A Spring of Theatre March-May 2017 in Victoria BC

A Spring of Theatre March-May 2017 in Victoria BC


The Jazz P@ge, Victoria’s First Word in New Play-Writing
The Dark Sequel
March 1st
Hosted by Outpost 31 and workingclasstheatre
A series of new play reading nights
at 2% Jazz at the Hudson

Two New Plays !
Main Feature – FRANKENSTEIN : Ross Crockett‘s -workingclasstheatre- new version of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic.

Supporting Feature – THE BLUE HOUR : Kiana Karimkhani’s tale of two young Syrian refugees struggling to adapt to their new home: Canada…

Suggested Donation $5-10 – Fine selection of coffees and snacks… Doors 7PM – Arrive early to ensure a seat.

Lubdub by Nickel Pumpernickel
March 1st at the Intrepid Theatre Club

LUB DUB seeks to create honest, genuine, and vulnerable moments with audiences through improvisation and collaboration. The format is like a sketch show meets performance art meets an ask-me-anything; the focus is on being present and vulnerable together. The result is performance that is constantly shifting and working with the audience to create a unique and malleable experience.

LUB DUB is about being together and creating a space that is inclusive and exciting for all (performers and audience) to be a part of. Created and performed by Monica Joan Ogden and Tony Adams, who together form the duo NickelPumpernickel.

The Sound of Music
GlenLyon Norfolk School
March 1-3

Set in Austria in 1938, this timeless tale tells the story of a free-spirited Maria as she leaves the nuns of Nonnberg Abbey and meets the troubled Von Trapp Family. Little do they know how quickly their lives, community, and world will soon change forever.

The production is inspired by physical theatre, poor theatre, object theatre and classic musical theatre traditions. Featuring the talents of students from our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools, faculty cameos and more, this production is sure delight the entire family!

The Sound of Music runs from March 1 to March 4 in the Hall at Glenlyon Norfolk School, 801 Bank Street. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults, and are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2800969.

Taking Leave by Nagle Jackson
Directed by Angela Henry
Langham Court Theatre
March 1-March 18

In this dramatic comedy, Eliot Pryne, a literature professor who specializes in the study of Shakespeare, is succumbing to the early stages of dementia.

The Devil by Mike Delamont
March 2/3/4
Intrepid Theatre Club

It is time to hear the other side of the story! From the creator and star of God Is A Scottish Drag Queen comes The Devil.

This is the very first performances of this show as the material is being developed. It could be garbage or it could be gold!

The Canadian College of Performing Arts
Theatrical Treasures March 2-5
Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas
The Triangle Factory Fire Project by Christopher Piethier

The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is mounting two intense dramatic adaptations which reveal two very different worlds.
The Triangle Factory Fire Project
, by Christopher Piehler and Scott Alan Evans is a dramatic retelling of the fire in New York that caused the death of 146 garment workers, mainly young immigrant girls. “The play is a look into the sweatshops of New York City in 1911, and the justice system at the time.” says director Jessica Van der Veen. “The characters are diverse and charming and determined to build a new life. This play couldn’t be more timely.” The story follows the fire, the manslaughter trial of the owners and the public outrage that led to renewed health and safety laws across the United States.

Presented in repertory will be Dylan Thomas’ soulful yet comical tale Under Milk Wood. “Originally a radio play, Thomas is able to convey the life of the people of Llareggub (bugger-all spelled backwards), through some of the most beautiful language ever written for the English Stage”, says Director Alison Greene. The cast includes unrequited lovers, gossips, prostitutes, bigamists, a Methodist minister and ghosts; all interwoven into a day in the life of the village.

Cougar Annie Tales by Katrina Kadoski
March 3
Ticket Rocket HQ (804 Broughton Street)

Cougar Annie lives on in Katrina Kadoski’s musical one-woman show. Annie’s stories, letters and photos from her long and fascinating life are interwoven with original songs (on guitar and banjo) by this delightful Vancouver island Performer.

Katrina spent three years care-taking Cougar Annie’s off-the-grid homestead and garden 50 km north of Tofino. The play runs 65 minutes, and includes an optional fifteen minute talkback session.

Introduction to Community Theatre workshop
Peninsula Players (Sidney),
March 4
More info

You’ve attended the performances and thought, “I wonder if I could do that…” The answer is: Yes, you can!

