“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” Marie Curie
The last time I was onstage was in 2005 at Whitby Courthouse Theatre. It was Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. I played Germaine, a sassy bar maid and one of Picasso’s love interests. Then my focus shifted to playwriting and directing.
By Jessica Outram
Amusingly manly–includes six days of hunting, a scenic wilderness location, indoor plumbing, beverages, worms, and one dead bear. The men of the De La Roche family must triumph over cowardice, failure, and death in order to bring home the greatest trophy of all. In reclaiming their inner wild man, who will be left behind?
A companion play to Once Upon a Rocking Chair.
Monday, February 25, 2008
By Mike Ruta, DurhamRegion.com
AJAX — Jessica Outram’s first full-length play is a family affair in more ways than one. Not only are the six female characters in ‘Once Upon a Rocking Chair’ related, they are drawn from real people the Whitby playwright turns into character archetypes.The play is set at a cottage in the small Ontario town of Britt, located about one hour south of Parry Sound. Three sisters and their daughters are spending a weekend at the cottage preparing a birthday bash for Aunt Flo.
“The idea for this play is actually inspired by a family tradition we have,” Outram says. “Mothers, aunts, cousins go up to the cottage for a girls’ weekend. I remember sitting there (on one of those weekends) thinking, ‘ we have a lot of these strong, wonderful women, archetypes of different types of women.”
January 2008 Press Release. Stone Circle Theatre.
StoneCircle Theatre announces Jessica Outram as Playwright in Residence
StoneCircle Theatre, located in Ajax, Ontario, provides opportunities for emerging playwrights to have their work benefit further from a development process including dramaturgical input, script analysis and staged readings of the new play with an experienced director and actors.
August 16, 2007 Press Release from StoneCircle Theatre
StoneCircle presents a season of all Canadian theatre plus their innovative new play development evening.
StoneCircle’s season opens November 1st with
That Summerby David French. Poignant, touching; it is a time of awakening, discovery, innocence, heartbreak. A meditation of what endures of fleeting moments over time.
When it comes to playwriting, David French is perhaps… the most celebrated in English Canada.– Globe & Mail