I Am My Own Wife takes home top award for English Language Theatre Production in Quebec
August 28, 2007 – The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre
came away from the 14th Annual Soirée des Masques with the Best English
Language Production trophy, for this past season’s stunning solo performance
of I Am My Own Wife, starring Brett Christopher and directed by Chris
Abraham. Accepting the award on behalf of the Segal Theatre were Bryna Wasserman,
Artistic Director, Paul Flicker, Producer as well as Brett Christopher.
“We are thrilled to have won this award for Best Production and are equally
proud that members of the team were recognized for their individual contributions”
said Wasserman, referring to the fact that Luc Prairie was nominated for his
lighting design; Richard Feren, sound design; and Merissa Torjdman receiving
honorable mention for stage management.
Wasserman continued, “Part of our mandate at the Segal Theatre is to
produce plays that are socially relevant, that make us ask questions about our
society, the world we live in, and how we can play a part in shaping it. This
play speaks directly to this idea, to the reality of what it’s like to
live under tyranny and oppression, as the other, as an outcast, and yet to ultimately
survive.” She also acknowledged the role Brett Christopher played in bringing
this play to life. “This award is for Best Production, yet there was only
one person on stage. The award is, I believe, a testament to what a highly skilled
and talented actor can do when given the right material.”
The 2007-08 season at The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre begins in October
with The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Marcia Kash.