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First Hand Woman ()

Produced by

Fire-Up Co-Operative

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Sarah Michelle Brown
Director: Esther Jun


Factory Studio Theatre


January 7th, 2009 – January 19th, 2009


First Hand Woman is a play set within a woman’s heart and mind. This is a powerful journey through heartache and healing, as told by the boisterous and unapologetic stages of grief. Join the dynamic ensemble cast of Denial, Bargaining, Anger, Depression and Acceptance as they unravel the secrets of a love story gone bad. As the play progresses, layers of this woman’s truth, and the realities of the relationship with her lover and with herself are poignantly and sometimes joyfully peeled away. Thus revealing someone who is seeking the redemption and reconciliation of her fragmented self. (


Sarah Michelle Brown Performer
Kiran Friesen Performer
Patrice Goodman Performer
Allana Harkin Performer
Nicole Leroux Performer
Guiomar Campbell Performer
Saidah Baba Talibah Performer

Creative Team

Sarah Michelle Brown Playwright
Esther Jun Director
Renée Brode Lighting Designer
Lindsay Naft Sound Designer
Anna Treusch Set Designer
Guiomar Campbell Music Composition
Saidah Baba Talibah Music / Vocal Composition
Lisa Li Assistant Director
Karusia Wroblewski Movement Consultant


Gillian Lewis Stage Manager


Jamie Monteiro Venue Technician
Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer