YOU ARE HERE
November 28-30, 2013
YOU ARE HERE is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency, http://www.garygoddardagency.com.
*Please note that there will be a short 10 minute intermission during our performance. We thank you in advance for being mindful of time.
Note from the Playwright:
“When I was a kid I read a story about a man who died and was forced to watch his life over again like a film, in real time, with him as the only viewer. That idea stayed with me and is central to Allison’s journey in You Are Here. Her dilemma is one I try to remember daily – we may get to revisit our lives many times, but we only get to make the choices we make once. Choose well.”
-Daniel MacIvor (sent to EP before we opened, with best wishes)
YOU ARE HERE would like to thank. . .
all of our families and friends for their love, patience and support; Daniel MacIvor and his agency for allowing us to share this incredible story (thank you); the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council, all of the gang at Sobeys MM; to Katie, Aiden, Karl, Joanne and the ACC crew for their help and kindness; everyone who performed or volunteered at EP’s fundraiser events + to those who helped spread the word about our shows (thanks to Gene Browne and The Levee, Emily Elizabeth Locke, Selina Boland, Mike Smith, Bradley Mercer, Tristan Woodworth-Lynas + Evan Mercer); Grant Loveys; Jill Willcott; George and Thomasine Mercer; Alex Stoddard; The Muse (David Maher + Shannon Page); The Independent + Alyson Samson; Angela Antle + CBC WAM; Kevin and Anne Woolridge; The Scope; Gordon Jones; Tara Bradbury + The Telegram; SJIWFF; and endless thanks to YOU for joining us! We hope you enjoy and join us for another EP show!
An extra shoutout to all of the local theatre companies and artists who create amazing work and inspire/support ours. #CoSupportYo #WeHeartsTheArts
CAST & CREW
Kimberley Drake has been acting for ten years but hasn’t always been a fan of the stage. When she was little she would hide behind her mom and shy away from any type of public speaking. Now, she won’t shut up! Her credits include shows such as Avenue Q (Trekkie Monster), The Seagull (Masha), The Shape of Things (Jenny), and Shakespeare’s Richard 111 (Queen Elizabeth) and much more. Kim also has experience in film, television, and has worked with theatre companies from Newfoundland to South Korea. She is a proud co-founder of Engine Productions and is thrilled to be acting in one of her favourite shows You Are Here with such a talented cast! She wants to send a shout out to her Korean cat, Toki, for keeping her warm and cozy with his cuddles while she learned her lines.
Shawn Parsons is thrilled to be speaking to you in the third person, and for the opportunity to work with a great group of people at engine productions. Throughout his acting “career” he has had the opportunity to take on some challenging and memorable roles such as Trina in Bed, Breakfast and Beyond (GBRTF), Caliban in The Tempest (Theatre at Grenfell), Cloth in Creon (Nightswimming Theatre, Toronto), and hostage who was held up in the police station by Luis Guzman on Republic of Doyle (CBC). Enjoy the show! (No, I mean it, I really do!)
Rob Kean has been active in the local community theatre scene for the past few years. Most recently he performed in the Shakespeare By the Sea Festival’s production of ‘Julius Caesar’ in Bannerman Park. He is very pleased to have been given an opportunity to work with the talented folks at Engine Productions. Enjoy the show!
Laura Huckle is a 25 year old actor originally from England. Laura has resided in Newfoundland since 2006 and graduated in 2010 with a BFA from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Laura is a co-founder of Engine Productions and is very excited to be performing in and producing this production. Past credits include: Lydia Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Calgary/NAC), Evelyn in The Shape of Things (Engine Productions), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The New World Theatre Project) and Sarah in Winter (The Gros Morne Theatre Festival.)
Ross Moore When he’s not busy not finishing screenplays, Ross is a part-time student by day and a full-time vampire hunter/time traveller by night. Recent selected credits: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Graveyard Shift), The Seagull (Open Theatre), Saner and Buzzy (RCAT), The Shape of Things (Engine), Hamlet (SBTS).
Issa Russell was born, raised and trained here in Newfoundland. Taking on the role of Diane Drake, this is Issa’s second time working with Engine Productions, (C2C Presents 4play, 2013), but her first time doing a full-scale show with the group and she’s pretty thrilled about the company she is keeping. Some of her previous stage credits include: Miss Anne – Curious Case in the Colony; Ophelia – Hamlet; Nastasha – The Three Sisters; Pope Joan – Top Girls. I want to thank EP for this opportunity as well as the collective cast for a million laughs, Kevin for his passion and Cindy for her endless dedication. Lastly, Alex Stoddard for being incredibly supportive -you’re appreciated! All of the love!
