Stevie and Darryll are laying awake in their double bed, staring up at the dark ceiling. They can’t sleep because they’re waiting for their dad to tell them a story about Justin Crocodile Face and the jungle swamp. They wait. And wait. World-famous novelist Jed McGriffen can’t tuck his boys in tonight because he’s stuck in dream. As he travels through a sequence of memories, he converses with Jesus and the devil, and searches for any sign of hope. Written and performed by two of Alberta’s finest award-winning actors, Faithless is engaging, heart-warming and laugh-out-loud funny.
Starring: Steve Pirot and Chris Craddock
Director: Marianne Copithorne
Sound Designer: Aaron Macri
Lighting Designer: Kerem Cetinel
Stage Manager: Shauna Murphy
CAST & CREW
Marianne is delighted to be able to return to Theatre Network and collaborate with this fabulous team of creative artists on Hannah Moscovitch’s WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW. Previous directing credits with Theatre Network include COMMUNION by Daniel MacIvor, CHOKE by Cathleen Rootsaert, THE WOMAN IN BLACK by Stephen Mallatratt, and PERFECT PIE, PALACE OF THE END and HABITAT by Judith Thompson. Marianne is currently Artistic Director of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and will celebrate her eleventh year in that position this coming summer. She is a graduate of the BFA Acting and MFA Directing programs at the University of Alberta, and teaches Theatre Arts students acting at Grant MacEwan University. Much love and thanks to Bradley Moss.
Aaron Macri is an award-winning composer, sound designer, sound recordist, mixer, live technician, and multi-instrumentalist. Aaron composed songs and music for the Dora Award-winning Musical Comedy BOYGROOVE and won a GLAAD media award for BASH’D! A GAY RAP OPERA in 2007. He was nominated for an AMPIA award for music for seasons one and three of the sketch TV show CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN NUTS, broadcast nationally on APTN. He has also received AMPIA nominations for his music on the feature length film TRUCK STOP BLOODSUCKERS on Bite TV, the first season of the series TINY PLASTIC MEN on Super Channel & both the pilot of & first season of DELMER & MARTA on APTN.
Kerem chose to study theatre design in Edmonton after working as a dancer, choreographer, production manager, stage technician and earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. After finishing his MFA Theatre Design degree with his thesis production A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (set, costume and lighting design), Kerem designed costumes and lights for SCYTHE (Dammitdance Theatre), lighting design for HANSEL AND GRETEL (Opera Nuova), set and costume design for ONLY DRUNKS AND CHILDREN TELL THE TRUTH (Keyano Theatre), production designs for HAMLET (Theatre Prospero), CHEECH (Mutts Nuts Theatre), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Kill Your Television Theatre) and HELEN’S NECKLACE (Shadow Theatre). Some of his previous work abroad include working as the resident lighting designer of Istanbul International Jazz Festival (summer 2004) and designing set and lighting for SEZ (Laboratuar Performance Arts Company – Istanbul), a contemporary dance performance commissioned by World Architecture Congress 2005. Kerem is very excited about revisiting this amazing show, FAITHLESS, and its talented team, in this beautiful theatre.
Kerem’s lighting design for A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, has been chosen and displayed in the gallery exhibit of World Stage Design 2005 (12-19 March 2005, Toronto), one of the 3 lighting designs representing Canada in the exhibition.
Shauna’s first Theatre Network show as Stage Manager was Marty Chan’s, Mom, Dad I’m living with a White Girl, and she is happy to be back working with the lovely people at Network. She gained her appreciation of theatre via the Theatre Arts program at the University of Lethbridge. After graduating in 1994, Shauna returned home to Edmonton and began work in the community as both a Stage Manager and a technician. Since then, she is privileged to have worked with the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, St. Albert International Children’s Festival, Workshop West, Northern Light Theatre, Rapid Fire Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, Kill Your Television, Guys in Disguise, Firefly Theatre, Azimuth Theatre, and on many delightful co-ops. Shauna is also a member of both Equity and IATSE local 210. Thanks to Chris and Brad, and special thanks to her daughter Sydney for all of the support throughout her career…Enjoy.