Woman by a Window

Poetic Drama

Premiered by THEATRE 1774 January-February 1992. Directed by Paula de Vasconcelos. Starring Clare Schapiro, Sheila Langston, Marthe Turgeon. Set and costumes by Raymond-Marius Boucher, lighting by Jean-Charles Martel, sound by Wayne Tepley.

“Exactly what the point is depends on the eye of the beholder. And therein lies the beauty of this piece. The questions it raises – like whether love is still possible in the final decade of the 20th Century – defy answering.”
Pat Donnelly, The Gazette, 3 February, 1992.

“D’entrée de jeu, j’ai été séduire par l’étrange beauté que recèle ce texte. Marianne Ackerman manie l’art de dialogue avec un doigté alchemique. Si elle aborde les themes déjà énumérés avec humour et sensualité, le brin de causticité, qui parfois s’insinue subrepticement dans le ton, en dit fort long sur les tribulations de la conscience d’Emma, femme postmoderne aux abords de la quarantaine.
Lynda Burgoyne, Spectacles Critiques, March, 1992.

Woman by a Window is a venture into the unconscious, modern dance without the footwork. The only character is Emma, personified by voices doing battle in her head: Will, Desire and Soul – played by three actresses.

The play combines language, image and emotion to talk about a sharp corner in a woman’s life journey.

Available from Signature Editions.