The Trigger

The Trigger

By Carmen Aguirre
Feb 2 - 12, 2005
Vancouver East Cultural Centre

Director Katrina Dunn
Starring Carmen Aguirre, Courtenay Dobbie, Dewi Minden, Ajineen Sagal and Janna-Jo Scheunhage
Dramaturg Rachel Ditor
Composer Dewi Minden
Set and Lighting Design by Daniele Guevara^
Costume Design Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh
Stage Manager David Kerr
Assistant Stage Manager Marcella Hyde

"...What it offers is so strange that it has the ring of the truth, and it is never simplistic. Often, though, it is beautiful."
- Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

"The Trigger is a knockout. Carmen Aguirre's new play about rape and its reverberations through a young women's life, imaginatively directed by Katrina Dunn for Touchstone as part if this year's remarkable PuSh Festival, is intelligent, powerful, funny, horrific, theatrically stunning, and utterly free of victimology."
- Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays

"Carmen Aguirre’s autobiographically-based new play about rape was brave, intelligent and moving. Touchstone’s beautiful imagistic production, with imaginative trapeze work and brooding music by Dewi Minden, marked another triumph for director Katrina Dunn." - Jerry Wasserman The Province, Top-10 plays of 2005

^ - Jessie Richardson Award Nomination

Photo: Carmen Aguirre by Tim Matheson