Season Launch Party!
Maw’s Eatery & Bar, 111 Princess Street
Happy birthday to us! Our Season Launch is also the first of our 2014/2015 Salon Series. This year, we’ll be riffing on subjects in our regular programmed shows and tripping back as we celebrate 25 years of Theatre Projects Manitoba. We are excited about our new Salon location this year. MAW’S Eatery & Bar is a funky eatery and watering hole in the Exchange district with great food, a large beer selection and shuffleboard! Doors open at 6pm- arrive early, because these Salons fill up fast! Come and help us usher in our 25th year!
Welcome to our 25th Anniversary Season!
Welcome to the 25th season at Theatre Projects Manitoba! It feels fantastic to reach a quarter of a century. We think that we have improved with age, like a fine wine, a sharp cheese or personal wisdom.
Founded in 1990 by playwright Harry Rintoul, TPM has diligently grown a generation of theatre makers who are now practicing at home and across the land. Harry and the founding members were keenly aware of the need for a strong local professional company to provide opportunities for our artists and stories for our stage. For 25 years we have been a hot house for new talent, home grown projects and challenging plays.
To celebrate our silver season, we have 3 fantastic plays to encourage you to inspire, nurture and challenge this community’s artists and you, our audience. Each play invites us to check our preconceived notions (of politics and prairie life, of theatre and TPM) at the door and embrace that which is in front of us, on the stage, in the moment.
We are also delighted to continue our popular Salon series for the third season running, bringing together emerging and established artists with audiences to explore the themes of our season in a cabaret setting. This season, not only will we be riffing on our current shows, but we’ll revisit some highlights from the past 25 years. Check our website, Facebook page or give us a call to get dates and times for these monthly cabaret nights. You don’t want to miss them!
For all you social media hounds out there, we have some fun stuff in store!
- Every Thursday, we’ll be #tbt-ing images of local artists from the TPM vault. The hairstyles, the photo quality, the youth!
- If you have old programs, season brochures, ticket stubs or photos of TPM events, scan or photograph it and send it in! Email us at email@example.com or post the image to our Facebook wall, and we’ll enter you in a draw to win TPM swag! Images must be more than three seasons old.
- We will be posting trivia questions throughout the season through Facebook and Twitter. Correct answers will be entered into a draw to win more TPM swag!
Thanks for believing in our work over the years, and, if you’re new to TPM, thanks for joining! Cheers to this season and the next twenty-five!
TPM Presents One Trunk Theatre at The Carol Shields Festival of New Works
Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Carol Shields Festival of New Works begins tonight! The annual festival happens at PTE from May 15-17, and presents new local works in development. We have been part of this important festival many times over the years and this year, we are excited to present a reading of I Dream of Diesel by our resident company, One Trunk Theatre.
Perhaps you have seen an earlier version of this collectively created, devised project at one of our Monday night Salons? Here’s your chance to see their next leap forward! For months, One Trunk has been developing this fascinating piece, based on the work of internationally renowned Winnipeg singer/songwriter, Scott Nolan. I Dream of Diesel will be presented at 7pm on Friday, May 16. Click here for a full schedule and play synopsis.