If you follow arts news at all, you might remember a little brou-ha-ha that went down last spring between Canadian top playwright Michael Healey, and Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. It was all over his new play, Proud. Full disclosure here – I used to work at the Tarragon Theatre, a place that is close to my heart. So I’m not going to weigh in on the controversy, and the fallout. But I am happy to tell you that Proud is being independently produced, and you can see it later this month at the Berkeley St. Theatre.
Proud’s a great play (I’ve read it – and you can read an excerpt here), and I’m really looking forward to the production. Miles Potter (yep, from Stratford) is directing, and the awesome Maev Beatty, Tom Barnett, Jeff Lillico, and Michael Healey himself make up the cast. Oh yeah, and I designed the poster. Which doesn’t count for much, but was fun to do!
Proud is on stage from September 20 – October 6. All the details and tickets can be found on this website.