Gas Girls ^

SYNOPSIS

Plying her trade with the truckers at the Zimbabwean border, Gigi works for gas. Her young protégé, Lola, wants to learn and can’t figure out why it isn’t love she is finding.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Playwright: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Director/Dramaturge: Philip Adams
Actors: Peter Bailey, Nawa Nicole Simon, Jamie Robinson, Sodienye Waboso, Cara Ricketts, Jamal Grant, Kevin Jones
Set and Costume Designer: Jackie Chau
Lighting Designer: Michelle Ramsay
Sound Designer: Nick Murray
Choreographer Vivine Scarlett

DURATION

75 minutes

CAST

2 m, 2 f

STYLE / FORM

Theatre. Linear Narrative

INSPIRED BY

http://www.africamasterweb.com/AdSense/ZimbabweProstitutesVendorsScrounge.html

HISTORY

  • Nominated for Governor General Literary Award 2011
  • Published by Playwrights Canada Press
  • Alberta Theatre Projecst Enbridge 2009 Emerging Playwrights Award
  • Placed second in Queen’s University’s  2009  Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition
  • Four Dora Award Nominations for Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Male Actor (Jamie Robinson), Outstanding Female Actor (Nawa Nicole Simon) and Outstanding Set Design (Jackie Chau) – winner of Dora for Outstanding New Play (DM St. Bernard)
  • Reading as part of Dis Place at Summerworks festival 2008
  • Development was supported through Ontario Arts Council’s Theatre Creator’s Reserve Program.  Recommender: bcurrent theatre
  • Production was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council

AVAILABLE FROM

Playwrights Canada Press

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