Major Matt Mason brings Geoffery Simon Brown's Control to Calgary this month
We need you to know about Geoffery Simon Brown.
A recent graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, an award-winning playwright, an accomplished director and performer and one of the founding members of the Major Matt Mason Theatre Collective, remember his name because one day soon you'll hear some one drop it at a really cool party and we wouldn't want you to be embarrassed.
Here's what you need to know: Geoffery Simon Brown writes for his generation. His pieces are raw, strange and unabashedly intense as he parachutes large voices and powerful concepts into simple gold-nugget story lines. He is a master of the unusual. His piece Still Still Still, which won the 2013 Playwrights Guild of Canada Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition, escorts the audience into the mind of a man with five-fold synesthesia and a limitless memory. The effect is dizzying and the show exemplifies Brown's relentlessness. Similarly, his most recent piece, The Circle transforms a garage full of reckless teenagers into a tragic rabbit hole for their insecurities and we dive in with them as the show pulses with hilarious disaster. Through comedy, ingenuity and freakish authenticity, Brown makes theatre effortlessly experiential.