FULL LENGTH PLAYS:
Swimming In Roses
A work in progress, generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council Project Grants for research and development of a new play.
workshop reading 2021 TBA
Her Vincent Sky
A full length drama for three women based on the last two years of Vincent Van Gogh's life. Set in France, between the days at the famous Yellow House with Paul Gauguin and the mysterious death by gunshot while in the company of Dr Gachet, this story challenges the idea that artists are bound by reality.
A scheduled reading in 2021 TBA
Darling, Genius (or How To Write A Novel In Thirty Days)
A mumblecore inspired love story that follows Simone and JP through their thirties and forties as they figure out how to live with each other while living apart.
A staged reading presented by Rachel Burttram Powers + Brendan Powers, Tiny Theatre, Florida, 2020
In The Room
A full length comedy-drama about a family and their relationship with art. Siblings visit an exhibition and discuss philosophy, tradition, death, their artist father and what it means to be normal. When they're not in the room, the art has something to say about them too.
An early draft was presented as a staged reading for a small audience at the Thousand Islands Film & Stage Studio, 2018
ONE ACT PLAYS:
LAFF in the Dark
Left and Right move in and out of love in this four scene ride in an amusement park. Created for Tiny Theatre's closet reading series 2021.
Presented as a staged reading by Rachel Burttram Powers + Brendan Powers, Tiny Theatre, Florida, 2021
Four women conspire in the green room during the last night of the show. A multi generational play for women that asks who's on stage.
A scheduled reading presented by Spark Creative in the Women's Writing Festival, Long Island, NY, 2021 (forthcoming)
Love Sick Punch
An absurdist two hander examining the obsession of love from the minds and mouths of a doctor and a poet.
Presented as a staged reading by Rachel Burttram Powers + Brendan Powers, Tiny Theatre, Florida, 2020
It Happens In Threes
An exploration of a number reoccurring in popular culture, with observation that moves backwards and forwards with playful and intentional absurdity. Numbers are meaningless until we ascribe meaning. Here we consider how frequently that repetition appears.
An early draft was presented as a workshop presentation for a small audience at the Thousand Islands Film & Stage Studio, 2019
Nature Verses The Machine
Two women engage in a poetic arm wrestle over organic and artificial intelligence. Inspired by Simone de Beauvoir's treatise The Second Sex.
Performed at the Garage Theatre, Toronto, 2010
Adapted for film by Wesley Rickert, 2011. Screened at Revue Cinema and Dundas Video, Toronto.
A post-modern one-act that explores consciousness, choice and political engagement in an absurd dystopia. On the surface two actors climb ladders in a bleak landscape of tradition. Under the surface the captain and crew keep watch for threats made by an unknown Enemy.
Performed for the public at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto main stage, 2009
Throw Like a Girl
A one woman show exploring DADA, memory and psyche from a feminist perspective.
Performed at the Garage Theatre, Toronto, 2008
Who Killed the Curator
In a contemporary art gallery, curators fight for funding, artists bloat for attention and one stray art buyer can't take home a photograph in a space where nothing is for sale.
Winner of the 2008 Evan Hughes Award One Act contest
Performed at the Firehall Theatre, Niagara Falls, Canada, 2008
Scheduled to be performed at Iowa State University's Theatre Festival in May 2020
An absurd dialogue of four voices in a brain. Written in 2002 and later recorded as six minute audio play for a performance installation during Doors Open, Toronto.
Doors Open at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, 2007
Sedan Chair Astronomy
A brief voyage through the mind of Marie Antoinette before her beheading
Performed at Casa del Popola, Montreal, 2015
Spell of the Hippodrome
A four hour outdoor performance using a boxed rental truck as stage to project shadow work, poetry and audio, created with members of 253469
Performed at Trinity Bellwood during Nuit Blanche, Toronto, 2013
March To Paris
A poet, a fountain and a paper mask offer a prophecy of repeated revolutions
Performed at the Louvre Gardens, Paris, 2013
Gesture Hot Cold
Three women leave the island of siren isolation to reinvent the mythical story that decenters the male as protagonist
Performed at the Garage Theatre, Toronto, 2012
Climbing The Pink Tree
Interacting with everyday objects, film projection and concepts of instruction, myth meets commerce on a futon bed
Performed at 253469, Toronto, 2011
Kick Exposed Alive
Mechanical monkeys, deserts of plastic plants, poetry clowns and experiments in mise en scène
Performed at 253469, Toronto, 2009
Dreaming The Objective
An art studio is attacked by ladders, raccoons and absurdist directions
Performed at the Arts & Letters Club studio, Toronto, 2007
Spell of the Hippodrome, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, 2013