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Growing Up Salty and Other Plays

by Natalie Meisner

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list price: $12.95
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published: Jan 1997
ISBN:9781896496030
publisher: Roseway Publishing
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The questions raised in Natalie Meisner’s plays will follow you out the door. At their root is the ghost that haunts the modern theatre: What is the role of live theatre in the information age? Why is it necessary? What do we get from the experience that cannot be had in any other artistic medium? As the plays progress, elements of parody and slapstick are used in tandem with highly-charged dramatic moments in order to challenge the traditional role of the audience member. (Am I an observer, conspirator, antagonist?) Two of the plays, “Growing Up Salty” and “Frank PLummer, You Ain’t Dead” are set in rural Nova Scotia and deal with the collapse of the fishing industry and its impact on the family unit. “The Attic” and “The Greatest Show on Earth” were produced by The Chestnut Tree Theatre. “Growing Up Salty” was produced for the Atlantic Fringe Festival.

About the Author
Natalie Meisner is a writer from Lockeport, Nova Scotia. Her plays have been produced across the country, won numerous awards, been collected in book form and appear in numerous Canadian Anthologies. Her previous book, Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family, is a lighthearted and informative true account of two lesbians who want to have children. Her plays have won the Canadian National Playwriting Competition, been shortlisted for the Herman Voaden, and been produced by CBC Radio. A wife and mother of two great boys, Natalie divides her time between Lockeport, Nova Scotia, and Salt Spring Island, BC.
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Natalie Meisner is a playwright, poet and director from the South Shore of Nova Scotia. She was a founding member of the Chestnut Tree Theatre, based in Halifax. She is working on a collection of poems entitled Coalacanthe Soup.

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