WRITTEN BY: Lily Falk
DIRECTED BY: Laura Vingoe-Cram
STARRING: Lily Falk, Franziska Glen, and Anna Shepard
PRODUCED BY: Gale Force Theatre
What does it mean to live a life in code? Crypthand delves into 19th century diarist Anne Lister's boarding school days where she developed a secret code to record her relationship with her first love, Eliza. Crypthand is a whirlwind of Greek myths, making out, the challenges of going against the norm and bringing gay history in the 21st century.
Playwright Lily Falk developed Crypthand in Sackville, NB at the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre’s Playwrights' Colony during the spring of 2019 with dramaturge Richie Wilcox. A workshop production was performed featuring Lily Falk, Maia Gilmour and Franziska Glen at the 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival where it won Best Original Script. Lily has continued to develop Crypthand as part of Eastern Front Theatre's RBC Emerging Playwrights Program.
Article from The Coast (September 2019)