Jennifer Fawcett (right)
2 Female/Drama/70 minutes
Based loosely on a true story, Hunger is the story of one woman's struggle against political and emotional turmoil. Jesse is a human rights lawyer who married the Commandante of a Guatemalan guerrilla group. He soon disappeared. Knowing this was a common government tactic, Jesse began a hunger strike on the steps of the
Hunger was originally workshopped in
"The resulting ‘revisionist’ historical drama is tough, smart, and compelling.." – Randall King,
3 Females/Drama/60 minutes
Three women are shipped to the
Originally read before an audience in 1998, Revisioning was first produced as part of the Festival of Original Theatre in
10 Characters; Full-length Multi-media Drama
Imagine the world is an asylum. The inmates are the continents and the wardens are Money, Religion and Government. When a homeless woman is dumped in to this metaphorical world, she must battle her own demons as she attempts to liberate the world. Is she the new Messiah or merely insane?
26 Characters (with doubling can be done with 8 actors); Full-length Drama
Based on a true story of incest and infanticide, the play explores the journey of Marie. After years of incest, Marie’s daughters are now giving birth to her husband’s children. Marie kills the babies at birth – is it an act of mercy, pity, rage or vengeance? How does a family weighed down with guilt and shame find a path to forgiveness? The play explores the personal reaction of those involved but also the community’s response to this horrendous tale.
2 Females; One-Act Drama; 30 minutes
Two women, one the mother of a murderer and the other mother to a victim. We see the effects of the recent trend of school shootings through the eyes of the mothers. Rights to Trauma are available through the Playwrights Guild of Canada, www.playwrightsguild.ca .
Winner of Theatre in the Raw’s One-Act Play Contest in 2001.
DEATH OF LOVE
2 Female/3 Male; Full-Length Black Comedy
How would you react if you’re ex-fiancé showed up while you were in bed with a new boyfriend. What if your ex had been dead for over a year? Rene must cope with her grief after the ghost of her fiancé begins to haunt her. To add to the chaos is her none-too-supportive mother and her fastidious new boyfriend.
Winner of UNI Theatre’s International Playwriting Competition in 2000.
CHILDREN OF THE STATE
3 Female/4 Males; Full-Length Drama
An exploration of one woman’s journey to fight an underground ring of child abuse and pedophilia. Unfortunately, what she uncovers hits a little too close to home.
“Many of the students at my school have witnessed or been victims of violence and so after the play, the ideas that were raised about how violence begets violence were powerful. They were able to see these connections in Ripple Effect as well as in their own school and community at large.”
Angela Robbie (St. John’s High School) after a touring performance of Ripple Effect
7 Female/4 Male (with doubling); One-Act Drama
This piece was commissioned by a community group to explore the cycle of youth violence. It premiered at FemFest 2008 and toured to Manitoba schools in the fall of that year. Featuring an ensemble cast and developed with the input of youth, it is an honest look at the ripple effect of violence in the home, in schools and in the larger global context. A chapbook of the script is available at http://oneactplays.net .
4 Female/4 Male (with doubling); Full-Length Drama
In a not so distant future, the world is divided along the lines of class, race and gender. To some it is utopia, the new Eden, while to the majority it is a living hell. The play unravels in a stylized fashion mixing dream with reality. An exploration of truth and justice from a variety of perspectives.
7 Female/4 Male; One-Act Drama
Created through the Winnipeg Arts Council WITH ART Program in partnership with the Winnipeg Harvest food bank at the First Universalist Unitarian Church, this play explores a series of characters who visit the food bank. The audience follows a single mother, immigrant, a father on disability and a drug addicted youth in order to understand the reality that brings them to the food bank.
6 Female/1 Male (with doubling); Full-Length Drama
This play was created in partnerships with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba as the result of three years of research and theatre workshops in corrections institutions. Jasmine was born in prison and at the age of 18 is pregnant and facing her most serious crime to date. Through a mix of reality and heightened parody the Canadian justice system is examined and the question of how to break the cycle is asked. Published by Scirocco Drama.
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
2 Female/1 Male; Full-Length Comedy
A young Canadian writer, Siobhán, travels to the
2 Males; Black Comedy
Terry is terrorized by evil, by green jell-o and his own homophobia.
2 Females; Drama
A performance piece exploring Obsessive Compulsive Disorder through the lives of a mother and daughter.