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introducing emma tibaldo

We are so pleased to welcome the very talented and accomplished Emma Tibaldo. We’re feeling pretty lucky to have snagged her from her busy schedule of theatre-making in Montreal! She co-directs Reservations alongside Winnipeg-based artist and educator, Ian Ross. Read on to learn more about Emma’s work, passion for new plays, and punk music. Your […]

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Reservations on CBC

Check out this sweet sound byte from an interview CBC’s Terry MacLeod did with Reservations playwright Steven Ratzlaff, co-Director Ian Ross, and Music and Sound Designer Andrew Balfour. The interview aired on CBC Radio the morning of Saturday, March 5- but you can listen to it right now! Reservations runs March 10 to 20 at […]

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introducing andrew balfour

We are delighted to introduce the TPM audience to Andrew Balfour, the Music and Sound Designer for Reservations. His accomplishments are numerous. Of Cree descent, Balfour has written a body of more than 40 choral, instrumental and orchestral works. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of Camerata Nova ,where he specializes in creating […]

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Interview with Playwright Steven Ratzlaff

For patrons who have been with TPM for a long time, Steven Ratlaff’s work will be familiar to you. For those of you who are new to TPM, you may not know that Reservations is the third of Ratzlaff’s plays we have had the pleasure of presenting. In 2010 we presented the premier of Ratlaff’s […]

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January Salon!

On the heels of closing Encounters, we’re chomping at the bit for more new work! In the spirit of budding theatre-makers, such as Sydney Hayduk and Fraz Wiest of Encounters, we’re presenting two exciting projects at this Salon. First, we have a fascinating improv format called 50/50 from Montreal Improv brought to us by RobYn […]

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interview with syd + fraz

We heart our intrepid Encounters performers in a serious way. Syd Hayduk of Village Ax and Fraz Wiest of FRAZ Vs. The Future have captured our hearts and imaginations with their intelligent, quirky and touching forms of expression- we can’t get enough! We picked their brains this weekend about their artistic experiences, social media and […]

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Post-Show ENCOUNTERS!

Why ‘Encounters’? After some of the performances we will have what more traditional theatre calls “talk backs”. Our intrepid writer/performers are interested in doing something “with” the audience. “Talk Withs” may be a better way of describing it. Sydney, Elsa and Fraz would like to talk, laugh and share ideas with our patrons. There will […]

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spotlight on iceland performer laura olafson

This week we are shining the spotlight on Laura Olafson, playing Kassandra in Iceland. This is Laura’s first appearance with TPM, and we are sure you will agree that she is a fantastic addition to our family of artists. Laura chatted with us about her time in (the country) Iceland and why she considers herself […]

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Spotlight on Iceland Performer Omar Khan

Our next featured artist is Omar Alex Khan, playing the role of Halim in Iceland. Omar has appeared with TPM in the zone41 co-production of Three Sisters, presented in 2011. We had a chance to ask Omar about his career, his passions and his experience with full frontal nudity (!). You did a show with Toronto’s […]

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Spotlight on Iceland Designers

Meet Linda Beech and Joseph Abetria! As we approach opening night of Iceland (November 5!), we would like to introduce our audience to the talented artists handpicked to bring this production to life. Linda, our set designer, is an artist celebrated for her large scale sculpture and installations. Two of her most well-known projects are […]

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TPM Salons!

