Cost of Living

Jan 11 - Feb 2, 2020

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Cost of Living

CANADIAN PREMIERE

A play about relationships that explores the space where bodies – abled and disabled – meet each other; a brilliant PhD student with cerebral palsy and his new caregiver, and a woman who has suffered a devastating accident and her ex-husband.

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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Written by MARTYNA MAJOK

Directed by ASHLIE CORCORAN
Set Design by DREW FACEY
Costume Design by AMY McDOUGALL
Lighting Design by REBECCA PICHERAK
Composition & Sound Design by DAVE CLARKE

Featuring:
Christopher Imbrosciano
Teal Sherer
Ashley Wright
Bahareh Yaraghi

In association with Arts Club Theatre Company

VENUE
Shoctor Theatre
WARNING: This production contains strong language and partial nudity. 14+
Run Time: Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission

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The universality of the story - a tale of need and selfish pride, resentment and resilience - shines through.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Immensely haunting. Tremendous emotion flows in Martyna Majok's exquisitely attuned play.
NEW YORK TIMES
The universality of the story - a tale of need and selfish pride, resentment and resilience - shines through.
Immensely haunting. Tremendous emotion flows in Martyna Majok's exquisitely attuned play.

Cast & Creative Team

  • CHRISTOPHER IMBROSCIANO
    JOHN
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    CHRISTOPHER IMBROSCIANO
    JOHN

    Citadel: Debut.

    Other Theatre: My Left/Right Foot – The Musical (National Theatre of Scotland); Teddy Ferrara (Donmar Warehouse); Teenage Dick (Artists Repertory Theatre); The Unexpected Guest (Theatre Row); Inside/Out: Voices from the Disability Community (Kennedy Center); Teddy Ferrara (Goodman Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Cripple of Inishmaan (Guild Hall); Rock Doves (Adrienne Theatre).

    Film & TV: Ben Comen, The Good Wife.

  • TEAL SHERER
    ANI
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    TEAL SHERER
    ANI

    Citadel: Debut.

    Other Theatre: Proof, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (NoHo Arts Center); American Voices (The Broad Stage); new play workshops (Manhattan Theatre Club, La Jolla Playhouse).

    Film & TV:NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor’s Remorse, The Guild, My Gimpy Life.

    Other: Best Comedy Performance winner, International Academy of Web Television Awards. Special thanks to her husband, Ali Alsaleh.

  • ASHLEY WRIGHT
    EDDIE
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    ASHLEY WRIGHT
    EDDIE

    Citadel: Sweat (Arts Club/Citadel); Shakespeare in Love (RMTC/Citadel).

    Other Theatre:Hamlet (Free Will Players); Merry Wives of Windsor (Bard on the Beach); Les Misérables (Mirvish); Slavs, The Black Rider, The Red Priest (Tarragon); True Love Lies (Factory); Omnium Gatherum, Fernando Krapp, Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage); The Trials of Ezra Pound (Stratford Festival).

    Film and TV: Copper; Murdoch Mysteries; Mayday; Flash of Genius; Princess; Degrassi: The Next Generation; Missing.

    Upcoming:Room (Grand/Mirvish).

  • BAHAREH YARAGHI
    JESS
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    BAHAREH YARAGHI
    JESS

    Citadel: Shakespeare in Love (Citadel/RMTC); The Kite Runner (Citadel/Theatre Calgary).

    Other Theatre:A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Mirvish/RMTC); An Ideal Husband, Julius Caesar, The Aeneid (Stratford Festival); Salt-Water Moon (Why Not Theatre/Factory Theatre); Unholy, HER2 (Nightwood); Kiss (Canadian Stage/Theatre Smash/ARC); Death of the King, Blood Wedding, Hallaj (Modern Times Stage Company); Le Placard, Les Zinspirés 2 (Theatre Français de Toronto); Moment, Pomona, Bea (ARC); Minotaur (YPT).

    Other: Bahareh is a six-time Dora award nominee (Individual & Ensemble), and a resident artist at ARC in Toronto.

  • ASHLIE CORCORAN
    DIRECTOR
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    ASHLIE CORCORAN
    DIRECTOR

    Citadel: Mamma Mia!

    Other Theatre: Ashlie is Artistic Director the Arts Club Theatre Company, where she directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time, The Matchmaker, Bed & Breakfast, and The Sound of Music.  Previously, Ashlie was AD of the Thousand Islands Playhouse where she directed 15 productions. She is co-founder and Artistic Producer for Toronto’s Theatre Smash, is a Chevening Scholar, a member of the Lincoln Centre Directors’ Lab, and has directed for Opera Philadelphia, Canadian Opera Company, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times, Centaur, Belfry, and Tarragon Theatres.

