Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre is holding a fundraising event called More Playable Moments on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 pm at The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax. The admission price is $20. A cash bar will be open during the evening.
Playwrights PARC member Mark Foster, PARC member Kim Parkhill and Andrew Chandler are each preparing five pages of a scene from a non-existent play. An ensemble of four actors including Henry Gielis, Genevieve Steele, Ian Gilmore and Ivy Charles will use the scripts provided as a starting point, improvising its continuation.
Audience members will have the chance to influence the twists and turns each script takes.
For only two dollars, audience members can suggest a new line of dialogue, mood music, the theme for a character monologue, or other ideas for the scene. They’ll all go into the hat to be drawn at random. With each new suggestion, the actors will improvise a new part of the play, steering them in unforeseen directions, and inspiring the playwrights to frantically create a new following scene. With the help of a dramaturge to orchestrate the theatrical madness, the actors, and the audience, we’ll see what playable moments emerge.
Tickets are for sale through Ticket Halifax at http://tickethalifax.com/. As well tickets can be purchased by phone using Visa at 902-423-5358 or toll free at 1-877-845-1341. Tickets will also be for sale at the door on the evening of the event.