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Ruined ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company

Presented by

Nightwood Theatre

Playwright: Lynn Nottage
Director: Philip Akin


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


January 16th, 2011 – February 12th, 2011


The story is set in a present-day small mining town in the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ruined follows a young woman’s nightmarish path to Mama Nadi, a savvy businesswoman who, in the midst of a complex civil war, both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds. At once heartbreaking and captivating, Ruined pays homage to the courageous and resilient women who must piece themselves together after the ruin. (


Yanna McIntosh Performer
Sterling Jarvis Performer
Sabryn Rock Performer
Sophia Walker Performer
Marci T. House Performer
Richard Alan Campbell Performer
Daniso Ndhlovu Performer
Anthony Palmer Performer
Muoi Nene Performer
Thomas Olajide Performer
Marc Senior Performer
André Sills Performer

Creative Team

Lynn Nottage Playwright
Philip Akin Director
Kimberley Rampersad Assistant Director
Nicolas Van Burek Fight Director
Gillian Gallow Set Designer
Rebecca Picherack Lighting Designer
A.W. Nadine Grant Costume Designer
Christopher Stanton Sound Designer
Verne Good Assistant Sound Designer
Angela McQueen Makeup Design


Michael Sinclair Stage Manager
Monika Seiler Assistant Stage Manager
Lumembo Tshiswaka Dialect Coach
Agnes Tshiswaka Dialect Coach
Ming Wong Head of Wardrobe
Kim Cunik Stitcher/Builder
David Hoekstra Head of Properties
Anna Treusch Assistant Props
Doug Morum Production Manager
Erin Birkenbergs Assistant Production Manager
Nora Munro Head Scenic Artist
Kevin Steeper Head Carpenter
Dennis Keough Assistant Carpenter
Chris Gallow Photographer