Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me
Northern Light Theatre | Do This in Memory of Me

BY CAT WALSH

French Translation “En memoire de moi” by Manon Beaudoin
A Co-Production with L’Unithéâtre

March 15 – 25, 2018
Studio Theatre inside Fringe Theatre Adventures


“Heavenly Father… I know you don’t make deals. But if you could just grant me this one thing, I will never ask for anything again. Deal?”


Featuring: Brian Dooley, Steve Jodoin and Nicole St. Martin
Director, Set & Costumes: Trevor Schmidt
Lighting Design: Beth Dart
Original Composition & Sound Design: Darrin Hagen
Projection and Multi-Media Design: Matt Schuurman
Stage Manager: Kiidra Duhalt
Production Manager: Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull

Awards & Nominations

NOMINATION
Outstanding Multi-Media Design
Matt Schuurman


Reviews

Montreal, 1963 — the world is on a precipice of major change in the fields of science, civil rights and women’s liberation. Twelve-year-old Genevieve, the only girl in her large religious family, wants nothing more than to be an altar server at her church. Father Paul tells her that girls are strictly not allowed — so Genevieve prays to God to change his mind. When star altar boy Martin disappears on his way home from school, Genevieve wonders if her prayers have been answered — in the most terrible way.

PLAYWRIGHT

Cat Walsh

Playwright

Cat Walsh

Playwright

Cat is an award-winning performer and playwright based in Edmonton.  Recent showings of her work include BLUE MARTY as part of the Mommy Monologues (2017 Skirts aFire Festival), the site-specific SCATTER, (2017 (SKAMpede Festival, Victoria), and ONE DAY YOU AND I WILL DIE as part of This is YEG:  New Plays for a Changing City (Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre).  She was also the playwright for Theatre Yes’ national site-specific collaboration ANXIETY.  Cat’s other plays include the gas station gothic THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS (Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Nomination-Outstanding New Play) and the black comedy THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS.  Her solo thriller eleven-oh-four received an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Nomination for Outstanding New Play at the Fringe and Cat received the Sterling for Outstanding Performance by an Actress at the Fringe. Cat’s quantum-inspired play FETCH will premiere at the 2018 Fringe. She is currently working on a new solo play.

Manon Beaudoin

French Translation

Manon Beaudoin

French Translation

Manon has been involved in the Edmonton theatre community for almost twenty years.  During that time she worked as an actor, director, writer and translator.  She has worked with many different companies, including L’UniThéâtre, Northern Light Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, La Troupe du Jour (Saskatoon), and Théâtre la Seizième (Vancouver).  As a writer, her plays include:  AMOUR, TU M’ATTIRES; MARIE BRUNER; TERRE BLEUE; DANS LES BRAS D’UN GÉANT; GLORIOUS LIARS, and LA MAISON ROUGE. Her translations include Vern Thiessen’s EINSTEIN’S GIFT, Mathew Edison’s THE DOMINO HEART, Joan MacLeod’s JEWEL, as well as some of her own.  In 2002, life brought changes necessitating a completely different direction.  In 2004, Manon relocated to Montreal where she works as a massage therapist but continues to work as a translator.


CAST & COMPANY

Trevor Schmidt

Director, Set & Costumes

Trevor Schmidt

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.

Nicole St. Martin

Genevieve

Nicole St. Martin

Genevieve

Nicole is thrilled to be making her Northern Light Theatre debut. Born in Montreal she attended FACE School for the Arts and performed with Montreal Children’s Theatre where she was scouted to be on Sesame Street when she was six years old.  She has continued to work and train professionally as an actor appearing on stages in Edmonton, Toronto and London England, where she graduated with Distinction from Drama Centre London’s MA in European Classical Acting, a program which included training at Shakespeare’s The Globe and Moscow’s Vakhtangov Institute.  Her appearances on stage include American in 9 PARTS OF DESIRE by Maggie Tree, Elida in THE LADY FROM THE SEA at the Timms Centre for the Arts, Veronica Searson in Theatre Yes’ ANXIETY, Anne Desbaresdes in SUMMERWORKS 2015, World premiere of Marguerite Duras’ MODERATO CANTABILE, the 2014 World Premiere production of Anne Carson’s ANTIGONICK, and Smerdyakov in the 2012 Dora nominated production of THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV. She has also appeared on TV in Lifetime’s “Mommy’s Little Girl”, the series “The Murdock Mysteries” and “Played”.  Nicole is an active leader in ACTRA.  Nicole is very grateful to her family and for making this all possible.

Brian Dooley

Father Paul / Genevieve's Father

Brian Dooley

Father Paul / Genevieve's Father

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.

