Mark Jenkins as Ted in the CCTC's production of The Woodcutter, by Don Hannah, at Working Title 2 in 2010

The Woodcutter

The Woodcutter is a new one-man play by Don Hannah.  CCTC Director Kim McCaw encountered the script as a dramaturg at the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre's Playwrights' Colony in 2009.  The Centre produced the world premiere of the play as part of Working Title 2 in 2010.

Creator

Playwright: Don Hannah

CCTC Dramaturg

Dramaturg: Kim McCaw

Status

Currently seeking production partners.  Contact the CCTC Administrator or Michael Petrasek at Kensington Literary Representation (416.979.0187).

Synopsis
A man, lost, dishevelled and exhausted, stumbles into a clearing in a forest where he reviews his recent and distant past in an effort to understand a tragic event in his life.
Other Details
Cast:    
Male: 1
Ted: Age 25-35

Setting:
Place: A forest
Time: The present

Running time:
Runs approximately 90 minutes.

Productions
The World Premiere of The Woodcutter ran from May 6 - 9, 2010 as part of the CCTC's Working Title 2 mini-festival of productions and readings.  The play was mounted 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: Kim McCaw*
Stage Manager: Emma Deobald
Set Designer: Victoria Zimski
Lighting Designer: Guido Tondino
Sound Designer: Matthew Skopyk
Cast: Mark Jenkins*

*Courtesy Canadian Actors' Equity Association

Project Log

May 2009

The Woodcutter is workshopped at the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre's Playwrights' Colony with Kim McCaw as dramaturg.

May 2010

The Woodcutter receives a World Premiere Production at CCTC's Working Title 2 mini-festival of productions and readings.  The production runs for four performances, from May 6 - 9, in the Second Playing Space of the Timms Centre for the Arts at the University of Alberta.

November 2010

The play receives a reading at the Tarragon Theatre's Play Reading Week.

April 2012

The play is produced at St. Thomas University in Frederiction, NB (April 19-21).

The Woodcutter - poster from St. Thomas University production, April 19-21, 2012 

Spring 2013

The Woodcutter is expected to be available in a published double edition that includes The Cave Painter from Playwrights Canada Press.