Screaming Weenie's Clean Sheets is the annual event of original queer-themed plays by both emerging and established Canadian playwrights. Plays were selected from an open, nation-wide call for submissions. This year's playwrights come from Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal.
New Scripts, Actors, and a Stage
Playwrights are teamed up with a local team of actors and a dramaturge behind closed doors for a couple of days before they take to the stage to share these original new Canadian works.
All public readings are in the Performance Centre in the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre as part of the 2011 Queer Arts Festival.
To view photos from Clean Sheets over the years please visit our Facebook photo album here.
Clean Sheets 2011 playwrights & plays:
Tuesday, August 2 • 6:30pm
The Better Parts Of Mourning
by Christopher Cook
Dramaturged by Jan Derbyshire
Featuring Karin Konoval, Christopher MacDonald, Amitai Marmorstein, and Melissa Oei
Tuesday, August 2, 8:15pm
by Darrah Teitel
Dramaturged by James Fagan Tait
Featuring Sarah Afful, Tricia Collins, Susinn McFarlen, Katie Schoenberg, Marco Soriano, and Robert Moloney
Tuesday, August 9 • 6:30pm
Bonus: Safe Words
Evan reads an early play of his at 8:30pm
Admission by donation.
The objectives of Clean Sheets are:
- To promote and nurture the development of Queer-Canadian playwrights and original work
- To give theatrical form to issues that deal specifically with the lives of bisexuals, gay men, lesbians, and transgendered people
- To promote, through theatrical expression, compassion, empathy, and understanding
Clean Sheets 2011 is produced by Screaming Weenie Productions with the support of the City of Vancouver. Co-presented by Pride In Art at the Queer Arts Festival