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  • Theatre Project Manitoba: January Salon Takeover

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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    The Good Will – Social Club
    625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

    A New Year! New Beginnings! New Art!
    Join some of Winnipeg’s coolest Indie Theatre artists as they TAKEOVER the TPM SALON and set out on wild new artistic journeys.
    Start your year off with inspiring new ideas!
    Curated by Tanner Manson!

    The Fresh & Fearless Line up:

    Naked Theatre Productions preview of “Little Dead Lady” – Created and performed by: Rebekah Anne Marie, Jenn Davis, and Sarah Flynn; premiering at IbsenFest.

    New Work by Fill The (W)hole Theatre Company – Lindsay Johnson, Brigitte Plouffe and Rayna Masterton.

    Hera Nalam will be sharing some original theatrical tunes!

    Music new and beloved (and maybe more?) by Walk&Talk Theatre Company – Duncan Cox, Tanner Manson and Ben Townsley.

    Darla Contois will share an excerpt of a new piece.

    A reading of a new work by Wren Brian – “A Fine Line”.

    About the Artists:

    Inspired by their love of storytelling, Fill The Whole Theatre Company aims to collaborate with a range of artists and community members to create multidisciplinary theatrical experiences.

    Walk&Talk Theatre Company is a Winnipeg-based, award-winning company that aims to find innovative ways of creating original music and original theatre that engages the heart and the brain.

    Hera Nalam is a 23 year old up and coming singer-songwriter and actor originally from Cebu, Philippines but is now locally based in Winnipeg.

    Naked Theatre Productions – Naked /’nāked/ (adj.) without the usual covering or protection; exposed to harm; vulnerable.

    Darla Contois is an award winning Cree/Salteaux theatre artist based out of Winnipeg, MB. She graduated from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto of 2014. Her work has taken her all across Canada and most recently overseas to Germany’s Theatreformen Theatre Festival.

    Wren Brian started her career in Whitehorse, Yukon (territory of the Kwanlin Dün & Ta’an Kwäch’än) where she was born and raised. Currently based in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 territory, she is dedicated to creating characters that can be played by actors of any gender, ancestry, ability, and/or age.


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  • Happy Holidays from TPM

    Happy Holidays from TPM


    We would like to wish everyone the happiest of Holidays and the very best for a New Year filled with peace and joy, happiness and good health and every other good wish for YOU, our fantastic friends!

    2018 was an amazing year with the World Premiere of  Patrick Friesen’s A Short History of Crazy Bone, the first ever Interlake Chautauqua Tour and Stephen Massicotte’s beautiful drama, Mary’s Wedding!

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    A few special nods to our community:

    We congratulate Patrick Friesen on his Evie Award for Best New Work and celebrate the entire team led by director Andraea Sartison, choreographer Tanja Woloshen and  the incomparable Tracey Nepinak, as Crazy Bone.

    The Interlake Chautauqua Fundraiser on May 3rd launched us up Highways 6, 7 and 8 with The Interlake Chautauqua Tour! Thank you to all our community partners for opening their hearts and homes to our merry band of artists! We look forward to sharing more from our adventures at our April  30th Salon -Save the Date!

    The culmination of 18 months of work, the Chautauqua tour included everything from perogy and vinarterta workshops, a Historical Art Tour through New Iceland, over 150 hours of theatre workshops for children and youth, and three screenings of Andy Blicq’s documentary, A Song for John Ramsay with special guests Scott Nolan and William Prince were held in Riverton and Peguis. Mary’s Wedding was performed in high schools and community halls across the region and Salons were held in greenhouses, bars, halls, and a big boisterous kitchen party rocked the Arborg Legion! Dances for teens and seniors were hosted with the Country Pride band. (PLUS Andraea was 7 months pregnant when she started the tour… we’re happy to have now welcomed the newest member of TPM!)

    As the year drew to a close, Grant Guy conducted a sold out Object Theatre Workshop which included visiting artists from Théâtre de la Pire Espèce and a special performance of their show Ubu on the Table. Thanks to our partners at Théâtre Cercle Moliere for making this cultural exchange possible.

    Finally, our hearty thanks to the Goodwill Social Club for hosting our Salons. Good cheer and warm hugs to our volunteers for all their enthusiastic help. And a special shout out to Debbie Patterson, Grant Guy, Gislina Patterson, Zorya Arrow and Prairie Fire for partnering on the salon programming in 2018.  Salons in the New Year to be held on January 29th, February 26th and April 30th!

    We want to thank you for all of your support and love – we really appreciate each and every one of you! Not to mention, a huge heartfelt thanks to this year’s partners & generous sponsors!

    With love,

    TPM Staff – Ardith, Andraea, Rea, Ian and Corinne

    TPM Board – Clay, Janet, Bill, Carolyn, Ray, Lisa, Justin and Chris!

    Photo credit – Dylan Hewlett –  A Short History of Crazy Bone

    Linda Beech – Set Design, Itai Erdal – Lighting Design, jaymez – Sound Design, Claire Thérèse Friesen – Costume Design
    Ensemble – David Arial, Zorya Arrow, Arne MacPherson, Tracy Penner, Tracey Nepinak

    Photo credit – Duncan McNairnay – Mary’s Wedding

    Featuring Justin Fry and Sarah Flynn
    Set Design by Rebekah A.M. Enns, Costume Design by Joseph Abetria, Lighting Design by Adam Parboosingh, Sound Design by Matthew Waddell, Composition by Scott Nolan

    Photo credit –  Chris Sousa – Interlake Chautauqua – Featuring Claire Friesen







  • Give the Gift of Theatre!

    We know that sometimes you need a wonderful (and clutter-free!) gift for your favourite hard- to-buy-for person. We think we can help you out: Tickets to Dragonfly, playing March 14-24, 2019! Buy a ticket (or several) to see Dragonfly by Lara Rae – a raw and heartfelt story of a half century long (and counting) gender odyssey.

    Not sure which performance they will be attending? No problem! We don’t expect you to be Kreskin and we won’t charge a fee if they need to shift to a different performance date.  Just have them call or email us and we’ll make it work in their calendar!

    One size fits all, nut and gluten free, and fast! – can’t go wrong! Plus, giving the gift of great theatre AND supporting your local non-profit theatre makes you look like a star – win-win!

    To purchase, click below!

    Call us – 204-989-2400 – if you need assistance! Sometimes online purchases prove tricky, and we can also process your request over the phone. Happy Holidays!

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