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Sargent & Victor & Me Tickets

Please note that we are no longer selling tickets for Sargent & Victor & Me online. We are starting a waiting list for tonight’s final performance and may offer spots to a lucky few.  Call us at 204-989-2400 for details or to join the waiting list.

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Thank you

“probably the most vital social conversation happening in our city, if not the entire country.” – The Uniter’s Thomas Pashko on Reservations It was a three-year journey to bringing Reservations to the stage and along with our gratitude for such a passionate artistic team, we have many people to thank for this amazing experience. We […]

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Introducing Reservations!

Preparations for Reservations are in full swing now that the creative team has entered the rehearsal hall. The show runs March 10 to 20th at the Rachel Browne Theatre. Tickets are available right here (or look in the sidebar to your left!) or by calling 204-989-2400. An outstanding team of Canadian artists will bring Reservations […]

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TPM Encounters: an interview with Ardith!

 “These plays have big beating hearts. Fear. Hope. Courage. Anger. But ultimately, there is love in them. And so much laughter.” We’re gearing up around here and it has nothing to do with trees, candles or wrapping paper!  TPM ENCOUNTERS: Fraz Vs. The Future and Village Ax opens January 7th and we’re starting to feel […]

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Theatre Projects Manitoba Holiday Salon!

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR THIS SALON – at TIMES CHANGED HIGH & LONESOME CLUB – 234 MAIN STREET! Date: Monday November 3oth Doors open for eats and drinks at 6:00pm Program begins at 7:00pm Musical guests Omar Khan and Claire Thérèse, Michelle Boulet and Sarah Constible, and Raine Hamilton! New work […]

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Spotlight on Heather Russell

This week we are shining the spotlight on Heather Russell, playing Anna in Iceland. When we spoke with Heather, she shared her passion for Bouffon, fossils and the Settlers of Catan, and her thoughts on ICELAND’s monologue form. TPM:  You are also part of local buffoon/clown troupe, the Talentless Lumps? What draws you to buffoon/clown […]

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THEATRE PROJECTS MANITOBA ANNOUNCES 2015/2016 SEASON!

Artistic Director Ardith Boxall and General Manager Rea Kavanagh are pleased to announce Theatre Projects Manitoba’s 2015/16 season. Buoyed by the success of last year’s three show season, TPM proudly returns with fall, winter and spring offerings! Featuring the world premiere of a timely drama about children and land, an award winning play about greed, […]

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13 Rabbits in a room: the video evidence!

We gathered as many rabbits as we could into a room with videographer Leif Norman and asked them two questions about White Rabbit Red Rabbit. He compiled the interviews into a short video for the show- the results are adorable and hilarious. Check out the video here, be delighted, and feel free to share the […]

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Welcome to our 25th Anniversary Season!

Welcome to the 25th season at Theatre Projects Manitoba! It feels fantastic to reach a quarter of a century. We think that we have improved with age, like a fine wine, a sharp cheese or personal wisdom. Founded in 1990 by playwright Harry Rintoul, TPM has diligently grown a generation of theatre makers who are […]

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TPM Presents One Trunk Theatre at The Carol Shields Festival of New Works

Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Carol Shields Festival of New Works begins tonight! The annual festival happens at PTE from May 15-17, and presents new local works in development. We have been part of this important festival many times over the years and this year, we are excited to present a reading of I Dream of Diesel […]

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TPM AGM

Theatre Projects Manitoba will hold our Annual General Meeting on Saturday April 26th at 1PM at the Manitoba Association of Playwrights Rory Runnells Studio – 504-100 Arthur (Artspace). Our meeting is (of course!) open to the public and you are welcome to attend.  We do request that you RSVP if you plan on attending – […]

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Opening Thursday…that’s tomorrow!

Sargent and Victor & Me is just hours away now.  For anyone who would like a taste of this show, check out our teaser video below, courtesy Leif Norman. And please don’t hesitate a moment longer for tickets – Opening Night and Students Night are sold out!  Enjoy!  

