Sergio Di Zio and Lisa Berry chat about “This Is War”


Earlier, we reviewed Tarragon Theatre’s latest offering: This Is War. Directed by Artistic Director Richard Rose and written by Hannah Moscovitch, this new thought-provoking play won our hearts. It is easily one of the most sophisticated productions you are going to see all year.

We sat down for a chat with cast members Sergio Di Zio and Lisa Berry, who play Medic Sergeant Chris Anders and Master Corporal Tanya Young respectively.

Di Zio is widely known for this role as Mike ‘Spike’ Scarlatti on CTV’s Flashpoint, a role he filled from the beginning for nearly five years. He is heavily involved in both film and television, both as a lead and a guest star. Berry graduated in 2004 from Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and has been heavily involved with theatre since. Among others, she has starred in shows such as Intimate Apparel, To Kill A Mocking Bird and The Odyssey. She has many television credits to her name, with Combat Hospital as Capt. Pam Everwood being one of her notable roles.

This Is War – celebrating its World Premiere – plays at the Tarragon Theatre until February 3rd, 2012. For tickets, please visit

Tickets Range from $27-53 (including discounts for students, seniors and groups). $13 Rush Tickets available at the door on Fridays (starting at 6pm) and Sundays (starting at 1pm). Saturday, January 26th is a Pay-What-You-Can Matinee at 2:30pm.

Writer: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Richard Rose
Starring: Ari Cohen, Lisa Berry, Sergio Di Zio & Ian Lake
Set & Costume Designer: Camellia Koo
Lighting Designer: Rebecca Picherack
Composer & Sound Designer: Thomas Ryder Payne
Stage Manager: Nicola Benidickson