Just To Love
Written & Choreographed by Laura Huckle
Featuring Performances by Kimberley Drake, Jenn Brown, Mitch McGee Herritt, Ciaran Dyke, Claire Hewlett, Shawn Walsh, Stephen Quinlan, Dylan Brenton, Allison Kelly and Joshua Druken.
Lights & sound work by Mike Donovan.
March 25-26, 2011
LSPU Hall (Second Space)
8pm + additional 2pm Saturday show
The debut-show of Engine Productions, this original dance-theatre piece shadows the life of our couple from their first date, the excitement as their friendship flows into love, the hilarity and seduction of their first sexual encounter, the growth of their commitment, the pains of monotony, and the eventual need to say goodbye and the grief of being alone. Just to Love is a high-energy show with a sharp combination of text and choreography, unique characters and a fresh approach.
The Shape of Things
Written by Neil Labute
Directed by Jenn Brown
Featuring Michael Smith, Laura Huckle, Kimberley Drake & Ross Moore
Props/Set/Videography by Andy Pyne
March 23, 24, 25*
(362 Duckworth St., above The Sprout)
8pm nightly + additional
3pm Pay-What-You-Can matinee Sunday*
(Cash only at door)
-Opening Reception + Artist Talkback after Opening Performance, March 23-
The Shape of Things by Neil Labute is a modern version of Adam’s seduction by Eve. It is a play about relationships, art and the importance of truth in both. The story is a tale of transformation (both intentional and not). Adam meets visual arts grad student Evelyn at the art gallery where he works when she’s about to deface one of the nude sculptures. With spray paint in hand she gives him her number, and begins her own journey to create the ultimate piece of art.
Short & Queer Theatre Festival
July 20, 8pm @ Ontop/Above
Featuring Jenn Brown, Kimberley Drake, Ross Moore, Emily Locke, Mitch McGee Herritt, Darren Ivany and Michel Smith.
Work by Robert Chafe, Megan Coles, Amy Anthony, Mark White and Liz Solo.
Direction by Jenn Brown and Natalia Hennelly.
In 2013, EP joined the Queer Theatre Festival (QTF) for the second annual short & queer II, at the Barbara Barrett Theatre (ACC). The two-day QTF opened with The Queer Monologues, presented by For The Love of Learning. Night two was short & queer II presented by engine productions, with the Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s co-producing the overall festival.
Featuring Frank Barry, Liz Solo, Kimberley Drake, Darren Ivany, Michael Smith, Dylan Brenton, Bruce Brenton.
Playwrights Amy Anthony, Liz Solo, Mark White, Robert Chafe & Megan Coles.
Direction by Jenn Brown & Wendy Smallwood.
YOU ARE HERE by Daniel MacIvor
November 28-30, 8pm (tickets $20 advance/$25 door)
+ additional matinee Nov. 30, 2pm (tickets only $10!)
Barbara Barrett Theatre (Arts & Culture Centre)
Meet Allison, an independent, vulnerable and unconventional woman who is searching for meaning in her life. With the characters of her past, she looks for love and love lost, lifelong friendship, and the powerful hope of finding redemption.
Alison – Kimberley Drake
Richard – Shawn Parsons
Ted Steeves / Doctor / Waiter – Rob Kean
Connie Hoy / First AD – Laura Huckle
Jerry – Ross Moore
Diane Drake – Issa Russell
Thomas Roman – Michael Rhodri Smith
Paul/Justin – Evan Mercer
Directed by Kevin Woolridge
Stage Manager Cindy Stone
Produced by Jenn Brown (Engine Productions)
*Please be advised that this play features strong language*