Have You Seen My Sister

By Alexandria Rose Fortier

Friday, May 6, 2022
7:30PM MDT

One night 8-year old Molly’s Indigenous sister Makayla vanishes, and no one seems to care but Molly and her family. The first act is seen through the eyes of a white 8-year old trying to understand the difference between the value of her life and that of her sister.  20 years later, Molly finds a way to come to peace with the missing hole that Mikayla’s disappearance has left in her life while never giving up the fight to make the world safer for her own daughter.

Featuring: Joel Braun, Caleigh Crow, Sophie May Healey, Karen Johnson-Diamond, Kevin Rothery, Lara Schmitz
Director: Michelle Thrush
Dramaturg/Playwrights Unit Coordinator: Trevor Rueger
Zoom Coordinator: Natjelly Lozada

Playwright Bio
Welcome Note from Rohit Chokhani
Welcome Note from Trevor Rueger
ATP Sponsors & Supporters
Playwrights Projects 2022
Zoom Presentation Tips


Playwright Bio

Alexandria Rose Fortier – Playwright, Have You Seen My Sister

Alexandria Rose Fortier is an Edmonton based author and playwright. Her latest works include Gate 22, which took home the Outstanding New Work award at the 2019 Stagestruck festival in Edmonton, and her hit political feminist sketch comedy show, Well Behaved Women, that debuted at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival in the same year. Since then, Alexandria has been doing what most writers and artists alike have been forced to do during the global pandemic, sit at home and question everything. In that time, she has been hard at work on a selection of new plays she is eager to set free into the world in this upcoming theatre season including her passion project Have You Seen My Sister? and her first ever ten-minute play Not Yet. Other shows to watch out for in 2021-2022 by this budding playwright are Just the Two of Us and Well Behaved Women, Part Two.

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Welcome to Playwrights Projects 2022

Rohit Chokhani, Photo by Vitalii Nikonorov
Rohit Chokhani, Photo by Vitalii Nikonorov

Alberta Theatre Projects is known nationally for our commitment to incubating new works. In continuing support of this mission, we are proud to present Playwrights Projects 2022 – a series of live virtual presentations of new plays written by Canadian storytellers.

Designed to nurture unique voices, the Playwrights Unit allows both emerging and established artists to have the support necessary to develop new theatrical work from an idea to a first draft. Members have met over video conference calls for eight months, exploring new perspectives and developing their projects. Alberta Theatre Projects acts as both an advocate and a home for storytellers throughout this process, providing flexible and responsive dramaturgical support to feed the development process.

While these uncertain times during the pandemic have created many challenges for the performing arts, it has also offered exciting possibilities for us to learn and innovate as an organization. One such positive has been the ability to engage both artists and audiences from afar by continuing to offer access to our Playwrights Projects on an online platform.

We are so proud to have been able to offer the opportunity to these storytellers to develop new works during the pandemic. Presenting their stories on an online platform will allow for a reading of their scripts in progress to reach people from all over Canada – and the world. Audiences will have the opportunity to witness these remarkable early drafts of new works from the comfort of their own homes, growing virtual arts communities in new and meaningful ways.

The Alberta Theatre Projects’ 2022 Playwrights come to the virtual table with unique voices, interests and backgrounds. Their writing experiences range from award-winning published playwrights to first-time script creators. Playwrights Project 2022 is once again facilitated by Trevor Rueger, the Executive Director of the Alberta Playwrights’ Network. Rueger oversaw this year’s formal selection committee, which received over 40 pitches submitted for consideration from local and national storytellers interested in participating. This year’s selection committee included Glynis Leyshon, Valerie Planche, and Mike Tan, with input from former ATP Interim Artistic Director Haysam Kadri.

Thank you for your continued support of Canadian storytellers, and Alberta Theatre Projects! Please enjoy these five Fridays in a row of online readings of brand new plays-in-development written by the 2021-22 Playwrights Unit members. Also, be sure to join us for the Student Writers Group Showcase, an evening of online reading presentations of new plays written by members of the ATP Student Writers Group.

Enjoy the shows!

Rohit Chokhani, Alberta Theatre Projects Artistic & Executive Director

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Trevor Rueger
Trevor Rueger

Welcome to the Playwrights Projects 2022! While we are thrilled about inviting you back into our theatre, we are also excited about beaming these new Canadian plays into your living room. Beginning in September this group of 7 theatre creators gathered monthly to share their experience, their wisdom, and their creations with each other. What you are about to witness is the culmination of 8 months of work by these writers and creators. Over the next few weeks, you will experience mystery, music, myth, & magic. Thank you for joining us and being an important part of the play development process. And thank you for your support of Alberta Theatre Projects and for supporting new Canadian plays! Enjoy.

Trevor Rueger, Playwrights Unit Coordinator & Alberta Playwrights Network Executive Director

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