Jim Mezon

The Foster Festival is thrilled to have Jim Mezon join us as the director of our 2018 production of Norm Foster's Greatest Hit, Wrong For Each Other!


2018 Season, Director of Wrong For Each Other »

2018 marks Jim Mezon's debut at The Foster Festival as director of Norm Foster's Greatest Hit, Wrong For Each Other.

Jim Mezon has performed on stages all across Canada, but he is best known for his work at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake where he spent 33 seasons as an actor and director.

Directing credits include (Shaw Festival):

  • Shaw's Getting Married
  • John Bull's Other Island
  • Playboy of the Western World
  • The Philanderer
  • Arms and the Man
  • And Then There Were None
  • Widowers' Houses

As an actor, Jim has played leading roles in several Shaw Festival productions (to name a few):

  • Hook in Peter Pan
  • Caesar in Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Higgins in Pygmalion
  • Danforth in The Crucible
  • Undershaft in Major Barbara
  • Trigorin in The Seagull
  • Peer in Peer Gynt
  • Howard in Picnic
  • Boss Mangon in Heartbreak House
  • Holmes in Sherlock Holmes
  • Ellert Lovborg in Hedda Gabler

Jim has also performed as an actor on several stages across Canada including: 

  • Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • Stratford Festival
  • Theatre Calgary
  • Centaur Theatre
  • Vancouver Playhouse
  • Tarragon Theatre
  • Persephone Theatre
  • Neptune Theatre
  • Canadian Stage Co.
  • Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

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