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Freda & Jem’s Best of the Week ()

Produced by

Thompson and Fine

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Lois Fine
Director: Judith Thompson


Factory Studio Theatre


August 5th, 2011 – August 12th, 2011


Freda and Jem are two women who meet, fall in love and have kids. The play shines a light on dyke moms, queer spawn and butch/fem interplay. Culture matters and the particularity of how queer culture approaches family making and breaking adds a real flavour to this universal dilemma. (


Diane Flacks Freda
Kathryn Haggis Jem
Sadie Epstein-Fine Sam
Nicholas Eddie TeeJay

Creative Team

Lois Fine Playwright
Judith Thompson Director
Judith Thompson Dramaturge
Lorraine Segato Music
Beth Kates Set Designer
Beth Kates Costume Designer
Jennifer Jimenez Lighting Designer


Lois Fine Producer
Sharon DiGenova Stage Manager
Emily Connor Script Coordinator
Darcy Gerhart A/V and Sound