The Pipeline 2014 Review

Infinithéâtre would like to thank everyone who was involved in this year's The Pipeline for making it the most successful one to date! Each reading was followed by a lively discussion between the audience, actors, directors, and playwright's. The feedback received during these discussions will be used in the further development of the scripts. 

                        Photo Credit Shawn Campbell                                                             

                        Photo Credit Shawn Campbell                                                             

 

The winner of this year's Write-On-Q! script writing competition was Fanny la Croix for her play Joan's Not Here.  Fanny la Croix took home the $3,000 Pam Dunn Prize for her submission and received a public reading of her script in The Pipeline on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Rialto Hall III (5711 ave. du Parc) at 3PM. 

From the Jury, “The play has a distinct voice revealing a subtle, compassionate mind in this exploration of a pressing contemporary problem: who controls our bodies and who says when and how life should end? Joan's Not Here is extremely well crafted.  Very human; very moving.  The writing is refined and certain, moves at a brisk pace through tantalizing psychological space with a masterful comprehension and rendering of the human condition.  Compassion sits side by side with arrogance, often on the same page.  The play moves from what might be considered a cold indifference to personal revelations and a deeper understanding of the complexity of love.  Not one word is wasted.  The plot is simple, unassuming, direct; the characters are uniformly excellent, well crafted and beautifully observed.  Joan’s Not Here is a gift to audience and actors alike.”

This year's Write-on-Q! runners-up were Tabia Lau for her play John 8 and Oren Safdie for his play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv  They both received readings in The Pipeline, on December 4th and 6th 2014 at 8PM, respectively. 

The other two scripts in this year’s five-day reading marathon were: Alyson Grant's Progress! and Arthur Holden’s Battered

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the playwrights who submitted their work to the 2014 Write-On-Q!

                                                                                                     Photo Credit Aminah Bahri

                                                                                                     Photo Credit Aminah Bahri

 

Lost & Found

Marie-France Coallier

Marie-France Coallier

Written and Performed by David Sherman & Nancy Lee 
with Stephen Barry, Andrew Cowan, and John McColgan 
Directed by Guy Sprung

February 12th - 22nd (Preview February 11th @ 8PM)
Wednesday - Saturday @ 8PM and Sunday @ 2PM
In the Piccolo Rialto Theatre, 5711 ave. du Parc

Two rehabbing romantics step gingerly along the road to true love, a path strewn with rusty nails and broken glass.

Folk singers Victor and Patricia, bruised and skeptical, sing about love lost and what they hope to find after they meet in a little café and decide to make a life and career together, navigating the potholes of bad memories and fears of the future.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

For tickets to the preview, group rates (6+), or school group rates, call the box-office at (514) 987-1774 ext. 104.

 

A Message from Guy Sprung

Tristan D. Lalla is one of Montreal's great actors, a major contributor to our artistic community, a man we all look up to with huge respect ... you may have seen him in one of his many productions in town, (For us he was in David Sherman's, Joe Louis in the Bain St. Michel) Or touring Shakespeare with Repercussion. Or you may have seen him in one of the American blockbuster films shot in town. Or interacted with his voice playing video games. Tristan is an actor with extraordiary intelligence, talent and human compassion. He even put himself through the necessary on-line course so he could legally offciate at Stage Manager Michael Panich's wedding....

I ask you to take a moment and read Tristan's eloquent dissection of the unacceptable behaviour of our Montreal police force.

Read the full article HERE


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Lost & FOund

Running February 12 - 22, 2015 at the Piccolo Rialto Theatre. Written by David Sherman and Nancy Lee. Directed by Guy Sprung. Click here for more information.

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