Set in Santiago, Chile, three young friends form a bittersweet love triangle during the political upheaval surrounding President Salvador Allende’s assassination.
Told through Leo’s memories, the play travels through childhood, first friends, and first loves. Passion and poetry weave together in this story of innocence disappeared.
About the author
According to the Toronto Star, Rosa Laborde is a young writer who "deserves both attention and respect" and NOW Magazine asked, "Is there anything this multi-talented artist can't do?" Rosa's plays include: The Source, Sugar, Dish, Leo, Hush and the upcomingMarine Life and Like Wolves and have been produced across Canada at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, Neptune Theatre, Touchstone Firehall Theatre and The Belfry Theatre. Her comedic hit Sugar was named an Outstanding New Play by NOW Magazine. Her political drama Leo was mounted twice at Tarragon Theatre before touring Canada, was nominated for five Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Outstanding New Play and was also a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama and received a reading at Playwright's Horizons in NYC in March 2012. Rosa is a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre as well as The Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa and is beginning a residency with Toronto's Aluna Theatre. She has just completed her second residency with The Banff Centre for the Arts.
"This is clearly one of the most interesting, captivating and thought-provoking new scripts to come our way in a long time and it marks Laborde as a writer who deserves both attention and respect... Leo is a small that jewel that hums with vibrant writing and powerfully felt emotions."
"...an outstanding new play."