Upintheair Theatre  Presents Killjoy Theatre’s

The Way You Carry On

Two estranged sisters reunite in an East Van backyard: one queer and polyamorous, the other monogamous and on the run from motherhood.’

The Way You Carry On
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The Way You Carry On tells the heartfelt story of Kelly and Nic, two estranged sisters in their mid-thirties, who are women we don’t often get to see. Nic is queer, polyamorous and about to have her first child in a blended family of four co-parents. Kelly has just left her nuclear family – her husband and two young children – as a way of affirming her selfhood and her truth. Sitting in Nic’s backyard in East Van, on unceded Coast Salish territories, we witness two women on the brink of transformation as they confront the forces in their lives that both shaped and alienated them.

Playwright C.R. Packer’s works have had readings with EIT, Ruby Slippers, PGC, the LEAP Festival, Staircase Theatre, Twenty Something Theatre, and productions at Brave New Play Rites Festival and SHIFT 1-Act Festival. The Way You Carry On was a part of the 2018 rEvolver Festival Updraft Reading Series. Packer has a BFA in Creative Writing from UBC and recently participated in Theatricum Botanicum’s emerging playwright intensive in Topanga Canyon, CA. Packer’s short story Mrs. Lana Greer was published in The Boulevard Magazine in 2016.

The Way You Carry On

By: C.R. Packer

Produced by Killjoy Theatre (Vancouver)


Venue: The Greenhouse Studio
60 minutes + 30 minute longtable discussion

  • May 24 6:45 pm

  • May 28 7:00pm

  • May 30 9:30pm

rEvolver 2019 Mainstage Shows

VENUE - The Cultch:  1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC