Wind by Cullen Elijah McGrail
When Will moves home and discovers his neighbours up in arms over the recent wind farm development in the area, he sees it as an opportunity to write his first big play. The deeper he digs, however, the more he realizes that these neighbours are quickly falling into dangerous anti-science groupthink and his own dad may be the one leading their descent. Wind offers a glimpse into the complex and heavily nuanced relationship between a father slipping out into the fringes and the son who is trying to pull him back in.
Inspired by true events.
Keywords: environment, nature, alt-right, conspiracy, rural, clean water, Southwestern Ontario, farming, generational divide, father/son relationship, documentary
Wind was workshopped with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Run time: 90 minutes
Content notes: Contains strong language.
Cast size: 3 actors
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 1
Characters range in age from early 20s to 80s.
For a lean production, the roles can be doubled as follows:
1. Will, Chris
2. Bill, Patrick, John
3. Margaret, Judy, Denise, Sarah
For a mid-sized production, the roles can be doubled as follows:
4. John, Patrick, Chris
5. Judy, Denise, Sarah