Controlled Damage

February 4 - 23, 2020

By Andrea Scott

Disrupting the status quo

The world premiere of Controlled Damage explores the life of Viola Desmondand how her act of bravery in a New Glasgow, NS movie theatre started a ripple effect throughout society.
The play shines a light on how her courage impacted different cultural groups in the province and the effect it’s had over the past 70 years.


In association with 

House Program

Click here for the Controlled Damage house program.

Creative Team

Nigel Shawn Williams: Director
Brandon Kleiman: Set and Costume Designer
Kaitlin Hickey: Lighting Designer
Nick Bottomley: Projection Designer
Deanna H. Choi: Sound Designer/Composer/Music Director
Anna Shepard: Assistant Director (RBC Chrysalis Participant)

Stage Management

Hannah Burrows: Stage Manager
Olivia Rankin: Assistant Stage Manager


Scotiabank Stage:
February 4 - 23, 2020

Show Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 2 pm & 7:30 pm
No Evening Performance: Sunday, February 23

Key Dates:
February 4 - Pay What You Can*
February 7 - Opening Night
February 11 - Industry Night
February 12 - Talkback Night


Box Office Policies 

Student Matinée Program Information

This show does not yet have a run time.
Recommended for ages 12 and up (atmospheric haze and some mature content and themes).

*Bell Aliant PWYC dates are subject to change without notice, please check regularly  

We gratefully thank our sponsors for their generous support: