CCA Theatre: Production
Briana Brown: Robert
Kat and James wait in a hospice lounge for their father to die. Not exactly estranged, but certainly not close, the two struggle to make conversation until James reveals the worst secret he possibly could. Robert humorously examines questions of identity, family, love and loss. With a set of bagpipes.
Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster: Wolves
“Setting: An indoor soccer field…Astroturf. There should be the sense that the field goes on forever.” Over the course of six warm-ups, an indoor girls soccer team delves deep. With their fast-paced, interwoven discussions, these fierce teenage women battle to make it to Nationals, and to understand the world, to make sense of friendship, love and sex, international politics, ethics and tragedy. A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sarah Delappe’s The Wolves is remarkable for featuring complex, idiosyncratic characters who are actively defining themselves, creating a funny, beautiful and searing portrait of young womanhood. The Howland Company is thrilled to be bringing this unique play to Crow’s Theatre this fall.
Ellie Moon: What I Call Her
The estranged mother of 25-year old Kate is on her death bed. A Facebook post becomes the subject of heated debate. Then, a knock on the door. A play about gaps in how people perceive and understand the world they live in, female generational rage, and the loneliness of holding onto one’s own truth.
CCA Media Arts: Production
Shannon Fewster: The Girl Code
Four girls rebel against their hyper-traditional boarding school by pranking it using technology they invented, hacked or “borrowed” while staying only one step ahead of their technology hating Headmistress.
Courtney Deelen: Home
When Annie catches a glimpse of her homeless father after a 20 year absence, she begins to relive her childhood through a mix of happy and bittersweet memories. As a child, Annie idolized her father but knew of only one aspect of his dark secret. It isn’t until she reunites with him as an adult that she truly understands all that he had to sacrifice because of his inner demons.
Tee Schneider: North
A successful columnist heads north to bury her estranged mother and put to bed the dark past she left behind years ago, but a chance meeting with a residential school survivor will set her on the true path to reconciliation.