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 and Toronto.
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 2012 Queer Arts Festival.
Clean Sheets 2012 Playwrights & Plays:
THE SINGULARITY OF DESIRE
by Judy M. Miles (Vancouver, BC)
Dramaturged by C.E. Gatchalian
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 6:30pm • Admission by donation.
When twentysomething Valerie / Vond begins hir transition journey from female to male, s/he crosses an event horizon in hir life. The Singularity of Desire explores difference and desire: differences in religion, in cultures, and in the mysterious sources and gravitational forces of sexual desire.
About the playwright:
Judy M. Miles is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. With an MA in Communication (SFU), she loves poetry, science fiction and playing with language. She is a beginning playwright and this is her first play workshop experience.
by Steven Gallagher (Toronto, ON)
Dramaturged by Michael Dobbin
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 8:00pm • Admission by donation.
A dying man makes plans to attend his own funeral and expects his family to throw him the best party of his life.
About the playwright:
As a writer, Steven Gallagher’s play Craplicker was produced at the 2010 Toronto Fringe Festival, where it was chosen as Best of Fringe, and was remounted at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Now Magazine recognized it for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Ensemble. His plays, Rules by Agnes and Memorial were initially written as part of Trafalgar 24, Driftwood Theatre’s 24 Hour Play Creation Festival. Memorial was awarded the jury prize in 2011, and received a subsequent reading. He is also an actor, most recently seen at Neptune Theatre in Halifax as Albin in La Cage aux Folles. Memorial is dedicated to Brad Garrick and Philip Pace.
To view photos from Clean Sheets over the years please visit our Facebook photo album here.
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 2012 is produced by Screaming Weenie Productions with the support of the City of Vancouver. Co-presented by the Queer Arts Festival