Imagine if David Lynch or Frank Kafka travelled deep into the coulees of Saskatchewan and gave us their warped insight into modern day palaeontology. A palaeontologist, a landowner, a defrocked minister, and his sister are linked through the discovery and subsequent excavation of a T-Rex dinosaur. This new play by Eugene Stickland (A Guide to Morning and Midlife) is a bold prairie gothic exploring the virtues of science vs. religion, procreation vs. extinction, and our search for meaningful relationships.
Starring: Caroline Livingstone, Jeff Page, Steve Pirot and John Wright
Composer and Pianist: Roger Admiral
Directed by: Bradley Moss
Dramaturg: James DeFelice
Set, Properties and Lighting Designer: Raymond Spittal
Costume Designer: Leona Brausen
MultiMedia Design: Ian Jackson
Stage Manager: Gina Moe
Production Manager: Gina Puntil
Special Effects: Bob David
Head Technician and Special Effects Technician: Kevin Humphrey
CAST & CREW
Caroline’s favourite credits include A DYBBUK FOR TWO, HOUSE OF SACRED COWS (Northern Light Theatre), STOP KISS (Kill Your Television), MARION BRIDGE, EXCAVATIONS, MOM DAD I’M LIVING WITH A WHITE GIRL (Theatre Network), CRUEL TEARS , COSI, WIZARD OF OZ (Globe Theatre), MAMA MIA! ME A MAMA? (Big Mama Productions) and ELEKTRA, THE ABUNDANCE TRILOGY,SONGS FOR SINNERS (Catalyst Theatre) ROUGH CROSSING (Theatre Calgary ). When Caroline is not acting she directs, most recently voice overs for Jade Empire a game produced and created by BioWare, an Edmonton based video game company . Enjoy the show
Jeff returns to Theatre Network for his seventh collaboration with Bradley Moss. They have previously worked together on HOSANNA, EXCAVATIONS, FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN, LAWRENCE AND HOLLOMAN, PILEDRIVER, and A GUIDE TO MOURNING. For the past three seasons, Jeff has worked at the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, where he played Torvald Helmer in A DOLL’S HOUSE, Mr. Dussel in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and Caliban in THE TEMPEST. Locally, he has recently appeared in SEE HOW THEY RUN at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre, LOVE’S LABOURS LOST, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and TWELFTH NIGHT with the River City Shakespeare Festival, and will be seen later this spring in PRIVATE LIVES at Northern Light Theatre.
Steve is an Edmonton based theatre artist and administrator. As either an actor, director, or playwright, or he has worked for most every professional theatre company in Edmonton. He began his career with Rapid Fire Theatre’s sketch comedy shenanigans THE 11:02 SHOW with which he was a performer and writer for four years. His formal education includes a BA Drama and a BFA Acting both from the University of Alberta. One of his BFA classmates was his brother-in-arms Christopher Craddock with whom he fought constantly and forged the bitter bitter combative relationship that continues to this day. He also trained in Winnipeg with Primus Theatre for a brief time. He is not a suspicious character but often plays one on stage. He has been nominated for some awards. His written work has been presented by Azimuth Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, interFear Arts Festival, and the Edgewise Ensemble. He has been Festival Director for NextFest: Syncrude Next Generation Arts Festival since 2001 and co-Artistic Producer for Azimuth Theatre since 2004. He hopes you enjoy the show and thanks you for your attention to work by local creators.
A 35 year Veteran of the Canadian Stage, John has appeared across the country from Halifax’s Neptune Theatre to the Vancouver Playhouse.
2006-2009 theatrical engagements include TITUS ANDRONICUS and A COMEDY OF ERRORS for the FreeWill Shakespeare Festival, PALACE OF THE END for Theatre Network, FIRE for CanStage and The Citadel, YHE MIGHTY CARLINS for Workshop West, STILL DESIRE YOU for WCTC and Alberta Theatre Projects. THE WINTERS TALE and TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA for the RiverCity Shakespeare Festival, THE FLYFISHER’S COMPANION for Shadow Theatre, OLIVER and A CHRISTMAS CAROL for The Citadel Theatre and OF MICE AND MEN for Theatre Calgary and CanStage.
He is also a regular TV and Film performer whose credits include CBC OPENING NIGHT, CHASING THE CHAMELEON, MENTORS, MACGYVER, THE BEACHCOMERS, DANGER BAY, RAY BRADBURY THEATRE, SMALL SACRIFICES and the features DEADLY ARRANGEMENT, WALLS and THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES.
A four time Sterling Award winner, John is delighted to be back with the TN Team.
