Every Little Nookie now on stage in Stratford

Stratford, ON… The Stratford Festival is welcoming audiences back to the Studio Theatre as performances begin for director ted witzel’s production of Every Little Nookie.


This world première by playwright Sunny Drake takes us to Toronto in the very near future where we meet a suburban boomer couple who begin to question the state of their marriage upon returning home to find their queer millennial daughter, Annabel, hosting a swingers’ party to make cash. Annabel, in turn, must ponder her own future when she adds a new relationship to her chosen family of polyamorous and platonic roommates. In this high-spirited sex romp, it’s not just the earth that moves, as shifting paradigms encourage new possibilities, both personal and political.


This production features Marion Adler as Margaret; John Koensgen as her husband, Kenneth; Rose Tuong as their daughter, Annabel; Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah as Annabel’s partner, Grace; Stephen Jackman-Torkoff as Smash; Richard Lam as Matt; Verónica Hortigüela as Crystal; and Robert King as Phoenix.


“sunny’s script is as sharp as it is generous. it is a heartfelt and witty comedy that is not shy about getting into the muck of our current unsustainable economic paradigm. every little nookie nimbly treads a line between the joy we’re all looking for after two years of isolation, while still provoking us to consider the world we want to create now,” says witzel. “we have a brilliant, funny and wickedly smart group of artists who have come together to take audiences on a wild ride into big conversations. i could not be more grateful to have spent these months collaborating with them.”


Every Little Nookie has its opening on July 9 and runs until October 1. For tickets and information visit www.stratfordfestival.ca or call 1.800.567.1600.


Support for the creation of Every Little Nookie is generously provided by The Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program.


The 2022 season runs until October 30, featuring Hamlet, Chicago, The Miser, Little Women, Richard III, All’s Well That Ends Well, Death and the King’s Horseman, Every Little Nookie, Hamlet-911 and 1939.


CAST (in alphabetical order)


Marion Adler                                    Margaret

Verónica Hortigüela                          Crystal

Stephen Jackman-Torkoff               Smash

Caitlin Kelly                                      Understudy

Robert King                                       Phoenix

John Koensgen                                  Kenneth

Richard Lam                                     Matt

Qianna MacGilchrist                        Understudy

Chris Mejaki                                      Understudy

Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah            Grace

Antonette Rudder                             Understudy

Jane Spidell                                        Understudy

Rose Tuong                                        Annabel

Gordon Patrick White                      Understudy

Micah Woods                                    Understudy




Director                                                                       ted witzel


Set Designer                                                                Michelle Tracey

Costume Designer                                                       Joshua Quinlan

Lighting Designer                                                       Jareth Li

Composer and Sound Designer                                  Dasha Plett

Dramaturge                                                                 Bob White
Intimacy Choreographer and Movement Director     Aria Evans

Supervising Fight Director                                         Geoff Scovell


Producer                                              David Auster

Casting Director                                  Beth Russell

Creative Planning Director                 Jason Miller


Assistant Director                                                       Philip Geller

Assistant Set Designer                                                Kadi Badiou

Assistant Costume Designer                                       Rebecca Chaikin

Assistant Lighting Designer                                       Hannah Kirby

Assistant Sound Designer                                           Olivia Wheeler

Assistant Fight Director                                              Jennifer Dzialoszynski

Fight Captain                                                              John Koensgen

Cantonese Translation and Language Coach             Derek Kwan

Guyanese Creole Language Consultant                     Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah

Cultural and other Script Consultants                        Carmen Aguirre, Beryl Bain, Afi Browne, Jasmine Chen, Chanelle Gallant, Derek Kwan, Tom Malleson, Andrea Romaldi, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Isaac Lev Szmonko, Dr Indigo Willing

Stage Manager                                                            Melissa Rood

Assistant Stage Managers                                           Martine Beland, Bruno Gonsalves, Madison Kalbhenn

Production Assistant                                                   Carolyn Bayley

Production Stage Managers                                        Bona Duncan, Bruno Gonsalves, Cynthia Toushan


Technical Director                              Eleanor Creelman

Assistant Technical Director              Zach Fedora

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