THE BELFRY THEATRE PRESENTS
by Jan Wood and James Fagan Tait
Streaming September 20 – 26, 2021
Same Old Same Old
Jan Wood – Her / Playwright
James Fagan Tait – Him / Playwright
Michael Shamata – Stage Manager
Kaitlin Williams – Director
Jessica Oostergo – Set & Costume Designer
Jono Kim – Lighting Designer
Brian Linds – Sound Designer
Candelario Andrade – Videographer & Video Editor
Peter Carlone – Director of Photography
Treena Stubel – Movement Coach
Caryn Fehr – Stage Manager
Becca Jorgensen – Assistant Stage Manager
Brenda Grantham – Make-up Artist
Production photography by Peter Pokorny
Same Old Same Old is 78 minutes long.
This production is supported by a generous gift from John & Suzanne Stewart
The Belfry Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and engages professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the terms of the jointly negotiated Canadian Theatre Agreement.
Same Old Same Old is produced under the auspices of UBCP / ACTRA.
The Belfry Theatre is on the land of the Lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. The Lək̓ʷəŋən people have been keepers of this land for millennia and we offer our respect and gratitude for our uninvited presence on their territory.
These lands are within the disputed Douglas Treaties territories, treaties that were negotiated verbally, signed to blank pieces of paper by the Indigenous leaders and then had text added by the colonial government. The colonial perspective on the treaty is one of a sale of land, while the Indigenous perspective is a sharing of territory.
The Songhees are members of the Te’mexw Treaty Association seeking a modern treaty with the Crown on their rights, territory and self-government.
The Belfry Theatre is a registered Canadian charity, 11921 5549 RR0001.
The Belfry Theatre is a member of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Destination Greater Victoria, and the Professional Arts Alliance of Greater Victoria.
President – Richard Brownsey
Vice-President – Dr. Sheila Elworthy
Secretary – Ross Woodland
Treasurer – Robert Thomson, CA
Dr. Joan Mcarthur-Blair
Honorary Board of Directors
Chair Emeritus – Patrick Stewart
Robert Johnston, Q.C.
Dr. Brian Winsby
Kate Barry – Development CoordinatorJane Broomfield – Front of House ManagerHelena Descoteau – Box Office SupervisorMark Dusseault – Director of Marketing & CommunicationsLinda Findlay – Head of WardrobeMike Ford – Director of Production and OperationsIan Gibson – Audience Services ManagerIvan Habel – Executive DirectorKeith Houghton – Head Technician & Systems AdministratorValerie Houle – Company ManagerCarole Klemm – Scenic ArtistMatty Cervantes Navarrete – Manager of Community and Artistic ConnectionsPatricia O’Brien – Financial OfficerSamantha Pelkey – Associate Producer and Indigenous Relations ManagerPeter Pokorny – Head of PropsDale Pudwell – Head Scenic CarpenterMichael Shamata – Artistic DirectorLara Shepard – CustodianGregory Smith – Technical DirectorSusan Stevenson – Director of Development
In 2019, on the eve of a study leave from UVic, Jan proposed that she and Jimmy collaborate on a new project for the theatre and he suggested they write a play they could perform until the end of time. At several coffee bars in Victoria, they started writing unrelated scenes about and for two very old people. They wrote on separate laptops, read stuff aloud, and laughed. Each new scene inspired another until five days later they had a hundred pages of raw material.
They submitted five scenes to the Belfry’s Incubator Project and Michael Shamata designated it worthy of development funding instead and asked them to read a draft for the launch of the 2020 SPARK Festival, seconds before lockdown. The response was riotous, and Michael programmed it for the following season.
Michael suggested they remove the third-person address each character spoke or give it to a narrator so they asked him to play the “stage manager” in the upcoming production.
Bill and Maureen are distilled from the four remarkable people that Jan and Jimmy come from – Pat and George Wood and Norah and Allan Tait. The play is a tribute to them and an act of gratitude to the loving and hilarious families they come from.
They are grateful to Michael Shamata, director Kaitlin Williams, choreographer Treena Stubel, and the entire magnificent team for lifting it off the page and getting it and them to the stage…and for translating it to the screen.
Jan Wood & James Fagan Tait
What a joy it has been to guide this brilliant script to production over this past year. I so deeply admire both Jan and Jimmy and the work the Belfry does. And I have deep Island roots, so working on this play felt like coming home.
