Fix – In Development
A play by Joy Ross-Jones.
Father obsessively searches the radio waves in a struggle to save his home country from drowning, while Daughter struggles to save him.
In this magical realism world where water overtakes cities, intentionally floods crops, and violently forces people to leave home behind, Father and Daughter attempt to reconnect. Though time, distance, and divergent values stand between them like an impassable wall, they strive to find each other again by reaching backwards toward simpler, more beautiful times.
As they do they ask: Do we try to fix what’s broken, or focus instead on a new future?
WINNER of Infinithéâtre’s 2021 Write-on-Q playwriting competition
“For as much as Fix was written as a response to the present political crisis in Venezuela, it’s steeped in metaphor that is as comfortable in the past as it is in the future – touching on every immigrant’s experience trying to make a new home, but forever hoping to return to the way things were even when that’s not possible. But Fix is also a personal story of a father and a daughter, and their attempt to move forward with their lives, even if that means facing their past. The mix of the personal with the political is held together with poetic dialogue that elevates each scene, but also feels as real for these characters as the world they came from.”
– Jury Chair, Oren Safdie