TheatreOne presents Our Ghosts by Sally Stubbs, the second of three Emerging Voices dramatic readings, held at 7:30pm, at Harbour City Theatre on Tues. Feb. 20. This original play features the talents of five BC actors – Barbara Pollard, Tamara McCarthy, Sebastien Archibald, Adrian Hough, and Michael Armstrong. The play is directed by Artistic Associate Nicolle Nattrass, with admission by $10 donation.
Our Ghosts is inspired by the true story of the disappearance of a Canadian forces jet and its two pilots, one of whom was the playwright’s father. Our Ghosts explores the interplay and ramifications of the official and personal responses to the mysterious vanishing of the pilots. At its heart, this play is about one woman’s lifelong quest to find her husband, about the ripple effects on the family he left behind, and about learning how to live with our ghosts.
Nicolle comments that, “this play courageously explore subjects of loss, memory and betrayal with integrity, depth and beautiful honesty…come out to meet this incredible playwright, hear the story and share feedback in the talk-back.”
Sally Stubbs is an award-winning playwright and educator. She also directs, acts and produces. Her scripts, published by Scirocco Drama, have been presented in Canada, Sweden, India and South Africa. In August 2017 Our Ghosts was be presented at the 2018 Women Playwrights International Conference in Santiago, Chile. Her play And Bella Sang With Us, inspired by Canada’s first women police officers, was pick of the 2016 Vancouver Fringe, was remounted by the Firehall Arts Centre, and was nominated for two Jessie Awards. In the works: a workshop and reading of the pilot of The Centurions Project, a community engagement project involving youth. Current writing projects include Polly and the Penthouse, a musical set in Vancouver’s legendary Penthouse Nightclub, Underbelly (a series pilot adaptation of And Bella Sang With Us), and a drama education text targeting post-secondary educators which Sally is happy to be co-writing with Dr. Sharon Wahl of Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo.
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 rehearsed by professional artists in a day long workshop and performed for an audience who provides valuable feedback in the creative process.
Emerging Voices is generously sponsored by Williamson and Associates Professional Surveyors.