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Women At Play(s) 6 at Red Sandcastle Theatre

Dates: (3/1/2024 - 3/10/2024 )


Red Sandcastle Theatre

922 Queen Street East

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WOMEN AT PLAY(S) is a festival of short one act plays written, directed, and acted by women playwrights, directors, and actors. This sixth edition has 6 one act plays, 10 to 20 minutes in length, ranging from ageism, domestic violence, femicide, sisterhood, women empowerment, and physical theatre. Women At Play(s) is meant to inspire artistic achievements in theatrical production for people who identify as women of all diversities: LGBTQIA2S+ and disability inclusive, from Gen Z to Silver Foxes for an audience who want to experience a variety of great theatre.

This evening will present works from Canadian women playwrights, directed by Canadian women directors, performed by Canadian women actors.


Her Crown By Alexis Hope
Directed by *Heather Cherron, with Reanna Joseph and *Rebecca Singh
When Sam’s heart is broken, and her sense of self is ripped away, her best friend is right there to remind her how big, Black, and beautiful everything about her is, especially her hair. 

Christmas Day at the Roadside Diner by Annie Massey
Directed by *Susan A. Lock, with Shuyi Jia and Andrea Lyons
Barb prepares to cook and serve a delicious Christmas Dinner at her Roadside Diner. An unexpected
delivery of fresh meat adds a new dish to the menu and an unexpected guest joins the party.

The Trial of Rosie McDougall by *Marni Walsh
Directed by Lee Bolton, with Trina Moyan, *Erin MacKinnon, and Marianne Sawchuk
It is 1970 in rural Ontario and Rosie is on trial for her life. But who does the prosecution represent?
A reimagining inspired by fact.

U Can’t Touch This by Paddy Gillard-Bentley
Directed by Altaire Gural, with *Trudy Weiss and *Jocelyne Zucco
Carol and Cheryl are of an age. What the hell does that mean anyway, of an age? That's what people say when they don't want to say old. Carol and Cheryl are not going gracefully because truthfully, aging sucks.

Filters by Lanette Ware-Bushfield
Directed by Kristina Agosti, with Sandy Ramdin, Tonjha Richardson, and Katerina Hatzinakos
Two high-powered women who happen to be step-sisters and best friends gather over routine cocktails and find themselves thrust into a provoking set of circumstances forcing them to support one another in ways their unfettered friendship is unaccustomed or that AI can manipulate.

Mary and her Jar of Jam by Catherine Bruce
Directed by Clara McBride, with Autumn Davis, Janice Lewis, Angela Marriott, *Dawn Obokata, and Alicia Plummer
Mary rises to the challenges life throws at her even when they invade her very own kitchen! Can she get by with a little help from her friends? Isn’t being part of life worth fighting for?

SOUND DESIGN by Bruno Verdoni
Producer- Marianne Sawchuk
GRAPHIC DESIGN by Joanne Howard of Small Dog Design        

Warning: some plays may be distressing to some participants as subject matter includes intimate partner violence, offensive language, and death.                                
Running time approx. 2 hours (including 20 minute intermission)
* This is a Canadian Actor’s Equity Production under the festival policy.

Women At Play(s) 6 at Red Sandcastle Theatre Schedule

Venue: Red Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen Street East) Dates: Mar 1-3, 7-10 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday Matinees 1:30pm Tickets: Regular: $25 Students/Seniors/Art Workers: $20 or at the door (CASH ONLY) Reservations:

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