Script Salon: A Monthly Play Reading Series By Members of the Playwrights Guild of Canada
SCRIPT SALON showcases some of the most talented theatre writers in the region with new plays ripe for production read by professional actors in the elegant setting of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Presented the first Sunday of every month with a different play by a different playwright featured every time, SCRIPT SALON is a bounteous buffet of sizzling comedy, drama, romance and adventure forged by the power of imagination.
The First Sunday of Every Month at 7:30PM
Holy Trinity Anglican Church 10037 84 Avenue, Edmonton
Free Admission (Donations Accepted) – Refreshments – Playwright Talk Back
May 7 – Velvet Revolution By David van Belle
In 1989, 40 years of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia were ended in 10 days, when a spark of protest initiated by drama students was fanned into flame by the Czechoslovak theatre community. By the end of the year, a playwright, Václav Havel, had been elected President. Velvet Revolution uses high theatricality to tell the story of these remarkable events, and then examines the even more remarkable actions of a new artist-led government. A meditation on the ability of the theatre to effect political change… and on the ramifications of getting everything that you’ve asked for.
Read by Julian Arnold, Clinton Carew, Oscar Derkx, Emma Houghton, Nimet Kanji, Natasha Prasad and Nicole St. Martin.
Born in Amsterdam and raised all over Canada, David van Belle is an Alberta-based playwright, director, actor and theatre deviser. He has been Co-Artistic Director of Ghost River Theatre, an ensemble member of One Yellow Rabbit and playwright-in-residence at Alberta Theatre Projects. He is currently the 2017 Writer-in-Residence for the Edmonton Public Library. His work has been seen coast-to-coast in Canada and in the Netherlands and Germany. You can find out more about his work at davidvanbelle.com.
…And many more in the months to come!