Thesp (that’s us!) presents the 2nd annual Sound It Out Festival: readings of new works and works in progress from a diverse line-up of the most exciting young playwrights in Toronto.
Featuring works by; Christopher Douglas, Susan Stover, Mariel Marshall, Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman & Jill Harper (Cue 6 Productions: Pieces), Claire Burns, Andrew Mckechnie (Living Room Theatre), and Ray Jarvis Ruby (Blue Dagger Theatre). With musical performances by Kevin Myles Wilson and Chicken Salad.
Sound It Out provides opportunities for emerging local writers to have their voices heard- providing integral audience feedback to assist in play development. Artists will present short (10-30 minutes) excerpts of their latest projects; audiences can stay for the whole evening and see all 7 new works, or come and go as they please. Sound it out strives to take theatre out of the traditional presentation space and create a casual atmosphere that allows audience and artists to meet while sampling Toronto’s indie theatre scene.
Plays featured in Sound It Out have gone on to receive local acclaim- most recently PIECES (starring Rosemary Dunsmore) by Cue6 Productions. Get out and experience some of tomorrows Toronto theatre today!
4:00 pm Growing Up, by Christopher Douglas
Adrian is lonely. Adrian lives with Norman. Norman loves Adrian. Adrian sleeps with Gabe. But Norman wants a kid with Adrian. Growing up has never been so fraught with broken people, secrets and disconnection.
4:20pm Our Room, by Susan Stover
The City, 2 Sisters, and a Stranger. As the girls investigate their relationship with this outside person, their desires, secrets, and fears begin to unravel.
4:55pm Celluloid Catastrophe, by Mariel Marshall
Joyce McKinney became a tabloid sensation after allegedly kidnapping her Mormon fiancé and raping him. Is she a victim or star of an elaborate lie?
5:10pm Floor Play, by Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman & Jill Harper (Cue 6 Productions)
Part 2 of ‘The Apartment Trilogy’ and the eagerly awaited followup to ‘Door Play’ ‘Floor Play’ continues the story of ‘Not Walter’.
5:25pm The Musical Stylings of Kevin Myles Wilson
6:30pm Hatched, by Claire Burns
Meet a mother who can’t stop baking pies, her son who is on the brink of expulsion, and the new guidance counsellor who may be their only hope.
7:05pm Better Worlds, by Andrew Mckechnie (Living Room Theatre)
If you had to choose between the person you loved and doing what was right what would you do? In a semi-dystopian, despotism where oppression, scape-goating and military rule are the order of the day a man wakes up with an opportunity to make a difference.
7:25pm Concrete, Ray Jarvis Ruby (Blue Dagger Theatre)
Jamie, 18, a naïve lesbian. Alex, 22, the hot girl at the bar. Clubbing and choral speaking collide in this queer coming of age story.
8:00pm Musical Finale: More Kevin Miles Wilson & some Chicken Salad