Winner - Woodward/Newman Drama Award - Bloomington Playwrights Project - 2013
Winner - Betty Mitchell Award - Outstanding New Play - 2013
Winner - Calgary Theatre Critics' Award - Best New Script - 2013
Selected - Telluride Playwrights Festival - 2013
Finalist - STAGE International Script Competition (Judges included Tony Kushner) - 2012
Winner - Grand Prize - Alberta Playwriting Competition - 2011
US Premiere - Bloomington Playwrights Project - October 2013
The World Premiere of Sequence has come and gone...
Absolutely one of the most dynamic and intriguing shows I've seen this year... it will be one of the most interesting and well-conceived shows you've had the pleasure of seeing.
Jessica Goldman, CBC radio
Lucky for us, Arun Lakra took a stab at playwriting... Lakra's style is a little bit Aaron (West Wing) Sorkin (if he was a science geek instead of a politics geek), a little bit David Mamet (if he was a little less macho and more funny) and a whole lot of Tom Stoppard (if Stoppard was a Calgarian instead of British) all coming at you like a cavalcade of playwriting's greatest hits over the past three decades.
Stephen Hunt, The Calgary Herald
A play and a playwright that deserve to find international acclaim. Four stars.
In each of our lives, there is the plot. The main through-line which gets us from point A (birth) to point Z (let's call it the finish line). Our respective plots take us through the major events and milestones, joys and catastrophes, jobs and marriages, mortgages and taxes. Our plots may be simple or complicated, tragic or comedic, Oscar-worthy or Ishtary. But our plots are often how we define ourselves. And to this we say, “pish-posh”.
Like any good film, and many not-so-good ones, we all have subplots. The incidental stuff. The day-to-day moments and points of questionable interest that go hurtling by. The "irrelevant" encounters like that time you got caught in a hailstorm and a golf ball sized chunk of hail landed on your glove and in a strange yet unmistakable way it kinda looked like a tiny head with a wreath on top of it and you shouted Hail Caesar and thought yourself quite clever except nobody was around and he melted and it's not the kind of thing you can really share after the fact.
These are the scenes which make our lives richer and more fun.
The plot is written. Write your subplot.
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