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A drama in 2 acts, 80 minutes, cast of 5.
SUMMARY: A deeply troubled young man is tormented by mysterious experiences that happened during his vacation in Scotland and seeks the help of a psychiatrist. She guides him in a voyage of discovery of his past and his meeting with a young Scottish farm girl and her fearsome ram, called Dragon. The psychiatrist's niece gets involved.
SUMMARY: Planning a wedding? Step into the world of Monsieur Maurice’s Bridal Emporium for a comic romp featuring an extravagant artistic designer, his (blue stocking) assistant (keeping it altogether), a tough landlord, a grandiose mama, a beautiful bride, a buxom wench, a beading expert and a shocking finale.
SUMMARY: A Gothic tale. It is the early 19th century. A young Irish girl has disgraced her family
and is sent to Canada to work as a lady’s maid.
Her life takes a most unexpected turn.
October, 2013 staged reading in the NPD Write Now Challenge; Nextstage Reading April 3, 2017,
expanded for Big Ideas Festival May 17, 2017 - see blog...
SUMMARY: Life happens on a Scottish farm in the 70's. Comic events and real-life situations. Young and old people and animals. (Act 2 in chaotic progress.)
Big Ideas Festival 2016 (Alumnae Theatre), directed by Lucy Brennan.
SUMMARY:A psychological mood play based on actual events:
A poignant encounter on the streets of New York
by a midtown Manhattan resident a few days after September 11, 2001.
Two women meet by chance at an outdoor café.
One, an out of work corporate executive;
the other, a mysterious woman of uncertain age
A beggarman looks on with sage and bitter comments.
SUMMARY: The bombing raids up the Clyde in Scotland have begun. It is World War II. A family and their neighbours keep on with their lives after a near hit with a bomb and a dreadful loss of life nearby. Amidst the darkness of war, there is a lightness in the air, even with tragedy, as two young girls find many adventures when not in school.
SUMMARY: Two girls at a swimming pool (can be offstage with sound effects)
One a plus size into Karaoke,
the other a hot chick into her body
...and the guys they encounter.
CAST: 2 girls, 2 guys and the sound of a Harley
SUMMARY: The firehouse bells are ringing.
”Fire!” is being shouted loud and clear through all the streets.
It is 8 pm on a Tuesday, April 19, 1904. The Great Fire of Toronto has begun!
CAST: 3 women, 2 men, 1 youth
SUMMARY: A fantasy play for children and
the young at heart,
wherein a blight nearly covers the whole earth, but then...
2 young girls
a woman (young)
a man (austere)
an Angel (boy)
an oak tree
SUMMARY: "A gang of fairy tale characters and their adventures thru time"
Mother Hubbard (M or F, panto character)
Tommy Tucker (young English rocker)
Sleeping Beauty (sleeps a lot and snores)
Snow White (exotic, karate)
Peter MacPan (Scottish doctor )
Two girls dressed for a night out
arrive on an empty subway platform
having eluded their blind dates,
only to encounter something worse.
Una: girl - any age, was out for a good time
Tillie: girl - any age, was also out for a good time
Scarecrow: tall, fearsome
Train Track Man: tall hooded stranger (no lines)
Various zombie-like figures, optional
2 male soldiers (ragged, tough)
1 female soldier (Bond girl)
Mam, the evangelist (larger than life)
Little Man (Mam's assistant)
SUMMARY: They all meet in the middle of a war that has no beginning and no end. They look for any way out...
SUMMARY: Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ turned upside down as a young lady (Jane)
dreams a story in a churchyard.
A young woman who is suddenly Miss Jane: bookish, admirable with a certain calmness
Pretty Miss Kate: dancing, beautiful and knows it – younger sister (extreme emotions)
Kitchen Scrubs: Cleanliness is next to godliness – older crone - tuneless humming as he/she scrubs all around (Scottish accent)
SUMMARY: An actress (or actor) gets a chance of going out on a big National Tour, provided she/he can fit into the costume.
SUMMARY: Cathy, a feisty energetic gal, is the last tenant hanging on in an empty building. The landlord has turned off the electricity in his last ditch effort to get her out. Rushing to get to her midnight job at the Biscotti Factory, she trips and falls down the stairs. Unable to move, she considers her options.