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Limitations yield creativity in Sargent & Victor & Me

Debbie Patterson’s one-woman show examines a community on the brink By Stacy Cardigan Smith It started as a way to involve everyone in the arts, but what resulted is a play about limitations – and hopeful possibilities. Debbie Patterson’s one woman show Sargent & Victor & Me, set in and around the West End intersection […]

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DEVISED THEATRE WORKSHOP : REMASTERING CHEKHOV WITH ONE TRUNK THEATRE

How can you take a masterpiece and make it your own? What are the foundations of collective collaboration? What can devised theatre look like? Using excerpts of Chekhov short stories as a launching point, participants will be led through a variety of content generating exercises based on the work of One Trunk Theatre, Ghost River […]

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January Theatre Salon: TONIGHT!

What better way to kick off the New Year than to spend it with your pals at TPM?! Join us tonight- Monday, January 6 as we continue to investigate and celebrate the work of fabulous Manitoban lady playwrights. We will be treated to readings of plays by Muriel Hogue, Sharon Bajer, Ellen Peterson, Lora Schroeder, […]

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December Salon is Monday!

A line up so hot it will melt your snotsicles! Dear ones – the snow is falling, the tinsel is flying and the time it takes to get out your door has increased exponentially due to bundling time!  Yep…December is just around the corner.  But you can stay warm with TPM for our final Salon […]

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Smells like brilliant – an interview with Carolyn Gray’s dog

Portrait of the Artist as a Dog Lover Recently, Ellen Peterson and Carolyn Gray took their respective dogs (Sunny Monday and Minnie Gray) for a walk in St. John’s Park. Afterward Sunny had to be shut in the house for being too neurotic, which gave Ellen a chance to hang out in the back garden […]

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FIRST ANNUAL ONE TRUNK FESTIVAL OF NEW, HYBRID PERFORMANCE

TPM’s Company in Residence, One Trunk Theatre presents the first annual One Trunk Festival West End Cultural Centre on Sunday September 8th, 2013 at 2:00pm. The One Trunk Festival features performances by three local companies Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Grant Guy (Adhere & Deny) & Jaymez (projectionist) and a collective of independent artists including Ardith Boxall […]

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Maintaining Her Edge

In the spirit of supporting art and community, Theatre Projects Manitoba Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ardith Boxall, Artistic Director, has embarked on a short leave to pursue professional, personal and artistic development. Interim artistic director duties will be shared by local theatre professionals Chris Johnson and Ellen Peterson. Chris Johnson, professor […]

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Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière

2012/ 2013 Season

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John and Beatrice by Carole Fréchette

2012/2013 Season

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THEATRE PROJECTS MANITOBA ANNOUNCES 2013/14 SEASON

PLAYING AT THE CROSSROADS: BOLD AND ORIGINAL STORIES FROM HOME Winnipeg June 11th, 2013 – Artistic Director Ardith Boxall and General Manager Rea Kavanagh are thrilled to announce Theatre Projects Manitoba’s 2013-14 season. Two premieres of two new plays written by two local playwrights. Our 24th season features new work from Carolyn Gray (The Elmwood […]

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Moderated Discussion: Bashir Lazhar: A Portrait of the Immigrant Experience

Theatre Projects Manitoba (TPM) is pleased to host a forum to discuss the refugee experience in Manitoba as part of its current production, Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm Winnipeg Free Press News Café – 237 McDermot Avenue Moderated by Sean Kavanagh, CBC Manitoba Panelists: Abdikheir Ahmed– […]

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CBC Review: “Bashir Lazhar” offers rewarding lessons in life, loss, and hope

Joff Schmidt, CBC Manitoba There’s something sadly, terrifyingly beautiful in the set the greets the audience entering Theatre Projects Manitoba’s production of Bashir Lazhar. A twisted wreck of school desks, bright orange plastic chairs, and the remnants of window frames, it’s a scene that implies something unthinkable has happened – and yet also suggests the […]

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“This play stays with you like that special teacher you never forget”

The Winnipeg Free Press review is in: Four & a half stars!  “Deceptively simple but deeply affecting” “David Adam’s delivers an exceptional understated performance!” At first glance at the spectacular set of the stage drama Bashir Lazhar, it looks like a bomb has gone off in the classroom of a French-langauge school in Montreal. For […]

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Bashir Lazhar opens March 14th!

