Tag Archives: Newfoundland

Fundraiser + Trailer for YOU ARE HERE

BANDS, BOARDGAMES + BEER at The Levee happens this Tuesday, November 19th as a fundraiser for YOU ARE HERE! Featuring great musicians such as Emily Elizabeth Locke, Michael Rhodri Smith, Arn Smit, Bradley Mercer, Tristan Woodworth-Lynas + more. Door is only $7 + you can WIN TWO FREE TICKETS to YAH! Be sure to sign up at the door! Drink specials, snacks, good times. RSVP and get more info here.

In the meanwhile, enjoy this stunning teaser trailer for YOU ARE HERE, created by the talented Ross Moore (thank you). We are so excited to share this play with you.


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YOU ARE HERE cast + crew


A knockout cast of incredibly talented actors!

November 28-30, Barbara Barrett Theatre (Arts & Culture Centre)
Get your tickets now for YOU ARE HERE by Daniel MacIvor.
Save when you buy advance tickets! Buy online here

Just over three weeks til opening!

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Announcing the 2nd annual QUEER THEATRE FESTIVAL!

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We are very honoured and insanely excited to make this announcement! Engine Productions are joining forces with The Arts and Culture Centre (ACC St. John’s) and For the Love of Learning to present NL’s first Queer Theatre Festival taking place July 19 and 20 in the ACC’s Barbara Barrett Theatre.

Opening the festival on July 19th is the Queer Monologues, presented by For the Love of Learning (FTLOL). Accompanying the monologues is a performance by Spectrum – a queer vocal choir, and an opening reception. Gemma Hickey, FTLOL’s Executive Director said the monologues will include a range of topics intended to be broad in nature, while being inclusive and respectful of the diversity of personal experiences expressed by the individual.

Day two, July 20th, is Engine Production’s Short & Queer II, the follow up to last year’s debut festival show. Short & Queer II is a night of five original short plays written by LBGT playwrights and/or have a theme or relevance to the LBGT community. The shorts this year include The Intervention by Robert Chafe, Two Dudes by Mark White, Adult Children by Liz Solo, In The Bedroom by Amy Anthony and Secret Learnings by Megan Coles. All pieces are performed and directed by an amazing cast of local actors and directors who will also share teaser readings with audiences of next year’s shorts, which include work by playwrights Meghan Greeley, Dave Sullivan, Philip Goodridge, Mitch McGee Herritt and Rory Lambert.

Tickets for the Queer Theatre Festival are $25 per night or $20 per night in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets visit artsandculturecentre.com or call the ACC box office at 709-729-3900. Please visit our Queer Theatre Festival page for more info and updates, or follow us on twitter and facebook! 🙂

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Under Wraps and The Seagull

We are sending lots of love to the cast and crew of both The Seagull by Open Theatre Company and also to Under Wraps by Artistic Fraud– both shows opening tonight! Can’t wait to see them! Also, the Women’s Work Festival has been rocking it here in town all weekend, sharing so many incredible pieces by women playwrights. PLUS the sun has even been hanging around these parts! How lucky we are. Congrats to the last Picture Start short film that just wrapped as well with NIFCO!

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News soon!

Well, it’s been a slow patch for EP’s website, but that’s mainly because all co-founders have been super busy making movies, rocking theatre festivals, organizing flash mobs and all kinds of other jazz! However, we will be sending out some fun news soon! Stay tuned!

Hope everyone is enjoying summer and that you get to check out all of the theatre shows and festivals which have already begun their seasons for the year, so explore NL and check them out!

New World Theatre Project has opened their season with unique Shakespeare and classical adaptations, such as their Newfoundland-inspired The Tempest which officially premiered TONIGHT! New World will be sharing a wonderful lineup of theatre this summer in Cupids, NL. Check out New World’s Website here for more info.

New World Theatre Project opens its 2012 season with a Newfoundland inspired production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, starring Greg Malone as Prospero.  In honour of the 400th anniversary of the first contact between John Guy and the Beothuk in Cupids, Newfoundland, this dramatic re-imagining is conceived and directed by Jeannette Lambermont-Morey, with a score composed by Mi’kmaq artist, Cathy Elliott, who also plays Ariel.  Featuring Jake Bradbury, Courtney Brown, Neil Butler, Gabriella Colavecchio, Liam Dawson, Cathy Elliott, Jerry Etienne, Brian Marler, Stan Nochasak and Paul Rowe, with costume design by Peggy Hogan.

To get into the summer theatre mood, enjoy some local shakespeare while having out in the park if you’re in St. John’s. Shakespeare By The Sea is a community based, non-profit theatre that shares it’s stage with the boats and beauty of Harbourside Park (among other outdoor venues) in the summer months. Wear sunscreen, bring a drink, enjoy the sun and fun shows such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream which opens tomorrow! Break legs!

Margaret Hild and Dylan Brenton in rehearsal with SBTS
(Photo copyright and courtesy of SBTS- click on it for their FB page!)

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