The Yard With the Old Plow

by Shanda Stefanson
Premiered April 22, 2022

A rural couple finds a young man in need of help one bitter, winter morning... and are surprised at the differences they discover between themselves. 

Directed by Joel Bernbaum*
Dramaturgy by by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Lisa Bayliss*, Alan Long*, and Aren Okemaysim

Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children. 

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The Yard With the Old Plow was written by Shanda Stefanson
Directed by Joel Bernbaum*
Script and production dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan

Performed by:
Lisa Bayliss* (Bev)
Alan Long* (Bob)
Aren Okemaysim (Jonathan)

Sound design, recording and audio production by Tim Bratton
Stage management by Stephen Waldschmidt

Original music by:
Darryl Dozlaw
Jordan Daniels
Marc Okihcihtaw
Donny Speidel

Image design by Brooklynn Bitner.

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

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*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT), and under ACTRA's National COVID-19 Response Initiative.Excerpt from CBC Radio Saskatoon Morning News weather report with Leisha Grebinski used with permission of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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