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Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest ()

Produced by

Young People’s Theatre

Playwright: Ed Roy
Director: Ed Roy


The Susan Rubes Theatre


May 7th, 2012 – May 17th, 2012


Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest is a riveting story exploring teen mental health and the stigma associated with it.

Jude and Trey meet regularly at a drop-in group for teenagers diagnosed with a mental health issue. In
a series of scenes from both the group and their personal lives, we get to know their unique situations
as they struggle with school workloads, worried parents, peer pressure and broken hearts. Beyond the
Cuckoo’s Nest reminds us that stigmatization of mental illness is still one of the biggest barriers to
finding and holding on to hope. (



Miranda Edwards Patricia
David Patrick Flemming Jude
Soo Garay Cathy
Brendan McMurtry-Howlett Trey

Creative Team

Ed Roy Playwright
Ed Roy Director
Andy Moro Set Designer
Andy Moro Prop Designer
Andy Moro Projection Designer
Nina Okens Costume Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Lyon Smith Original Music
Lyon Smith Sound Designer
Stephen Colella Dramaturge
Elizabeth Saunders Assistant Director


Kevin Olson Stage Manager
Valerie De Jong Apprentice Stage Manager
Ellie Arscott Scenic Artist
Dan Fletcher Projections Operator
Matt Armour Crew
Ian A. Bailie Crew
J. Louis Berenguer Crew
Erin Birkenbergs Crew
Michelle de Bourbon Crew
William Fallon Crew
Trevor Haldane Crew
Jenn Hewitt Crew
Stephen Mullins Crew
James Plouffe Crew
Marc Rochefort Crew


Alexis Buset Technical Director
Jeff Cummings Production Manager
Mary Fulford-Winsor Head of Wardrobe
Mattea Kennedy Head Scenic Artist
Scott Kitcher Stage Carpenter
Jane Kline Head of Properties
Jacquie Lazar Head Electrician
Elaine Cavin May Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Aiden Nagle Head of Audio
Ryan Wilson Head Scenic Carpenter
Brendan Gilhuly Scenic Carpenter