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Kayak

Kayak
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: Jordan Hall
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 60
Pub. Date: 2011
ISBN-10: 057369947X
ISBN-13: 9780573699474
Cast Size: 2 women, 1 man

About the Play:

Winner of the 2010 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest

Kayak is a full-length drama by Jordan Hall. The story is about the main character, Annie, telling the story on how she reconciles herself to her son's relationship with Julie, an environmental activist, and the chain of events that left her stranded in her son's kayak.

Kayak is a witty, provocative and deeply personal perspective on the global environmental crisis. Alone on a vast stretch of water, Annie Iversen recounts the strange chain of events that left her stranded in her son's old kayak. A doting suburban mother, Annie is blindsided when her son, Peter, falls in love with Julie, a passionate environmental activist. Unable to reconcile herself to Julie's radical worldview, Annie struggles desperately to keep Peter from falling further into the young woman's dangerous world. Climate change, S'mores, SUVs, and Noah's Ark are all onstage as Annie sets out to save her son, and unwittingly throws herself into the path of events larger than she ever could have imagined. In a time when green is the new black, Kayak invites us all to confront our choices in the landscape of the growing environmental crisis.

Her first full-length play, Kayak premiered at The Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace during the 2010 The SummerWorks Performance Festival in Toronto, and won the Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Competition. Kayak was a hit at the 2013 rEvolver Festival at The Cultch in Vancouver, enjoyed a commercial run in front of a larger audience at the Firehall Arts Centre, and has been produced to critical acclaim across North America.

Cast: 2 women, 1 man

What people say:

"Gripping, heartbreaking." — The Courier

"A trio of vivid, memorable characters." — NOW Magazine

"Stellar, insightful writing." — Plank Magazine

"You will – or ought to – talk about this play for ages." — The Courier

"Smart, funny, political – if this play were a guy, I'd date him." — The Georgia Straight

About the Playwright:

Jordan Hall is an award-winning Canadian playwright and screenwriter, best known for her award-winning environmental drama Kayak. As a dramaturg and writing mentor, she spent five years teaching playwrighting & screenwriting for UBC's Booming Ground program.