Thump Thump by Liesl Lafferty

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THUMP THUMP is an absurd comedy about Maribel, a young woman who wants to find her former best friend and demand an apology. The only problem is… she is in complete denial of that fact that they both just jumped off the top of a really tall building.

Performance Times: |March 24th 7:30pm | March 25th 2:00pm | March 26th 7:30pm |

 


PLAYWRIGHT:

lafferty-bnpr-headshotLiesl Lafferty: As a playwright, dramaturg and director, Liesl has largely focused on creating and presenting new Canadian works. She received the Larry Lillo – Jessie Award for Outstanding Direction of a Play for House, by Daniel MacIvor. Another career highlight was directing and co-writing A Town Called Hockey at the Arts Club Theatre. Liesl is the President of the Board of Directors for Wet Ink Collective, a group of professional theatre women writing and developing new plays.

DIRECTOR:

photo-on-2-9-2014-at-10-24-am-3Dawn Milman is a writer, director, dramaturg and actor. She has spent the better part of the last twenty years working in and out of theatre and television. Some career highlights include directing and dramturging Yumi Ogawa’s Japanglish, being a part of the Wet Ink Collective, and working for several seasons with Paperny Films. She is delighted to work alongside this group of dynamic artists and the Brave New Play Rites Festival. Dawn is a graduate of Studio 58.

 

CAST:

img20170214_17302384Joelly Segal (Maribel)After a lengthy hiatus, Joelly is excited to return to her love of theatre and work with some dear old friends. Most days you can find her wrangling her 4 children, whipping up a delicious gluten-free treat or practicing yoga. As you may have guessed, Joelly is from Vancouver. Her special skills include parallel parking and breastfeeding. She is a graduate of Studio 58.
yumi-485finalYumi Ogawa (Olivia) is an actor and writer based in Vancouver. Some career highlights include, playing Linda in Mom’s the Word (Belfry/PTE), the Western Canadian tour of her critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical solo show, Japanglish, 4 years writing and performing sketch comedy with the Assaulted Fish, and playing Tess in Sex in Vancouver 1 & 2 (VACT). Yumi is the writing instructor/dramaturge at Arts Umbrella and a member of the Wet Ink Collective.

 

headshot-andrew-wadeAndrew Wade (Tommy) is an award-winning actor and playwright. A 2011 University of Victoria graduate (BFA:Acting, BA:Writing), he won the 2011 Vancouver Young Playwright’s Competition (The Romantics), has been nominated for two Ovation awards, one CTC award, and has written and performed original works in nineteen festivals across Canada. Co-created TITUS!: The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus (Pick of the Fringe Award + five-star review from The Vancouver Sun). http://www.andrewwade.ca @AndrewActs facebook.com/andrewdewade
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