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Casting Call for QTF

Engine Productions is looking for actors to perform in “Short & Queer II”- a series of short plays which will be performed July 20 for a one-night-only event as a part of the Queer Theatre Festival. Actors age range should be between 20-45, and they will have to be available in July to rehearse, with tech during the week of July 13-20 (schedule is potentially flexible). These are paid positions.

We are also looking for an interested theatre director, along with volunteers to assist with the production.

Please forward resumes/headshot or letters of interest to Jenn at queertheatrefestival@hotmail.com by Friday, June 7.


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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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Here we go, 2013!

So, welcome! We’ve not been the best at updating these days, but the new year has been a fast-paced one, but exciting none the less. We are in the planning stages of another theatre show PLUS all super amped for the 2nd Annual Queer Theatre Festival! Oh yes! It’s ago for this year Pride’s Week! We’re busy getting the ball rolling on projects, and are excited for our upcoming fundraiser!

We invite you to join us at our favourite bar, The Levee, March 28 at 10:30pm for an awesome night of wicked music, freshly baked sale, hot pizza, 3 for $5 beer and shenanigans! As always, it’s gonna be a laugh and every bit of support is always appreciated. Plus, we miss your faces and would love for you to come out and say hi!  The lineup for the night includes  One Night Band (Kim Drake, Meg Farrell & Mike Hickey), the talented Avalon Stanley, A Tribute to Dr Dog (Evan Mercer, Tristan Woodworth-Lynas, Brad Mercer, Leon White & Nick Giles) and The Beer Patrice. You can rsvp at our facebook page!

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