In honour of what would have been Sarah Kane's 44th birthday, we thought we would share some information about her and her life.
After growing up in Essex, UK, Sarah Kane went to study drama at Bristol University. After graduating in 1992, she moved on to receive her MA in playwriting at the University of Birmingham. At the age of 23, Kane wrote her first full-length piece, Blasted. This provocative young playwright went on to complete 4 more plays and a short film in less then 5 years. Most of her works explored human relationships and graphic dramatizations of violence and sex.
Pi just went on tour! This past weekend, our production of Between the Sheets by Jordi Mand traveled to Victoria, BC. We were welcomed in by George Jay Elementary School (currently working out of Richmond Elementary School), and loved re-creating Miss Stewart's classroom once again. We're thrilled we were able to work on Between the Sheets once again, and we hope that we get the chance to tour it again sometime soon. Where do you think we should tour to next?
Between the Sheets is hitting the road! Pi is heading to Victoria from January 29 to 31 for just FOUR performances.
We’ll be performing at George Jay at Richmond Elementary School, 8pm every evening, with a 4pm matinee on Saturday the 31.
Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets is a dynamic work, an after-school drama that Pi has set in a real classroom. It’s a nails-on-chalkboard lesson where fiction meets reality. Taking place in a classroom combines the seating and stage into one intimate space, which allows for a fly-on-the-wall experience to occur.
The next production we’re going to revisit in our Throwback Thursdays is Aunt Dan and Lemon.
This show, produced in 1989, takes us into the world of the young recluse, Lemon, so nicknamed by her parents’ friend, Aunt Dan. The relationship that develops between Lemon and Aunt Dan forms the focus of this play about political orientation and the allure of certain ideas – even when they lead to murder.
Aunt Dan and Lemon won a Jessie award for Outstanding Performance (lead), and received nominations for Outstanding Direction and Performance (supporting).
Since 2015 marks the 20 year anniversary from the premiere
of Blasted, we thought that we should celebrate Sarah Kane and everything that she contributed to theatre history, as well as the work that she inspired! That's why we are hosting the Sarah Kane Salon, where we’ll be welcoming members of the community to explore
Kane’s work through performance.
We’re looking for some Pi fans who want to get involved! Do you want to try your hand at performing a piece from another Sarah Kane play, exhibit a painting, or present a poem, dance / movement number, or a piece of music that you feel...
Pi is proud to be producing Sarah Kane's Blasted in 2015. This show will mark the 20th anniversary of the play's 1995 production at the Royal Court Theatre in London. When it first premiered, it was highly controversial and made headlines as a play that was just meant to shock audiences. However, Blasted now seems more at home in the present than it ever has in the past.
For those of you that don't know the story, it opens in a hotel room with a middle-aged alcoholic, foul-mouthed journalist and a young woman he is trying to seduce. The abusive relationship is thrown into a tailspin with the...