WWPT 2017-2018 SEASON

DIVERSE      DARING      DYNAMIC

 

 

The staff and board of Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre celebrates the spirit of Tatawaw, that there is room here, for all peoples and their stories.
We understand that not only do we live and work on Treaty Six lands – the traditional territories of First Nations and Métis peoples – but that we are in a sacred relationship with the land and the people of this area known as Treaty Six.
We aim to continue living in accordance with the original intent of the Treaties, and build trust and protection in our circle of relations.

 

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Up next….

 

The opening night of

GREY FOREST MANOR 

by Spasoje Ž. Milovanović

23 February 2018 at 8 pm

Serbian Cultural Centre

12904 112 street NW

Edmonton, AB

 

 

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CHINOOK SERIES 2018 TICKETS HERE 

 About the Chinook Series

SOUND OFF

 BLACK ARTS MATTER (BAM!)

CANOE

February 8 – 18, 2018

at the

ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330 -84 Avenue

After the massive success of these two new ventures, WWPT will once again co-present SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival featuring deaf artists from across Canada – the only one of its kind in Canada. This coming year, BAM! (Black Arts Matter) will feature not only acts from Edmonton, but from across the province. BAM will once again be curated by Artistic Associate Nasra Adem. And the CANOE Theatre Festival will once more bring you boundary-breaking theatre from across the nation and around the world. All part of the Chinook Series: Two Hot Weeks in Winter.

 

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AND in the SPRING of 2018 the WORLD PREMIERE of!

PRETTY GOBLINS

by Beth Graham

 April 18-29, 2018

at the

Backstage Theatre 10330 – 84 Avenue

 

Directed by Brian Dooley

Production Design by Megan Koshka

Sound Design by Jason Kodie

Stage Managed by Erin Valentine

 

Featuring:

Miranda Allen

Nadien Chu

 

Sisters. Twins. Together. Forever. In the middle of a cold, dark, night Laura discovers her estranged fraternal twin sister, Lizzie, howling in her living room. Lizzie’s sudden appearance loosens Laura’s grip on reality sending the sisters on a journey of tragic discoveryPretty Goblins explores, the anguish of loss, the chaos of addiction and the beautiful ferocity of sisterly love. A World Premiere by Governor General’s Award finalist Beth Graham.

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CAFÉ DAUGHTER ON TOUR!


2018 Spark Festival – Belfry Theatre – Victoria, BC

March 20 – 24, 2018

Hot on the heels of its National Arts Centre and NWT presentations, WWPT’s acclaimed production of CAFÉ DAUGHTER by Kenneth T. Williams will be presented at the Belfry Theatre’s 2018 Spark Festival, March 20th to 24th, 2018 in Victoria, BC.

 

Directed by Lisa C. Ravensbergen

Featuring Tiffany Ayalik

Production Design by T. Erin Gruber

Sound Design by Shawn Gan

Stage Managed by Betty Hushlak

 

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PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE

Josh Languedoc. Josh Languedoc is an indigenous playwright, improviser, actor, director and educator with Ojibway roots from the Saugeen First Nation. As a playwright, Josh has written a number of plays at various stages of development. His current major project, Stonechild, has participated in the 2016 Banff Playwrights Colony, the 2017 Rubaboo Festival, the 2017 Citadel Playwright’s Forum, and will be workshopped by Workshop West in the 2017/2018 season.

 

PLAYWRIGHTS IN DEVELOPMENT

Conni Massing

Mieko Ouchi

Nicole Moeller

Chris Dodd

Joëlle Préfontaine

Collin Doyle

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Our landmark Education program will once more bring the power of writing to over 500 Junior and High School students across Edmonton each year.

“Once again, WWPT is pleased to present a wide range of dynamic, diverse, and daring plays that fill your heart, stir your soul, and excite your mind.” – Vern Thiessen, Artistic Director

 

 

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 SOUND OFF ASL INTERPRETERS

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NETWORK OF INTERPRETERS, CONSULTANTS, AND ADVOCATES
Creating accessibility in Alberta’s deaf community
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JOHN WARE REIMAGINED by Cheryl Foggo

November 8-19, 2017

Backstage Theatre 10330 – 84 Avenue

Directed by Kevin McKendrick

Production Design by T. Erin Gruber

Stage Managed by Barry W. Cook

 

Featuring: 

Kristen Alter

Jesse Lipscombe

Jameela McNeil

Miranda Martini

Kris Demeanor

Pioneer. Cowboy. Albertan. Legend. Calgary playwright Cheryl Foggo’s brings us a heart-warming play about the man who went from enslavement to Canadian icon. Additional funding from Edmonton Heritage Council, Calgary Foundation, Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation, Alberta Association of Multicultural Education, and The Alberta Historical Awareness Program. Written by acclaimed Calgary playwright Cheryl Foggo.

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