Talking Masks is a dramatic score whose themes collide, clash and harmonize. At its core are a son, two mothers and an absent father who, in exploring their intertwined fates, fuse two of the world’s most enduring myths: the tragedy of Oedipus and the tale of Isaac and Ishmael. What unfolds is a wild progression of rapid-fire interactions that reveal and expose as much as they conceal and mask about the ‘charactors’.
Riveting theatre, its arguments touching the mind while its emotions engage the heart.
– Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine on ANTIGONE : INSURGENCY
A truly admirable play – the themes are fascinating... the trio of actors wonderfully done, and the traces of the Jacob story very well modulated.
– Marjorie Perloff on ALL IS ALMOST STILL
Adam Seelig is a poet, playwright, stage director, and the founder of One Little Goat Theatre Company in Toronto. Born and raised in Vancouver, Seelig has also lived in Northern California, New York and Jerusalem. His previous plays include All Is Almost Still (New York 2004) and Antigone : Insurgency (Toronto 2007). He is the recipient of a Commonwealth Fellowship and a Stanford Golden Grant for his work on Samuel Beckett’s manuscripts, and his writings appear in various publications, including World Literature Today, Modern Drama, Filling Station, BafterC, jwcurry #381 and Poetry Magazine.
96 pages; 7.75x5.25 inches; paperback
ISBN 1 897388 39 X | 978 1 897388 39 6