Still Got Something to Say: 6 Plays on Age

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Still Got Something to Say: 6 Plays on Age

From page to stage to film, six playwrights explore ‘What is ageing?’

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Dawson New Dome Theatre 2000 Avenue Atwater Montréal, QC H3Z 1A4 Canada

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Theatre Ouest End presents a world premiere public launch

Still Got Something to Say: 6 Plays on Age

Plays written by: Jane Gilchrist, Debra Kirshenbaum, Ann Lambert, Kent Stetson, Judith Thompson and Rahul Varma

Friday, October 14th 2022 @7:30 p.m.

With support from the Canada Council for the Arts ‘Digital Now!’ grant, Theatre Ouest End commissioned six seasoned Canadian playwrights to write short plays exploring the theme of age, ageing and the challenges of navigating an ageist world. Notable playwrights Jane Gilchrist, Debra Kirshenbaum, Ann Lambert, Kent Stetson, Judith Thompson and Rahul Varma came together to generate new digital work. Beautifully shot and edited, Still Got Something to Say: 6 Plays on Age is a treat to watch.

The viewing for this show includes a talkback with the cast and crew of Still Got Something to Say: 6 Plays on Age. Tasty treats and drinks will be available to spectators during intermission. We recommend all parties come at least 15 minutes before the show so that we can provide proper seating.

Tickets are available here on Eventbrite and they are pay-what–you-decide and a donation box will be placed at the entrance of the theatre. Get your tickets soon since there is limited space at the Dawson New Dome Theatre.

For those who can't attend the public launch, Theatre Ouest End will be streaming the show from Octobre 15 - 28 on our Facebook page.

Ranging in ages from 64-82, and including two Governor General's Award winners, the writers created short (10-20 minute) plays, monologues or scenes that reflect their authentic lived experience. Theatre Ouest End has always been interested in intergenerational exchange; here playwrights were invited to work with an emerging director. The ninety-minute final result offers a broad spectrum of experience and style—from comedic to tragic and the many spaces in between, often portraying alternatives to deep-seated stereotypes about ageing. Sensitively and intelligently directed and acted, topical, hot-button issues and stories include bridging the generation gap, differing political ideas, poignant decline, late-in-life romance, redundancy, and an ‘Irish Queen’ in a home for the aged.

Over 30 lauded theatre artists collaborated on the project including, among others, playwrights Jane Gilchrist, Debra Kirshenbaum, Ann Lambert, Kent Stetson, Judith Thompson and Rahul Varma; directors Zach Fraser, Murdoch Schon and Lib Spry; actors Vicky Barkoff, Ryan Bommarito, Clare Coulter, Ellen David, Brian Dooley, Marcel Jeannin, Debra Kirshenbaum, Laura Mitchell, Ronica Sanjani, Ivan Smith and Anissah Vanhorn; and videographers from Beanduck Productions. Photos and bios here.

If you would like to Interview anyone from Still Got Something to Say: 6 Plays on Age, Media Contact: Laura Mitchell, theatre.ouest.end@gmail.com, 514 346-4695

We invite you to visit Theatre Ouest End's website to learn more about us. http://www.theatreouestend.ca/about.html

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Covid Policy: Masks are optional but encouraged

Wheelchair accessible

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