Grain of Salt

ABOUT THE SHOW

Grain of Salt is a reverently irreverent, high-energy piece of verbatim theatre exploring the struggling Christian culture and the human need for spiritual connection. Actors embody the real voices of people’s experiences with Christianity as they work to understand the quirks, mistakes, love, atrocities and community of the Church. A culmination of the “We’re Sorry” Theatre Project, Grain of Salt is built on interviews conducted with people inside and outside the Church with questions like “What are your best and worst memories of the Church?” “Do you think the Church is relevant to Canadian society?” “Do you think the Church has done anything wrong?” and “Do you think corporate apology is useful?” Answers ranged from “the Church is the root of all evil” to “the Church is the root of all good”, and the jury is still out on which answer is more controversial. Come judge for yourself.

Review by THE VISITORIUM | Review by ON STAGE OTTAWA | Interview with actors in DAILY XTRA

Interview with creator MEGAN PIERCEY MONAFU on CKCU radio (begins at 0:45). 

SHOW TIMES

January 22, 2014 – Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market

January 23, 2014 – Pressed, 750 Gladstone Avenue

January 24-26, 2014 – The Avalon Studio, 738a Bank Street

January 28-31, 2014 – Lunenburg Pub & Bar, 14 Waller Street

WHAT IS VERBATIM THEATRE?

“The term verbatim refers to the origins of the text spoken in the play. The words of real people are recorded or transcribed by a dramatist during an interview or research process, or are appropriated from existing records such as the transcripts of an official enquiry. They are then edited, arranged or recontextualised to form a dramatic presentation, in which actors take on the characters of the real individuals whose words are being used.” ~”Verbatim Verbatim” edited by Will Hammond and Dan Steward

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION TEAM

ELIZABETH CHANT (Stage Manager) | CLAUDE HACHÉ (Production Photographer) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Producing Artistic Director) | STEVEN LAFOND (Musical Director) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphic Designer) | MEGAN PIERCEY MONAFU (Creator) | KELLY RIGOLE (Director, Script Consultant) | EMILY SOUSSANA (Production Designer) | RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Production Stage Manager)

ENSEMBLE CAST

LORI JEAN HODGE | ROBIN HODGE | JEFF LEFEBVRE | MEGAN PIERCEY MONAFU | MITCHEL ROSE

SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

LORI JEAN HODGE | GABRIELLE LAZAROVITZ | MEGAN PIERCEY MONAFU | DREW MOORE | KELLY RIGOLE | PAUL WASHER

Recent Posts

Creation Business – Media

VISIT THE SHOW PAGE

Director JONATHAN HARRIS and Ensemble Cast member and Dramaturge GEORGE DUTCH discuss the play with RABBI BULKA on “Sunday Night Live With Rabbi Bulka”, July 12, 2015 on 580 CFRA radio. LISTEN TO THE FULL DISCUSSION

Message from the Director JONATHAN HARRIS on the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s website about staging the play. READ THE BLOG

Review of the play by Rajka Stefanovska for the Capital Critics Circle. READ THE REVIEW

Ottawa Magazine’s article by Amy Allen and Matt Harrison about the play, featured in the Weekender of “6 things to do on the weekend”. READ THE ARTICLE

Ottawa Life Magazine’s article by Kate Tenenhouse about the play “9th Hour Brings Comedy and Conflict to the Stage” READ THE ARTICLE

Review of the play by Jennifer Hartley for Ottawa Life Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

Review of the play by Jennifer Cavanagh for Apartment 613. READ THE REVIEW

Review by Daniel Bezalel Richardsen for Herd Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

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