Castle in the Sky by Castlereigh Theatre Project April 23-29, 2016. A review.

Castle in the Sky by Castlereigh Theatre Project April 23-29, 2016. A review. It’s the tenth anniversary year of a horrific triple murder of father, mother and son that rocked the small Alberta city of Medicine Hat—the accused the 12 year-old daughter J.R., and her 23 year-old boyfriend Jeremy Steinke.  In the carefully constructed Castle in the Sky, writers Francesca Albright and Jude Thaddeus Allen, of Castlereigh Theatre Project, bring to … [Read more...]

Home is a Beautiful Word at the Belfry Theatre. A review.

Home is a Beautiful Word, currently at the Belfry Theatre (January 7-19th), is proof positive that contemporary theatre is relevant. By turns stark, hard-hitting, sad, brave, uncomfortable and funny, this well-researched verbatim-theatre play challenges assumptions about homelessness by reflecting the points of view of a wide range of Victorians. Playwright and journalist Joel Bernbaum was commissioned by the Belfry Theatre, and has spent … [Read more...]

Ocean Fox by Castlereigh Theatre Project – a review

Verbatim playwriting brother-sister duo Francesca Albright and Jude Thaddeus Allen of Castlereigh Theatre Project mine the individual to present the universal in their latest project, Ocean Fox. Subtle in its delivery, true to its subjects, this tale of larger-than-life erstwhile rolling stone turned tropical entrepreneur hints at larger issues – environmental destruction, the cost of amenity tourism, legacy, and vantage point. Most of us … [Read more...]

Ocean Fox by Castlereigh Theatre Project, July 19/20 in Victoria BC

Castlereigh Theatre Project returns to Victoria (Belfry Theatre, Studio A) July 19th and 20th with Ocean Fox, a work they workshopped here in 2012. Ocean Fox is verbatim theatre, based on hundreds of hours of interviews not only with the protagonist, American dive-master Jef Fox, but with a multitude of individuals connected to his li Grayson Ogle as Jef Fox. Photo: Sanja Lukac Castlereigh Theatre Project (helmed by the brother-sister … [Read more...]

Ocean Fox by Castlereigh Theatre Project at Sage Theatre’s Ignite Festival June 13-15th 2013

Castlereigh Theatre Project returns to Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival June 13th – 15th with their newest work, the docu-drama Ocean Fox. Last seen at IGNITE! in 2011 with the premiere of  their controversial work Castle in the Sky, the brother-sister playwriting duo of Jude Thaddeus Allen and Francesca Albright have been assiduously pursuing their storytelling vision. Ocean Fox is verbatim theatre, based on hundreds of hours of interviews … [Read more...]