EDITOR’S NOTE: This event has been cancelled as part of Brock University’s ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the community in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
March 20 and March 21 at 7:30 pm
performed in the The Marilyn I. Walker Theatre,
15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines
Admission: pay-what-you-can at the door
Limited paid parking available
Six Emerging Directors Present a Varied Festival of One Act Theatre Plays
This year’s play festival offers plays of all moods, from somber to joyful.
Three Canadian plays by Victoria Dawe, John Lazarus, and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard explore the meaning of Art, why Playwriting might be illegal in some places, and what happens when Feminazis emerge from their bunker to take over the world!
From Ireland and the US, Deirdre Kinahan and Laurie Powers bring poignant explorations of ageing, of reflection and regret, while Slavomir Mrozek’s expressionist satire of freedom politics in 1968 Poland resonates in many countries today.
The emerging directors from Brock University’s Department of Dramatic Arts are Dillon Bernier, Wyatt Hoskin, Holly Hebert, Juan-Carlos Figueroa, Molly Lacey, and Peter Herbert. These student directors are completing the course DART 3P54 Directing II, a directing practicum focusing on creating action, total theatre composition, team management and communications, lead by Associate Professor Gyllian Raby and instructor/teaching assistant Colin B. Anthes of Twitches and Itches Theatre and Essential Collective Theatre. The directors each selected a play that spoke to them about the world we live in, and worked through all production elements from casting through to design and rehearsal. The Department of Dramatic Arts is proud to launch these young artists with this exciting Spring event.
THE ILLEGAL PLAYWRITING CLASS
by John Lazarus
Directed by Wyatt Hoskin
by L. Elizabeth Powers
Directed by Molly Lacey
by Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by Juan-Carlos Figueroa
THE WORK OF ART
by Victoria Dawe
Directed by Dillon Bernier
SAY THE WORDS
by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Directed by Holly Hebert
OUT AT SEA
by Sławomir Mrozek
Directed by Peter Herbert