Thanks to Tina McCulloch for this write-up on the read-through. Looking forward to seeing it! Up soon: My big fat artsy week off, plus pics from Niagara on the Lake.
Last Saturday (Sept 29) the director, designers, cast and crew of The Drowning Girls met for the first read-through of the play. In the room (at Fraser Studios) were director Taryn Jorgenson; co-producers Brenda Darling and Andy Fraser (no, she doesn’t own the place); designers Ed Rosing (Set & Lighting), Bec Brownstone (Costumes), and Rick Jones (Sound). Other production folk represented were Assistant Director Antara Keelor, Stage Manager Laura Paduch, Scenic Artist/”right-hand-of-Ed” Cathy McKim, and Head Carpenter Mike Peck.
The three actors who play the “brides in the bathtubs” — and all the other roles, including their murderer!—are Jen Neales as Alice, Tennille Read as Bessie, and Emily Smith as Margaret.
Taryn started off by handing out research packages to the actors, and reading out some horrifying statistics. Domestic violence accounts for 12% of all violent crimes. According to a book titled Women Killed By…
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