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The scene: parent-teacher night, Teresa's third grade classroom. Enter Marion, an over-worked mother who does not have a time slot. Teresa agrees to meet with her, but what begins as an ordinary parent-teacher interview spirals into a gripping and raw confrontation. One woman is fighting to protect her family. The other is fighting for the family she always wanted.



CAST
Rafaela Lewis .... Teresa
Jorie Morrow .... Marion

CREATIVE
Playwright: Jordi Mand
Director: Rod Ceballos
Producers: Rafaela Lewis & Jorie Morrow
Stage Manager: Malcolm Byrne
Publicity Images: Seanna Kennedy

This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.


Meet the Team

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Rod Ceballos (Director) Rod has directed for The Rose Theatre and Flower Theatre Festival in Brampton, BirdLand Theatre, and Equity Showcase Theatre in the GTA. He has also directed in conservatory programs for Humber College, Theatre Erindale, and the University of Windsor. In the US, he was Artistic Director for the Shakespeare festivals of Chicago, Cincinnati, and Idaho, Associate Artistic Rector for The Empty Space Theatre in Seattle, Resident Director for the Virginia Shakespeare Festival and Artistic Coordator for the Lakeside One-Act Festival in Michigan. He directed for the Seattle Shakespeare Company, St. Croix Festival Theatre in Wisconsin, and Ocala Civic Theatre in Florida. He has served as Artistic Chair and/or Head of Acting for programs at the University of California, Davis, Willamette University in Oregon, and Boise State University in Idaho. He recently directed three projects for the Toronto Fringe (Katherine McLeod’s My High Heeled Life, Ingle Snapshots: Bus Riley’s Back in Town & Glory Flower, and Cold Comfort) and God of Carnage for the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Rod is co-artistic producer for Fly On The Wall Theatre in Toronto, where he recently directed Port Authority and Dublin Carol. Rod is a company member of Theatre 33 (Oregon) where he directed Maresfield Gardens and Amanda Transcending.

Jorie Morrow (Marion, Producer) Jorie is excited about Co-Producing and performing in this compelling drama and to be included in such amazing company on and off stage. Formal training includes graduating from George Brown Theatre School.
Selected Theatre: Anna Storace in Mozart’s Requiem in concert with the Toronto Beach Chorale; Selected Shakespeare scenes and monologues in Passion in Music a concert with the Toronto Beach Chorale; Mary in Hey Good Lookin’ (Co-writer/Actor/Producer, Toronto Fringe, 2015); Marmee in Women (Martha Rose Productions, Toronto Fringe, 2016); Anita in Harriet’s House and Ana’s Shadow (Gailey Road Productions); Amanda in The Glass Menagerie (Scarborough Players).

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Rafaela Lewis (Teresa, Producer) Rafaela is an actress, writer and producer. She holds a BA in Theatre from University of King’s College/Dalhousie University and is an alumnus of the Atlantic Theatre Company’s Professional Conservatory (New York). Founder and Artistic Director of Martha Rose Productions. Selected Theatre: Women (Martha Rose Productions); It’s A Wonderful Life (Lower Ossington Theatre); Miss Julie (Martha Rose Productions); Faith, Hope & Charity (Atlantic); The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Atlantic); Pinocchio (Berkshire Theatre Group) Selected Film/TV: Canada: The Story of Us (CBC); Defining Moments (upcoming, feature); The Romanoffs (upcoming, Amazon); Don’t Go into the Basement (upcoming, short, Producer/Writer/Lead).

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Jordi Mand (Playwright) Jordi Mand is a Toronto-based playwright who has worked with some of Canada’s most prominent theatre companies. Her first play, Between the Sheets, was produced by Nightwood Theatre in 2012 and has been produced nationally and internationally. Her second play, Caught, was produced by Theatre Passe Muraille in 2016. She has been a Playwright-in-Residence with Theatre Passe Muraille, Carousel Players and Nightswimming Theatre and a member of Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit. Upcoming is the world premiere of her new plays This Will Be Excellent (Carousel Players) and Brontë: The World Without (Stratford Festival). Mand is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

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Malcolm Byrne (Stage Manager) Recent stage management credits include: Living Will for Living Will Company (Toronto Fringe, 2018); Women for Martha Rose Productions (Toronto Finge, 2016); Hey Good Lookin’!  for Hey Good Lookin’ Productions (Toronto Fringe, 2015); Closer (Mortar & Pestle Productions) at Gerrard Art Space. Malcolm is also in his 14th season as the resident Stage Manager for The Civic Light Opera Company.