A special production marking the 8oth anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass.
On the 80th anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass, TNB Young Company share the true story of one Jewish family as they face the growing upheaval and political unrest brought on by the rise of Germany’s Nazi Party.
Written by Irene Kirstein Watts
Directed by Tania Breen
Costume Design: Sherry Kinnear
Composition and Sound Design: Michael Doherty
Production photo by: Matt Carter
February - April 2018
Adapting Playwright and Director
Tania is an educator, director and performer who has worked on stages across Atlantic Canada and has directed every TNB Theatre School production for the past ten years. Outside of her work with TNB Theatre School, she teaches in the drama department at the University of New Brunswick. Tania also performs regularly on stage as a vocalist for local bands Dub Antenna and Pretty in Pink.
Sherry is the costume designer for the TNB Young Company and TNB Theatre School as well as the Head of Wardrobe for all branches of the company. Sherry most recently designed costumes for Marion Bridge, Vigil, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Eighth Fire, and The Net, as well as Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables and has created costumes for A Christmas Carol, Frankenstein, Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, Little Shop of Horrors, Gifts of the Magi, The Dollar Woman, Treasure Island, and many other TNB productions over the past nine years.
Composer and Sound Designer
Michael is an Atlantic Canadian-based composer, sound designer, producer and musical director. He is a multiple Merritt award nominee and 2007 recipient. He also received the ECMA Musician’s Achievement Award and is the 2014 recipient of The Playhouse Honours. Michael is currently the resident composer & sound designer for Theatre New Brunswick. Recent credits include; Frankenstein-The Man Who Became God, A Christmas Carol, Beaverbrook; Theatre New Brunswick, 39 Steps; Harbourfront Theatre. Other selected credits include; The Lion in Winter, The Rainmaker; Watermark Theatre; Full Dark, Theatre Sheridan; As Ever, Mulgrave Rd; Homage, 2B Theatre; The Mystery of Maddy Heisler, Centaur.
It is difficult to believe that it has been 80 years since the Night of Broken Glass. Watts gives us a beautifully told story of a time when incremental change led to atrocity. How could it have been stopped? What could have been done? Who was/is/would be responsible? These questions weigh heavily and through them we are able to see our world with a poignant perspective. History repeating is a terrifying notion in this regard and we are proud to be bringing this important story to schools and young audiences for this very reason. - TMJ