Sibs

Anchored in a poignant moment—adult siblings dealing with their parents’ estate—the play flashes through the many stages of sibling history, from infancy through the rich miseries of growing up, the alien landscape of adolescence and teen years, the inevitable confusions of adulthood. Affection, jealousy, curiosity, tender guidance, us-against-them, deep love, and deep hatred: all the cards are brought into play.

AUTHOR

Richard Greenblatt

Richard Greenblatt (born in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian playwright who currently lives in Toronto. Greenblatt attended Dawson College. He later trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In 1975 he returned to Canada and began his theatrical career. Since then he has been acting, directing, writing, and composing music for theatre, radio, television, and film across the country and abroad. He is best known for 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, which he wrote and performed with Ted Dykstra. It won both the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Chalmers Award.


AUTHOR

Diane Flacks

Diane Flacks is a writer/performer whose solo shows, Myth Me, By a Thread, Random Acts, and Bear With Me (based on her book, published by McClelland & Stewart), have been critically acclaimed, published, and toured within North America. She has twice performed excerpts from Bear With Me at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Fest. Most recently, Diane’s play Waiting Room premiered at Tarragon Theatre, where she also wrote and performed in By a Thread, SIBS (with Richard Greenblatt), Care, Gravity Calling, and Theory of Relatives. Diane’s written for TV, including Global/NBC’s Working the Engels, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Young Drunk Punk, PR, The Broad Side, a film version of her play SIBS, and Kids in the Hall. Diane can be heard on your radio as CBC Radio’s national parenting columnist and a contributor to DNTO and Tapestry. She’s written for the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and Today’s Parent magazine. She most recently played the lead in the in

Reviews

“a feast of familial fun… I loved every second.” –National Post
“wholly entertaining 80-minute show… Sibs is full of humour, pathos and the kind of imaginative flourishes that can only happen in theatre.” –NOW Magazine
“a joyful gallop… seamless, well crafted and perfectly measured.” –The Globe and Mail
“It’s a hit play that’s funny, smart, brilliantly acted, wonderfully directed and charmingly scored.” –EYE Weekly
“Sibs is an impressionistic exploration, fast and often very furious, of the complex relationship between brothers and sisters. Anchored in a poignant moment—adult siblings dealing with their parent’s estate—the play flashes through the many stages of sibling history, from infancy (“This is my little brother”), through the rich miseries of growing up, the alien landscape of the adolescent and teen years, and the inevitable confusions of adulthood. Affection, jealousy, curiosity, tender guidance, us-against-them, deep love and deep hatred: all the cards are brought into play.” –Urjo Kareda

Awards

  • Chalmers New Play Award 2001, Short-listed
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    Dimensions:

    88 Pages
    8.35in * 5.39in * .24in
    128.00gr

    Published:

    February 01, 2002

    ISBN:

    9780887546235

    Book Subjects:

    DRAMA / Canadian

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    eng

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