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