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Watching Glory Die ()

Produced by

Canadian Rep Theatre

Playwright: Judith Thompson
Director: Ken Gass


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


May 15th, 2014 – June 1st, 2014

Awards & Nominations

2015 Dora Award Nominee (Independent Theatre Division) – Outstanding Scenic Design (Astrid Janson), Outstanding Lighting Design (Andre Du Toit – Lighting, Cameron Davis – Projections)


A riveting yet deeply compassionate portrait of three women, inextricably linked by shared helplessness in the face of tragedy: Glory, a troubled 19 year old inmate, incarcerated for offences at age 14, whose compulsive, rebellious nature leads to a non-ending, ever spiraling clash with Corrections Canada; Rosellen, the girl’s suburban adoptive mother desperately trying to remain connected to her daughter; and Gail, a working class prison guard, struggling to walk the line between her ‘orders’ and her conscience. (


Judith Thompson Performer

Creative Team

Judith Thompson Playwright
Ken Gass Director
Astrid Janson Set Designer
Astrid Janson Costume Designer
André Du Toit Lighting Designer
Debashis Sinha Sound Designer
Cameron Davis Projection Designer
Nicky Guadagni Associate Director
Rachel Forbes Assistant Set Designer
Rachel Forbes Assistant Costume Designer


Nan Shepherd Stage Manager
Michael Hooper Production Manager
Nell Coleman Costume Construction