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.
"FemFest prides itself on presenting new work by Canadian Female artists each year, and Marilyn Anne Campbell is definitely a playwright I am grateful to FemFest for bringing our attention to. This is a smart and funny script, with lovely dark undertones... My only quibble is that I would like more!"
Behind the Scenes
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
Grant Burr and Elena Anciro
Photo by Janet Shum
© Sarasvàti Productions, 2013
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.