Over the next couple of years Twenty Something Theatre is going to be going through a bit of a transitional period and it starts with our 2012 Season. This past year we undertook a 3-show season that was massively successful but also a huge undertaking. So for our 2012 Season I am going to be paring back considerably and now having said that here we go:
SPOTLIGHT: The Bomb-itty of Errors by Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, Gretogy Qaiyum and Erik Weiner, April 3 – 22 at Studio 16.
Twenty Something Theatre presents Temporary Thing’s production of The Bomb-itty of Errors - a fast-paced, energetic, musical “ad-rap-tation” of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. Elizabethan times get pumped up with live hip-hop flavour, as the actors sing, rap and rhyme fun, catchy and laugh-out-loud songs that retain much of the Bard’s original text – all with a live DJ on stage and original music by Anami Vice. Starring Brian Cochrane, David Kaye, Nick Kopansis and Jameson Parker. Directed by Catriona Leger.
This year the Spotlight is on director Catriona Leger. Catriona's 15 years in theatre have taken her across Canada and abroad to act, direct and movement coach. Favourite directing projects include Romeo & Juliet (Theatre@UBC), Inclement Weather (MiCasa Theatre - Rideau Award nomination), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Torchlight Shakespeare), and she looks forward to directing A Midsummer Night's Dream for the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in June 2012. She has also worked as movement director on several productions including the Jessie nominated Lentement La Beauté and La Perimetre (Theatre la Sézieme). Most recently Catriona played Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra (Torchlight Shakespeare) and was nominated for a Prix Rideau Award (Outstanding Actress) for her work in Someone for Everyone (NightHowl Theatre, Ottawa). A recipient of the JBC Watkins Award for Theatre from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Sidney J. Risk Award for Directing, Catriona is graduate of École Philippe Gaulier and holds a BFA in Acting and MFA in Directing from UBC.
SPRING DEVELOPMENT: Us & Everything We Own by Sean Minogue
In the Spring of 2012 Twenty Something Theatre will present a public staged reading of Sean Minogue’s new play Us & Everything We Own - a young man whose hunger to be successful ruins his once-perfect relationship. Blurring the lines between friends and business, he gets in over his head in a foolish investment scheme and discovers how much he’s truly been risking.
This public staged reading is phase one in a 2-year development plan that will culminate in the World Premiere production in 2013.
And, there you have it folks. Some of you are now asking, wait a second, what about the summer production?!?! In 2012 there will be no summer production. I know, I know…
However, I’ve been running Twenty Something Theatre for the past 6 years and most of my time and energy has gone into making the company a success and I think this past year has proved that without a doubt. So, it’s now time for me to take some of that time and energy and put it back into my own personal professional development and so as of June 2012 I am going to be taking a 6-month leave of absence, if you will, from Twenty Something Theatre to pursue other projects and ventures.
And, I promise to tell you all about these new projects and ventures as soon as I can. Right now I am still in the process of finalizing details.
2012 is going to be a great year. I am VERY excited about the projects that Twenty Something Theatre does have planned. There is incredible talent being featured in both projects and I look forward to sharing that with all of you next year.