THEATRE PROJECTS MANITOBA ANNOUNCES 2013/14 SEASON
PLAYING AT THE CROSSROADS: BOLD AND ORIGINAL STORIES FROM HOME
Winnipeg June 11th, 2013 – Artistic Director Ardith Boxall and General Manager Rea Kavanagh are thrilled to announce Theatre Projects Manitoba’s 2013-14 season. Two premieres of two new plays written by two local playwrights. Our 24th season features new work from Carolyn Gray (The Elmwood Visitation, North Main Gothic) and Debbie Patterson (Head, 40 Below Munsch).
Our 2013-14 programming highlights our commitment to make theatre that is unabashedly original and profoundly relevant to our community. These are fresh contemporary stories deeply rooted in history yet uncompromisingly modern; one with roots in 17th century satire, the other charting the last century of a Winnipeg neighborhood. Both look backward for inspiration yet propel us to imagine a future; right here, right now, at the crossroads.
The season opens with The Miser of Middlegate, a zone41 theatre/Theatre Projects Manitoba production! Directed by Krista Jackson (winner of the 2013 Gina Wilkinson Emerging Director Prize) the production features an amazing ensemble of local performers led by Nicholas Rice (Angels in America Part 1&2), and Marina Stephenson Kerr (Angels in America, The December Man). The Miser of Middlegate is a signature production that illuminates TPM’s strength in the community as a development company and one that mentors and collaborates on projects. zone41 theatre and TPM have an excellent record of working together to bring audiences a unique, fresh and high quality production; one you simply can’t find anywhere else in the region. (2011/12 season’s Three Sisters by Bruce McManus) More >
Our Season Comes to a Close
Bravo to our team, and thankyou to our patrons and sponsors.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our season sponsors: The Winnipeg Foundation, Assiniboine Credit Union, Taylor McCaffrey LLP, Peerless Garments, The Winnipeg Free Press, Relish Branding, Amphora Imports, New Bothwell Cheese, and Half Pints Brewing.
Moderated Discussion: Bashir Lazhar: A Portrait of the Immigrant Experience
Theatre Projects Manitoba (TPM) is pleased to host a forum to discuss the refugee experience in Manitoba as part of its current production, Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Winnipeg Free Press News Café – 237 McDermot Avenue
Moderated by Sean Kavanagh, CBC Manitoba
Abdikheir Ahmed- Interim Executive Director at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Inc.
Damarys Ramirez- Manager of Inland Protection at Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council
Bashir Khan, an Immigration and Refugee lawyer in Winnipeg and a member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
Admission is Free
Light Refreshments will be provided
Bashir Lazhar is an extraordinary play which gives us the story of a political refugee seeking asylum in Canada. The subject matter is both topical and compelling. So we decided to take the pulse of this community – to hear about the concerns, triumphs and unique challenges that refugees face in Manitoba and Winnipeg.
Why? Because good theatre builds strong communities – a play can provide a unique, humanistic perspective on a topic and a fantastic springboard for discussion.
Because in recent years, the federal government has made changes to immigration policies that are impacting many immigrants, refugees and their families. More >