Local News

Start the Revolution at MainLine Theatre with Revolution They Wrote: Short Works Feminist Theatre and Performance Festival, March 23-26

MainLine Theatre is please to launch Revolution They Wrote: Short Works Feminist Theatre and Performance Festival, a 4-day event that features new feminist works. From March 23 to March 26, over a dozen artists will present work at the MainLine Gallery and MainLine Theatre spaces. Founded by Emily Murdoch in 2015, MainLine’s Executive & Artistic Director Amy Blackmore is thrilled to bring this festival under the wing of the theatre. Full program here.

Memories personal and political fade in You Will Remember Me

By: montrealgazette.com
Centaur Theatre’s current stage production, You Will Remember Me, opened last week and will be running until April 2nd. Here is an article by Jim Burke talking about this stage production, which is a translated version of a Francophone play, as well as upcoming productions in the theatre scene. Full article. here

Black Theatre Workshop, Tableau D’Hôte reignite Angélique’s fire in the belly
By: montrealgazette.com
Excerpt from article: “Like a phoenix coming out of the fire,” is how director Mike Payette describes the magnificent image of Marie-Josephe Angélique projected on the side of 408 St-François-Xavier St. (courtesy of multimedia project Cité Mémoire). In it, the 18th century slave accused of burning down Montreal’s Old Port can be seen fleeing the flames directly and defiantly toward us. Angélique is also the subject, and the name, of the play by the late Lorena Gale that Payette is directing in a co-production between Black Theatre Workshop and Tableau D’Hôte (the company he co-ran before becoming head of Geordie Productions last year). Full article about the production, and more here.

The Book of Mormon is Coming to Montreal

The successful Blockbuster Broadway Musical is coming to Montreal at Place-des-Arts as part of the touring productions, and it promises to be funny, controversial, and highly entertaining. For more information on tickets, visit here.

National News

Lee Playwright-in-Residence Competition is Open

By: University of Alberta’s Drama Department

The University of Alberta’s Drama Department is pleased to announce that the competition for the next Lee Playwright-in-Residence is open. This is a 16-mouth posting over three years with a commission as well. Full form and details here.

Equity in Theatre (EIT) Proudly Announces its Third Annual Hackathon
Partnering with Theatres Across Canada
In partnership with theatre companies and organizations all across Canada, Equity in Theatre (EIT) is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Equity Hackathon in celebration of International Women’s Day, officially March 8th 2017. Between March 8th and
March 12th, EIT and its partners will hold targeted “hackathons” throughout the nation to increase the online visibility of Canadian women in the arts. For more information about the event, instructions, and host locations, please visit the EIT
website.

Iranian-Canadian director Soheil Parsa on culture, identity and the ageless appeal of theatre
By: theglobeandmail.com

Excerpt from article: “I would like to see the walls isolating diversity in the theatre to come down, really come down.” The director Soheil Parsa is speaking about the long-running Modern Times Stage Company and its approach to interculturalism. The Iranian-Canadian theatre veteran is currently directing a remount of the Dora-winning tragedy Blood Wedding. In April, he takes part in a symposium on how to transition cultural diversity from exercises in identity politics into a form of contemporary theatrical practice. The Globe and Mail spoke with Parsa about the ageless appeal of theatre. Full article here.

International News

‘Significant Other’ Is The Broadway Play You Need To See Right Now
By: huffington.com
Excerpt from article: When it debuted Off Broadway in 2015, “Significant Other” felt innately plugged into the cultural zeitgeist, breaking away from so-called “issue” plays like “The Boys in the Band” and “The Normal Heart” that had come to define queer theater. Joshua Harmon’s dramedy, which follows a romantically challenged gay man’s search for love, couldn’t have been more impeccably timed, as the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide on June 26, eight days after the show opened in New York. Full Article here.

LR’s 2017-2018 Broadway Season Announced

By: arkansasmatters.com

Excerpt from article: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – After a record-breaking 2016-2017 Broadway Season at the beautifully renovated Robinson Performance Hall, Celebrity Attractions is thrilled to announce its 2017-2018 Broadway Season. Look out what Broadway has to offer this season by reading the full article here.

Student Theatre’s Production Teams Up for Exclusivity

By: miscellanynews.org

Excerpt from article: Behind every great actor, there are even greater designers and a stage manager that miraculously gets it all done in time.Currently at Vassar, student theatre is facing a lack of designers and stage managers within the community. As a result, many of the staple members of theatre production have taken on numerous projects. While this may give them plenty of experience, it can also lead to students taking on too many projects because of the demand.A fascinating article about the struggle of Student Theatre, finding your own work, working for free, and, most importantly, the process of learning through student theatre. Full article here.

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