New to TPM? Welcome to our monthly cabaret night, the TPM Salon! These events are popular with artists and audiences alike.  Every month, emerging and established artists come together with audiences in a cabaret setting to explore the playwrights and themes of our season.  Music, song, dance and theatre! THIS MONTH’S SALON: September 28th, 7pm […]

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Introducing Arne MacPherson and Justin Otto

As we continue our profiles of I Dream of Diesel artists, we are delighted to present Arne Macpherson and Justin Otto. Arne plays Frank and Justin plays his son, Joe. Arne -How did you first get involved in theatre? My life in the theatre really started in earnest when I moved to Winnipeg in the […]

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Preview of I Dream of Diesel

“The way I work is that I always say yes and then figure out how to do it. I’m never afraid to say yes and problem-solve.” The curtain rises tonight on I Dream of Diesel! The Winnipeg Free Press printed a lovely preview article about the show that gives a great profile of Diesel director/co-creator- and […]

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Introducing Claire Thérèse: Diesel Co-creator and Performer

How did you first get involved in theatre? I was failing pre-calculus math (for the second time) and my father said, “If you can get into something else, like theatre, you can drop math class.” So I randomly auditioned for PTE’s Young Company and they took a chance on me.  I’ve avoided math ever since! What […]

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Introducing Karl Thordarson

We are so tickled to present One Trunk Theatre’s I Dream of Diesel, we just have to gush more about the artists! Today we introduce you to the lovely Karl Thordarson, who plays Diesel’s Danny. How did you first become involved in theatre? I’m not the only one who I’ve heard say this, but it […]

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IT ALL BEGAN WITH YES: A conversation with Andraea Sartison of One Trunk Theatre

We asked local theatre artist and educator extraodinaire, Pauline Broderick, to have a chat with I Dream of Diesel director and co-creator, Andraea Sartison (pictured left). Pauline is a veteran drama educator who is delighted to get to ask questions of a new generation of experimental theatre artists. She is part of the design team […]

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SCOTT NOLAN: the I Dream of Diesel muse

“Some have called him noteworthy, even acclaimed – but the smart money cites Nolan as a voice rarely heard this side of the century, a musician who shrugs away any five-dollar-cover singer-songwriter motifs before he unsnaps his guitar case. His are the songs sung for people with a past, sturdily backlit with unswerving musicianship and […]

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January Salon!

Come celebrate 2015 and the power of the solo playwright! Having closed the fascinating and powerful White Rabbit Red Rabbit, many of the artists and audience members feel compelled to continue discussing this bold theatrical experiment. We have invited a number of the actors who performed White Rabbit to engage a panel discussion with the […]

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CARROTS FOR THE RABBITS!

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is a  unique show for many reasons, not the least of which is that a different performer takes the stage every night- for one night only! What if you want to see more than one of your favourite local performers take the stage? Recognizing that different performers at each show means […]

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit- Interview with Artistic Director, Ardith Boxall

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Trailer from Aurora Nova on Vimeo. Winnipeg Foundation communications officer and TPM board member, Stacy Cardigan-Smith, conducted an interview with Ardith about our upcoming production of White Rabbit Red Rabbit for the Community News Commons. Here is what they chatted about! Why did you decide to bring the White Rabbit Red […]

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December Salon!

Come warm your icy toes and hearts with hot blasts from the past and sassy tunes! Music will be provided by the FuFu ChiChi Choir, pictured left, who brought you such hits as “Seven Ducklings and a Toad”, “Miracle (The Nun Massacre)”, “Little George” and “Hooker on My Corner”. How festive! There will be readings […]

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PROUD Teaser Video

We love inviting local photographer extraordinaire Leif Norman into the theatre before our shows open! He uses his camera wizardry to take snazzy footage and snip it all together into a sassy promo video. Check out his latest for Proud! Don’t forget to get your tickets if you haven’t already. Buy online or call us […]

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October Salon- The Healey Edition

Join us for the second Theatre Salon of the season! This month we are exploring the Michael Healey canon as we approach the opening of Proud on November 6th. Monday October 27th @ 7pm – Maw’s Eatery & Bar – 111 Princess Street (not to be confused with the Beer Hall One of Canada’s most […]

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Season Launch Party!

