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Bad Roads ()

Produced by

Crow’s Theatre

Director: Andrew Kushnir
Playwright: Natal’ya Vorozhbit


Streetcar Crowsnest – The Scotiabank Community Studio


November 7th, 2023 – November 26th, 2023


In the Donbas region of Ukraine, a war is raging, and people want to understand why. Based on astonishing testimonies from the outset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, BAD ROADS explores the heartbreaking effects of conflict on intimate relationships and a country’s social fabric.

Ukrainian playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit deftly intertwines themes of love, sex, trauma, loss, and resistance through powerful and darkly comic episodes exploring, most of all, of what it is to be a woman in wartime. (


Diego Matamoros Headteacher / Vasya
Andrew Chown He / Soldier I
Katherine Gauthier She / Teenage Girl 3
Craig Lauzon Commander / Soldier 2
Shauna Thompson Woman 2 / Teenage Girl 2 / Girl
Michelle Monteith Woman / Teenage Girl I
Seana McKenna Woman 1 / Vasya's Wife

Creative Team

Andrew Kushnir Director
Natal’ya Vorozhbit Playwright
Sasha Dugdale Translator
Simge Suzer Set Designer
Simge Suzer Prop Designer
Snezana Pesic Costume Designer
Christian Horoszczak Lighting Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Anita Nittoly Fight Director
Anita Nittoly Intimacy Director
Sabrina Pye Set Design Apprentice


Liliane Stilwell Stage Manager
Sabrina Weinstein Apprentice Stage Manager
Katey Wattam Artistic Resilience Specialist
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Ellie Koffman Head of Wardrobe
Erin Halls Stitcher
Emma Zulkoskey Breakdown Artist


Heather Landon Senior Producer
Beth Wong Producer
LJ Savage Production Manager
Ryan Borshuk Technical Director
Amber Rea Assistant Technical Director
Jay Hines House Technician
Zachery White House Technician
Sergey Kublanovskiy House Technician