The experience of creating Same Old, Same Old was marked by responsiveness and collaboration. As you might imagine, our plans had to change a few times as we rode the pandemic wave(s). Eventually, we were able to safely gather in person this past June to create a special hybrid production. My aim was to capture theatre on film in a fresh way. Although many of us have never made a movie, the entire creative team rose to the challenge. Our process began with a week on Zoom, followed by two weeks of in-person rehearsal. What you can now watch was edited together from footage filmed over four days. The whole process stretched each of us as we “innovated” something into life.
Ultimately it was encouraging to make art during this difficult time, though the absence of one vital ingredient never fully lifted. We missed you, the audience! But now here we are with you, apart but united.
It is with great pleasure that we present our filmed production of Same Old. No matter your age or experience in life, we hope Bill and Maureen feel familiar and make you feel at home–and make you laugh! We made this for you. Through all its iterations and forms, the Belfry championed this production. We all knew that this script was a treasure to be shared. Enjoy!
There is much in this play and this film that is personal for me.
To begin with—I have known both Jan Wood and James Fagan Tait for many years. Jan and I first met working on a production of As You Like It at the Stratford Festival in 1983. Jimmy and I first met in 2001 when he auditioned for a production of The Music Man that Glynis Leyshon had invited me to direct during her tenure at the Vancouver Playhouse. I cast Jimmy on the spot—and there began a very special and valued friendship. Jimmy is one of—if not the—best directors in this country. I look up to him, admire him, aspire to his level of simple and honest productions, and love talking to him about the theatre.
I fell in love with this play when I first read it—when it was a collection of short scenes that were still being shuffled about and rearranged. Rehearsing for the 2020 SPARK Festival reading felt like three friends—three kids—playing. It was pure joy. With the addition of the audience at that evening’s reading—about 60 devoted Belfry patrons gathered in the lobby—Jan and Jimmy’s writing lifted off the page and filled the space with laughter—the kind that is unmistakably the laughter of recognition. “Bill” and “Maureen” created the kind of audience connection we live for in the theatre.
Having the honour of rehearsing this play with Jan and Jimmy—plus the luxury of listening to it repeatedly—and the thrill of interacting with the two of them—allowed the play to open like a flower and reveal itself to me in all its complicated colours. This play is about nothing less than life—which means it’s also about death—and the myriad questions that persist within those two concepts. I am in awe of what Jan and Jimmy have created.
Inevitably, both my mother and father were very present in my heart and mind throughout this process—and for that I am especially grateful for this experience.
I thank Kaitlin Williams for the love and wisdom she brought to her direction of this script. Peter Carlone’s videography, Keith Houghton’s camera work, Greg Smith’s sound work, and Candelario Andrade’s editing have given us a professional-looking film. And the design team of Jessica Oostergo, Jono Kim, Brian Linds and Brenda Grantham made it look and sound beautiful. I must single out Treena Stubel—who created the powerful movement pieces in Same Old Same Old—and who also spent time teaching me how to walk and talk at the same time—and how to feel at ease (somewhat) on stage. Our Guest Stage Manager Caryn Fehr and our Resident Assistant Stage Manager Becca Jorgensen rounded out our band of merry thespians frolicking in the land of cinema—!
It is my hope that you enjoy this very special play one half as much as I enjoyed being a part of it—!
with my best wishes and respect—
It seems forever since I last had the opportunity to write to you. So much has transpired in our world. Much more than a pandemic, which is odd to contemplate; Black Lives Matter, graves in schoolyards sparking a whole wave of 215+, public worldwide warning of environmental disasters, and an election or two.
So where in all this does the theatre fit in? For us, for the artists and we expect for you, the theatre, our theatre, can be an important part of all this and more. Being together in a collective space sharing stories is both a healing and learning process. The theatre helps us understand, empathize and learn new perspectives, and to consider how we fit in. So welcome back to the theatre, where we entertain but most importantly share the stories of our world.
Welcome to this first show of a new season – how pleasant to say those words again! While we won’t share the community of sitting together in a darkened theatre, we can share the experience of a new season beginning, bringing us new stories. And what better way to start this season than with a simple story of love and of the long experience of life – and a life together.
Welcome back to your Belfry, and thank you for your loyalty, your support and your love of this theatre. I so look forward to many more letters to you all, and to welcoming each of you back into your theatre over the course of an exciting season of stories.
