Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Produced and Curated by Scott Forester
The Out of Sight, Out of Mind play series tackles important issues that sometimes are hard to discuss, it provides the chance to peek behind the veil covering youth issues and shed light on controversial topics so often overlooked. This series features four plays, each addressing a different social issue important to the young playwright. The team conducted research, drew from experiences both personal and from those around them to create these four pieces of theatre. Join us for a 2 hour night of four original plays from these passionate emerging playwrights, directors, devisers and performers.
About the Plays:
IT'S NOT A BOY
Written by Sarah Currie
Directed by Alisha Grech
"It's Not a Boy" is the story of Marnie Decker's abortion party. As she grapples with the decision she's made, her friends dance a fine line between celebrating her sexual liberation, and honouring the weight of the procedure she's undertaken.
Written by Zach Closs
Directed by Zach Closs & Jessica Rossiter
It’s lunchtime on the psych ward, and there’s a new arrival: Caleb, young, heartbroken and practically mute, was transitioned from emergency in the morning, with bandaged wrists. Because of the new guest – or perhaps in spite of him – the other patients unfurl their troubled tales of isolation and heartbreak, in unsettlingly and humorously frank terms.
HANDLE WITH CARE
Written and Directed by Kodie Rollan
Amidst the harsh Canadian winter and the city laws that bind us, a man with failed dreams and ambitions is forced to confront the life that he feels he has been deprived of. Handle with Care is a play that looks at our treatment of the homeless population or Canada. Set in the streets of downtown Kingston, the play immerses the audience within a familiar setting in the hopes that we reconsider a question that we hear too often, "spare some change today?
TRAPPED: A SHORT
Written by Heather Lundrigan
Directed by Ashley Frandsen
Lizzie is a twenty three year old woman re entering society after ten years in the captivity of a madman. Time and space are fragmented and distorted as she attempts to heal, causing her to realize that she herself is an unreliable narrator in her own reality.
Saturday May 6 at 11:00am
Saturday May 6 at 2:00pm
Saturday May 6 at 8:00pm
Sunday May 7 at 11:00am
Sunday May 7 at 2:00pm
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning,
370 King St W
General Admission- $20
Youth (under 30)- $10
*This show is part of our 5 show festival pass, see the Grand Theatre Box Office for more