Pride PlayReading

Sunday, June 22, 3:00pm at the Firehall Theatre, 185 South St

During Gananoque’s 2014 Pride celebrations, we are proud to offer a FREE sneak-peek into Playwright Unit member Mark Crawford’s project, Bed and Breakfast.

Bed and Breakfast

By Mark Crawford

Brett and Drew want to move out of their five hundred square foot condo and into a house, but no matter how many times they try, they can’t seem to win a bidding war in Toronto. When Brett unexpectedly inherits the family home located in a quiet little tourist town, the couple have a chance to live in the house of their dreams, but they also have to contend with life in a new community. With dozens of hilarious characters all portrayed by two men, Bed and Breakfast is a heartfelt comedy about being out in small town Ontario, skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home.

IMG_9967MARK CRAWFORD (Playwright)
For the Playhouse: Mary’s Wedding, Cost of Living, 2014 Playwrights’ Unit.
Elsewhere: Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), The Notorious Right Robert… (Festival Players), Memorial (Next Stage), It’s a Wonderful Life (Theatre New Brunswick), The Normal Heart (Studio 180), See How They Run (Theatre Aquarius), The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canadian Stage), The 39 Steps (Globus and Magnus Theatres), Vimy (Blyth Festival).
Upcoming: Mark’s first play as a writer, Stag and Doe, premieres this summer at the Blyth Festival. A few weeks later, he appears in the second production of Stag and Doe at Port Stanley Festival Theatre. 
Other: Mark grew up on his family’s beef farm near Glencoe, Ontario and studied at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. “Thanks to everyone at the Playhouse, Ashlie, Charlotte, Andrew, and Paul…and thank you for coming!”

PaulPAUL DUNN (Actor)
For the Playhouse: Debut.  Young Company guest instructor 2013 and 2014.
Elsewhere: The Gay Heritage Project, PIG (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), HAIR (Grand Theatre, London), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Driftwood Theatre), East of Berlin (Tarragon Theatre), Peter Pan, Dangerous Liaisons, Caesar and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Elizabeth Rex, Glenn (Stratford Festival), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Canadian Stage), After the Orchard (National Arts Centre), Blue Planet, Hana’s Suitcase (Young People’s Theatre).
Upcoming: Outside (as playwright – Roseneath Theatre)
Other: Happy Pride Gananoque!

Charlotte Gowdy- TIP AADCHARLOTTE GOWDY (Director)
For the Playhouse: Director: Bird Brain, Peg and the Yeti, Assistant Director: Boeing Boeing. 
Elsewhere: Director: Red (Theatre Kingston); Dumbo Squid (Summerworks, Birdtown & Swanville);The Comedy of ErrorsEscape From HappinessBetter Living (Fanshawe College Theatre); Why Do You Smoke So Much Lily (Nightwood, 4×4 Fest). Assistant Director: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Touchmark Theatre); 5B (Hysteria Fest); Imprints (Theatre Gargantua). As Actor: Three seasons at Shaw Festival, Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Grand Theatre, Blyth Festival, St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Odyssey Theatre, Theatre NorthWest, Resurgence (touring production), Theatre Lac Brome, Nightwood Theatre, Canadian Stage (Dream in High Park). 
Other: Graduate National Theatre School (acting); Ecole Philippe Gaulier (Paris, France); Guest Instructor,Drama Department at Queen’s University. 
Upcoming: Playing Rita in Educating Rita (Thousand Islands Playhouse). 

For the Playhouse: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Elsewhere: The Gay Heritage Project (GHP Collective/Buddies In Bad Times), Passion Play (Outside the March/Convergence/Sheep No Wool), Cock (Studio 180 Theatre), The Middle Place (Project: Humanity/Theatre Passe Muraille/Canadian Stage), Frankenstein (Catalyst Theatre/National Tour), Beyond Eden (Theatre Calgary), The Last Five Years (Theatre&Company).
Upcoming: Peter and the Starcatcher (Western Canada Theatre), Small Axe (Project: Humanity/The Theatre Centre).
Other: Andrew is the creative director of Project: Humanity, a company that raises awareness of social issues through the arts – He is a four-time Dora Award nominee and playwright-in-residence at the Tarragon Theatre. Andrew attended the University of Alberta BFA (Acting) program as a Loran Scholar.  


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