Penning the Carol

A picture of Charles Dickens arms, writing at a desk with a feather quill.Penning the Carol

Synopsis

Cast and Creative Team

Dedication and Thank-You’s

Coming Up Next for RCAT

Seat Campaign

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Volunteer at the Hall

Thank you to our Donors

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AN RCA THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

Directed by Courtney Brown

Featuring
Aiden Flynn

Designed by 
Brian Kenny


Land Acknowledgement

RCA respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we currently stand, create and perform, and gather is the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, whose culture has now been erased forever. The island we call Newfoundland is the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq. Labrador is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu of Nitassinan, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut, and the Inuit of NunatuKavut. We ask that before you watch the performance tonight, you take a moment to reflect on whose land you are standing on, whose land you were born on, and whose land you currently live on. We ask that you reflect on how that land was taken care of, and how it is taken care of now, and finally who currently walks freely on it. If this reflection makes you uncomfortable we ask that you sit in that feeling and question it. Let it help you work towards reconciliation, something we can only achieve together. Thank you.


Synopsis

Written and performed by Aiden Flynn, Penning the Carol is in its 19th year of production and is a solo retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The play supposes that Scrooge and the accompanying cast of characters are created in a session of intense writing and storytelling on Christmas Eve, 1843.


Cast and Creative Team

Aiden, a man with short brown and grey hair is smiling at the camera. He is wearing a black collared shirt.

Aiden Flynn
Actor

Aiden Flynn is an actor, director, writer, producer living in St. John’s, NL. Recent appearances at the LSPU Hall include The Father (dir Courtney Brown), Poison (dir Charlie Tomlinson) Fun Home (Best Kind Productions) and The Weir (Team Broken Earth), and other recent appearances include Three Days of Rain (Sweetline Theatre), A Steady Rain (Rabbittown Theatre), and The Pillowman (Rabbitown Theatre) at the Barbara Barrett Theatre, Arts and Culture Centre St. John’s. Aiden was the founder of Rabbittown Theatre Company and co-founder of New World Theatre (renamed Perchance Theatre). He is the director of the provincial Arts and Culture Centre network in St. John’s, Gander, Grand Falls, Corner Brook, Stephenville, and Labrador City. A good portion of Aiden’s near 30-year career as a theatre professional has been spent working at the LSPU Hall, and he is very thankful for this and any opportunity to appear on this stage and to work with staff and crew.

Brian, a man with short brown hair, brown eyes and a beard is seen from chest height. He is wearing a navy sweater.

Brian Kenny
Designer

Brian is a designer for theatre and performance from Mt. Pearl and is a graduate from The National Theatre School of Canada, and Sheridan College. Recent selected credits include: Everybody Just C@lm The F#ck Down, Between Breaths [Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland], Dear Rita [The Charlottetown Festival], The Dialysis Project [RCA Theatre Company], Come From Away in concert [Mirvish Productions], The Rocky Horror Show, Billy Elliott, [The Stratford Festival], Tibb’s Eve, Chapel Arm [Mindless Theatrics], Marry Poppins [The Grand Theatre, London], Once, Mamma Mia [Theatre St. John’s], Brian is a member of the board of directors for RCA as well as the I.A.T.S.E Local 659, The Associated Designers of Canada.

Courtney, a woman with shoulder length blonde hair and blue eyes is wearing a black tanktop.Courtney Brown
Director

Courtney is a director, actor and dramaturge from Musgravetown, NL. She is also a resident artist and Artistic Associate with Terra Bruce Productions. Courtney has worked with the Women’s Work Festival, Mindless Theatrics, the National Arts Centre, Soulpepper, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, New World Theatre Project, c2c theatre, Rabbittown Theatre Company, Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company, newfoundlandartistx, Rising Tide Theatre, Groundwater Productions, Red Sky Performance and Project Humanity. She is also an Artistic Associate with Mindless Theatrics. Courtney holds a BFA (Honours) in Theatre (Acting) from York University.


Dedication and Thank You’s

This performance is dedicated to the memory of Michael Chaisson, Brian Hennessey, Peter Ayres, and Gordon Jones.

 


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Coming Up Next for RCAT

Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchel

Alanna, a woman with chin length grey hair is wearing a brown shirt with a large colorful scarf. She has blue glasses and blue earrings. She stands in front of a chalkboard and is gesturing to the audience with her hands as she speaks.

It makes up most of the planet; it “contains the switch of life.” So why do we know and care so little about the sea? SEA SICK is journalist Alanna Mitchell’s telling of her three-year, global odyssey into ocean health and science. It is an intimate, humorous and chilling plea for a Darwinian-like leap forward that urges us to adapt in the face of extinction.

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