Open auditions are being held for the 1st Annual Windsor Writers Series. Please provide a CV with headshot and be prepared to perform cold readings. Descriptions of the four new works to be presented are as follows:
March 24, 25, 26 Dark Steps by Joey Ouellette
Presented by The Purple Theatre Company
When Helen’s best friend is murdered in this tense drama she loses her grip on the fabric of her life. As the threads of her relationships unravel she struggles to find a place to start again. Joey has written more plays than he can keep track off and is fascinated by the amazing things people can do.
Apr 28, 29, 30 Fermata by Cassidy Anne Hicks
Presented by The Purple Theatre Company with Opia Theatre Collective
When Clara loses her ability to play the piano to a mysterious neurological condition, she and her partner Tim struggle to re-evaluate their relationship to their music and each other in a suddenly silent environment. Cassidy Anne Hicks is a Canadian feminist actor and playwright and is a member of The Women’s Room (Pat the Dog), and seeks to create cross-media, inclusive theatre that fills the gaps she sees in contemporary performance.
May 19, 20, 21 The Bolt House by Lydia Friesen
Presented by the Purple Theatre Company with Windsor Feminist Theatre (this is also a part of MayWorks Windsor 2017 Labour & Arts Festival)
The Bolt House begins with Marley beginning at a new job, whose quirks leave her dumbfounded. Together, she and her new coworkers must find a way to overcome the unique challenges of corporate life. Lydia Friesen is a graduate from UWindsor’s Master’s of Creative Writing Program and is an award winning short story writer and Frisbee enthusiast.
June 9, 10, and 11 Runaway by Brittni Brinn
Presented by the Purple Theatre Company with Paper-Knife Theatre
As Patrick’s memory deteriorates, his daughter Kim has to renegotiate her ideas about personal freedom. Will she find a way for Patrick to retain his independence, or will she have to give up her individual goals to make sure he is taken care of? Brittni Brinn is a graduate from UWindsor’s Master’s of Creative Writing program. She likes robots, coffee, and depressing Russian novels.
All performances will take place at Mackenzie Hall,
Friday and Saturday 8pm, and Sunday (pay what you can) 2pm
Tickets $15 Students $10
Ticket Specials All 4 shows – $50 3 shows – $40