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You are AWESOME! Thank you!

Well, 2013 has been an awesome year for us so far! Our fundraiser at The Levee was by far our MOST successful yet! So many lovely faces, so many talented bands, lots of sweet baked treats, pizza graciously donated by Stoggers Pizza, and just a really fun night. We would like to give a shout out to the wonderful Gene Browne and all of the staff of The Levee (our favourite bar! Such supporters of the arts). Also thanks to James Richard at 8 Limb Muay Thai for donating three memberships worth almost $900 to Engine Productions for the fundraiser! So many thanks! Also to Carolyn Ferrie for the donation of beautiful handmade scarves! As always, extra love to all of the musicians who performed: Avalon Stanley, The Corroborators, A Tribute to Dr. Dog (Evan Mercer, Tristan, Brad Mercer, Leon white & Nick Giles) and The Beer Patrice.

The ladies of EP being silly as always at our fundraiser!

The ladies of EP being silly as always at our fundraiser!

SO MANY THANKS AND GRATITUDE to everyone who gave donations or came out. Couldn’t have done it without you, and for that we send love, thanks, and we can’t wait to share more theatre with you!

Speaking of which, just a quick update since there is lots of wonderful theatre action happening right now in St. John’s!

TaDa presents CHICAGO! opens TONIGHT at the Arts and Culture Centre and features so many talented dancers, singers and performers, such as Lynn from Lynn Panting Dance!
-Our friends at GraveYard Shift Productions are opening Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me at the Barbara Barrett Theatre on April 17 (book tickets now), and features EP’s favourite Ross Moore (Philip from The Shape of Things, Short & Queer I).
Lawnya Vawnya: An Exposition of Independent Art and Culture also gets on the go April 17-21 and has SO MANY GOOD BANDS and events! I love this festival and think it is a wonderful and needed addition to this city and really blows me away with the talent.
Shakespeare By The Sea Festival – St. John’s are holding auditions for their 2013 season on May 4th and 5th, including crew and volunteer staff. You can contact them here!
-PLUS Best Kind Productions have tickets on sale for “Avenue Q” at the LSPU Hall box office now, so you can go ahead and book those up too!

SO MANY SHOWS! How exciting. Hope you get out there, and break legs to everyone who’s sharing great work! EP show announcements soon too!


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Grenfell Grads on Tour

As you may or may not know, Engine Productions was founded by three graduates of Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus (or as we called it back then, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College- or plain ol’ Grenfell!). We are updating today to let folks know that two of our friends and fellow Grenfell grads, Mark Bradbury and Colin Furlong are touring Daniel MacIvor’s play House to the LSPU Hall in St. John’s next month! Moving it from Corner Brook right across the island, they are touring this wonderful one-man show and trust when we say that this gang is crazy talented!

“House tells the story of Victor, a man in crisis who is eager to confess tales of his sordid history with the hope of achieving a more satisfying future. House blurs the boundaries between actor and audience in an unpredictable ride riddled with black humor and vivid storytelling.”

RSVP to the show at their facebook event page, and if you would like to donate to their fundraising, please visit here. Gotta support fellow Grenfell talents! Break legs!


Kevin Woolridge (yet another Grenfell alumni) is having his work Saner and Buzzy open at the LSPU hall TOMORROW night (running November 15-17). Starring Ross Moore (who you may remember from EP’s “The Shape of Things” and also our Queer Theatre Fest), Rory Lambert and Neil Butler! A really quirky show and I know it’s going to be hilarious!

Photo from The Telegram, credit of Deidre Gilliard-Rowlings

“Saner and Buzzy is a play about Michael Jackson and Chris de Burgh. And gummy bears. And creepy fortune tellers. And also Monet. It may include a game of Twister. It definitely involves two strangers named Saner and Buzzy and the consequences of waiting too long for something that might never happen.”



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Pride & Prejudice + More!

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From Theatre Calgary’s website, promo for Pride and Prejudice

Our very own Laura Huckle is rocking the main stage at  Theatre Calgary in the role of Lydia  Bennet in Pride and Prejudice– which is SOLD OUT already in Calgary! We are super proud and excited for Laura and send much, much love! Laura will also get to work with our dear friend Jill Keiley at the National Arts Centre when the show makes it way to Ottawa! Tickets are still up for grabs at the NAC here!

Back in St. John’s, Hangashore Productions (created from Memorial University of Newfoundland’s “Producing the Play” course) are getting ready to stage The Laramie Project at the LSPU Hall. Directed by Danielle Irving, this show has an incredibly important story to tell, and is an amazing piece of theatre. We can’t wait to see it. They have a fundraising website here if you’d like to help. Learn more about Matthew Shepard, his story and the original creation of this piece of theatre here.

On a different note, there have also been some great, frantic and guerrilla-style film making happening here in St. John’s with the Nickel Independent Film Festival‘s 48-Hour Challenge!  48 hours to write, shoot and edit a 5 minute horror film. We are expecting some crazy shorts out of this!

November has proved itself to be an active month full of creations and challenges! Keep it comin!

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Thank you + March Theatre all around!

Wow. Just wow! ENDLESS thanks to all of you wonderful people who came out and joined us for our fundraiser! It was a huge success thanks to you all! The musicians (Philip Goodridge, Kat Burke + Sharon King-Campbell, Jay Hamel, Mike Hickey, Kim Drake, Next Stop Waterford + Laura Huckle, Shawn Parsons and Zach Nash) were amazing, all bar staff and owner Gene of the Levee were wonderful, and SO many lovely folks were out to support us! So much love! Can’t wait to share The Shape of Things with you all in a couple of weeks! Thank you all so very much!

We are also proud to say that there is SO much theatre here in the city this March! The  Women’s Work Festival closes tonight at Eastern Edge Gallery, there’s a lovely show Love You Forever and Other Stories by Robert Munsch at the LSPU Hall, Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show is at the hall later this month from Architect Theatre, and Dave Sullivan is directing American Buffalo at Rabbittown Theatre Company and of course we are directing The Shape of Things opening March 23rd at Ontop/Above!

Theatre all around! Get out to see it/support it!
(and let’s hope for no snow closures on show dates!)

EP's founders Kim, Jenn & Laura say thank you! @ The Levee

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