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London, ON: The Grand Theatre announces the cast of “Controlled Damage” by Andrea Scott

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Grand Theatre London has announced the cast for CONTROLLED DAMAGE by Andrea Scott and directed by Ray Hogg playing January 17 to January 29, 2023, opening Night January 20.


On November 8, 1946, Black Nova Scotian, Viola Desmond walked into the whites-only section of the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Unaware that the theatre was segregated, Viola took a seat on the main floor, instead of in the balcony where Black patrons were expected to sit. She was eventually arrested and dragged from the theatre.

In Controlled Damage, award-winning playwright Andrea Scott illuminates the story of Viola Desmond – a woman who took a stand against racial discrimination, by taking a seat at a theatre.


Wade Bogert-O’Brien … Man 3

Krystle Chance … Woman 1

Starr Domingue … Woman 2

Cameron Grant … Man 1

Kaylee Harwood … Woman 4

David Keeley … Man 4

Dominique LeBlanc … Fiddler

Beck Lloyd … Viola Desmond

Monique Lund … Woman 5

Gracie Mack … Woman 4

Stewart Adam McKensy … Jack

Danté Prince … Man 2


Ray Hogg … Director

Lennette Randall … Assistant Director

Alexandra Kane … Music Director/Composer

Brian Dudkiewicz … Set Designer

Ming Wong … Costume Designer

Jareth Li … Lighting Designer

Richard Feren … Sound Designer


January 17 to January 29, 2023

Opening Night January 20

Spriet Stage

By Andrea Scott

Directed by Ray Hogg

Running Time: 120 minutes

Age Recommendation: 10+

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