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Beatrice & Virgil ()

Produced by

Canada’s National Arts Centre and Factory Theatre

Author: Yann Martel
Adapter: Lindsay Cochrane
Director: Sarah Garton Stanley


Factory Studio Theatre


April 12th - 16th, 2014


April 12th, 2014 – May 11th, 2014


Horrific truths, buried in layers of history are unearthed through fact, art and imagination when Henry visits a taxidermist. An innovative stage adaptation of Martel’s controversial but critically acclaimed novel. This powerful and provocative piece will enthrall audiences with its fragile beauty and ugly truths. (


Damien Atkins Henry / Beatrice
Pierre Brault Taxidermist / Virgil

Creative Team

Yann Martel Author
Lindsay Cochrane Adapter
Sarah Garton Stanley Director
Iris Turcott Dramaturge
Amy Keith Set Designer
Amy Keith Costume Designer
John Thompson Lighting Designer
Christian Barry Sound Designer
Ken MacKenzie Projection Designer
Natasha Greenblatt Assistant Director
Dirk Ave Assistant Set Designer
Kaitlin Hickey Associate Projection Designer
Simon Fon Fight Director


Emilie Aubin Stage Manager
Sarah Barton Apprentice Stage Manager
Allie Marshall Head of Wardrobe
Vanessa Janiszewski Head of Properties
Anna Treusch Head Painter
Bryan Eaton Carpenter
Brendan Gilhuly Assistant Carpenter
Michael Brunet Assistant Carpenter
Les Stockley Crew
David Fisher Crew
Josh Hoodless Crew
Sean Poole Crew
David DeGrow Crew
Joey Morin Swing Technician
Matt Armour Painter
Joanna Akyol Production Photography


Erin Birkenbergs Production Manager
Bryan Eaton Assistant Production Manager
Bryan Eaton Studio Technical Director