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“Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work 2021” featuring Vishesh Abeyratne, Sanita Fejzić, Trudee Romanek, and James Odin Wade

June 5 @ 12:00 am - June 20 @ 12:00 am EDT


Lunchbox is pleased to announce our Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work for 2021.

Artistic Director Bronwyn Steinberg has selected following plays from the 51 submissions we received at the end of March ’21 for digital script development workshops, each culminating in a free reading for the public over Zoom.

Weekend One

June 5 & 6th at 12pm & 6pm each day

The Zoom Webinar is a two day long open event, register once and receive access to all four readings, come and go as you please with only one link.

By following the link you will be taken to Zoom to register your name and email to receive the Webinar link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The confirmation email will say the webinar is on Saturday June 5th at 12pm, this is simply because this is when the webinar begins. You will be able to access all of the readings on Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th.

Readings by PGC Members include:

“Bright Daybreak” by Trudee Romanek

Public Reading Saturday June 5 at 12pm

A former soldier, terrified he’s going to hell, gets an otherworldly chance to recreate some of his more questionable exploits. Whether they vindicate him or damn him further depends on the answer to a larger question—exactly who is the enemy?


“By the Book” by James Odin Wade

Public Reading Sunday June 6 at 12pm

The Main Character has been tragically killed and Detective Kevin Chen has been tasked with finding the killer, but it’s not easy when you are an Underwritten Sidekick. As the investigation intensifies, everyone must reckon with who they are and who will fill the void left behind.


“Naomi’s Loves” by Sanita Fejzić

Public Reading Saturday June 19 at 12pm

Naomi is in a polyamorous Vee relationship with David and Omar. A surprise pregnancy propels her to introduce them to one another. Their meeting surprises and backfires, and ultimately forces the men to redefine their understanding of love, trust, intimacy and family.


“A Fabric of Destiny” by Vishesh Abeyratne

Public Reading Sunday June 20 at 12pm

In a tropical country, two young white activists get lost in the jungle on their way to an orphanage for voluntourism. They meet a starving leopard about to eat her cubs and try to find food for her without becoming food themselves.


June 5 @ 12:00 am EDT
June 20 @ 12:00 am EDT
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Lunchbox Theatre
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