Up Next for Playwrights Projects 2021…
THE GIG BY MARK CRAWFORD
FRIDAY, MAY 7 AT 7:30PM MDT
Three drag queens have been hired to perform at a private function. The catch? Tonight’s event is a campaign fundraiser for a Conservative politician. As the queens struggle to agree on how to proceed, the campaign manager and rookie candidate attempt to send a message of inclusivity and hope to their voters. Throw in an unimpressed venue technician and a long-standing MP who’s been forced into retirement and honey, this gig will have you “gagging!” Politics! Sibling rivalry! Wigs! The Gig is a contemporary comedy that asks: what do we do when we don’t see eye-to-eye?
Mark Crawford is also the playwright of The New Canadian Curling Club, produced at Alberta Theatre Projects in 2019.
Featuring: Thom Allison, Mark Bellamy, Natascha Girgis, Stephen Hair, Karen Johnson-Diamond, Laura Parken & Marshall Vielle
Director & Dramaturg: Trevor Rueger
Stage Manager: Ruby Dawn Eustaquio
Playwrights Unit Director: Trevor Rueger