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    UBC Theatre & Film presents LION IN THE STREETS BY JUDITH THOMPSON

    Theatre & Film 60th Anniversary! 

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    Directed by Michelle Thorne

    mfa directing student

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    Featuring:

    Cassandra Bourchier

    Monica Bowman

    Drew Carlson

    Hayden Davies

    Daelyn Lester-Serafini

    Jodi Margit

    Drew Ogle

    Sophia Paskalidis

    Caleb Pleasure

    Anni Ramsay

    Laura Reynolds

    Connor Riopel

    Rafael Ruiz

    Lorenzo Tesler-Mabe

    Elizabeth Young

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    Jan 17-feb 2, 2019

    telus studio Theatre, UBC

UBC THEATRE & FILM PRESENTS LION IN THE STREETSON THE SUBJECT

THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & FILM AT UBC PRESENTSLION IN THE STREETS BY JUDITH THOMPSON

Directed by MFA Directing Student Michelle Thorne

Award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s seminal play, Lion in the Streets (1990), is a cumulative play whose central character, Isobel, is the ghost of a murdered, nine-year-old Fillipina.  Returning to the neighbourhood seventeen years after her death, young Isobel drops into the lives of her neighbours and reveals the hauntingly raw underbelly of human nature.  Ultimately hopeful, Lion in the Streets devours with devastating beauty. *

*Contains adult themes and language and therefore may not be suitable for younger audiences

Cast:

Isobel Sophia Paskalidis; Sue Cassandra Bourchier; Isobel’s Father/Ron/Midnight Man Rafael Ruiz; Bill/Ben Hayden Davies; Laura/Sherry Daelyn Lester-Serafini; George Drew Ogle; Lily/Ellen Monica Bowman; Jill/Scarlett Elizabeth Young; Rhonda Drew Carlson; Joanne Laura Reynolds; Rachel/Christine Anni Ramsay; Scalato/PTA Parent/Rodney Caleb Pleasure; Timmy/David/Michael Connor Riopel; Martin/Father Hayes/Edward Lorenzo Tesler-Mabe; Nellie/PTA Parent/Joan Jodi Margit

Designers and Stage Management:

Costume Design Alice Jiang; Scenic Design Emily Dotson; Lighting Design Rachel Shaen; Sound Design YuYu Ogido; Stage Manager Emily Spencer

Media Requests:

Andrea Rabinovitch
Office: 604.822.3723, Cell: 604.314.3905
andrea.rabinovitch@ubc.ca

Performances:

January 17-February 2, 2019, 7:30 pm. Show runs Wed.- Sat.

Preview: January 16
Opening Night Reception: January 17
Post-show Talkback: January 24
Wine/Show pairings by alumna Barbara Phillip MW at the Chan Centre Bar.

Telus Studio Theatre
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd.
Wayfinding: http://maps.ubc.ca

Tickets:

SINGLE TICKETS: Adults: $24.50. Seniors: $16.50. Students: $11.50, Youth: $5
Box office: 604.822.2678, box.office@ubc.ca or ubctheatretickets.com

 

Michelle Thorne

Director, LION IN THE STREETSMichelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne is an award-winning, multi-disciplined theatre artist originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta. Thorne began her professional training at the Keyano Visual and Performing Arts program and completed her BFA in Theatre Performance from The University of Lethbridge. Thorne is the original Artistic Director and co-founder of Theatre; Just Because, where she directed Louis and Dave, The Most Massive Woman Wins, Fanny and Manny Tie the Knot, The Awesome 80s Prom, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Wresting Play. Most recently Thorne led and directed Bugsy Malone Jr. for the Keyano Theatre Drama Force Summer Youth Intensive Program. Other directorial credits include Steel Magnolias (Keyano Theatre Stage 2 Series), The Other Side of the Pole (Keyano Theatre), The Creation of the World (commissioned for the 2015 Arctic Winter Games), Great Slave Lake, and Tuesdays and Sundays (UBC). 

 

Peter Loeffler

playwright JUDITH THOMPSONLION IN THE STREETS

Judith Clare ThompsonOC (born September 20, 1954) is a Canadian playwright who lives in Toronto, Ontario. She has twice been awarded the Governor General's Award for drama, and is the recipient of many other awards including the Order of Canada, the Walter Carsen Performing Arts Award, the Toronto Arts Award, The Epilepsy Ontario Award, The B'nai B'rith Award, the Dora, the Chalmers, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award (a global competition for the best play written by a woman in the English Language) and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, both for Palace of the End, which premiered at Canadian Stage, and has been produced all over the world in many languages. She has received honorary doctorates from Thorneloe University and, in Nov. 2016, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Lion in the Streets (1990) uses a structure similar to Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde to follow violent and cruel impulses from one character to another, a route which the ghost of a young murdered girl, Isobel, uses to track down her killer. A penultimate scene which Thompson cut after the first workshop production of the play, was restored for the 1999 Theatre Kingston production, and Thompson has since then included the scene in published editions of the play as one of two alternative versions. Productions of the play have been held in a wide variety of North American locations, including Toronto, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Portland and Vancouver, but also Łódź, Poland. In 1991, Thompson adapted and directed Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler for the Shaw Festival. A remount of Thompson's adaptation appeared at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2005. Her adaptation was also performed at the Mainline Theatre in Montreal in February 2008. Her translation of Serge Boucher's Motel Hélène appeared at the Tarragon Theatre in 2001.

