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Beaver ()

Produced by

The Storefront Arts Initiative and WeWillMeet Productions

Playwright: Claudia Dey
Director: Brendan McMurtry-Howlett


The Storefront Theatre


November 10th, 2016 – November 27th, 2016


A female hero myth set in Northern Ontario. Beatrice “Beaver” Jersey learns to grow beyond her circumscribed world. Set in Timmins, Ontario, Beaver is a poignant coming of age story placing an eccentric young woman at the centre of the ‘hero’s journey’, as she struggles to grow beyond her circumscribed world. Smashing through the Bechdel test with flying colours, Beaver explores the idiosyncratic dynamics between generations of women as they attempt to free themselves from cycles of addiction and toxic familial patterns. (


Toni Ellwand Edna Jersey
Molly Flood Sima Jersey
Waawaate Fobister Cowboy
Carmen Grant Nora Jersey
Chala Hunter Beatrice / Beaver Jersey
PJ Prudat Rose Jersey
Jimi Shlag Silo
Katie Swift Dorris Delislo

Creative Team

Claudia Dey Playwright
Brendan McMurtry-Howlett Director
Claudia Dey Costume Designer
Kaileigh Krysztofiak Lighting Designer
Lyon Smith Sound Designer


Kelsey Rutledge Stage Manager
Chala Hunter Producer