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Happy Holidays from TPM!

We wish you and all your loved ones peace and joy during the festive season and the happiest of new years!

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An Interview with Ellen Peterson & The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir!

Every year, Theatre Projects commissions two or more theatre artists to create a new piece for straight-from-the-oven-to-the-audience performance.   December 8-10, In the Chamber: Holiday Special premieres a music/theatre mashup of the artistry of Ellen Peterson and the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir (aka creative cyclones Sarah Constible and Michelle Boulet plus ten or so best […]

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It’s a Handmade Holiday Special!

TPM is getting crafty with our Holiday Special themed In the Chamber! To compliment the performance on stage, we’ve invited local artists to display and sell their handmade creations in the lobby. There will be a variety of items, from original gift cards & writing journals to hand printed t-shirts, beautiful felted creatures & hand […]

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Theatre Projects’ Holiday Special is coming soon!

The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir  Photo:  Leif Norman l to r:  Michelle Boulet, Jacqueline Loewen, Sarah Constible, Janice Skene, Elizabeth Quesnel & Marina Stephenson Kerr In the Chamber 2011:  Holiday Special Featuring Ellen Peterson & The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir Directed by Ardith Boxall 8PM December 8th, 9th & 10th The Asper Centre […]

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An interview with Bruce McManus

Two Chekhov enthusiasts, Mike Bell and Bruce McManus, met for coffee to discuss the impending world premiere, 11 years in the making, of Bruce’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Scene: Mike enters Bruce’s home.  Bruce offers coffee.  Mike can’t say no because he loves “the java”.  During the interview, sometimes Bruce stands up to get coffee.  […]

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A warning from Chekhov – get out and vote Manitoba!

“Wherever there is degeneration and apathy, there also is sexual perversion, cold depravity, miscarriage, premature old age, grumbling youth, there is a decline in the arts, indifference to science, and injustice in all its forms.” -Anton Chekhov in a letter to A.S. Suvorin, Dec. 27, 1889

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New adaptation of Three Sisters by Bruce McManus – running October 6th – 16th.

Three Sisters By Anton Chekhov Adapted by Bruce McManus October 6th – 16th, 2011 Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film University of Winnipeg Campus – 400 Colony (entrance from Balmoral) Directed by Christopher Brauer Featuring an ensemble cast of 11! a zone41 theatre production 110 years since the original opened at the Moscow Arts Centre. […]

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Launching a season and introducing a new theatre company to Winnipeg audiences

On October 6th, 2011,  Theatre Projects Manitoba is launching our 22nd season with zone41 theatre’s production of  Bruce McManus’ Three Sisters.  We are excited to partner with them for their inaugural production and  introduce our audiences to this new theatre company committed to reimagining classics. We asked Matthew Handscombe – one half of zone41 to […]

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The Book of Vaudeville premieres with TPM Doc in support of PAL Winnipeg

On the occasion of TPM’s 20th anniversary, interviews abounded and video was shot… Theatre Projects was made a movie star. Produced and directed by Gordon Tanner, the footage became a 16 minute documentary called Between Then and Now: 20 Years of Theatre Projects Manitoba for MTS On Demand. Now you have a chance to see […]

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Welcome to Our 22nd Season!

Welcome to our 22nd Season of playing on the plains & making extraordinary Manitoban theatre! We are thrilled to bring you three world premieres from the Province, created by fabulous local artists (beloved and emerging) and staged in intimate city venues. Join us at the theatre where you’ll find daring, intelligent and sometimes hilarious stories […]

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CBC.ca | Manitoba Scene | Theatre Projects Manitoba announces all-new, all-Manitoba season

CBC.ca | Manitoba Scene | Theatre Projects Manitoba announces all-new, all-Manitoba season.

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Theatre Projects season will kick off with Chekhov

Winnipeg Free Press:  republished from May 14th, 2011 print edition A NEW adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters will have its première at Theatre Projects Manitoba this fall, 110 years after the original play opened in Moscow. Winnipeg playwright Bruce McManus has updated the tragicomedy to the late 1950s and set it at the air […]

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Upstaging the competition for two decades

by  Kenton Smith,  Uptown A new MTS Winnipeg on Demand doc looks at the dynamic 20-year history of Theatre Projects Manitoba. A good way to plug the undervalued dynamo of Winnipeg theatre was to bring its story directly into peoples’ homes. “There’s still too many people who don’t know the organization exists,” says local actor […]

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TPM Doc now playing on a small screen near you!

On the occasion of our 20th anniversary, interviews abounded and video was shot… Theatre Projects was made a movie star. Produced and directed by Gordon Tanner, the footage has now been transformed into a 16 minute documentary called Between Then and Now:  20 Years of Theatre Projects Manitoba. MTS TV customers can see the program […]

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The Challenge is on!

What CAN we do in 90 Hours? It’s time to find out! The Winnipeg Foundation’s 90-Hour Giving Challenge began Monday at 6:00am and runs until midnight Thursday, April 21st. Make an online gift during that time to Theatre Projects Manitoba’s Agency Fund and the Foundation will provide additional support. To check out the nearly 130 […]

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Held over – Beethoven Blatz is a hit!

