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Blood Wedding / Bodas de Sangre ()

Produced by

Aluna Theatre and Modern Times Stage Company

Presented by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Playwright: Federico García Lorca
Translator: Langston Hughes
Director: Soheil Parsa


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


March 11th, 2015 – March 29th, 2015

Awards & Nominations

2015 Dora Award Winner (Independent Theatre Division) – Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction (Soheil Parsa), Outstanding Performance – Female (Beatriz Pizano), Outstanding Scenic Design (Trevor Schwellnus), Outstanding Costume Design (Angela Thomas), Outstanding Lighting Design (Trevor Schwellnus)

2015 Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner – Best Director of a Play (Soheil Parsa), Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Beatriz Pizano)

2015 Dora Award Nominee (Independent Theatre Division) – Outstanding New Play (Soheil Parsa),  Outstanding Performance – Ensemble,  Outstanding Sound Design/Composition (Thomas Ryder Payne)


Lorca’s Blood Wedding is a classic of 20th Century theatre. Inspired by a fragment of a newspaper story found by the playwright, it tells the story of a family vendetta that comes to a boil when a bride-to-be runs away with the son of the enemy. As they flee the oppressing forces of their family’s histories, death pursues them through the thick of the forest under the light of the moon.

This story of ill-fated romance serves as the backdrop for a poetic exploration of the conflict between individual desires and social conventions. It pits primal desire against the weight of history, and holds up love as the most powerful and unstoppable force we can harness. (


Derek Kwan Boy
Beatriz Pizano Mother
Jani Lauzon Neighbour / Servant
Sochi Fried Wife / Moon
Lara Arabian Mother-in-Law / Woodcutter
Carlos González-Vio Leonardo
Liz Peterson Death / Maiden / Beggar / Ensemble
Steven Bush Father
Bahareh Yaraghi Girl
Mina James Maiden / Woodcutter / Ensemble
Sebastian Marziali Youth / Ensemble
Chiamaka Glory Maiden / Woodcutter / Ensemble

Creative Team

Federico García Lorca Playwright
Langston Hughes Translator
Soheil Parsa Director
Soheil Parsa Choreographer
Trevor Schwellnus Scenographer
Angela Thomas Costume Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Composer


Erika Morey Stage Manager
Charissa Wilcox Production Manager
Gia Nahmens Production Assistant
Graeme Scott Backstage and Production Support
Diana Lopez Soto Scenic Artist
Barbara Starr Costume Builder
Mia Louie Costume Builder
Matt Armour Tech Crew
Paula Burrows Tech Crew
Luke Dobson Tech Crew
Kyle Fair Tech Crew
Shane MacKinnon Tech Crew
Alanna McConnell Tech Crew
Shanna Miller Tech Crew
Eric Read Tech Crew
Adrien Whan Tech Crew
Paulie McDermid Literary Consultant
Brian Damude Production Photographer
Ximena Sanchez Spanish Language Outreach
Sue Balint Producer
Sue Balint Production Graphic Design
Trevor Schwellnus Cover Photograph


Suzie Balogh Chamber Technician