2017-2018 Season

The Virgin, The Whore and Something In Between

The Madonna-whore complex, first identified by Sigmund Freud, is said to develop in men who see women as either saintly Madonnas or debased prostitutes. In sexual politics the view of women as either Madonnas or whores limits women's sexual expression, offering two mutually exclusive ways to construct a sexual identity.While our season title is tongue-in-cheek, it does offer a clever umbrella under which to gather three plays that explore women's identities in regards to sexuality,religion and the Christian/ Catholic morality of the societies in which they have been raised.

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Anxiety

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME

(World Premiere of a New Work)

By Cat Walsh with French Translation by Manon Beaudoin

Co-production with L’UniThéâtre | March 13- 25, 2018 in La Cité Francophone

Montreal, 1963- the world is on a precipice of major change in the fields of science, civil rights and women’s liberation.  Twelve-year-old Genevieve, the only girl in her large religious family, wants nothing more than to be an altar server at her church.  Father Paul tells her that girls are strictly not allowed - so Genevieve prays to God to change his mind.  When star altar boy Martin disappears on his way home from school, Genevieve wonders if her prayers have been answered - in the most terrible way. 

Featuring Brian Dooley, Steve Jodoin, Nicole St. Martin, | Directed by Trevor Schmidt

Performance Dates:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:30PM Preview (PWYC)
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:30PM Opening
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00PM Matinee (Preshow Director’s Circle Event)
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 7:30PM Performance
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30PM Performance (NLT 2 for 1Ticket at the door)
Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30PM Performance (NLT Guest Speaker Salon)
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00PM Matinee
Sunday, March 25, 2018 7:30PM Closing

Location: La Cité Fracophone, 8627-91 Street

Tickets:
$25 Student/Senior, $30 Adult, $20 Matinee (prices do not include GST)
Available at the door, or www.nothernlighttheatre.com, 780-471-1586

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PWYC Preview & Free for Students with Student I.D:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:30PM
Director’s Circle with Trevor Schmidt:
Preshow, Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:15PM
Tuesday 2 for 1 at the door:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30PM
Guest Speaker Salon hosted by Cristina Stasia:
Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30PM


CAST & COMPANY

CATHERINE WALSH - PLAYWRIGHT

CATHERINE WALSH

Cat is an award-winning performer and playwright based in Edmonton. Recent showings of her work include Blue Marty as part of The Mommy Monologues (2017 Skirts aFire Festival), the site-specific SCATTER, (2017 SKAMpede Festival,Victoria), and One Day You and I Will Die as part of This Is YEG: New Plays for a Changing City (Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre). She was also the playwright for Theatre Yes’ national site-specific collaboration ANXIETY. Cat’s other plays include the gas station gothic The Laws of Thermodynamics (Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Nomination- Outstanding New Play) and the black comedy The Feast of All Saints. Her solo thriller eleven-oh-four received an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Nomination for Outstanding New Play at the Fringe, and Cat was awarded the Sterling for Outstanding Performance by an Actress at the Fringe. Cat is currently working on a new solo play. Cat is a member of the Citadel Theatre Playwrights’ Forum, and a graduate of the University of Ottawa.

MANON BEAUDOIN - FRENCH TRANSLATION

MANON BEAUDOINManon Beaudoin has been involved in the Edmonton theatre community for almost twenty years. During that time she worked as an actor, director, writer and translator.  She has worked with many different companies, including L’UniThéâtre, Northern Light Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, La Troupe du Jour (Saskatoon), and Théâtre la Seizième (Vancouver).  As a writer, her plays include:  Amour, tu m’attiresMarie Brüner; Terre bleueDans les bras d’un géant;  Glorious Liars; and La Maison rouge.  Her translations include: Vern Thiessen’s Einstein’s Gift, The Domino Heart by Mathew Edison, Jewel by Joan MacLeod as well as some of her own.  In 2002, life brought changes necessitating a completely different direction. In 2004, Manon relocated to Montreal where she works as a massage therapist but continues to translate.

