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Staged Reading "The Bone Bridge"

Actors: Shawna Burnett, Paul Cowling, Ellen Close, Brian Jensen, Dawn McCaugherty, Valerie Planche and Kevin Rothery
Playwright: Trina Davies

December 12 at 7:30 p.m.

This is a free event and all are welcome - simply email to reserve a spot.

The Uprising Playwriting Competition celebrates playwrights whose work dynamically engages with social and political issues and/or promotes peace, social justice and human rights. Trina Davies' The Bone Bridge, a poignant and darkly funny play that explores the aftermath of war, was awarded first place.

Join us for a staged reading of THE BONE BRIDGE by TRINA DAVIES
Winner of the 2014 Uprising Playwriting Competition
In partnership with Downstage and the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary 

The reading will be performed by Calgary actors Shawna Burnett, Paul Cowling, Ellen Close, Brian Jensen, Dawn McCaugherty, Valerie Planche & Kevin Rothery and playwright Trina Davies will be in attendance.

The Consortium for Peace Studies will be hosting a holiday reception prior to the reading at 6:30 pm in the Joyce & Quentin Doolittle Studio (one floor above the F.R. Matthews Theatre).

This is a free event and all are welcome - simply email to reserve a spot.


ABOUT THE "THE BONE BRIDGE": A charismatic ‘Leader’ raises goats that he names after foreign dignitaries as he hides from an international war crimes tribunal. He is especially fond of a nanny goat he calls “Madeleine Albright”. Darkly funny and sometimes sad, it follows a series of characters as they come to grips with the aftermath of a war and move on with their lives; finding the beauty in the every-day. Beginning in an apartment in Bosnia and ending in a suburban kitchen in Canada, the play weaves in and out of the very personal lives of individuals touched, but not broken by, tragedy. As the Leader is found in hiding and goes on trial for human rights abuses, the delicate balance that has been struck is about to be blown wide open.

TRINA DAVIES is a playwright based in Vancouver. Her award-winning plays include "Multi User Dungeon", "Shatter", "The Auction" and "Waxworks". Her last play, "The Romeo Initiative", was a finalist for Canada’s top dramatic literature prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama in 2012. Her plays have been read and/or performed across Canada and in a number of other countries. "Shatter" had its U.S. and Off-Broadway premiere at Urban Stages Theatre this October to audience and critical acclaim. Her work has been translated into Italian and German. She has been invited to artist residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Stratford Festival. Trina is currently working on a play entitled "Silence" about the lives of Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell commissioned by Theatre Calgary, as well as a commission of a short play "Downsizing" for the Canada 300 Project. She is a member of the Alberta Playwrights Network, the Playwrights Theatre Centre and the Playwrights Guild of Canada. For more information on Trina and her work, check out