Concord Floral

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. 

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

Assistant Director | Erum Khan
Stage Manager | Chad Dembski
Lighting Designer | Kimberly Purtell
Lighting Consultant | Kaitlin Hickey
Composer and Sound Designer | Christopher Willes 
Sound Consultant | Matthew Pencer

Vancouver, 2017 Ensemble: 
Shanna Anderson, Erica Bruci, Howard Dai, Finnegan Howes, Chantal Gering, Anthony Goncharov, Rashi Grewal, Syrah Khan, Sienna Orbell, Yulia Skobkareva

Toronto, 2016 Ensemble: 
Madison Baines, Ofa Gasesepe, Theo Gallaro, Franco Pang, Jovana Miladinovic, Davinder Malhi, Jessica Munk, Mick Robertson, Rashida Shaw, Melisa Sofi 

Ottawa, 2016 Ensemble:
Madison Baines, Ofa Gasesepe, Connor McMahon, Sofie Milito, Carolina Munoz Jasa, Emily Ong, Franco Pang, Aurel Pressat Irigukunze, Sadie Snow and Stefanie Velichkin

Toronto, 2014 Premier Ensemble:
Sahra Del, Theo Gallaro, Erum Khan, Eartha Masek-Kelly, Jovana Miladinovic, Jessica Munk, Troy Sarju, Rashida Shaw, Melisa Sofi and Liam Sullivan 


Current and Upcoming Presentations: 
Canadian Stage, Toronto | September 27th- October 16th, 2016
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts | January 19-21, 2017
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
, Vancouver | January 25-29, 2017
Surrey Arts Centre | February 3-4, 2017

Concord Floral is accompanied by a photographic exhibition: This is my room. Look. 

RECENT PRESS
Concord Floral is a show that stays with you... The Toronto Star 
Spine-tingling Concord Floral... The Globe and Mail 

CBC radio interview with Jordan Tannahill and Erin Brubacher




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

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 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 Brubacher. 

Watch the Ottawa Cast on CBC here

On the 2014 premier production:

"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 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.

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 Kimberly 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

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