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PARC – Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre – New Play Readings

November 10, 2022

7 pm in the Cox & Palmer Second Space

(Note: If you are only coming for the second reading please enter quietly in case the first reading is still in progress.

Thanks to funding support from ArtsNL and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, PARC members Vanessa Cardoso-Whelan & Xaiver Campbell will receive workshop support next week with dramaturges Sara Tilley & Santiago Guzmán.Happy Anniversary by Vanessa Cardoso-WhelanIn Happy Anniversary we meet Marta and Carlos, a Portuguese-speaking couple celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary. Through the juxtaposition of a dinner celebration set in the present alongside memories from their early relationship, we learn how these two characters have grown apart and how violence has perpetuated harm and trauma at the hands of Carlos. Cardoso-Whelan handles domestic violence artistically, using tango music and dance to express tension and its physicality. As bookends for the play, we hear testimonies from other women who had experienced domestic violence, concluding with Marta leaving her husband. 76 Centimeters by Xaiver CampbellAfter 6 years of dating and living together in downtown St. John’s, Samson and Abe find that their relationship is on the brink of implosion as the province is pounded by Snowmageddon.Admission is free. 


November 10, 2022