History of Visual Sources by Laura Mullin
Simone, a theatre student in the 1990s, feels unremarkable and unmemorable among her university residence community of eccentric personalities. During a late-night homework session for an upcoming project, a socially awkward “loner” classmate makes a dramatic confession: He has fantasies about killing a professor. His revelation, on the heels of the Montreal Massacre, unleashes an unease and insecurity in Simone that compels her to report him to the residence, don. Years later, she and Andrew are both still dealing with the fallout.
Keywords: university, female, 90s, memory
Produced by Ergo Arts Theatre, Toronto ON, February 2021
*Based on the Open Book award-winning short story by the playwright.
*Honourable Mention from the 2021 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition
Run time: 70 minutes
Content: Contains reference to sexual assault
Suitable for students 16+
Cast size: 4 actors
Female roles: 2
Male roles: 2
Casting note: The roles can be played by young actors or middle age performers as the play takes place within the memory of the protagonist's memory of her time at university.