Flood Control

by Marilyn Anne Campbell

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
© Sarasv├áti Productions, 2013

Production Information:

Flood Control premiered in September 2013 as part of Sarasv├áti 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

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