Driftwood Theatre Staff

Artistic Director | D. Jeremy Smith

The Driftwood Theatre Group was founded and has been led for nearly 30 years by award-winning Artistic Director D. Jeremy Smith.

Jeremy is an artistic director, theatre administrator, theatre director, designer, painter and performer whose passion for the theatre is represented in his varied credits with theatres across Ontario. He also occassionally dips his toes into live music as a director for stage shows of vocal ensembles like two-time Juno-nominated vocal ensemble Cadence, and vocal ensembles Countermeasure and Retrocity.

Favourite directing credits include:

Macbeth, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Trafalgar Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Driftwood Theatre; Memorial for Next Step Productions; Northern Lights, Eastern Fire for Canadian Sinfonietta; The Odyssey, The Hobbit (Assistant Director), Sherlock Holmes The Final Adventure (Assistant Director) for The Grand Theatre; Pélagie (Assistant Director) for The Canadian Stage Company,  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged for Sansanus Productions, and an international tour and CD release concert for Cadence.

Contact: jsmith@driftwoodtheatre.com

Artistic Director Intern |  Caitie Graham

Caitie Graham (she/her) is a Toronto-based dramaturg who’s supported over thirty individual playwrights on new projects, and has been credited on four Canadian world premieres. She’s designed and facilitated playwriting programs for emerging and established artists across the province; most notably at Tarragon Theatre, Scarborough Arts, Driftwood Theatre Group, and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. Select production credits include; Queen Goneril by Erin Shields (asst. dramaturg, Soulpepper Theatre), and Living with Shakespeare by Jeremy Smith & Steven Gallagher (Driftwood Theatre Group).


In case you don’t know me, here’s the scoop! I’ve been involved in new play development at Driftwood for the last three years. In 2020, I was part of the company’s final Trafalgar24 event (as the sleepiest dramaturg that ever lived); I’ve run two iterations of the Beyond the Bard Playwrights Unit; and I supported the inaugural Playwrights Around the House Program in 2023. Last summer, I was also the dramaturg on Jeremy and Steven’s Living with Shakespeare

My time as a dramaturg at Driftwood has always been in service of the company’s commitment to developing new Canadian work, and this will continue (and grow!) in my new role as a Metcalf Performing Arts Intern. I am thrilled to be joining Driftwood during this pivotal season so that I can contribute to the emergent processes that come of its new mandate, and learn about arts leadership and Artistic Direction from Jeremy.

Contact: cgraham@driftwoodtheatre.com

Caitie’s participation as Intern Artistic Director is made possible with the generous support of The Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Internships.