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A tease of new plays
Satisfy your passion for new work and catch a preview of two plays by local women playwrights. These works are presented in partnership with the Alberta Playwrights’ Network and dramaturged and directed by Tracy Carroll*. Our selected playwrights for 2019 are Ashleigh Hicks and Lebogang Disele. They received a cash prize, one-on-one dramaturgy, and 3 days of workshopping for their winning submissions.
Our annual deadline for submissions of new plays is November 1st.
Tracy Carroll | Coordinator & Dramaturg of Peep Show!
Tracy is a co-creator of Peep Show!, which started during the inaugural SkirtsAfire Festival in 2013.
She has worked as a director, dramaturg, youth theatre programmer and producer for many years having worked for the Fringe, Alberta Playwrights’ Network and The Citadel Theatre. Dramaturgy credits include The Mommy Monologues for the 2017 SkirtsAfire Festival, The Preacher, The Princess and a Crow by Nicole Moeller, The Book of Ashes by Emil Sher and The Invention of Romance by Conni Massing. Upcoming, Tracy is the director/dramaturg for Last Chance Leduc by Katherine Koller, playing at the Backstage Theatre at the Fringe.
Saturday, March 9 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
fawn by Ashleigh Hicks
Featuring Jenny McKillop*, Priya Narine, Mari Chartier* and Morgan Grau
In the absence of her parents, Cora had to put her life on hold to raise her younger sister, Maison. Maison meets Gerard. He’s older and she’s not of legal age. Cora is friends or perhaps more than friends with Adele, Gerald’s younger sister. Things get complicated…
Saturday, March 16 | 4:30pm – 5:45pm
Baleti by Lebogang Disele
Featuring Michelle Todd, Patricia Cerra*, Jameela McNeil and Patricia Darbasie*
Baleti is an adaptation that combines Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Njabulo Ndebele’s The Cry of Winnie Mandela. Both of the texts explore the theme of waiting. The adaptation combines the language of The Cry and the structure of Godot to conceptualize waiting as not just a human condition, but a woman’s condition.
The 2019 runners-up are Suspension by Hayley Moorhouse and Lucy Lost in Cancerland by Esther Koepnick. They will each receive a 1/2 day workshop during SkirtsAfire Festival.
*SkirtsAfire engages under the terms of the Independent Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of Canadian Actors Equity Association