Our stint remounting Sapientia at Centaur Theatre's Wildside Festival was a whirlwind. What a great opportunity for us to bring the show to new audiences, to hone the work even more and to get us in touring shape! We'd like to thank Eda Holmes, the Artistic Director of Centaur Theatre, for inviting us to be a part of the festival after seeing our show this summer at Mainline Theatre. We were so happy to share the stage with all of the wonderfully curated shows in Wildside 2019! Our original team got back together, and we even managed to get our director back in town for a few days during rehearsals. It's a rare thing to revisit a show, but to do it with the exact same team and get to continue its development is magical.
The show sold really well and we got great feedback from our audiences. Click here to read a new review from Montreal Theatre Hub. Thanks again to all the audiences who came out in the desperate cold to see our work, and especially to those who...
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 &...