The Bone Bridge

Written by:

Trina Davies

Cast Size:
7

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Social Justice
War

Length:

110 min.

Year Written:

2015

Synopsis:

“Beginning in an apartment in Bosnia and ending in a suburban kitchen in North America, The Bone Bridge spirals in and around the very personal lives of individuals working to rebuild their lives after conflict. As the Leader is found in hiding and goes on trial for human rights abuses, the delicate balance that has been struck is about to be blown wide open. The Bone Bridge is an exploration of civil conflict, nationalism and the culpability of leadership. When home and country are lost, and neighbour has turned on neighbour, is it humanly possible to recover?” (From the Playwright’s Website )

Characters:

The Leader: Serbian Male, 50s-60s

Mevla (Mev-LA): Bosnian Female, Muslim, 50s-60s

Ankica (Ann-KEETCHA)/Female Voice: Bosnian Female, Serb, 20s

Branka – (BRONK-a): Bosnian Female, Serb, late 40s

Dragan- (Dra-GUN): Bosnian Male, Serb-Croat, late 40s

Danica – (Dah-NEE-tcha): Bosnian Female, Muslim, 30s-40s

Judge Voice/ Male Voice/Haso– (HA-so): Bosnian Male, Muslim, 40s-50s

First Produced:

2017, University of New Hampshire

Resources:

The Bone Bridge is available through the Playwright’s Website.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

The Bone Bridge can be accessed at the Canadian Play Outlet.

Notes:

Not yet published.

Winner of the National Uprising Award for plays concerning social justice.

Shortlisted for the New Play Festival at Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco, 2016.

Finalist for the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman International Political Playwriting Competition through Castillo Theatre, New York City, 2015.

“Reconciliation requires four things: truth, justice, mercy and peace. These four elements often contradict each other. For example, justice often involves punishment and violence, which is the opposite of mercy. Or, speaking the truth creates more conflict, which is the opposite of peace. However, without all four elements, reconciliation cannot exist.”

John  Paul Lederach (From the Playwright’s Website)