Northern Daughter has been made possible with SPONSORSHIP from The London Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, The City of London, The Chris Doty Endowment Fund, and SISKINDS | THE LAW FIRM.
A Powerful Backwoods Story With Music and Humour and Grit
Northern Daughter is a one-act solo performance, co-written by Donna Creighton and Louise Fagan, directed by Louise Fagan, and performed by Donna Creighton.
When we meet Josephine, she is returning to the lake of her childhood in the untamed Canadian north where she grew up, before escaping to the city. Dad is hard and gruff. Mom is romantic and refined. Both are stubborn as mules! But it is the villainous Mr. McAllister and wise Mrs. P. who change the course of Josephine’s life.
Armed with her paddle, a guitar, and the songs that punctuate her story, Josephine traces a sequence of pivotal memories on her journey home. The audience steps into the canoe with her.
Northern Daughter is a story about resilience – a backwoods drama set in the Canadian bush with music, humour and grit! Co-written by Donna Creighton and Louise Fagan, the play is performed by Canada’s award-winning singer-songwriter Donna Creighton. Donna moves fluidly from character to character, portraying each of them from Josephine’s point of view.
This is quintessentially Canadian theatre, with its wild forces, heart-tugging moments, and offbeat humour. Northern Daughter is in New York for its American Premiere as an official selection of the United Solo Theatre Festival on November 1, 2015.
NOTE: This show contains mature subject matter that is not suitable for children.
Purchase at Theatre Row Box Office, or online through www.telecharge.com, or by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200.
When buying tickets for Northern Daughter at United Solo, please provide the following: FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), THEATRE name (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), specific SHOW DATE (Nov. 1, 2015) and specific SHOW TIME (4:00 pm)
Songs Performed in Northern Daughter
Written and performed by Donna Creighton (vocal and guitar)
*Performed by Donna Creighton (recorder)
Northern Daughter (introduction)
Northern Daughter (reprise)
*Hinterland theme (parody)
- Northern Daughter's Canadian and World Premiere at The Arts Project in London, ON, October 2014
- Northern Daughter toured theatre festivals in Ontario (Stratford, London, Ottawa) and New York City in 2015
- Northern Daughter's American Premiere is at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, Nov. 1, 2015