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That Face ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage and Nightwood Theatre

Director: Kelly Thornton
Playwright: Polly Stenham

Presented as part of the 4×4 Festival: An Off-Road Event of Women Directors


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


October 26th, 2009 – November 21st, 2009


Mia is at boarding school. She has access to drugs. They are Martha’s. Henry has dropped out of school. He has access to alcohol. From Martha. Martha controls their lives. Martha is their mother.

That Face is a powerful and darkly comic exploration of children who become parents to their parents. (


Nigel Bennett Hugh
Bethany Jillard Mia
Athena Karkanis Izzy
Teresa Labriola Alice
Sonja Smits Martha
Kristopher Turner Henry

Creative Team

Kelly Thornton Director
Polly Stenham Playwright
Alexandra Rambusch Assistant Director
Teresa Przybylski Set Designer
Teresa Przybylski Costume Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Eric Meadows Sound Designer
Lindsay R. Forde Apprentice Costume Designer
Lindsay R. Forde Apprentice Set Designer
Jennifer Lennon Apprentice Lighting Designer


Eric Meadows Head Technician
Matt Farrell Production Manager
William Sovie Set Builder
William Sovie Props Builder
Kinnon Elliott Stage Manager
Ashley Westlake Apprentice Stage Manager
Tara Carmen Apprentice Production Manager