About the Book
Winner of the 2014 Kobzar Literary Award
Luba Goy, an original member of Canada’s popular comedy troupe, Royal Canadian Air Farce, is one of this country’s most beloved comedic actors. In Luba, Simply Luba, we are invited into her colourful and astonishing life. From her Ukrainian childhood to high honours at Rideau Hall, Luba Goy’s journey has been filled with both comedy and tragedy. This one-woman show features glimpses of Luba at various ages along with forty-plus other characters–including her family and friends, Canadian prime ministers and other famous personalities, and even a few animals.
Luba, Simply Luba is by turns hilarious and heart-rending, an extraordinary theatrical experience.
News & Reviews
“[An] honest and revealing show.” —NOW magazine
About the Authors
Diane Flacks is a writer/performer in theatre, radio and television. Her plays include: Unholy, Myth Me, By a Thread, Random Acts, and Bear With Me, and her Chalmers Award-nominated collaborations with Richard Greenblatt: Sibs and Care. Diane is also known for her featured columns in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail, as well as her regular parenting column on CBC Radio.
Luba Goy is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and is immensely proud of her Ukrainian heritage. Ms. Goy has won many awards and received countless honours with the Royal Canadian Air Farce, including the Gemini Humanitarian Award, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, 15 ACTRA Awards, a JUNO, a Gemini and a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Her play Luba, Simply Luba won the 2014 Kobzar Literary Award.
Andrey Tarasiuk is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and the National Theatre School of Canada. He was the founding producer of The Dream in High Park, the Toronto Free Theatre/Canadian Stage outdoor Shakespeare production; he served as the artistic producer of Theatre Direct Canada, and was associate artistic director and head of new play development at the Stratford Festival for eight years. Andrey has received a number of awards and distinctions, including both the Derek. F. Mitchell Artistic Director’s Award and the Tyrone Guthrie Award from the Stratford Festival. He is the co-recipient of the Kobzar Literary Award for the play Luba, Simply Luba.