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Chick Reid


Chick Reid is a leading Canadian theatre professional. She is a graduate of Queen's University, and is now currently a professor in the Dan School of Drama and Music there, and teaches out of the Isabel Bader Centre For Performing Arts. Reid has over 40 years of experience in the drama and film field. She has performed in many prestigious shows at many different theatres and festivals all over Canada, as well as in American television. [1]


Graduate of Queen’s University (1971-1974) B.A., Drama, French

Personal Life

Reid currently resides with her husband of thirty-one years, Tom McCamus (also a Canadian theatre professional), on a farm in Warkworth, Ontario. Here, she and McCamus breed Nova Scotia Duck Trolling Retrievers.

Chick Reid in "The Madness of George lll"

Her Work

Reid has performed all over Canada and in the U.S., playing major roles for the Stratford Festival of Canada since 1996. She has performed in four seasons at the Shaw Festival and four seasons at Theatre Plus Toronto.[1] Recently she appeared in the Stratford production of Much Ado About Nothing on Broadway and played Puck in Midsummer's Night Dream. Reid is also regularly involved in the development of new plays, working with some of Canada’s most renowned playwrights, such as Judith Thompson, Anton Piatorgorzky and John Mighton. [2]

Stage Work:

  • OVE LETTERS/Amy/Lyndesfarn Theatre/Kelly Daniels
  • BEATRICE/Much Ado About Nothing/Art of Time/David Ferry
  • LADY MARKBY/Ideal Husband/Stratford Festival/Richard Monette
  • THE ABBESS/Comedy of Errors/Stratford Festival/Richard Monette
  • THE GOAT/ Stevie/ Neptune Theatre/ Dean Gabourie
  • HELENS NECKLACE/Helen/ The Grand / Daryl Cloran
  • NOISES OFF/ Belinda Blair/Stratford Festival/ Brian Bedford
  • CAPTURE ME/ Minkle/ Tarragon Theatre/ Judith Thompson
  • TROILUS & CRESSIDA/Andromache/Stratford Festival/ Richard Monette
  • NO EXIT/ Inez/ Stratford Festival/ Jim Warren
  • HIGH GRAVEL BLIND/Margery/ Stratford Festival/ Richard Monette
  • ETERNAL HYDRA/Ezra/ Stratford Festival/ Andrey Tarasiuk
  • SHADOWS/ Kate Terry/Stratford Festival/ Dennis Garnhum
  • PERFECT PIE/ Francesca/Blue Water Festival/ David Ferry
  • KILT/ Esther/Great Cdn. Theatre Co. / Michael Shamata
  • ANTON IN SHOWBUSINESS/Principal/Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival/ Jon Jory
  • HEARTBREAK HOUSE/ Ariadne/Actors Theatre of Louisville/ Jon Jory
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/ Margaret/Stratford Festival/Richard Monette/City Ctr Theatre/NY
  • THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA/ Lucetta/ Stratford Festival/ Richard Rose
  • JULIUS CEASAR/Calphurnia/Stratford Festival/ Douglas Campbell
  • THIRTEEN HANDS/North/ Theatre New Brunswick/ Jackie Maxwell
  • ROMEO & JULIET/Lady Capulet/Stratford Festival/ Diana LeBlanc
  • JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK/ Maisie Madigan/Stratford Festival/ Janet Wright
  • SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH/ Miss Lucy/Stratford Festival/ Diana LeBlanc
  • A FITTING CONFUSION/ Mimi/ Citadel Th/Stratford Festival/ Richard Monette
  • THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR/ Mistress Page/Stratford Festival/ Richard Monette
  • THE COUNTRY WIFE/Lady Squeamish/ Stratford Festival/ Douglas Campbell
  • THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG/Pfeni/ Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • STEEL MAGNOLIAS/Truvy/ Manitoba Theatre Centre/ Robb Paterson
  • AFFECTIONS OF MAY/May/ Sudbury Theatre Centre/ Robb Paterson
  • ABUNDANCE/ Bess Johnson/ Theatre Plus/ Peter Hinton
  • HOLIDAY/ Julia Seaton/ Theatre Plus/ Michael Shamata
  • OLD TIMES/ Kate/ Theatre Plus/ Duncan McIntosh
  • CRIMES OF THE HEART/ Lenny/ Theatre Plus/ Frances Hyland
  • LE BAL/ Principal// Theatre Plus/ Duncan McIntosh
  • LIFE WITHOUT INSTRUCTION/Lisa/ Theatre Plus/ Glynis Leyshon
  • SUMMER AND SMOKE/Rosa Gonzales/Theatre Plus/ Duncan McIntosh
  • MARRIAGE OF FIGARO/Suzanne/Theatre Plus/ Duncan McIntosh
  • HAMLET/ Rosenkrantz/Theatre Plus/ Neil Munro
  • SAINT JOAN/ Duchess/Theatre Plus/ Richard Monette
  • BURN THIS/ Anna/ Theatre Plus/ Randy Mertz
  • THE THREE TRUE LOVES OF JASMINE HOOVER/ Beth Anne/Theatre Plus/ Frances Hyland
  • JACK SCAPINO/ Gina/ Theatre Plus/ Duncan McIntosh
  • GEOMETRY IN VENICE/Amy/ Theatre Plus/ Peter Hinton
  • WAR AND PEACE/Princess Bolkonskaya/Shaw Festival/ Duncan McIntosh
  • ONCE IN A LIFETIME/Miss Chasen/Shaw Festival/ Duncan McIntosh
  • CHRISTMAS CAROL/Fan/Martha/Young People’s Theatre Duncan McIntosh
  • PETER PAN/ Liza/ Shaw Festival/ Ian Judge
  • MARATHON 33/ Flo/ Shaw Festival/ Duncan McIntosh
  • BACK TO METHUSELA/Cleopatra/Shaw Festival/ Denise Coffey
  • THE WOMEN/ Jane/ Shaw/Royal Alexandra Theatre [3]

Screen Work:


  • Actress at Stratford Shakespeare Festival (1995 - Present)
  • President of Lion Archer Productions Inc (1996 - Present)
  • Queen’s University Professor (Sep 2005 - Present) [4]

Currently, she specifically teaches classes under the degree of “Stage and Screen” (a specialized study of film and drama). These courses include:

  • Acting for Shakespeare
  • Acting for the Camera [5]

Name:Chick Reid
Location:Warkworth, Ontario