CCA Theatre: Production
Jenna Harris: Revolt She Said, Revolt Again
Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Explosive feminist text that unfolds as a series of provocations, tearing apart the language, structures, and ideas that keep women trapped within a patriarchal system. Firebrand indie company Discord and Din Theatre offers a fresh perspective on this irreverent, wildly experimental, and internationally-celebrated play: a bawdy, ferocious, and galvanizing call to action for a new feminism, one that redefines the way we think about womanhood in the 21st century.
Lauren Greenwood: An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns
Four 30-something friends trapped in a peculiar escape room must set aside their lifelong grudges to solve the riddles or risk remaining stuck.
Natalie Liconti: The Life & Death of Fred Herko
The Life and Death of Fred Herko presents a utopian re-imagining of the footnoted dancer’s infamous “suicide performance” in 1964: a jeté out of a third story window.
CCA Theatre: Development
Tracey Hoyt: The Shivers
Judy is an actress on sabbatical from show business and real life. She’s been in and out of 4B – the Mood Disorders unit in a small urban hospital – ever since a career-ending incident over ten years ago. Her eleven year-old daughter Alex has spent much of her childhood there. Jared is Judy’s husband and Alex’s father. Judy has recently banned him from 4B. Tommy is Judy’s biggest fan. Not only does he run the hospital gift shop, he’s determined to help Judy orchestrate a career comeback. Sheila is Judy’s favourite Psychiatric nurse who now has two families to manage. The Shivers is a darkly comic play about how trauma rewrites our sense of home, family and safety.
Claire Burns: Drunken Love
A multi genre solo piece examining the intersection between addiction and love. Drunken Love seeks to provoke, trigger and entrance the audience with its searingly honest look at love and recovery.
Jennifer Wigmore: Measure²
Measure² catches up with some of Shakespeare’s most dynamic and complex characters, whose stories are the product of a world dominated by the male gaze. When a figure from Isabella’s past comes crashing back into her life and asks for her forgiveness, she plunges head first into an awakening to truth and betrayal that alters the direction of her life
CCA Media Arts: Production
Sonia Gemmiti: Outside My Window
An agoraphobic’s battle to step outside her apartment—the camera is her dance partner as she cycles through a familiar routine, with moments of determination quickly undone by pervasive anxiety.
Perrie Voss & Heidi Lynch: Avocado Toast
“Avocado Toast is an intergenerational sex comedy exploring the comforts and awkwardness of sex from 25 to 69. When it comes to millennials and baby boomers, these nuts haven’t fallen so far from the family tree.
Radha S. Menon: Sail Tree
Magic-realist short film, The Sail Tree, is a tale of two sisters and a mystical snake. Terminally ill, Mena meets her guide and must prepare herself to bid farewell and devastate her frail sister.
CCA Media Arts: Development
Helen Juvonen: You’re Never Alone
You’re Never Alone is a dark comedy about a young widow who is forced to deal with overbearing in-laws when her husband dies suddenly and his family decides she shouldn’t be alone during this time of sadness. The relationship was never good to begin with but now it’s three against one and they’re turning her into a stranger in her own home. How much can she put up with before it’s time to take a stand?
Laura Anne Harris: Acting Guardian
Deborah and her sister Veronica are professional legal guardians making their living stealing from the elderly, but after losing all their money in a bad real estate scheme, they must find one last wealthy senior to entrap. When Veronica and Deborah visit Bernadette, a late-seventies billionaire, hoping to usher her to a retirement facility, they discover that she is a vengeful murderer and the captors become the captive!
Rebecca Applebaum: Best Plan
Violet and Linda have been best friends since childhood, despite growing differences. Now, Linda is getting married. There are paper samples and tea sommeliers and a very specific shade of teal. And then … the seating plan. Linda asks Violet to sit in the one place she’d rather be anywhere but.