Steven Elliott Jackson is an award-winning playwright originally from Minto Manitoba and now living in Kitchener, Ontario. In 2017, he won Best New Play at the Toronto Fringe for “The Seat Next To The King” and it was produced in Canada and the United States subsequently. It was published by Scirocco Drama. In 2020, he won Best New Play for “Three Ordinary Men” at the Hamilton Fringe and it will be produced in June 2022 by Cahoots Theatre in Toronto. In 2022, he will be premiering TOM as well as The Garden Of Alla and The Prince’s Big Adventurer at the Toronto Fringe.
Neta J. Rose is a proud Ashkenazi Jewish queer non-binary actor based in Toronto/Tkaronto. They are a founding member of Create! Youth Theatre, in Scotland, now entering its 13th year.
Neta’s stage credits include: Henry G20 (Luminato),The Omnibus Bill (TACTICS), The Bonds of Interest (Odyssey), The Penelopiad (Hart House), Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night (Foxtail – UK), Heart of a Dog (Nowadays Theatre/Next Stage), and 1184 (Phoenix Arts/Aga Khan).
They are also a poet and essayist whose writing has recently been published in Salty Magazine and in the Pandemic Poetry chapbook by Buddies in Bad Times.
The Garden of Alla
LA, 1921. “Alla Nazimova” (née Marem-Ides Leventon), prolific film pioneer, broadway darling and proud bisexual invites company to her home, “The Garden of Alla”, enticing them with her plans to make Oscar Wilde’s highly controversial “Salome” into a dazzling, big-budget film. Recruiting her “husband,” Charles Bryant to direct, and lover, Natacha Rambova for the opulent costume/set designs, the landmark movie will get made amidst the the trio’s romances and trysts – but at what cost, as religious lobbyist William B. Hays concocts a strict code of ethics that Hollywood studios must obey, threatening freedom of creative expression and true art?
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