The Peninsula Players are presenting a free Introduction to Community Theatre, both on stage and off. How does a Director create a show? What does the Producer do? Where do we get the furniture and costumes? How do actors keep from bumping into the furniture?

Sin City the Live Improvised Serial
Aces Up
March 7
Victoria Event Centre

Don’t miss the final 4 spectacular shows set in vintage Vegas!  Hilarious improvised comedy theatre with a continuing tale set at the fictional “Oasis Casino”, Las Vegas 1962 – the glamorous era of The Rat Pack and The Mob.

Single tix $16 at the door or in advance from Eventbrite.ca
Casino Punch Card $63 any 5 tix/any performance (share with a friend!)

Starring: Mike Delamont, Morgan Cranny, Kirsten Van Ritzen, Robert Conway, Bill Nance, Amy Culliford, Charlie de Pape, Alan Penty, Christine Upright, Raylen Lanktree, Laura Sofia Ramoso, Daniel Belkin.
Special guest: Paul McKinnon

Musical score improvised by Alexander Brendan Ferguson. Directed live by Ian Ferguson.

Duets by Peter Quilt
St Luke’s Players
March 8 to 19

A multi-part romantic hilarious comedy with bittersweet undertones, looking at stages of relationships, the starts and ends as well as the hopes and delusions held when people want what may not be possible.

Vino Buono presents
Blind Portrait
Written by Chase Hiebert
Directed by Karin Saari
March 8-10
Intrepid Theatre Club (2-1609 Blanshard Street at Fisgard)

Three people are trapped in a room. Each is filled with regret and a deep desire to connect, but held back by their (sometimes literal) inability to see each other. As the room becomes more crowded, desires become more urgent. Slowly, reality unravels and raw emotion takes hold. Written with both startling poetry and wicked humour, Chase Hiebert’s Blind Portrait is an abstract exploration of memory, loss, and selfhood.

UVic Phoenix
The Inspector
March 9 –18
Adapted and directed by Linda Hardy
Inspired by Nikolay Gogol’s The Government Inspector
Edited by Nicholas Guerreiro

Word arrives in Paradise (a “fictional” West Coast town) that a government inspector is coming incognito. Will the little improprieties of town’s mayor and officials be exposed? When they mistake a cunning ex-civil servant for the inspector, their schemes are turned against them. As the greed, corruption, and hypocrisy escalate, this satirical farce spins hilariously out of control. Inspired by local news stories, this adaptation of Gogol’s 19th-century comedy of errors is no less relevant – and possibly even more humorous! – when reimagined into our own political landscape.

The Little Prince a bilingual production
Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People
March 10-12
McPherson Theatre

A pilot crashes his plane in the Sahara Desert where he meets a young prince from a distant asteroid (Asteroid 325) who tells him a story of life among the stars. Meet a cast of characters including talking roses and a fox. Venture out on interplanetary travel to learn about true love and loyalty. A spectacular adventure of imagination for all ages.

The Little Prince is one of the most universally cherished books of all time, selling millions of copies worldwide. Now it comes to life in a spectacular new theatrical celebration of the imagination and the artist within us all.

The Metis Story Box written by Wayne Grafton, Souviens Productions
An Intrepid Theatre YOU Show
March 11, 8pm

The Métis Story Box is a new play exploring being Métis. The play looks at the history of the Métis people which is largely the history of Canada. It is about what people remember and what they forget. The play asks us to question the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and where we come from regardless of our backgrounds.

We say, “Je me souviens” and “Jamais je ne t’oublierai,” but we don’t remember and we are encouraged to forget. The play is about Aboriginal issues, how these issues are presented to the public, what information is shared and what is not. The characters in the play begin as children, move through various experiences, and arrive at seeing life differently after exploring Métis and Aboriginal stories and how these stories are expressed in Canadian media.

What happens when you are told to go up on a hill and scout for buffalo, but when you come down everything is different? And who can you talk to about it? What happens next is one of the stories from the Métis Story Box.

Belfry Theatre
2017 SPARK Festival
March 9—26

BlissKreig by Atomic Vaudeville
March 9, 10, 11 at the Belfry Theatre (Studio A)

BlissKrieg is a musical comedy about the two last people in the universe inside a post-human simulated paradise. Tilda gives her daughter Jingwei a crash course on humanity as they have just over an hour to make a crucial decision on the future of life in the universe. Based on the previous incarnation of Atomic Vaudeville’s production of Action Revue.

