Readings

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Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 13:00
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 15:30
Animacy Theatre Collective (140 Carlton St, Toronto ON)
Animacy Theatre Collective

Nexus tells the story of eight individuals living, working and crawling through an aging pipeline. Three workers hear a mysterious voice coming from within the pipe and decide to venture into the darkness to find its source. Ellis, a 16 year old activist, befriends a two million year-old diatom called BUG! Jess eats all hunger strikes until they fade away and Mitchel really just needed some way to pay off his school debt. This research-based work is inspired by the recent controversy surrounding Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline and the humans and non-humans who are affected by it. Based on interviews and research with activists, industry workers and landowners who live and work along the pipeline, this piece is an exploration of inter-species relations and the pipeline as a nexus between seemingly disparate geographies and stories.
 

There will be an informal reading of the play followed by a facilitated feedback and discussion session with the playwright and actors

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Alexandra Simpson at alexandra1watt@gmail.com.

For more information, please click on the above link!

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00
Kay Meek Studio (1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver, BC)
Nicola Cavendish

SEX, DRUGS & AGE, the last taboo, a new drama by Colleen Ann Fee has been chosen for the 2018 Kay Meek Centre New Play Reading Series curated and hosted by Nicola Cavendish and will be read on January 17 2018 (7 pm) at the Kay Meek Studio, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. In 2017, the play was chosen for Advance Theatre and received a public staged reading by Ruby Slippers Theatre.   

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 19:30
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 14:00
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (C148-123 Doncaster Street Winnipeg, MB)
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre

A new play about a Jewish family, one of whom is transgender. He's coming out to his family, meanwhile he's "transitioning" to a more Orthodox Jewish spiritual practice, meanwhile his sister's getting married.

The play is early in its development, but there's going to be a reading of it at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre's "So Nu?" festival of new works!

Reading Times:

Tuesday March 6 at 7:30 PM

Weds. March 7 at 7:30 PM

Thurs. March 8 at 7:30 PM*

Sat. March 10 at 8 PM

Sun. March 11 at 2 PM

Please click on the link above for further details.
 

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 11:00
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 11:00
Culture, Arts, Media & Education Centre (918 Bathurst Street Toronto, ON M5R 3G5)
Studio 180 Theatre

The Right is about the legally and morally murky world of Medical Assistance in Dying. Late last year I was told by a doctor that the defining term in the Medical Assistance in Dying legislation, Bill C-14, is that a person qualifies when death is “reasonably foreseeable,” which is “a statement of law that has no equivalent in medicine.” I began to realize that the general public for the most part misunderstands how Bill C-14 is applied and who qualifies. At the same time, the passing of the bill hasn’t ended the controversy over Medical Assistance in Dying. If anything, it has intensified it. So what does that mean for someone who wants to die? […]

“My strength as a writer is personalizing large emotional events. I would like to engage in these big ideas about physician-assisted end of life by placing the professionals who deal with the law in a complicated emotional situation where their own reactions might surprise them, and our audience.”

 

(Date is tentative. Exact date in April TBA early 2018)

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 11:00
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 11:00
Culture, Arts, Media & Education Centre (918 Bathurst Street Toronto, ON M5R 3G5)
Studio 180 Theatre

How can you remain progressive when progress becomes dangerous? Isabelle is a young university professor of film theory. She creates an online discussion board for her class as a learning tool and encourages them to speak freely. An anonymous student posts offensive comments and videos, testing Isabelle’s open-mindedness. Isabelle abides by her principles and refuses to censor. Amid backlash from her students and urging from her wife, Isabelle must decide whether to take action against the online offender. She becomes obsessed with this game of cat-and-mouse where she and her tormentor blur the lines between predator and prey. The harassment becomes increasingly vicious and bizarre, attacking Isabelle’s personal and professional life, and dismantling her ideal of liberalism.

(Date is tentative. Exact date TBA early 2018)

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