an ocean is not an ocean

“SO RARELY IN CANADIAN THEATRE DO CRAFT AND INNOVATION MEET AS SEAMLESSLY AND CONVINCINGLY AS THEY DO HERE..."-FANNINA WAUBERT DU PUISEAU

In 1969 British entrepreneur and sailor Donald Crowhurst appeared poised to win the prestigious Golden Globe Race, a solo, non-stop round the world sailing competition.  As he was poised to win on the final leg, however, organizers suddenly lost all contact with him.  His boat was found adrift in the mid-Atlantic two weeks later in sound condition, but with no sign of Crowhurst.  Then they read his unsettling logs and an entirely new story emerged...

A multimedia meditation on ambition and the artistry of deception.

The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst had it’s World Premiere as part of Alberta Theatre Projects’ Enbridge New Canadian Plays Series 2014/15.


Awards

Nominated for the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards’ Gwen Pharis Ringwood Prize for Drama.

Outstanding New Play, 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards

Outstanding Production Of A Play, 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards

Outstanding Direction (Eric Rose), 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards

Outstanding Lighting Design (Kerem Çetinel), 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards

Outstanding Projection Or Video Design ( Wladimiro A. Woyno R., Matthew Waddell And Laura Anzola), 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards 

Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Drama (Braden Griffiths), 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards

Nomination - Outstanding Actress In A Supporting Role (Vanessa Sabourin), 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards

Nomination - Best Technical Design - 2015 Calgary Critics' Awards 

Nomination - Best Creative Concept - 2015 Calgary Critics' Awards


credits

Text:  David van Belle and Eric Rose

Direction: Eric Rose

Dramaturgy: Vicki Stroich

Set and Costume Design: Patrick Du Wors

Lighting Design: Kerem Çetinel

Sound Design and Video Technology: Matthew Waddell

Video Design and Technology: Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez

Stage Management: Jennifer Swan

Assistant Direction: Andraea Sartison

Assistant Stage Manager: Patti Neice

Apprentice Stage Manager: Griffin Cork

Video Apprentice: Laura Anzola

Sound Design Assistant: Aidan Lytton

Workshop Stage Manager Beth Grieve

Managing Director, Ghost River Theatre: Mandy Clarke Dale

Photography: Benjamin Laird Photography

 

 

Braden Griffiths as Donald Crowhurst

Vanessa Sabourin as Clare Crowhurst

David van Belle as Rodney Hallworth

Geoffrey Ewert as Documentarian #1

Matthew McKinney as Documentarian #2


Ghost River Theatre would like to thank Concentric Public Affairs for being our Lead Sponsor for The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst


Praise for The Last Voyage of DOnald Crowhurst

"The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst is really a showcase for the bountiful imaginations of van Belle, Rose and Waddell and the acting prowess of Griffiths."  - Calgary Sun

“...I have rarely seen a piece of theatre that was so alive with ideas, so full of hunger for theatricality…” - Fannina Waubert Du Puiseau


 
 

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