This week we kicked off rehearsal’s for Bashir Lazhar at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church!  On Monday, February 18th, the full Artistic Team gathered in the warm & sunny 2nd floor space that will be witness to the delicate process of building this new production of Evelyne de la Chenelière’s acclaimed play.  Our intrepid […]

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January Salon: And Slowly Beauty. . .

We continue our collaboration with our friends at zone41 theatre after presenting Bruce McManus’ adaptation of Three Sisters together last season. This year, TPM is exploring French Canadian works in translation and zone41 will be at our January Salon with a reading of… And Slowly Beauty… by Michel Nadeau translated by Maureen Labonté  When Mr. Mann wins tickets to […]

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Join us at our Holiday Salon – Monday December 3rd

Our monthly theatre mash ups continue this Monday, December 3rd with a special Holiday Salon featuring the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir! Join us at The Folk Exchange – 211 Bannatyne for an evening of music and theatre as well as the return of the TPM Photo Booth! As you enter the lobby, you can […]

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CBC Review: Heiress looking for a man to seduce her…and you can watch

It’s the audience who is ultimately rewarded with this sparkling, fantastical romantic comedy. —Joff Schmidt, CBC Scene theatre reviewer A wealthy heiress offers a “substantial reward” to the man who can successfully seduce her – this is the premise that kicks off Quebecois playwright Carole Fréchette’s John and Beatrice, which opens Theatre Projects Manitoba’s season. […]

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Winnipeg Free Press Review: “unpredictable and irresistible” John & Beatrice – Four Stars!!!

Locked-in romance leaves a lot to talk about by Kevin Prokosh November 3rd, 2012 (transcribed from Winnipeg Free Press print edition) Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess with waist length blonde hair, inhabiting a tower where handsome suitors came to win her heart & kingdom. That’s the story John understands when he […]

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Seriously fun preview scene of John & Beatrice on CBC SCENE!

The talented Kevin Klassen & Tracy Penner dish it up as John & Beatrice in the first home grown production of Carole Fréchette’s incredible, international play. The CBC came by the theatre today to bring you a sneak peek at a scene and a preview of our Season Opener – John & Beatrice!

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An Interview with Ardith Boxall on directing John & Beatrice

Last week, one of our young and talented student reps, Thomas Toles from the University of Manitoba, talked to John & Beatrice Director & TPM’s Artistic Director, Ardith Boxall about her experience directing a Fréchette piece, directing a work in translation, and what it’s like to be under a pile of rocks. Thomas Toles: What […]

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TPM presents the Manitoba première of Carole Fréchette’s John & Beatrice

For Immediate Release: Winnipeg, October 16, 2012 Theatre Projects Manitoba presents the Manitoba première of Carole Fréchette’s John and Beatrice “Well-to-do young heiress, intelligent and perceptive, who has never loved anyone, is seeking a man who will interest, move and seduce her. Substantial reward offered.” John & Beatrice is written by Carole Fréchette, one of […]

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Dionysus in Stony Mountain by Steven Ratzlaff

2011 2012 Season

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In the Chamber: Holiday Special

2011 2012 Season

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Three Sisters

2011 2012 Season

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Theatre Projects brings vision of Quebec to Manitoba

CBC Manitoba Scene Posted by Andrea Ratuski, SCENE Producer | Tuesday August 28, 2012 CBC Scene’s preview of TPM’s season includes new show information and an interview with Artistic Director Ardith Boxall!  Bonus:  a sneak peek at our groovy new posters from Relish New Brand Experience.  Read the preview article

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Theatre Projects announces lineup for 23rd season

Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION Theatre Projects announces lineup for 23rd season By: Staff Writer Posted: 08/29/2012 1:00 AM BASHIR Lazhar, the Quebec play that was adapted into the film Monsieur Lazhar and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award, will be staged by Theatre Projects Manitoba in March as part of its 23rd […]

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Theatre Projects Announces 12/13 Season!

