It’s November 1967.
Two young nurses, just off the plane from the Philippines, arrive at a rural hospital in Arborfield, Saskatchewan - population 300.
No one in town can tell them apart, including the lab tech at the hospital whose real job is playing goalie for the Arborfield Flyers. He falls in love with one of them but accidentally courts them both. It’s a comedy of errors with a great heart.
Lighthouse Festival Theatre, July 2019
Showboat Festival Theatre, August 2019
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 2018
Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, Ontario, August 2018
Stations Arts Centre, Rosthern, Saskatchewan, July 2018
Factory Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, April 2018
Blyth Festival, Blyth Ontario, August 2013
Published by Scirocco Drama. Available here: https://www.jgshillingford.com/shop-books/prairie-nurse/
THE MAKING OF ST. JEROME
Guilt, grief an brotherly love set against the backdrop of a Coroners's Inquest into the untimely death of a Toronto school-boy. Inspired by real-life events.
Next Stage Theatre Festival, January 2010, Directed by Nina Lee Aquino. Nominated for three Dora awards.
Published by Playwrights Canada Press. Available here: https://www.playwrightscanada.com/index.php/the-making-of-st-jerome.html
Novena is the story of a father and a daughter. A story of hypocrisy and forgiveness.
And did we mention a glow-in-the-dark statue of the Virgin Mary?
Uno Fest 2005, Victoria BC - Directed by Sue Miner
Toronto Fringe Festival 2002 - Directed by Anand Rajaram
Adapted into CBC Radio Drama - March 2004
Published by Scirocco Drama in anthology Where is Here? The Drama of Immigration Volume 2, Edited by Damiano Pietropaolo. Available here: http://www.jgshillingford.com/shop-books/where-is-here-a-cbc-radio-drama-anthology-vol-ii/
MIND OVER MATTER
In a minivan outside a casino, twins Jake and Jenny wait for their mother to return. Jenny has to pee. “Try not to think about it, Jenny. Mom will be back soon. If you whine and complain, you know what will happen…”
Kick&Push Festival, Kingston, Ontario, August 2015
Toronto Fringe Festival, Toronto, Ontario, July 2006