Why Are We Here
(offsite at the Royal BC Museum)
March 13

Why We Are Here! is Nightswimming’s portable pop-up choir that places audiences at the centre of an exhilarating choral adventure in which the audience are the singers. Featuring one of Victoria’s top choral leaders, WWAH! is an interactive singing experience that brings friends and strangers together to create and experience an invigorating theatrical event about right here and right now.

SPIN by Evalyn Parry
(Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto)
March 14-18
Spinning a web of stories that travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, SPIN is inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895. One part documentary and another part musical activism, Parry cleverly peels back layers of history to reveal a very contemporary heart to her theme of liberation.

This is Not a Conversation by Itai Erdal, Dima Alansari & Ker Wells
(Elbow Theatre, Vancouver)
March 14-18

From the creator/performer of How To Disappear Completely. This Is Not A Conversation is a personal journey for Itai and Dima. In this new work, they explore the conflict between their cultures and examine what is happening in their homelands, while challenging each other’s deeply ingrained values and beliefs. Both are natural storytellers and improvisers who are at ease ad-libbing in front of audiences. Both are combative and very passionate about this conflict. And both know a lot about the political context and history of the Middle East.

What a Young Wife Ought to Know by Hannah Moscovitch
(2B Theatre, Halifax)
March 21-25

A brave and honest examination of love, sex and fertility, inspired by a movement that sparked a revolution. Set in Canada in the 1920s, it follows the story of Sophie, a young working-class, and shines a light into the dark corners of women’s rights and the conjugal bed

Mustard by Kat Sandler
Free play reading
March 20th

Reverberations By Brian Linds
March 21-26

World Premiere. As an actor and sound designer, Brian has created a site-specific performance piece exploring memories and sounds of a family’s house. In an actual house, four performers and five rooms create stories involving a friend’s betrayal, a dying mother’s sudden lucidity, a search for Jewish meaning, a simple task becoming difficult, and a journey of love.

Performance takes place off-site; audience members will be escorted from the Belfry lobby to the performance venue at 7:30pm. Please arrive at Belfry by 7:15pm; sorry, no latecomers.

And don’t forget the ever-popular mini-plays and Belfry 101 performance.

Sin City The Live Improvised Serial
March 14
Victoria Event Centre

Broken Rhythms
Universal Horrors
March 14-19 at the Roxy Theatre (no show March 15)

Horror films and classic movie monsters are the inspiration for Universal Horrors, the new show from award-winning indie dance company Broken Rhythms.

Victoria’s most innovative Dance Company, Broken Rhythms, is back with an original, multimedia production Universal Horrors. Utilizing the company’s innovative rhythmic contemporary style, and the Roxy Theatre with its vintage movie theatre appearance, cult classics such as Dracula, Wolfman and Creature from the Black Lagoon all make an appearance in a show that will both surprise and seduce, and is certain to send shivers down your spine.

Joan by Theatre SKAM
Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival from March 17 to 26, 2017
offsite show at the Metro Theatre.

For over thirty years Joan attended arts happenings in the city, finishing most evenings at Swan’s, dancing to live music. In 2007 she entered extended care after she fell and was declared incapable. Actor and playwright Matthew Payne decided he would be her voice. This journey is at the heart of this project.

ShakesBEER Showcase and Speedy AGM
Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival fundraiser
March 18
Intrepid Theatre Club

Join us for an evening of brews & a rollicking performance of Shakespeare’s greatest hits by some “spirited” actors, in support of our 2017 Season!

All That Jazz,
CCPA with the NADEN Band
Royal Theatre
March 18th 2 and 7:30pm

A lavish experience of musical theatre and jazz favourites as the two Greater Victoria intuitions perform together.

a CCPA fundraiser
March 18th
CFB Esquimalt Chief and PO’s Mess

In conjunction with our Naden Band concert, we are holding a unique fundraiser, P.O.S.H* at CFB Esquimalt’s Chief and Petty Officer’s Mess. This special evening includes a ticket to the concert, plus dinner and musical entertainment.All funds raised will support the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

*P.O.S.H: A nautical term meaning “Port Outbound Starboard Home”

The Long and The Short of It
by Jean Topham and Janie Woods-Morris
March 18/19 at the Intrepid Theatre Club
a fundraiser for Target Theatre


Jean Topham in Alan Bennett’s ‘Bed Among the Lentils’ Directed by Hilary F. Allan
Janie Woods-Morris in ‘Sketches by Joyce Grenfell’ Directed by Tony Cain

Sin City The Live Improvised Serial
March 21
Victoria Event Centre

Much (Less) Ado About Nothing
Launch Pad Theatre
March 23-April 8
Craigdarroch Castle

Welcome to Bard in the Ballroom at Craigdarroch Castle. A fresh take on a classic play with a kingdom for a stage. Reimagined and refined, adapted and updated, to a witty and wonderful hour-and-a-half of enjoyment.