  • DREW FACEY
    SET DESIGNER
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    DREW FACEY
    SET DESIGNER

    Citadel: The Tempest, The Silver Arrow.

    Other Theatre: Drew has designed for a wide range of companies including The Shaw Festival, Vancouver Opera, Bard on the Beach, Arts Club, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Can Stage, The Globe, Touchstone Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Rumble Theatre, Caravan Farm Theatre. 

    Other: Drew is the recipient of 17 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for excellence in design. He is also a graduate of Studio 58. 

  • DAVE CLARKE
    COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER
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    DAVE CLARKE
    COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER

    Citadel:The Tempest, Vimy, Shakespeare’s Will.

    Other Theatre: The Cardiac Shadow (Northern Light Theatre); Middletown (University of Alberta); Élise contre l’extinction totale (L’UniThéâtre); The Comedy Company (Shadow); The Mountaintop (Theatre Calgary); Constellations (Alberta Theatre Projects); Ctrl-Alt-Del, Paper Song, Consent (Concrete); The Comedy of Errors (Freewill Players).

    Other: Dave’s 2019 American Sign Language/English musical Songs My Mother Never Sung Me (Concrete) received three Sterling Awards, including Outstanding Score. Other awards include Musical Direction (Ilsa, Queen of the Nazi Love Camp) and Sound (Vimy, Shakespeare’s Will, The Ecstatics). Dave was the sound guy for CBC Radio’s The Irrelevant Show.

  • AMY McDOUGALL
    COSTUME DESIGNER
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    AMY McDOUGALL
    COSTUME DESIGNER

    Citadel: Debut.

    Other Theatre:The Men in White (debut, 2017); Fun Home, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Arts Club); China Doll, Yoga Play (Gateway); Cabaret, Angels in America (Studio 58); Almost, Maine, Holy Mo! A Christmas Show, Common Grace, The Whipping Man (Pacific); Dead Metaphor (Firehall Arts Centre); Late Company (Touchstone)

    Other: Two-time Jessie award nominee; graduate of the University of British Columbia; Head of Wardrobe, Bard on the Beach.

  • REBECCA PICHERAK
    LIGHTING DESIGNER
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    REBECCA PICHERAK
    LIGHTING DESIGNER

    Citadel: Disgraced.

    Other Theatre:Bed and Breakfast, Bombay Black (Arts Club); Anne of Green Gables (Ballet Jorgen); Betrayal (Soulpepper); Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools (Buddies in Bad Times); Antigone: 方 (Young People’s Theatre); Buddy (Western Canada Theatre); Uncle Vanya (Shaw Festival); Tartuffe (National Arts Centre).

    Other: Three Dora awards for excellence in lighting design. Rebecca has toured nationally and internationally with many fantastic companies.

  • PAMELA JAKOBS
    STAGE MANAGER
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    PAMELA JAKOBS
    STAGE MANAGER

    Citadel: Debut

    Other Theatre:Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley, Mamma Mia!, It’s A Wonderful Life, Enchanted April, The Penelopiad, Les Mis (Arts Club); Elephant and Piggie, Cat in the Hat (Carousel Theatre); The 39 Steps (Circle Bright Productions); Fallujah (City Opera Vancouver); four summers with Steele Horse Productions in Fort Steele.

    Other: Pamela is a two-time Jessie nominee, and would like to thank her Craig and Rose for all their love and support. She’s excited to join this amazing company for her first show at the Citadel!

  • RACHEL DAWN WOODS
    ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
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    RACHEL DAWN WOODS
    ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

    Citadel:A Christmas Carol, The Candidate, Sweat

    Other Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet, The Ladies Foursome (Mayfield); The Winter's Tale, Two Gentleman of Verona (Freewill); The Comedy Company, Fly Me To The Moon, Annapurna (Shadow);  Les Feluettes, The Merry Widow (Edmonton Opera); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Travesties, The Graduate, Guys and Dolls (Segal); The Other, Bears (Pyretic); A Christmas Carol, Gifts of the Magi (TNB); Dear Johnny Deere (Blyth/Lighthouse); Romeo and Juliet (NAC).

    Other: Graduate of the National Theatre School and St. Thomas University.


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Runs Jan 11 - Feb 2, 2020
Venue Shoctor Theatre
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