Theatre for the Ears:
New Playwrights Reading Series
Audiences sat back, had a drink and listened to the work of up and coming Montreal playwrights with the second edition of Theatre for the Ears: New Playwrights Reading Series. It was as always a BYOB event and all were encouraged to stick around after the reading to provide feedback or just hang out.
Thursday, March 12th: TIG, a play by
David Di Giovanni:
Something is rotting in Thebes: a state swarming with radicals, and brimming with potholes. In striving to stake a just and harmonious democracy, Creon sentences Tig to death for giving her brother, an alleged terrorist, a proper burial. TIG is a campy and biting retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone aiming to probe at a vital contemporary question: what responsibility do governments have on the bodies of its people?
Narrator/Tiresias - Chris Moore
Tig - Kelly O'Toole
Liz - Iris Lapid
Creon - James Harrington
Haemon - Nic Turcotte
Friday, March 13th: METHOD MAD, a play by Vishesh Abeyratne:
When an A-list Hollywood actor comes to Montreal to film a big-budget blockbuster, he is shadowed by an ambitious local actress and her struggling writer friend. What she doesn’t know, however, is that her idol may be even crazier than she is...A darkly comedic thriller that satirizes our lust for fame and the avaricious world of show business, Method Mad is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat...if you don’t fall out of it laughing first!
Ellie - Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez
Doug - Zachary Creatchman
Raphael Martin - James Harrington
Durocher - Adrian Desbiens-benn
Pauline - Quinn Mason
Director/Waiter - Pamela Perrotti
Saturday, March 14th: AMUSE ME, a play by Laurent Pitre:
Willy Shakes, a playwright, miraculously gives life to his Muse. Willy gives Muse the words, Muse gives Willy the Works that will make Willy Shakes, perhaps, famous. However, with competing desires, Willy's desire for fame and Muse's desire for freedom, the unconventional couple is fated for a spiral into flames.
Willy Shakes - Adiran Desbiens-benn
Muse - Erin Lindsay
Thursday, March 19th: THE WOODCUTTER'S DAUGHTER, a play by Michael Martini:
In a misty meadow, a frail boy offers his body to the spirit of a murdered girl in a bucolic funeral. The Woodcutter’s Daughter is an unfinished play reinventing folklore of sex, death, and magic, darkly inverting the rituals of pantomime. With a dialect as imaginative as its ghostly tale, the play asks how deeply the audience must comprehend the text definitively, in favour of its colour.
Nap - Zachary Creatchman
Lawr - Nic Turcotte
Goody - Jessica Rose
Friday, March 20th: MAGGIE & PAHVET, a play by Kayla Freeman:
Maggie & Pahvet follows a young woman growing up alongside a friend that no one else can see. As Maggie and Pahvet grow closer, she tries to find the balance between what, and who, is real - and what may just be in her head.
Maggie - Elizabeth Prevost
Phavette - Colin Lalonde
Mrs. Pamela Tucker - Pamela Perrotti
Mr. Byron Tucker - Chris Moore
Mrs. Trondell - Kelly O'Toole
Amy Cole - Denise Watt
Principle Wood - Ezra Fama de Smit
Jayson - Zach Creatchman
Saturday, March 21st: THE APPOINTMENT, a play by Jessica Rose:
Judith, a neurotic real estate agent takes hostage over John, an awkward 38 year old social worker who takes Judith out for a blind date. What will happen when John finds out the secret Judith has been dying to share with him? And are dill carrots really in the root cellar?
Get a first-or second-look at this unsettlingly dark comedy that sparked conversation and laughter at last years series. See it in all of its revised glory.
Judith - Jessica Rose
John - Ezra Fama de Smit