Jennifer Walton

Jennifer Walton

Jennifer Walton is co-artistic director and member of Women's Work Playwright Collective in Hamilton, Ontario. She is also a member of the Theatre Aquarius Playwright Unit. She is an actor and, with a background in therapeutic arts, leads workshops in the corporate, public, and education sectors that inspire connection. She is Co-Director of The Creative Theatre Company, an acting school for young people in the Toronto area.

Plays

  • SNARK
    One act play - 60 minutes or less. When actors Kai and Wills kidnap critic Sandy Sitwell on stage after he savages Kai’s fringe show in a review, art takes criticism to trial. This dark comedy casts the audience as the jury deciding who is guilty, and of what exactly, in this play within a play within a trial within a crime. Kai and Wills attempt to upend the hierarchy of theatre culture while Sandy fights for...
    One act play - 60 minutes or less. When actors Kai and Wills kidnap critic Sandy Sitwell on stage after he savages Kai’s fringe show in a review, art takes criticism to trial. This dark comedy casts the audience as the jury deciding who is guilty, and of what exactly, in this play within a play within a trial within a crime. Kai and Wills attempt to upend the hierarchy of theatre culture while Sandy fights for both his dignity and his privileged place as a critic within this structure.
  • My Pretty Pink Rifle
    A monologue. For Sophie's star birthday (when your age and your birthday match) she receives a pretty pink rifle as a gift from her parents. Even though she's been taught to handle a gun safely, something really bad happens that will change her life forever.
  • Gun Play
    A ten minute play. Two teenage boys play with pellet guns near an elementary school. Oblivious to the terror they cause within the school, the boys set off a chain reaction that ultimately ends in tragedy. Gun Play asks us to confront our complex relationship with guns.
  • CITIZEN 10
    A 20 minute play. Set in the not-too-distant future, the Citizens who live in this newly constructed society have been through a war in the fairly recent past. In order to keep the peace, they have adopted a “consensus at all costs” philosophy. Everything is pleasant, until one night, Citizen 10 can’t sleep.
  • GUNPLAY (after the gun goes off)
    Full length. When Darryl and his friend Niko get caught using a pellet gun in the alley beside an elementary school, it triggers a full active shooter response. Darryl and his mother Miranda feel the full force of justice, political, and education systems as well as the court of public opinion until Stevens, the police officer who was first on scene at the school and already suffering from PTSD, takes justice...
    Full length. When Darryl and his friend Niko get caught using a pellet gun in the alley beside an elementary school, it triggers a full active shooter response. Darryl and his mother Miranda feel the full force of justice, political, and education systems as well as the court of public opinion until Stevens, the police officer who was first on scene at the school and already suffering from PTSD, takes justice into his own hands.

  • The Stand
    Full length. Louise just wants to keep the peace. Whether it's birdwatching in peace, keeping the peace in her lifelong friendship with Queen Bee Justine and her husband Ned, or between her tightly wound husband James and their daughter Trish. But when Ned threatens to tear down the woods near her house and build townhouses, it's time for Louise to take a stand. Her peace is torn apart, along with...
    Full length. Louise just wants to keep the peace. Whether it's birdwatching in peace, keeping the peace in her lifelong friendship with Queen Bee Justine and her husband Ned, or between her tightly wound husband James and their daughter Trish. But when Ned threatens to tear down the woods near her house and build townhouses, it's time for Louise to take a stand. Her peace is torn apart, along with the neighbourhood. when her daughter moves home and then into a tree to protest the impending development. Justine draws a line in the sand with their friendship and Ned orchestrates a hostile takeover of her family. A “pot twist” and an unlikely romance buds between the kids of these star-crossed households. Everyone uses the woods to their own advantage including a couple of strangers who lurk within. Louise finally discovers a way to restore the peace and save the woods, but not before she comes to the realization that you truly can't go back. There is a season to all things, including friendship.