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Tijuana Cure ()

Produced by

Theatre Smash

Presented by

Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Layne Coleman
Director: Ashlie Corcoran


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


March 10th, 2009 – March 28th, 2009


A strikingly honest account of the way women – and one woman in particular – have changed him throughout his life. The major dramaturgical thrust of the piece details the battle fought by he and his late wife, Carole, against abdominal cancer. Layne explores a trip that he and Carole took to Tijuana, Mexico, in order to attend a diet-based health clinic. However, the piece does not have a straight dramaturgical through-line. At almost every corner of his present-day, Mexico-bound experience, the character actively recalls a past event that helped create the middle-aged man he became. (


Ieva Lucs Performer

Creative Team

Layne Coleman Playwright
Ashlie Corcoran Director
Jason Hand Lighting Designer
Michael Laird Sound Designer
Julia Lederer Assistant Director
Ashlie Corcoran Dramaturge
Ieva Lucs Dramaturge


Kinnon Elliott Stage Manager
Sarah Baumann Producer
Isabelle Ly Assistant Producer
Martha Haldenby Photographer
Julia Lederer Photographer
Robin Senior Graphic Designer
Brendon Allen Education Associate
Tom Baranski Crew
Tina Sterling Crew


David DeGrow Backspace Technician
Ryan McDougall Production Manager