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The December Man

The December Man by Coleen Murphy won the Governor General’s Award for Drama in 2007 and is inspired by one of the most tragic and significant incidents in our country’s history, the École Polytechnique Massacre on Dec 6th, 1989. Recently we spoke with Director Mary Vingoe of Homefirst Theatre about the production, which runs from November 25 - December 5 at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax. When and why did you first become interested in theatre? I fell in love with theatre as a kid when my parents took me to NYC and we saw see Raisin in The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry in Central Park. I took theatre at Dal and then my master’s at U of T. At that point I wanted to be an actor, I had some good roles with theatres like Passe Muraille and the Shaw Festival but after a few years I became more interested in writing and directing. I became more aware of the gender and racial disparities in theatre. I co-founded Nightwood theatre with a group of friends. This was the first professional thea

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