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Flush Ink Productions

The International Centre for Women Playwrights

& The City of Kitchener

 

Celebrated

 

International Women's Day

 

With

 

She Speaks 2009

 

Sunday, March 8 2009 - 8pm * The Council Chambers * 200 King St. W., Kitchener, On.

 

Staged readings of short plays and excerpts from longer plays by women

 

Presented by Flush Ink Productions

&

The City of Kitchener

 

 

 

Muse Virgil Burnett

 

 

 

Donations at the door were given to

 

The Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo

 

&

 

The International Centre for Women Playwrights

 

THE 2009 READINGS

 

THE AUDITION

By Christine Emmert – Pennsylvania *

Directed by Kathleen Sheehy

Performed by Helen Basson & Gita Schuster

 

 

 

SNOW EVERYWHERE DESCENDING

By Jean Hedgecock – Atlanta, GA *

Directed by Tracey Kenyon

Performed by Nicholas Cumming, Katharine Mills & Roger Sumner

 

RASPUTIN’S ORGAN

By Kit Wainer – Ithaca, NY *

Directed by Jennifer Cornish

Performed by Paddy Gillard-Bentley, Katharine Mills & Jane Watson

 

LIKE A TERRIBLE BEAUTY – a scene

By Paddy Gillard-Bentley - Kitchener, On. *

Directed by Paddy Gillard-Bentley

Performed by Jennifer Cornish & Kathleen Sheehy

 

BUDS

By Nancy Kenny - Ottawa, On

Directed by Nicole Lee Quesnel

Performed by Brian Z. Kelly, Tracey Kenyon, Brian Scott & Arlene Thomas

 

SHATTER

By Jae Kramisen – New York, NY

Directed by Nicholas Cumming

Performed by Terry Barna & Jennifer Cornish

 

THE WINDOWS

Judith Pratt, Ithaca, NY *

Directed by David Antscherl

Performed by Nichole Lee Quesnel & Emily Schooley

 

GUT SHOT

By T. Cat Ford – New York, NY

Directed by Denise Fergusson

Performered by - Jesse Aaron Dwyre & Mari Trainor

 

SEDUCING RAMONA

By Robin Rice Lichtig – New York, NY *

Directed by Tracey Kenyon

Performed by Shelagh Ranalli & Bruce Wolff

 

CELESTIAL LIQUOR

By Reina Hardy – Athens, Ohio

Directed by Paddy Gillard-Bentley

Performed by Gary Kirkham & Jane Watson

 

 

  • Members of The International Centre for Women Playwrights.

 

Following Act I & Act II there was a talk-back session lead by Gary Kirkham.

The audience was free to ask questions, make gentle comments, discuss the pieces presented.

 

 

Playwright/Directors/Cast & Crew BIOS HERE

 

 

In 2007, our first event, we presented seven pieces in various stages of production. They were all written by women. Some were short plays; complete. This year, we have ten. Some, are pieces that will grow into a one-act, or a full length play, yet to be written. Others are scenes or fragments from full length plays. All rough. All new. All not yet produced.

 

We have a cast of generous actors, willing to get their teeth into something edgy, willing to push artistic boundaries. We challenged the playwright to stage their own reading when possible. The only thing we ask, is the scripts remain in hands. Without the script, expectations become too high for this kind of event and people forget it is a reading with minimal rehearsal.

 

After the first act, there will be a talk-back session with the playwrights or directors. As of now, at least six of the ten playwrights will be in attendance, three coming from the US. The audience can ask questions and comment on the pieces. After the second act, all the playwrights or directors will take the stage for questions.

 

Our audiences Are very enthusiastic. Other years, there have been some quintessential local theatre people in the audience, who have gone on to cast our actors in their productions.

 

This will be our third event.

 

 

 

 

She Speaks ‘11

 

She Speaks ‘10

 

She Speaks ‘08

 

She Speaks ‘07

 

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