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Maria Gets a New Life ()

Produced by

Cardinal/Kantor Productions

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Cliff Cardinal

Director: Elizabeth K.


The Lower Ossington Theatre


August 9th, 2013 – August 17th, 2013


Maria Grace the First Nation’s single mom is also a wanted fugitive. After three months on the road, Maria moves her two kids into a vacant house. As the authorities close in, Maria is faced with her last hour with her children. Determined to give her children all the lessons they’ll ever need to survive in a world that is not made for people like them, this is to be the day that Maria Gets A New Life. (


Cherish Violet Blood Maria
Lisa Cromarty Honey
daniel jelani ellis Baby

Creative Team

Cliff Cardinal Playwright
Brian Drader Dramaturge


Cliff Cardinal Producer
Esther Jun Associate Producer
G. Jones Stage Manager
Emily Iselmoe Technical Director
Emily Iselmoe Video Assistant
Glen Gould Video Assistant
Esther Jun Associate Producer


Gabe Cropley Festival Lighting Designer
Will Hofstetter Venue Technician
John Thomson Venue Technician
Christopher Ross Venue Technician