Congrats, Dave! The scenes we heard were fast-paced and funny, and left me wanting to know more about these two characters — the cantankerous old woman with a penchant for playing Hearts (and an intriguing past), and the young salesman asking for help because his car is stuck outside her house (or is it/is he?).
The event was hosted by Regina poet Judith Krause and held May 29, 2012, at Wascana Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, with sponsorship from the City of Regina, Sask Culture, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and Saskatchewan Lotteries. The Award is administered by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild.
One of the runners-up — B.D. Miller, also a talented playwright — was in attendance. (Thus explaining why I have pix of him, and not the other runner-up, Katherine Lawrence...)
|David Sealy receives the award from Fred Clipsham on behalf |
of the City. Rt: Judith Silverthorne, of the Writers' Guild.
|Dave with actors Ryland Alexander and Dana Brandow|
|B.D. Miller at the podium|
|Cathy Fenwick of the |
Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
|Ryshia Kenny, |
winner of last year's award.
|Writers Tracy Hamon (of the SWG) and Holly Borgerson Calder|
Jenn Farrell: "With themes of scores unsettled, the nature of fame (or is it infamy?) and the gulf between youth and old age, this work-in-progress promises to be a tightly paced piece of theatre."
Ian Williams: "The premise of 'Stuck with the Queen' is perfect for drama: a young man and an old woman are forced together during a blizzard. ... What follows is the stranger-on-an-airplane effect, as both characters reveal things about themselves that they would ordinarily guard secret."We're proud of you, Dave!