About the Book
Vitals is a solo show presenting the story of Anna, a Toronto paramedic. Anna’s daily routine is life, death, bureaucracy. Every call she receives is an emergency. How much trouble is our city in? Based on real interviews conducted with Local EMS workers, Vitals weaves together a canvas of affecting, poignant and disturbing emegergency stories and explores their impact on the responders to these calls.
About the Author
Rosamund Small is the Playwright-in-Residence of Outside the March. Her upcoming project with OtM–TomorrowLoveTM–is an immersive theatrical experience about love, technology and the future. It opens in Toronto in fall 2016.
Vitals was honoured with Dora Mavor Moore awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Play, as well as the Nora Epstein National Literary Award and the JP Bickell Award for Drama. Vitals was adapted by Rosamund into an independent film, produced by Outside the March as an immersive filmgoing experience in collaboration with cinematographer Mike McLaughlin.
Rosamund also collaborates regularly on multidisciplinary work with ballet choreographer Robert Binet, most recently with the National Ballet of Canada, and his new international ballet company Wild Space.
Rosamund spent four years in artistic programming with the Paprika Festival, and loves collaborating with young artists. Currently, Rosamund is busy creating a new large-scale immersive show commissioned by Rosedale Heights School of the Arts for their students to produce and perform.
Other playwriting credits include Sleep (Wrecking Ball 17, 2014), Genesis & Other Stories (Aim for the Tangent, 2013) and Performing Occupy Toronto (Docket Theatre, 2012).
Rosamund studied Theatre and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Soulpepper Academy.