Demon Voice

Touchstone Theatre presents Demon Voice by Shawn MacDonald

Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street

November 19 – 28, 2009
Opens Nov 21
Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm

Free Preview: Thu, Nov19 at 8pm
(Tix at door, first come first served)

2 for 1 Matinee Saturday,
Nov 21 at 2pm – All tickets $13
Director’s Chat Sun, Nov 24 after show
Talkback Tue Nov 24 after show
ASL Interpreted Perf, Wed Nov 25 8pm
Add'l matinee, Sat Nov 28 at 2pm

call: 604-684-2787

By Shawn Macdonald

A melted woman hovers between life and death trying to remember what happened to her. Anna runs into an ex-con she sentenced harshly five years earlier. Mike meets Rachel for a one night hook-up that turns deep. Pete roams the streets looking for Darryl. Six lives stumble toward personal freedom and connection, entangling souls and exposing hidden damage. Demon Voice is a meditation on the thirst for intimacy and its inescapable consequences.

Multi-award-winning actor and playwright Shawn Macdonald has written plays and collaborated in the creation of new scripts for The Arts Club Theatre, the Vancouver Playhouse, Solo Collective, Ruby Slippers and Touchstone Theatre. He has twice won the Jessie Award for Outstanding Original Script, once for Touchstone’s 2006 hit Prodigal Son, and once for co-writing World’s Greatest Guy. Shawn is the instructor for the LEAP Playwriting Intensive for Teen Writers at the Arts Club Theatre.

Season Preview Theatre Critic’s Picks

The Georgia Straight
September 17th, 2009

Part of an impressive season from Touchstone Theatre that features four B.C. playwrights, author Shawn Macdonald’s script shows us six characters bumbling their way toward freedom and communion: an injured woman tries to remember what happened; a judge runs into an ex-con she sentenced; a one-night stand goes further than planned; and Pete searches the streets for Darryl. The Draw: The writer. In 2006, Shawn Macdonald showed huge promise in his first work, Prodigal Son. How has that talent developed? Target Audience: The wounded and the hopeful. - Colin Thomas


“Scenes so psychologically potent that they made me ache” – Colin Thomas on Macdonald’s Prodigal Son

“It’s like a dirty little thought that builds a nest inside your head and then grows big and flies out and makes hell in the world” – Rachel in Demon Voice

Production Credits

Photo of Stephanie Belding and Patrick Keating by Michael Berz

By: Shawn Macdonald
Directed by: Katrina Dunn
Starring: Stephanie Belding, Kevin K James, Patrick Keating, William MacDonald, Katharine Venour, Gwynyth Walsh
Dramaturgy by: Rachel Ditor
Set by: David Roberts
Lighting by: Adrian Muir
Sound Design by: Brian Linds
Costumes by: Drew Facey
Stage Managed by: Joanne P.B. Smith
Assistant Stage Managed by: Christie Maxson

Georgia Straight