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Making It Up (One Playwright to Another)


One Playwright Productions

Film, Theater, Storytelling

Digital Fringe

WINNER! BEST in series (Bring Your Own Virtual Venue) Award

Hamilton Fringe Festival 2022 Digital Presentation

“… sharp script… excellent performance… a very well shot and edited piece, and… a haunting memory of… Edward Albee.”- Richard Ouzounian

Some scripts take a lifetime to write….

“If anyone had told me what my future would hold, I would have thought they were making it up.”

Join writer and actor Norm Reynolds as he makes his way through appointments with destiny in the realms of academia, finance, and the theatre- including inspirational encounters with playwright Edward Albee.

Directed by Dora Mavor Moore Award-winner Lesley Ballantyne; and recorded by national festival award-winning filmmaker John Bertram.

Advisory: This play contains content about death and suicide. For support around these and other mental health issues, please refer to the resources compiled by The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/crisis-resources


Lesley Ballantyne (Director) celebrates 48 years in the Canadian entertainment business this year. She is a proud Dora Mavor Moore Award winner, and Jesse Richardson award nominee for On Tap. Lesley is a past Artistic Director of the Muskoka Festival, where she directed and choreographed many of the festival’s main stage and touring productions, many of them original Canadian musicals. Recent projects: Making It Up (One Playwright to Another); Songs of the City (Sony Centre), United Way of Greater Toronto; Co-producer,Voices for World AIDS Day, Casey House; Project Manager, Director/Choreographer The Siminovitch Prize; Director, Put Up Your Hand; Director, Brundibar; Co-Producer, Confessions of an Operatic Mute; and many rewarding shows for Smile Theatre. Lesley is a founding member of Toronto-based Well Seasoned Productions (WSP). WellSeasonedProductions.ca

John Bertram (Camera & Editing)- Writer and/or director of over 40 film, video, and stage productions. His independent short films have been aired on CBC, PBS, and TV Ontario, been exhibited by Cineplex Theatres and the Art Gallery of Ontario, and have received awards from the Kodak, C.N.E., U.F.A., WNED-TV, C.I.A.F.F., and Chicago International Film Festivals.

Norm Reynolds (Writer/Performer) A Shortlisted finalist in playwriting competitions in Ontario, North Carolina, Iowa, and Australia. Current: Adapted Anne Tyler’s Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant for the stage. Gay Positive- short-listed for the Short & Sweet Festival (Sydney, Australia). Two-Hander- Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival. A hit at the first Summerworks Festival (CBC Radio, NOW Magazine), Put Up Your Hand- performed by the author in Toronto at the Red SandCastle Theatre. The Good-bye Play- the Playwrights of Spring Festival; originally workshopped at the Humber School for Writers with Edward Albee. He is a 30 year member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. https://www.normreynolds.ca/

September 7-24, 35 min. duration, $12


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