Concord Floral

BRUBACHER/SPOONER/TANNAHILL
Written by Jordan Tannahill
Directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner

Concord Floral is a million square foot abandoned greenhouse and a hangout for neighbourhood kids. But something has happened there. Something nobody wants to talk about. Concord Floral re-imagines Giovanni Boccaccio's medieval allegory The Decameron in a contemporary Canadian suburb, in which ten teens must flee a plague they have brought upon themselves.
The production is accompanied by a photographic exhibition: This is my room. Look. 

Upcoming Presentations:
 
Canadian Stage, Toronto | September 27th- October 16th, 2016

Past Presentations: 
National Arts Centre, Ottawa | March 29th-April 9th, 2016
Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Whitehorse | June, 2016


The NAC and Magnetic North presentations were Directed by Erin Brubacher & Cara Spooner and Performed by Madison Baines, Ofa Gasesepe, Connor McMahon, Sofie Milito, Carolina Munoz Jasa, Emily Ong, Franco Pang, Aurel Pressat Irigukunze, Sadie Snow and Stefanie Velichkin, with Stage Manager Chad Dembski. Producer Erin BrubacherWatch the Ottawa Cast on CBC here

The World Premiere of CONCORD FLORAL was a Suburban Beast production, presented by Why Not Theatre at The Theatre Centre in Toronto, October 2014 with the following team:

Performers: Sahra Del, Theo Gallaro, Erum Khan, Eartha Masek-Kelly, Jovana Miladinovic, Jessica Munk, Troy Sarju, Rashida Shaw, Melisa Sofi and Liam Sullivan | Composer and Sound Designer Christopher Willes | Lighting Designer Kim Purtell | Stage Manager Laura Hendrickson | Artistic Producers Erin Brubacher and Jordan Tannahill | Production photography  Erin Brubacher

The piece was first Created and Directed by Erin Brubacher Cara Spooner and Jordan Tannahill

TORONTO PRESS

"Concord Floral is an ensemble choral piece that packs a theatrical and emotional punch. It’s also a fine showcase for a new generation of actors" NNNN
- Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

"...having real teenage bodies on stage and in peril adds to the hair-raising atmosphere... In the lobby of the Theatre Centre, pictures, taken by Brubacher, of the actors in their actual bedrooms adds to that aesthetic. Concord Floral is the strongest script from Tannahill to date – artfully structured, yet full of suspense, with dialogue that shifts smoothly between the poetic and observational. It’s got style and substance – and is scary as all get out." 4/4 Stars
- J Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail 

"The three directors – Tannahill, Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner – work together in such harmony, you would assume the production were the product of a single mind..." 4/5 stars
- Christopher Hoile, Stage Door 

"Although the play includes supernatural elements typical of Tannahill’s work, Concord Floral draws its power from its intense realism and a sense that it has captured the zeitgeist... a brilliant modern Canadian fable." 4.5/5 stars
- Annie Hodgins, Theatromania

The original Toronto production of Concord Floral was nominated for five 2014-15 Dora Mavor Moore Awards: Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Sound Design, and Outstanding Performance - Ensemble; it won the Dora for Outstanding New Play. 

For touring and production information contact Erin Brubacher | erinbrubacher[at]gmail.com 

DEVELOPMENTAL SHOWINGS

November 1-11, 2012, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
May 12, 2012, Festival of Ideas and Creation, Canadian Stage, Toronto

Performed and Co-Created by the following cast: Sarha Del, Mark Correia, Theo Gallaro, Erum Khan, Michelle Kuzemczak, Alex Lee, Julian Lee, Rashida Shaw, Gretta Whipple, and Julie Zenderoudi*

Produced by Naomi Skwarna
Production Managed by Rae Powell

Stage Management by Laura Hendrickson

*Original cast members of Concord Floral were past participants of Rehearsal Hall a program directed by Erin Brubacher at Tarragon Theatre from 2012-2014.