A Boy Called Newfoundland

A Boy Called Newfoundland

"This family is making a comeback."

Theatre Smash's first world premiere of a Canadian play, A Boy Called Newfoundland told the story of a fifteen-year-old's journey to put his family back together, and in doing so, his own maturation from boy to man. The play's witty dialogue, unexpected situations, and raw vulnerability make for a disarming and engaging examination of love.

Newfoundland Willow, called Flounder by his family, is an awkward, fifteen-year-old cadet. A loner who is scared of being alone, Newfoundland thrives on stability, order and rules. When his mother returns home from her second honeymoon without her husband, Newfoundland and his sisters Brigid and Arley struggle to recreate the home and family they once knew.

Cast: Martha Burns, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Layne Coleman, Vivien Endicott-Douglas, Natasha Greenblatt, Martin Happer, Patrick Kwok-Choon
Set & Costume Designer: Robin Fisher
Lighting Designer: Jason Hand
Sound Designer: John Gzowski
Stage Manager: Melissa Novecosky
Assistant Director: Leigh McClymont


"Ashlie Corcoran's direction finds the perfect balance between the emotionally deep and the twee... This show is different, funny, and very well done."

"Ashlie Corcoran's astute and feather-light direction captures both the fun and the angst of this family."
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"Ashlie Corcoran continues to show impressive growth as a director playing out a number of scenes fast and loose... Corcoran does wonders getting cast members to go the distance."

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Photography by Scarlet O'Neill