The Toymaker's War
by Jennifer Fawcett
Directed by Juan Castañeda
Part of the Alcyone Festival 2009
In 1995, Sylvie was an idealistic young journalist who went to Bosnia to write the story that would launch her career. Stumbling upon an isolated village of children, she met Milan, a young Bosnian Serb toymaker turned soldier, and his little sister, Lejla and her imaginary world of dolls and dragons. Outside this world of make-believe however, very real violence was brewing and soon one horrific act of brutality sparked a massacre. Now, years later, Sylvie is a world-famous journalist being called to the Hague to testify in a war crimes trial. Her career in ruins and haunted by memories of the past, she must finally face what really happened in Bosnia and the actions taken in the name of revenge and love.
A developmental production.
Featuring: Petrucia Finkler, Julia Drew Joyner, Jesse Menendez, Andréa Morales, Greg Poljacik
Director: Juan Castañeda
Assistant Director: Greg Wenz
Language Consultant and Dialect Coach: Irena Djuric
Lighting Designer: Ellen Moore
Production Stage Manager: Amanda Frechette