LINDA WOOD EDWARDS, Playwright, Stage Manager
Linda is blessed to have a really interesting mother with a knack for telling stories and a talented director and cast to help bring them to life. She is especially delighted to share her mom’s story as a Flight-Line Mechanic in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Linda’s most recent play Four in the Crib was an audience favourite at the 2012 Edmonton Fringe Festival, and again in June 2013 for Alberta Seniors Week. Linda’s first play Spring Alibi (2005 Edmonton Fringe, directed by David Cheoros) garnered a Sterling Award nomination for Best New Fringe Work and was remounted in 2006 (Capital Fringe, Washington DC) and 2007 (Nakai Comedy Arts Festival, Whitehorse YT). Spring Alibi was also named Best Play at the TheatreONE Festival in Saskatchewan (2012). Linda’s homage to football fans True Grid sold out (2007 Fringe) and was remounted in 2010 as an official Grey Cup event. Both runs were directed by David. Linda wrote Support Ho’s, her tribute to girlfriends, for the 2009 Fringe. When not writing or going to CFL games, Linda is a governance/bylaw specialist for non-profits and a funeral celebrant.
DAVID CHEOROS (Director)
David Cheoros has now directed fifty plays, including four with Linda Wood Edwards. In his spare time, he produces LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival, and teaches at Grant MacEwan. It is an honour to help tell Ethel’s story, and by extension the story of thousands of women whose contribution and sacrifices in wartime remain largely overlooked.
Alex is very excited to be working on such a fantastic show with such an amazing team. Some past credits of Alex’s include Honor in Shoot/ Get Treasure/ Repeat, Hal in Proof, and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. Also watch out for Alex in the new movie Hemorrhage, which will be released on Video on Demand in the near future. Alex would like to send a thank you out to his mom and dad. It’s really up to you, but we hope you enjoy the show.
Full bio to come.
Laura Raboud is so honoured to be a part of Linda Wood Edwards’ fabulous play. Laura is a mother, drama teacher, and songwriter. Selected acting credits include: Here. Like This. directed by Amber Borotsik (Expanse Festival 2013), Apocalypse Prairie (Azimuth Theatre), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat, The Enchantment, 365 days/365 plays (Theatre Yes!), Two Small Bodies (Image Theatre), Swallow! (Frente productions, Some Girl(s) (Northern Light Theatre), and The Tempest, Assasins!, Skylight and Romeo and Juliet and The Ghost Sonata (Studio Theatre/MFA directing projects). She is co-founder of a theatre collective called The Other Theatre. Next fall she will be working with Pyretic Productions on SIA written by Matt Mackenzie for Fringe Theatre Adventures.