The Making of St. Jerome

By Marie Beath Badian

The Making of St. Jerome
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When Jason De Jesus discovers his younger brother Jerome was the victim of a senseless shooting, his world is filled with questions surrounding Jerome’s death. Was his brother a threat or a casualty of racial profiling? Was he an innocent bystander or someone other than his ... Read more


Overview

When Jason De Jesus discovers his younger brother Jerome was the victim of a senseless shooting, his world is filled with questions surrounding Jerome’s death. Was his brother a threat or a casualty of racial profiling? Was he an innocent bystander or someone other than his family’s shining star? Internalizing his survivor’s guilt while reflecting on their strained relationship, Jason’s quest for truth and justice is tainted as he discovers there are no simple answers.

Marie Beath Badian

Marie Beath Badian is a Toronto-based playwright, performer, director, and arts educator. Her other plays include Prairie Nurse, Mind Over Matter, and Novena. Her radio work includes Yellow Rubber Boots (CBC Outfront) and an adaption of Novena (CBC Radio—The Drama of Immigration). Marie Beath has been playwright-in-residence at fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company and Project: Humanity. She was a member of the 2010 Hot House Creators Unit at Cahoots Theatre Company, the 2013–14 Playwrights Unit at the Tarragon Theatre, the 2015 Soulpepper Playwrights Circle, and the 2015–16 Natural Resources creation group at Factory Theatre.

Reviews

"[…] a perceptive script by Marie Beath Badian, which doesn't seek to point fingers but rather tries to deconstruct a complex and highly charged event through the eyes of society, the mass media and the individuals affected." —Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star

"[The Making of St. Jerome] offers a nuanced and contemplative study of an all too common and culturally divisive occurrence.” —Justin Haigh, Plank Magazine

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