March 14 – 2:00 pm | Livestream only
A Rehearsed Play Reading of The Long Call by award-winning Vancouver playwright, Jenn Griffin.
Presented by Off the Page in association with the PHT Creative Hub Co-operative.
Ex-erotic dancer Holly is close to fulfilling her life’s dream of freeing captive orang-utans into the wild when her long-estranged ex-boyfriend Jack shows up to settle an ancient score.
The Long Call, by Vancouver playwright Jenn Griffin, is a darkly funny, multimedia piece inspired by shadow puppetry, philosophy and high stakes poker.
Jenn Griffin, Playwright
Originally from Alberta, Jenn is grateful to live, work and play on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples. Jenn was awarded the Sydney Risk award in 1999 for best emerging playwright with her first play Drinking with Persephone. She is a former Associate at Playwrights Theatre Centre where she created a multi-disciplinary play: The Long Call. In 2017, Jenn received an Arts Club Silver Commission for her new comedy House and Home which went on to premiere at The Firehall Arts Centre in January 2020.
As an actor, Jenn recently performed the role of Elizabeth Stockman in The Enemy at The Firehall Arts Centre and was part of the ensemble cast in Theatre Conspiracy’s Victim Impact at The Cultch. Coming up, Jenn will play the role of “Vi,” in Western Gold’s Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill. She has been honoured with several Jessie Richardson Theatre awards and nominations for writing and performing.
Jenn works regularly in film and television and was nominated for a Leo award as “Maeve,” in Marshall Axani’s feature, The Cannon. She also provides comic commentary for modern dance at BLOOM, Mascall Dance.
Off the Page is a play reading series first held at the historic Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons BC in 2017. Actors read plays by Lower Mainland playwrights who also attend the reading. After the show, the playwright and cast open the floor to audience members for questions and comments in lively talkback sessions. Off the Page was originally inspired by playwright David King.
Produced with the co-operation of the UBCP/ACTRA