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Prairie Nurse by Marie Beath Badian

April 26 – May 13

Previews April 21 - 25

Mainspace Theatre


About the Playwright

Marie Beath Badian

Marie Beath is a Toronto-based theatre maker. For Factory: she played Rhoda Nunn in Age of Arousal and was in the 2016 Natural Resources Creators’ Unit.

As a playwright, her works include Prairie Nurse [Blyth Festival], The Making of St. Jerome (Next Stage Theatre Festival, nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards), Mind Over Matter (part of AutoShow, Convergence Theatre), and Novena (UnoFestival Victoria, Toronto Fringe Festival). Her radio work includes Yellow Rubber Boots (CBC Outfront) and an adaption her show of Novena (CBC Radio – The Drama of Immigration).

She was Playwright-in-Residence for fu-Gen Asian-Canadian Theatre Company (2008-2009) and Project:Humanity (2010-2011). She was a member of the 2010 HotHouse Playwright Unit at Cahoots Theatre Company, 2011/2013 Tarragon Playwright Unit, 2015 Soulpepper Playwrights’ Circle.

Marie Beath is Artistic Director of SMOOTHIELAND Performance Projects, a new TYA Company specializing in Custom-blended Episodic Youth Theatre. She is currently Creator-in-Residence with The Blyth Festival where she is developing a sequel to Prairie Nurse.

Upcoming: Prairie Nurse will have its Saskatchewan premiere this July 2018 at The Station Arts Centre in Rosthern, Saskatchewan directed by Johnna Wright.

About the Director

Sue Miner

Director Sue Miner is versed in classical text, puppetry, music theatre, opera and theatre for young audiences. She has contributed to the creation of many new work with playwrights such as Anna Chatterton, Evalyn Parry, Dave Carley, Marcia Johnson, James O'Reilly, Chris Earle, Shari Hollett, and George Seremba. Directing credits include The Penelopiad (George Brown College), James and the Giant Peach (Young People’s Theatre), Prairie Nurse (Blyth Festival), and Titus Andronicus, Measure for Measure (Shakespeare in the Rough). Sue is co-artistic director of Pea Green Theatre Group, with her husband Mark Brownell, and has directed many shows since 1988 including the 2017 Clique Claque which premiered at the Next Stage Festival, and Three Men in a Boat which continues to tour Canada for a fourth year after performing in Mumbai, India in 2014.

The Cast
Layne Coleman
Charlie Govenlock
Belinda Corpuz
Purificacion “Puring” Saberon
Mark Crawford
Dr Miles MacGreggor
Catherine Fitch
Marie Anne Lussier
Janelle Hanna
Patricia “Patsy” Hackett
Isabel Kanaan
Indepencia “Penny” Uy
Matt Shaw
Wilfred “Wilf” Klassen
The Team
Jung-Hye Kim
Set Designer
Eva Barrie
Assistant Director
Anna Treusch
Costume Designer
Karen Elizabeth
Head of Props
Jareth Li
Lighting Designer
Megan Cinel
Head of Scenic Paint
Lyon Smith
Sound Designer
Chantelle Laliberte
Head of Wardrobe
Tamara Protic
Stage Manager
Richard Lee
Fight Director

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