A Rumble Productions / Theatre Conspiracy co-production


March 11 – 29, 2009

at the Vancity Culture lab at The Cultch

by David Harrower

” …compelling theatre at its best – here augmented by excellent lead performances.” – Globe and Mail

Ray confronts a hidden past when Una arrives suddenly at his office in David Harrower’s explosive play, Blackbird. Guilt and raw emotions turn poisonous as they recollect a passionate but disastrous affair they had 15 years earlier. As tensions rise, we are left to question: where is the line between love and abuse? And can we ever break free from the shackles of the past?

Winner of three 2007/08 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards:

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Small Theatre for Russell Roberts
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Small Theatre for Jennifer Mawhinney
Outstanding Direction, Small Theatre for Norman Armour


Una: Jennifer Mawhinney
Ray: Russell Roberts
Girl: Mikela Vetro

Production Team:

Direction: Norman Armour
Sound design: Candelario Andrade
Costume design: Barbara Clayden
Set design: Barbara Clayden and John Webber
Lighting design: John Webber
Technical Direction: James Foy
Assistant Direction: Camille Gingras
Stage Management: Joanne PB Smith
Assistant Stage Management: Benjamin Cheung