Following sold out runs of our Halloween production Arkenham Abbey, and our Christmas 1930’s radio play Radio, Mistletoe, & My Man Godfrey, Launch Pad Theatre Co. invites you to bring in the spring with a feverish, fast paced farce.

Come in your snazziest cocktail attire (No stilettos please) to enjoy an evening of classy entertainment, a complimentary glass of bubbly, and a beautiful re-imagining of one of the Bard’s most well-loved comedies.

Tempest Orion Project (public panel discussion)
University of Victoria Department of Theatre
March 24

When the lights dim and the curtain opens, theatre audiences are able to see the final result of performers, directors, designers and technicians working tirelessly for weeks and months.

But what happens if you pull back the curtain early, while the play is still being crafted?

The University of Victoria’s Department of Theatre invites the public behind the scenes to experience not the product, but the process of theatre-making as part of The Tempest Orion Project. Internationally renowned acting, applied theatre, designing, directing, and theatre history experts will explore unique ways to approach the same piece of theatre — in this case, Shakespeare’s The Tempest — and make it resonate with today’saudiences.

They will present their ideas and discoveries at a public panel on Friday March 24 at 1pm, concluding a week of interactive workshops where theatre students will have the opportunity to engage directly with fives specialists from around the globe. When the students’ workshops are over, the public is welcome to join the visiting artists as they share the week’s explorations and discoveries, compare and contrast their experiences, and answer questions from the audience.

Fiddler on the Roof Singalong
Bema Productions
March 26/27
Congregation Emanu-El

The Klez, 20 members of the Gettin’ Higher Choir and 17 actors in a staged reading and sing-a-long of Fiddler on the Roof.

This wonderful show is very timely right now, telling the story of the Jews of the Russian village of Anetevka.  It is a story as old as time and as new as today’s news. The songs are very singable.  Bring your voices and join in. Costumes are welcome, but not required at all.

Sin City The Live Improvised Serial
Season Finale
March 28
Victoria Event Centre


workingclasstheatre presents a new work

Stolen Graces by CorAx Productions (date TBD)

Stolen Graces is a historical drama set in New York in 1919. Set against the backdrop of Major League Baseball, it is the tale of four young people, hopelessly ensnared in a tragic love quadrangle that will tear their lives apart. Steeped in deception, seduction, gambling, and deceit, this show is stranger than fiction in every way. The names Hal Chase and Heinie Zimmerman have been lost to history, but Stolen Graces brings them back in living, breathing color.

Impulse Theatre

April 19-22, 2017
Intrepid Theatre Club

the dream collector(s) is an exciting, new work from Victoria’s sweetheart, Impulse Theatre. This will be the first production after a year and half of workshops, edits, and development.
Using their unique blend of theatre, dance, and design, they have created a piece that follows a group of mystical beings that have been collecting for centuries. This all changes when the eldest inadvertently unleashes their collection upon reality. With dreams as the fuel, the ensemble will lead the audience through a vibrant world where things aren’t always as they seem.

The Pansy Craze written by Avery Brennan
Dramaturgy by Christopher Weddell
April 1, 8pm
An Intrepid Theatre YOU Show
Intrepid Theatre Club

A new musical presented as a stage reading. In the early 1930s, an expectant father is forced to partner with a political drag queen in a Manhattan speakeasy. There, he discovers a revolution waiting to launch, and the weight of his voice as they perform for New York’s finest. Is he willing to sacrifice the life and family he’s built for the sake of speaking out? Optional audience talk-back session to follow the performance.

The Jazz P@ge
Victoria’s First Word in New Play-Writing
April 5th
Hosted by Outpost 31 and workingclasstheatre
A series of new play reading nights
at 2% Jazz at the Hudson

I’m pretty stoked to be invited to submit my script Westcoast Adventures for a complete reading at the April event.

