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Stories in the Woods

Summer 2021 Highlights

Fall 2019 Highlights

Thank you for being a part of the Story!

We are overwhelmed and humbled by the support, enthusiasm, and love for Stories in the Woods. With most performances sold out (and a demand for more), we are looking forward to exploring more stories that we can share with you again soon.

About the show

An eerie, poetic, site-specific contemporary dance-theatre performance in Mississauga. Who said summer nights can’t get a little mysterious….

After its initial premiere in October 2019, we remounted this eerie, poetic, site-specific contemporary dance-theatre performance in 2021 on August 5-7, 13 & 14. Audiences were led in small groups through the grounds of the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga as they embarked on a 60-minute journey inspired by science fiction and climate change (“cli-fi”). Encounter Noelle Hamlyn’s breathtaking visual designs as you immerse yourself in a cinematic world of sound and light; witness the performance as it happens all around you.


Artistic Director, Creative Concept: Colleen Snell

Director of Visual Design: Noelle Hamlyn

Rehearsal Director: Alice Cavanagh

Dramaturge & Creative Mentor: Daniel Levinson

Lighting Designer: Echo Zhou

Technical Directors: Evan Harkai and Nicholas Simmons

Logistics: Heather Snell & Jill Hollingsworth

Sound Design: Miquelon Rodriguez, with contributions from Colleen Snell & Callahan Connor

Assistant Costume Designer: Mariana Sandoval-Angel

Production Assistant and Assistant Stage Manager: Angela Xu

Business Manager and Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Cen

Makeup Design & Consultant: Nina Mueller

Ager and Dyer: Caroline Forde

Performers & Collaborators

David Norsworthy

Rebecca Diab

Andrew Gaboury

Callahan Connor*

Colleen Snell

Alice Cavanagh

Michael Derworiz*

Rohan Dhupar

With the 2021 Summer Company:

Erin Eldershaw*

Stephanie Harkness

Ankita Alemona

Eilish Shin-Culhane

Zoe Kwan

Maria Riano

Sierra Goldak

Annalise Grammacione

Kaitlyn Seibold

Daniela Jezerinac

Understudy and Docent: Nicole Decsey


* The participation of Callahan Connor, Erin Eldershaw and Michael Derworiz is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Funding: The Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Mississauga Arts Council, City of Mississauga, Canada Summer Jobs, Port Credit Community Foundation, Hazel McCallion Foundation.

Special Thanks: Sawmill Sid, Heather and Ken Snell, Jill Hollingsworth, Megan Press, TRCA (Stella Ku)

Stilt performers in the woods at night

Image of Alice Cavanagh by Nettie Seip

Above images of Stories in the Woods cast members by Nettie Seip

Contemporary dancer surrounded by glittering lights

Image of Clarke Blair by Nettie Seip

Performers in the woods at night

Download our Visual Venue Guide to help prepare for the experience!

This visual venue guide is aimed to assist patrons with accessibility needs 

This project was created with generous support from Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Mississauga Arts Council, Hazel McCallion Foundation, Canada Summer Jobs and the Port Credit Community Foundation.

Thanks also to our partners Sawmill Sid, City of Mississauga & Small Arms Inspection Building. Thank you to all the fabulous volunteers! You're all incredible!


We could not have done it without you.

Image of Jarrett Siddall by Nettie Seip

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