A Witch’s Brew

Four short monologues for women of different ages. (To be taken individually or in combination, as required.)
Chehala Klinbgerg as Jenny in a production by Senga Classic Stage Company, Ojai, CA in July 2011

Duck Blind
Jenny, 14, is trapped on a duck blind on a foggy fall night while her parents circle in their boat trying to find her. Too angry to help them out, Jenny pours out her frustrations about growing up to a duck. Sample pages

Having been burned by a failed relationship, Jane, 28, is spending yet another Saturday night alone with a stack of library books about possession, her current obsession. A ghost interrupts her solitude, forces her to acknowledge her own possession by the past, and pushes her to reach in a bizarre way beyond her comfortable room.

Amy, a 38 year old lawyer, is unexpectedly faced with the possibility of losing her oldest friend, Barbara, a stay-at-home mother of three, over something as seemingly trivial as Amy’s attitude towards a younger woman at work. Trying to figure out what has gone wrong, Amy is forced to confront some difficult truths about the price of her success.

Margaret, 50, is in her garden having a go at God about menopause. In the process she acknowledges the possibility that she may be confiding in the wrong Being.

Duck Blind, Trial, Transition and 5 linking scenes in which three timeless women chorally and physically play with the many meanings of woman and witch, were presented as a staged reading at the New Ideas Festival, Alumnae Theatre, Toronto in March, 1997. Director: Tracy Carroll.

Duck Blind is published in Instant Applause II. Blizzard Publishing. 1996.
Transition is published in Going It Alone. Nuage Editions. 1997.
Duck Blind (for 1 actress) is published by Brooklyn Publishers, Odessa, TX., 1999.

Een Heksenbrouwsel, trans. Jan Dullemond is published by Internet Dionysia, Holland, 1999.

Possession had a staged reading at Scripts in Progress, Pilot Pub, Toronto, Feb 18, 2002. Director: Jennifer Parr. It was also read at the New Directions Anti-Valentine’s Day Salon in Toronto in February, 2004.

Possession directed by Molly Thom, with Tabitha Keast and Chris Patheiger, was produced at The New Ideas Festival, March 23 – 26, 2005, Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St., Toronto, Ontario.

Transition was performed as part of an International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues, March 11 and 12, 2005, Colin Jackson Studio Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd floor, Portage Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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