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  • Theatre Projects Manitoba announces 2019/ 2020 Season!

    September 4, 2019

    Attn: Arts/Lifestyle & Community Editors and Writers


    Theatre Projects Manitoba announces 2019/ 2020 Season!


    2019/2010 marks the 29th season for intrepid theatre architects Theatre Projects Manitoba.

    Our season launch will take place on October 22nd at Times Changed High & Lonesome Club. Join us for snacks, a cash bar and a short roaring program– meet the artists and take a sneak peek at what we have in store this season. Winnipeg’s much-loved Times Change(d) is the host venue – in their newly renovated space at 234 Main street. Free and open to the public.

    January – In the depths of winter, a hot Canadian Classic and winner of the Governor General Award for Drama, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie Macdonald. (novelist and playwright of Fall on Your Knees, The Way the Crow Flies, The Attic the Pearls & the Three Fine Girls, Adult Onset and more!) This is the other-worldly, comedic story of an overlooked academic striving to prove her theory about two of Shakespeare’s best-known plays; Romeo & Juliet and Othello.

    Winnipeg’s own RobYn Slade (member of comedy darlings Outside Joke, The Cottage-RMTC, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea) will star as Constance Ledbelly whose often hilarious subconscious journey of self-discovery brings Shakespeare’s archetypal heroines into a new light as they try to untangle issues of identity, sexuality and self-worth.

    A crazily intelligent play that has gender bending at its very core, MacDonald’s wicked comedy will be helmed by director Michelle Boulet (Timon of Athens – SIR) and be part of RMTC’s Shakespeare Fest. Rounding out the all-star cast is Tom Keenan, Joanne Roberts, Ryan Miller, and Laura Olafson.

    April – In spring we lift the curtain on Five Moments, A World Premiere by Rick Chafe.

    Commissioned by Theatre Projects Manitoba, Five Moments is a thrilling hybrid of domestic fabulism, time travel, and story theatre. Directed by Artistic Director Ardith Boxall with collaborator Andraea Sartison (Red Earth, A Short History of Crazy Bone) the show features Sarah Constible (Dragonfly, Beautiful Man) and Arne MacPherson (I Dream of Diesel).

    Five Moments experiments with new forms in this playful, searing “what if” scenario of love and loss. Phoebe and Jack are married. They have had a child. They have been very happy. They have had their sorrows. Phoebe and Jack have a time machine. And they are re-evaluating spending the rest of their lives together.

    Five Moments is a serious game for lovers in a dangerous time.

    This is a year for laughter and love; a time for magical journeys and difficult roads. The characters you will encounter are facing re-invention and transformation; they are spirit guides for life in this very moment. Through them we might face the joys and struggles of embracing life in the face of great uncertainty.  Both plays this season embrace story telling that aides us in a search for wonder, awe and mystery.”    – Ardith Boxall, Artistic Director


    SALON SERIES: Theatre Projects will continue its popular Salon Series, highlighting work inspired by our main stage programming, featuring emerging artists and musical guests.

    Held at The Good Will Social Club and free to the public – the 2019/20 schedule is November 12th, December 10th, January 14th and March 17th – stay tuned for details by signing up for our Newsletter! theatreprojectsmanitoba.ca/get-involved/newsletter-signup/


    Media Contact & Interviews: Rea Kavanagh, General Manager

    [email protected]


    2019/ 2020 Season at a Glance


    A New Season:  Twenty-Nine and Holding!

    Tuesday October 22nd at Times Changed High and Lonesome Club.

    Doors open at 6:00pm, short roaring program at 7:00pm.

    The event is free and open to the public!


    Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie Macdonald

    January 31st – February 15th, 2020 at the Colin Jackson Theatre


    Five Moments by Rick Chafe

    April 23rd – May 3rd, 2020 at Theatre Cercle Moliere


    TPM Salon Nights

    Tuesday November 12| Tuesday December 10|Tuesday January 14|Tuesday March 17

    At The Goodwill Social Club – 625 Portage Avenue



    Tickets range from $10-$27. To purchase: www.theatreprojectsmanitoba.ca or by calling 204-989-2400


  • Job Posting – Associate Producer

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    Contract Term – 9 Months: Part-time, flexible hours. 10-15 per week depending on production activity and skill sets. Possibility to increase hours during peak production periods when additional Box Office support is needed. Hours may additionally increase should the applicant have the skills and facility to contribute to creative direction (see *note below) and execution of programming.

    Deadline for application: September 6, 2019
    Start date: Prefer September 16. Negotiable

    Theatre Projects Manitoba seeks a creative, responsible, helpful, energetic and organized individual to serve as the Associate Producer to the organization. Reporting to and supporting the Artistic Director & General Manager, the Associate Producer contributes to the general function of the office and execution of programming. Involved in all aspects of the production process, the Associate Producer plays a critical role in the artistic and financial growth of the company.

    *  Depending on skill set/experience, the Associate Producer may also contribute to the creative direction and execution of TPM’s outreach events such as the Salon Series, season launch, special events, fundraisers, Student Rep projects & performances and additional workshops and play readings.

    *This position is an ideal opportunity for an emerging or mid career artist/administrator to play a role in the growth of a storied and unique institution in the Manitoba Theatre ecology.  The ideal candidate will have strong administrative skills and a facility and passion for producing theatre.

    Compensation is $17/ hr.

    Theatre Projects Manitoba is a creative and friendly working environment, and the organization is an essential part of the arts in Winnipeg. The ideal candidate will have a good work ethic, and an interest and knowledge of the Winnipeg theatre scene.

    Major Responsibilities

    Manage day to day administration of the organization: Front line communications; regular office hours; license and permit applications; mail redirection and response; communication with contractors, service providers and suppliers; maintaining office environment; audition and job postings; directing phone enquiries; patron database entry and maintenance; statistical tracking; maintaining social media and web presence; memberships and affiliations; coordinating Board of Directors meetings.

    Contribute to artist and patron communication: Contribute to content development for brochures, media kits, newsletters, pitches, programs and online platforms, manage community and donor invites, lists and responses, emailing lists and communication plans, coordinate our Volunteers & Box Office, Donation, Marketing and Sales campaigns and processes. Management of website & social media platforms including copy & content creation.

    Artistic Support: Represent the company at community events and performances; develop opportunities for the work to be seen locally, provincially, nationally and internationally; support new artistic initiatives, opportunities and planning in consultation with the Artistic Director; coordinate and assist fundraising and community events; assist with execution of grant and funding applications and materials; provide support for auditions, workshops and script submissions, research & development, communications and liaising with associated guilds, unions and other community partners and arts service organisations.

    Required Skills

    • Friendly demeanor and good client service skills
    • Strong computer skills –Office 365, Word, Outlook, Excel and Filemaker Pro (will train in Filemaker database system)
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Excellent time management
    • Ability to be on time and meet deadlines
    • Willingness to problem solve and acquire new skills as required
    • Shows initiative
    • Ability to take direction
    • Consistent follow through on tasks and projects
    • Knowledge of, or confidence in ability to learn website skills
    • Working knowledge of Canva, for creation of design elements for social media and print an asset (training may be provided)
    • Relevant university/college degree and/or professional experience are an asset



    Theatre Projects Manitoba is a not for profit corporation with charitable status. The theatre we do is intimate, provocative, and artistically driven. It is our strong belief that professional theatre, created in partnership with a community and its artists, can inspire awe, wonder, and meaningful discourse. Our goal is to continue to build cultural narratives that speak to and for all the people in our community.

    Please submit resume and cover letter by 5:00PM on September 6, 2019 to [email protected] or by mail or in person to:

    Rea Kavanagh

    General Manager
    Theatre Projects Manitoba

    204-245 McDermot Ave.

    Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S6


    Theatre Projects Manitoba is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employment equity and diversity and encourage applications from all interested individuals.

    We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only those candidates offered an interview will be contacted.

  • TPM 2019/20 Season Announcement!


    2019_2020 Season Announcement coming soon! (3)

    We are excited to share details for 2019/2020, our 29th season!

    This is a year for laughter and love; a time for magical journeys and difficult roads. This winter comes with two boldly theatrical plays; a beloved Canadian classic and a home-grown World Premiere.

    This season explores re-invention and transformation; the joys and struggles of embracing life in the face of great uncertainty. Abraham Heschel, one of the most influential scholarly rabbis of the 20th Century said:

    “As civilization advances, the sense of wonder declines…life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe, but a will to wonder.”

    This season embraces story telling that aides us in this search for wonder, awe and mystery. There is power here.


    Good Night Desdemona
    (Good Morning Juliet)

    by Ann-Marie MacDonald – A saucy & wickedly smart Canadian classic!
    Part of RMTC’s Shakespeare Fest

    January 31st to February 15th, 2020
    Colin Jackson Theatre (at PTE)

    Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy and feminist revisioning of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. It takes us from a dusty office in Canada’s Queen’s University, into the fraught and furious worlds of two of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, and turns them upside-down.

    Constance Ledbelly is the beleaguered “spinster” academic, and  unlikely heroine who embarks on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity. When she deciphers an ancient and neglected manuscript, Constance is propelled through a very modern rabbit hole and lands smack in the middle of the tragic turning points of each play in turn. Her attempts to save first Desdemona, then Juliet, from their harrowing fates, result in a wild unpredictable ride through comedy and near-tragedy, as mild-mannered Constance learns to love, sword-fight, dance Renaissance-style, and master a series of disguises.

    Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is a gender-bendy, big-hearted and crazily intelligent romp, where irony and anger sing in perfect harmony with innocence and poignancy.

    Michelle Boulet (Founding member of SIR, Timon of Athens, Henry V) directs a cast of five actors – playing 16 characters – Featuring RobYn Slade as Constance Ledbelly.  With Tom Keenan, Ryan Miller, Laura Olafson and Joanne Roberts rounding out ensemble.ann-marie_macdonald_3

    Ann-Marie MacDonald is one of Canada’s beloved literary figures –  dramatist, novelist, host and creator.  She is the author of Fall on Your Knees, The Way the Crow Flies, Belle Morale, The Attic, The Pearls and the Three Fine Girls, and more!

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    Five Moments

    By Rick Chafe – A Theatre Projects Manitoba Premiere!

    April 23rd to May 3rd, 2020 
    Théâtre Cercle Molière

    Directed by Ardith Boxall
    Production Dramaturg and Artistic Collaborator – Andraea Sartison

    A new play commissioned by Theatre Projects Manitoba, Five Moments is a thrilling hybrid of domestic fabulism, time travel, and story theatre.

    Phoebe and Jack are married. They have had a child. They have been very happy. They have had their sorrows. Phoebe and Jack have a time machine. And they are re-evaluating spending the rest of their lives together.

    Five Moments experiments with new forms in this playful, searing “what if” scenario of love and loss.

    Five Moments is a serious game for lovers in a dangerous time.Rick Chafe Head shot

    Rick Chafe – Five Moments is Rick’s third play for Theatre Projects after co-writing last season’s TPM/One Trunk Theatre presentation multi-media sci-fi graphic novel for stage, Red Earth,  as well as The Last Man and Woman on Earth.  Rick’s plays have been produced across the country, including Strike! co-written with Danny Schur (Rainbow Stage), Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts and The Secret Mask (PTE), Shakespeare’s Dog (RMTC/NAC), The Odyssey (SIR) and Beowulf (Two Planks and a Passion).

    January salonSalon Series

    The popular cabaret nights are back!

    Salons will continue to be a place for the community to share ideas, showcase artists, explore art forms through performance, sing, dance and play.

    Watch for dates & times!


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