C. W. (Toph) Marshall is the new Artistic Director of United Players, and has been involved with the company for over twenty years. A Classics professor at UBC, Toph has directed a dozen ancient plays through his company MASC (Modern Actors Staging Classics) and has founded improv troupes in Montreal, Edinburgh and Sackville, NB. He has written books on Aeschylus, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Roman Comedy. He has directed over a dozen plays from Victoria to St. John’s, as well as in Edinburgh. In Vancouver, he has directed Euripides’ Helen, Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love, Tony Harrison’s The Prince’s Play (based on Hugo) and the première of a new translation of The Misanthrope by Tony Harrison for UP; and he directed Mark Twain’s Diaries of Adam and Eve for Ensemble Theatre Company. Acting credits include Polonius in Hamlet (BlackSpear, Vancouver), Miles Gloriosus in Funny Thing (Triptych, Vancouver), Bassanio in Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare by the Sea, St. John’s) and Antony in Julius Caesar (SBTS).