Play Reading Series: China
in the Workspace
Tarragon is home to one of the longest-standing and most acclaimed play development programs in Canada. Many of the plays featured in Tarragon’s annual Play Reading Series evolve into full productions as part of Tarragon’s seasons, and on to receive national exposure. The Play Reading Series runs from May 23 – 27, 2017 in Tarragon’s Workspace. Admission is free, and no reservations are taken. Readings begin at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm. Arrive early to claim your seat!
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8 pm
China by Meghan Greeley
Rhoda touches people for a living. She caresses hands and faces. She hugs and holds. Strangers cry on her shoulder. When Kurt books an appointment with Rhoda, the line between pleasure and pain becomes blurred, especially when someone crashes the appointment – someone who is more than willing to inflict a little agony.
Featuring Frank Cox O’Connell, Rachel Cairns, Nancy Palk
Meghan Greeley is originally from Newfoundland and holds a BFA in Theatre (Acting) from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. She currently resides in Toronto, where she is completing an MFA in Screenwriting (York University). Her play Hunger was produced by White Rooster Theatre in 2015. Kingdom, also produced by White Rooster, premiered at the LSPU Hall in St. John’s in 2012. It toured to the Stages Festival and was later published in The Breakwater Book Of Contemporary Newfoundland Drama, Vol. 1. Her short play Brother, Brother, a winner of the InspiraTO Playwriting Competition, premiered at the Alumnae Theatre in 2015 and was recently published by Playwrights Canada Press in the anthology Long Story Short. Meghan’s scripts have been chosen for the RCA Playwriting Series, Cultivate Playwright’s Colony, the She Said Yes! Mail Order Dramaturgy Program, and twice for the Women’s Work Festival. Her poetry and prose have appeared in The Stockholm Review of Literature, Metatron, Riddlefence, Humber Mouths 2, and Nelson’s Literacy 9. Awards include 1st Prize in the Sparks Literary Festival Poetry Competition and the Magnetic North Playwriting Competition (Under 25). She is the Co-Artistic Director of Contra, which produced its inaugural play at the Tarragon Workspace in 2016.
Read the full list of Play Reading Series plays here.