Luba, Simply Luba


Diane Flacks

In collaboration with Luba Goy and Andrey Tarasiuk

Winner of the 2014 Kobzar Literary Award 

About the book

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.


“(An) honest and revealing show.”—NOW Magazine 

About the authors

Diane Flacks is a writer/performer in theatre, radio and television. She has been lauded for her four critically acclaimed solo shows that she wrote and performed in beginning with—Myth Me, By a Thread, Random Acts, and Bear With Me—and her Floyd S. Chalmers Play Award nominated collaborations with Richard Greenblatt: Sibs and Care, produced at the Tarragon Theatre.

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.

Andrey Tarasiuk, while at the Stratford Festival, where he was Associate Artistic Director and Head of New Play Development for eight seasons, directed a number of productions including The Donnellys: Sticks & Stones, Quiet in the Land, and the premiere of Anton Piatigorsky’s Eternal Hydra.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
60pp 5.5 x 8.5 in
1F, 1 musician