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The Insanity of Mary Girard.

Direction & Sound by Luay Eljamal

April 2010 — Cheepiyak Theatre — Fort McMurray, Canada

April 2010 — Timms Centre for the Arts — Edmonton, Canada 

May 2018 — Red Deer College — Red Deer, Canada

In 1790, Mary Girard is committed to an asylum. After Mary became pregnant by another man, her husband had her declared legally insane. Now, Mary sits in a chair as the "furies" dance around and impersonate people from her past. By the end of this haunting and highly theatrical piece, she has grown rather convincingly into her diagnosis.


Mary Girard: Maurie Pitura
The Warder: Robert Anstey
Mrs. Lum:  Elaine Bevans
Stephen Girard: Braden Price 
Mr. Phillips: Geoffrey Jones 
Polly Kenton: Humberly Gonzalez
Mrs. Hatcher: Rebecca Blair 


Director: Luay Eljamal 
Stage Manager: Melissa Kontuk 
Props: Nicole Noel,  Melissa Balaski, 
Lighting Designer: Terri Browning 
Sound Designer: Luay Eljamal 
Costume Designer: Terri Mort
Lighting Design & Operator: Terri Browning 
Sound Operator: Vanessa Jette 


Regional Awards

Best Actress (Maurie Pitura)

Best Student-Directed Play (Luay Eljamal) 

Best Play

Best Technical Design

Provincial Awards

Outstanding Direction (Luay Eljamal)

Outstanding Sound Design (Luay Eljamal) 

Outstanding Ensemble

Outstanding Lighting Design 

Outstanding Stage Management

Outstanding Production Concepts (Honorary)


by Luay Eljamal


by Luay Eljamal

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