Lezlie Wade – is a director, writer, lyricist and actor. Most recently she directed H.M.S.
Pinafore at the Stratford Festival and The Twelve Pound Look at the Shaw Festival.
She was assistant director on four shows at the Stratford Festival including Fuente Ovejuna with Laurence Boswell, As You Like It and A Word or Two with Des McAnuff. She also assisted Des McAnuff on Jesus Christ Superstar at Stratford, The LaJolla Playhouse and on Broadway. She was associate director on Henry V, also at the Stratford Festival.
Other directing credits include: Obeah Opera – PanAm Games, Dream A Little Dream – The Grand Theatre, Queen Milli of Galt – Theatre Aquarius, Dog See God – Rubinoff Productions, The Yalta Game – Shaw Festival, Elegies and A Man of No Importance (Dora Nomination) – The Musical Stage Company.
Lezlie was resident director / choreographer on The Toxic Avenger for Dancap Productions and resident director for Love, Loss and What I Wore – Roth / Rubinoff productions.
As a writer her musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol have been produced across Canada and her play, Rule of Thirds was recently workshopped at Road Less Traveled Productions in Buffalo N.Y and Theatre Aquarius.
Lezlie is an alum of the BMI workshop in NYC. She is currently working on her musical, The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen with her collaborator, Daniel Green. Prince Jen has been workshopped at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre, AMTP in Chicago, and was one of two musicals chosen for the ASCAP DreamWorks workshop where it was presented to Steven Schwartz, Stephen Flaherty and Dick Scanlan. It was one of four musicals chosen as part of the Kaufman Center’s Bound for Broadway series and has been optioned by Somerled Arts Foundation. It was short-listed for the Tom Hendry award for best new musical.
She will be directing An Ideal Husband at the Stratford Festival in 2018.