Established in 1988 by Mark Brownell and Sue Miner, Pea Green is committed to bringing a wide variety of stories and characters to appreciative audiences across Canada. Featuring a highly stylized physical language, Pea Green shows have a reputation for being at once thought provoking and highly entertaining. In 1998 the company was incorporated not-for-profit as the Pea Green Theatre Group. Since that time, Pea Green has received fifteen Dora Mavor Moore nominations.
Versed in both classical text and new works Sue Miner has been developing a unique approach to theatre as an avenue for dynamic story-telling.
A graduate of The National Theatre School’s acting section in 1983, Sue is both a freelance director and co-artistic director of Pea Green Theatre Group with her husband Mark Brownell.
Her work with the Pea Green includes Medici Slot Machine, Monsieur d'Eon is a Woman, Playballs, The Blue Wall and Dave Carley’s Orchidelerium for Pea Green Productions/Theatre Voce.
Most recently Sue directed The Tempest for CanStage’s Dream in High Park, The Fantasticks at Red Barn Theatre, and The Love List at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Also, Love You Forever... and More Munsch (Winner Dora Mavor Moore award for Best TYA production) at LKTYP and the Stirling Festival, Bella Donna at CanStage/Berkeley, Conservatives in Love and Celine Speaks at the Fringe of Toronto, Sexy Laundry for Theatre Aquarius, Real Estate for Theatre Aquarius and Arthur Schnitzler’s The Affairs of Anatol for Glastonbury West.
Other notable productions include Women Beware Women (Theatre Erindale), Sunday in the Park with George (George Brown/Equity Showcase), Titus Andronicus and Measure for Measure (Shakespeare in the Rough), Big Head Goes to Bed (Night Kitchen) and James O’Reilly’s WORK. In 2009 Sue directs The Tempest at CanStage's Dream in High Park.
Sue has directed many Theatre For Young Audience shows including shows for Puppetmongers, Theatre Direct Canada and Carousel Players. Sue has garnered several Dora nominations, been thrice nominated for Pauline McGibbon Award for body of work in directing and was touted as one of Toronto’s Top-10 theatre artists by NOW Magazine.
She has participated in the Tapestry New Opera Works Director's Lab and the Director’s Masterclass at the World Stage Festival. Sue also teaches at George Brown Theatre School, Sheridan and Theatre Ontario.
Sue has garnered several Dora nominations, been thrice nominated for Pauline McGibbon Award for body of work in directing and was touted as one of Toronto’s Top-10 theatre artists by NOW Magazine. She is also a 2010 Harold Indie Theatre Award winner.
Mark Brownell is a Toronto-based playwright and co-artistic director of the Pea Green Theatre Group with his wife and partner Sue Miner.
Awards: Nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award for his play, Monsieur d'Eon. He also received a Dora Mavor Moore Award for his libretto Iron Road and a Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination for Medici Slot Machine. In 2010 he was also the recipient of the infamous Harold Indie Theatre Award.
Other award-winning work includes The Barbeque King, The Martha Stewart Projects, Playballs, High Sticking-Three Period Plays, The Chevalier St. George, The Storyteller’s Bag and The Weaving Maiden.