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Esther Birney Lecture: Jack Paterson, Director, United Players: Haven
Thursday, January 13, 2022, 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Esther Birney Lecture Series
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Jack will be speaking to us about the production of the play written by Mishka Lavigne and translated by Neil Blackadder. It received the Governor General’s Award for Drama French Language (2019).
Elsie has just lost her mother, and Matt is searching for his past. They’re brought together by the hole that opened up in the asphalt and the contents of the car that fell to the bottom. Haven is a play about loss, about absence, about emptiness. But it’s also a play about overflow, about too many memories and too many regrets.
Haven speaks of friendships of necessity. Of the people we meet when we need them the most; those we meet when everything around us crumbles. Haven in the storm.
Jack Paterson is the founder of the multi award-winning Mad Duck Theatre Collective for whom he adapted and directed Vancouver’s first female Prospero in The Tempest and the Vancouver premières of Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus and Shakespeare’s R&J. He is currently the Co-founder and Creative Producer of BoucheWHACKED! Theatre Collective, bridging local, national and international artists and audiences separated by distance, language and culture.