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Intimate Apparel ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company

Presented by

Canadian Stage

Playwright: Lynn Nottage
Director: Philip Akin


Bluma Appel Theatre


February 8th, 2010 – March 6th, 2010


It’s 1905 in Manhattan. Esther, a gifted seamstress, crafts lingerie for a variety of clientele, including Fifth Avenue socialites and Tenderloin district prostitutes. She dreams of finding a husband and beginning a love-filled marriage. She also longs to open a beauty parlor in Harlem with the money she has quietly saved over the years. Through a series of long distance letters, Esther meets George, and her aspirations appear within reach. (


Raven Dauda Esther
Kevin Hanchard George
Alex Poch-Goldin Mr. Marks
Lisa Berry Mayme
Marium Carvell Mrs. Dickson
Carly Street Mrs. Van Buren

Creative Team

Lynn Nottage Playwright
Philip Akin Director
Tamara Marie Kucheran Set Designer
Tamara Marie Kucheran Costume Designer
Renée Brode Lighting Designer
Todd Charlton Sound Designer
Jennifer Lennon Assistant Lighting Designer
Mercedes D’Almedia Apprentice Director


Michael Sinclair Stage Manager
Andrea Schurman Assistant Stage Manager
Heidi Loney Head of Wardrobe
David Hoekstra Property Master
Ming Wong Wardrobe Assistant
Brenda Clark Cutter
Martino Nguyen Tailor
Sharon Ryman Wigs


Alistair Hepburn Director of Production
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Kate Ann Vandermeer Production Coordinator
Timothy Wisener Company Manager
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
William Sovie Senior Props Builder
Susan Batchelor Bluma Wardrobe Mistress
Chris Root Head Electrician
Reg Taylor Head Carpenter
Douglas Parker Property Master
Keijo Makela Sound Operator
Tim Flawn Assistant Electrician
Frank Erhardt Assistant Carpenter