Creative Team - Jamie Williams

Artistic Associate

“I cannot think of an organization to which I am happier and better situated to lend a hand. Norm Foster’s work has shaped my career. Having been involved in over 30 of his productions including two world premieres, I can only reflect on Norm and his work with immense gratitude. To have this opportunity to give back is truly an honour. I am thrilled for the next while to be joining the inestimable Emily Oriold and the rest of the Foster Festival team in producing more great theatre for the 2024 season right here in my hometown.” -Jamie Williams, Artistic Associate


Jamie has performed in over 80 productions in the last three decades, as well as written three plays, two of which have been produced: the third upcoming in 2024. In the last number of years Jamie has had the great fortune of dawning the director’s hat. With 30 years invested, Jamie’s love for the theatre industry only grows deeper and he is forever grateful for the diverse opportunities afforded him by it.



  • It’s Your Funeral- Upper Canada Playhouse, Port Stanley Festival Theatre
  • The View From Here- Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Theatre Orangeville (Oct 2023)
  • Pinkerton Come To Prospect-Shortlisted for The Playwrights Guild of Canada Comedy Award 2020


Actor (Selected Credits)

  • The View From Here- Port Stanley Festival Theatre
  • The Writer (World Premier)- Foster Festival
  • Here on the Flight Path- Foster Festival
  • A Christmas Carol- Upper Canada Playhouse, The Citadel
  • Sleight of Mind- Western Canada Theatre
  • Arcadia- The Citadel
  • Skin Flick (world premier)- The Neptune
  • Affections of May- Upper Canada Playhouse
  • Melville Boys- Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Theatre Orangeville
  • Noises Off- Theatre Aquarius
  • Homeward Bound- The Grand
  • The Hobbit- Young People’s Theatre
  • Possible Worlds- National Arts Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Neptune, Festival des Amérique
  • King Lear, Richard III, Amadeus, Macbeth- Stratford Festival


Jamie has directed at The Foster Festival, Upper Canada Playhouse, and Lighthouse Festival Theatre. Upcoming shows include the World Premiere of Whit’s End by Norm Foster and the yet to be announced World Premiere of the Fostered Playwrights Festival Selection in November 2024, both at The Foster Festival.

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