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STC holding staged reading of local playwright's work ‘Shots’ Oct. 15-16

Local theatre company cancelled its 2020-21 slate of productions due to the pandemic

Theatre is back at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. On Oct. 15 and 16, Queer The Deck and IMPACT Theatre present a staged reading of Shots, a new work by Sudbury artist Garrett Carr. 

The staged reading takes place amid STC’s decision this past summer to cancel its 2020-21 slate of productions due to the pandemic, although it is still doing audience engagement work, and its youth drama and music classes continue.

“Shots” is an interview-based play that was written as a response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in 2016. With reactions and stories from Sudburians, “Shots” poses the question: How can something so far away affect our community?

Carr was born and raised in Northern Ontario, and for the past decade and a half has called Sudbury his home. His journey with theatre has been a long and twisty one. 

Not only is Carr a playwright, but he is also an actor, director, poet, and even a radio show host. Carr is a former employee of the Sudbury Theatre Centre, and while there, he got the opportunity to co-direct the Students On Stage program. 

“Shots” has been a passion project for the past four years, and Carr said he could not be more excited to share the play with Sudbury again.

The staged reading takes place at 7:30 p.m. both Oct. 15 and 16. Tickets cost $20 each. Phone 705-674-8381, ext. 21 or email