We're finishing up 2018 by prepping for a huge 2019 to come. We have a remount of our META award winning production [Outstanding Independent Production and Outstanding Contribution to Theatre (Evan Stepanian) ] of Sapientia at the Centaur's Wildside Festival, Jan 17-19, and then we go right into rehearsals for the premiere of our newest creation YEV at the MAI, March 14-24.
And we launched our yearly donation campaign so if you feel so inclined to help us produce these works, and more, please mosey over to our Donation page. We're so thankful to all of you who have supported us, and those who came to see our work in 2018.
If you are planning on catching some of the Wildside Festival this year, you should also check out our friends, La Fille du Laitier, performing Macbeth Muet. Little known fact, it premiered as a five minute cabaret act in our Grand Guingol and Vaudeville Fundraiser three years ago. Theirs is another fine example of object theatre, and they have been tourin...
We are halfway through the run of our Show Sapientia, and we are pleased to announce that we have been sold out (save for one matinee), and the rest of the run is almost sold out as well!
Plus we've been receiving wonderful feedback from the critics!
-"This show deserves to play to full houses [...] and tour so that more people can discover humanity’s first known female playwright and this theatre company’s original, rallying projects." - Yanik Comeau, ZoneCulture
-Check the 9 minute mark for a glowing review in French on CIBL on Au Pied du Lit
-"The masterful team behind this production take Hroswitha’s blunt narrative and work magic to make it compelling."
As we gear up for a new season with the WORLD PREMIERE of Hrosvitha of Gandersheim's play Sapientia this August, we are launching our brand new website!
This play has been years in the making.
Our Co-Artistic director Joseph Shragge first brought the idea of adapting this never before professionally produced 1100 year old play to Mia van Leeuwen (website: https://outoflinetheatre.wordpress.com/mia/), a Winnipeg based performance artist and director (whose work we first discovered when she was the hit of the 2011 Montreal Edgy Women Festival with her solo show La Petite Mort).
Her first development period on this show was in Dr. Stephano Muneroni's Theatre and Religion graduate class at the University of Alberta, where she introduced the Object Theatre style to the piece. This led to a successful exploratory run at Edmonton's Canoe Fest in 2014 and an collaborative article which will soon be published.
The next incarnation was in 2015 with aztec theatre &...