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 to the stage, starting with playwright and actor, Steven Ratzlaff. We are thrilled to bring Steven’s work back to the stage, having been lucky enough to present premieres of his plays Dionysus in Stony Mountain and Last Man In Puntarenas during past seasons. We have worked with him as the play has been workshopped and developed over the past three years with generous support from Playwrights Workshop Montreal and the Manitoba Association of Playwrights (joyous thanks to those organizations!)

Emma Tibaldo directs Reservations – she is the Artistic and Executive Director of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal and a founding member of Quebec’s Talisman Theatre. Emma has a deep understanding of new play development and production.  Ian Ross co-directs, bringing his own extensive background as a Manitoban First Nations theatre artist. Ross is also an experienced drama educator, radio personality and recipient of the 1997 Governor General’s Award for his play, fareWel.

We are excited to introduce our audiences to Andrew Balfour, a highly accomplished Manitoba Cree composer, and the founder and Artistic Director of experimental vocal ensemble Camerata Nova. Andrew is creating the original music and sound design!  Filling out the Reservations design team are two of TPM’s frequent collaborators: Grant Guy (Sets), and Hugh Conacher (Lighting & Projections Design). Grant created the spectacular set for The Miser of Middlegate (with zone41), as well as sets for TPM’s Stretching Hide and Dionysus in Stony Mountain.  Hugh has designed many shows for TPM, including  I Dream of Diesel (with One Trunk Theatre), Sargent and Victor and Me, Bashir Lazar and John and Beatrice. Costume Design is by Angela Vaags, last with TPM to design for the political players in Proud

Playwright and actor Steven Ratzlaff is joined onstage by Tracy Nepinak and Sarah Constible. Nepinak is a Winnipeg-based Cree actor who recently appeared in Anthony and Cleopatra at SIR and The Rez Sisters at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria. Constible is a mainstay in Winnipeg’s professional theatre community, and with TPM in Dionysus in Stony Mountain and Monster Trilogy.