February 14, 2014
NEWS RELEASE FROM STONE FENCE THEATRE
March 3 script night features four Ottawa Valley writers
In its efforts to encourage Ottawa Valley script writers, Stone Fence Theatre is holding a reading of new scripts at its Annual General Meeting on Monday, March 3 at Frisco's Restaurant in Eganville. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and the readings at 7:00.
Since 2003, Stone Fence Theatre has been putting original shows by Ottawa Valley people about Ottawa Valley life, history and heritage onstage. The script night, held for the first time last year, is a new effort to bring in more writers of plays, songs and history.
"Develops original material that reflects our community and putting it onstage is a thrill," says Eganville area resident and Stone Fence Theatre director Ann Bulger. "We have been wanting more people to join in the fun."
Over the past several months, she has worked with several area writers to encourage them to write short scripts to be read at the event. As a result, script or excepts will be read from four area writers.
In the script "She's Got Game," Eganville's Chris Hinsperger tells the story of a controlling hockey mom realizes that the son she could control as a teenager is not so easy to control as an adult. Chris is the owner of Bonnechere Caves. He has written for Ottawa Valley Living Magazine and done performance art poetry and online video
In "Before You" by Eganville's Shannon Keller, wisdom, guidance and love is passed down through generations in the heart of the homestead. Despite a substantial age difference, a grandmother and granddaughter connect through tradition and discover they have more in common than either realized.
Shannon, born in Pembroke and raised near Toronto, has come back to the Valley to work as a reporter at the Eganville Leader after earning degrees in English, History and Journalism. She is passionate about the Ottawa Valley, family history and writing.
In "Foymount: A Love Story," Tim Stubinski,of Pembroke follows an unlikely love story over the 20 year plus history of an archetypical symbol of the Cold War, CFS Foymount. Tim is a professional writer whose TV career began with the airing of "Wolf Canyon." Co-created and written by Tim, the half-hour comedy series pilot debuted on APTN in December of 2009 and January 2010. It won five awards at British Columbia's awards for excellence in film and television. Tim co-wrote "If I Had Wings," an inspirational film shot for Shaw Media and SuperChannel in July 2013.
The final script is an excerpt from this season's mainstage production, a brand-new musical called "We like it here, eh!" by Stone Fence Theatre producer Ish Theilheimer. Entitled "Delmer's Priorities," the scene, and a new song written for it. Together, they satirize the shocked reaction of national news reporters last fall when they heard that Killaloe-area resident Delmer Hartwig had chosen to go elk hunting and delay a trip to Toronto to claim multi-million dollar lottery winnings.
Admission to the event is free.
At the Annual General Meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m., members of the association will elect a new Board of Directors and hear reports on 2013.
For information please phone 613-757-2223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Keller of Eganville. Her script "Before You" shows how wisdom, guidance and love is passed down through generations.
Tim Stubinkski of Pembroke, a professional scriptwriter who grew up in Renfrew County, wrote "Foymount: A Love Story" out of fascination with the era the former military base represents.
Eganville's Chris Hinsperger tells the story of a controlling hockey mom realizes that the son she could control as a teenager is not so easy to control as an adult.