Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical – Creative Team
With over 25 years in the industry Stephanie Graham has become one of Canada’s most sought-after Director/Choreographers creating dynamic and innovative theatre across the country. Directing and/or Choreography credits include: Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, All Shook Up, Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe Theatre), The Music Man, Back in ’59, Anne of Green Gables (Thousand Islands Playhouse), The Last Five Years (YRG Productions), Fun Home, Grey Gardens, The Wild Party-DORA Award (Musical Stage Company), the North American premiere of Chariots of Fire (Grand), Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Addams Family (Neptune-3 Merritt Award nominations), Crazy for You (Capitol Theatre), and Next to Normal (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). She holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance (Sheridan College) and is a passionate arts educator. She is a founding member of the Canadian Guild of Stage Directors and Choreographers. www.stephaniegraham.ca
Krystal Kiran is a multidisciplinary performing artist and emerging director-choreographer. As a performer, she has appeared on Broadway, in theatres across North America, and has toured arenas internationally as a lead vocalist with Oscar/Grammy award-winning composer AR Rahman. She has also appeared in numerous television shows (including Workin’ Moms, Private Eyes) and the upcoming film Stealing Vows. Krystal directed the Bravo!FACT Short film “Thy Beauty’s Doom – In Memory of Maple Batalia” and was the Directing Fellow for the TUTS production of “Something Rotten!” In 2023, she will be intern directing at the Shaw Festival. Krystal has choreographed for film (Suicide Squad), various commercials, and stage (The Pearl Fishers at Vancouver Opera, Bend It Like Beckham The Musical in Toronto), and is excited to be making her TUTS choreography debut with Matilda! In 2022 Krystal served as City of Richmond’s Artist-in-Residence.
Brent is excited to be back at TUTS after music directing Something Rotten! last summer. This is Brent’s 11th summer in the park including music directing Cinderella in 2018 and playing as a pit musician spanning back to 1987. Brent is also the founding music director for Align
Entertainment. He will be conducting his fifth show with the company in January 2023 (Seussical) and has received two Ovation nominations with the company.
Brent has been teaching music in the Coquitlam school district for over 30 years and is currently head of the Fine Arts department at Dr. Charles Best Secondary. Brent is responsible for all the instrumental and choral ensembles at the school as well as music directing and co-directing the school’s musicals.