From Wikipedia.

 

 

LION IN THE STREETSADVANCE PHOTOS

 

LION IN THE STREETSdesign portfolio

 

 

LION IN THE STREETSTHE COMPANY

THE CAST & creative team

THE CAST:

Sophia Paskalidis Isobel
Cassandra Bourchier Sue
Rafael Ruiz Isobel’s Father/Ron/Midnight Man
Hayden Davies Bill/Ben
Daelyn Lester-Serafini Laura/Sherry
Drew Ogle George
Monica Bowman Lily/Ellen
Elizabeth Young Jill/Scarlett
Drew Carlson Rhonda
Laura Reynolds Joanne
Anni Ramsay Rachel/Christine
Caleb Pleasure Scalato/PTA Parent/Rodney
Lorenzo Tesler-Mabe Martin/Father Hayes/Edward
Connor Riopel David/Timmy/Michael
Jodi Margit Nellie/PTA Parent/Joan

CREATIVE TEAM:

Emily Dotson Scenic Designer
Darci Carrier Assistant Scenic Designer
Jane Li Assistant Scenic Designer

Rachel Shaen Lighting Designer
Fiona Fan Assistant Lighting Designer
Jacob Wan Assistant Lighting Designer
Evan Ren Head Electrician
Amanda Parafina Lighting Board Operator

Alice Jiang Costume Designer
Jacqueline Wax Assistant Costume Designer
Sherry Yang Assistant Costume Designer

YuYu Ogido Sound Designer
Chloe Wai Assistant Sound Designer

Emily Spencer Stage Manager
Megan Fass Assistant Stage Manager
Linh Le Assistant Stage Manager

ADVISORS AND PRODUCTION TEAM

Borja Brown Production Manager
Cam Cronin Administrator
Madeleine Molgat Laurin Technical Director
Jim Fergusson Stage & LX Specialist
Lynn Burton Head of Properties
Jodi Jacyk Head of Wardrobe
Tony Koelwyn Audience Services
Andrea Rabinovitch Marketing
Shelby Shukaliak Marketing Support
Lianne Crowe Cultural Consultant
Willow Eady Cultural Consultant

Marijka Asbeek Brusse Stage Management Advisor
Stephen Malloy MFA Directing Advisor
Brad Powers MFA Technical Direction Advisor
Patrick Rizzotti Scenic Design Advisor
Robert Gardiner Lighting and Production Advisor
Carmen Alatorre Costume Design Advisor
Patrick Pennefather Sound Design Advisor
Gayle Murphy BFA Acting Advisor
Sheila Langston Vocal Coach
Raphael Wagner Singing Coach
Adam Henderson Dialect Coach
Cathy Burnett Movement Coach
Ryan McNeill Bolton Fight Director
Mike Kovac Fight Director

STUDENT PRODUCTION CREW

The sets, props, costumes and lighting are built, painted and installed by UBC Theatre Design and Production students.

Hannah Abbott
Samaya Al Daker
Luis Bellassai Gauto
Darci Carrier
Erika Champion
Emily Chen
Emily Chen
Joy Cheng
Kallista Dittrick-Katevatis
Fiona Fan
Megan Fass
Zoe Feng
Liz Gao
Gemma Harris
Yuki Hori
Mai Inagaki
Anita Jian
Alice Jiang
Mikaela Joy Kawaley-Lathan
Brenna Kwon
Zach Labrie
Samantha Lam
Rebekah Lazar
Linh Le
Zach Levis
Candice Li
Jane Li
Yiyan Li
Zifei Liu
Crystal Luo
Zhuoyan Ma
Mahshid Maleki
Owen Marmorek
Celeste Mol
Madeleine Molgat Laurin
Camila Muñoz Becerra
Yuyu Ogido
Sandy Park
Andrew Pye
Evan Ren
Mira Robinson
Alexandria Rodriques
Lukya Rong
Rebecca Scherman
Rachel Shaen
Rachel Shim
Amber Smith
Rafael Souza Lopes
Emily Spencer
Betsy Sun
Vanessa Tang
Si Ying Rachel Tao
John Tolton
Cecilia Vadalà
Chloe Wai
Jacob Lok-Ting Wan
Jacqueline Wax
Kai Wong
Rachel Wong
Sherry Yang
Yuliya Yugay
Yuxin Zhang
Angela Zhu

UBC DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & FILM STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION

Stephen Heatley Department Head
Cam Cronin Department Administrator
Ian Patton Academic Administrator
Zanna Downes Theatre and Film Production Graduate Secretary
Karen Tong Theatre and Film Studies Graduate Secretary
Borja Brown Manager, Technical Theatre Production
Jim Fergusson Stage and Lighting Specialist
Keith Smith Stage and Lighting Specialist
Lynn Burton Properties Specialist
Jodi Jacyk Head of Wardrobe, Costume Specialist
Tony Koelwyn Theatre at UBC Audience Services
Andrea Rabinovitch Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Linda Fenton-Malloy Web Developer
Sarah Crauder Film Program Administrator
Stuart McFarlane Film Equipment Manager
Dmitri Lennikov Visual Resource Librarian

CREATIVE COLLABORATORS

Jonathan Wood Graphic Designer
Javier Sotres Photography Advance Promotional and Dress Rehearsal Photography
Sherry Yang Showcase Display