If A Place Could Be Made


Following a sold-out, five-show run in St. John’s last year, the Daly Family Collective presents If a Place Could be Made, the touching and funny story of the Daly family of Newfoundland.

Kitty and Daniel Daly of Riverhead St. Mary’s Bay had twelve children, six of whom were born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Most of them had disabilities. But they were also resilient and funny people, who lived in a place and time where, “if a place could be made,” for people with physical disabilities, more often it was.

In a journey of friendship and song, musician Diana Daly and dancer Louise Moyes bring the Daly family’s memories to life through powerful images, tales, music, dance, and laughter. Directed by Anne TroakeIf a Place Could Be Made is about family, strong personalities, great faith, inclusion, expansion, and making the best out of what we have been given.

Funded by: ArtsNL, City of St. John’s, Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company, and Canada Council for the Arts.