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Judith Thompson's Theatre Workshops Premier Play "Catastrophe"

Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Professor Judith Thompson's theatre workshops (THST3190 and THST4190) are premiering their play, Catastrophe over Youtube on December 10th at 7pm. The play, partly written and directed by Thompson, stars students from both her undergraduate theatre workshops and runs for two weeks. As the term progressed students contributed valuable ideas and text to their characters, fixed inconsistencies, and through their sensitive performances, inspired Judith to deepen the work, leading to the final production.
 
Cast List (in order of narrative): 
 
Evelyne Goulet..................Bianca (Everest)
Chris Theys.......................Kari (Fort Mac Fires)
Mathilda Colins.................Helena (Mt St. Helen's Volcano)
Emma Vanderkuyl.............Maggie (Hurricane Katrina)
Megan Van Der Merwe.....Maeve (Black Plague)
Emily Brown......................Claire (1918 Spanish Flu)
Mitchell Wilson.................Dimitri (Chernobyl)
Ally Keilhaur......................Coraline (Halifax Explosion)
Colleen Moodie.................Mac (Andes Plane Crash)
 
Director & Writer: Judith Thompson
Stage Manager & Teaching Assistant: Erin Rose Christopherson

 

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