The Story Of Mr. Wright

Conceived and Directed by Anthony Black and Christian Barry 
Written by Anthony Black, Christian Barry and the Ensemble
Featuring: Duncan Fisher, Kate Herriot, Daniel Maslany, Ashley Turner
and Judy Wensel
Original Lighting Design by Kate Selleck 
Stage Managed by Kim Bujaczek
Co-produced by Globe Theatre and 2b theatre company


Photo by Kirako Iatridis

Overview

A play about medical miracles, the power of story and the healing power of the mind.

The Story of Mr. Wright is the tale of faith inspired by the documented test case of a cancer patient from the early 1950’s. His reaction to a miracle drug and subsequent relapses are interwoven with compelling and sometimes tragic personal stories from the cast.

This production is the result of a creative collision between east and west. Commissioned by Regina’s regional playhouse, Globe Theatre, and under the guidance of the artistic co-directors of Halifax’s renowned 2b theatre company, five of Saskatchewan’s most exciting young artists perform this original new work.

Part physical theatre, part testimonial and part curious medical drama, The Story of Mr. Wright is unlike any diagnosis you’ve had before.

The Company

Globe Theatre

Founded in 1966 by Ken and Sue Kramer, Globe Theatre was Saskatchewan’s first professional theatre. More than four decades later, Globe Theatre produces a six-play Main Stage season on our unique theatre-in-the-round stage and a six-play Shumiatcher Sandbox Series with a focus on producing original Saskatchewan work that is created with non-traditional processes. Globe Theatre also runs a theatre school which includes creative drama and theatre creation classes for children and teens, the Fusion Project, a provincial outreach workshop program, an apprenticeship program and an actor conservatory training program.

2b theatre company

For 12 years, the artistic co-directors of Halifax’s renowned 2b theatre company, Christian Barry and Anthony Black, have been making waves across Canada and beyond with stage works that embrace the artist-audience relationship and reinvent theatre for the 21st century. Their restless energy and fearless invention was a powerful catalyst for bringing them to Regina to guide the creation of a new work by Globe Theatre’s Young Company.

Christian Barry | Co-Director / Co-Writer

Globe Theatre: Invisible Atom. Other Theatre: Directing Credits: The Mill, part two: The Huron Bride (Theatrefront - nominated for 7 Dora Mavor Moore awards, and winner of 4, including the Dora for Outstanding Independent Production); Homage (Magnetic North and Luminato Festivals); East of Berlin (2b theatre company); The Russian Play & Mexico City (2b, Western Canadian tour) and Revisited (2b, international tour). Upcoming: March 2013 - world premiere of The God That Comes, a new play by Barry and Juno-winning rocker Hawksley Workman. Christian Barry is an award-winning director and designer from Halifax, and artistic co-director of 2b theatre company. Christian holds a B.A. (Honours) in Theatre from Dalhousie University, and is a graduate of the highly selective directing program at the National Theatre School.

Anthony Black | Co-Director / Co-Writer

Globe Theatre: Invisible Atom. Other Theatre: For 2b: Invisible Atom (writer/performer), When it Rains (writer/director), Manners of Dying (co-directed with Christian Barry), and Homage (writer). For Neptune: Soul Alone (director and co-writer); Fathers & Sons, The Marilyn Tapes, Masked (Director). Other directing: Half-Life (Theatre Aquarius); Geometry in Venice; Heroes (Festival Antigonish); Marion Bridge (Metamorphic); King Ubu (Dal Theatre). Anthony has received awards or nominations for his work in direction, performance, writing, set, and sound design. His work tours internationally. He is a graduate of York University and the Directing Program at the National Theatre School.

Duncan Fisher | Performer

Duncan Fisher’s previous theatre credits include A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Jake and the Kid, Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol (Globe Theatre); Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); The Story of Mr. Wright (2b theatre). Duncan is also a founding member of the Regina based monthly improv show “Combat Improv.” Duncan’s TV/Film credits include Gunderson, Close to Here, Hard Core Logo II, InSecurity, Super Hybrid and Stubble Jumper. Duncan is a graduate of the University of Regina Theatre Program as well as the Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory Training Program.

Kate Herriot | Performer

Globe Theatre: Fusion I, Metamorphoses, Robin Hood. Other Theatre: Filling Holes (Broadway Mime productions), Reflections: The Little Prince (Dancing Sky Theatre, Persephone Backstage Stage). Other: Kate is a proud graduate of the University of Regina’s BFA Acting program and the Globe Theatre’s Conservatory. She frequently teaches theatre creation classes at the Globe Theatre School. Kate has performed in local and feature films such as Chained, I Heart Regina, Close to Here, Grace, and Hardcore Logo II. Kate would like to thank her family for their loving support.