John & Beatrice by Carole Fréchette, translated by John Murrell Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière, translated by Morwyn Brebner TPM’s Theatre Salon! Playing in Translation: Intimate storytelling that will provoke and entertain. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WINNIPEG, August 23rd 2012 Theatre Projects Manitoba (TPM) is thrilled to announce the Prairie premieres of two incredible […]

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Thanks for another great season of Manitoba Theatre!

Theatre Projects Manitoba has wrapped up our 22nd Season of Made in Manitoba theatre.  We would like to thank our brilliant community – the artists, the generous sponsors and donors and our vibrant audience – all of you contributed to an incredible season of activity. Our season had many highlights, from our partnership with zone […]

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Uptown Review: Intelligent, funny and especially gripping…Ratzlaff’s play is as pleasing as it is provocative.

Dionysus In Stony Mountain A winning look at a failing system Dionysus in Stony Mountain offers an intelligent, provocative and often funny look at crime and punishment in Canada Idea man. Steven Raztlaff’s Dionysus in Stony Mountain is an intellectually stimulating examination of corrections, crime and punishment.  Read the full reiew

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Please note Venue and Times for Dionysus in Stony Mountain below – there are incorrect listings in your local papers!

It has come to our attention that the listings in both Uptown and the Winnipeg Free Press are incorrect. So please – come to the Rachel Browne Theatre at 8PM tonight through Saturday.  Or come to a matinee at 2PM on Saturday or Sunday…at the Rachel Browne Theatre. You can view the full performance schedule […]

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CBC Review:

Theatre Projects’ “Dionysus In Stony Mountain” a thoughtful meditation on justice

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TPM hosts Restorative Justice Panel tonight!

No spoilers-  tonight’s discussion will deal with the subject matter of the play, not the play itself! EXPLORING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE Our current production, Dionysus In Stony Mountain by Steven Ratzlaff asks a raft of questions about our Justice System and what obligation we owe to others. It also asks the audience to question many of […]

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CBC Preview: Dionysus sheds light on both sides of prison bars

CBC’s Scene brings you an interview with Steven Ratzlaff and a sneak peek of the play!

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Canada’s Message for 2012 World Theatre Day

Commissioned by Playwrights Guild of Canada, The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and Association des théâtres francophones du Canada March 27 By Daniel David Moses Consider how useful a wristwatch that lights up and glows is, if your work takes you, as mine does occasionally, into the darkened auditorium of a theatre. Settled under the […]

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Theatre Projects Manitoba hosts Restorative Justice Panel as part of upcoming production

“They’re too embarrassed to call it a penitentiary anymore. The absurdity of compulsory penance. This institution is an abomination, a scandal, because the debilitating, humiliating treatment is actually the result of good intentions.” – James Hiebert, Dionysus in Stony Mountain EXPLORING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 WINNIPEG, MB – Theatre Projects […]

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An interview with Steven Ratzlaff

On March 29th, TPM will present the world premiere of Dionysus in Stony Mountain by Steven Ratzlaff. As unabashedly intellectual as it is dramatically compelling, the play erupts with Friedrich Nietzsche, exploring the binding and loosening of family ties, the warehousing of the mentally ill in Canada’s prisons, mania, and the boundaries of the patient […]

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Dionysus In Stony Mountain opens March 29th!

Today is the first day of rehearsals for TPM’s final show this season, Dionysus in Stony Mountain by Steven Ratzlaff. We’ve been excited about this play for some time – we saw it’s first incarnation as a one act play at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in 2008 and were captivated. Three years, several workshops and […]

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TPM AGM this weekend!

