Public programming will take place March 9 & March 10 and is PWYC!
The Redwood Theatre, 1300 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON
March 4-10, 2019
Public Programming March 9 & 10
Public Programming will run between 12:00-5:00pm
Admission by Donation (cash only)
Want to reserve your spot?
P R O G R A M M I N G
The inaugural lineup features new and yet to be produced plays by female-identified writers which probe complex and controversial subject matter and bravely delve into rich emotional territory.
Michaela Jeffery’s WROL (WITHOUT RULE OF LAW) is a darkly comic coming-of-age story about a determined troupe of adolescent girl ‘doomers’ who are committed to preparing for survival in the post-collapse society they are convinced won’t prioritize them.
Directed by: Lynda Hill
Featuring: Hershel Blatt, Katherine Doering, Mattie Driscoll, April Leung, Meghan Swaby
School Reading: March 7
Public Reading: March 9 @ 12pm
Chelsea Woolley’s HEY MAY HEY takes a look at an awkward girl named May who vows to go on a silence strike after the loss of her father.
Directed by: Andrea Donaldson
Featuring: Katherine Doering, Mattie Driscoll, April Leung, Meghan Swaby
School Reading: March 4
Public Reading: March 9 @ 1:30pm
Elena Eli Belyea’s CLEAVE looks at the experience of an intersex teenager and how starting a new school affects them and the people around them.
Directed by: Sadie Epstein-Fine
Assistant Directed by: Kai Taddei
Featuring: Jocelyn Adema, April Leung, Xavier Lopez, Rose Napoli, Nathan Redburn, Jeff Yung
School Reading: March 5
Public Reading: March 10 @ 12pm
Bessie Cheng’s DIRT is a queer coming of age story that follows two boys of opposing ethnic groups growing up as best friends in Urumqi, China.
Directed by: Jasmine Chen
Featuring: Anthony Perpuse & Richard Lee
School Reading: March 6
Public Reading: March 10 @ 1:30pm
Performing Young Female Narratives in TYA + Mainstream Theatre
March 9 @ 2:30pm
A conversation with Janet Kish, Elysse Shirley, Chelsea Woolley, Michaela Jeffery, Lynda Hill, and Andrea Donaldson.
Performing Trans & Queer Identities in TYA + Mainstream Theatre
March 10 @ 2:30pm
A conversation with Bessie Cheng, Sadie Epstein-Fine, Kira Meyers-Guiden, Autumn Smith, and Andrew Lamb.
WORKS-IN-PROGRESS: EXCERPTED READINGS
March 9 @ 4:00pm
written & performed by Nada Abusaleh
written & performed by Mandy E. MacLean
directed by Varrick Grimes / dramaturgy by Leah Holder
March 10 @ 4:00pm
written & performed by Jessica Bowmer + Gabriella Kosmidis
Queer Spawn Kid
written & performed by Kira Meyers-Guiden
WORKS-IN-PROGRESS: A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF
March 9 @ 4:30pm
Featuring writing by:
Eugenia De Jong
March 10 @ 4:30pm
Featuring writing by:
FiXT POiNT Storygathering Showcase
Theatre Direct is thrilled to be featuring an installation from FiXT POiNT featuring the podcasts that were created by young women and non-binary youth during their 2018 Storygathering Workshop. These audio stories will be on display throughout both days of the public programming for you to listen to and enjoy!
The featured podcast artists are:Nada Abusaleh, Maddie Bautista, Léonie Beaulieu, Zawadi Bunzigiye, Lou Campbell, Maria Christina Cruz, Kelsey Dann, Lily Falk, Eliot Feenstra, Alina Kouvchinova, Mariel Marshall, C. Melvina Nwanna, Lily Scriven, Tyler Johnson Sloane, Tijana Spasich, Sophie Traub, Maria Wodzinska.