(in short) & Brief, Oct 2008

In Short is a poem about Phil Spector (who is known as the mad hatter of music). Spector's genius in the studio was often overshadowed by his violent misogynist behavior and gunplay. While giving a brief synopsis of Spector’s life, the story focuses mainly on his ongoing trial where he is accused of murdering B Movie actress Lana Clarkson. Short, little, petite, small – these themes run strongly through the story of Spector and they add a humorous glint to the tale of a man who is otherwise a dark and disturbing character. 


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Written and designed by Risha Yorke
Music by Graham Porter
(in short) directed by Risha Yorke
Brief. directed by Jane Smyth

Oct 9 - 25, 2008
HUB14 Studio Theatre
Toronto, Canada

The Cast

hayley73 Hayley Toane

Selected Theatre Credits: (in short), a one woman show (draft89), Jerry Springer the Opera (Hart House Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (SACT), Pride and Prejudice (Grant MacEwan Theatre), Footloose (SACT). Selected Directing Credits: The Lies We Tell Ourselves and Other People (Revolution Productions), Dear Edwina (The Bravo Academy of Performing Arts), The Wiz (SACT), Snoopy the Musical (SACT). "Identification of the human mind with the field which is infinitely unified in itself—that is the formula for world peace.” - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

ajrichardson A.J. Richardson

Selected credits: Major Barbara (dir. Jim Mezon), The Children's Hour (dir. Ted Dykstra), The Cherry Orchard (dir. Jane Heyman), Restoration (dir. Alisa Palmer), The Ark (National Arts Center, dir. Peter Hinton).

cydneypenner Cydney Penner

Selected theatre credits include: Woman in a Monkey Cage (Royal Porcupine Productions), Brief (draft89), The Power of One (Soren Bennick Productions), That Summer (Theatre Erindale), Last Man Hanged (Gairbraid Theatre).


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