Rose’s Clothes

Rose's Clothes

A Magically Interactive Comedy for Kids

April 20 - June 28
Young Company Travelling Production

"Well those just aren't any glasses. Try them on. Go ahead!"




By Jason Hall

  • Great for grades JK - 5!

    Rose is having a bad day. A very, very, very, VERY bad day. First she gets in trouble from her mother, then her teacher, and even her father. They all want her to take more responsibility but Rose wishes somebody would just do everything for her.

    Then she discovers the secret locked in her Grandmother’s big trunk: magical clothes allowing her to speak to the generations of women who came before her! At first it seems like all her problems are solved, but quickly things spiral out of control. Can the audience help Rose by using their imagination...and by wearing the magic clothes themselves?

    A playful tale about messing up, dressing up and growing up.

    Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company touring production

    The Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company consists of emerging artists who travel across Eastern Ontario with a children’s show that they perform in schools, libraries, parks and at events. Read more about the troupe here.

    For more information or to book a performance, contact Amanda Henderson, Outreach Officer at 613-382-7086 ext 24 or email

  • School Tour: April 20 - June 28
    Contact Amanda to book your school performance today! Call 613-382-7086 ext 24 or email

    Free Public Performances:
    Thursday July 9 - 4:30pm in Town Hall Park, Gananoque
    Saturday July 11 - 4:30pm in Joel Stone Park, Gananoque

  • Cast

    Simon Gagnon
    Madison Hayes-Crook
    Erica Hill


    Playwright: Jason Hall
    Director: Rob Kempson
    Set Designer: Anna Treusch
    Costume Designer: Jayne Christopher
    Stage Manager: Michaela Steven

    JAYNE CHRISTOPHER (Costume Designer)
    For the Playhouse: 25th Season in the Thousand Islands Playhouse Wardrobe; designs for many TIP Young Company Productions; costume design for Henry & Alice: Into the Wild, Drowning Girls, Marvellous Wonderettes, Forever Plaid, Old Love, Saltwater Moon
    Elsewhere: Hair, Grease, Nunsense, Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, Three Penny Opera, 42nd Street, Anything Goes and Les Mis. (St Lawrence College Musical Theatre Program); Winter Wonderettes (Theatre Kingston).
    Other: Jayne is a happy resident of Gananoque, and the proud Mum of Jessica and Laura.

    SIMON GAGNON (Performer)
    Simon is in the midst of finishing up the final year of his Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Drama at Queen's University. He has been seen on stage many times over the past four years at Queen's, more recently he was part of the Queen's Drama Department's productions of The Threepenny Opera and Lilies. Outside of the Drama Department, Simon has performed numerous times with The Cellar Door Project, a very successful emerging site-specific, historical theatre company in Kingston. When not on stage, Simon has a strong love for lighting design, having designed a handful of shows with companies such as 5th Company Lane, Blue Canoe Productions and Queen's Musical Theatre. Simon is also the current President of Queen's Players, a devised comedic theatre company that also happens to be the second most charitable club at Queen's University.

    JASON HALL (Playwright)
    For The Playhouse: THIRD FLOOR.
    Elsewhere: A First Class Death (Vault Festival, UK); 21 Things You Should Know About Toronto's Crack-Smoking Mayor (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); THIRD FLOOR (SummerWorks / Trafalgar Studios, London UK / The Tank NYC / Multiple productions in Germany); THE MATCH (Company of Angels / Latitude Festival, UK); GBS (Toronto Fringe Festival / Theatre503, London / Theatre Row, NYC); Stand Sentry (Rhubarb Festival); Eyes Catch Fire (Finborough Theatre, London). 
    Awards: First Prize, Herman Voaden National Playwriting Contest for Eyes Catch Fire; First Prize, London Writer's Competition for Stand Sentry; Second Prize, John Whiting Award for GBS.  
    Other: Jason lectures on Playwriting at London's Brunel University and has led playwriting workshops at Teatro Libre de Bogota (Colombia) and the Royal Court Theatre (London, UK).

