WWPT ANNOUNCES OUR 2017/18 SEASON

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Artistic Director Vern Thiessen and General Manager Marian Brant are pleased to announce WWPT’s 39th season of performances, presentations, development, and education programs.

CAFÉ DAUGHTER ON TOUR!
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, NWT

September 17-28th, 2017

Hot on the heels of its National Arts Centre presentation, WWPT’s acclaimed production of CAFÉ DAUGHTER by Kenneth T. Williams will be presented in six Northern communities: Fort Smith, Norman Wells, Inuvik, Yellowknife, Fort Simpson, and Hay River.

Directed by Lisa C. Ravensbergen

Featuring Tiffany Ayalik

Production Design by T. Erin Gruber

Sound Design by Shawn Gan

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JOHN WARE REIMAGINED

by Cheryl Foggo

November 8-19, 2017

at the Backstage Theatre

Directed by Kevin McKendrick
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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BAM!

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CANOE

February 8-18, 2018

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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World Premiere

PRETTY GOBLINS

by Beth Graham

April 18-29, 2018

at the Backstage Theatre

Directed by Brian Dooley

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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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

STAY TUNED FOR FULL CASTING AND ARTISTIC PERSONNEL

TICKETS ONSALE AUGUST 1st, 2017For more information: info@workshopwest.org

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