#31 - The Double Down - PlayME

September 22, 2016
The Double Down

By Gail Packwood

Read by Christine Horn

Told in the first person by Meg, a relative newcomer resident of Las Vegas, The Double Down is a moment in time. It is a snapshot of life of the characters Meg meets in her local bar as she tries to figure out her new home and create a life there for herself.

Gail Packwood - Writer

Gail Packwood is a Toronto based arts administrator. Currently she is the Managing Director at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Previous positions include Director of Project Management and Creative Logistics at Catalyst TCM, Executive Director of the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation (now Artists’ Health Alliance) and seven years with Mirvish Productions in various positions in company management and production. Gail was a 2010 Arts Management Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Prior to her time in Washington, Gail was the Associate Producer at the Canadian Stage Company. From 2005-12, she was President of the Board of Directors for the Theatre Centre, a highly regarded interdisciplinary arts incubator. In 2011, Gail was the recipient of a Harold Award from the Toronto theatre community. Gail holds an MA (Drama) from the University of Toronto and a BFA in Theatre from York University.

Christine Horn - Actor

Christine’sstage credits include Iceland (WhyNotTheatre), The Road to Paradise (HumanCargo/Crow’s), Tom At The Farm (Buddies),The Seagull (Crow’s), Belleville (Company Theatre), Farther West (Soulpepper), Between the Sheets (Nightwood), The Great Gatsby (The Grand), Andromache (Necessary Angel), Romeo and Juliet (Canadian Stage), The Turn of the Screw (DVxT), Miss Julie: Sheh’mah (KICK Theatre), Twelfth Night (Resurgence),Bluebeard (TorontoFringe), and GoreyStory (Thistle Project). Film and TV creditsinclude Hyena Road, The Captive, StoriesWe Tell, Sex After Kids, Tru Love, Entangled, We Wanted More, The Stone Angel,Othello, Lost Girl, Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope, Remedy,Republic of Doyle, Rookie Blue, King, and Played. Christine has been nominatedfor three Dora Awards (winning in 2010 for TheTurn of the Screw) and two ACTRA Awards. She recently won a Canadian ScreenAward for her work on Remedy.


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