March 21, 2020



159 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON

Regional Women Lead Master Classes and Professional Development Opportunities.

We’re thrilled to be able to offer these opportunities to local artists as part of Femme Folks Fest. All Master Classes and Opportunities are offered to participants at no charge and are a core mandate of the festival. We are grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of Regional Women Lead.

Regional Woman Directing in Music Theatre Masterclass

Led by Lezlie Wade
Presented with Unwrap Theatre

March 21@ 1pm-4pm

9 Princess St. E., Waterloo ON N2J 2H4

Lezlie Wade is a director, writer and lyricist. Her most recent directing credits include An Ideal Husband and H.M.S Pinafore at the Stratford Festival. Also for the Stratford Festival, Lezlie has been assistant director on Fuente Ovejuna, As You Like It, A Word or Two (with Chris Plummer) and Jesus Christ Superstar, which she also worked on at the LaJolla Playhouse and on Broadway.

Other directing credits include The Twelve Pound Look and The Yalta Game at the Shaw Festival, Queen Milli of Galt at Theatre Aquarius, Dream A Little Dream at the London Grand, Obeah Opera for Panamania, Dog Sees God for Rubinoff Productions, Elegies and Man of No Importance for Musical Stage, for which she received a Dora nomination. She was also resident director on The Toxic Avenger for Dancap, and Love Loss and What I Wore for Roth/Rubinoff Productions.

Lezlie is an alum of the BMI workshop in NYC. Her musical production of The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen with collaborator, Daniel Green, has been optioned by Somerled Productions in New York and is slated for a world premiere with a major regional theatre in Canada for 2020. Prince Jen was workshopped at American Musical Theatre Projects in Chicago, and chosen for the ASCAP Dreamworks workshop (with Stephen Flaherty, Stephen Schwartz and Dick Scanlan) It was also part of the Bound for Broadway concert series at the Kauffman Center in New York. The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen was short-listed for the Tom Hendry Award for best new Canadian musical.

Lezlie is currently in pre-production on Spamalot for the 2020 Stratford Festival Season.