Three love stories which defy the odds of survival. A trilogy of plays designed to be performed in repertory, using the same actors to play different characters.
2002 SUMMERWORKS, TORONTO (PLAY 2) 2001 DEVELOPED AS A RADIO SHORT PLAY THROUGH CBC'S NEW VOICES (PLAY 3) 1999 A STAGED READING AT THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE LAIDLAW FOUNDATION (PLAYS 1 AND 2) *Script available at the Toronto Fringe Festival Play library
play 2 SHORTNESS OF BREATH
DIRECTED BY Janet-Laine Green
ASST.DIRECTOR/STAGE MANAGER BY Daniel Minsky
PERFORMED BY Conrad Bergschneider, Greg Morris, Victoria Goring, Katherine Warren.
ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED & PERFORMED BY Archie Hughes
The future: Allergens have made it impossible for mankind to go outdoors, except in state-of-the-art suits which enable a courageous few to postpone the inevitable. Norman wakes into this poisoned world. Frustrated by the holes in his memory and desperate to cling to the brightness of his past, Norman, and this decaying civilization, desperately struggle to regain their breath.
play 3 ABSENCE OF WEIGHT
The present: A majority say they would prefer a good night's sleep over sex. Joy and Francis have become unmoored, unable to recapture the weight of their relationship. Joy becomes uncontrollably insomniac, while Francis is addicted to his slumbering world. They are finally brought back to each other when they connect their metaphorical dream world to their waking reality.
play 1 THE BURNING WOMAN
DIRECTED BY Sanjay Talwar
ASST.DIRECTOR/STAGE MANAGER BY Kimberly Radmacher
PERFORMED BY Jason Charters & Victoria Goring
DRAMATURGY BY Sanjay Talwar
During the flu pandemic of 1918-1919, over 25 million perished worldwide. An estranged brother and sister sort through the belongings of their recently deceased grandparents, uncovering a bittersweet love story The emotional impact of the flu pandemic echoes through the generations.