in association with the Firehall Arts Centre
by Amy Lee Lavoie
Directed by Lauren Taylor
Featuring Kayla Deorksen and Robert Moloney
This is the sixth installment of the FLYING START program – giving a stage to new professional playwrights.
Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova), Vancouver
June 1 to 9, 2018
Preview May 31 at 8pm: only $14
Tuesday (June 5) at 7pm
Wednesday to Saturday at 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday Matinee at 3pm, June 2, 3 and 9
Pay What You Can Matinee on Wednesday, June 6 at 1 pm
Tickets through the Firehall Box Office: 604-689-0926, tickets.firehallartscentre.ca
Adults: $27 | Students/Seniors: $23 | Under 30: $20
He said. She knew.
The morning after a one-night stand, questions of consent lead to a highly charged confrontation. For Reed, it was a sexual fantasy played out in real time. For Angie, it was a violation. The details of their night together unravel as they struggle to unpack the truth of what happened.
This world premiere Flying Start production showcases the emerging talent of local playwright Amy Lee Lavoie. She is an award-winning playwright and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program. Amy’s first play, Rabbit Rabbit, received its premiere production with Infinitheatre, earning Amy two MECCA’s for Best Text and the Revelation Award. Amy Lee was a Canada Council Playwright-in-Residence at Factory Theatre, and her play in development, Stopheart, premiered on the main stage in 2013. In 2014, Amy Lee was the Head Digital Writer for the CBC drama Strange Empire, which won a Gracie Award for Best Website in recognition of its interactive storytelling. Most recently, Amy Lee worked with Pi Theatre to create Genetic Drift and her play, My Tom, received a workshop production at Railtown Actors Studio.
C’mon, Angie! stars Kayla Deorksen and Robert Moloney with Lauren Taylor directing. The production features a creative team of young designers: Sarah Mabberley on Set, Alaia Hamer on Costumes, and Sammie Hatch on Sound, with Adrian Muir on Lights. Assistant Director is Naomi Vogt and Lauren Taylorand Roy Surette round out the team as Dramaturgs.
Post-show conversations facilitated by WAVAW reps will take place Sunday, June 3 (matinee), Tuesday, June 5 (evening) and Wednesday, June 9 (matinee). Talkback with artists will take place Thursday, June 7.
Audience Advisory: Adult content, strong language, dialogue is sexually explicit and deals with sexual assault and issues of consent.
**this is a very important and timely play with the growth of the “Me Too” movement and features a team of (primarily) young women (cast, playwright, director and creative team) with three Post-show conversations facilitated by WAVAW reps
About Flying Start: Flying Start is a program produced by Touchstone Theatre in Association with the Firehall Arts Centre that gives a stage to new playwrights who have yet to be produced by a major theatre. The selected play is developed over a period of two years, and culminates in a small scale, fully professional production produced with and at the Firehall Arts Centre. The playwright receives a writing stipend to support their work over the course of the process. The goal of the program is to launch into production the next generation of West Coast playwrights and theatre artists.
About Touchstone Theatre: For over 40 years, Touchstone has been a mainstay of theatrical innovation and excellence on the West Coast. The company’s all-Canadian mandate has helped to launch and develop some of the country’s most important theatre artists, and its substantial body of work has garnered over 70 local and national awards. The company explores the contemporary Canadian play through content and form, and stimulates public interest in Canadian cultural perspectives. Now in its fifth decade of production Touchstone remains a lightning rod of theatrical activity and its reputation for excellence has earned the respect of audience, critics and colleagues.
About the Firehall Arts Centre: The Firehall produces and presents theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary works that engage the soul, stimulate the mind, entertain the spirit and reflect the cultural pluralism of Canada.
Feature image: Robert Moloney, Kayla Deorksen – Photo by Bold Rezolution Studio