Bradley is an MFA graduate in directing from the University Alberta. He joined Theatre Network in 1996 to create the multidisciplinary emerging artist festival – Nextfest. In 2014 Bradley accepted the dual role of Artistic & Executive Director for Theatre Network. Some recent productions include: BED AND BREAKFAST, THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER, MINERVA – QUEEN OF THE HANDCUFFS, INFINITY, The Sterling Award Winning Production IRMA VOTH, BUST, GORDON, RED, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ARMSTRONG’S WAR, the Governor General Nominated THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF BERNICE TRIMBLE, the Sterling Award Winning LITTLE ONE, DRIVING MISS DAISY, the Governor General Award Winning PIG GIRL, the Sterling Award Winning LET THE LIGHT OF DAY THROUGH, WHERE THE BLOOD MIXES, IN ON IT, MOVING ALONG, TWELFTH NIGHT, PUBLIC SPEAKING, DOG, THUNDERSTICK, BUDDY, ALIAS GODOT, MISERY, CLOSER AND CLOSER APART, the Sterling Award Winning SUMMER OF MY AMAZING LUCK, TRUE WEST, GIRL IN THE GOLDFISH BOWL, HOSANNA, MARION BRIDGE, A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, the Sterling Award Winning glam rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and HIGH LIFE.
Eugene Stickland is the award-winning author of several frequently produced plays, most notably SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED and A GUIDE TO MOURNING, which were written during a decade long residency with Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary. His play EXCAVATIONS won the Alberta Playwriting Award and received its premiere production at Theatre Network in 2002. Eugene is the current board president of the Alberta Playwrights Network. He lives in Calgary with his daughter Johanna and writes a feature column for the Calgary Herald.
For Theatre Network, James has directed the Canadian premiere of Nicholas Wright’s VINCENT AND BRIXTON and has served as production dramaturg for Eugene Stickland’s EXCAVATIONS and Chris Craddock’s SUMMER OF MY AMAZING LUCK. This season he played Salter in Trunk Theatre’s production of A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill and directed Michael Melski’s THE FLY FISHER’S COMPANION for Shadow Theatre.
In the past few seasons Leona has designed costumes for Theatre Network’s productions of EXCAVATIONS, PERFECT PIE and ALL CLEAR. Other recent credits include HONOUR, THE ODD COUPLE, THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST, THE GLACE BAY MINERS’ MUSEUM and THE LAST TRAIN, all for Shadow Theatre,The Citadel Theatre’s HOMEWARD BOUND; THE MARGIN OF THE SKY, SKIRTS ON FIRE, THE VILE GOVERNESS and PITH for Teatro la Quindicina; Leona recently returned from performing in Winnipeg and New York in PITH and she will design and perform in that companies upcoming production of FEVERLAND. Leona is a regular cast member of Edmonton’s on-going weekly soap opera DIE-NASTY.
Ian is delighted to be back at Theatre Network. Last year he got work on the incredible IRMA VOTH where he won a Sterling award. His past work at the Roxy was in 2009 on POSTER BOYS and BUDDY. Ian is an accomplished photographer and burgeoning videographer. Ian will always be grateful to Bradley Moss and the Network team for helping him win an unexpected Sterling Award in the early 2000s.
Recent Stage Management credits include: THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER and THE LAST FIVE YEARS for Theatre Network; OH CHRISTMAS TREE for the Roxy Series; THE COLOR PURPLE for The Citadel Theatre; THE BAD SEED, SHOCKER’S DELIGHT and THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK for Teatro La Quindicina; and WITCH HUNT AT THE STRAND for Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre.
This is Gina’s second season back out in the freelance world of stage management. She is delighted to be on familiar territory for her first official apprenticing gig – a full circle moment. Gina was Theatre Network’s production manager from 2000 to 2004 giving her some of her favorite productions under her belt (A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, VINCENT AND BRIXTON, FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN, LAWRENCE AND HOLLOMAN, …). She has also been the production manager for NEXTFEST for the past five years – a festival that takes place in June right where you are sitting. Other Select credits include BITCHSLAP! and the Tranny Trilogy, TRANNY GET YOUR GUN, L’IL ORPHAN TRANNY and TRANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Guys in Disguise) THE BLACK RIDER: THE CASTING OF THE MAGIC BULLETS (November Theatre), THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF MARY JANE MOSQUITO (Concrete Theatre) and looks forward to THE ANGER OF ERNEST AND ERNESTINE with George and Sharla and DRUNKEN F*CKER (Ground Zero, April 2006).