    MADISON HAYES-CROOK (performer)
    Madison could not be more thrilled to join The Thousand Islands Young Company's Production of Rose's Clothes in the role of Rose. Originally from Ottawa, Madison is a Toronto based actor/singer/dancer. Professional training includes Randolph Academy's Triple Threat Program (Summer 2014), Open Jar Institute in NYC (2012), Broadway Artist's Alliance in NYC (2012), and work as an Odyssey Theatre Apprentice (2011). Recent credits include Into The Woods (Randolph Theatre); Lord of the Flies (Annex Theatre); Man with the Womb (GRIP Productions); Rent (Orion Theatre); Life (Randolph Studio); Kids! (Randolph Studio). She was one of the Academy's featured dancers, performing at numerous benefits and concerts during her time at Randolph Academy. Madison is the winner of 3 Cappie Awards for Best Dancer, Best Song, Comedic Actress in a Musical and  of the Mike Neill Fine Arts Scholarship for Performance Arts. She is working towards achieving her ARCT in classical voice and piano. Madison would like to extend a huge thanks to Mom, Dad, Jonah, Mike, and Puck for their endless support and her numerous teachers for their dedication and kindness. She is very excited to work with the company at Thousand Islands Playhouse and incredibly grateful for this amazing opportunity.

    ERICA HILL (Performer)
    This is Erica's first dip into the professional world of theatre, but amongst her semi-professional experience falls her role as Philomela in If We Were Birds (written by Erin Shields) and the financial producer of the Drama Studio Series 2014-15 season. Beyond this, and completely unsure as to where it falls on the professional spectrum, falls Erica's role as Patsy in Spamalot with Queen's Musical Theatre, her role as Papino in Fool's Gold, a cast member in Existere, her role as assistant technical director for the Drama Studio Series and her role as Tour Guide in Colliding ScopesThe Condition. 

    ROB KEMPSON (Director)
    For the Playhouse: Assistant Director/Male Ensemble for She Loves Me
    Elsewhere: Writer/Performer for The Way Back To Thursday (Theatre Passe Muraille); Performer for Hero and Leander, (Common Descent/SummerWorks); Co-creator/Director of explicit (Rhubarb Festival, Buddies), #legacy (HATCH, Harbourfront Centre); In My Own Skin (YRDSB); The HV Project(Community Project); Director for Songs for a New World (Claude Watson); Auditing Director for Shakespeare’s Nigga (Obsidian). 
    Upcoming: The Way Back To Thursday tours to the In Tune Festival (Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver).
    Other: Rob is the past Associate Artistic Producer for Theatre Passe Muraille, and past Artistic Producer of the Paprika Festival. He is thrilled to be back at the Playhouse again this year, the place where he saw his first ever professional theatre. More info at or @rob_kempson on Twitter.

    MICHAELA STEVEN (Stage Manager)
    Michaela Steven is finishing her third year as a Queen's University Drama student, and this is her debut in a creative team position with a professional theatre company. She has spent the past two summers as a Front-of-House Manager for multiple facilities with Drayton Entertainment. At Queen's in an amatuer theatre environment, her experience includes: Production Manager for The Drama Studio Series (2014/2015), Stage Manager of The Vogt Studio Series third installment (2014), Lighting Crew for Queen's Musical Theatre's Spamalot (2014), Assistant Technical for 5th Company Lane's The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, Assistant Stage Manager for Queen's Musical Theatre's Reefer Madness. Her creative writing credits include The Ballad of Afife Jale for The Vogt Studio Series, a Storyteller with Viva Voce, and monologue submissions selected for The Down There Monologues.

    ANNA TREUSCH (Set Designer)
    For the Playhouse: Night (Human Cargo, Head of Props and Paint).
    Elsewhere: The Dog and The Angel (Costumes,Theatre Columbus); The Tin Drum (UnSpun Theatre); Free Outgoing (Nightwood Theatre); Every Letter Counts (Factory Theatre); Mary’s Wedding, Canada Rocks! (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Mary Poppins, Grease (Theatre St.Johns); Rocky Horror, RENT, The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee (Fallen Rock Productions); Into The Woods, NINE, Penelopiad, Our Town, Little Women (Randolph Academy).
    Upcoming: The Public Servant (GCTC).
    Other: Anna teaches at St.Clair College and is a member of IATSE local 828 as a Scenic Painter. She has twice been nominated for the Pauline McGibbon Award.

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    ROSE'S CLOTHES at the Thousand Islands Playhouse, 2015. Photos by Tim Fort.


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