Available for touring
Running time: 1 hr (no intermission)
“Allegra Fulton Triumphs Again…this one will be one of the shows of the season. Guaranteed.” - Toronto Star
“Fulton is amazing…A Triumphant Show for Nightwood” - Now Magazine
“Superb…Allegra Fulton is brilliant” - The Globe and Mail
“Add this to your must-see list.” - Toronto Sun
“The One Thing You Should See This Week” - Toronto Life
“The List is special in every way. Don’t Miss It!” - CBC, Here And Now
Written by Jennifer Tremblay
Translated by Shelley Tepperman
Directed by Kelly Thornton
Starring Allegra Fulton
Set and Costume Design by Denyse Karn
Lighting Design by Kimberly Purtell
Sound Design by Eric Meadows
Produced by Nightwood Theatre in co-production with Canadian Stage
From the celebrated Québec dramatist, Jennifer Tremblay, comes this moving and masterfully crafted tour-de-force. A woman invites us into her kitchen. Her neighbour is dead. Is she culpable for the death? The woman, who prides herself on never letting anything slip by, has overlooked an item on her list. A riveting tale of everyday to-do lists in which the essential and the ordinary are inextricably entwined. This powerful play stars one of Canada’s most revered stage actors, Allegra Fulton, best known for her solo tour-de-force Frida K. which garnered her international acclaim, winning awards in New York City, Toronto, Mexico City and across Canada.
Astounding and simple, the Governor General’s Award jury called The List: “Absolutely inspired…Jennifer Tremblay achieves the universal with economy and lucidity”. Kelly Thornton, Nightwood Artistic Director and director of The List, remarks, “It is this ranking from insignificant to imperative that fascinates me and speaks volumes to how we overlook our most vital human relationships, while navigating through our busy lives.”
JENNIFER TREMBLAY, Playwright
Jennifer Tremblay was born in 1973 in Forestville on the North Shore of the St-Lawrence River. In 1990, she published Histoires de Foudre, a collection of poems. In 1995, she graduated in Creative Literature from the University of Québec in Montréal and went on to publish short stories and articles for various magazines. She began her masters in literary research and devoted herself entirely to the works of Dany Laferrière. A long conversation with the author convinced her to leave her studies and focus on her own writing projects. She wrote close to 100 episodes of the children’s television show Les Chatouilles (Radio-Canada) and a few episodes of Bouledogue Bazard. In 2004, she founded Les Éditions de la Bagnole. She published her first novel Tout ce qui brille and several children’s books such as Un secret pour Matisse (A Secret for Matisse), Deux biscuits pour Sacha (Two Cookies for Sacha), Sacha et son sushi (Sacha and his Sushi), Miro et les canetons du lac Vert (Miro and the Green Lake Ducklings), Madame Zia and Matisse et les vaches lunaires, (Matisse and the Moon Cows). In 2008, she was awarded the Governor General’s prize, the most important literary prize in Canada, for her play La Liste (The List) published by Les Éditions de la Bagnole.
SHELLEY TEPPERMAN, Translator
Shelley Tepperman is a translator and dramaturg with a long history in Canadian theatre specializing in script development, project development and translation for the stage. Her thirty translations—two of which were nominated for the Governor General’s award—have been produced at CBC radio and on stages throughout North America. One of her specialties is intercultural dramaturgy and helping cultural works travel to new contexts. Ms. Tepperman translates from several languages and much of her work in theatre has involved helping audiences discover other cultural landscapes. From 1994 -1998 Shelley worked for CBC Radio Arts and Entertainment developing, adapting, directing and producing radio dramas for national broadcast. Ms. Tepperman also works in documentary film and television as a writer, story editor and director in several languages.
ALLEGRA FULTON, Actor
Allegra Fulton is a multi-award winning actress whose career spans film, television and theatre. In the past 12 months she has lived in the world of Henry James starring as Mrs. Moreen in Geometry in Venice at Montreal’s Segal Centre/Crow’s Theatre, received critical acclaim for her role as Kate in the Taming of the Shrew at A Noise Within in Los Angeles, appeared in Wajdi Mouawad’s searing play Scorched at the Tarragon Theatre and won the best actress award at the Cabbagetown International Film Festival for her role in Loonie. As well as an extensive body of work on screen, she has been seen in leading roles at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Soulpepper Theatre Company as well as countless theatres across Canada and the US. Her solo tour-de-force Frida K. by Gloria Montero earned Ms. Fulton international acclaim garnering awards in New York City, Toronto, Mexico City and across Canada. For more information, go to: www.allegrafulton.com