The 19th Youth Infringement Theatre Festival ran from May 10th to 14th, 2017 at the Arts Court Theatre. The AUDIENCE CHOICE award was given to The Battle for Grace!
THE BATTLE FOR GRACE by NICOLE TITUS
At what point is it okay to walk away from someone you love? With home
lives that are less than ideal, best friends Darcy and Grace have been
each other's support system since they were little girls. But when
Grace is pulled down a dangerous path by a well-intentioned, but less
than helpful fairy godmother, Darcy must make a heart wrenching
decision: which is more important – Grace's well-being or her own?
Director: Conor Bradshaw
Stage Manager: Chelsea MacKay
Actors: Vanessa Morris, Robyn Bull, Emily Ramsdale
The Man in the coat by iain burge
Breakfast for dinner. Factory work. Drinks with friends. Routine
checkups. The life of every person is a myriad of twists and turns.
The only thing that is ever constant is one simple truth: Being
someone else is impossible. Being yourself is insane.
Director: Ian Gillies
Stage Manager: Nanda Rengel
Actors: Casey Beynon, Mary Sword, Jaquie Sheppard, Kim Beauchamp, Sarah Kern
SO you're south african, eh? by priyanka gopalkista
One Indian Girl, 2 perspectives. She talks you through a journey of
her upbringing in South Africa, mostly her distinctive memories.
However, in years to come, she has lived in a part of Canada, that
even most of Canadians are not entirely familiar with; Labrador City
Newfoundland. In a matter of years, Ottawa becomes her new living
space. The experience of both worlds, finds a way to mold her choices,
her perspectives, and her identity.
Director: Madison Bateman
Stage Manager: Franco Pang
Actors: Priyanka Gopalkista, Perushka Gopalkista
GARDEN PAINS by erin vandenberg
Walt and Norma, a couple trapped in an irreversibly damaged marriage,
begin a bitter argument over tulips in their lawn- Walt wants them
gone, Norma adores them. Walt confides in his colleague, and Norma
watches the argument with her husband escalate as tulips begin to
disappear, one by one, from the couple's garden. But danger threatens
to bloom in the lawn, as the tulips are revealed to be much more
sentient than they appear to be...
Director: Carley Richards
Stage Manager: Eden Patterson
Assistant Director: Stephanie Prempeh
Actors: TJ Wong, Mary Sword, Joshua Carroll, Caitlin Hart, Letycia Henriques, Andrew Kellie, Dana Burmaster, Kevin MacDonald, Carrie Anthony, Eric Lavigne, Eric Bertrand
The dead dream graveyard by conor bradshaw
The Dead Dream Graveyard is a cemetery where figments of abandoned dreams lay to rest: Josephine is the brassy, sharp tongued diva a dissatisfied woman once fantasized she'd become. James and Mona are the amorous and devoted couple their son once wished they could become again. Meg is a lost and lonely dream who claims not to know her reason for being in this strange and mystical place. But when newcomer Tom arrives to join this dysfunctional assortment of spirits, Meg may discover in him all the answers she didn't realize she'd been looking for.
Director: Victoria Leda Ricciardelli
Stage Manager: Olivia Tilley
Actors: Sine Robinson, Jack Daniels, Alex Hankelman, Kosta Diochnos
39 Blyth Blvd. by cullen Mcgrail
There are eleven people that call 39 Blythe Blvd their home. Eleven
different people with eleven different footsteps, and Mrs. M knows
them all. As the proprietor of 39 Blythe Blvd, it is her job–nay–her
duty, to maintain the safety and security of everyone under her roof.
When one of the tenants doesn't leave the building for eleven days,
MRS. M's adventure begins.
Director: Izzie Solis-Lozano
Stage Manager: William Verreault Milner
Actors: Sarah Thuswaldner, Andrew Foster