Steve Jodoin

Martin Theriault / St. Pancras of Rome

Steve Jodoin

Martin Theriault / St. Pancras of Rome

Steve left Québec searching for new adventures in 2001. With a guitar and a backpack, he hopped on a train, direction …Jasper.  He later decided to study theatre in Edmonton, became an actor, got married, had a little girl, had a little boy and he is co-owner of the video production company Productions Loft with whom he creates documentaries that make him really proud.  He is extremely excited to have the privilege to work with Northern Light Theatre and join the cast of DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.  Some of his theatre credits include:  WITCH HUNT AT THE STRAND (Fringe 2015), PETER PAN (Citadel Theatre), THE FULL MONTY (Mayfield Dinner Theatre), PORC-ÉPIC and LENTEMENT LA BEAUTÉ (La Seizième), COW-BOY POÉTRÉ, FORT MAC, JEAN ET BÉATRICE, PERCEPTION, and LA RACCOURCIE (L’UniThéâtre).

Beth Dart

Lighting Design

Beth Dart

Lighting Design

Beth is an Edmonton based director, producer, lighting designer and theatre collaborator. Previous Northern Light Theatre credits include lighting design for THE CARDIAC SHADOW, DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME and SLUT. She is the co-artistic producer of award-winning indie theatre company Catch the Keys Productions, best known for DEAD CENTRE OF TOWN, an annual site-specific theatre experience inspired by the true crime and ghost stories of Edmonton’s past, and the recipient of an Award of Excellence in Interpretation from Interpretation Canada. She is the co-artistic producer of Common Ground Arts Society and Found Festival, Edmonton’s only multidisciplinary found space and site-specific arts festival.  Select lighting design credits include CONVERGENCE (Good Women Dance Collective, 2013-2018), DEAD CENTRE OF TOWN (Catch the Keys Productions, 2007-2014), OVER HER DEAD BODY (Small Matters Productions), and SNOUT (Catch the Keys Productions).  She has directed over 20 new works, including OCD, FUNCTIONAL, and GEMINI by Louise Casemore (Defiance Theatre), 900 SECONDS by Christine Lesiak (Small Matters Productions), JEZEBEL AT THE STILL POINT by Ainsley Hillyard (Bumblebear Productions), FOSSEGRIM & NØKK by Leif Ingebrigtsen and Megan Dart (Alberta Opera), and SNOUT (Catch the Keys/Azimuth) and URSA MAJOR (Catch the Keys/Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre) by Megan Dart. Next up, Beth will be co-creating an immersive musical, VAULT, with local playwright Megan Dart and local singer-songwriter Lindsey Walker.

Darrin Hagen

Original Composition & Sound Design

Darrin Hagen

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.

Matt Schuurman

Projection and Multi-Media Design

Matt Schuurman

Projection and Multi-Media Design

Matt is truly thrilled to be returning to the NLT/ L’UniThéâtre.  Matt is an Edmonton-based video designer with over 50 Canadian theatrical design credits to his name.  Some recent highlights include:  SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (Teatro La Quindicina), RED SHIRT DIARIES (Rapid Fire Theatre), LA VOIX HUMAINE and LE PASSION DE NARCISSE MONDOUX (L’UniThéâtre).  He has a degree in 3D Animation and Digital Composition.  He has received Sterling Award Nominations for his designs in THE GENIUS CODE (Surreal SoReal), MERCY OF A STORM (Northern Light / L’UniThéâtre).  LA RACCOURCIE (L’UniThéâtre), URSA MAJOR (Catch the Keys Productions/Workshop West Playwrights Theatre), and most recently was nominated for a Montreal English Theatre Award for BIG SHOT (Surreal SoReal).  In addition to his work as a video designer, Matt is also the Artistic Director of Rapid Fire Theatre, where he produces over 400 improv shows each year.

Kiidra Duhault

Stage Manager

Kiidra Duhault

Stage Manager

Kiidra is an Edmonton based sound designer. She received her degree in stage management from the University of Alberta in 2014, and has been working in the independent theatre scene ever since. Recent sound design credits include; LES NEIGES (L’Unithéâtre), A DOLL’S HOUSE (Walterdale Theatre), L’ODYSSÉE and LE DRAGON (Théâtre à l’Ouest). She is known for her sound work with Marv n’ Berry sketch comedy and at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival (2016-18) RIVERCITY THE MUSICAL and THE UNSYNCABLES (Dammitammy Productions). She was also co-nominated at the 2017 Sterling Awards for the sound design of PETER FECHTER: 59 MINUTES.

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull

Production Manager

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull

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.