Jane Austen Stage Manager Gil Miciak

Jane Austen, Action Figure...and other short plays

Jane Austen, Action Figure...and other short plays was presented as a co-production of the CCTC's Working Title 3 and the University of Alberta Department of Drama StageLab.

Creator

Playwright: Elaine Avila

CCTC Dramaturg

Dramaturg: Kathleen Weiss

Status

Contact the author: 505-243-8091 or avilaelaine@yahoo.com

Synopsis

Does it take superpowers to be a writer, a parent, a traveler, a lover? This collection of time travelling, gymnastic plays range from zany to tragic and back again.   The result of an experiment to write a play a day for 100 days, this collection allows collaborators to play with the edges of theatrical possibility. Come play with us.

Other Details
Cast:    
38 characters that can be played by 3 women and 2 men.

Setting:
Various times and places throughout history particular to writers such as Jane Austen, Aphra Behn and Emily Dickenson

Running time:
Runs approximately 90 minutes.

Productions

A production of Jane Austen, Action Figure...and other short plays ran from June 15 - 19, 2011 as a co-production of the CCTC's Working Title 3 mini-festival of productions and readings and the Department of Drama's StageLab. It was presented in the Second Playing Space of the Timms Centre for the Arts on the University of Alberta main campus with the following cast and production team:

Director/Dramaturg: Kathleen Weiss*
Set Designer: Daniela Masellis
Costume Designer: Nick Blais
Lighting Designers: Daniella Masellis & Nick Blais
Stage Manager: Gil Miciak

Cast:
Clinton Carew*
as The Doctor
Molly Flood* as Cassandra
Thrasso Petras* as Mr. Darcy
Melissa Thingelstad as Jane

*Appearing courtesy Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Recently in performance at StageLab/Working Title 3

Jane Austen, Action Figure...and other short plays

by Elaine Avila

June 15 - 19, 2011
Wednesday: 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00pm
Friday: 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm

Venue:
Second Playing Space
Timms Centre for the Arts
University of Alberta
112th Street at 87th Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Admission: $10.00


Director/Dramaturg:
Kathleen Weiss*

Stage Manager:
Gil Miciak

Set & Lighting Designer:
Daniela Masellis

Costume Designer:
Nick Blais

Cast:
Clinton Carew*
as The Doctor
Molly Flood* as Cassandra
Thrasso Petras* as Mr. Darcy
Melissa Thingelstad as Jane

*Appearing courtesy Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Jane Austen, Action Figure...and other short plays, by Elaine Avila, is presented by the Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation at Working Title 3 in co-production with the University of Alberta Department of Drama StageLab.