Northern Sabbatical Productions


Through Northern Sabbatical Productions, Linda writes, produces, and stage manages her own plays and also helps her other artist friends with theirs. This year Linda has two short plays (Almost the Pioneer Brewing Company and Gibberish v. Genius) appearing in festivals in Canmore and Edmonton, her play Four in the Crib is being done by the Windmill Theatre Players in High River AB, and she is co-writing a new play with David Cheoros for the Edmonton Fringe Festival. In 2017 Linda told the story of her real life (mis)adventure hiking the famed Chilkoot Trail. Trail and Error explains quite a bit about why Linda is Linda, and it also garnered a Sterling Award nomination. In 2015 Linda took Spring Alibi to the Adelaide Fringe in Australia in honour of the 10th anniversary of its first production. Spring Alibi originally won the Nakai Theatre 24-Hour Playwriting Competition (1997, Whitehorse YT) and was first produced at the Edmonton Fringe (2005), garnering a Sterling Award nomination for Best New Fringe Work. It was remounted in 2006 (Capital Fringe, Canadian Embassy in Washington DC) and 2007 (Nakai Comedy Arts Festival, Whitehorse YT). Spring Alibi was also named Best Play at the TheatreONE Festival in Saskatchewan (2012) and the latest production (2015). Linda’s play about her mom’s time as a Flight-Line Mechanic in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, Never Let the Crew See You Cry, was a hit at the 2013 Edmonton Fringe and toured Alberta in November 2016 and February 2015. Four in the Crib, a tribute to feisty seniors, was an audience favourite at the 2012 Edmonton Fringe Festival, and again in June 2013 for Alberta Seniors Week. Linda’s homage to football fans True Grid sold out (2007 Fringe) and was remounted in 2010 as an official Grey Cup event, bringing it a national audience. Linda wrote Support Ho’s, her tribute to girlfriends, for the 2009 Fringe as well as Beans and Rice (2007) for young actors and audiences. Beans and Rice recently (2017) finished a run in by an enthusiastic school group in Indian Head, SK. Linda has four more plays in varying states of readiness and can’t wait to see which one will show up next.

Please visit Northern Sabbatical Productions to learn more about Linda’s plays!