“Whether Orlando was most man or woman,
it was difficult to say.”
– from Orlando, A Biography.
Written in 1927 by Virginia Woolf, the novel Orlando, A Biography is part fantasy, part satire, part inquiry into the nature of gender—and at its heart, the story of a person in search of their true identity.
This adaptation is written by Michelle Deines, and is very much a work in progress. Woolf’s novel is a sprawling, comic epic that spans four centuries, two continents, and dozens of characters, some historical (Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Alexander Pope), and some fictional. This new stage adaptation will feature a fantastic ensemble of actors who will tackle this cast of multiple characters.
This reading at the Revolver Festival is a chance for you to see an exciting new work at the beginning of the creative process. Admission is by donation, and there will be an opportunity for the audience to offer feedback at the conclusion of the reading. There will be one reading only.
Sunday, May 28th @ 5pm
Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Founder’s Lounge
Admission by Donation
Adaptation written by Michelle Deines
Based on the novel by Virginia Woolf
Featuring Luisa Jojic, Agnes Tong, and Kirk Smith
Orlando, A Biography is presented by rEvolver theatre festival and Working Spark Theatre