A young widow left destitute by World War II returns to Canada. She and her young son have survived the bombings in London, but can they survive returning home? Friendly Fire is historical fiction loosely based on a true story. The draft script shows remarkable promise. It received an Honourable Mention in the 2009 Herman Voaden National playwriting competition through Queen's University. (See below for a list of winners and honourable mentions to see the good company that Friendly Fire enjoys!)
When will we see it?
Backyard Theatre is fundraising to further develop and workshop the script for Friendly Fire in 2020 and produce the play in 2021. Stay tuned for a potential Summer/Fall 2020 staged reading of the script (in the Backyard venue in Kitchener) and in Dunnville, Ontario. Update: Due to Covid 19, this project is on hold. We hope to return to live theatre in 2022. Stay tuned.
2009 National Voaden Playwriting Competition, Queen’s University
Winners First Place - David Egan for Tom’s a Cold Second Place - Donna-Michelle St. Bernard for Gas Girls
Honourable Mentions Kim’s Convenience by Ins Choi Map of the West by Dave Deveau Love Handles by Florence Gibson Pu-erh by Norman Lup-Man Yeung Sia by Matthew Wishart Mackenzie Friendly Fire by Kathleen Cleland Moyer If We Were Birds by Erin Shields
The competition was adjudicated by Sharon Pollock, two time Governor General award winning playwright.