Birth of Frankenstein (2013)
Author: Mary Shelley
Playwrights: Matthew Thomas Walker and Claire Wynveen and Adriano Sobretodo Jr.
Director: Matthew Thomas Walker
The script was inspired by and includes excerpts from novels, poems, journals, and letters by Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Lord Byron.
Saint Luke’s United Church – The Parlour Room
October 22, 2013, 2013
October 22nd, 2013 – November 3rd, 2013
Awards & Nominations
2014 Dora Award Winner ~ Independent – Outstanding Direction
2014 Dora Award Nominee ~ Independent – Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Lighting Design
Birth of Frankenstein fuses Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking gothic novel with the dramatic personal circumstances that inspired her to write it.
Within the walls of a 19th century church in downtown Toronto, Mary Shelley has been woken. And here she is – to tell the story about how she came to write, and be consumed by, one of the most famous novels of all time. Featuring Romantic poet Percy Shelley, rebellious iconoclast Lord Byron, early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and more, Birth of Frankenstein takes you through the looking glass and into the Waking Dreams of an 18-year old girl with big ideas and more than her share of love, loss and scandal. This fall, slip into an immersive world with the acclaimed indie company that brought you Matchbox Macbeth – a world where graves are robbed, men are made immortal, and all laws of nature are broken.
|Adriano Sobretodo Jr.||Percy / Victor|
|Tosha Doiron||Wollstonecraft / Jane / Elizabeth|
|Adrian Proszowski||Godwin / Byron / The Creature|
|Matthew Thomas Walker||Playwright|
|Adriano Sobretodo Jr.||Playwright|
|Matthew Thomas Walker||Director|
|Patrick Lavender||Lighting Designer|
|Patrick Lavender||Set Designer|
|Lindsay Woods||Costume Designer|
|Lindsay Woods||Prop Designer|
|Eric Savory||Stage Manager|
|Adriano Sobretodo Jr.||Producer|
|Matthew Thomas Walker||Producer|
|Mariel Marshall||Associate Producer|