Her / Playwright
Jan has taught acting at the University of Victoria since 1996 and her teaching is enriched by her involvement in productions. With the Belfry, she has performed in Half Life, The Life Inside and A Christmas Carol. She has also appeared at the Blue Bridge Theatre (The Master Builder and All My Sons), Theatre SKAM and The Other Guys Theatre Company. One of her great joys is to work alongside former students and what a thrill it has been for her to be directed by Kaitlin Williams (BFA ‘09), and to share the rehearsal hall with Peter Carlone (BFA ‘08), Director of Photography and Becca Jorgensen (BFA ‘16), Assistant Stage Manager as well as the many other Phoenix graduates who are employed at the Belfry.
Him / Playwright
At the Belfry, Jimmy directed Taking Off, Helen’s Necklace, The Life Inside (which he also wrote), Still Life and acted in The Hostage. In the SPARK Festival, he directed Cirque Poule, Tiny Apocalypse and 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer (also co-playwright and actor). In Victoria, he has directed for the Canadian College of Performing Arts and Theatre SKAM and acted at Kaleidoscope. He lives in Vancouver and received two Jessie Richardson Awards, one for directing his adaptation of Crime and Punishment and one for co-writing Devil Box Cabaret both for Neworld Theatre. His play The Explanation premiered two years ago in a frank theatre production at the Cultch. He is so grateful to Michael Shamata for continuing to champion and develop his endeavours and is thrilled to be back at the Belfry and in the world again. He is also thrilled to be working with his old pal Jan and the whole darn team. He dedicates his performance in Same Old Same Old to his dear friend Sam Allman (1933-2020).
Michael has been a grateful guest on Lekwungen territory for almost 14 years. As Artistic Director of Victoria’s Belfry Theatre, he commissioned and directed Home Is A Beautiful Word, Forget About Tomorrow, and BEING HERE: The Refugee Project. Other Belfry credits include the Canadian premieres of The Year of Magical Thinking and A Doll’s House, Part 2, and the English-language premiere of And Slowly Beauty. An award-winning director, he has directed at most of Canada’s major theatres, including Stratford and Canadian Stage, and his productions have won awards for Outstanding Production in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa. Michael is the former Artistic Director of Theatre New Brunswick and the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario.
Kaitlin Williams is an interdisciplinary theatre artist based on the unceded Coast Salish territory shared by the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She was named Artistic Director of Pacific Theatre in September 2020. She has also worked with Bard on the Beach, the Arts Club, the Belfry Theatre, ITSAZOO, Delinquent Theatre, the Electric Company, Chemainus Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Touchstone Theatre, Rumble Theatre, and many others. Kaitlin has been nominated for multiple Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, and her Pacific shows have received 8 nominations, including “Outstanding Ensemble” (Almost, Maine) and “Outstanding Production and Direction” (Kim’s Convenience). Working at the Belfry felt like a homecoming, as both her parents were born and raised on the island, and she is a graduate of the University of Victoria. This one is for Gramma Williams and Grandma and Grandpa Welsh.
Candelario Andrade Is a video editor and media designer for theatre, dance and performance arts. Recent streaming credits include: Body Parts (Tara Cheyenne Performance); Bard Beyond the Beach (Bard on the Beach) and Pathetic Fallacy (The Chop -with Milton Lim). Recent theatre credits: Anywhere But Here (Electric Company); House and Home (Firehall); Anon(ymous) (Studio58). For the Belfry: Griffin and Sabine; Forget About Tomorrow. As video editor he has worked for Knowledge Network, VIFF and several short films and animations for visual artist Cindy Mochizuki. Cande is a faculty teacher at Studio58 and co-artistic director of Rough House productions.
Jessica is so pleased to be back in the theatre working with this fantastic team! She recently completed the Interaction Design program at ECUAD and designed various productions including The Amaryllis (Firehall/Search Party), Transform Festival (Urban Ink/The Cultch), and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Chemainus Theatre Festival). Jessica worked on The Magicians (SYFY/NBC), and has built costumes for various commercials including Black Licorice for Peach Pit, I Knew You When for Marianas Trench, and Vessel for Royal.
Jessica worked as the Assistant Head of Wardrobe for Bard on the Beach for 7 seasons. She is a two-time Jessie Richardson Award Winner and five-time nominee, a graduate of Studio 58, and a member of ADC 659.
