stand.  These peoples’ cultures and customs have nurtured the earth, since the beginning of human experience.
We must continue to nurture this land and protect the future together, honouring the wisdom of ancestors, respecting, and respectfully learning from each other. 

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