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Abyss ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Maria Milisavljevic
Director: Richard Rose


February 3rd, 2015 – March 15th, 2015

Awards & Nominations

2015 Dora Award Nominee (General Theatre Division) – Outstanding New Play (Maria Milisavljevic)


MISSING. Karla Richter, 24: a loving and trusting young woman, last seen before she left for the grocery store in blue jeans, a green parka and her red rubber rain boots. The police and papers ignore the disappearance, leaving her three friends – whose roots lie in Serbia and Croatia – to discover the truth. Karla’s lover Vlado, born into terror and war, Karla’s caring roommate Sophia, and Vlado’s roommate who is Sophia’s sister, search for their missing friend. As the story slowly unravels, it becomes clear that all three of them have been harbouring secrets as they realize how brittle the life they had built is. A search for Karla becomes a search for the self in this lyrical thriller and modern day epic cloaked in the mystery of Europe’s underworld. (


Cara Pifko I
Gord Rand He
Sarah Sherman She

Creative Team

Maria Milisavljevic Playwright
Richard Rose Director
Michelle Bailey Costume Designer
Nova Bhattacharya Choreographer
Jason Hand Lighting Designer
Jason Hand Set Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Richard Stewart Assistant Director


Nicola Benidickson Stage Manager
Maggie Sulc Script Coordinator
Verne Good Lighting Crew
Kai Masaoka Lighting Crew
Joey Morin Lighting Crew
Aidan Shepherd Lighting Crew
Paolo Collantes Carpentry Crew
Brendan Gilhuly Carpentry Crew
Kody Lesouder Carpentry Crew
Cassie Minduik Carpentry Crew


Eleanor Antoncic Production Manager
Michelle Bailey Head of Wardrobe
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Kevin Hutson Head Carpenter
Eric Read Extraspace Technician
Care Robertson Head of Properties
John Thomson Assistant Technical Director