WORKSHOP PRODUCTION AT THE 2016 rEVOLVER FESTIVAL MAY 11-15 2016 AT THE CULTCH, IN ASSOCIATION WITH ELECTRIC COMPANY THEATRE.
Berlin 1919: A violin prodigy and composer meets expressionist painter and war veteran. She is passionate, rude, and gifted; He is witty, emotional and compassionate. Their love affair spans 10 years, 4 cities, artistic successes and failures, and tragedy. Nearly 100 years later, the most essential record of their time together lives in Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté’s 10 violin compositions. Never The Last fuses classical music performance, movement and text to tell the story of two people in love and the space between them. How do you say what is impossible to say? And what if you run out of time?
Created by Molly MacKinnon and Christine Quintana. Featuring Molly MacKinnon, Christine Quintana, and Nadeem Phillip. Directed by Laura McLean, Choreographed by Kayla Dunbar, Set Design by Jenn Stewart, Lighting Design by Jill White, Costume Design by Laura Fukumoto, Stage Management by Danielle Bourgon and Projection Design by Joel Grinke. Photography by Tristan Casey (promo) and Ryan Alexander McDonald (stage).
The Playwright acknowledges the assistance of the 2016 Banff Playwrights Colony – a partnership between The Banff Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation.