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Dark Heart ()

Produced by

Thought for Food

Playwright: Genevieve Adam
Director: Tyler J. Seguin


The Assembly Theatre


January 24th, 2018 – February 11th, 2018


New France, 1661. A young French bride disappears into the forest. Has she run off to be with her lover, or is there something more sinister in the woods? While rumours of a supernatural creature spread through the settlement, everyone seems to be hunting for the missing woman, including an Indigenous fur trapper, the local doctor, a newly-arrived French soldier, and her jealous husband. But perhaps one of them is the beast that they fear.

Dark Heart is a suspenseful new play that retells the story of New France as a taut historical thriller. Touching on the European myth of the loup-garou (werewolf) and Indigenous legends of shape-shifting, this play challenges the traditional colonial narrative by giving a strong voice to both female and Indigenous characters. (


Michael Iliadis Amable Bilodeau
Garret C. Smith Toussaint Langlois
John Fitzgerald Jay Dr. Joseph Sarrazin
Paul Rivers Seigneur Louis de Lamothe
Brianne Tucker Sister Marie St. Bonaventure
Genevieve Adam Eleonore “Lizzie” Ramezay
Audrey Clairman Madeleine

Creative Team

Genevieve Adam Playwright
Tyler J. Seguin Director
Joelle Peters Assistant Director
Siobhan Richardson Fight Director
Siobhan Richardson Intimacy Director
Jade Elliott Associate Fight Director
Jade Elliott Associate Intimacy Director
Nancy Perrin Set Designer
Nancy Perrin Costume Designer
Imogen Wilson Lighting Designer
Alex Eddington Composer
Alex Eddington Sound Designer


Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk Improvised Fiddle Music


Madryn McCabe Stage Manager
Bonnie Thomson Technical Co-ordinator
John Gundy Photography
Helen Juvonen Producer