Stage to Screen: In Conversation with David Auburn

(420 mins)
FEATURING David Auburn


Tickets $47, Students $35 (Post Sec. ID required)

Guest passes and volunteer passes not accepted.

Stage to Screen is a newly launched on-going series that seeks to bring some of North America’s top talent working in both theatre and film to Vancouver for an intimate one-of-a-kind experience.

The inaugural event will feature Pulitzer/Tony Award winner, David Auburn (Proof).

Bringing film and theatre together, the event will feature a screening of Auburn’s directorial debut, The Girl in the Park, which he also wrote, followed by a Q&A.

Audiences will also be treated to a live stage reading of Auburn’s play PROOF, featuring MEG ROE as Catherine, KAYVON KELLY as Hal, LORETTA WALSH as Claire, and TOM MCBEATH as Robert.

Following the play reading, audiences will get to learn about Auburn’s experience in the theatre, writing technique and approaches, influences, the road to writing a Pulitzer-award winning play, and much more, in an intimate “In Conversation,” moderated by TOM SCHOLTE.

The event will wrap with a reception with David Auburn. (Cash bar).


2:30PM – Doors open

3:00PM to 5:00PM – “Girl in the Park” Screening (to be introduced by Auburn)

5:00PM to 5:30PM – Q&A with David Auburn about film

5:30PM to 7:30PM – DINNER BREAK

7:00PM to 9:00PM – Stage Reading of “Proof”

9:00PM to 10:00PM – In-Conversation with David Auburn

10:00PM - Reception


David Auburn is a playwright, director and screenwriter. His plays include Lost Lake (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 2013), The Columnist (MTC/Broadway 2012), The New York Idea (adaptation; Atlantic Theater), and Proof (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award). Films include The Girl in the Park (writer/director) and The Lake House. Recent directing credits include O’Neill’s Anna Christie and Albee’s A Delicate Balance (Berkshire Theatre Festival) and the world premiere of Michael Weller’s Side Effects (Off-Broadway).

GIRL in the PARK

Enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter 15 years ago, Julia Sandburg (Sigourney Weaver) has cut herself off from anyone once near and dear to her, including her husband Doug (David Rasche) and her son Chris (Alessandro Nivola), who tried for years to penetrate her wall of isolation and despair, without success. But when Julia meets Louise (Kate Bosworth), a troubled young woman with a checkered past, all Julia’s old psychic wounds painfully resurface, as does her illogical and increasingly irrational hope that Louise may be the daughter she lost so long ago. Also stars Keri Russell.


Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?

In 2005, the play was adapted into a movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Hopkins, and Hope Davis, directed by John Madden.