LIFT OUT LOUD – April 1st, 2004

LIFT OUT LOUD

 

April’s LIFT OUT LOUD features three short scripts by LIFT members Michael McMaster, Christine Koch, and Shirvington Hannays.

 

HUNGRY by Michael McMaster

 

LIFT OUT LOUD

 

April’s LIFT OUT LOUD features three short scripts by LIFT members Michael McMaster, Christine Koch, and Shirvington Hannays.

 

HUNGRY by Michael McMaster

 

Forty
years ago, the small artic community of Teo’nuck burned to the ground
in the dead of winter, leaving no survivors. Drake Freedmon has come to
the small town of Bearclaw to interview John Whistler, the last
surviving member of the failed rescue mission. When he arrives, he
discovers that Bearclaw is a community of strange secrets. And the
unused funeral hall holds the most startling secret of all… the only
survivor of the Teo’nuck disaster, Pierre LeDeux. John explains that
when they arrived at Teo’nuck, they discovered that the town had been
touched by a Wendigo, and that the hunger it induced had caused
everyone to go mad and cannibalize each other. Drake is horrified, and
makes a decision that has disastrous consequences.

 

Michael
McMaster is a Toronto based Filmmaker, Writer and Make Up Artist. His
work tends toward the fantastic and horrific, with an emphasis on the
hidden world underneath reality. He’s married with a son, and is
currently in pre-production of the short film “Year Zero”, based on the
story by Gemma Files.

 

UNWITTING AND LUSTFUL by Christine Koch

 

Hailey is recovering from a freak show that she found
her ex-boyfriend in, and is still recovering from the shock. Soon
after, she meets unemployed Punk musician, Luke; who woos her in an
uncouth way, but what troubles Hailey is his taste for snow. On the
night of their date, Luke is visited by his ex-girlfriend, Punk Queen
singer/ manager, leaving Hailey wondering why he hasn’t called.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING HONEST by Shirvington Hannays

 

Toronto’s
annual Caribana parade serves as the backdrop for this screenplay
inspired by Oscar Wilde’s popular play “The Importance of Being
Ernest”.ANDREW MILLER currently runs his now deceased foster father’s
businesses in Guyana while taking care of his foster dad’s
grand-daughter Kate. STEVE PETERS on the other hand is African Canadian
and is five years away from inheriting all of his dead father’s
millions. Both of their plans in life are about to be dashed now that
they have found out each other’s little game of lies and deception. The
two long-time friends try to outsmart and outwit each other to get the
other to part-take in his little game of “Bunburying”.

 

Shirvington
Hannays started his career in the industry as a stage actor more than
eighteen years ago, in Guyana where he was born. After several years as
an actor in various productions for radio, stage and television; he
became a playwright and director. Shirvington has a mandate to promote
the production of more diverse projects that reflect Toronto’s and
Canada Diverse and multicultural society. Inspired by his love and keen
interest in the performing Arts; in 2002, he created SMAHO ARTS
workshop & Guild; a non-profit organization, where diverse
artists/actors, can continuously hone and showcase their skills in
Toronto.

 

LIFT OUT LOUD is our monthly script
reading series, held on the first Thursday of every month. Come and
hear some great scripts! LIFT members workshop their scripts by having
them read by professional actors and then get feedback from the
audience of their peers. This is a great opportunity to get some input
before you head into production. We accept short and feature scripts.
Don’t be shy! Anyone (including non-LIFT members) can come and listen.

 

If you are interested in submitting your script for
future reading, or have any inquiries please call Matthew Toffolo
416.568.9046 or e-mail liftoutloud@lift.on.ca.
(You MUST be a LIFT member to submit a script!) If you’re an actor
interested in taking part in the readings, please send a CV to liftoutloud@lift.on.ca
If you have more questions about LIFT and the script reading series,
LIFT OUT LOUD, please contact Renata Mohamed, Membership Coordinator,
at 416.588.6444 or membership@lift.on.ca

 

 

 

Thursday 1 April 2004 19:00  

Non-members: Free/PWYC ($5 Suggested)
Members: Free/PWYC ($5 Suggested)

Location:
Lift (on the mezzanine) 
37 Hanna Avenue 
Toronto ON Canada