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The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre: A Winner at 14th Annual Soirée Des Masques
August 2007

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.