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“Thistlepatch” by Catherine Frid
November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 am - November 20, 2022 @ 12:00 am EST
FireWorks Festival 2022
by Catherine FridDirector: Zoe Marin
Assistant Director: Glory
Associate Producer: Anne Martin
November 16-20, 2022
in the Studio Theatre
A child psychologist and an investigative reporter struggle to piece together the tragedy of a 14-year-old girl’s suicide in a juvenile prison. Thistlepatch is based on the true story of Dr. Flora Danziger, the whistleblower who, with Globe and Mail reporter Victor Malarek, effected the complete overhaul of Ontario’s child welfare services in the 1970s.
CATHERINE FRID’s produced plays include Spend Your Kids’ Inheritance (Toronto Fringe – Patron’s Pick), What I Gave I Have (Guelph Museums), Half Full (Mixed Company Theatre school tours), Burying Toni (Alumnae), The Bold Canadian (Arts and Letters Club), Homegrown (SummerWorks and others), GuineaPigging (Alumnae), and Dead Cat Bounce (Toronto Fringe and others). Catherine also co-creates community-engaged works, including Living Below the Line, AfterWhys, and Our Voices: Senior Selfies. Catherine is Artistic Director of Watercourse Theatre, and she teaches dramaturgy at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Chang School.