Big Shot

Big Shot

by Jon Lachlan Stewart

January 12–22, 2012

You literally cannot take your eyes off him. Stewart is a mass of creative energy - SEE Magazine
Big Shot

Alone on the Vancouver Skytrain, a young boy obsessed with the action films in his city begins to recreate a brutal tragedy he witnessed while going home. He pitches the horrific event to you, the audience, as the greatest movie ever made, weaving in and out of the various characters involved: a recovering heroin addict from east Hastings, a seventy-year-old Japanese pickpocket, the officer who committed the act, an abandoned mother, and the mysterious filmmaker inspired by the terrible tragedy. This fast-paced, thrilling play for one actor returns to Edmonton after four years of touring.

Starring: Jon Lachlan Stewart • Director: Georgina Beaty • Set /Projection Design: Paul Bezaire • Set/Lighting Design: Cory Sincennes • Sound Designer: Dave Clarke • Stage Manager: Dana Strauss

 “Words just don’t do it justice. See this play.” -SEE Magazine

Presented as part of The Roxy Performance Series, sponsored by Imperial Equities

*Photo by Mat Simpson

January 12–22, 2012

Previews January 10
Opening January 12




Jon Lachlan Stewart is a playwright, performer, composer, sound designer, and director. Plays include Little Room (nominated for two Edmonton sterling awards) Grumplestock’s (co-written and published with the NextFest anthology), Twisted Thing (honorable mention, Larry Corse world-wide playwriting contest), Eleanor, The City Green (Walking Fish Festival), The Gooble Portrait (in production in 2012 with Theatre la Seizieme), The Survival of Pigeons as Studied by Human Lovers, Dog (nominated for six Edmonton Sterlings, including Best New Play, winner of Best Independent Production), and Keeping Peace. Acting credits include The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (Citadel Theatre), Guys and Dolls, Richard III (Studio 58), The Palace Grand (understudy, Electric Company), The Play About the Baby (Theatre Network), Assassins (Studio Theatre), Whale Riding Weather (Zee Zee), Ecran Fumee, Flocons Pour Alicia (Seizieme), Fraises en Janvier (LuniTheatre), and the Blue Light (Keyano), as well as many Surreal SoReal productions. Jon is currently at work on three commissions for new plays with The Citadel Theatre, Shadow Theatre, and Teatro la Quindicina, all out of Edmonton. Jon has worked under the instruction of Vern Thiessen, Chris Craddock, and Daniel MacIvor, in various workshops. This year, Jon is excited to be assistant directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Citadel Theatre, as a part of the Citadel Robbins Academy, and sound designing for Shadow Theatre’s production of The Country. Jon has also been nominated for two Vancouver Jessies for his acting, and is co-artistic director of Surreal SoReal theatre with Vincent Forcier. Jon is a graduate of Studio 58, Vancouver.



After 8 happy seasons as the Technical Director for Theatre Network at the (pre-fire) Roxy theatre Paul felt a need to do some touring and so, when the opportunity to Stage Manage for The Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s arose Paul jumped at it. Having now toured 2 shows across Canada, the US and throughout 5 countries in Europe the need to tour is really being satisfied. Theatre Network isn’t completely out of Paul’s blood stream however, so whenever the opportunity arises to come back he does. “It has been an enormous pleasure to work with this team again! Thanks Theatre Network!”



Cory is an award winning designer, currently residing in Charlottetown, PEI. His set, costume and lighting designs have received both national and international recognition. His work has been seen throughout Canada, as well as throughout Europe and Russia. Cory earned a degree in Architectural Studies from Carleton University before studying design at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto. He also holds a MFA in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta. Recent Designs: EVANANGELINE, BITTERGIRL THE MUSICAL (Charlottetown Festival) LIBERATION DAYS (Theatre Calgary/WCT), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, LES MISERABLES (WCT); MARY POPPINSNEXT TO NORMAL, (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre); MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, VENUS IN FUR, ROMEO AND JULIET, SPAMALOT, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Citadel); LAST 5 YEARS, MICHEL AND TI-JEAN, and LET THE LIGHT OF DAY THROUGH (Theatre Network).



Dave is a musician, actor and writer.  He has composed music and produced sound designs for theatre, film, dance and multi-media for three decades. Recent designs include MOVING ALONG (Theatre Network), 6.0 HEAP & PEBBLE (Northern Light Theatre) and EVIE’S WALTZ (Shadow Theatre). Other projects include THE MISSIONARY POSITION (University of Alberta),  a soundtrack for the feature film THE PHARMACIST and a family musical about a profoundly deaf mother with a hearing son based on his own experience entitled SONGS MY MOTHER NEVER SUNG ME. Dave is the co-writer and composer for the animated cartoons at He is also the sound guy for CBC Radio’s THE IRRELEVANT SHOW. Dave has won several awards for his work, including Sterling Awards for Outstanding Score (DOG, Surreal SoReal Theatre), Musical Direction (ILSA, QUEEN OF THE NAZI LOVE CAMP) and Sound (SHAKESPEARE’S WILL, VIMY, THE ECSTATICS).