Join us this Sunday to hear the fabulous news from last year’s10/11 Season.  It’s also a great opportunity to chat with the staff and the Board of Directors about your TPM experiences over coffee and cookies. Theatre Projects Manitoba’s 22nd Annual General Meeting 3PM Sunday January 22nd, 2012 504 – 100 Arthur:  Manitoba Association of […]

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Happy Holidays from TPM!

We wish you and all your loved ones peace and joy during the festive season and the happiest of new years!

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An Interview with Ellen Peterson & The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir!

Every year, Theatre Projects commissions two or more theatre artists to create a new piece for straight-from-the-oven-to-the-audience performance.   December 8-10, In the Chamber: Holiday Special premieres a music/theatre mashup of the artistry of Ellen Peterson and the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir (aka creative cyclones Sarah Constible and Michelle Boulet plus ten or so best […]

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It’s a Handmade Holiday Special!

TPM is getting crafty with our Holiday Special themed In the Chamber! To compliment the performance on stage, we’ve invited local artists to display and sell their handmade creations in the lobby. There will be a variety of items, from original gift cards & writing journals to hand printed t-shirts, beautiful felted creatures & hand […]

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Theatre Projects’ Holiday Special is coming soon!

The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir  Photo:  Leif Norman l to r:  Michelle Boulet, Jacqueline Loewen, Sarah Constible, Janice Skene, Elizabeth Quesnel & Marina Stephenson Kerr In the Chamber 2011:  Holiday Special Featuring Ellen Peterson & The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir Directed by Ardith Boxall 8PM December 8th, 9th & 10th The Asper Centre […]

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An interview with Bruce McManus

Two Chekhov enthusiasts, Mike Bell and Bruce McManus, met for coffee to discuss the impending world premiere, 11 years in the making, of Bruce’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Scene: Mike enters Bruce’s home.  Bruce offers coffee.  Mike can’t say no because he loves “the java”.  During the interview, sometimes Bruce stands up to get coffee.  […]

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A warning from Chekhov – get out and vote Manitoba!

“Wherever there is degeneration and apathy, there also is sexual perversion, cold depravity, miscarriage, premature old age, grumbling youth, there is a decline in the arts, indifference to science, and injustice in all its forms.” -Anton Chekhov in a letter to A.S. Suvorin, Dec. 27, 1889

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New adaptation of Three Sisters by Bruce McManus – running October 6th – 16th.

Three Sisters By Anton Chekhov Adapted by Bruce McManus October 6th – 16th, 2011 Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film University of Winnipeg Campus – 400 Colony (entrance from Balmoral) Directed by Christopher Brauer Featuring an ensemble cast of 11! a zone41 theatre production 110 years since the original opened at the Moscow Arts Centre. […]

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Launching a season and introducing a new theatre company to Winnipeg audiences

On October 6th, 2011,  Theatre Projects Manitoba is launching our 22nd season with zone41 theatre’s production of  Bruce McManus’ Three Sisters.  We are excited to partner with them for their inaugural production and  introduce our audiences to this new theatre company committed to reimagining classics. We asked Matthew Handscombe – one half of zone41 to […]

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The Book of Vaudeville premieres with TPM Doc in support of PAL Winnipeg

On the occasion of TPM’s 20th anniversary, interviews abounded and video was shot… Theatre Projects was made a movie star. Produced and directed by Gordon Tanner, the footage became a 16 minute documentary called Between Then and Now: 20 Years of Theatre Projects Manitoba for MTS On Demand. Now you have a chance to see […]

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Welcome to Our 22nd Season!

Welcome to our 22nd Season of playing on the plains & making extraordinary Manitoban theatre! We are thrilled to bring you three world premieres from the Province, created by fabulous local artists (beloved and emerging) and staged in intimate city venues. Join us at the theatre where you’ll find daring, intelligent and sometimes hilarious stories […]

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