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Shipwright Sessions: “Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell” by Trina Davies

July 31 @ 12:00 am ADT


Alexander Graham Bell connected people around the world by inventing the telephone. But it was of little use to his wife, Mabel, who was deaf. Written from Mabel’s point of view, the story begins in Nova Scotia as Mabel reflects back on her life with Bell. Together they inspired and challenged each other to become strong, original forces for good. A beautiful (and true) love story about how we communicate.

Trina Davies’ award-winning plays include Shatter, Multi User Dungeon, The AuctionThe Bone Bridge and Waxworks. Her play The Romeo Initiative was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama 2012 and won the National Enbridge Prize for Established Artist. The Bone Bridge won the Woodward International Playwriting Prize as well as the National Uprising Prize. Shatter, which had its world premiere production at Ship’s Company in 2005, went on to a successful Off-Broadway production in NYC. Her plays have been performed across Canada and beyond including Germany, Italy, and India. For more information on Trina and her work:

Ship’s Company Theatre debut the brand new Shipwright Sessions this summer. From published award-winning plays to still-in-development musicals, the Shipwright Sessions give you the opportunity to hear excerpts of these works from the playwright themselves combined with a close-up look of the writer through mini-interviews led by Ship’s artistic director Richie Wilcox.

This session is part of the PlayConnect Program.



July 31
12:00 am ADT
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