Alice’s Gift
Bell’arte Music Drama
April 7/8
2875 Tudor Avenue

Alice Herz-Sommer was born in Prague and lived through World War II playing piano recitals in the Theresienstadt ghetto. At the time of her death, at 110 years of age, she was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor. Besides having a remarkable story of a cultured upbringing, and a story of endurance and survival, Alice had an extraordinary ability to embrace life and the people she met. In the play, the audience is invited into her living room and given the opportunity to hear some of her stories, her music and her simple but profound wisdom.

Atomic Vaudeville Spring Cabaret
April 13, 14, 15

Stay tuned for more details about the next cabaret.

Ronnie Burkett: The Daisy Theatre of Marionettes
April 3-16
Metro Studio Theatre

After a sold-out run in 2015, Intrepid Theatre presents the return of Canadian artist and master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett with The Daisy Theatre.

The Daisy Theatre is renowned puppet provocateur Ronnie Burkett unleashed, unscripted, by the seat of his pants, manipulating and voicing a cast of forty marionettes; with the ever-changing content and nightly improv in an intimate setting, this is truly a “see it more than once” theatrical experience.

A Queer Trial A new play by Dr. Jennifer Wise directed by Matthew Payne
University of Victoria Department of Theatre
April 14 at 2p and 4pm; preview April 13 at 6pm
A site-specific community play in Bastion Square
FREE Event More info: https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/trial/

In 1860, two successive Victoria juries effectively acquitted an openly gay man of sodomy charges, the first jury preferring to spend a night in jail themselves sooner than agree on a guilty verdict. The production will be a culmination of THEA 311, a course about creating site-specific theatre, and will directed by UVic theatre alumnus Matthew Payne, artistic producer of Theatre SKAM. Join UVic theatre students as they musically and dramatically re-enact this surprisingly inspiring event from Victoria’s early colonial history—on the very site where it occurred.

Alice Munro Stories
Belfry Theatre
April 18—May 14, 2017
Directed by Anita Rochon

The master of the contemporary short story, Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. In this world premiere, we’ll perform two of Alice’s short stories, word-for-word, in a unique theatrical event that celebrates her exceptional language and the audience’s imagination.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Jeffrey Hatcher
Langham Court Theatre
Directed by Keith Digby and Cynthia Pronick
April 19-May 6

A different evil stalks the fog-bound streets of Jack the Ripper’s London. Dr. Henry Jekyll’s experiments with powders and tinctures have created Mr. Hyde, his other self, a villainous creature set free to perform evil acts Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. In this suspenseful new version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Gothic tale, however, there’s not one Hyde… but many. Be afraid.

Canadian College of Performing Arts
“On Broadway”
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
April 21-29

A tale as old as time with Academy Award®-winning score, amazing costumes, sets and heartwarming story!

Director and Choreographer: Darold Roles
Music Director: Brad L’Écuyer

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre
The Caretaker
by Harold Pinter directed by Jacob Richmond
April 25-May 7
The Roxy Theatre in Quadra Village

Power, allegiance, innocence and corruption are under the spotlight, as two brothers take in a homeless person who pushes them to the social limit. The Caretaker is one of Pinter’s most celebrated and oft-performed plays.

Word Play
Puente Theatre
April 23rd and April 30th

Plays to be announced.

Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival
Paper Street Theatre
April 26-29
Intrepid Theatre Club

The Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival is back! Last year sold out and was such a success that we had to do it again! Come and see some of the greatest improvised theatre with special guests from Montréal, Portland, and beyond!

For five nights you can enjoy Paper Street Theatre’s award-winning improv, featuring two shows a night as well as late night shows Friday/Saturday. See shows from Paper Street Theatre, Meags Fitzgerald, Domeka Parker and Deep End Theater, and more!


Jocasta Regina by Nancy Huston
Theatre Inconnu
May 2-20, opening May 4th

Governor General Award winner Nancy Huston succeeds completely in this brilliant retelling of the Oedipus myth: from Jocasta’s perspective. Huston stands this ancient classical story on its ear. She shows the contrast between male and female sensibilities, as they have been corrupted and limited by cultural and traditional conditioning. Huston reveals how the actions we choose are often based upon a biased assessment of the consequences, and how social norms dictate this bias. In her fight to preserve the life she cherishes, Jocasta is prepared to accept the “unacceptable.” Her depth of love and fulfillment allows her to break free of this conditioning, and for a short while we see how our own limited vision is the biggest obstacle to happiness, and not “fate” or the “gods.” Far from being a tragedy in the classical sense of the word, Jocasta Regina is a play that – while it must lead to the inevitable conclusion – celebrates the integration of joy, passion, love, and unfettered logic.

Puente Theatre
May 7th and 14th

Plays to be announced

The Waterman’s Daughter written and performed by Katrina Kadoski.
May 8, 8pm
An Intrepid Theatre YOU Show
Intrepid Theatre Club

The Waterman’s Daughter tells the story of Lillian Corbin, an impoverished girl from a broken home in a small east coast fishing town, early 1900’s.  Against many odds, she became an author, banker, philanthropist, actress and the person they named the town library after.  A one-woman show, musical, multimedia drama,

Vino Buono presents
Snowfrog & The Fitting Room (double bill)
Written by Kaitlin Ruether & Ellery Lamm (respectively)
Directed by Melissa Taylor & Anna Anderson (respectively)
May 10th, 11th and 12th

Snow Frog-– In 1980, Quebec held its first referendum regarding whether the province should become a sovereign nation. What if it had passed? Snowfrog takes place in a Canadian prison of war during a Canada-Quebec war in an alternate reality present day. Exploring all-too-familiar ideas of what happens when a government doesn’t embrace diversity, the play delves into the lives of three young people — one Quebecois, one anglophone living in Quebec, and one anglo-Canadian — as they struggle for freedom before their time runs out.

The Fitting Room centres around five people all linked in some way to the same tragic event. Set in a department store fitting room, the characters enter the curtained space and are forced to confront the turmoil within their own lives. A twelve year old boy’s mistakes influence the trajectory of his future. Teen girls’ friendship shift amidst a changing sense of self. They all explore intersections of religion, sexuality, and questions how to move forward in the face of loss.

The Lonely, a celebration of Roy Orbison
May 13
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

Readers’ Theatre Festival
May 13
Langham Court Theatre

To be announced

The Robin Hood Caper by Fred Carmichael
St Luke’s Players
May 17 to 28

A twist on the Robin Hood fable with heroes and villains, a career to save and a romance. Love triumphs and the villains get their just desserts. The heroes are a group of old friends who have all retired from lives of crime and now devote their talents to the better use of helping others. The young couple must be united, the muckraking newspaper saved and the corrupt mayor dealt with.

Uno Fest 20th anniversary
presented by Intrepid Theatre
May 17-28

Five show pass: http://www.ticketrocket.co/event/details/95404/uno-fest-5-show-pass
Three show pass: http://www.ticketrocket.co/event/details/95431/uno-fest-3-show-pass

2017 Line-up

Daniel MacIvor, Opening Keynote (reWork Productions, Halifax)* commission
Haley McGee,
I’m Doing This for You (Never Mind The Noise, Toronto)
J McLaughlin, This Time I Mean It (Victoria)* commission
Carmen Aguirre, Broken Tailbone (Nightswimming, Vancouver/Toronto)*
Adam Grant Warren, Last Train In (rice & beans theatre, Vancouver)*
Thomas McKechnie, 4 1/2 (ig)noble truths (zeitpunktheatre in association with Why Not Theatre, Toronto)
Pedro Chamale, Small Town Hoser Spic (rice & beans theatre, Vancouver)
Alexandra Tatarsky, SIGN FELT! (New York )
Nathaniel Justiniano, Do What You Love (Naked Empire Bouffon, San Francisco)
Kerri Flannigan, The Secrets of Naming Clouds (Victoria)*
Pamela Bethel, After The Beep (Theatre SKAM, Victoria)*
Katie Sly, Charisma Furs (Tender Container, Vancouver)
TJ Dawe, Burn Job (Vancouver )
Anna Chatterton, Quiver (Toronto)
Eddi Wilson / Ann-Bernice Thomas / Sarah Murphy, Uno Works (Victoria)* 3 commissions


Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin, directed by Janet Munsil
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre
May 30-June 11
The Roxy Theatre in Quadra Village

An uncouth, remorseless junk dealer arrives in Washington DC with his showgirl mistress by his side. His mission – to buy a congressman. When her ignorance and audacity threatens his business dealings, he hires a journalist to educate her. It turns out she has an incredible natural intelligence, which she uses to turn the tables on the under – the – table proceedings.

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