2014 PLAYLAB PLAY

Robert Plowman

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Robert Plowman is a playwright and collaborative theatre artist. His work has been presented across the United States and Canada. Most recently: The Matador was produced in Roanoke and Los Angeles; and his collaboration with Secret Theatre, the audio installation folkloremobile, debuted at the Nocturne: Art at Night festival in Halifax. Robert’s play Radium City was published in the New Canadian Drama anthology series. As well, his critical writing has been featured in Theatre Research in Canada and Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre. Upcoming: The Missing Link will have a staged reading at the ATHE Conference in Scottsdale, in July; and The Mnemonist, a Canadian Cold War spy story, will be produced by LoHiFi Productions in Halifax, late 2014. Robert is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and of the Playwrights Theatre Centre Colony, and winner of the 2014 Getchell New Play Award. He is currently an MFA playwriting candidate at Hollins University.



The Route 19 Roadside Choir of Dead Babies Invites You to Visit the “Fountain of Youth” Museum & Gift Shop


Learning to be flesh and blood can take a lifetime. In his quest for the Fountain of Youth, the famed explorer Ponce de Léon encounters the Aztec goddess Coatlicue, mother of miscarriages, and the pair begins a love affair that lasts through the ages… Such is the story that unfolds in the strange museum of a roadside attraction, hosted by a choir of sinister and delightful dead babies: featuring human sacrifice, meddlesome gods, and the end of the world…more than once.



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