Friday, November 30, 2012

2013 Season Announcement

After 2011 - a three show season - as Artistic Producer I decided to pare back and concentrate on the development of the organizational infrastructure that will allow this company to take the necessary steps to becoming one of Vancouver's new wave of established independent professional theatre companies.

In our 2012 season we co-produced one production, The Bomb-itty of Errors, and had another, Us & Everything We Own, in development. Small, simple but extremely successful.

And, with 2 Jessie awards and 4 nominations under our belt and the addition of an Associate Artistic Producer, I think it is safe to say we are well on our way towards achieving the goals set out for the company...

WORLD PREMIERE: Us & Everything We Own by Sean Minogue 
April 4 -13, 2013: PAL Studio Theatre

“Minogue is a promising writer. Those don't show up every day” – Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

Directed by Sabrina Evertt. Featuring Adam Lolacher, Julie McIsaac, Genevieve Fleming & Jason Clift

From the playwright who brought you Prodigals comes a brand new play about a young man whose hunger to be successful threatens his relationships with those he cares about. Blurring the lines between friends and business, he gets in over his head in an investment scheme and discovers how much he’s truly been risking.  

Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam
October 2 – 12, 2013: Studio 1398

“A triumph… hilarious… cliché-free, and immensely entertaining” – The New York Times

Directed by Brian Cochrane. Casting: TBA

A fiercely funny dark comedy about three teenage misfits who discover they are linked by a local sex scandal. When you’re living in the blurry world between adolescence and adulthood, sometimes music and time travel are your only friends.

With that I give you our 2013 season.

There will be no Spotlight production this coming year but it will return in our 2014 season with a new local playwright taking centre stage once again. One new play development at a time is about all we can handle. And, our annual summer production is moving to a new time slot in October and we hope you'll move with us into the fall and join us for Brian's first project with Twenty Something Theatre.

It is sure to be an exciting year and we look forward to sharing it with you in 2013. Coming soon: Audition details for Speech & Debate so stay tuned....

Until then, 
~Sabrina Evertt
Artistic Producer

Friday, November 23, 2012

Three Reasons

Our Season Launch Party is just around the corner and while I know you don't need a reason to party because - c'mon, who doesn't love a good party?! - I'm still going to give you 3 extra awesome reasons why you should come party with us:

1. This past year has been a big year for this little company. The Bomb-itty of Errors by Jordan Allen-Dutton, et al – a co-production with Temporary Thing – was not only nominated for 4 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards including Outstanding Production & Outstanding Direction but went on to win for Outstanding Costume Design & Significant Artistic Achievement – Outstanding Ensemble Performance with Music & Live DJ. To be included in the same category as such phenomenal works as Electric Company's All the Way Home, Horseshoe & Handgrenades/Pacific Theatre's Re:Union, Arts Club's Craigslist Cantata and Firehall's Chelsea Hotel is a great, great honour. One that we want to celebrate with all of you.

2. As you may have heard Twenty Something Theatre has a newly appointed Associate Artistic Producer, Brian Cochrane. He is one of the co-producer's for The Bomb-itty of Errors and won his first Jessie as part of the ensemble. It is an exciting partnership and we look forward to announcing his first project with Twenty Something Theatre at the party. So, you'll need to be there to hear about it first. It's pretty darn great.

 
 (Brian accepting the award for Outstanding Ensemble at the Jessie's this past June with Niko & Dave in the back. Missing is Jameson who was in Toronto at the time.)

3. It's been a bit of a tough year in this city for theatre with the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company closing its doors. We seem to have gotten a bad reputation for our Arts & Culture going under. But what better way to show ourselves, and each other, that theatre is alive and well in this city then by getting together to celebrate our achievements in support of each other?! We have a great theatre community. Let's celebrate that.

So, after a shorter year and a 6 month hiatus, Twenty Something Theatre is back, refreshed and ready to start kicking some more theatre ass. Metaphorically. We are very excited to bring you a great 2013 season and we hope that all of you will come out to be the first to hear the announcement and help us celebrate all of our achievements: past, present & future.

Tickets and information can be found here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/293386

On behalf of Brian, and myself, we look forward to seeing you all there!!
 ~Sabrina Evertt,
 Artistic Producer

Friday, November 2, 2012

It's a Party!!!

Par-ty/pärtē/
Noun: A social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment.

And…that pretty much covers it right there. Twenty Something Theatre is throwing a party and you are all invited. A Season Launch Party.

There will be FREE food.

There will be a CASH ONLY bar. ALL DRINKS $4. Cheap booze is awesome and for that we have to thank the wonderful folks at Legacy Liqour Store as well as Stanley Park Brewing and Mission Hill Winery.

There will be ENTERTAINMENT:

Comedian DAN WILLOWS will provide us with a stand-up comedy/improv set for us to all get our guffaws on.

The seriously talented band from STATIONARY: A RECESSION ERA MUSICAL will be performing a set.

And, the sultry and sexy guys and gals from Vancouver’s live cabaret show THE TRUE HEROINES will be also be taking the stage to sizzle things up.

PLUS somewhere in the midst of all that eating, drinking and entertaining, we’ll be announcing our upcoming 2013 season.  

UPDATE: DJ OKER (yes, the DJ for The Bomb-itty of Errors) will be spinning the tunes from 10pm-12am so that we can DANCE the night away.

ALL THE DETAILS:

WHERE: CBC Studio 700 at 700 Hamilton Street

WHEN: November 26, 2012. Doors for this EPIC night of fun will open at 7:30. Entertainment to start at 8:30.

[PS. That’s a Monday y’all. A DARK NIGHT for us theatre people. So NO EXCUSES. Be there. AND, if you have to work the next day, the entertainment will be done early enough for you to get home and tucked into bed by 11pm. So, once again, NO EXCUSES.]

HOW: Tickets are ONLY $8 (including service fees) in ADVANCE.

[PPS. So it beehooves (yes, I said “behooves”) you to buy your tickets early. I know you all can do it. It’s as easy as clicking the fancy little widget thingymabober right below. Yes, I did just use “behooves” and “thingymabober” in the same paragraph]




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Tickets ON THE DAY OR AT THE DOOR are $10 CASH ONLY. Still SUPER cheap because we WANT you to come party with us.

It’s gonna be an EPIC fun night and to get you excited and in the mood for a little PARTY...



See you all there!

~Sabrina Evertt
Artistic Producer