Trina Davies

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Plays by Trina Davies

The Romeo Initiative

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

Single men are hard to come by in 1970s West Germany. So when Karin Maynard, a government secretary, meets the handsome Markus Richter, a single man who pursues her, she can hardly believe her luck. But with Markus continually away on business, thoughts of infidelity begin to consume Karin. Is her insecurity unwarranted, or is she onto something? Based on a real program in East Germany in which men were trained and sent to develop long-term relationships with West German secretaries to determine their ‘perfect man’, The Romeo Initiative is half romantic comedy and half spy thriller with a tantalizing twist.

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Trina Davies is an actor, writer and director. Her award-winning plays include Multi User Dungeon (Alberta Playwrights Network Discovery Award 2000), Shatter (Alberta Theatre Projects 24-Hour Playwriting Competition winner 2003, shortlisted for the Prism International Residency Prize 2003, shortlisted for 13th Street Repertory Theatre New Works of Merit 2004, shortlisted for the International Dramatic Literature Prize, Media Arts, Literature and Sound), The Auction (Writers Guild of Alberta Short Play Award 2002) and Waxworks (Alberta Playwriting Competition winner 2007). Her plays have been read and/or performed at the Globe Theatre (Regina), Theatre Network (Edmonton), the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton), the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), Ship’s Company (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia), Playwrights Theatre Centre (Vancouver) and the Canadian Stage Company (Toronto).