Michael Rhodri Smith is living and acting in St. John’s. Past credits include “The Fights” – Rabbittown Theatre Company, “The Ismene Project” – Rabbittown Theatre Company & MUN Drama, “1762 & Treasure Cove“ – Torbay Theatre, “The Shape of Things” – Engine Productions, “Calm Air” – Arts and Culture Centre, “Short & Queer Theatre Festival” – Engine Productions, “Song of the Mermaid” – Graveyard Shift Production.
Evan Mercer acts sometimes. This is one of those times.
Kevin Woolridge is an actor/writer/musician from Goulds. Selected credits include: as director: Saner and Buzzy (RCAT), Wonderizer (Chris Kirby), Tale of Two Idiots (GBRTF), The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona (SBTS); as assistant director: Guys and Dolls (TNL); as musical director: Accordion Dreams (GBRTF), Salt Water in my Socks, Neddy Norris Nights (TNL), As You Like It (SWGC). Some favourite acting roles include: Nipper in Easy Down Easy (GBRTF), Jerome in Afterimage (Artistic Fraud), Thomas in The Nobleman’s Wedding (Rising Tide) and Dr. Horrible in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog (Hann Made Productions). Kevin’s first novel, The Man with the Hole in His Head, is available from Engen Books.
Director’s Note: “This is the kind of play that every director wants to work on, and I’m eternally grateful to the cast and crew for allowing me the opportunity. You have been fearless and genuine and that’s all that a director can ask for. Rehearsing a play is a journey of constant discovery, and that might seem cliche, but it’s the truth. It may be weeks before everything becomes clear. Especially with a story that is so rich in emotion. We could have spent months rehearsing this show; slowly peeling back layers and layers just to find more layers underneath. But it’s time for the final piece to fall into place, the last part of the show: and that’s our dear audience. I’m looking forward to watching each night along with you as Alison’s life unfolds.
A special thanks to Engine Productions for trusting me with this work and a very special thanks to our stage manager Cindy Stone, who has been a constant pillar during this process. Enjoy the show!”
Cindy Stone is back in St. John’s after spending her summer managing stages at the Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival. Past credits include: Rum and Vodka, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Say Nothing Saw Wood (GYS); Merchant of Venice, Henry IV (NWTP); The Fights (RTC). She is thrilled to be a part of this Engine Productions.
Jenn Brown is a director/actor/producer from Upper Amherst Cove, NL and is proudly one of the co-foundersof Engine Productions. Jenn holds a BFA (Theatre) from Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus and she shares her time working in both theatre and film. Jenn just finished working with Republic of Doyle and the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and is about to become busy preparing for the Queer Theatre Festival, the only queer-arts festival in the province which she created in 2012.
Daniel MacIvor was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1962. He is a stalwart of the Canadian theatre scene, having written and directed numerous award-winning productions including See Bob Run, Wild Abandon, 2-2-Tango, This Is A Play, The Soldier Dreams, You Are Here, How It Works, A Beautiful View, Communion, Bingo! and his work has been translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, German and Japanese. From 1987 to 2007 with Sherrie Johnson he ran da da kamera, a respected international touring company which brought his work to Australia, the UK and extensively throughout the US and Canada. With long time collaborator Daniel Brooks, he created the solo performances House, Here Lies Henry, Monster, Cul-de-sac and This is What Happens Next.
Daniel won a GLAAD Award and a Village Voice Obie Award in 2002 for his play In On It, which was presented at PS 122 in New York. His play Marion Bridge received its off- Broadway premiere in New York in October of 2005. In 2006, Daniel received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for his collection of plays I Still Love You. In 2007, his play His Greatness won the Jessie Richardson Award for Best New Play in Vancouver. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Siminovitch prize in Theatre.
Also a filmmaker, Daniel has written and directed the feature films Past Perfect, Wilby Wonderful and the short films Permission and Until I Hear From You, and he is the writer of the feature films Trigger, Marion Bridge and co-writer (with Amnon Buchbinder) of Whole New Thing. Currently, Daniel divides his time between Toronto and Avondale, Nova Scotia and he is playwright in residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. www.danielmacivor.com
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