Please note that this production has been canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
by Robert Chafe
Well known in Newfoundland as the Whale Man, Dr. Jon Lien during the course of his work pioneered techniques for rescuing whales entrapped in fishing nets saving the lives of over 500 animals. Between Breaths jumps time backwards, from the final moments of Lien’s life – in a wheelchair to his very first whale intervention.
Between Breaths runs 70 minutes long with no intermission.
Watch the Between Breaths CBC Feature
“Between Breaths is that rare piece of art that is both hopeful and truthful, that finds the beauty of the world without denying its cruelty.” – Broadway World
“A beautiful commemoration of the legacy of Jon Lien.” – Mooney on Theatre
“A breathtaking journey to the sea and beyond.” – Apt 613.ca
Robert Chafe – Playwright & Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud
Jillian Keily – Director
Sharon King-Campbell – Assistant Director
Kellie Walsh – Music Director
Patrick Foran – Production & Company Manager
Mara Bredovskis – Production Manager & Stage Manager
Brian Kenny – Technical Director & Sound Designer
Shawn Kerwin – Set & Costume Designer
Leigh Ann Vardy – Lighting Designer
Steve O’Connell – Jon
Berni Stapleton – Judy
Darryl Hopkins – Wayne
Steve Maloney – Guitar/Vocals
Brianna Grosse – Vocals/Percussion
Kevin Woolridge – Percussion/Mandolin/Harmonica/Vocals