WINNIPEG PLAYWRIGHT CAIRN MOORE WINS
2012 CANADIAN JEWISH PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
The Winner of the 2012 Canadian Jewish Playwriting (CJPC) contest was Shiksa by Cairn Moore.
Shiksa tells the story of Emma McTavish, a portrait painter who falls for family lawyer Zack Stein. Zack is a secular Jew and Emma is a non-practicing Catholic. When Zack’s overprotective parents discover their only son has secretly married a "shiksa", the honeymoon is on hiatus. Zack’s father declares his son dead, while Zack’s mother goes on a crusade of her own. As Zack moves farther away from his family, Emma finds solace in the most unlikely of places.
Cairn Moore is a director and playwright. She teaches first year performance at the University of Winnipeg and is Associate Artistic Director of FemFest. With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council, The Jewish foundation and Manitoba Association of Playwrights, Cairn was able to workshop her first full length play Shiksa. Jail Baby, Cairn’s most recent work, is the result of drama workshops inside Canadian women’s prisons. This exciting new work will be both published by Scirrocco and produced in 2013. Cairn is also editor/writer of Generation NeXXt, a scene book anthology for young female actors, also published by Scirrocco.
As the 2012 CJPC winner, Shiksa received a professionally directed and acted workshop in a Miles Nadal JCC Between Stages reading on February 27, 2013 at the 2013 Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver. This public reading was directed by Katrina Dunn (Touchstone Theatre) and featured Vancouver Canadian Actors’ Equity Association artists.
Cain Moore also received a donated prize of $1000 from the Asper Family Foundation at the public reading of Shiksa in Vancouver. Esther Arbeid, Manager of Theatre Projects at the MNjcc presented Cairn Moore with her prize.
This just in!
Cairn Moore’s Shiksa has been added as the final play of the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre's next season, in April 2014.
MAZEL TOV TO CAIRN MOORE
2012 Competition Sponsor
2012 Prize Presentation Partner