Inspired by the true events of the devastating 2011 Goderich tornado, Cottage Radio investigates our ties to home and asks: who are we when a part of us is caught in a storm? The fictional Marley clan crams together in a small family cottage on the outskirts of town in the aftermath of the F3 tornado. Over the course of three days, the family deals with losses both material and emotional, both in the past and the present. Combining song and stories from the community through a live radio broadcast from the cottage’s living room, the Marleys collect their demons, fight to find truth, and discover what the storm has left behind.
“Cottage Radio is a dynamic, complex, and very funny play with fabulous music set in beautiful and historic Goderich. Taylor Graham has written such rich and delicious characters, people who are familiar and yet presented in an utterly unique way. I am thrilled to see such a powerful play set in small town Ontario – true Canadiana, and yet, universal!” – Judith Thompson
“Cottage Radio stands out . . . searingly written . . . A major emotional and theatrical production on an appealingly personal subject . . . A significant accomplishment!” – Bill Mandel
Lisa and her brilliantly analytical mind are having trouble understanding why we spend so much time celebrating painful emotions like love. Will attending her childhood best friend’s wedding at her old high school help clear things up? Maybe she should just hide upstairs.
White Wedding is a site specific play written and directed by Taylor Marie Graham. This bizarre comedy explores those inevitable life questions that come up after all the anticipation of a wedding is over. Who are we really? And what is the point of it all?
“White Wedding was such an uncommonly cool theatrical experience. Playing in the upstairs hallway of the Artscape Youngplace, this Toronto Fringe show is a site specific piece that used its space to its advantage. The show explores unrequited love, the ways in which nostalgia can affect our choices and memories, and whether or not love actually conquers all . . . If you’re looking for a unique, lively evening, please come check out this show — its sure to get a wonderful reception.” – Jackie Mahoney, Mooney on Theatre