About The Staged Reading
By Sam Shephard
The play sheds light on unexplored aspects of Hathaway’s life by looking through the eyes and heart of the woman who spent a lifetime with—and without —the great poet.
This work is the celebration of a life unbowed by tragedy and unapologetic in the face of
Simon Johnston – DIRECTOR
Simon’s new novel, “House of Daughters” will be launched in December 2022. His previous novel “House of Wives”, published 2016 by Penguin Random House, is a Globe and Mail bestseller. His short stories have appeared in Ricepaper and other magazines. “A Good Morning” won the Friends of White Rock Library’s Writing Contest in 2015. “Pauline’s Diamond” won the White Rock and Surrey Writer’s Club Literary Contest in 2016. Simon was born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in Canada at McMaster University ‘72. He studied theatre in a variety of studios in New York, returning to Canada to work as an artistic director, director and playwright. More recently, he is retired from the Gateway Theatre where he was Artistic & Executive Director. Simon now lives in South Surrey, B.C. with his wife Sheila and their sybaritic cat Dash. www.simonjohnston.ca
Mahara Sinclaire – Anne Hathaway