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The Whirlpool

by Brian Quirt

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In Niagara Falls in 1889, Fleda and her husband David are to build a house on a height of land above the Niagara Falls whirlpool.

About the Author
Brian Quirt is a dramaturg, director and playwright. He is Artistic Director of Nightswimming, a Toronto dramaturgical company that has commissioned 30 works of dance and drama, and Director of the Banff Centre Playwrights Lab. With more than 25 years experience as a dramaturg, Brian has worked with many of Canada’s leading playwrights. As a director, his credits include premieres of these Nightswimming commissions: Anita Majumdar’s Fish Eyes Trilogy (2014/15 national tour) and Same Same But Different (Theatre Passe Muraille/Alberta Theatre Projects), Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box (2012-2014 national tour), Anosh Irani’s Bombay Black (Cahoots Theatre and tour), Judith Thompson’s Such Creatures (Theatre Passe Muraille), Andy Massingham’s Rough House (national tour) and Richard Sanger’s Whispering Pines (GCTC). He has created seven of his own plays, most recently Why We Are Here! (with Martin Julien). His plays include the 2009 Summerworks hit Lake Nora Arms (adapted from Michael Redhill’s book with Jane Miller), Blue Note (with Martin Julien; Harbourfront Centre), The Death of General Wolfe (Theatre Passe Muraille), and adaptations of Jane Urquhart’s The Whirlpool (Tarragon Theatre), and the Iranian play Aurash (with Soheil Parsa; Modern Times Theatre in Toronto, Iran, Columbia, Cuba and Bosnia). He has
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Brian Quirt is Artistic Director of Nightswimming and a past president of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA). Brian has commissioned more than twenty new works of dance and drama with Nightswimming, many of which have gone on to acclaimed productions in Toronto and across Canada. He has been nominated for three Dora Awards, two for Direction and one for his adaptation of the Iranian play Aurash with Soheil Parsa. He received the LMDA's 2003 Elliott Hayes Award for Dramaturgy in recognition of his work in creating and directing Nightswimming.

His own works include the adaptations of Jane Urquhart's The Whirlpool and Michael Redhill's Lake Nora Arms, and the original play The Death of General Wolfe. He directed the premiere productions of two Jason Sherman plays, as well as Michael Healey's first play, Kicked, and is currently developing Judith Thompson's Such Creatures through Nightswimming.

Editorial Review

'Director Brian Quirt, in adapting the story for the stage, not only remains faithful to the aesthetic spirit of the novel, he uses its ethereal quality to create a theatrical work of haunting beauty.â-
Toronto Star

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