June 13-16| BMO Studio Theatre | 7:30pm
After months of collecting, selecting and critiquing, the winning scripts for the 2018 Script Happens Playwright competition have been selected. Next steps are to prepare the works to be showcased in an evening of three home-grown, one-act plays! Congrats to the selected playwrights and a big thank you to the many who took part in the competition. Details on Script Happens 2019 coming soon!
…and now the 2018 winning scripts:
Jukie and Her Dad, by Jamie Bradley
While exploring the often funny but always touching dynamic between Jukie and her dad, the play deftly takes the audience on a poignant journey into the mind of a young woman as she struggles to cope with events in her past.
The Spider in the Tub by Bet O’Toole
Hold on to your yoga pants as Harriet and Orson confront the challenges of getting older by getting “fit and fearless”. This delightful comedy provides a fun and insightful look at their relationship as it is tested by the realities of aging.
Everybody Dies in December by Nancy Kenny
Claire works in her family funeral business and loves it, taking the opportunity to talk to her clientele about her problems and observations. This play provides a thoughtful, sometimes humorous, often moving, portrayal of Claire’s search for meaning and her place in life.
Script Happens, a development program of the Saint John Theatre Company, is designed to provide an avenue to foster the growth of emerging Maritime playwrights, directors as well as actors.