Dreary and Izzy

By Tara Beagan, Director Katey Wattam

Presented in partnership with Gwaandak Theatre

May 13 to May 29, 2021, preview May 12, 2021 @ 8pm

Tickets $26, except all Wednesdays which are pay-what-you-decide


Brenda Barnes
Katelyn Clark
Isabelle James-Walker
Colin Wolf

Artistic and Production Team

Katey Wattam - Director
Mary Sloan - Stage manager
Adrian Woodhouse - Assistant stage manager
Blake Shaá'koon Lepine - Set designer
Kasey Rae Anderson - Lighting designer
Gloria Mok - Costume designer
Annie Hakim - Props designer
Martin Nishikawa - Technical director and sound designer
Austin Roe - Assistant technical director
Al Loewen - Head carpenter
Lea-Ann McNally - Set consultant
Katherine Kellner - Lighting consultant
Philip Geller - Acting/directing support
Odile Nelson - Production manager

For Gwaandak Theatre

Colin Wolf - Artistic director
Sara German - Production coordinator
Martin Nishikawa - Managing director
Meredith Pritchard - Artistic producer

For The Guild

Brian Fidler - Artistic Director
Brandon Wicke - General Manager
The Guild Board - Executive producers

In association with Gwaandak Theatre, The Guild presents Dreary and Izzy by Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan. 1975, Lethbridge Alberta. The Monoghan sisters, Deirdre and Isabelle, are suddenly left to care for themselves. Deirdre, the biological child of the Monoghans – a White Catholic family – takes on the responsibility as the sole caregiver to her older sister, Isabelle, an adopted young Blackfoot woman born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Deirdre is struggling in this new role when Freddie Seven Horses, a charming vacuum cleaner salesman, arrives at their door and sparks unexplored emotions in each sister.

With Brenda Barnes, Katelyn Clark, Isabelle James-Walker and Colin Wolf.

"If you want to see how a gifted playwright stages strong emotions, you can find no better example than Dreary and Izzy, Tara Beagan's heartfelt look at a family affected by fetal alcohol damage." —Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

Tickets for Dreary and Izzy will go on sale at yukontickets.com on Wednesday April 28th, 2021.

Recommended for ages 16+. Content includes the Sixties Scoop, racism, ableism, bodily autonomy and sexually explicit subject matter. Please email guildproducer@gmail.com if you would like more information.

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