The Unplugging

TitleThe Unplugging
Year for Search2014
AuthorsNolan, Yvette(b. 1961)
Pagination69 pp.
Date Published2014
PublisherPlaywrights Canada Press
Place PublishedToronto, ON, Canada
ISBN Number9781770911321
KeywordsCanadian author, Female author, First Nations author
Annotation

The play is set after an unexplained “unplugging” in which all electricity stops everywhere. It focuses on two old women who are expelled from a community because old women were considered worthless. But the women have knowledge and survival skills that the community lacks. 

Info Notes

Originally entitled Two Old Women, was first read at Native Earth Performing Art’s Weesageechak Begins to Dance XXII in January 2010, was workshopped at the Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver, and read at the Banff Playwrights Colony, and the Arts Club Theatre ReACT festival, all in 2010. In 2011, it was read at the University of Toronto’s Festival of Original Theatre, the Matariki Festival in Wellington, New Zealand, and at the Reverie Productions in New York City. As The Unplugging, it opened at Factory Theatre in a Native Earth Performing Arts Production in March 2015 directed by Nina Lee Aquino It won the 2013 Jessie Award for outstanding new script. 

Title Note

Originally entitled Two Old Women

Holding Institutions

PPT

Author Note

Canadian, First Nations (Algonquin) female author (b. 1961)

Full Text

2014 Nolan, Yvette (b. 1961). The Unplugging. Toronto, ON, Canada: Playwrights Canada Press. 69 pp. Originally entitled Two Old Women, was first read at Native Earth Performing Art’s Weesageechak Begins to Dance XXII in January 2010, was workshopped at the Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver, and read at the Banff Playwrights Colony, and the Arts Club Theatre ReACT festival, all in 2010. In 2011, it was read at the University of Toronto’s Festival of Original Theatre, the Matariki Festival in Wellington, New Zealand, and at the Reverie Productions in New York City. As The Unplugging, it opened at Factory Theatre in a Native Earth Performing Arts Production in March 2015 directed by Nina Lee Aquino It won the 2013 Jessie Award for outstanding new script. PPT

The play is set after an unexplained “unplugging” in which all electricity stops everywhere. It focuses on two old women who are expelled from a community because old women were considered worthless. But the women have knowledge and survival skills that the community lacks. Canadian, First Nations (Algonquin) female author.