Jim Holmes

Directing Credits

1974: January 17, 18, 19 The Importance of Being Earnest - I
1975: November 6, 7, 8 After Magritte
1975: November 6, 7, 8 The Real Inspector Hound
1977: May 18-21 You Can't Take It With You - I
1978: October 18-21 Enter A Free Man
1981: May 1981 Habeas Corpus
1983: March 9-12 Deathtrap
1984: January 18-21 Twelfth Night
1986: February 1986 Charley's Aunt
1988: May 1988 Noises Off
1989: October 1989 Crimes of the Heart
1991: February 1991 A Doll's House
1993: March 3-6 As You Like It
1994: May 11-14 Daisy Pulls It Off
1996: January 17-20 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1998: May 1998 The Miss Firecracker Contest
1999: May 1999 The Madwoman of Chaillot
2000: May 24-27, May 30-June 3 Jaques Brel is Alive and Well ....
2001: May 23-26, May 29-June 2 A Midsummer Night's Dream
2004: Jan 27-31, Feb 3-7 Rock and Roll
2005: May 24-28 & 31, June 1-4 You'll Get Used To It - The War Show
2006: May 23-27, May 30-June 3 Staff Room
2008: February 5-16 The Seagull
2010: May 11-22, 2010 The Underpants
2010: Nov 9-13 & 16-20, 2010 The Taming of the Shrew
2013: May 14-18 & 21-25, 2013 A Flea In Her Ear

Acting Credits

1973: February 15, 16, 17 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
1973: May 31, June 1, 2 My Three Angels
1974: May 16, 17, 18 The Tunnel Of Love
1974: December 14 & 15 A Christmas Adventure
1975: January 16, 17, 18 Hedda Gabler
1976: March 12, 11, 12, 13 Antigone
1976: March 10, 11, 12, 13 Love's The Best Doctor
1978: May 3-6 Arsenic And Old Lace
1979: March 7-10 Diary Of A Scoundrel
1980: February 20-23 The Country Girl
1980: December 3-6 Harvey
1982: May 12-15 Jill
1982: October 1982 Jitters
1984: January 18-21 Twelfth Night
1985: January 1985 There Goes The Bride
1986: January 15-18 Enter Laughing
1987: May 1987 Whodunnit
1989: January 18-21 On the Razzle
1989: March 1989 A Delicate Balance
1992: January 1992 Fools
1992: May 1992 Pygmalion
1993: March 3-6 As You Like It
1993: May 12-15 Lend Me A Tenor
1995: April 23, 1995 The Sandbox
1995: October 25-28 One for the Pot
1995: November 25, 1995 CKTP Radio & Kanata Theatre present
1996: May 1996 The Importance of Being Earnest - II
1997: January 1997 The Waltz of the Toreadors - II
1997: May 1997 Happy Birthday
1997: November 1997 Much Ado About Nothing
2002: Jan 30-Feb 2 & Feb 5-9 You Can't Take it With You -II
2004: Mar 23-27, Mar 30-Apr 3 Over the River and Through the Woods
2005: February 1-5 and 8-12 Dancing at Lughnasa
2014: May 13 - 24 Inherit the Wind

Production Credits

Production Manager Dear Charles
Stage Manager Otherwise Engaged
Sinners
Stage Crew The Love Of Four Colonels
Script Editor The Taming of the Shrew
Stage Design The Taming of the Shrew
Set Design Friends, With Benefits
A Flea in Her Ear
Set Design Assistant You'll Get Used To It - The War Show
Construction Coordinator A Flea in Her Ear
Set Construction Two And Two Make Sex
84 Charing Cross Road
When We Are Married
Shadow Box
The Importance of Being Earnest - II
The Affections of May
Conjugal Rites
Kindertransport
I Hate Hamlet
Enchanted April
Bus Stop
Postmortem
Romeo and Juliet
Mary's Wedding
Construction Assistant Living Together
The Melville Boys
Jaques Brel is Alive and Well ....
Departures & Arrivals
The Seagull
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Cash On Delivery
West Moon Street
Pack of Lies
Friends, With Benefits
Rabbit Hole
Perfect Wedding
Murder in Noirville
Set Painter Critics Choice
Alone Together
Murder by Misadventure
Ethan Claymore
The Seagull
Friends, With Benefits
Set Decor Friends, With Benefits
Lighting Design How The Other Half Loves
Lighting Assistant Pack of Lies
Sound Design The Taming of the Shrew
Furnishings Crimes of the Heart
Steel Magnolias
Murder by Misadventure
Noises Off
The Taming of the Shrew
Friends, With Benefits

From the program for The Seagull:

JIM HOLMES (director) has directed more than 20 plays for Kanata Theatre including Staff Room, You'll Get Used To It! -The War Show, Rock and Roll, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living in Paris, The Madwoman of Chaillot, A Doll's House and As You Like It. He was named Best Actor in a Supporting Role at both the Eastern Ontario Drama League and Theatre Ontario Festivals in 2004 for his portrayal of Nunzio in Over the River and Through the Woods. He last appeared on stage as Father Jack in Dancing at Lughnasa.

