image credit: Thousand Islands Playhouse

image credit: Thousand Islands Playhouse

PRAIRIE NURSE

It’s November 1967.
Two young nurses, just off the plane from the Philippines, arrive at a rural hospital in Arborfield, Saskatchewan - population 300.
No one in town can tell them apart, including the lab tech at the hospital whose real job is playing goalie for the Arborfield Flyers. He falls in love with one of them but accidentally courts them both. It’s a comedy of errors with a great heart. 

PRODUCTIONS:

Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 2018

Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, Ontario, August 2018

Stations Arts Centre, Rosthern, Saskatchewan, July 2018

Factory Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, April 2018

Blyth Festival, Blyth Ontario,  August 2013

Published by Scirocco Drama. Available here: https://www.jgshillingford.com/shop-books/prairie-nurse/

 

  Playwrights Canada Press: cover by Christine Mangosing

Playwrights Canada Press: cover by Christine Mangosing

THE MAKING OF ST. JEROME

Guilt, grief an brotherly love set against the backdrop of a Coroners's Inquest into the untimely death of a Toronto school-boy. Inspired by real-life events.

PRODUCTIONS:

Next Stage Theatre Festival, January 2010, Directed by Nina Lee Aquino. Nominated for three Dora awards. 

Published by Playwrights Canada Press. Available here: https://www.playwrightscanada.com/index.php/the-making-of-st-jerome.html

 

 

 

NOVENA

Novena is the story of a father and a daughter. A story of hypocrisy and forgiveness.

And did we mention a glow-in-the-dark statue of the Virgin Mary? 

PRODUCTIONS:

Uno Fest 2005, Victoria BC - Directed by Sue Miner

Toronto Fringe Festival 2002 - Directed by Anand Rajaram

RADIO:

Adapted into CBC Radio Drama - March 2004

Published by Scirocco Drama in anthology Where is Here? The Drama of Immigration Volume 2, Edited by Damiano Pietropaolo. Available here: http://www.jgshillingford.com/shop-books/where-is-here-a-cbc-radio-drama-anthology-vol-ii/

 
 Credit: Kick&Push Festival

Credit: Kick&Push Festival

 Scirocco Drama

Scirocco Drama

 

MIND OVER MATTER

Part of AUTOSHOW from Convergence Theatre: Seven 10-minute plays performed in Cars

In a minivan outside a casino, twins Jake and Jenny wait for their mother to return.   Jenny has to pee. “Try not to think about it, Jenny.  Mom will be back soon.  If you whine and complain, you know what will happen…”  

PRODUCTIONS:

Kick&Push Festival, Kingston, Ontario, August 2015

Toronto Fringe Festival, Toronto, Ontario, July 2006