Hannah Moscovitch has been called Canada’s most competent and hottest young playwright. This praise extends abroad, with such publications as the Chicago Tribune and The Guardian recognising her talent. Watching her newest play This is War, which runs at the Great Canadian Theatre Company until February 23, it is clear why the 35-year-old has received so much acclaim. Set in Afghanistan […]
Infinity by award-winning Ottawa playwright Hannah Moscovitch is on at the National Arts Centre until March 11.
Hometown favourites, an adult-only dating adventure, millennial comedies… Last weekend, Great Canadian Theatre Company unveiled its 2017–18 season during a subscribers event at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. Programmed by Artistic Director Eric Coates, the company’s 43rd season is dominated by female playwrights – young female playwrights. “This is partly due to our commitment to gender equity, […]
Born out of a collaboration between luminary playwright Hannah Moscovitch, larger-than-life musician Ben Caplan and director Christian Barry, Old Stock blends music, theatre, and storytelling to tell the story of Moscovitch’s great-grandparents who arrived in Canada in 1908 as refugees fleeing the pogroms.
Apt613 got in touch with Hannah Moscovitch to learn more about the inspiration for Old Stock and how it came together.
Courtney Merchand: “Moscovitch has presented us with startling piece of theatre based in working-class Ottawa in the 1920s but the implications of how far our society has left to go is the plays most unexpected twist. So what is it exactly a young wife ought to know? You’ll have to go see to find out.”