David James Brock

playwright, poet, librettist

David James Brock is a Canadian playwright, poet and librettist. Author of poetry collection, Everyone is CO2. Librettist for Scottish pub opera, The Sloans Project. Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

Play Reading (Vancouver): Wet @ the Updrafts Reading Series

  • The Founder's Lounge 1895 Venables Street Burnaby, BC, V5C 2Y9 Canada

David James Brock's play Wet (winner of the 2011 Herman Voaden Award) will be presented at the 2016 Revolver Festival as part of the UpDrafts Reading Series. Under the direction of Chelsea Haberlin and dramaturgy of Sebastien Archibald, ITSAZOO Productions is presenting a fully reworked version of the play, which first premiered in 2010.

The reading is PWYC. See more event details on Up in the Air Theatre's website for the 2016 Revolver Festival.

About Wet:

Wet tells the story of three soldiers stuck in a war they once needed. Burns and her husband Sweetie, abandoned by everyone but each other, enlist in the Canadian Army believing it is their only chance at a future for their newborn daughter. However, she is deemed fit to serve and he isn’t. The play begins with Sweetie at home, taking care of their daughter—while Burns, stationed near a war zone, laments the roles for women “behind the wire.”

Burns returns home with a head injury, and Sweetie becomes her caregiver. Once again, they have been abandoned, only this time by the Canadian Army who is investigating Burns for possible service misconduct. As part of the investigation, a friend from the army, Captain Tom Fitzgerald arrives. Tom once saved her life, but now he disrupts it. Tom has PTSD. And Tom loves war.