The Blazing World

Written by:

Colleen MacIsaac

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

2SLGBTQIA+

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Indigenous Peoples: 6
  • LGBTQ+: 6
  • People of Colour: 6
  • People with Disabilities: 6
  • Women: 7

Genre:

Drama
Sci-Fi

Themes:

Climate Change
Science

Length:

80 min.

Year Written:

2018

Synopsis:

Peg is a scientist studying a dying species of fly which lives on a rapidly dissolving glacier in the Rocky Mountains. Unsure of how to make a difference, she embarks on a desperate journey which propels her into a strange new universe. Exploring the terror of being overwhelmed in a changing world where our options seem to oscillate between panic and apathy, this new play melds contemporary issues with a science fiction epic inspired by Margaret Cavendish, one of the most unique female philosopher-poets in western history.

Characters:

PEG NEWCASTLE – a scientist
CHORUS 1 / PEOPLE OF EARTH / BEAR
CHORUS 2 / M / WHALE
CHORUS 3 / JOURNALIST / STONEFLY / CAPTAIN

Note: The chorus roles can be played by as many performers as the production would like.

First Produced:

The Villains Theatre presented The Blazing World at the Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre in Kjipuktuk/Halifax in April 2018

Resources:

The play can be accessed by emailing the playwright at occasionally.colleen@gmail.com

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