John has authored, co-translated and adapted a number of original works. Some have had theatrical presentations, while others are in either the workshop or conceptual stage.
A love triangle is re-visited decades later in a restaurant. With dialogue consisting largely of ‘thoughts spoken aloud’ as opposed to direct character interaction, the past passions and lost possibilities of the 3 principals are explored, with an ending that will surprise the audience.
Adult scenes, language and sexual content
(Run time approx. 25 minutes)
Cast: 2 men, 1 woman
‘Geometry’ had its debut performance in May 2013 as part of The Huronia Players’ Studio Night at the Midland Cultural Centre.
Our Living Space
This one-act, one-man play, written by award-winning Quebec novelist Patrick Nichol, was translated and adapted by John and his wife Louise Vincent. The story surrounds a man undergoing the disorienting and disheartening experience of moving into his own apartment after an involuntary separation from his wife and son. His reminiscences reveal a man tortured by people from his past, and a longing for intimacy and understanding.
(Run time approx. 70 minutes)
Cast: 2 men (1 non-speaking), 1 woman
‘Our Living Space’ was debuted in English in June 2013 as part of South Simcoe Theatre’s Four-Play dramatic play reading event.
What Simon Says
The struggle to find love in various forms, and the resultant inaccuracy of assumptions we make about both friends and strangers (often with shocking results) are explored in this 3-scene play.
Numerous adult themes and language
(Run time approx. 60 minutes)
Cast: 3 men, 2 women
‘What Simon Said’ has been work-shopped in private dramatic readings and is regarded as a work-in-progress.
Getting By Getting On
A humorous yet very poignant look at the later years of life in a Florida retirement estate, Getting By Getting On examines companionship and ‘elder love’ through the experiences of 4 residents.
This work was commenced in late 2014 and is in the conceptual stage