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September 2021

“Tarragon Acoustic Reboot” featuring Diane Flacks, David French, Joan MacLeod, Hannah Moscovitch, John Murrell, Morris Panych and Guillermo Verdecchia

September 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am - June 30, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT

September 2021 – June 2022 This fall, our season will begin with Tarragon Acoustic Reboot. This series of select audio plays from the Tarragon canon will be available through the Acoustic Portal to stream anytime, anywhere. Plays being made available to stream include but are not limited to: Sibs by Diane Flacks and Richard Greenblatt Leaving Home by David French The Shape of a Girl by Joan MacLeod Half Life by John Mighton This is War by Hannah Moscovitch Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad Democracy by John Murrell 7…

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November 2021

“The Cull” by Michele Riml

November 4, 2021 @ 12:00 am - July 4, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT
$10 – $30

We're excited to offer four brand-new audio plays in our 2021–2022 Listen to This: Audio Play Series. Each entertaining, thought-provoking work is created by a Western Canadian playwright who is affiliated with our Emerging Playwrights' Unit or Silver Commissions Project. Subscribe for just $30 (reg. $40) and get all four audio plays in their entirety upon release, or buy each one for $10. To enjoy Listen to This for free, subscribe to Spotify and Apple Podcasts and receive short weekly episodes of each show.…

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“Off the Page” play readings featuring Kico Gonzalez-Risso, David Copelin and Dave Deveau

November 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - January 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm PST
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One event on September 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Road
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V9 Canada
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The Sunshine Coast play-reading series Off the Page will be back at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons to perform before in-house audiences for a fifth season, starting Sunday, Sept. 12. All plays start at 1 p.m. and admission is by donation at the box office. Sept 12th: "Timepiece" by Kico Gonzalez-Risso Oct 17th: "The Angel Capone" by David Copelin Nov 21st: "Best Case Scenario" by Dave Deveau https://heritageplayhouse.com

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“Meet Chloe” by Cameron Grant

November 27, 2021 @ 12:00 am - May 13, 2022 @ 12:00 am EST

It’s another day of online history class. Chloe is working with her group on a research project about John Graves Simcoe, but she discovers another historical figure that she is much more interested in learning about, someone who even shares the same first name: Chloe Cooley, an enslaved woman who lived in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the 1760’s. CAN CHLOE CONVINCE HER TEACHER, AND HER PROJECT PARTNERS, TO SWITCH THEIR TOPIC TO COOLEY’S STORY WEEKS BEFORE THE PROJECT IS DUE? Meet Chloe explores the…

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December 2021

“Dialogues for the Vaccine Hesitant and Those Who Love Them” by Mary-Colin Chisholm, Karen Hines, Omari Newton, and Yvette Nolan

December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 am - January 31, 2022 @ 12:00 am EST
Free

Dialogues for the Vaccine Hesitant and Those Who Love Them Inspired by Boca del Lupo’s national Plays2Perform@Home project, these digital books and audio plays are available for free. CLICK HERE In collaboration with Dr. Peter Centre, Boca del Lupo has produced four short scripts from Canadian playwrights to explore different root causes of vaccine hesitancy. These scripts are meant as practice dialogues for people who might find themselves in any number of difficult conversations, especially as folks gather for the holidays. Boca del…

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January 2022

“Two Minutes to Midnight” by Michael Ross Albert

January 11 @ 12:00 am - January 30 @ 12:00 am EST
The Assembly Theatre, 1479 Queen street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1A1 Canada
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*UPDATE* POSTPONED TBA THE ASSEMBLY THEATRE in association with ONE FOUR ONE COLLECTIVE & THE SPADINA AVENUE GANG Proudly Present: TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT by Michael Ross Albert WE ARE BACK BABY! WE'VE MISSED LIVE THEATRE AND WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE PRESENTING IT AGAIN AT OUR BELOVED PARKDALE HOME OF INDEPENDENT THEATRE! In association with the One Four One Collective & The Spadina Avenue Gang, we are proud to present the world premiere of Two Minutes to Midnight by award-winning…

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“Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story” by Hannah Moscovitch, Christian Barry, Ben Caplan

January 12 @ 12:00 am - January 29 @ 12:00 am EST
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William Street
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
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OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story January 12 to 29, 2022  *UPDATE* Postponed TBA Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Christian Barry & Ben Caplan This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring Hamilton’s own genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humourously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It’s about refugees…

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“Cipher” by Ellen Close and Braden Griffiths

January 15 @ 12:00 am - February 13 @ 12:00 am MST
Vertigo Theatre, 161, 115 – 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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January 15 – February 13, 2022 CIPHER BY ELLEN CLOSE AND BRADEN GRIFFITHS A body.  A secret code.  A conspiracy that will change their lives forever. In 1956, a man’s body was discovered on the coast of British Columbia. A secret code is found sewn into his clothing. For decades no investigation has revealed his identity, his killer, their motives or even their methods, and the cipher remains unsolved. Forensic toxicologist Grace Godard thinks her scientific approach is leading her…

