The River Canyon: 1988. It's a sweltering summer in an isolated community where people long for connection. Meanwhile in the present: Christian Planet’s album goes platinum. Arctic Ocean is the compressed mythology of a landscape, concerning the birth and death of a rock star, the making of centaurs, the blooming of pear trees, and the suicide of houses. As the Centaur asks: What does it mean to love a person?
Jill Connell (She/Her) is a playwright, producer, and director based in Tkaronto. Her plays include The Supine Cobbler, HROSES: An Affront to Reason, The Tall Building, and Arctic Ocean. In 2013, she founded the independent theatre company It Could Still Happen: a collective of transdisciplinary artists who perform in industrial spaces. We are currently creating a new live performance called Sunrise with the Half-Mortal, or, a new play I can’t write called JASON: a large-ensemble piece about mapping our interconnection. Jill is a graduate of the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada and an emergency care worker with the Canadian Red Cross.