Firing Lines – Company

The cast and crew of Firing Lines: Journalist Beatrice Nasmyth Covers the First World War.

Randy Brososky – all the men

Randy has been acting professionally for film, television and theatre since 1993. Film credits include The Pharmacist and All My Sins. Television appearances include Mixed Blessings, and Guinea Pig. His stage credits include Cyrano de Bergerac, and Jailbait. He also street performs and occasionally voices cartoons. Randy likes cheese.



David CheorosDavid Cheoros – Director

Since 2006, David has been producing original theatre based on stories from Alberta history, in partnership with Karen Simonson. An occasional theatre and film director, David has also been festival director at the Fringe, co-founder of the Comedy Arts Festival, ED at FAVA, and GM at Theatre Network.  In October, he presents LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival.

Nicole Deibert – Visuals, Audio and Graphics designer

Nicole Deibert is a veteran designer, stage manager, producer and photographer.  Recently, she has worked with such companies as the Shaw Festival, Citadel Theatre and Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival. By day, she plots ways to reinforce St. Albert’s place as the cultural mecca of Alberta.

Geri DittrichGeri Dittrich – Costume Designer

Geri is so busy doing costumes for stage, festivals, events and entertainers in and around the Edmonton area, that she has no time to write a decent bio.





Debbie MarshallDebbie Marshall – Playwright

Debbie is the author of Give Your Other Vote to the Sister: A Woman’s Journey into the Great War, (University of Calgary Press, 2007). She has contributed to local and national magazines, on-line publications, and anthologies such as Dropped Threads II (Toronto: Random House, 2003). She is the editor of Spiritual Quest: Stories from Life (Toronto: UCPH, 2003) and Big Enough Dreams (Edmonton: Learning Community Press, 2006). Debbie is currently writing a book about three Canadian journalists who covered the First World War. One of them was Beatrice Nasmyth. Firing Lines is Debbie’s first play. She dedicates it to Monica Newton, the daughter of Beatrice Nasmyth.

Jenny McKillopJenny McKillop – Beatrice Nasmyth (in WWI) and Gladys

Jenny is tickled pink to be working with such a lovely group of people! Favorite credits include: Teddie Warfield in The Ambassador’s Wives (Teatro La Quindicina), Annie in Maggie Now (Theatre Prospero) and Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (River City Shakespeare). Jenny has her BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta and is also a graduate of Grant MacEwan’s Theatre Arts Program.  Next up, Jenny can be seen as Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest at the brand new theatre in Fort Edmonton Park!

Karen SimonsonKaren Simonson – Dramaturge

Karen Simonson is an archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta and a researcher focusing on Alberta history.  This is her fourth collaboration with husband David Cheoros. In addition to her work on Firing Lines, Karen is very proud of her most recent production, currently clocking in at approximately seven pounds and scheduled to arrive any day now.



Heather D. SwainHeather D. Swain – Beatrice Nasmyth (1939) and many other women

Heather D. Swain has been acting, directing, writing and making people laugh since graduating from York University nearly 30 years ago. She has performed in numerous Fringe shows and in 1994 began Street Performing at Streetfest. She has performed across Canada, United States, Mexico and the UK. Although she use to claim London as her other home she is now joyfully living in Highlands with her partner and two amazing children.


MAA & PAA Theatre are grateful to Sandra Bromley and Wallis Kendal for their permission to incorporate their extraordinary and moving Gun Sculpture into these and other photos.

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