by Anthony Minghella
Canadian Professional Premiere
Tarragon Extra Space, April 26th – May 20th 2007
Directed by Rosemary Dunsmore
Featuring: Mika Collins, Melissa-Jane Shaw, Rosa Laborde, Katherine East, Sascha Cole and Jane Moffat
Whale Music is a portrayal of the lives of a group of young women who come together for the duration of an unplanned pregnancy amongst them. What emerges is a touching and funny portrait of female bonding that transcends boundaries of age, class and education. Whale Music is a wonderful narrative-based exploration of the strength between and amongst women.
“What a beautiful sound six women opening their hearts can make!” (3.5 out of 4) – Toronto Star
“Directed with sensitivity and intelligence. The cast of six actresses is very fine.” – CBC Radio One
“Candid girl talk, gleeful chatter and heartfelt exchanges pervade.” – NOW Magazine
“Seventh Stage, run by young female artists, should take pride in the quality of its work.” – eye weekly
original multi-disciplinary new-works
A series of opening 5-15 minute pieces by emerging female artists, curated by Artistic Director Kelly Straughan, opened each performance of Whale Music.
Caitlin Brubacher, Sam Collard, Samantha Connolly, Lizz Witzke , Shannon Currie, Diana Groenendijk, Suzanne Liska, Chala Hunter, Lina Nykwist, Marie France Forcier, Nicole Rush, Danielle O’Reilley, Susanna Fournier, Julia Lederer, Tammy Moreau, Jean Parker, Cara Spooner , Julie Skype, Andrea Ramolo, Martha Zimmerman, Alyssa Wright, Lindsay Kochen, Andrea Baker.