TheatreOne presents Emerging Voices again this 2018, starting with 223 Riverview Lane by Sean Harris Oliver. This first of three dramatic readings will be held at 7:30pm, at Harbour City Theatre on Tues. Jan. 16, 2018. This original play features the talents of three BC actors – Amanda Lisman, Matthew Coulson, and Griffin Lea; the play is directed by Artistic Associate Nicolle Nattrass, with admission by $10 donation.
On a quiet residential street, inside a typical family home, a young paramedic confronts his wife with suspicions of her infidelity. In this dramatic investigation into the lives of two ordinary people trying to overcome tragic loss, there is a struggle to maintain a sense of personal self in the face of life’s adversities.
Nicolle comments, “The play 223 Riverview Lane gripped me from the first page with an intensity that was so true to real life, riveting. I could not stop reading it. The plays that I have chosen this year for Emerging Voices are inspired by true events, the stories are moving, intense and thought provoking. The playwrights courageously explore subjects of betrayal and loss with integrity, depth and beautiful honesty. My hope is that audiences will come out to meet these incredible playwrights, hear the stories and share feedback in the talk-backs.”
223 Riverview Lane is the fourth play by emerging BC playwright Sean Harris Oliver, whose previous work includes: Bright Blue Future, Redpatch (co-written with Raes Calvert), and The Fighting Season (nominated for the 2017 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Script). This script has strong language and mature content.
Emerging Voices is a series of staged readings of new Canadian plays by local and regional playwrights. The series allows emerging writers to have their plays workshopped by professional artists in a day long workshop and performed before an audience who provides valuable feedback in the creative process.