The Play Reading Series
Le titre dit tout. Les comédiens, scripts en main et se déplaçant aussi peu que possible sur scène, interprètent une pièce devant un public. « La série nous permet de mettre à l’essai toute une gamme d’œuvres devant notre publique et nous aide à choisir ce que nous ferons à l’avenir. J’ai aussi l’occasion d’évaluer des comédiens que je ne connais pas bien en vue de les considérer pour des productions futures », mentionne le directeur artistique, Robert Tsonos.
Play Reading Series Featuring Local Playwrights
The dates and times of the plays are:
August 4th at 1:30PM – Through Eden by Stuart Smith
August 15th at 1:30PM – Past Artistry J.J. Steinfeld
August 22nd at 1:30PM – Held to the Fire by Jennifer Platts-Fanning
Three local PEI playwrights will have their plays read at the Watermark Theatre this August as part of the theatre’s Play Reading Series. The three plays are “Through Eden” by Stuart Smith, “Past Artistry” by J.J. Steinfeld, and Jennifer Platts-Fanning’s play “Held to the Fire”.
Stuart Smith‘s play tells the story of Evey Gaudet who has arrived back on PEI to see her old flame, Aden MacKenzie, after a three year absence. Over the course of a single, storm-filled evening, old resentments are revisited, and new secrets are revealed. Can the pieces of the past be put back together again?
J. J. Steinfeld play Past Artistry deals with the relationship between creativity, the past, family, artistic life and artistic vision. A forty-seven-year-old artist is visited by the man, now old and wanting to confess his act before he dies, who shot him thirty-two years before. The shooting, when the artist was fifteen, led him to become an artist and he does not want to know the truth about the unknown assailant who has never been caught. The entrance of the old man into his life affects the artist’s relationship with his artist daughter and with his art-dealer friend.
Jennifer Platts-Fanning‘s play’s main character, Phoenix, is spinning, caught in her own maelstrom. Inner demons threaten to dismantle her life. A lover, a mother, a woman saddled with a frenzied mind, she journeys from constellation mythologies to moon gardening, yurts to communing with Death. A raw and unveiled window into the dark depths of human consciousness.