Melissa James Gibson

With his writing, Ernest Hemingway wanted to create the sense that the lives of his characters continued on before and after the narratives he created; to achieve a sense of looking at a snapshot in the lives of real people rather than providing characters whose actions conformed to demands of plot or theme. With This, currently on at the Vancouver Playhouse, Melissa James Gibson, evokes a similar created reality: it is as if we are dropped into the world of her characters – in this case, educated, mid-lifers, living in New York – and then suddenly pulled out as their...

This with Megan Follows and Karen Holness

This award-winning comedy about three neurotic tenants living in a New York apartment building, their never-seen mutual friend Larry, and a seemingly impossible love triangle is a must see for writers of any ilk. The script from Vancouver-born playwright Melissa James Gibson (produced here by Theatre Best/Before) is precise, linguistically rich, and contains some truly phenomenal one-liners.