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Backbone Theatre Collective



by Clara Brennan


Directed by Wendy Bollard

Featuring Kate Besworth

January 24/25 Peninsula Theare

January 29-February 8 Havana Theatre

Backbone Theatre Collective acknowledges that we work and play on the land of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

Photo Credit: Charlie Gallant



Wendy Bollard is a director, producer, vocalist and actor who received her Master’s in Directing from East 15. Her favourite directing credits include the Canadian premiere of Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick for Peninsula Productions and Sea of Stories by Shawn MacDonald a newly commissioned musical that celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday. As an assistant director Wendy has worked on productions at RADA, Improbable Theatre, The Vancouver Arts Club and Bard on the Beach. Currently Wendy is teaching acting at AMTA-Belfast/Rome/London/NYC and pursuing directing opportunities in Canada and Europe.


Kate is grateful to live and work on the unceded and unsurrendered traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. She has acted in festivals and theatres across Canada, playing  leads at Shaw, MTC, Bard on the Beach, and for Mirvish. Kate will be playing Henry in the upcoming Bard on the Beach production of Henry V,  as well as Titania in Bard's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Thank you for coming to see theatre!



Sandra is thrilled to be working with this stellar team and is excited to be back in the assistant director's chair after assistant directing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, winner of the Joey award for Best Theatre Ensemble. Recently, Sandra was seen on stage in Dancing Lessons (Naked Goddess Productions).  She is currently having a lot of fun co-creating on the comedy pilot project   Tia Maria's Cafe (Portuguese Buns Productions) based on the hit Fringe play FESTA!.

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