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New PlayMe Podcast Season featuring works by Daniel MacIvor, Christine Quintana, Michele Riml, and Andrea Scott

January 19 @ 12:00 am - May 31 @ 12:00 am EST
Free

New PlayME Season alert! This new audio theatre content couldn't have come at a better time, when theatres everywhere are having to close their doors. PlayMe Podcast by Expect Theatre is putting out 5 brilliant plays, by Daniel MacIvor, Andrea Scott, Anosh Irani, Christine Quintana and & Michele Riml. New Magic Valley Fun Town is available now at www.cbc.ca/playme or search "PlayME" on your favourite listening app. Featuring "New Magic Valley Fun Town" by Daniel MacIvor "Controlled Damage" by Andrea…

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“Flora & Fawna have Beaver Fever (and so does Fleurette)” by Darrin Hagen and Trevor Schmidt

January 19 @ 12:00 am - February 6 @ 12:00 am EST
Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0P5 Canada
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FLORA & FAWNA HAVE BEAVER FEVER (AND SO DOES FLEURETTE!) DARRIN HAGEN & TREVOR SCHMIDT January 19 - February 6, 2022 STORY The NaturElle Girls—Flora & Fawna (and Fleurette!)—are back with another outrageous and touching offering of how to survive bears, beavers and bullies. All are welcome (but No Mean Girls!). This production features the return of beloved characters from FLORA & FAWNA’S FIELD TRIP, which sold out audiences at Northern Light Theatre, the Edmonton Fringe, and here at Lunchbox…

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“Heart of a Dog” by Mohammad Yaghoubi

January 19 @ 12:00 am - January 30 @ 12:00 am EST
Daniels Spectrum – Ada Slaight Hall, 585 Dundas St E
Toronto, ON M5A2B7 Canada
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Heart of a Dog Written by Mohammad Yaghoubi From NOWADAYS THEATRE About the show: The English premiere of Heart of a Dog is a comical adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s classic Russian novel. Staged twice in Iran, the piece struggled with boundaries and censorship; now, in Canada, Yaghoubi, far from the harassment of the censorship bureaus, can pursue his creative vision in directing this piece any way he sees fit. In this third approach, the most crucial change is that the…

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“Ursa: A Folk Musical” by Jake Schindler and Sam Boer

January 19 @ 12:00 am - January 30 @ 12:00 am EST
Daniels Spectrum – Ada Slaight Hall, 585 Dundas St E
Toronto, ON M5A2B7 Canada
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Ursa: A Folk Musical Created by Jake Schindler and Sam Boer From Ursa Productions About the show: Combining the joys of a folk concert with the timeless wisdom of a folktale, Ursa: A Folk Musical weaves a whimsical tale of star-crossed friendship. This unforgettable exploration of the anxieties and euphorias of young adulthood is full of fresh and surprising folk tunes performed by a live band. What happens when a young, small-town Ontario woman runs off into the forest in…

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“A New Work” by Santiago Guzmán

January 20 @ 12:00 am - January 31 @ 12:00 am EST
Free

Join the Santiago Guzmán, Alison Crosby and Michelle LaCour for a moderated chat with Kat as they come out of a workshop process to incorporate design aspects into a new script. as part of Eastern Front Theatre's Early Stages Festival 2022 https://youtu.be/e77gUvKfjBs

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“Violette” translated by Leanna Brodie

January 26 @ 12:00 am - January 30 @ 12:00 am EST
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$25

Violette has a story to tell. This utterly unique work brings viewers one by one into her private realm; it’s an experience that mixes live theatre and Virtual Reality, making use of both physical immediacy and digital world-building. The journey begins with a welcome from Violette; you are invited into her bedroom and asked to listen to a story. Then comes the dive into VR: donning a headset, you enter a 360° recreation of the dwelling, where a dark, fantastical…

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“Undressed” by Louise Casemore

January 26 @ 12:00 am - February 13 @ 12:00 am EST
Martha Cohen Theatre in Arts Commons, 215 – 8th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K8 Canada
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Undressed Written and performed by Louise Casemore Directed by Jenna Rodgers January 26 – February 13, 2022 80 mins, 1 act   |   Ages 14+ World Premiere Cabaret Stage This hilarious, heartfelt solo show, written and performed by dynamic Alberta theatre artist Louise Casemore, explores a simple but confounding question: What do you do with a used wedding dress? What follows is a real-time zero waste auction, as Casemore embodies each of the brides who have chosen to let their wedding…

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