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....