Public reading of a new translation

Please join us for a public reading of a new translation – DANIEL DANIS’ Kiwi (Recipient of PRIX LOUISE-LAHAYE, 2008)

Translation by JOHN JACK PATERSON, prize recipient of PWM’s 2017 Cole Foundation Emerging Translator Competition

Translation dramaturgy by MAUREEN LABONTÉ

Directed by CRISTINA CUGLIANDRO

Featuring MICHELLE RAMBHAROSE and JUSTIN MALCOLM JOHNSON

Date: Thursday March 29, 2018
Time: 7PM
Venue: PWM Studio, 7250 Clark St Suite 103, Montreal, QC  H2R 2Y3
This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome at the door.

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Synopsis:
Kiwi is 12 years old. Abandoned on the city streets she meets a gang of homeless youth. She’ll do anything to keep this new family – she’ll change her name, forget her past and be loyal.  As the authorities clear out the streets. With her friend Lychee, she learns how to survive: to run, to fly and to dream of a better life.

John Jack Paterson:

Jack is a Vancouver director, divisor, dramaturge, actor and translator whose work and study have taken him across Canada and around the world. He trained at Circle in the Square (NYC), GITIS The Russian Academy for Performing Arts (Moscow, RU), Seni Institute for the Arts (Denpasar, IND) and received his MFA in Direction from East 15 (London, UK). His work ranges from cross cultural, multi-disciplinary and multi lingual devised experiences to classical and new play mainstage projects. Favourite credits include The List (Vancouver); a devising/ original practice fusion Romeo & Juliet (Cardiff, Wales); the devised projects Wasting Time (Denpasar, IND) and Odyssey (London, UK); the text/ flamenco fusion The Love of Don Perlimplin (The Shaw Festival); and the Vancouver premiere of Titus Andronicus.

www.JackPatersontheatre.com


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The 2018 Young Creators Unit Showcase

 

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THREE NIGHTS OF STAGED READINGS (March 15-17, 2018)

Reserve your seat for the upcoming Young Creators Unit Showcase

Come and watch excerpts from new work by emerging theatre creators.


THURSDAY MARCH 15, 2018

Lorna Kidjo – Equivocation

Trevor Barrette – And Oblivion

Victoria Hall – Desert Bloom

Laurent McCuaig-Pitre – Icarus Is Alive

Ella Kohlmann – Exits

Shanti Ikwe Gonzales – molt(en)

Alexandra Maynard – Trench

Avery Reid – Messy Blueprints to Sexual Freedom 

Gabe Maharjan – Dreaming Rio

Curtis Legault – Maskulin(e)

Erin Lindsay – Untitled

(With music performance by Nicholas Royer-Artiso)


FRIDAY MARCH 16, 2018

Willow Cioppa – Dark Red

Nathaniel Hanula-James – Flam-Boy-Ance

Claudio Tamburri –I, Christopher

Roxane Loumède – Ensaf Attend

Sophie El Assaad – Black Balloon

Antonio Bavaro – Nonna’s Story

Sarah Segal-Lazar – Baggage

Gabriel Schultz – The Camp

Emmanuelle Brousseau – We are the kids of the 95 hangover

(With music performance by Ella Webber)


SATURDAY MARCH 17, 2018

Stephen Booth –You are a drifter

Katherine Turnball –The Mercy of Wild Beasts

Madie Jolliffe – Sugar

Caitlin Cooke – Green Onions

Patrick Forrest Jeffrey – Untitled

Avery Burrow – Linge Sale 

Brandon Lorimer – Crystal City

Gleb Vinokurov – Untitled

Simon Pelletier –A pebble in the tide

(With music performance by Violet Kay)


ONLY 50 SEATS available per night!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Program facilitated by Jesse Stong

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Public Reading of Room for a Pony

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Join us for a PWM and PGC in process reading of Room for a Pony and more with performance artist Andrea Cooper from Newfoundland

Featuring Stefanie Buxton, Michelle Rambharose, Davide Chiazzese, and Amir Sam Nakhjavani

Friday, February 2, 2018  at 4 p.m.
at PWM Studio (7250 Clark St, Suite 103Montréal, QC  H2R 2Y3)

Synopsis

Alexa spends her days verbally sparring with her pet parrot, sexting and engaging in late night rendezvous with strange men. As Alexa and her parrot become engulfed in a mutually shared self hatred, their verbal and physical relationship escalates. At times uncomfortable and exhausting, Room for A Pony explores transcending sex and death. Is there hope somewhere outside of the noise of technology, and a potential apocalypse?

Biography

Andrea Cooper is an interdisciplinary artist with a Masters in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Concordia. In April 2017, her recent work Room For A Pony, was selected from across Canada for the Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency headed by Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal in partnership with Le Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) and with the support of Creative Gros Morne. Cooper’s video Honey premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival’s Forum Expanded in 2010. Strange Things premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival’s Forum Expanded in 2007 and won the National Film Board of Canada’s Emerging Filmmaker/Video Artist Award at the Images Festival. Cooper’s work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada, including the solo exhibitions Fickle as Poison (2009) at Grunt Gallery in Vancouver, Anna at Red Head Gallery (2012), and This Far North at Eastern Edge Gallery (2014). Her video work is distributed by V-Tape in Toronto. www.andreacooper.com

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Public reading of Sam Wendel’s You Make Me Nervous

Public reading of You Make Me Nervous

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7 PM
Venue: PWM Studio

Directed by Jonathan Garfinkel
Featuring Felicia Shulman, Matthew Gagnon, Davide Chiazzese, Marcel Jeannin, and Holly Gauthier-Frankel

Synopsis

You’re 16 and your life is a dark comedy. Your runaway hormones have a firm hold on you. Heaven is the beautiful older woman in your apartment building deciding you can be her friend. Hell is listening to your mother re-living her time as a survivor. Somewhere between heaven and hell you grow up.

About the Playwright

Sam Wendel, a native of Montreal and graduate of McGill and UCLA, worked as a writer/producer in the TV industry in LA in the children’s and comedy arenas for 25 years before returning to Montreal where he has been teaching screenwriting at Concordia University, performing comedy improv at Theatre Ste. Catherine, and writing and directing a webisode series for English language students.

This is his first play.

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Public reading of a new translation – River Bed

River Bed

Join us in our new studio for our first public reading of a new translation

Venue: PWM Studio

Please join us for a public reading of River Bed, translation by JORDAN ARSENEAULT, prize recipient of PWM’s 2016 Cole Foundation Emerging Translator Competition of ÉRIC NOËL’sFaire des enfants (2011, Théâtre de Quat’Sous, published by Leméac Éditeur)

Directed by Jesse Stong
Translation Dramaturgy by Maureen Labonté

Synopsis:
Very early one Sunday morning Philippe and his mother Myriam wake up at the same time. Set over a 48-hour period, told in two acts split between the city and the suburban countryside, River Bed is an emotionally acute play about the yearnings and impulses that unsettle our familiar reality.

Authorial statement:
“There is a kind of all-consuming flame some people are drawn to, leaving others to tend unwittingly to their ashes.” – Éric Noël

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