Play Date

Read a play with us each month

Monthly play reading activity aiming to spread awareness, and increase appreciation of playwrights and playwriting from around the world. Anyone is welcome to join, and read regardless of reading or language skills. The session will be followed by a discussion led by a professional theatre artist to spark conversations about the themes, style, form, and current world issues related to the selected play. 

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February 18th, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

An aging actress named Irina Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin. As Trigorin lightly consumes and rejects Nina, so the actress all her life has consumed and rejected her son, who loves Nina. The victims are destroyed while the sophisticates continue on their way.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short-story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics.

Reading a play is like venturing into a new world.

Third Thursday of the month

February 18th, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Playing in the key of love

Moments in the life of a couple effortlessly strolling trough time and space capturing the dreams, the passion, the doubt, the expectations, the disappointment and surrender. Love is not linear. It is confusing, surprising, exhilarating, and has a very short memory span. Emanuelle delle Piane’s play manages to capture the essence of love itself at every age.

Emmanuelle Della Piane is an Italian-Suiss playwright who studied in both France and the United-States. She has wrriten over 30 plays for adults and children, and scripts, radio plays and news pieces. Her work has been produced in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italia, Poland, Canada, Armenia and more, and is still regularly presented.

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FAQ

Most frequently asked questions and answers

No, there is no need to purchase the play in order to read, although we strongly encourage you to supporting the livelihood of playwrights by purchasing their published work. For the purpose of Play Date read, we have obtained a permission of the playwright to read their work and you will be provided with access to it on the day of the read. Please do consider supporting playwright by either purchasing the play, attending a show in the future or donating. Thank you.

Absolutely! If you would like to join us for one session just to see how it goes, feel free.

You are trying something new! Yay! No need to prepare anything, we will explain how things go during our event. If you have any special requests, or accessibility needs, please e-mail us at: info@cranecreations.ca

Of course you can! Join us for a Play Date, and enter your suggested play in the survey at the end of the session. Our team will read the play, contact the playwright (if the play is still under copyright) and add find a way how to add it to the schedule.

Each Play Date we share the roles based on how many characters are in the story, and how many participants we have. 

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