Presented in partnership with The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and Onelight Theatre

  September 20 | 5:30pm | Suggested Donation: $5
The Sonic Temple (1674 Hollis Street)

By C.E. Gatchalian (Vancouver)
  From one of Vancouver's major playwrights comes one of the most uncompromising and controversial Canadian plays in recent memory. Steve is an outrageous, embittered Korean War vet. Jamie is a cold, unfeeling ESL teacher. Chang Hyun is a Korean ESL student brimming with anti-Western sentiment. Eun Ha is a Korean woman who, against all odds, finds the will to survive.

Across two continents and over a span of more than forty years, the lives of these four characters miraculously intertwine. A bold, epic exploration of war, sexuality, forgiveness and love, Falling in Time asks the question, why do men fear the feminine? And how do we let go?

Born, raised and based in Vancouver, Filipino-Canadian author C. E. Gatchalian writes drama, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. His plays, which include Broken, Crossing, Claire and Motifs & Repetitions, have appeared on stages nationally and internationally, as well as on radio and television. Recent work includes his play for young audiences, People Like Vince, which was commissioned by Green Thumb Theatre toured BC schools in Spring 2012, and his latest play, Falling in Time, which premiered in Vancouver in November 2011, was published by Winnipeg's Scirocco Drama in April 2012.

Falling in Time is presented in partnership with Screaming Weenie Productions and The Playwrights Guild of Canada

  September 21 | 5:30pm | Suggested Donation: $5
The Sonic Temple (1674 Hollis Street)

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (Toronto)
  Prosper, is a simple fisherman who falls prey to Eddy's agenda-driven generosity and finds himself in an intractable position, incurring mounting debt. Caught between progress and tradition, between a hysterical wife and a haunting mistress, between the walls of his shrinking home, Prosper has to find a way out.

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is an emcee, playwright and arts administrator. Works for the stage include Salome's Clothes, Cake, The First Stone and Gas Girls, which received A Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, Herman Voaden Playwriting Award, Enbridge PlayRites Award and Governor General's Literary Award nomination. DM is the General Manager of Native Earth Performing Arts and Artistic Director of New Harlem Productions.

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is a registered non-profit organization mandated to foster creative writing and the profession of writing in the Province of Nova Scotia; to provide advice and assistance to writers at all stages of their careers; to encourage greater public recognition of Nova Scotian writers and their achievements; and to enhance the literary arts in our regional and national culture.

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