Jessie nominated for Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition
Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Script by an Emerging Playwright

written and performed by Tanya Marquardt
directed by Ilena Lee Cramer
music and arrangement by Joel Stephano, stage production by Jason Leane, dramaturgy by Kris Nelson


Lounge follows a lonely lesbian lounge singer’s search for home and true love on her last Canadian tour. Interweaving story and song, she takes her audience from a childhood in small town Canada to singing lounge in Las Vegas and a love affair with a showgirl.

25 July to 12 August, 2006, Mynt Restaurant & Lounge, 555 Davie Street, Vancouver
15 March, 2007, Rime, 1130 Commerical Drive, Vancouver       

produced with chrysalis theatre

quietly vunerable….it’s hypnotizing. Marquardt presents the chanteuse with a combination of pain and girlish cover-up” – Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

Tanya Marquardt. Remember that name. She’s going to be a star.” – Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier

This play will seduce you…” – Rob Salerno, Xtra West

Tanya Marquardt’s one woman show about an unnamed singer just stopping in town for a gig has all the hallmarks of a gin-soaked, down-and-out lounge act…” – Michael Harris, The Globe and Mail

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