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SummerWorks: Great Plays From The Indie Theatre Festival

SummerWorks: Great Plays From The Indie Theatre Festival
Your Price: $25.00 CDN
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Edited by: Michael Rubenfeld
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 335
Pub. Date: 2009
ISBN-10: 0887548717
ISBN-13: 9780887548710

About the Play:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

SummerWorks: Great Plays From The Indie Theatre Festival is an anthology of edgy plays (many of which are in print for the first time) that were originally viewed by enthusiastic audiences at Toronto's SummerWorks Performance Festival. Selected and edited by the festival's Artistic Producer Michael Rubenfeld, some of the plays had post-festival remounts and some were performed on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit.

Any Night by Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn: When a troubled young dancer moves into a new apartment, she finds herself inexorably drawn into the world of her seductive upstairs neighbour. Soon she begins to suffer from nightmares and strange behaviours in her sleep. A 'through-the-looking-glass' psychological thriller about love, trust, and the immeasurable power of the subconscious. (2008 SummerWorks Jury Prize Selection; Cast: 1 woman, 1 man)

Richardthesecond is a one-man show by Matthew MacFadzean: An inveterate young raver unexpectedly finds himself at the centre of a contentious experiment – one that could change the course of history – in a multi-media blend of Shakespeare and pop culture. (2001 SummerWorks Jury Prize Selection; Cast: 1 man)

The Unforgetting by Alan Dilworth: What do you claim as your own if you find out everything you have is stolen? A strong Depression-era drama about a young heiress and the secrets she discovers in her past. A young heiress and her husband, a doctor, during the Depression discover, through a railroading hobo, a secret that shatters their lives. (2004 SummerWorks Jury Prize Selection; Cast: 1 woman, 2 men)

Little Dragon by Keira Loughran: It's about a young third-generation Chinese-Canadian woman who thinks she might be the love child of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. (Premiered at the 2002 Summerworks Festival and won the Asian Canadian Artist's Fund Performing Arts Award; Cast: 4 women, 1 man)

Matador Love and Our Father by Morwyn Brebner: Two short pieces. Our Father features a brother and sister on a rather odd road trip driving to see the dying father they have never met and recalling their underprivileged childhood. Matador Love is a blind date from hell between a spinster librarian and a macho matador. (Performed as double-bill at the 2001 Summerworks Festival; Cast: 1 woman, 1 man)

What people say:

"A great collection of plays." — NOW Toronto

About the Editor:

Michael Rubenfeld is is a Dora Award-nominated performer and playwright and has worked on stages across Canada and in parts of the United States. From 2008 to 2016, he was Artistic Producer of Toronto's SummerWorks Performance Festival, where he has helped present over 300 productions. He is a 2001 acting graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada.