Tanisha Taitt

About the Play
Keeper is a powerful, intriguing story about a connection between two women—the memory of which carries such weight from each of their pasts that the only means of self-preservation has been to try to shut it down. We witness an evening in the lives of Avalon and Constance—the former in her early 20s, the latter 16 years older—who have been bonded and blistered by death, doubt and distance. As the details of their shared history emerge, long-buried feelings and hidden truths rise to the surface. Stirring, humorous and resonant, Keeper is one part cat-and-mouse, and one part long lost love.

About the Author
Tanisha Taitt is a writer/director/actor and artist educator who has worked with Young People’s Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, National Arts Centre, Children’s Peace Theatre, Acting UpStage Theatre Company, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, Toronto Fringe Festival, SummerWorks Festival and the Toronto District School Board. A singer-songwriter since the age of fifteen, she is a winner of the Canadian Music Publishers’ Award for excellence in song- writing. Her first foray into playwriting, Violent Be Violet, received favourable reviews at the 2012 SummerWorks Festival. Admissions, which she wrote and directed, was the inaugural production by Teenage Graceland, the youth theatre initiative Taitt created to challenge societal attitudes that lead to gender-based violence. An ardent anti-VAW activist, Tanisha is a two-time YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee for her commitment to anti-violence and social justice. Keeper is her first published play.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
62pp 5.5 x 8.5 in