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The Tall Building ()

Produced by

It Could Still Happen

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Jill Connell
Director: Jill Connell


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


August 6th, 2015 – August 16th, 2015


Three misfits meet high above the ground in a building that keeps growing floors. Caught in an isolating world, they have wild interior lives. The mayor’s daughter has one pair of pants that makes her the subject of obsession. She handles the dangers of an assassin and the fragility of a home-schooled boy as they negotiate a fundamental imperative: we long to touch. Try to avoid malfunction. Listen to the radio. Nearby: the slush machine of the 7-Eleven. These are our times: destructive weather, unruly humans, and wild animals. What do you expect from a city that can’t even put out its own fires, and lets coyotes and assassins and boys in hot dog hats run free? Inspired by days and nights lived in an Edmonton high-rise, this dark comedy is an emergency call made by those searching for identity, connection, and a sense of home. (


Molly Flood Sulla
Philip Nozuka Boy
Clinton Carew Assassin
Ishan Davé Radio 1
Brett Donahue Radio 2

Creative Team

Jill Connell Playwright
Jill Connell Director
Matthew Pencer Sound
Joe Pagnan Set
Joe Pagnan Lights
Haley Reap Costume
Haley Reap Properties


Lisa Dalmazzi Stage Manager
Karen Hines Mentor
Jill Connell Producer
Molly Flood Producer
Joel Katelnikoff City Streets Zine Stories
\mark Woytiuk Zine Illustrations


Jacqueline Costa Venue Technician
Rebecca Vandevelde Venue Technician
Christopher Ross Venue Technician
Christopher Ross Festival Lighting Designer