Staged Performance

About The Performance


Jewel is based on a real-life catastrophe—the sinking of the Ocean Ranger, an oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland, on Valentine’s Day, 1982.

Three years later, a widow, Marjorie Clifford, at home in her trailer in Fort St. John, British Columbia, begins to take the first step in understanding that the humanity of love, in all of its tentative frailty, uncertainty and promise, can free a life paralyzed and dominated by loss.

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Ashley Chodat – Director

Ashley (she/her) is a playwright, dramaturg, director and teaching artist.

In these roles, she has been fortunate to work for companies like Bard on the Beach, Arts Club, The Cultch, PTC, Green Thumb, Arts Umbrella, Little Mountain Lion, Carousel Theatre for Young People (Vancouver) Theatre SKAM, Kaleidoscope (Victoria) She is passionate about stories that explore girlhood, speculative futures and intergenerational relationships. Recent playwright credits include: June Bug (Vancouver Fringe winner of TYP Family Forward Award, UpintheAir’s rEvolver Festival, Victoria Fringe), FRANK (Impulse Theatre Peek Show 14/Intrepid Incoming Fest), & Mother Pin (OR Festival).

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Applied Theatre from Uvic and a diploma in Theatre Performance from Douglas College. She is currently working on an adaptation of Frankenstein exploring robots/teenage girlhood and a TYA campfire jamboree about summer camp, sea monsters and eco-anxiety

Carly Pokoradi – Jewel

Carly (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist, collaborative creator, clown, director, & scrap collector who trusts her goosebumps.

Her work is rooted in curiosity, co-construction of story, & play. She is an auntie, a Jessie Richardson Award winner, an artistic associate with Monster Theatre, a graduate of Studio 58, one half of the comedy duo The Dangerous Janes, & a wannabe crone. Recent credits include Juliet: A Revenge Comedy (The Cultch/Monster Theatre), Snow White (Carousel Theatre for Young People), & The Löwensköld Ring (Little Mountain Lion Productions).

Life highlights include directing the world premiere of Light Rapid Transit (rEvolver Festival), co-writing/co-directing Crisis on Planet Z! (Vancouver International Children’s Festival), being named artist-in-residence for Hammock Residency (@hammockresidency), & becoming a Registered Sign Language Interpreter. She has worked with Theatre Replacement, Caravan Farm Theatre, The Chop, & Neworld Theatre. In her spare time, she sews poorly, sleeps deeply, and laughs loudly. Find her at @carlypo.

Carly Pokoradi


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