We're in rehearsals now for David Copelin's A Clean Breast, which will be appearing as part of Flush Ink Productions' UnHinged Festival in November. Nicholas and Katharine are hugely excited to be working with David on this piece. UnHinged is billed as a “showcase of dark and disturbing theatre”, and this one-woman show brings the disturbing close to home. Inspired by the experiences of two of David's friends with breast cancer, A Clean Breast introduces us to Tamara Morgan, trying to psych herself up for her mastectomy the next day. Earthy, frank, tough yet vulnerable, Tamara spins out the stories of her life in a small town, and tries to make the connection between that personal history and the unknowns post-surgery.
A Clean Breast was first workshopped in 1995 (as a five-minute first draft) in the Writers Unit of the Marin Theatre Company in California, directed by Nancy Madden. Further revisions of the play have been presented in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto and Oregon, and an excerpt was published in the second edition of She Speaks, edited by Judith Thompson.
What!sInThere?!'s production marks the world premiere of the full-length version, freshly revised and full of new material.
A Clean Breast is produced by arrangement with Kensington Literary Representation, 34 St. Andrew Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1K6, 416.979.0187, firstname.lastname@example.org. It is dedicated to David's friends Gerry Abrams and Nancy Madden.
The UnHinged Festival features five mainstage productions, and runs November 15-17 and 22-24. A Clean Breast will appear Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m., and Friday, November 23 at 9:00 p.m. All shows take place at the new Courtyard Theatre, a studio space in the old Bonnie Stuart factory at 141 Whitney Place (where the Globe Studios artists' collective is also located). Email email@example.com for tickets. Feel free to “like” WitProd's Facebook page too.