NICOLE ST. MARTIN - GENEVIEVE

NICOLE ST. MARTIN

Nicole is thrilled to be making her Northern Light Theatre debut.  Nicole was born in Montreal and attended FACE School for the Arts. She was also a member of Montreal Children's Theatre where she was scouted to be on Sesame Street when she was six years old. Since then she has continued to work and train professionally as an actor appearing on stages in Toronto and London England, where she graduated with Distinction from Drama Centre London's MA in European Classical Acting, a program which included training at Shakespeare's The Globe and Moscow's Vakhtangov Institute. Her appearances on stage include Elida at the Timms Centre for the Arts, Veronica Searson in Theatre Yes' Anxiety, Anne Desbaresdes in Summerworks 2015 World premiere of Marguerite Duras' "Moderato Cantabile", the 2014 World Premiere production of Anne Carson's "Antigonick", and as Smerdyakov in the 2012 Dora nominated production of "The Brothers Karamazov". She has also appeared on TV in the made for tv movie "Mommy's Little Girl", the series "The Murdoch Mysteries" and "Played" as well as several short films including the award winning "Sunday Punch" which was the runner up for the CBC short Film Face Off. As an active leader in ACTRA, Nicole has helped several initiatives get off the ground including the "Get Women Working" campaign and the TAWC TOOLKIT initiative which then inspired her to produce three short films and a PSA of which she directed two. All have gone on to be official film festival selections and some have received awards, including the 2013 Min Sook Lee Award.  Nicole is very grateful to her family and friends for making this all possible.

BRIAN DOOLEY - FATHER PAUL / GENEVIEVE'S FATHER

BRIAN DOOLEY

Brian Dooley is an award winning actor and producer.  During the last 30 years  Brian has worked throughout the country and abroad. His skills include directing, writing, producing and performing in a variety of media including radio, animation, film, television and the theatre. Trained and educated at the National Theatre School and Bishop’s University, Brian is currently Artistic Director  of L’UniTheatre as well as  Director of Play Development at The Citadel Theatre. He has worked  in a variety of shows in several theatres across the country.   Brian draws  inspiration from the Mexican playwright Victor Banda’s fervent  message: “The theatre moves, illuminates, disquiets, disturbs, lifts the spirit, reveals, provokes and violates conventions. It is a conversation shared with society. Theatre is the first art to confront emptiness, shadows and silence to make words, movement, lights and life surge forth.”

STEVE JODOIN - MARTIN THERIAULT / ST. PANCRAS OF ROME

STEVE JODOIN

In 2001, Steve left Québec searching for new adventures. With a guitar and a backpack, he hopped on a train, direction… Jasper. He later decided to study theatre in Edmonton, became an actor, got married, had a little girl, had a little boy and he is co-owner of the video production company Productions Loft with whom he creates documentaries that make him really proud. He is extremely excited to have the privilege to work with Northern Lights Theatre and join the cast of Do this in memory of me.  Some of his theatre credits include: Witch Hunt at the Strand (Fringe 2015), Peter Pan (Citadel), The Full Monty (Mayfield), Porc-Épic and Lentement la beauté (La Seizième), Cow-boy Poétré, Fort Mac, Jean et Béatrice, Perception and La Raccourcie (Unithéâtre).

TREVOR SCHMIDT - DIRECTOR / SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

TREVOR SCHMIDTTrevor has been the Artistic Director of Northern Light Theatre for the past 15 years, and involved with NLT for the past 20 years as a performer, director, designer, and playwright, as well as being a multiple Sterling award winner. He has been awarded three times for playwrighting (THE WATERMELON GIRLS, CHANGE ROOM, and FLORA & FAWNA'S FIELD TRIP!), twice for directing (the Canadian premieres of THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE and Carol Anne Duffy's THE WORLD'S WIFE). He received the Outstanding Fringe Performance award for the one-man show COFFEE DAD, CHICKEN MOM, AND THE FABULOUS BUDDHA BOI, penned by Nick Green which toured to New York as part of the FRIGID FESTIVAL. As an actor, he has been seen in ANGELS IN AMERICA Part 1: Millennium Approaches, LOVE! VALOR! COMPASSION!, WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED (Outstanding Male Lead Actor nomination) and created the role of Bette Davis in the international touring success BITCHSLAP!. His plays have been produced across Canada and far away as Australia (MABEL STARK!). He has created and choreographed a one-woman dance piece entitled MARKED for the Expanse Dance Festival that was extended and nominated for a Sterling for Outstanding New Work. Recently, Trevor completed filming the first season of DELMER AND MARTA which will be seen on APTN in 2016. Trevor was honored to be awarded with the DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction as part of the Mayor's Evening for the Arts. He works with both the MacEwan University Theatre Arts and Red Deer College Theatre Performance and Creation programme and is an Artistic Associate of GUYS IN DISGUISE Theatre company.

