Hannah Moscovitch
Hannah Moscovitch

2024 Finalist

Red Like Fruit

Synopsis: Lauren asks Luke to narrate her life: her fraying mental health, the growing sense of unease she feels in the world. While Lauren’s been reporting on a high profile case of domestic violence, she’s been thinking back with eerie ambivalence on a set of sexual events from her adolescence, and something in her has started to crack. Soon, Lauren can no longer comprehend her own decisions and desires (like why she asked Luke to narrate for her in the first place). Red Like Fruit interrogates the many contradictions and complexities of complicity, consent, patriarchy and traumatic memory in the post #MeToo era.

Cast Breakdown: 1W/1M

Set/Costume Requirements: A set that is abstract, that is open, that can suggest many places through lighting design and small props. One contemporary costume for each performer.

Agent: Colin Rivers at Marquis Literary


Bio: Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed playwright and TV-writer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She has been described as “Canada’s most prominent playwright” by the Globe & Mail, “the dark angel of Canadian theatre” by the Toronto Star, and “the wunderkind of Canadian theatre” by CBC.  Hannah’s work has been widely produced across Canada and around the world

Hannah has written sixteen plays, including Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes and This is War,  and she’s been honoured with numerous awards for her stage work, among them Canada’s highest literary honour the Governor Generals Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Nova Scotia MasterWorks Arts Award and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize administered by the Beinecke Library at Yale.

Hannah’s music-theatre hybrid Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story (co-created with Christian Barry and Ben Caplan) became a TimeOut and New York Times Critic’s Pick, winning both the Herald Angel and a Scotsman Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving six Drama Desk Award nominations in New York, and touring the world since 2017. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story recently crossed the 400 performances line.

In television, Hannah is the Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer of Little Bird alongside showrunner Jennifer Podemski, on CTV/Crave and APTN Lumi in Canada and PBS in the USA. Little Bird has garnered a landslide of awards and critical praise, including the Prix Public or Audience Award at the international TV festival, Series Mania, in Lille, France. Most recently, Hannah was Co-Executive Producer on Season One and Season Two of AMC’s hit series Interview With The Vampire.