June 2010 – The premiere production of Judith Thompson’s Such Creatures produced by Theatre Passe Muraille – January 14 to February 6, 2010 – was nominated for the Outstanding Play of the Year at the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Awards in Toronto. Also receiving a nomination was Michaela Washburn for her performance in the role of Blandy. Opening to excellent reviews in the Globe and Mail and NOW Magazine, Such Creatures had an great run and will be published later this year. For more information or to request a copy, contact Artistic Director Brian Quirt.
Featuring Maria Vacratsis and Michaela Washburn, with production design by Beth Kates and directed by Brian Quirt, Such Creatures is a beautiful and demanding addition to Judith’s body of work. Two deeply-linked monologues show us the astonishing courage and resilience of young human beings during earth shattering moments.
Each piece introduces us to a fifteen-year-old girl: the first speaks to us from contemporary Toronto, and the second from Auschwitz, 1945. Thanks to their shared love of Shakespeare, each girl believes in miracles when there is almost no hope and humour when there is nothing but fear.
Nightswimming and Theatre Passe Muraille were excited to welcome Judith back to TPM 30 years after her first work, The Crackwalker, burst onto its Backspace stage.