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St. Catharines: Suitcase in Point streams “JimiBill and Me” by Genevieve Jones January 29

Monday, January 25, 2021

On Friday January 29th at 8pm, Suitcase in Point presents an online workshop sharing of JimiBill and Me, an original play written and performed by Genevieve Jones and musician Katey Gatta. This introductory sharing will be followed by a live Question & Answer session with the Director, Playwright/Actor, and Musician.

About: JimiBill and Me is the story of a daughter grappling with her abandonment wound of her absent father. Accompanied by live music composed by Katey Gatta, JimiBill and Me provides a raw, transformative tale of heartbreak, healing and forgiveness.

The first iteration of this work premiered at In the Soil Arts Festival 2017, has since undergone further development, and was scheduled to be part of In the Soil Arts Festival 2020. Created under the veil of the pandemic, this is the third incarnation of this raw and vulnerable tale about healing an abandonment wound and learning to forgive.

Content Warning: Explicit Language, Mature Language, Narcotics Triggers, Addictions Triggers

Jenny Arndt: Director
Katey Gatta: Composer, Musician and Teenage JimiBill
Genevieve Jones: Writer and PerformerAmanda McDonnell: Stage Manager

Praise: “Honest and Raw, Genevieve had me in tears and laughter from start to finish.” -An Audience member from the first incarnation of the production in 2017 a In the Soil Arts Festival


Tickets: Registration for this event is FREE and a link to live stream will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

Donations for the future development of this work can be made directly to the artists at

Thank you to Ontario Arts Council and the City of St. Catharines for support for this work.

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Photo: Genevieve Jones.