Here is a (Collective) I would trust with pretty much anything. I’m only sorry I live half the world away and will have to wait for them to come to me. -- John Hinton, Journalist, UK

I commend this (collective) for bringing it (4.48 Psychosis) to us, and hope they find an audience for the piece that enjoys it, and was as emotionally effected by it, as much as I was.-- Brian Morton, Fringe Reviewer

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Image description (ID): A white woman dressed in black, staring off to her left. 

In the background are thin black branches of trees and a pale grey backdrop. The image is bordered by thin pink lines. 

The title reads 'Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen.' In the bottom left of the corner of the photo is a white box with text that reads 'Toronto Fringe Festival.' In the lower right corner is a yellow box. Inside the box is text that reads 'A Skipping Stones Theatre Production JULY 7-17 '22, Factory Theatre.' 

Iphigenia in Splott

by Gary Owen 

 

Effie is the type you’d avoid as you pass her on the street. Yet she claims you are “in her debt,” as she takes you on a journey from nightly benders to an event that sparks a glimmer of hope towards a higher sense of self. This tour-de-force solo show is a disruptive demand for revolution from the voice of a community left behind by economic deprivation.

Written by Gary Owen, Iphigenia in Splott is a powerful story of love, hope and sacrifice with a strong underbelly reaction to Britain's recent austerity measures.

Caution Warning: This play contains strong language, some descriptions of violence, sexual content and themes of infant loss. 

Creative Team
Playwright: Gary Owen
Director: Sean O'Brien
Cast: Breanna Maloney
Stage Manager: Sarah Brawn
Lighting Designer: Chin Palipane
Movement Consultant: Alice Cavanagh
Photography: Brendee Green 


 

Sarah Brawn, Stage Manager

Sarah Brawn (she/her) is a graduate of the Queen’s Drama program. She has stage managed a number of shows, from play series to musicals, as well as technical directed, production managed, and costume design, among other roles. She has spent the last couple years in Toronto working as a bartender, barista, and engaging with the arts. Having previously worked at the Kingston Storefront Fringe Festival, Sarah is excited to be working on her first Toronto Fringe Festival!

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Breanna Maloney, Actor (Effie), co-Producer

Breanna (she/her) is an actor, writer and theater maker based in Toronto. She is passionate about telling stories from a feminist and socio-political point of view. Breanna has contributed writing to Tall Tale Theatre's Night Terrors podcast, the Windsor-Essex Nature Poetry and Environmentalism zine and The Tank NYC's Rule of 7x7. Her first semi-autobiographical play, Cooking for Grief,  debuted at the Vancouver’s Fringe Festival in 2021 after a successful digital staged reading. Breanna became a co-founder of Skipping Stones Theatre in 2016 and has enjoyed producing and performing in several productions with this collective including Hamlet(s), Coriolanus and 4.48 Psychosis. Breanna is a graduate of  East 15 Acting School (MFA) and the University of Windsor (BFA). See what Breanna’s up to at www.breanna-maloney.com.

 

 

 

 

Chin Palipane, Lighting Designer

Chin Palipane is a Toronto-based Theatre Artist and Lighting Designer. He is a proud member of Coyote Collective and the current TD of The Assembly Theatre. He absolutely adores breakfast at non-breakfast times and a good cup of coffee/tea. Despite whatever Breanna may say, he'd like to assure you he is not a werewolf. He wants you to know the next full moon in Toronto is on July 13th and thanks his friends and family for their continuous support!

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Sean O’Brien, Director, co-Producer

Sean O’Brien (he/him) received his B.F.A. in Acting at the University of Windsor, realized he was just kind of okay at acting, and got his M.F.A. in Theatre Directing at East 15 Acting School. Since co-founding Skipping Stones Theatre, he’s directed 4.48 Psychosis, Coriolanus, and most recently Hamlet(s). He's also directed for two seasons of the Newmarket National Play Festival, directed Living With Olivia Cadence Donavan for RedWit Theatre in 2020, and staged managed for the Alumnae Theatre. His play Moral Deficit was produced by Skipping Stones Theatre at the Hamilton Fringe 2017. 

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Alice Cavanagh, Movement Consultant

Alice (she/her) is an Australian actor and movement director who is passionate about the art of physical storytelling. Trained in Melbourne as an actor at the Victorian College of the Arts (2012), Alice fell in love with theatre and physical communication. She continued to explore the art of movement through her work as a movement coordinator, physical performer and stunt person. Since leaving Australia in 2016, Alice has travelled the UK and Canada furthering her studies in movement. She is now based in Toronto where she works as an actor, movement coach, physical performer and movement director. She is currently the Rehearsal Director for Frog In Hand dance theatre’s 2022 season. 

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