Marks of Birth
by Marilyn Anne Campbell
Stage play: Dramedy, one-act, 2W
With less than an hour until a gaggle of teenagers arrive for a backyard barbecue, mother Lorraine and daughter Sasha have very different ideas about what makes for a great eighteenth birthday party. Sasha’s almost willing to compromise, until Lorraine reveals her plan to dig up the past....
A Little History
Marks of Birth was completed for Pat the Dog Playwright Centre's 6th Annual 24-Hour Playwriting Contest in 2014, which gave participants three prompt words to write from - tattoo, butter, and dig. Just like my other PTD 24-Hour Contest Script Flood Control, this script did not place in the contest, but was produced shortly after.
Read my blog post from just after I participated in the 2014 contest, The True Payoff of 24-Hour Playwriting Contests
Marks of Birth was first performed in March 2015 as part of The Players' Guild of Hamilton's First Stage Series, a juried festival of new works held at the Players' Guild Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario. (Performance dates: March 5, 6, 7)
Directed by Byron McKim
Festival Artistic Producer: Stephen Near
Martha Christianson as Lorraine
Annalee Fleet as Sasha