By Judith Thompson
Inspired by the true story of New Brunswick teen Ashley Smith, this play takes a bold dramatic leap from recent news headlines to forge the kind of visceral lyricism that is the hallmark of Judith Thompson at her most powerful.
"This production asks how do we care by looking at not only relationships between family, but also our relationship as Canadian citizens to our correctional facilities. Two-time Governor General Award winning playwright and Officer of the Order of Canada Judith Thompson gives us an unflinching look into three perspectives to this hugely emotional and political news story. It is courageous theatre, asking everything of its creators and of us as an audience. We are proud to be presenting not only this production, but the work of Maritime-based Mulgrave Road Theatre, in a partnership that we know will be the first of many. The impact of this production is undeniable, and we look forward to sharing it with our Fredericton audiences." - TMJ
Thursday November 12, 2015 | 7:30pm
Friday November 13, 2015 | 7:30pm
Saturday November 14, 2015 | 7:30pm
Sunday November 15, 2015 | 2:00pm
TNB Studio Theatre - 55 Whiting Road, Fredericton, NB.
Cast & Creative
Inspired by the true story of New Brunswick teen Ashley Smith
Directed by Emmy Alcorn
Featuring Stephanie MacDonald
Stage Managed by Sylvia Bell
Sound Steven Naylor
Lights Ingrid Risk
Set Tanner Welsh
Director | Artistic Director - Mulgrave Road Theatre
In her 18th year at MRT, Emmy has developed and toured over 20 new plays - four by Daniel MacIvor. She originated the roles of Louise in Marion Bridge and Boots in Bingo! and starred in three one-woman shows, The Highland Widow Trilogy. She has directed for Dalhousie, UTM Theatre, Mulgrave Road and Festival Antigonish. Emmy has appeared in films, composed scores for plays and film, and executive-produced her CD Unveil. She is a recipient of the Nova Scotia Established Artist Award.
Select theatre credits; Marion Bridge – Louise (Valley Summer Theatre/Neptune Theatre), Talk Sexxxy – Kristie(LAP PRO), Short Skirt Butch – Jean (LAP-PRO), Communion - Ann (Kazan Co-Op), Top Girls - Shona/Kit (LunaSea Theatre), Antigone - Antigone (Angels&Heroes). Silver Recipient in The Coast's Best of Halifax 2012 & 2014, Mayor’s Award for Emerging Theatre Artist. Two Robert Merritt Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.
Steven creates original scores and sound designs for concert performance, theatre, film, and broadcast media. His scores for Mermaid Theatre have played to over 5 million in 13 countries. Both his DVD-A of surround electroacoustic works, Lieux imaginaires and Dream Kitchen (Classical Music category) were nominated for ECMA awards. Steven completed his PhD in musical composition at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Mulgrave Road Theatre (As Ever, Bingo!, To Capture Light, Confession), Kazan Co-Op (Heaven Above Heaven Below, His Greatness, Communion, I, Animal), Zuppa Theatre (The Debacle) White Rooster Theatre (It is Solved by Walking). Ingrid is also a Stage Manager, and has toured often across Canada. She has received two Merritt Awards for her work: Outstanding Lighting Design and 2012 Outstanding Technician.
Mulgrave Road Theatre – Technical/Production Assistant (The Maritime Way of Life, He’d Be Your Mother’s Father’s Cousin, Révèille, To Capture Light, Confession), Props Master (To Capture Light) Set Design (Are We There Yet?) Technician (White Rabbit, Red Rabbit). Administrative Assistant and Tour Coordinator (Marion Bridge). Tanner is a resident of Guysborough County.