Chelsea Russell, Ordena Stephens-Thompson
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A Canadian Stage and Obsidian Theatre Co-Production

By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Tawiah M'Carthy

After its stunning sell-out NYC debut, Canadian Stage and Obsidian Theatre are proud to mount the first Canadian production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

In Fairview, the Frasier household is preparing for Grandma’s birthday party, but not everything is as it seems. While Beverly holds on to her sanity by a thread, her sister can’t be bothered to help, her brother is MIA, her husband doesn’t seem to listen... and the party guests are more than unexpected.

A radical examination of power, Fairview confronts notions of theatre, race, and surveillance.

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View Fairview Post-Show Resources here

To access assisted listening for Fairview, please download the Sennheiser MobileConnect app on your smartphone (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play). Bring your mobile device and headphones that are compatable with your device with you to the theatre. Canadian Stage staff would be happy to assist you with connecting to our network upon arrival at the theatre.

A glorious, scary reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, roil and shake us wide awake. – The New York Times


  • Jackie Sibblies Drury

Directed by

  • Tawiah M'Carthy

Assistant Director & Choreographer

  • Pulga Muchochoma

Set Designer

  • Jawon Kang

Costume Designer

  • Rachel Forbes

Assistant Costume Designer

  • Des'ree Gray

Lighting Designer

  • Logan Cracknell

Sound Designer

  • Miquelon Rodriguez

Assistant Sound Designer*

  • Jenna Geen

Stage Manager

  • Victoria Wang

Assistant Stage Manager

  • Lani Martel

Fight & Intimacy Coach

  • Anita Nittoly

Dialect Coach

  • Jane Gooderham

Active Listener

  • Jamie Robinson


Technical Director

  • Daniel Bennett

Assisstant Technical Director

  • Marshall Kidd

Apprentice Technical Director**

  • Christopher-Elizabeth

Head of Wardrobe

  • Chanti Laliberte

Head of Props

  • Mary Spyrakis

Props Assistant

  • Chynah Philadelphia

Scenic Artist

  • Alysson Bernabe

Wardrobe Cutter

  • Michael Zoffranieri

Head Technician, Lighting

  • Josh Vlodarchyk

House Technician, Audio

  • Everett Dalingwater

Head Technician

  • Jon Cunningham


  • Barbara Cardoso

  • *Jenna Geen’s Mentorship was made possible through the Associated Designers of Canada's Mentorship Program funded by the Government of Canada.

  • **Christopher-Elizabeth's apprenticeship was made possible through Obsidian Theatre's Young, Gifted & Black program funded by Rideau Foundation, Scotiabank, and Metcalf Foundation.
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FAIRVIEW was originally commissioned and presented by Soho Rep, New York, NY (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA (Tony Taccone, Artistic Director; Susan Medak, Managing Director).

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