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Wilderness

WILDERNESS
by Seth Bockley and Anne Hamburger 

November 16 – December 3, 2017

Directed by Genevieve Fleming
Sound Design & Musical Direction Mishelle Cuttler
Set Design by Jennifer Stewart
Costume Design by Sydney Cavanagh
Lighting Design by Andrew Pye
Choreography by Raes Calvert

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Wilderness is an innovative new multimedia theatre piece that explores our collective search for connection and hope, as families grapple with the extraordinary pressures and complexities that accompany ‘coming of age’ in the 21st Century. Anchored by six real families’ stories — narratives that delve into issues of mental health, addiction, gender and sexual identity. In WILDERNESS, adolescents stand at the brink of emotional chaos, lost in social stigma, insecurity, aggression, and anger. One question emerges: How do we persevere when we feel most alone in the world?

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The Skin of Our Teeth

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by Thornton Wilder

SUPPORTED BY THE THEATRE ARTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

February 1 ­‐ 18, 2018

Directed by Sarah Rodgers
Set Design by David Roberts
Costume Design by Sheila White
Lighting Design by Itai Erdal

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Thornton Wilder won three Pulitzers — the only author to win for a novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and two plays, Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, which was written just before America entered WWII. The play is about fortitude and the fate of humanity. The Skin of Our Teeth takes place in a prehistoric world and the New Jersey suburbs. The Antrobus family – George and Maggie, their children, Gladys and Henry, Sabina, a maid who is also George’s mistress, and their pet dinosaur and Woolly Mammoth – survive flood, fire, wars, pestilence, the ice age and the black pox. Combining tragedy with comedy, wit, intelligence and imagination, the play, as Francis Fergusson wrote, is a “marriage of Plato and Groucho Marx.”

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FourPlay

FOURPLAY
New Work by Excited Writers

SUPPORTED BY GEORGE STEPHENSON

INSTITUTIONALIZED by Kelsey Wavey
IRREGARDLESS, THE MUSICAL by David Johnston
SOMEWHERE ELSE by Matthias Falvai
CHIMERA by Heather Barr and Lili Robinson

March 14 - 25, 2018

Dramaturgy by Aaron Bushkowsky

Set Design by Shizuka Kai
Costume Design by Melissa McCowell
Lighting Design by Keagan Elrick

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This year marks the 12th mounting of this popular festival of one-­‐act plays, featuring 4 new scripts by current students and graduates, once again under the tutelage of award-­‐winning playwright Aaron Bushkowsky. In two exciting programs, directed by four of BC’s best directors, the playwrights delve into contemporary themes with a sharp eye and fresh voice.

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RISKY NIGHTS SERIES

Now in its 18th season, the Risky Nights Series is designed as a bridge between classroom work and main stage productions. At the conclusion of their second year of training, students have an invaluable opportunity to create every aspect of an original theatre piece from start to finish with a professional director, and perform it for an intimate audience.

THE *ORN PROJECT

March 19 – 25, 2018

Directed by Marcus Youssef and Chelsea Haberlin

A project in association with Neworld Theatre

 

Produced in conjunction with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) research project A Multi-Sector Partnership to Investigate and Develop Policy and Practice Models to Dismantle “Rape Culture” in Universities. The production is an investigation into the influence of contentious web content on today’s young people.


For tickets to Risky Nights call the Studio 58 Box Office Information Line: 604.323.5227