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Defining Moments

Workshop Production as part of Telling Tales/Touching Tongues
Vancouver East Cultural Centre

May 5th 2000

by Anne Fleming

Adapted for the stage by the ensemble
Acted by Ruth Mcintosh

Costumes by Tyler Tone

Lighting by Shane Droucker

Set by Donnard MacKenzie

Sound by Noah Drew

Technical Direction by Johnathan 


“An excellent heartfelt presentation, entertaining and provocative.”
Jenn Horgos, GAB Youth Services Coordinator

Defining Moments is adapted from the short story found in Anne Fleming’s Governor General award nominated collection entitled Pool Hopping.  Where memories collide with the present day retelling, it tells the poignant coming of age story of young woman discovering her sexuality in the mid 1970’s. Adapted with  expressionistic staging elements, it featured the season work of Vancouver actor and teacher Ruth McIntosh.


Anne Fleming grew up in Toronto, where she spent rainy days riding the subway and nights reading past bedtime. She studied at the University of Waterloo, where she hosted “The Leaping Lesbian Radio Show,” and at the University of British Columbia where she received her MFA. Her fiction has been published in Vital Signs: An Anthology of New Canadian Writers (Oberon Press, 1997 and in numerous literary magazines including  The New Quarterly, Prism International and Prarrie Fire. Anne Fleming lives in Vancouver where she is a contributor to the Georgia Straight and a lecturer at UBC and the Emily Carr Institute of Design.


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