1882. A monster lurks Lake Ontario. Thirty-nine people have already drowned. An intrepid reporter is about to come face to face with the culprit, and it’s worse than she’s ever imagined. A true horror story inspired (and thoroughly exaggerated) by Toronto’s very own sea serpent.
Natalie Frijia, Playwright
Natalie Frijia is a writer, theatre maker, and circus stage manager. She has a PhD in drama and environmental studies at the University of Toronto's Graduate Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, and the School of the Environment. She was also a member of Storefront Theatre’s inaugural Playwriting Unit. Her plays have been workshopped and presented at Ruby Slippers Advance Theatre Series, Summerworks Festival, Storefront Theatre, New Ideas Festival, Rhubarb Festival, and Fringe Festivals across Canada.
Christine Mears, Director
Christine Mears is a Director and Creative Producer who trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance and was awarded the Jacqueline Nicholls Award for Excellence in Directing in 2017. Christine has worked with feminist theatre company Lobster Frock, with who she co-created the play The Pursuit of Success withand completed artistic residencies at ARC Stockton Theatre and Theatre Deli. Christine is a regular visiting director at Rose Bruford drama school and was part of Peer Productions’ Motherline Creative Collective during the Covid-19 2020 lockdown. Christine recently directed JUMPER, a new play by Josh King which was performed at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre and The Bread and Roses Theatre.
Directing credits include JUMPER by Josh King, Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis, The Devil's Gateway by Sarah Daniels, Rosé Cheeks by Ciara Brown, All That is Gold Does Not Stay by Elene Hadjidaniel, Justine Cutts by Nikki Racklin, Lightning Girl by Rita Anderson, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Seven Seven by Twin Company, Bed by Jim Cartwright, How to Save a Little World by Matthew Anderson and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain by Craig Taylor.