Stage play: One-act, 1M/1W
On the eve of his fortieth birthday, lonely Ray stands on a bridge over a swollen river, building up the nerve to end his life. He’s interrupted by Gina, a highly-organized woman who has come to kill herself simply because she has nothing else left to do.
|Grant Burr and Elena Anciro|
Photo by Janet Shum
© Sarasvàti Productions, 2013
Production Information:Flood Control premiered in September 2013 as part of Sarasvàti Production's "FemFest 2013: Revelation and Revolution" at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Performance dates: Sept 15, 17, 19)
Directed by Hope McIntyre
Stage Manager: Sandy Klowak
Assistant Stage Manager: Kaitlyn Kriss
Elena Anciro as Gina
Grant Burr as Ray
- Read a review of the production by Kendra Jones, who said Flood Control was "a smart and funny script, with lovely dark undertones."
A Little History
The first draft of Flood Control was completed for Pat the Dog Playwright Centre's 24-Hour Playwriting Contest in 2011, which gave participants three prompt words to write from - shift, perpendicular, and water. Although the script has expanded since then, the original words remain.
- Premiered in Winnipeg, Manitoba in September 2013
- Available for future productions; contact the playwright to obtain a reading copy