Gordon McCall

                          WRITING RESUME

 

Member                                                 

a) Canadian Actors’ Equity Assoc. (EQUITY)

b) Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)

 

WRITING FOR  PROFESSIONAL THEATRE

            PLAYS

1/ THE SILVER SCREEN

Centaur Theatre Company

Fundraising show

2002

 

2/ FINBARRS’S FINAL FLING

Centaur Theatre Company

Fundraising show

1999

 

3/ THE SUNSET DRIVE-IN

    Drama

    (In Progress)

 

4/ RUNNING ON FROZEN AIR

    Drama

    ONTARIO PREMIERE

    Sudbury Theatre Centre

    Jan. 1996

    WORLD PREMIERE

     Nakai Theatre Ensemble

     Whitehorse, Yukon

     Jan. 1994

 

5/ NHLPA 4 ON 4 CHALLENGE

   (Professional Charity Hockey Game

    during 1994 hockey season lockout)

   OPENING CEREMONIES

   & Producer of the game with, STC,

   Brian Savage of the Montreal Canadiens,

   and the NHLPA.

   Sudbury Arena

   Dec. 7, 1994

   (Writer/Producer)

 

6/ ONE GREEN LEAF

Co-Writer

Original Drama

WORLD PREMIERE

Science North Centre

Sudbury, Ontario

July 1993 - Sept. 1993

 

7/  CATCH THE SHOOTING STARS

        (Production Number)

OPENING CEREMONIES

1991 World Junior Hockey Championships

Saskatchewan Place

Saskatoon, Sask.

1991

(Writer/Producer)

 

8/  WARNING SIGNS

Political Satire

Cosmo Club Convention

1990

(Co-Writer)

 

9/   SASKATOON, THE UNIVERSE, AND YOU, TWO!

Political Satire

Sherbrooke Community Centre

Saskatoon

1990

(Co-writer)

 

10/  SASKATOON, THE UNIVERSE, AND YOU

Political Satire

Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

1989

(Co-writer)

 

11/     MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND

Co-production with Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon

1986

(Team Writer)

 

12/    MYSTERY EVENINGS

Prepared for Convention shows throughout Saskatchewan

1986-1989

(Team Writer)

 

13/   WALK OF AGES

Saskatoon's 100 Year Centennial Heritage Project

1985

(Head Writer and Producer)

 

14/   THE SASKATOON SOAPS

Nightcap Productions, Saskatoon

1984-90

(Writer/Performer)

*Weekly improvised situation comedy - writer of intros, updates, and some weekly episode "set-ups".

 

15/   THE CRANBERRY FLATS TRAVELLING MEDICINE SHOW

Twenty-Fifth Street Theatre, Saskatoon

1984

(Team Writer)

 

16/   THE PROMISED LAND

Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg

1982

(Playwright)

 

17/ THE SNOW QUEEN

      adaptation from Hans Christian Andersen

      Gordon McCall and Robb Paterson

 

17/   FROM SAIGON TO SUDBURY

Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Lifeline

1980

(Collective)

 

18/   CHIPS AND DIP AND COLD BIG MACS

Children's Theatre

Toronto, Ont.

(Co-authored with R. Paterson)

 

19/   THE THREE CUCKOLDS

UBC Summerstock, Vancouver & Centre Stage, London, Ont.

1978

(Adaptation)

 

20/   THE CRAB

Touchstone Theatre Co.

Children's Theatre -1975 (Writer)

            TELEVISION

 1/ THE POND – treatment for a short film for Hockey Night In Canada (Optioned – 2003)

 

2/ OVERTIME – treatment for a short film for Hockey night In Canada (Optioned – 2003)

 

1/ RUNNING ON FROZEN AIR

   (The Making of a New Canadian Play)

    A ½ hour documentary

   Writer, director, assistant editor

   NEEDA Television

   Yukon - June 1994

 

 2/ ONE GREEN LEAF

Original half hour television drama

MCTV - Sudbury

Co-Writer with David Lickley

Jan. 1994

 

3/ PRAIRIE CONFIDENTIAL

2 original half hour television comedy specials for The (CTV) Saskatchewan Television Network and CFQC-TV, Saskatoon.

