I’ll be part of the Saskatchewan Playwrights’ Centre’s Spring Festival of New Plays this month–but not as a writer (although I like the idea of writing plays, somehow I rarely get around to actually doing so): rather, I’ll be one of the actors.
Here’s how the festival is described:
Local actors work with directors from across the country to help develop new plays by Saskatchewan Playwrights. We workshop the plays and then take them for a spin in front of a lively local audience.
Each play will be workshopped (2-6 days) with professional actors and directors and then the plays will be presented as Staged Readings. The readings can range from actors at music stands to full on productions with scripts in hand.
I’ve been hired for the cast of Kobyla, by B.D. Millar, directed by Sharon Pollock. It’s described this way:
Kobyla is the true story of Nazi war criminal Hermine Braunsteiner. In 1964, her quiet life as a New York housewife is turned upside down when she is exposed by Simon Wiesenthal. Her American husband, Russell, vows to stand by her to the end. But can his devotion survive the trials and accusations that follow?
Our reading of Kobyla will be Tuesday, May 13, at 8 p.m. in the University of Regina’s Riddell Centre (presumably in the small “black box” theatre space known as the Shu-Box). Admission is free.
Other readings over the week include The Offal Truth by Bob Armstrong on Monday, The Freaks! and Living Wonders! Circus Sideshow by Will Brooks on Wednesday, Swamp Fever by James Misfeldt on Thursday, Old Farts by Madeleine Dalhem on Friday, The Last Windwalker by Catherine Harrison on Saturday at 2 p.m., and Johnny Zed! The Musical! by Daniel Macdonald, Henry Piovesan and Sheldon Davis on Saturday at 8 p.m.
It sounds like an exciting week of new work. Come check it out!