A free public reading

Waiting for Alonzo - Keavy Lynch

Doctor Zanita is waiting. Attended by her faithful assistant, her menagerie of marvellous machines and a talking statue, she’s aimlessly drifting through space- on a mission. But after six hundred days, two thousand coats of lipstick, and countless re-ordinated matrixes, time is running out. Will this mad scientist and her igor be waiting for Alonzo forever? Written by emerging human being/ slacktivist Keavy Lynch, this surreal satire is brimming with bizarre behaviour and seasoned with the tears of the unrepentant patriarch.


Paprika Playwright-In-Residence
Written by Keavy Lynch
Mentored by Erica Kopyto

Strong Language




60 minutes


Wednesday May 6, 5:00pm


The emphasis of this program is on the process of developing a full draft of a script for the stage. Playwrights work on their own time, and for up to 10 hours with a Professional Artist Mentor. Playwrights meet with each other throughout the season to share their processes and learn from each other. Professional actors read the play for the playwright, the playwright’s mentor, and Festival staff in a table read two months before the Festival. This gives the playwright a chance to learn about their work and about how to conduct a professional writing development process.  A formal staged reading of a full draft of each script is presented as part of the Festival for a public audience.