Factory Theatre & Thousand Islands Playhouse present “PRAIRIE NURSE”

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Prairie Nurse by Marie Beath Badian







Factory Theatre & Thousand Islands Playhouse present
Written by Marie Beath Badian | Directed by Sue Miner
April 21 – May 13, 2018


A culture-clashing comedy of errors with heart, PRAIRIE NURSE was inspired by the playwright’s mother and the legacy she and others with similar experiences have contributed to the fabric of Canada.





Marie Beath is a Toronto-based theatre maker. For Factory: she played Rhoda Nunn in Age of Arousal and was in the 2016 Natural Resources Creators’ Unit.


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As a playwright, her works include Prairie Nurse [Blyth Festival], The Making of St. Jerome (Next Stage Theatre Festival, nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards), Mind Over Matter (part of AutoShow, Convergence Theatre), and Novena (UnoFestival Victoria, Toronto Fringe Festival). Her radio work includes Yellow Rubber Boots (CBC Outfront) and an adaption her show of Novena (CBC Radio – The Drama of Immigration).







She was Playwright-in-Residence for fu-Gen Asian-Canadian Theatre Company (2008-2009) and Project:Humanity (2010-2011). She was a member of the 2010 HotHouse Playwright Unit at Cahoots Theatre Company, 2011/2013 Tarragon Playwright Unit, 2015 Soulpepper Playwrights’ Circle.


Marie Beath is Artistic Director of SMOOTHIELAND Performance Projects, a new TYA Company specializing in Custom-blended Episodic Youth Theatre. She is currently Creator-in-Residence with The Blyth Festival where she is developing a sequel to Prairie Nurse.


Upcoming: Prairie Nurse will have its Saskatchewan premiere this July 2018 at The Station Arts Centre in Rosthern, Saskatchewan directed by Johnna Wright.








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