Kay Meek Play Reading Series West Vancouver


Event Details

Kay Meek Centre

MON Jan 15 | 7pm
Two one-person monologues each followed by a short discussion

PEOPLE LIKE US by Sandi Johnson

Examines the hidden impact of war on returning veterans and their families with this moving and poetic new play about a Gulf War veteran and his fiercely courageous wife. Cast: Erin Ormond

The Playwright: An author and playwright Sandi Johnson (Salt Spring Island) is widely recognized for her interest in imaginary work that is socially relevant.

CERTIFIED by Jan Derbyshire

Join the irreverent fun in this hilarious and heart aching romp, as comedian and certified insane person Jan Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine her current state of sanity. Come humorously grapple with hefty questions like: What’s crazy? What isn’t crazy? Who decides? In this comic case, you do. Cast: Self performed

The Playwright: An established multi-disciplinary artist & designer, producer, inclusive educator and innovator Jan Derbyshire is an award winning Canadian Playwright with works produced across the country.

TUES Jan 16 | 7pm

A Chinese immigrant family is faced with everything Canada has to offer: hardship, opportunity, poutine, evolving gender definitions, talking trees, and a mountain that won’t stop growing.

Cast: Evelyn Chew, Brent Hirose, Temple Mason, Agnes Tong, Valerie Sing Turner, Nelson Wong

The Playwright: Gary Mok is a recent graduate in advanced Playwriting from the National Theatre School (Montreal). Gary was recently recognized with the 2017 RBC Emerging Playwright Award for We Could be Clouds.

WED Jan 17 | 7pm
SEX, DRUGS & AGE, the last taboo by Colleen Ann Fee

Age is our last taboo. We resist aging by all possible means. SEX, DRUGS & AGE, the last taboo physically dramatizes the hazards of mixing sex and drugs with age.

Cast: Gerard Plunkett, Annabel Kershaw, Ron Reed, Tammy Bentz, Carlen Escarraga, Sangeeta Wylie, and Elyse Jacobson as Erotica, the violinist.

SEX, DRUGS, and AGE, the last taboo continued.
Mature Content: Depicts scene of graphic sexual violence and challenges social conventions and beliefs.

The Playwright: Colleen Ann Fee resides in Vancouver where she is engaged in script development for both stage and television. She received a doctorate degree from York University and a writing scholarship from The Banff Centre for the Arts. Recognized with multiple awards for her writing and willingness to take on difficult topics.

THURS Jan 18 | 7pm
FLING by Melody Anderson

Fling examines sexual identity, love, loss, memory, and the peeling away of family secrets.
Cast: Patti Allan, Peter Anderson, Jan Derbyshire

The Playwright: Melody Anderson shifted her creative focus to playwriting in 2012 after thirty-five years as a theatre designer specializing in masks. Melody is the recipient of six Jessie awards for both design and collective creation, and a member of the Wet Ink Collective. Her play, Me and You will premiere at the Arts Club April 2018.

FRI Jan 19 | 7pm
SAD CLOWN by David King

Forty-eight hours after his wife went missing, the husband is visited by an eccentric fellow who claims to have been sent by the missing wife to console him. Cast: David Hurtubise, Kevin Crofton

The Playwright: The multi-talented David King has been involved in writing plays and songs, making music, directing, and creating commissioned work for theatre companies throughout his career.

SAT Jan 20 | 2pm
MODERN GOTHIC by Charles Whelton

Jamie has contracted with an agency to provide him with medical assistance in dying. When they send over an inept assistant, but no doctor, he is understandably upset. Cast: Dave Bigelow, Lorna McLellan

The Playwright: Charlie Whelton is a physician by day, and an aspiring playwright by night. He is an active member of the playwright and theatre community on Vancouver Island.

SAT Jan 20 | 7pm

Bluebell Time is a one-act memory play featuring a mother and son in England during the 30’s, 40’s and further into the 20th Century. It is Max Wyman’s first public venture into playwriting.
Cast: Nicola Cavendish, Bernard Cuffling

The Playwright: Celebrated journalist, cultural commentator, and columnist Max Wyman has made his mark on the cultural landscape of both B.C. and Canada and now turns his mighty pen to very a personal story.

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