Carolyn’s love of theatre was nurtured at the country school she attended, at Wesley United Church and by her childhood music teacher, Ruth Joseph in Vandorf, Ontario.Through her childhood she was encouraged to develop her talent, to practice, practice, practice and to be brave. Her older sister Marty has been her lifelong cheerleader; her younger sister and brother willingly served as her first audience. A wonderful coming-of-age ritual in the Pogue family was to be allowed to attend The Stratford Shakespearean Festival after completing grade 9.
Carolyn has written several plays, puppet shows and a full length musical for community theatre which have been performed in Ontario, NWT and Alberta. She helped launch the opening of The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre in Yellowknife and also attended the music theatre program at The Banff Centre for the Fine Arts. In addition to writing, Carolyn has performed onstage and worked backstage on sets and props. All good fun.
Patriarchy On Trial
Readers Theatre for 5 actors and 1 musician.
It begins with a dream…
A woman dreams a court room and finds an obelisk in it. Examining the obelisk symbols, she realizes who is on trial: the patriarchy.
Three witnesses step up to testify for the prosecution: Eve, of The Garden of Eden fame, Emma Amethyst, a time-travelling healer and herbalist and Jane Doe, an overwrought working mom in today’s world.
In the end, it will be up to you, the audience-jury, to pass judgement, to sing-a-long with a few feisty songs. and finally, to join a conversation about your dream for the future.
This play, by Loretta Biasutti and Carolyn Pogue, is available for a free pdf download - click here
Other plays by Carolyn that are not difficult to stage, and which have been performed on radio, in community theatre and peace and justice settings:
Mother’s Children (environmental wake up)
Common Women (women’s protest camp at Greenham Common, England)
Rerun (domestic violence)
Eddie and May (aging)
Birds of a Feather (anti-bullying puppet show)
Women at the Well (Mary of Nazareth)
Trying Out: A musical for kids and adults (composer: Bill Gilday)