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The Pillowman ()

Produced by

Birdland Theatre

Presented by

Canadian Stage

Playwright: Martin McDonagh
Director: David Ferry


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


September 17th, 2007 – October 27th, 2007


In an unnamed totalitarian state, a writer is incarcerated and interrogated about a string of child murders seemingly inspired by his gruesome short stories. This riveting play explores the corrupting influence of literature and begs the question …does art imitate life or does life imitate art? (


Shaun Smyth Katurian
Richard McMillan Tupolski
Oliver Becker Ariel
Paul Fauteux Michal
Zorana Kydd Mother
Paul Eves Father
Isabella Lobo Girl

Creative Team

Martin McDonagh Playwright
David Ferry Director
Glenn Davidson Set Designer
Glenn Davidson Lighting Designer
Gillian Gallow Costume Designer
John Gzowski Sound Designer
Zorana Kydd Artistic Producer
John Stead Fight Director
Boris Mojsovski Film Direction
Tyler Devine Video Designer
Ognen Georgievski Dramaturge
Alan Dilworth Assistant Director
Sonia Gemmiti Set Design Assistant
Bianca Laudadio Assistant Costume Designer


Andrea Schurman Stage Manager
Michael Lewandowski Assistant Stage Manager
Sandra LeFran├žois General Manager
Jonathan Rooke Production Manager
Brad Horvath Assistant Producer
Christine Barrett Mask Construction
Sharon Ryman Wigs
Nathaniel Kennedy Set Construction Co-ordinator
David Hoekstra Head of Properties
Glenn Davidson Scenic Painter
Nick Davidson Assistant Scenic Painter
Paul Eves Fight Captain


Alistair Hepburn Director of Production
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Stephanie Ripley Assistant Technical Director
Roger West Operations Manager
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
William Sovie Senior Props Builder
Shelley Heebner Props Builder
Lokki Ma Props Intern
Barbara E. Singer Head of Wardrobe
Eric Meadows Head Technician
Jennifer Murphy Junior Head Technician