Isolated Incident – by Rahul Varma

with co-author Steve Orlov

Synopsis: This one act play was written to mark the first anniversary of shooting death of Anthony Griffin, an unarmed black teenager, at the hands of a Montreal policeman.  The play is fast paced and uses elements of Indian street theatre.

Setting: Montreal, Canada
Time Period: Anny time
Cast Size: 8

Casting: Multi ethnic cast made up of black, south Asian and white characters

This Play Is: published
Production History: This one act play was written to mark the first anniversary of shooting death of Anthony Griffin, an unarmed black teenager, at the hands of a Montreal policeman.  The play premiered in 1988 and was remounted in 1989.
Awards Review Quotes:
“Outstanding … really a triumph for the entire cast, whose performance ran the gamut from comic hilarity to tragic intensity.”
Oswald Bortolo, The Afro-Canadian

“Lively agit-prop with a knockout punch.”
Pat Donnelly, The Gazette

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