2022/2023 marks the 32nd season for Theatre Projects Manitoba!
2022/2023 Mainstage Season at a Glance
None of This Is Happening by Ellen Peterson
November 10th –20th, 2022 at the Rachel Browne Theatre
This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear by David Walker
April 20th – 30th, 2023 at Théâtre Cercle Molière
TPM in Theatres…
November 10-20, 2022 – None of This Is Happening by Ellen Peterson.
TPM has always been the home of Manitoba Playwrights and we couldn’t be more pleased to bring you this World Premiere by Winnipeg treasure, Ellen Peterson. This apocalyptic fable follows a trio of aging ex-vaudevillians who are inextricably tied together even as they goad each other to the brink.
A play about garbage, longing, Niagara Falls, and our inescapable interconnectedness–for better and worse. It’s the end of the world seen through the incomparable imaginative lens of one of Winnipeg’s finest playwrights.
Featuring a stellar team of local artists, Alissa Watson (The Paper Bag Princess – PTE, founding member of The Red Nose Diaries and The Talentless Lumps), directs Monique Marcker (Albertine in Five Times, The Elmwood Visitation, North Main Gothic), Simon Miron (A Winter’s Tale – SIR, Orlando – RMTC, Artistic Director of the Village Conservatory), and Jane Testar (A Winter’s Tale – SIR, founding member of Outside Joke, and Hot Thespian Action) with Assistant Director Carol-Ann Bohrn, and designers Joyce Licup, Brenda McLean, Ksenia Broda-Milian, and Emma Hendrix. Graphics & poster design by Danielle Friesen.
April 20-30, 2023 – This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear by David Gagnon Walker (A Strange Victory Performance)
After their successful runs across the country including High Performance Rodeo, and SummerWorks, we are so excited to welcome Strange Victory Performance to Winnipeg for the Manitoba premiere of this experimental theatre collaboration with audiences.
David has written a play for himself and a gathering of friends and strangers to read together out loud. It’s the story of the rise and fall of an imaginary civilization in an imaginary land. A poetic fable about how to live with the slowly unfolding emergencies of our world, it’s also an invitation to join in on the artistic process, and a testament to the power of a roomful of people discovering a new story together.
Created by a team of award-winning artists from across Canada, This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear invites you back to the theatre after this long, strange time, asking you to help tell a story about worry and wonder, loneliness and community, beauty and fear.
Participate according to your own comfort – read for a character, join the chorus, or sit back and watch – and join this humorous, cathartic exploration of our innermost private fears.
Written and performed by David Gagnon Walker, directed by Christian Barry and Judy Wensel, multimedia design by Tori Morrison, physical design by Morgan Melenka, technical and design assistance by Lauren Acheson and Patricia Vinluan.
“We’re thrilled to finally be able to put the theatre back in Theatre Projects Manitoba with two mainstage offerings in 22/23! The first, a world premiere by an all-local team. The second, a chance for Winnipeg audiences to join the performance alongside a rising star in Canadian experimental theatre. These two contemporary fables wear their theatrical liveness on their sleeves even as they stare down the barrel of what it means to be alive on Earth in our undeniably troubled times. Both plays call us to be present together and remind me how urgently we need each other. I hope you’ll join us to help build and witness the imaginative (and maybe even a little bit hopeful?) worlds these plays conjure.”
– Suzie Martin, Artistic Director
TPM in the World…
October 2022—The Theatre Maker Cohort’s Teeny Tiny Digital Projects
TPM’s Theatre Maker Cohort has been busy all spring and summer creating and filming new short digital works and we can’t wait to share them with you. Follow our social channels for these web-exclusive offerings from this talented pack of up-and-coming artists!
Streaming @tpmwinnipeg, FREE
October 1, 2022—Daniel Jordan’s Songs from an Inland Sea EP Launch
Step aboard the Nonsuch for a concert like no other! In 2020 Daniel Jordan joined TPM’s Chautauqua: The Interlake Trail where he learned and set to music some of the rich history of the Interlake region. Now he’s launching those songs into the world as Songs from an Inland Sea. Daniel Jordan is an artful storyteller that brings these tales to life on stage, captivating the audience with his songwriting and creative musical arrangements. Joined by Heitha Forsyth (Sol James) and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner (Red Moon Road)— this trio will take you on a musical journey through the Interlake you will not soon forget. One night only in Winnipeg, then catch them on tour in the Interlake!
A special beer from Nonsuch Brewing will be available for purchase with some proceeds going to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.
Aboard the Nonsuch in the Manitoba Museum—190 Rupert Avenue
Facility access information can be found on the Manitoba Museum website, here.
Purchase tickets HERE.
Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm — Limited seating available.
December 7, 2022 –Light it Up! Holiday Party & Fundraiser
Join us as we chase away the dark and make some joyful noise! Featuring tasty bites by our Mainstage playwrights, sweet musical guests, and other shiny delights. Holiday treats, cash bar, and more—raise a glass (or a cookie) and help us keep the lights on for another year!
@ Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club (234 Main St), Tickets $25
Spring 2023 –TPM’s Travelling Collabaret
TPM’s signature Salons re-imagined with a geographic and collaborative twist, on location in Winnipeg and in the Red River Valley, these variety shows will highlight a mixed bill of urban and rural artists sharing their work, working together, and taking turns hosting each other in their home communities. Featuring a diverse roster of emerging and established multidisciplinary artists and musical guests from both sides of the perimeter.
Venues TBA, admission by donation.
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Theatre Projects Manitoba is a professional, non-for-profit organization focusing on the creation and presentation of artist-led theatrical work seeded and harvested in Manitoba. Since 1990, TPM has developed the voices of the region, sharing stories that have a connection to communities that reside on Treaty 1 Land, and passionately supporting their growth of these projects and relationships.
We create and connect on Treaty 1 Territory and on the homeland of the Red River Métis Nation. We are grateful to the knowledge keepers, storytellers, artists and makers from all first peoples of this land including the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, for their ongoing relationship with and caretaking of these lands and waters that support and sustain life on these plains, forests, and tundra.