Main Stage

I, Claudia

By Kristen Thomson
Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr

Apr 10, 2013 – Apr 28, 2013
Approximately one hour and 30 minutes

She's 12-and-three-quarters. And knows more than you think.

Since her parents' divorce, Claudia has found refuge in a quiet, dusty corner of her school's boiler room. There she hides a growing collection of her dad's socks and tends to her hurting heart. The kindness of the school janitor and companionship of her goldfish help Claudia to cope with the pressures of school assignments and the fickleness of her peers. But when she inadvertently learns of another family upheaval, it all gets to be too much for this “official pre-teen” to take.

Performed entirely in mask, I, Claudia is a riveting, hilarious, and heartbreaking journey into the raw psyche of an extraordinary girl with a lot on her mind.  Winner of the 2001 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, I, Claudia is a mesmerizing theatre experience.

*WARNING: This production contains some mature language and the effects of water-based haze. Please contact the Box Office if you have any questions.  

 

Lucy Hill Claudia / Drachman / Leslie / Douglas
   
Ann-Marie Kerr Director
Andrew Cull Set and Costume Designer
Leigh Ann Vardy Lighting Designer
John Bidochka Sound Designer
Shani Hamilton Greenlaw Stage Manager
Anita Posterino Apprentice Stage Manager
   

Lucy Hill | Claudia, Drachman, Leslie, Douglas
Globe Theatre: Pride And Prejudice, Robin Hood, Peter Pan, The Alice Nocturne, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mainstage); Dot and Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, Bertha, The Alice Nocturne (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series). Directing: The Fusion Project (2011) (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).
Other Theatre: That Summer, The Clockmaker (Theatre NorthWest); A Christmas Carol (Persephone Theatre). Television and Film: Renegadepress.com. Lucy is also the voice of ‘Cindi’ for the Sasktel commercials. Education: Lucy is a graduate of the Globe Theatre Conservatory Actors Training Program (2008) and the International School of Commedia dell’Arte.

   

Ann-Marie Kerr | Director
Globe Theatre: Debut in I, Claudia.
Other Theatre: Director: Invisible Atom (2b Theatre Company); The Debacle (Zuppa Theatre); Daniel MacIvor’s Confession (Mulgrave Road Theatre); Comedy of Errors (Daltheatre). Actor: Funny Money (Festival Antigonish); Soul Alone, Homage (2b Theatre Company); The Long Valley –Steinbeck Stories (Soulpepper Theatre Company); Chekhov Longs, Ward 6 (Theatre Smith Gilmour). Upcoming: Robert Chafe’s As Ever (Mulgrave Road Theatre); The Good Person of Szechuan (Daltheatre); Pump Trolley (Misery Loves Company). Awards: Gina Wilkinson Award for Emerging Female Director, Robert Merritt Award for Oustanding Performance by a Lead Actress in Funny Money. Other: Taught at The National Theatre School, Soulpepper’s Academy, National Arts Centre, Dalhousie University. She is the former Artistic Associate of Magnetic North Theatre Festival.

Andrew Cull | Set and Costume Designer
Globe Theatre: Debut in I, Claudia.
Other Theatre: The Debacle (Zuppa Circus Theatre); East Of Berlin (2b Theatre.); Splinters (Plutonium Playhouse); Brightest Red to Blue (Forunner Playwrights); Fathers and Sons (Neptune Theatre). Upcoming: Robert Chafe's As Ever (Mulgrave Road Theatre). Education: Andrew is a graduate of  York University. Other: Andrew was born and raised near Blyth, Ontario. He also freelanced as a technician in Toronto and Montreal before moving east in 2002 to became the Props Master at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax.

Leigh Ann Vardy | Lighting Designer
Globe Theatre: Shout Sister, Copenhagen, Syringa Tree.
Other Theatre: Leigh Ann has designed lights for theatre and dance in every province. Most recently The God That Comes (ATP), Glace Bay Miners’ Museum (Neptune/NAC), Metamorphoses (NAC).
Upcoming: Under Wraps – a Spoke Opera (Artistic Fraud), Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). Awards: She has received five Merritt Awards for design and was nominated for the Siminovitch Prize. Other: Leigh Ann is an instructor and coach at The National Theatre School of Canada.   She lives in Halifax with her love, Lori, and their wild dog.

John Bidochka | Sound Designer
Globe Theatre: Debut in I, Claudia.
Other: John has an ability to find music in all things, from the random serenity of nature to the unplanned rhythms of the city. He is an accomplished audio engineer, producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Regina. His clientele ranges from local independent musicians to multi-award winning national artists.

Shani Hamilton Greenlaw | Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Debut in I, Claudia.
Other Theatre: Anne & Gilbert: The Musical (Harbourfront Theatre); The Ugly One (DMV Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre/High Performance Rodeo); A Raisin in the Sun, Stori Ya (Black Theatre Workshop); Top Girls, Twelfth Night (LunaSea Theatre); No Great Mischief, Doubt: A Parable (Neptune Theatre as ASM). Other: VIP Transportation Program Coordinator (100th Grey Cup Festival), Assistant Company Manager (Luminato Festival), Apprentice Production Manager (Tarragon Theatre through Obsidian Theatre Company’s IMAP program).

Anita Posterino | Apprentice Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, Henry And Alice: Into The Wild, The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre: Midsumma Festival; Moomba Waterfest; Victorian State School Spectacular; Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Knox Festival. Other: Anita is from Melbourne, Australia, where she completed a Live Production, Theatre and Events course. She also worked as an Event/Stage Manager in Melbourne.

 

In photo: Lucy Hill as Claudia
Photo by: Sharpshooter Photography

 An unusual journey - By Joe Couture (Leader-Post)

I, Claudia Review - By Nick Miliokas

Review: I, Claudia - By James Brotheridge (Prairie Dog Magazine)

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