Jonathan Kim, better known as Jono, is a Jessie nominated lighting designer based in Vancouver, BC. He is a graduate of SFU’s Theatre Production and Design program. Jonathan is also a member of ADC (Associated Designers Canada) and CHIMERIK 似不像, an interdisciplinary collective. His most recent works include: House and Home (Firehall Arts Centre); Gramma (Pacific Theatre); High Water (Macromatter); Flying White (Turning Point Ensemble & Wen Wei Dance); Kim’s Convenience (Arts Club); The Relay (The Cultch Digital Storytelling Team); The Array: First Contact (Upintheair Theatre); and Playthings (Affair of Honor).
For the Belfry: Every Brilliant Thing, Bang Bang, Mustard, The Valley, The Best Brothers, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, God of Carnage, The Trespassers, The Turn of the Screw, The Girl in the Goldfish Bowl. His sound design/performance piece Reverberations, was presented as part of the Belfry’s 2017 SPARK Festival and at Presentation House in March 2019. Selected sound design: The Full Light of Day, No Exit (Electric Company), Carried Away On The Crest Of A Wave(National Arts Centre), Sweeney Todd (Vancouver Opera),Romeo and Juliet (Bard on the Beach), The Skin of our Teeth, (Phoenix), Of Mice and Men, (Blue Bridge), August: Osage County, The History Boys (Arts Club).
Peter Carlone is a comedian and filmmaker based in Vancouver BC. Getting his start in filmmaking with Itsazoo Productions, he also developed content for Science World in Vancouver. He is currently a contract director at the video production house Noravera. He is also one half of Canadian comedy award winning comedy duo Peter N’ Chris. Peter N’ Chris have performed at acclaimed festivals such as Just For Laughs, JFL42, and numerous fringe festivals across the country.
Treena Stubel is a dancer, actor, choreographer and movement director. She has appeared in a wide range of stage productions and has created numerous new dance theatre works for festivals in Canada and abroad. Her choreography for theatre includes productions with: Blue Bridge Theatre, Bard On The Beach, The Belfry Theatre, Atomic Vaudeville, The Caravan Farm Theatre, and Theatre SKAM. She has received two Monday Magazine Awards, A Chrystal Award, (Best New Initiative for Bounce Performance Works) and nominations for both Sterling and Broadway World Awards for Best Choreography. She was the original choreographer and movement director of the Dora Award-winning Ride The Cyclone which has gone on to US productions including Off Broadway. She is also a sought after teacher of movement and holds an MFA in Lecoq Physical Theatre from LISPA in London, UK.
Caryn is very happy to be back at the wonderful Belfry Theatre where she has previously stage managed Forget About Tomorrow, The Valley, Best Brothers, How To Disappear Completely and Proud. Recent credits with the Arts Club Theatre Company include Buffoon, The Shoplifters, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Waiting Room. She has toured with productions throughout Canada and to Ireland. Other Vancouver productions include work with The Vancouver Playhouse, New Play Centre, Touchstone Theatre, Axis Theatre and the Fringe Festival. Caryn is a recipient of the Mary Phillips Prize, a Jessie award for behind-the-scenes achievement.
Becca is a Vancouver Island born and raised Indo-Canadian Marathoner. As a Stage Manager, Becca has supported teams on the West Coast from Theatre, to Opera, to Dance, and beyond. She is overjoyed to be creating and working with the Belfry Theatre for her 5th Season. Becca is a graduate of the University of Victoria and proud auntie to Audrey Nora, Clara Jane, Ellie Mae, Otis, and Primrose.
The Belfry Theatre gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, the Capital Regional District Arts Development Office and the City of Victoria.
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Government of Canada †
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Henley Family Fund†
The Mclean Foundation
Elizabeth McPherson Fund for the Arts†
Provincial Employees Community Services Fund
The Stewart Fund (through the Vancouver Foundation)
Victoria Guest Services
Peter & Nancy Vivian Fund †
† through the Victoria Foundation
The support of visionary philanthropy ensures that the Belfry will continue to flourish as Greater Victoria’s premier contemporary theatre company.
