Every Day She Rose by Andrea Scott & Nick Green
In a diverse, metropolitan city, two best friends, following their annual tradition of attending the Pride parade, discover they’re no longer on the same page when identity politics and civil disobedience crash the party. Pride goeth before the fall couldn’t be more apt as the personal becomes political with heartbreaking results.
Cathy Ann (29) is a straight black, cis gender female who’s effervescent, smart, and open. She grew up in the suburbs, middle class and has two brothers, one of whom is a pastor. She never considered herself political until a wakeup call from a girl with a megaphone.
Mark (29) is a gay white, cis gender male who is always the one you want to sit beside at a party. He grew up in the suburbs and met his first ally in Cathy-Ann. One of too many brothers, Mark has always loved the forthright, fun energy of the women in his life. Intelligent, funny, sharp, and finally feeling settled in the world where he can call himself a ‘grown-up)
This play also occupies a metatheatrical space where the actors who play Cathy-Ann and Mark are also expected to play the writers, Andrea Scott and Nick Green. The actors who play these parts need to be able to handle comedic dialogue as well as serious, didactic discourse.
First produced by Nightwood Theatre, Toronto, 2019