About the Show
An arrogant film-maker named Fred Justice has an epiphany in a Starbucks lineup and decides he wants to make a film about starving Africans to boost his flagging career, even though he knows little about Africa and even less about starvation.
Fred hires a burnt-out Sharon Stone-type actress looking to rejuvenate her career to travel to Africa and hold babies on her lap, and enlists the support of an African diplomat and a would-be Japanese co-producer. Things get complicated when George, the diplomat, suddenly attempts a coup in the unnamed African country where Fred hopes to film, and kidnaps Fred's co-producer Yuki, who comes from a billionaire family.
The Project is a black comedy that pokes fun at our Hollywood "artists" with good intentions.
Please visit Aaron Bushkowsky's website at: www.aaronbushkowsky.com
The Project, by critically acclaimed playwright Aaron Bushkowsky, was first produced by Solo Collective Theatre in the fall of 2009 at Performance Works, Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada. The production garnered 4 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations.
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"There are lots of funny lines here...Bushkowsky is a witty writer." - The Georgia Straight (Vancouver, Canada)
"This is the kind of play we need these days...this play, contentwise, was excellent." - Review Vancouver (Canada)
"Bushkowsky's Project pokes serious fun at manipulative reality TV...This Project is clever and funny. Unexpectedly it made me reflective after the curtain fell." - The Courier (Vancouver, Canada)
"As a regular theatre-goer in Vancouver, it was a thrill to watch actors delivering a literate, intelligent script by someone who knows how to write." - Plank Magazine (Vancouver, Canada)