Workshop Readings

Persistent Myth Productions presents

Beatrice Again And Again

Five figures stand under the phases of the moons in the sky.

Sunday, June 6
by Hayley Moorhouse

Great Aunt Beatrice died a long time ago. It’s a sad story. But Lyra, generally speaking, isn’t content with sad stories. Each night, Lyra goes walking. Always the same path, always with the same mission she can’t quite articulate. In a moonlit alley, she encounters Beatrice. As the ghostly figure recounts the events of her tragic life, Lyra becomes determined to imagine a different story for her. Beatrice sees only futility, but Lyra sees the potential for a resolution eighty years in the making.

Audiences are invited to a Zoom room after the performance to join a talk back about the play.

featuring Sarah Emslie, Hillary Warden, and Kaeley Jade Wiebe

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The Warning Monuments

Two people walk between two large block monuments with spikes coming out of the top.
Wednesday, June 9
by Madison May

Is it better to forget the past or attempt to recreate it? In a post-apocalyptic world, three communes grapple with this question as they attempt to move on from only focusing on survival. Caesar, a leader of one of the communes, decides that forgetting and moving on from the past is the only option. Her commune is left in the dark, as Caesar is the sole person who knows a past exists. Tensions mount when her granddaughter, Napoleon, begins questioning the mythology Caesar has given her, all while the Warning Monuments loom overhead.

Audiences are invited to a Zoom room after the performance to join a talk back about the play.

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Stone and Soil

A person puts a mallet down on a rock. Their hands are covered in dirt.
Thursday, June 10
by Gabby Bernard
directed by Julie Murphy

Camille Claudel was a brilliant sculptor, remembered more for a tragic love affair than her own ground-breaking work as an artist in 19th century France. Her ghost, tortured and furious, haunts the ruins of her final studio – and today, she receives a visit from an unexpected guest. Stone and Soil examines art and womanhood, genius and madness, and what it really means to give up a grudge.

Audiences are invited to a Zoom room after the performance to join a talk back about the play.

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E.A.B.T presents

Rewinding Romance

The image shows us taking a photo of a happy couple with a DSLR camera.
Friday, June 11*
by Emily Todd

Rewinding Romance is a one-act play that shows a glimpse into the lives of Charlie and Alice. A married couple in their seventies trying to find ways to connect with their family during a global pandemic. The couple decides to film themselves telling the story of how they fell in love in order to give their children and grandchildren a way to feel close to them while isolated to their own homes. The story is told in a lighthearted and comedic way that teaches the audience that humor and romance doesn’t go away with age.

Audiences are invited to a Zoom room after the performance to join a talk back about the play.

*This reading has been moved from June 8th to 11th.

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Kit and Lena’s Senior Year

A couple leans in for a kiss against a sunset backdrop.
Saturday, June 12
directed by Abigail LaForest

Kit and Lena grew up as best friends and neighbours, and over time their friendship strengthened. Now in their senior year of high school, Kit feels something more… something different. Can they ever confess their feelings, or are they doomed to graduate and forget Lena and their small-town life?

Audiences are invited to a Zoom room after the performance to join a talk back about the play.

featuring Rae Organ and Michelle Jolly