Daniel Maslany | Performer

Acting credits include: Robin Hood, Peter Pan, The Alice Nocturne, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George Dandin (Globe Theatre); Rage, The Alice Nocturne, The Story of Mr. Wright (Globe Theatre Shumiatcher Sandbox Series); Wrecked, The Secret Life of the Octopus (Persephone Youth Tour). Directing: The Fusion Project: By Candlelight (Globe Theatre Shumiatcher Sandbox Series). Sound Design/Music: Robin Hood, Metamorphoses (Globe Theatre). Upcoming Writing/Acting: O.C.Dean (Globe Theatre Shumiatcher Sandbox Series). Film & Television: Corner Gas, Moccasin Flats, Wingin’ It, Chained. Daniel was the recipient of Regina's Mayor’s Arts & Business Award for Emerging Artist in 2008. He is also a Graduate of the Globe Theatre Conservatory.

Ashley Turner | Performer

Ashley earned her BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the Globe Theatre's Actor Conservatory Training Program. Favorite roles include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Globe Theatre); Nothing Sacred (Greystone Theatre); and The Coronation Voyage (Last Exit Theatre). Ashley is a long-standing member of Saskatchewan's longest running improv troupe, The Saskatoon Soaps and a co-founder of the popular sketch comedy troupe SKIT SKIT. Up next: more skitting and Girls, Girls Girls! with Llewellyn Productions as part of Live Five's 9th Season.

Judy Wensel | Performer

Globe Theatre: Main Stage: Shout Sister (Assistant Director), Robin Hood, Metamorphoses, Marion Bridge, The Alice Nocturne (Performer). Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Fusion Project 2012 (Co-Director), Fusion Project 2011 (Co-Director), Dot & Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, The Alice Nocturne, The Decadent Flip-Mod (Performer). Other: Judy received a BFA in Acting from the University of Regina in 2009. She co-produces Regina’s Combat Improv and teaches with the Globe Theatre School. Judy was the recipient of the 2011 Stage West/Equity National Emerging Artist Award and the 2009 Regina Mayor’s Arts and Business Award for Emerging Artist. Upcoming: Directing: The Fusion Project (Globe Theatre – Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Kate Selleck | Original Lighting Design

Kate Selleck is happy to have been a part of the development of sets, props, and lighting for The Story Of Mr. Wright. She had the opportunity to light a number of shows while working as the Globe Theatre as the Sandbox’s Technical Coordinator. Favourites include: WhyRobotsMakeBetterLovers, The Unforeseen Journey Of Nathaniel Dunbar, Blink Blink Blink, and of course, The Story of Mr. Wright.

Kim Bujaczek | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: The 39 Steps, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Jake and the Kid, Honk!, The Syringa Tree, Peter Pan, Sexy Laundry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, The Clean House, George Dandin, Cinderella. Other Theatre: Wingfield Lost and Found, The Wizard of Oz (Citadel Theatre); Onegin, An Italian Straw Hat, Cinderella, The Nutcracker (The National Ballet of Canada); John Gabriel Borkman (Soulpepper Theatre Company); Leo (Great Canadian Theatre Company); Horse High!Bull Strong!Pig Tight! (Dancing Sky Theatre) and Pageant (Hot House Theatre). Other: Kim is a graduate of the University of Regina’s Stage Management and Technical Theatre program.

Upcoming Tour Dates

Neptune Theatre Studio, Halifax, NS
Oct 23 - 28, 2012
 

Production History

Globe Theatre’s Shumiatcher Sandbox Series, Regina, SK
Jan 20 – Jan 29, 2011


Available for Touring

Spring 2013 - Summer 2014

Reviews & Info

Read the review from prairie dog magazine

Download a digital copy of the tour brochure

Technical Information

Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission

Size of Company: Nine (9); five (5) actors, stage manager, director, technician, tour manager

Suitable Venue: 100+ seats. Flexible for various venues including in-the-round, thrust, and proscenium. Minimum 20’ x 20’ playing area. 1.5 days for load-in.

Fee Range: $15,000 - $25,000

Some strong language

Contact Information

Email: sandboxseries@globetheatrelive.com or
Phone: (306) 924-2813
Toll Free: 1.866.954.5623