Emerging Voices, now in its 18th year, is a series of workshops and staged readings of three new, original plays by local and regional playwrights.
Emerging Voices supports the Equity in Theatre Initiative, Playwrights Guild of Canada which promotes gender equality and diversity in theatre.
Each performance is in the the Port Theatre lobby. Entry by donation at the door.
Super Seniors by Kathryn Shaw
Ever wonder what it would be like to be alive and kicking at 105? In her new comedy, SUPER SENIORS, Kathryn Shaw takes you to the Fairfield Residence to meet three women over the age of 105 who have differing responses to their extraordinarily long lives. Based on experience with her own ancient family members, the writer brings insight and humour to the conundrum of extreme old age.
Kathryn Shaw is the recently retired Artistic Director of Studio 58, the Professional Theatre Training Program at Langara College. Her new play SUPER SENIORS was read at Presentation House in April 2022. For over 40 years, Ms. Shaw directed for theatre companies across Canada and taught acting for professional and community groups in British Columbia, Winnipeg and Halifax. She has also been a guest instructor at the National Theatre School. Kathryn received the Canadian Actors Equity Life Membership award in 2016 and In 2010 she received the Career Achievement Award from the Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance. In 2005, Kathryn was elected into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.