ADAM TSUYOSHI TURNBULL - LIGHTING DESIGNER / PRODUCTION MANAGER & SET CONSTRUCTION

ADAM TSUYOSHI TURNBULL

Adam – is a multi-talented technician and theatre designer who works in set and lighting design and construction. He is sought-after as an artistic collaborator and his work has been seen on the stages for Northern Light Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Teatro la Quindicina, Fringe Theatre Adventures, L'UniThéâtre, Theatre Yes, multiple high school and performing arts groups, as well as trade shows and conventions. He has served as Production Manager and Site Technical Director for North America's largest Fringe Festival, and currently serves as the Technical Director and Production Manager at Northern Light Theatre. Adam has been honoured with multiple Sterling nominations for design and last year was awarded with a Sterling Award for Outstanding Achievement in Production.

DARRIN HAGEN - COMPOSER / SOUND DESIGNER

DARRIN HAGEN

Darrin Hagen is an award-winning playwright, author and composer. He has been strolling with his accordion around the prairies for decades, writing dozens of plays, composing music and sometimes hosting TV. His accordion collection has graced many Edmonton festivals. In 2005 he was named one of 100 Edmontonians of the Century, and last year was named one of Alberta’s 25 Most Influential Artists in the last 25 years. He has created many soundscapes for NLT including the Sterling-nominated Christina/Philippe, Mercy of a Storm and The Passion of Narscisse Mondeaux. He has also composed several musicals including the multiply-nominated Guys In Disguise/Theatre Network musical Klondykes, created with Trevor Schmidt.

MATT SCHUURMAN - MULTI-MEDIA DESIGN

MATT SCHUURMAN

Matt Schuurman is truly delighted to be returning once more to work with his favourite collaborative team of NLT and l'uni théâtre. Matt is an Edmonton-based video designer with over 50 Canadian theatrical design credits to his name. Some recent highlights include: Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe for Teatro La Quindicina, Red Shirt Diaries for Rapid Fire Theatre, La Voix Humaine and Le passion de Narcisse Mondoux for l'uni théâtre. He has a degree in 3D Animation and Digital Composition. He has received Sterling Award Nominations for his designs in The Genius Code for Surreal SoReal, Mercy of a Storm for Northern Light Theatre/l'uni théâtre, La Raccourcie for l'uni théâtre, Ursa Major for Catch the Keys Productions/Workshop West and most recently was nominated for a Montreal English Theatre Award for Big Shot for Surreal SoReal. In addition to his work as a video designer, Matt is also the Artistic Director of Rapid Fire Theatre, where he produces over 400 improv shows each year.

KIIDRA DUHAULT - STAGE MANAGER

KIIDRA DUHAULT

Kiidra Duhault is an Edmonton based Stage Manager and Sound Designer. She received her degree in Stage Management from the University of Alberta in 2014 and has been working in the Indy scene ever since. Recent Stage Management Credits include; "Peter Fechter: 59 minutes" and "Hot mess" (Cardiac Theatre), "Much Ado About Nothing" (Thou art Here Theatre), "Perception" and "La Raccourcie" (L’UniThéâtre) In the world of Sound Design she was recently co-nominated for her sound design work on ""Peter Fechter: 59 minutes" she is also very proud of her work on "The Unsyncables" (Dammitammy Productions), and "Le Dragon" (Théâtre à l’ouest). 


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