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


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

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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