What happens when the people we create to hide our true selves get to live lives of their own? Tiffany is about to find out… but she’s gotta get through a very enthusiastic Orientation Coordinator first.
"'The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends' by John Bavoso... is probably one of my favorites of the evening. Bavoso creates an imaginary world where imaginary girlfriends go when they are no longer needed. It’s relatable, current, and relevant with a solid script and concept." — Backstage Baltimore
"The ninth number of the evening titled 'The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends' by John Bavoso was, by far, the most clever work on the playbill... This play is a true gem." – MD Theatre Guide
“A lighthearted comedy of a possibility that feels totally unexplored: What happens to all those Canadian Girlfriends? Very funny, a great addition to any festival.” — Maggie Goscinski
“There’s a whole new level of ‘beards’ in this cleverly conceived comedy. Long after the laughs, long after you’re done rooting for both Tiffany and Rupert, you will be lost in thought. Bavoso will have you in the palm of his hands. As it turns out, it is the perfect place to be.” — Claudia Haas
“John Bavoso's short comedy has a strong concept and even stronger execution. He shows a real affection for Tiffany, whose existence is thrown into turmoil before she ever has much of a chance to live her life. There are plenty of laughs, but the best part is the depth Bavoso brings -- we control our lives, we don't exist solely to serve as a function of someone else's life.” — Steven G. Martin
• 10x10x10 2019, Fells Point Corner Theatre, Baltimore, MD, May/June 2019 (Production)
• Belfast Pride Play Festival, Cold Comfort Theater, Belfast, ME, June 2019 (Production)
• ArlingTEN Short Play Festival, AFD Theatre, Arlington, MA, June 2019 (Production)
• Second Festival of Shorts, B3 Theater, Phoenix, AZ, June 2019 (Production)
• Midwest Dramatists Conference, Olathe, KS, September 2019 (Reading)
Listen to a reading of the play on the Short Play Podcast.
Photo: Grace O'Keefe and Tom Piccin, courtesy ofTrent Haines-Hopper/THsquared Photography