On Friday, May 31st, at 7:00pm, local playwright Greg Everett will be presenting his new site-specific script in a public reading at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre auditorium. WRITTEN IN MARBLE, BURIED IN EARTH: THE SPIRIT OF A PLACE is the culmination of six months of research and writing about Fredericton’s Old Burial Ground, a project made possible through a Creation grant from ArtsNB. Admission is free and open to all; accompanying the reading will be photographs of the site, and commentary to expand on some of the intention behind the play.
As a site-specific work, THE SPIRIT OF A PLACE is written for performance in the Old Burial Ground on George Street. It explores not only the historical significance of the site and the people at rest there, such as the city’s first wave Loyalists and English soldiers, but the story of the space itself, and people’s contemporary relationships with it. And, as befits any cemetery tale, it boasts its fair share of ghosts.
THE SPIRIT OF A PLACE is Greg’s first feature-length script; previously, his one-act CARRION BIRDS was staged as part of 2018’s NotaBle Acts festival, and the one-act MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE was workshopped and presented through the Saint John Theatre Company’s ‘Script Happens’ contest in 2016.
Steeped in the supernatural, Greg’s works seek to underpin the world of ghosts and monsters with a surrealistic framework of history and lived experience.