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This is War ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Richard Rose

Comissioned by the Banff Centre Theatre Arts Department


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


December 28, 2012 - January 2, 2013


December 28th, 2012 – February 3rd, 2013

Awards & Nominations

2013 Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner – Best Canadian Play

2013 Dora Award Nominee – Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Sound Design



It is 2008. Canadian Forces are holding Panjwaii, the most volatile region of Afghanistan, with very little support from NATO-ISAF. Captain Stephen Hughes is always looking for the next threat, knowing it can come at any time from any direction. He just didn’t expect it would come from within. (


Lisa Berry Master Corporal Tanya Young
Ari Cohen Captain Stephen Hughes
Sergio Di Zio (Medic) Sergeant Chris Anders
Ian Lake Private Jonny Henderson

Creative Team

Hannah Moscovitch Playwright
Richard Rose Director
Camellia Koo Set Designer
Camellia Koo Costume Designer
Rebecca Picherack Lighting Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
John Stead Fight Director
Maria Milisavljevic Assistant Director
Maria Milisavljevic Production Dramaturg
Jacquie PA Thomas Observing Director


Nicola Benidickson Stage Manager
Vanessa Janiszewski Props Assistant
Yolanda Ferrato Script Coordinator
Danielle Poirier Props Assistant
Camille Kennedy Scenic Artist
Cylla von Tiedemann Photographer
Peter Cuciurean Military Advisor
Brendan Gilhuly Assistant Carpenter
Eleanor Antoncic Production Manager


John Thomson Venue Technician
Michelle Bailey Head of Wardrobe
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Danielle Demeny Head Scenic Artist
Michael Freeman Production Manager
Katie Horrill Head of Properties
Tom Baranski Lead Carpenter
Tom Baranski Assistant Technical Director