Monday, September 29th, 7pm Maw’s Eatery & Bar, 111 Princess Street Happy birthday to us! Our Season Launch is also the first of our 2014/2015 Salon Series. This year, we’ll be riffing on subjects in our regular programmed shows and tripping back as we celebrate 25 years of Theatre Projects Manitoba. We are excited about […]

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Sargent & Victor & Me

2013/2014 Season

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The Miser of Middlegate

2013/2014 Season

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Call for Donations

On behalf of everyone at Theatre Projects Manitoba, we would like to thank you for your commitment to our creativity, development and dedication to Canadian theatre. As a patron of Theatre Projects Manitoba, you have already experienced the groundbreaking work we bring to our community by Manitoba playwrights such as Debbie Patterson and Carolyn Gray.  […]

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World Theatre Day

World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), and is celebrated annually on March 27th by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion, one of the most important being the circulation of the World Theatre Day International Message. […]

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Chekhovfest!

SO much drama is coming our way, friends! Pull yourselves from the post-holiday slump of frozen driveways and tight waistbands, and join us at the theatre! While TPM is busy preparing Sargent & Victor & Me for its February debut, many local theatre companies have been hard at work preparing for Chekhovfest, running January 22 […]

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A Big Thanks and Looking Ahead. . .

We, along with Zone41 Theatre, want to send a huge hug, handshake and a thank you to the cast, crew and everyone who came out to see The Miser of Middlegate. What a hilarious way to start our season! We were tickled by the audience’s- as well as our own- response to the show, and […]

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“Witty, energetic, racy!”

The Miser reviews are coming in! We just love this thoughtful and delightful piece by Chandra Mayor for The Winnipeg Review. She writes: “Inspired by Moliere’s L’Avare and structured as an homage to the stylish screwball movie comedies of the ’30s, Gray’s script is a comedy of manners with no manners at all. It’s witty, energetic, mildly […]

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Miser Teaser by Leif Norman!

We invited TPM photographer favourite, Leif Norman, into the theatre last Friday to shoot some enticing footage of our upcoming production, The Miser of Middlegate by Carolyn Gray. This sexy, naughty, hilarious, mischievous show opens Thursday and previews Wednesday. JOIN US!!!

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Our Season Comes to a Close

What a wonderful way to wrap up our season! The closing weekend of Bashir Lazhar brought sold-out houses to a poignant piece put on by fantastic artists. Bravo to our team, and thankyou to our patrons and sponsors.   We would like to extend a special thanks to our season sponsors: The Winnipeg Foundation, Assiniboine […]

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Refugee Panel Discussion

Do you wonder what the experience of Refugees in our province is like?  We do!  Bashir Lazhar gives us the story of a political refugee seeking asylum in Canada – in his case, Montreal, Quebec.  We see it isn’t easy going, but it’s somewhat familiar to the audience – we are, after all, a nation […]

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Bashir Lazhar Preview by Leif Norman

We are so pleased with our preview video for Bashir Lazhar, you’d think it was everyone’s birthday around here! Leif Norman put together the following cinescape of scenes from Bashir Lazhar along with a short interview with director, Ann Hodges. Check it out!  

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Introducing. . .David Adams!

We are delighted to have imported David Adams all the way from Vancouver, BC to take the starring role of Bashir Lazhar. David is a jolly, gregarious, kind and talented fellow, and we are so lucky to be working with him! We managed to grab David for quick e-chat earlier this winter, while he was […]

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A little bit more about Greg Kramer, whom we adore. . .

Award-winning Actor, Director, Playwright, Magician, Author and Illustrator, Greg’s credits cover more than 30 years and well over 140 productions across the country, from a warehouse in Vancouver to the Festival Stage at Stratford. He is currently adapting the sixty Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for the Segal Theatre in Montreal. Previous works include Lies […]

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February Salon

Feeling disappointed after the inevitable near-life sentence of snow post Groundhog Day? Warm the cockles of your heart and soul by joining us for a night of fantastic theatre! This month, we will be exploring what Anglo writers are up to in Quebec. Krista Jackson and Daina Leitold will direct scenes from Greg Kramer’s ISADORA […]

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