John Wood and John Ferguson

Throughout periods of great creativity in Winnipeg, Halifax, at the NAC and Stratford, the Wood/Ferguson relationship was forged. They discovered early on that they shared an esthetic, and Ferguson recalls that he believed that Wood was doing the best theatre in Canada. However, these two artists have very different personalities and what began as a complementary “opposites attract” advantage gradually soured…

Learn more about the pairing of the two artists in Michael Eagan’s essay Director/Designer Collaborations.



Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing

  • By: Highway Tomson
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1991
  • Designer: John Ferguson
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Jacob's Wake

  • By: Michael Cooke
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1986
  • Designer: John Ferguson
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 1983
  • Designer: David Ultz
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  • By: Albee Edward
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 1983
  • Designer: Jack Simon
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Blithe Spirit

  • By: Noel Coward
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1983
  • Designer: Susan Benson
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Walsh

  • By: Sharon Pollock
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1983
  • Designer: Sue LePage
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The Oresteia of Aeschylus

  • By: Robert Lowell
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1983
  • Designer: John Ferguson
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When That I Was

  • By: Edward Atienza, John Mortimer
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 1982
  • Designer: Sue LePage
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Journey's End

  • By: R.C. Sherriff
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1982
  • Designer: Sue LePage
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Richard III

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1982
  • Designer: Robin Fraser Paye
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The Torch-Bearers: A Philadelphia Comedy

  • By: George Kelly
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1982
  • Designer: Robert Doyle
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The Adventures of Pinocchio

  • By: John Wood
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1982
  • Designer: Jules Tonus
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Blood Relations

  • By: Sharon Pollock
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 1981
  • Designer: Robin Fraser Paye
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Ghosts

  • By: Henrik Ibsen
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 1981
  • Designer: Robin Fraser Paye
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John and the Missus

  • By: Gordon Pinsent
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1981
  • Designer: Susan Benson
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Rock and Roll

  • By: John Gray
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1981
  • Designer: Arthur Penson
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Duet for One

  • By: Tom Kempinski
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1981
  • Designer: Murray Laufer
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Savages

  • By: Christopher Hampton
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 1980
  • Designer: Jack Simon
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Robert Burns: Out of Print

  • By: Neil Munro
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 1980
  • Designer: Jack Simon
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Loot

  • By: Joe Orton
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 1980
  • Designer: John Ferguson
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The Caretaker

  • By: Harold Pinter
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 1979
  • Designer: Jack Simon
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Equus

  • By: Peter Shaffer
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1979
  • Designer: John Ferguson
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A History of the American Film

  • By: Christopher Durang
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1979
  • Designer: John Ferguson
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Diary of a Madman

  • By: Nikolai Gogol
  • Venue: Academic Hall - University of Ottawa
  • Year: 1979
  • Designer: roy Hansen-robitschek
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Memoir

  • By: John Murrell
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1978
  • Designer: Susan Benson
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Camino Real

  • By: Tennessee Williams
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 1978
  • Designer: John Ferguson
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The Wood Demon

  • By: Anton Chekhov
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Designer: David Ultz
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Don Juan

  • By: Molière
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Designer: John Ferguson
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