TPM parcel from home 5th edition!

Justin Otto and Claire Thérèse Friesen in I Dream of Diesel.

Call out for Interlake participants!

Multidisciplinary artist Claire Thérèse Friesen, who you may remember from our Interlake Chautauqua Tour in 2018, is beginning a new art project inspired by her time in the Interlake. She is seeking Interlake residents to connect with via Canada Post snail mail. If you would like the chance to participate, please send us your name and full mailing address to [email protected]. That’s all we can say! The rest comes from Claire in the form of a letter to your doorstep or P.O. Box.

Claire Thérèse Friesen is a multi-disciplinary artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  She loves performing and collaborating in new works of theatre, including I Dream of Diesel and Mission Potluck (One Trunk Theatre), Broken Wings (take me home productions), and Dionysus is Getting Impatient (Theatre Incarnate).  Claire is a singer-songwriter, performing solo and with her band The Lockdown.  She is also a member of the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir.  When she is not on stage, Claire facilitates and designs arts programming for a number of organizations, including Shakespeare in Stony Mountain (through Shakespeare in the Ruins), a program that offers high school drama credits to incarcerated men.

Chocolatier Constance Popp produces fresh premium artisan chocolates, pastries & frozen treats in Winnipeg (since 2007).

They are also an extraordinary supporter of the arts in Winnipeg, regularly sponsoring, advertising and providing delicious chocolate to support our local performing arts scene. We think this is a great reason to sashay to their shop or order online…not to mention that chocolate!

TPM/ CPOPP TRIVIA : for our 2015 production of Iceland by Nicolas Billion, the character Anna was required to nibble on a bar of soap during her audience address (photo below). We approached Constance, who graciously took on this special props mission, crafting several white chocolate “soap bars” for actor Heather Russell.

Their shop is open to the public or you can shop online on their website. Courier service available within Winnipeg and delivery outside of the city.

RMTC’s Back Stage in the Peg

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre has created Backstage in the Peg, a new online arts magazine that celebrates the incredible artists, arts organizations and local heroes in Winnipeg. This digital series promises to be a great way for audiences to stay connected to theatre in our beautiful city.

This pilot episode includes lots of wonderful locals like Robyn Slade, who played Constance Ledbelly in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), and a lovely meditation by Debbie Patterson.

For more information about this exciting new initiative click here!

MB Live Sessions

Every Thursday @ 7pm Manitoba Film and Music brings you livestream concerts from talented Manitoba musicians!

Click here for more!

Redtalk Series

​The RedTalks series  celebrates exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, innovators and leaders.

On May 20 @ 2pm a special 90-minute online REDTalk, features Senator Murray Sinclair who served Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Also featuring author and activist Lee Maracle, and artistic director and moderator Sandra Laronde as they delve into the COVID-19 pandemic from an Indigenous perspective and context.

Click here to register.

Social Isolation Resources at Shakespeare in the Ruin

SIR has created opportunities to Learn & Connect!

They will be offering workshops and live-video coaching starting May 27th.

Workshops include:

Speaking the Text
Introduction to Shakespeare’s Language & Tools

Speaking the Text
Online Interactive Shakespeare Intensive

Click here for more info. and to register!


Stay tuned next week for more programming updates! We look forward to sharing news from Lara Rae, Steven Ratzlaff, Andraea Sartison and Daniel Jordan.


These are financially challenging times for us – we are doing all we can to batten down the hatches, but the drain is real. We are doing all we can to keep our small yet mighty staff employed. If you have the capacity to give, please consider a donation to Theatre Projects Manitoba. The very best way to do this right now is through Canada Helps, who will issue you a tax receipt online and nearly instantly.