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Feat. Playwright’s in Quarantine Unit

March 16 | 7PM

Teaser ALERT! You are among the first to hear new play scripts being developed by Ottawa playwrights. Since October, we’ve been regularly meeting with promising local artists in a peer-supported playwriting unit – virtually, of course.

We now invite you to listen to excerpts of their scripts-in-development. Three playwrights will share excerpts of their work. The event duration is 1.5-hour.

New Play Tuesday will be streamed directly to this page, on March 16, starting at 7PM!

ACCESS NOTE: This virtual event is available with Rev, an AI closed captioning service.


Christopher Depaz
Ryan Pepper
Michael MacLean


Grocery Store, by Other(ed) Productions
Written by Ryan Pepper

Grocery Store is a play about working for minimum wage at a grocery store. This play combines scathing monologues on low-wage work with a good dose of sarcasm, humour, and magical realism to explore the inner life and social milieu of a very disgruntled cashier. Informed by the COVID-19 pandemic but not constrained by it, Grocery Store brings the supermarket to the stage.

Read By: Vishesh Abeyratne, Charlie Dazé

Circles, by Christopher Depaz

Circles brings attention to the effects of intergenerational trauma by drawing upon the experiences of a mixed race, two spirit, hoop dancer. The impact we have daily on others is like a story being written about us in their heads, and “Circles” asks the audience to take an inner look at what it is to write ourselves into other peoples stories. 

Read By: Will Lafrance

Whoosh, by Michael MacLean

“This is going to hurt.” I remember that exact phrase came into my mind: “This is really going to hurt.”
Stupid bus.

Read By: Charlie Dazé, Rebecca Benson, Vishesh Abeyratne, Ludmylla Reis, Will Lafrance

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