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Alien Creature ()

Produced by

Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Linda Griffiths
Director: Jani Lauzon


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


January 12th-15th, 2017


January 12th, 2017 – February 5th, 2017


Gwendolyn MacEwen was, to many, a mesmerizing presence. Publishing twenty books, she was one of the most celebrated Canadian poets of her day. Then in 1987, at the age of forty-six, she was dead – many suspected suicide.

In Linda Griffiths’ play, the spirit of MacEwen returns to a modern world one night, bringing a prophetic warning: There has been a death of poetry, of imagination. The city will pay. The world will pay. Then she laughs, opens her hands, pulling brilliant scarves from the air. On this night, MacEwen is torn apart and made invincible by her magic. Revealed as addict, lover, poet, and magician, Gwendolyn MacEwen rises to inspire and incite us. (


Beatriz Pizano Gwendolyn MacEwen

Creative Team

Linda Griffiths Playwright
Jani Lauzon Director
Deanna H. Choi Music
Deanna H. Choi Sound Designer
Trevor Schwellnus Lighting Designer
Trevor Schwellnus Set Designer
Melissa Joakim Projection Designer
Amanda Wong Costume Designer
Sebastian Marziali Design Assistant


Erika Morey Stage Manager
Chris Turchi Magic Consultant
Joey Morin Additional Special Effects
Chelsea Dab Hilke Audio Described Performances


Christopher Ross Venue Technician
Jason Golinsky Production Manager