UPDATE: The Queer Reading Series has been postponed to a yet-to-be–determined date, due to the current COVID-19 crisis.
Three nights of staged public readings showcasing emerging Canadian Queer playwrights.
The series features three exciting new works created in 2020 exploring themes of Queer identity from distinct and compelling points of view. Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal and Centaur Theatre believe in the importance of providing young theatre artists tools for developing and showcasing their work.
Space is limited. Admission to all readings is free, and audiences are invited to join the discussions following each performance. Please follow the “buy tickets” link to reserve your seat(s).
CONTENT WARNING: These plays feature sexually explicit conversations.
Still Gay When I’m Not In Love by Adjani Poirier
Ada wants to have a baby but unfortunately the planet is set on fire. Now she’s stuck in limbo with her best friend and her worst enemy and must reckon with a bureaucratic Angel who will determine her fate. Set on the evening of a (gay) wedding turned apocalyptic disaster, three flawed heroes navigate the complexities of relationships, love, queerness and family values.
A Song of Fiction by Trevor Barrette
“A hopeful singer-songwriter moves to the big city to find his voice, finds love instead…” Max and Aaron aren’t sold on the synopsis of their musical, but it’s the best they can do, having just one day to put together a hefty submission for a new works festival. As they create their show from scratch, they begin to discover the underlying truths of their partnership and that sometimes it’s best not to “write what you know.”
Waiting for Janice by Kate Hammer
Welcome to an absurd world that leads two characters to question their sexuality, labels, and identities. While waiting for the answer to all of their queries, Janice, cycles and patterns start to appear.