1987

(Head Writer, Producer and Performer)

 

4/ TIGER MOTH

1/2 hour TV Drama - produced by CBC TV, Regina.

1985

(Writer)

 

5/ THE FREEDOM DIARY OF LAN TRAN

1/2 hour TV Drama - produced by CBC TV, Winnipeg, 1983.

(Writer)* Nominated for ACTRA Award: Best Writer - TV Drama, 1984.

** Screenplay was produced twice - one English production and one French production.

 

6/ BACK ON THE HORSE

1/2 hour TV Drama

Optioned by CBC TV, Vancouver

1989

(Writer)

            BOOKS - NON-FICTION

 

a) OFF THE MAIN

Tales of  a Centaur Theatre Company Artistic Director 1997-2007

(To be published by Vehicule Press, Montreal)

 

b) LUNATICS, LOVERS AND OTHER POETS

   The Birth of The Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan Festival

   (1984-1991)

  (Historical non-fiction – to be published by Scirocco Books)

 

c) SHOVELS AND CLOUDS: Survival Tools For Stage Directors (In-progress)

 

            ARTICLES PUBLISHED

 a) CURTAIN CALL - Monthly column-professional theatre feature article columnist – Movie Entertainment Feature magazine – national circulation – ongoing - March 2005 to March 2009

 

b) A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Melbourne & Sydney) – travel article The Montreal Gazette.

    The Montreal Gazette

    Montreal, Quebec

    To Be Published December 2005

 

c) UP CLOSE WITH LAND DOWN UNDER – a diary article of my experience directing “Cheech”

                                                                      at The Melbourne Theatre Company

    The Montreal Gazette

    Montreal, Quebec
    Published, August 2, 2005

 

d) TOKYO TIME (travel article for The Montreal Gazette and Edmonton Journal newspapers)

The Montreal Gazette       The Edmonton Journal

Montreal, Quebec              Edmonton, Alberta

Published December 2003 & January 2004

 

e) HEAVENLY PLAY - ANGELS IN AMERICA – FEATURE Entertainment Magazine

    Volume 14, Number 9

    Montreal, Quebec

    Feb. 2004

 

f) A DUBLIN DIARY

The Montreal Gazette

Montreal, Quebec

February 16, 2002

 

g) ON THE HIGHWIRE WITHOUT A NET

    Weekly Newspaper Column About Professional Theatre In Canada

    The Sudbury Star, Sudbury, Ont.

    1996

 

h) TOUCHSTONE AT TWENTY

Personal history article for

20TH Anniversary Commemorative Edition

Touchstone Theatre Company

Vancouver, B.C.

September 1995

 

i) MEMORABLE MOMENTS: Memorable Audition Moments From Canadian Directors.

    Anthology

    Playwrights Union of Canada Press

    Toronto, 1995.

 

j)DISCURSIVE EVOLUTIONS by Alan Filewood

  CTR 79/80

  Anniversary Double Issue

  Fall 1994

  (Quote from CTR 42 article - Twenty-Fifth Street Blues)

  Also listed in author index for articles published in the first twenty years of CTR.

 

k)"TORONTO DEBUT 'A GREAT ADVENTURE'"

  "OTTAWA OPENING OF BILINGUAL PRODUCTION TIMELY"

  "TROUPE OVERCOMES MAJOR OBSTACLES IN STRATFORD DEBUT"

 

  Three newspaper articles published in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix       Newspaper - 1990

 

l)TWO SOLITUDES: A BILINGUAL ROMEO & JULIETTE

  Canadian Theatre Review 62

  June 1990

 

m)TWENTY-FIFTH STREET BLUES: On The Highwire Without A Net

  Canadian Theatre Review 42

  March, 1985

 

n)REFLECTIONS ON NEW YORK 1984

  The Saskatoon Star Phoenix

  December, 1984

 

o)THE BOARD: The Thrill of Victory and The Agony of Defeat

  Canadian Theatre Review 40

  October, 1984

              OTHER

 TALK THE TALK

Original short story

August 1995

 

FAT JERRY

Original short story

March 1993

 

DOGEYES

Original Short Story

February 1990

 

BACK ON THE HORSE

Original Short Story

Nov. 1989

 

MR. BIG

Original Short Story

Sept. 1989