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The Real World ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Michel Tremblay
Translators: John Van Burek and Bill Glassco
Director: Richard Rose


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


April 24th, 2012 – June 3rd, 2012


Should or can playwrights truly “write what they know”? If they use their family members as characters in a play, whose play is it? Whose truth is it? And what happens when those family members stand up to their artist son and object to their theatrical selves? The Real World? remains a groundbreaking play about art, autobiography and authority. (


Matthew Edison Claude
Cara Gee Mariette 2
Sophie Goulet Mariette 1
Tony Nappo Alex 1
Cliff Saunders Alex 2
Jane Spidell Madeleine 1
Meg Tilly Madeleine 2

Creative Team

Michel Tremblay Playwright
John Van Burek Translator
Bill Glassco Translator
Richard Rose Director
Charlotte Dean Set Designer
Charlotte Dean Costume Designer
Kevin Fraser Lighting Designer
Emily Porter Music
Emily Porter Sound Designer
Matthew Mackenzie Assistant Director


Marinda de Beer Stage Manager
Danielle Demeny Head Scenic Artist
Emilie Aubin Apprentice Stage Manager
Cylla von Tiedemann Photographer
Nick Rose Assistant Carpenter
Nick Rose Interim Mainspace Technician
Vanessa Janiszewski Props Assistant
Matt Armour Carpentry Crew
J. Louis Berenguer Carpentry Crew
Kevin Hutson Carpentry Crew
Dan MacEachern Carpentry Crew
Joey Morin Carpentry Crew
Christopher Ross Carpentry Crew
Stephanie Souille Carpentry Crew
Matt Armour Lighting Crew
Erin Birkenbergs Lighting Crew
David DeGrow Lighting Crew
David Fisher Lighting Crew
Kevin Hutson Lighting Crew
James Plouffe Lighting Crew
Rebecca Vandevelde Lighting Crew
Alice Ferreyra Painting Crew
Mike Wharman Painting Crew
Steven Bourque Light Walker
Annemieke Wade Light Walker


Tom Baranski Assistant Technical Director
Tom Baranski Lead Carpenter
Sarah “Pip” Bradford Mainspace Technician
Michael Freeman Production Manager
Paul Fujimoto-Pihl Technical Director
Shani Hamilton-Greenlaw Apprentice Production Manager
Lokki Ma Head of Properties
Michelle Bailey Head of Wardrobe
Jenn Woodall Assistant Head of Wardrobe