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Jenny's Room (Currently in Development)

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Jenny’s Room is a look into the mind and body of an extraordinary woman. Through her relationship with her daughter Clara, her spiritual companion Nanna , and the world she has created for herself, we watch Jenny struggle through, confront, and ultimately transcend her mental and physical imprisonment, as she takes in life through sound, sense and memory.

This is a story of true spirit; of wisdom and happiness. It is a story about how transitory life can be and how emotional and physical imprisonment can ultimately lead to freedom.

In the winter of 2007, Bound to Create Theatre received a Theatre Creator’s Reserve grant from The Canadian Stage Company.  In the spring of 2008 a fifteen minute excerpt of Jenny’s Room was presented at LabCab with the following artists:  Lauren Brotman, Jack Grinhaus, Nicole Bemister-Lardino, Claire Wynveen, Sharon Forrester, and Alexandra Parravano.  It was quoted by NOW magazine’s Jon Kaplan as being “one of LabCab’s successful experiments…a highlight of the festival…holding lots of promise”, with all four performances completely selling out.  In December 2008, excerpts of Jenny’s Room were presented at the Canadian Stage Company’s Raw! Raw! Raw! Festival of New Works. In 2009 it was awarded a Creator’s Reserve grant from Factory Theatre, to continue the development of the piece.   In June 2009 Bound to Create Theatre workshopped the play with the following artists:  Lauren Brotman, Jack Grinhaus, Iris Turcott, Melee Hutton, Madd Harold, and Sharon Forrester.

Jenny’s Room is not a play that exists in real time and space.  It is a collision and meeting of the real and the extraordinary.  It is both physically and textually expressive and metaphoric. It exists in Jenny’s mind, that is, in the imaginary world that she has created for herself.  For this we are experimenting with new forms of creative theatre-making, involving text, movement, and expressionistic sound and design. Coming 2010.

 
" An intense production that addresses destructive social issues at a rapid-fire pace. "
- Mooney on Theatre