From the program for Staff Room:

JIM HOLMES (director) has directed more than 20 plays for Kanata Theatre including most recently Youll Get Used To It! -The War Show, Rock and Roll, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living in Paris, The Madwoman of Chaillot and The Miss Firecracker Contest. His acting roles for Kanata Theatre include Father Jack in last seasons Dancing at Lughnasa, Martin Vanderhoff in You Cant Take It With You, Higgins in Pygmalion, Tobias in A Delicate Balance, Elwood in Harvey and Nunzio in Over the River and Through the Woods for which he was named Best Actor in a Supporting Role at both the Eastern Ontario Drama League and Theatre Ontario Festivals in 2004.

From the program for You Can't Take It With You:

JIM HOLMES (Martin Vanderhof) last appeared as Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing. Other Kanata Theatre roles include Higgins in Pygmalion, Saunders in Lend Me a Tenor, Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, Dr Bonfant in Waltz of the Toreadors and Tobias in A Delicate Balance. He has directed many productions for Kanata Theatre including last season's A Midsummer Night's Dream and an earlier production of You Can't Take It With You.

From the program for Youll Get Used To It!-The War Show:

Jim is thrilled to be working for a third time with Larraine Gorman on a musical production. The others were Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living in Paris and last year's Rock and Roll. He has directed 20 productions for Kanata Theatre including Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Others include The Madwoman of Chaillot, A Doll's House, Crimes of the Heart, Noises Off, and Charley's Aunt. For the Studio Opera Guild he directed Mozart's opera The Impressario. His acting roles for Kanata Theatre include Higgins in Pygmalion, Jaques in As You Like It, Elwood in Harvey and Numzio in last year's production of Over the River and Through the Woods for which he was named Best Supporting Actor at both the Easter Ontario Drama League and the Theatre Ontario festivals. He trained at the Banff School of Fine Arts.

From the program for The Underpants:

JIM HOLMES (Director) last directed The Seagull, winner of the 2007-2008 Ottawa Capital Critics Award for best Community Theatre Production. His more than 20 other directing credits for Kanata Theatre include Youll Get Used To It!-The War Show, Rock and Roll, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living in Paris, The Madwoman of Chaillot, A Dolls House, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It. He has directed Mozarts opera, The Impresario. Next season he will direct Kanata Theatres production of Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew. He was named Best Actor in a Supporting Role at both the Eastern Ontario Drama League and Theatre Ontario Festivals in 2004 for his portrayal of Nunzio in Over the River and Through the Woods. Other roles include Higgins in Pygmalion, Elwood in Harvey, Jaques in As You Like It, and Father Jack in Dancing at Lughnasa.

From the program for The Taming of the Shrew:

JIM HOLMES (Director) directed last seasons The Underpants. He also directed The Seagull (Capital Critics Circle award Best Community Production), A Midsummer Nights Dream, Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living in Paris, The Madwoman of Chaillot, A Dolls House, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It. Acting roles include Nunzio in Over the River and Through the Woods (Best Supporting Actor at Eastern Ontario Drama League and Theatre Ontario Festivals), Higgins in Pygmalion, Elwood in Harvey and Father Jack in Dancing at Lughnasa.

From the program for A Flea in Her Ear

JIM HOLMES (Director) has directed almost 25 productions for Kanata Theatre including most recently The Taming of the Shrew, The Underpants (Capital Critics Circle Award - Best Director, Community Theatre) and The Seagull (CCC Award - Best Community Theatre Production, Nomination - Best Director). Other Kanata Theatre productions include You’ll Get Used To It! - The War Show, John Gray’s Rock and Roll, Jacques Brel is Alive & Well & Living in Paris, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. His acting credits include Higgins in Pygmalion and Nunzio in Over the River and Through the Woods, for which he was named Best Actor in a Supporting Role at both the EODL and Theatre Ontario Festivals.