a Rumble Productions/Firehall Arts Centre presentation

Burning Vision

April 23 – May 11, 2002

Firehall Arts Centre

by Marie Clements

This new commission by internationally acclaimed playwright Marie Clements (The Unnatural and Accidental Women) traces the journey of uranium rock from Northern Canada – embedded in Sahtu Dene – through water, over land, and into fire: the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. Both tragic and irreverent, Burning Vision weighs the burdens of our ancestors as they travel through time, across continents and in our genes to cast shadows on the present. Developed in partnership with the Banff Playwrights Colony and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal.

Burning Vision received five Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations, including one for Outstanding Production.


Nathan Dubois as Little Boy
Marcus Hondro as Brother Labine 2/The Miner/Stevedore
Hiro Kanagawa as Koji
Margo Kane as The Widow/The Japanese Grandmother
Kevin Loring as Brother Labine 1/The Dene Ore Carrier/Stevedore
Julie Tamiko Manning as Round Rose/Tokyo Rose
Allan Morgan as Fatman/ Captain Mike
Lisa C. Ravensbergen as Rose
Erin Wells as Radium Painter

Production Team:

Production: Norman Armour
Direction: Peter Hinton
Dramaturgy: Paula Danckert
Stage Management: David Kerr
Assistant Stage Management: Brandy Hanuse Corlett
Costume Design: Barbara Clayden
Props Design: Erinne Drake
Sound Design: Noah Drew
Technical Director: Ken Hollands
Set Design: Andreas Kahre
Lighting Design: John Webber
Administration: Ilena Lee Cramer