Flora & Fawna’s Fieldtrip! (with Fleurette)

Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette
Northern Light Theatre | Flora & Fawna's Fieldtrip with Fleurette

BY DARRIN HAGEN & TREVOR SCHMIDT

January 15 – 22, 2016
PCL Studio Theatre inside Fringe Theatre Adventures


“My mom says that there will always be conflict in our lives. No matter how nice and good and decent we are. My other mother says sometimes people treat you poopy for no reason.’ But she didn’t say poopy.”


Featuring: Darrin Hagen, Trevor Schmidt and Brian Dooley
Director, Set & Costumes: Trevor Schmidt
Lighting Design & Production Manager: Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull
Original Composition & Sound Design: Darrin Hagen
Costume Construction: Jamie Ireland
Stage Manager: Gina Puntil

Awards & Nominations

WINNER
Calgary Critic’s Award for Best Touring Production

NOMINATION
Best Male Actor in a Comedy — Betty Mitchell Theatre Awards
Trevor Schmidt

Best friends, Flora and Fawna (along with their pal, Fleurette) are creating a safe place for girls just like them by launching The NaturElles, a social group with a difference. Come inside the Magic Fairy Ring, and you’ll develop wilderness survival skills, collect badges, and learn new campfire songs.

No Mean Girls Allowed!

PLAYWRIGHT

Darrin Hagen

Playwright, Flora, Original Composition & Sound Design

Darrin Hagen

Playwright, Flora, Original Composition & Sound Design

Darrin is an award-winning playwright, composer and queer historian. He is the author of THE EDMONTON QUEEN, which won a Sterling Award and was published in book form by Brindle & Glass Publishing. Darrin is the Artistic Director of Guys In Disguise, marking over 30 years of creating drag comedies that have toured across North America. He has received 7 Sterling awards and over 40 nominations for his work in Edmonton theatre. Other plays by Darrin include BITCHSLAP!: THE NEO-NANCIES: HITLER’S KICKLINE; TORNADO MAGNET: A SALUTE TO TRAILER COURT WOMEN (published by Brindle & Glass), WITCH HUNT AT THE STRAND; BUDDY; WITH BELLS ON; and THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER (all nominated for the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding New Play.

Darrin has also teamed up with Trevor Schmidt to create FLORA & FLORA’S FIELD TRIP (WITH FLEURETTE) and FLORA & FAWNA HAVE BEAVER FEAVER (AND SO DOES FLEURETTE), PSYCHOBABBLE, 2 QUEENS & A JOKER, DRAGULA (now available as a radio play through Bandcamp), KLONDYKES, PREPARE FOR THE WORST!, PUCK BUNNIES, DON’T FROWN AT THE GOWN and the upcoming CRACK IN THE MIRROR.

Darrin has created sound and sometimes performed for many Northern Light Theatre productions going back 23 years, including CINDERELLA (THE REAL STORY), DOG’S TEMPER, METASTASIS, SPEECH AND DEBATE, 3 DIFFERENT HEAVENS, I GOOGLE MYSELF, BIFURIOUS, MOTEL HELL, MERCY OF A STORM, THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX,  CHRISTINA/PHILIPPE, DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME and most recently BARONESS BIANKA’S BLOODSONGS.

In 2005, Darrin was named one of 100 Edmontonians of the Century. To the best of his knowledge, he’s the only Drag Queen on that list. In 2017 he was named one of the most influential Alberta artists of the past 25 years.

Trevor Schmidt

Playwright, Fawna, Director, Set & Costumes

Trevor Schmidt

Playwright, Fawna, Director, Set & Costumes

Trevor has been the Artistic Director of Northern Light Theatre for the past 18 years, and involved with NLT for the past 27 years as a performer, director, designer, and playwright, as well as being a multiple Sterling award winner. He has been awarded three times for playwrighting, (THE WATERMELON GIRLS, CHANGE ROOM, and FLORA & FAWNA’S FIELD TRIP!), twice for directing (the Canadian premieres of THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE and Carol Anne Duffy’s THE WORLD’S WIFE) and received the Outstanding Fringe Performance award for the one-man show COFFEE DAD, CHICKEN MOM, AND THE FABULOUS BUDDHA BOI, penned by Nick Green, which toured to New York as part of the FRIGID FESTIVAL. His plays have been produced across Canada and far away as Australia (MABEL STARK!). He has created and choreographed a one-woman dance piece entitled MARKED for the Expanse Dance Festival that was extended and nominated for a Sterling award for Outstanding New Work. He was honored to be awarded for Outstanding Choreography for 6.0: HOW HEAP AND PEBBLE TOOK ON THE WORLD AND WON at the Betty Mitchell Theatre Awards in Calgary, and the DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction as part of the Mayor’s Evening for the Arts in Edmonton. He is an Artistic Associate of GUYS IN DISGUISE theatre company.


CAST & COMPANY

Brian Dooley

Fleurette

Brian Dooley

Fleurette

Brian is an award winning actor and producer.  During the last 35 years  Brian has worked throughout the country and abroad in a variety of media. Trained and educated at the National Theatre School and Bishop’s University, his past performances  for Northern Light Theatre include:  Mercy of a Storm,  Do This in Memory of Me,  The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux and Flora and Fauna.   Brian recently  relocated to Montreal but continues to hold  Edmonton and its community close at heart. He draws inspiration form Victor Banda’s fervent  message: “The theatre moves, illuminates, disquiets, disturbs, lifts the spirit, reveals, provokes and violates conventions. It is a conversation shared with society. Theatre is the first art to confront emptiness, shadows and silence to make words, movement, lights and life surge forth.

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull

Lighting Design & Production Manager

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull

Lighting Design & Production Manager

Adam is a multi-talented technician and theatre designer who works in set and lighting design and construction. He is sought-after as an artistic collaborator and his work has been seen on the stages for Northern Light Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Teatro la Quindicina, Fringe Theatre Adventures, L’UniThéâtre, Theatre Yes, multiple high school and performing arts groups, as well as trade shows and conventions. He has served as Production Manager and Site Technical Director for North America’s largest Fringe Festival, currently serves at the Technical Director and Production Manager at Northern Light Theatre. He is a multiple nominee for Sterling Awards.

Gina Puntil

Stage Manager

Gina Puntil

Stage Manager

Gina has been very involved with social active theatre in Alberta for the past seventeen years as a Stage Manager, Production Manager, Director, Teacher, and Mentor for young emerging artists.  For the past 8 years she has been working with the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre.  She is currently the Guardian [read: Artistic Director / Program Coordinator] of the Work Plays Schools Program.  Gina is proud to bring the important message of Work Place Safety and Worker’s Rights wrapped in a professionally sculpted theatre production to students and young workers.  She is also pretty delighted that Northern Light Theatre has bestowed upon her the pleasure of working with a team of gods and unicorns!  “Well, that’s what it feels like.  Everyone on this project is pure magic.  Except for one of you….you know who you are.”