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March 15 – April 1

Previews March 10 - 14

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About the Playwright

Colleen Wagner

Colleen Wagner’s writing interests include plays, screenplays, poetry and short fiction. The Monument won the Governor General’s Literary award and many other awards nationally and internationally and has been translated into a dozen languages and continues to be produced around the world. Other plays include The Morning Bird, produced in English and French; down from heaven, nominated for a MECCA award for best new play in Montreal; Home; The Living, a documentary play; Sand and Eclipsed. She is a past recipient of a SSHRC research/creation grant that took her to Africa for a number of years. The Living; a feature documentary film, Women Building Peace that won the Silver Wave Film Festival award for best documentary; and an interactive website were all aspects of this research/creation: She is currently working on two new plays, one that has her travelling across Central and North American; and a series of short stories and poems on love. Short fiction and poetry has been published in various anthologies including Acta Victoriana, Fiddlehead, Dandelion. She divides her time between a riverside farm in New Brunswick and downtown Toronto.

About the Director

Jani Lauzon

Jani Lauzon is a multidisciplinary artist of Métis ancestry. Directing credits include: Alien Creature (Theatre Passe Muraille), 2 short films eu·tha·na·sia and Just One Word (which she also wrote and produced) and Waiora (Centre for Indigenous Theatre). Jani is also an award winning film actor, a 6 time Dora Mavor Moore nominated actress, a Juno nominated singer/songwriter, and a Gemini Award winning puppeteer. Watch for a production of her play I Call myself Princess at the AKI Studio in September. You can also see her short film at the Toronto Short Film Festival March 12-16th at the Carlton Cinema.

The Cast
Augusto Bitter
Tamara Podemski
The Team
Elahe Marjovi
Set Designer
Cassidy Gallant
Apprentice Stage Manager
Samantha McCue
Costume Designer
Samantha Brown
Head of Props & Scenic Paint
Louise Guinand
Lighting Designer
Chantelle Laliberte
Head of Wardrobe

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