Sun., Apr. 26 | https://zoom.us/j/375737762?pwd=UWFrMzR1Ny9

HOUSE AND HOME by Jenn Griffin (Vancouver)

A darkly comic, satirical take on Vancouver's real estate crisis. Hilary, a waitress/poet turned social worker, and Henry, a Butoh dancer turned lawyer, didn’t know how lucky they were when they managed to escape bad roommates and buy a house .... (see full description)
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Apr. 26, 2020, 4:30 p.m. PDT
https://zoom.us/j/375737762?pwd=UWFrMzR1Ny9

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As an audience member, you will not appear on camera or audio. ABOUT THE PLAY A darkly comic, satirical take on Vancouver's recent and still current real estate crisis. Hilary, a waitress/poet turned social worker, and Henry, a Butoh dancer turned lawyer, didn’t know how lucky they were when they managed to escape bad roommates and buy a house before the real estate market skyrocketed. Now, some years later, with both of their livelihoods in shambles, they are house rich and cash poor, fending off a desperate realtor, recovering from a rat infestation, and their long-suffering basement tenant is threatening to move out. As they abandon their values and plunge into the world of short-term rentals, how far must they go to keep their house? ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT Originally from Alberta, Jenn is grateful to live, work and play on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples. As a playwright, Jenn was awarded the Sydney Risk award in 1999 for best emerging playwright with her first play “Drinking with Persephone”. She is a former Associate at Playwrights Theatre Centre where she created a multi-disciplinary play: “The Long Call.” In 2017, Jenn received an Arts Club Silver Commission for a new comedy entitled “House and Home.” “House and Home,” premiered at The Firehall Arts Centre in January 2020. As an actor, Jenn recently performed the role of Elizabeth Stockman in “The Enemy” at The Firehall Arts Centre and was part of the ensemble cast inTheatre Conspiracy’s “Victim Impact,” at The Cultch. Coming up, Jenn will be playing the role of “Vi,” in Western Gold’s production of Caryl Churchill’s “Escaped Alone.” Jenn has been honored with several Jessie Richardson Theatre awards and nominations for writing and performing. She has also worked regularly in film and television and was nominated for a Leo award as “Maeve,” in Marshall Axani’s feature, “The Cannon.” Jenn also provides comic commentary for modern dance at “BLOOM,” Mascall Dance.

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