Dr. Rita Deverell, Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at the Mount will be presenting a first reading of her new, feature length screenplay “Sisters Inc.” on March 22 in Seton Auditorium C at the Mount.
A professional company, directed by local accomplished, actor, teacher and director Lee J. Campbell, the reading will feature three actors and one musician: Sherry Smith, most recently seen in Neptune’s Dirty Laundry and a founding member of Halifax’s award winning women’s theatre company, LunaSea; Vanessa Walton-Bone, who audiences will remember from her stellar performance as Malvolio in the 2009 all female Twelfth Night produced by LunaSea; Juanita Peters, journalist, actor and producer of the Africville Can’t Stop Now documentary; and musician/composer of numerous feature film scores Marsha Coffey.
Sisters Inc. is a story about three women, all from different cultural and religious backgrounds, who try to hold on to a friendship from their teenage camp days until they are nearing retirement age. They struggle with a world of turmoil and their own personal turmoil throughout the story, which is based from the 1950’s to 2006.
When: March 22, 4:30 p.m., reception to follow, 6:45 p.m.
Where: Mount Saint Vincent University, Seton Auditorium C
Reading will be followed by a feedback panel chaired by Mount Women’s Studies Professor, Meredith Ralston
Sponsored by Interim President and Vice Chancellor Alexa McDonough, the Fair Treatment Office, and Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies.