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PARC Playwright Profile for December 2019 is Lindsay Thompson

November 27, 2019

 Lindsay Thompson is a Cape Breton based playwright, director and actress who started her writing journey at Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre.

Thompson's early work was produced at the Elizabeth Boardmore One Act FestivalBreaking The Tower (Best Play), Herstory,  (Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Play),  Spear  (Best ensemble, Best Play) and  The Top of the Tree (Best actress, Best supporting Actor, Elizabeth Boardmore Writing Award)

Lindsay is a founding member of Her Voice Theatre Company,  a group dedicated to producing plays with performance opportunities for women and minorities, as well as using theatre as a tool to do good in the community. Most recently Her Voice Theatre produced a production of Sense and Sensibility which was toured to local nursing homes.

Lindsay adapted and directed her own version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at the Boardmore Theatre in 2014 and has debuted two original full Length musicals at The Highland Arts Theatre. The first was Herstory: A Musical Guide for the Modern Woman (2016) and  the most recent production is  See Jane Run,  a musical about Jane from Tarzan (2019).

Lindsay has done a variety of creative writing work for Park’s Canada’s: including The Fortress of Louisbourg, which  included musicals and street scenes for regular programming.

In 2016, Lindsay wrote Katherine’s Island, a play based on the life of Katherine MacLennan which was produced by The Fortress of Louisbourg Association in partnership with The Old Sydney Society. Through Her Voice Theatre Company  Lindsay also mounted this production as a fundraiser for the Cape Breton Regional Library in honor of Katherine MacLennan.

Currently Lindsay is work shopping a new play called Sweet Enough through PARC and is directing a version of The Neverending Story at the Boardmore Theatre.