Dr. Perry & Late Annamaria Bamji
Richard Brownsey & Glynis Leyshon
Jane Francis & Dave Skilling
Barbara Greeniaus & Bill Israel
Bruce & Barbara Housser
John & Anne Keay
Robert & Ann Myers
Cindy Petrowski & Phil Marsh
John & Suzanne Stewart
Julie & John Richard Swenson
Plus a further seven anonymous members
We invite you to join the Belfry Legacy Circle by making a planned gift or bequest. Gift planning is an inspired, meaningful and deeply personal way to secure the future of the Belfry Theatre. The support of visionary philanthropy ensures that the Belfry will continue to flourish as Greater Victoria’s premier contemporary theatre company.
Consult your professional advisors about the many forms through which you can achieve tax advantages of charitable donations and bequests. Please inform us if you have included the Belfry in your estate plans, so we can acknowledge your support during and/or after your lifetime, according to your wishes. Contact: Susan Stevenson, Director of Development, 250-385-6835 ext. 229 or email@example.com
The Belfry acknowledges the generous recent and past gifts from the estates of:
Roger J. Bishop
Shirley Mae Dawson
Marguerite Kathleen Friesen
David Neil Lee
Maria Luisa Macrae
M. Grace Mersereau
Alan Geoffrey White
Annamaria Bamji Memorial Award for Emerging Playwrights created by Dr. Perry Bamji+
In Memory of Eric Adler
In Memory of Violet Armstrong (2)
In Memory of Annamaria Bamji from Lady Jane
In Memory of my sister Beth, from Casey
In Memory of Agnes and Arnold Davies
In Memory of my brother Gerry Emery
In Memory of Michael Fallis (2)
In Memory of Antonietta Forte
In Memory of Jean Elizabeth Kõdar
In Memory of Nikki & Bruce MacKenzie from the family
In Memory of Ronald Adam Polstein
In Memory of Jacqueline Price
In Memory of Jack & Lisa Valikoski
+Through the Victoria Foundation
Ronald & Juliana Polstein †
Barbara & Philip Potash Foundation *
Dr. Perry & Late Annamaria Bamji †
Sheila & Paul Elworthy *
The Nikki & Bruce MacKenzie Family
Claude & Joan Mury *
Alan Marcus & Gail Nagley *
Dr. Stephen Tax
Ian & Gloria Back Fund †
Susan & Gary Braley
Stephen Cushing & Debbie Gill *
Mohan & Kathy Jawl
The Honorable Robert Johnston QC *
Robert Milne *
Katherine Farris & Kit Pearson
Gregg & Jennifer Perry
Lee & Karl Soberlak Foundation
Honorable & Mrs. David & Sandra Anderson
Barbara & John Barton
Glynis Leyshon & Richard Brownsey
Ray Jones & Diana Dampsy
David Harris Flaherty
Patricia O’Brien & Michael Gaudet
Joe & Linda Harvey
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Lesley Watson & Evert Lindquist
Bill & Maureen Murphy-Dyson
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Al & Judith Title
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Lois L. George **
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Nicola Ruth Rendell
Amy Adams & David Secord
Marie Skinnider *
Brian & Barbara Smith
Kenneth Wm. Thornicroft
Margaret Walker *
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Carolyn Whitfield *
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Adelle Clements *
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Clayton Baraniuk & Jason Dubois
Ross & Faye Eddy
Barb Edwards & Fred Pries
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Sandy Mayzel & John Gould
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Lyndsay Green & Hank Intven *
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Robert & Sydney Kalef
Bruce & Gwyneth Kingham
Margaret Kortes *
Mary Lacalli **
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Lynn / Susan
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Ann Smith *
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Brian Linds & Jan Wood
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Gordon & Nan Zorn **
Our thanks to the 164 Believers ($75 – $149) and 242 Friends (up to $74)
* Donor moved up a category
The Belfry Theatre thanks our generous donors who contributed to the 2020 / 21 Capital Retrofitting Project. Their support made it possible to install a wheelchair elevator and washroom backstage, making our stage and dressing rooms accessible to all artists, visitors, volunteers and staff.
Government of Canada
The Province of British Columbia (through the BC Arts Council)
Andrew Sheret Limited
Terence Patrick Barker
The Barraclough Foundation
Charis & Brian
Alex & Samantha Currie
The Hamber Foundation
Allana Lindgren & Ted L. McDorman
Milton Schlosser & Paul Harland
Rotary Club of Victoria
Plus 3 Name a Seat donors