Always

SUMMARY

Always is a dark coming of age fairy tale. Lyrical and raw, it is a turbulent portrait of sex, belonging, desire, safety and love. Amidst a maze of mine shafts and in the deep forests of northern BC, resilient Maya has built a life for herself and her daughter, Mary Clare. On the cusp of turning 16, Mary Clare is beguiled by the increasingly seductive promise of a ‘normal’ life, venturing further and further out beyond the protective reach of the old-growth trees and ghosts of her childhood.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Always was produced at The Cultch Theatre (Vancouver, BC) as part of the 2017 IGNITE Emerging Artist Festival.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Sage Theatre/Major Matt Mason (Calgary, AB) - Workshop & Staged Reading (June 2015)

The Sunset Theatre (Wells, BC), Exploration Series - Workshop & Staged Reading (June 2015)

The National Theatre School (Montreal, QC) - Workshop & Staged Reading (April 2015)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Major Matt Mason - Wildfire National Playwriting Competition (2015) - Finalist

Ottawa Little Theatre Company - National One Act Play Competition (2015) - Finalist

Dorothy White Prize (2015) - Winner

"Mothers, daughters, attraction and danger combine in this piece with vivid language and terrific use of land and landscape ..."

 - Dorothy White Prize Jury (Ottawa, ON)