New Play Development Series
Home Theatre Productions
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Home Theatre Productions has been working with three emerging Canadian playwrights to develop scripts to be presented to the public. We are now ready to present these scripts to the public, and we would love to see you there! Over the course of the day on September 25, all three plays will be given public readings! Help support the future of Canadian theatre by being part of the audience and giving the playwrights feedback on their work.
“Potion Ethics” by Emily Stuchbery, is a comedy focused on themes of sexual consent in an intergenerational context. The play follows a family of witches during a time of heightened tension in the witch community. As the local witches coven debates the ethics of selling love potions, the witches must decide for themselves what they value as a family, and what the concept of sexual and romantic “consent” really entails.
“Grow Up” by Paul Drotos, is a far more tragic story. The play follows a group of teens as they hide in a bunker from the outside world. The “outside world” consists of adults who turn into zombies as they come of age. The play works within post-apocalyptic story tropes in many ways to encourage the audience to question what the concept of “life” really means.
Four Aloof Sleuths
“Four Aloof Sleuths” by Vitta Morales, is a detective story set in Montreal in the 1990s. Within the bounds of this genre, it tackles issues such as police corruption, the concept of justice, and asks the audience to question preconceived notions of what being in a developed nation like Canada really means.