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Seasons

Seasons is a new play by Jane Heather.  A staged reading, directed by CCTC Associate Director Kathleen Weiss, was presented as part of the CCTC's Working Title 2 Festival in May, 2010 at the end of a one-week workshop with Weiss as dramaturg.  Seasons was produced in 2011 at the Department of Drama's StageLab Festival.

Creator

Playwright: Jane Heather

CCTC Dramaturg

Dramaturgs: Kathleen Weiss, Jan Selman

Status

Contact the author: 780.492.8721

Synopsis

An elderly bi-polar woman and a 13 year old girl living on the streets, meet in a back alley fight. Daisy and Packa scrape by in the inner city. When the Alberta Advantage turns into the bust, they both get pushed closer to the edge. Seasons is the story of one year in their lives, when it seems spring will never come.

Other Details
Cast:    
Female: 4 (3 with double casting)
Male: 3 (1 with double casting)

Packa: A girl who never smiles, aged 13
Daisy: A white woman, aged 55-75
Brat: A boy, aged 15
Bunky: A girl, aged 13
Beat Cop 1: Male (may be played by actor playing Brat)
Beat Cop 2: Female (may be played by actor playing Bunky)
Bappa: A psychiatric nurse (may be played by actor playing Brat)
Naomi Shockner: A psychiatrist (may be played by actor playing Bunky)

Setting:
Place: Edmonton
Time: The present

Running time:
Runs approximately 90 minutes.

Productions
A production of Seasons ran from June 15 - 19, 2011 as part of the University of Alberta Department of Drama 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: Andrea Boyd
Dramaturgs: Kathleen Weiss & Jan Selman
Stage Manager: Gina Moe*
Set Designer: Daniela Masellis
Costume Designer: Nick Blais
Lighting Designers: Daniela Masellis & Nick Blais
Sound Designer: Emily Holt
Fight Choreographer: Patrick Howarth*

Cast:
Michele Brown* as Dianne
Reneltta Arluk* as Packa
Cole Humeny* as Brat, Beat Cop, Bappa
Amy Keating as Bunky, Beat Cop, Naomi Shockner

*Courtesy Canadian Actors' Equity Association

Recently in performance at StageLab

Seasons

by Jane Heather

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

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

Admission: $10.00


Director:
Andrea Boyd

Dramaturgs:
Kathleen Weiss & Jan Selman

Stage Manager:
Gina Moe*

Set Designer:
Daniela Masellis

Costume Designer:
Nick Blais

Lighting Designers:
Daniela Masellis & Nick Blais

Sound Designer:
Emily Holt

Fight Choreographer:
Patrick Howarth*

Cast:
Michele Brown* as Dianne
Reneltta Arluk* as Packa
Cole Humeny* as Brat, Beat Cop, Bappa
Amy Keating as Bunky, Beat Cop, Naomi Shockner

*Courtesy Canadian Actors' Equity Association

Seasons, by Jane Heather, is presented by the University of Alberta Department of Drama StageLab.