THE SUPINE COBBLER

A contemporary clinical abortion in the spirit of a Western

Published by Coach House Books (2017)

out by the tracks
35 Strachan Avenue, Toronto
September 16 – 26, 2015

An It Could Still Happen production

written and directed by JILL CONNELL

LENI PARKER as the doctor
CHALA HUNTER as the dancer
SUSANNA FOURNIER as the lover
JACKIE ROWLAND as the kid
KATIE SWIFT as the cobbler

movement and assistance by TEDI TAFEL
dramaturgy by BRIAN DRADER
produced by SASCHA COLE and JILL CONNELL
set and lighting by ELIZABETH KANTOR
video and projection by ISHAN DAVÉ
composition and music by HOLGER SCHOORL
stage management by ANGELINE ST. AMOUR
costumes by JENNA MCCUTCHEN
technical direction by JUSTIS DANTO-CLANCY

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Heidi Sopinka and Claudia Dey of Horses Atelier, Bernadette Matos of Luna Café, and the Dalmazzis of Sawdust City Brewing Co.

The Supine Cobbler was developed and produced with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, the National Theatre School of Canada’s Theatre Engaging Communities Fund, and the Gallagher Grant.

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“The Supine Cobbler is brilliant, subversive and deeply hilarious. The play is about an abortion – but also: waiting, haunting, cheating, hurting, daring and the private cultivation of one’s humanity. It is singular and surprising and epic and lean as Bowie. You cannot help but talk about this play. It is the work of a lover and a rebel. To miss it, would be to miss a master in her early bloom.”

– Claudia Dey, author of Trout Stanley and Stunt

 

“I love this absolutely idiosyncratic play. It’s very funny, moving and sharp, and the only work of art about abortion I can think of that doesn’t sentimentalize or simplify the experience, but gets the strangeness and banality of it exactly right.”

– Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?