“Dying to be Thin” By Linda A. Carson
Running Time: 60 minutes.
Touring November 4, 2013 – January 17, 2014 Grades 6 – 12
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Amanda could be any one in your class. She is a regular teenager, and she hangs around with a good group of friends. Recently, Amanda’s grades have started to slip. She’s also started to miss school a lot. What’s going on with Amanda only happens behind a closed, locked door, so it may be hard to figure out. This extraordinary play manages to be funny as well as profoundly powerful and moving.
“This production was valid and handled effectively – no attempt was made to glamorize or shield the audience from the realities of bulimia. This play should be performed every year.” Earl Grey School
MANITOBA THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Derek Aasland, Executive Producer
Linda A. Carson, Playwright
Heather Russell “Amanda”
Krista Jackson. Director
Linda A. Carson. Playwright
Sol Desharnais. Set and Costume Designer
Bill Williams. Lighting Designer
Susan Chafe. Sound Designer
Jessica Freundl . Stage Manager
Keith Damboise . Stage Manager (extension)
Tatiana Carnevale. . . .ASI Mentorship
Laura Lindeblom. Production Manager
Curtis Cushnie. Technical Director
Diane Klisko. Head of Wardrobe
Samantha Harrison . Head of Properties
Eric Bosse. Venue Technician