Wowza – the response from audiences has been overwhelming!  So…we’ve added one more performance to our run of The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz. The Holdover performance is: 7:30 PM, Sunday April 17th Tickets are available online, in person at McNally Robinson or by calling the office:  204-989-2400

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A play they’ll enjoy, Manitobans will

By Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press What wants a man with a broken piano in an isolated woodbox of a home on the windswept Manitoba prairie in the 1930s? The answer is at the clappering heart of Armin Wiebe’s lusty romantic folk tale The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, which had its premiere staged before […]

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Theatre review: “Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz” brings Mennonites gone wild(ish) to the stage

by Joff Schmidt, CBC Theatre Reviewer Mennonites in lust! But not talking about it. That’s the Coles notes take on Armin Wiebe’s first full-length play, The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, which sees a solid world premiere this week from Theatre Projects Manitoba. It’s the 1930s, and Obrum Kehler (Tom Keenan) and his wife, Susch […]

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Made in Manitoba

Uptown Magazine:  Novelist Armin Wiebe makes his playwriting debut with The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, a folk play with a distinctly Prairie bent Daria Puttaert and Tom Keenan in The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz.  Photo:  Dylan Hewlett From the page to the stage, Theatre Projects Manitoba presents The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, […]

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Moonlight Sonata playwright delves into the art of the edit

Armin Wiebe is an award-winning author. But even more exciting, he is a first time playwright. Tonight is the opening night of Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz. Armin kept a journal of the journey of getting his first play to the stage. And he graciously shares some entries with you on CBC’s Manitoba Scene!

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Mennonites not funny? Well, you’re wearing pants!

ARMIN Wiebe thinks Mennonites are misjudged if they are seen as humourless, religious pacifists who spend their days singing and shunning in southern Manitoba. “The image of the poor, serious Mennonite may be handy as PR but it’s not the reality,” says Wiebe, 62. “Mennonites are a people who love to laugh. They are always […]

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We’re Talkin’ Brummtopp

And so is CBC’s Manitoba Scene – your new guide to local arts and entertainment! As the title suggests, the piano takes centre stage in Armin Weibe’s The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz.  But lurking in the shadows is the mysterious, sinister and possibly pagan companion of Mennonite New Years Mummers – the Brummtopp. When […]

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Tickets on sale at McNally Robinson

More and more people are purchasing tickets through TPM’s online store, but we know that some people just like a ticket…a real ticket with snap that you can rub between your fingers like a good luck charm. Theatre Projects Manitoba is eager to answer this tactile dream and has teamed up with McNally Robinson to […]

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Get Gutenthaled!

Turnstone Press Night is Friday April 15th! The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz is Armin’s latest Gutenthal story written for stage and produced by Theatre Projects Manitoba. Turnstone Press and Theatre Projects invite all authors, readers, friends, and fans of Armin Wiebe to join us on Friday, April 15 for a post-show reception. While we […]

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Finely tuned cast up to challenge of aboriginal tale with split personality

“You don’t see plays like this very often…this one is worth seeing” says Kevin Prokosh in his outstanding review of Almighty Voice and His Wife in the Winnipeg Free Press.  Read the article

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A chance to (finally) hear Moses, Almighty

Kevin Prokosh speaks with playwright Daniel David Moses,  Native Earth Performing Arts Artistic Director Yvette Nolan and Theatre Projects’ Artistic Director Ardith Boxall about Almighty Voice and His Wife.  Moses talks about how he came to the story and the distinct style that some have described as “two plays in one”. Read the Winnipeg Free […]

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Ahead of Its Time

Almighty Voice and His Wife is previewed by Jared Storey in this week’s Uptown.  He talks to Derek Garza (Almighty Voice) and Artistic Director Ardith Boxall about the play’s evolution with it’s audience and it’s distinct style and structure.  Read the Uptown article.

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Overture! Curtains! Lights!

Some old, a whole bunch new, quite a few borrowed and at least one (Calendar Girls) sort of blue mark this year’s season on Winnipeg stages.  And TPM’s premiere of The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz is April’s must see show! Read the Winnipeg Free Press Theatre Season Preview!

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Almighty Voice and His Wife by Daniel David Moses

2010/2011 Season

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The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz by Armin Wiebe

2010/2011 Season

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North Main Gothic Uptown review!

Read the Uptown review of North Main Gothic by Barb Stewart

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Sharing our stories

Sharing our stories

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20 years of breaking new ground

20 years of breaking new ground

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The city’s untried, unmarketable and critical theatre

The city’s untried, unmarketable and critical theatre

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Brave New Works

Brave New Works

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Actors given free reign…

Actors Given Free Reign…

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This play’s no “dog…”

The Last Dog of War at Theatre Projects Manitoba By Joff Schmidt for CBC Manitoba Theatre Projects Manitoba kicks off its 20th season with a winner from Linda Griffiths… and it should be as big a hit for TPM as last season’s production of Griffiths’ Age of Arousal was.  Read Joff’s CBC theatre blogspot on […]

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Daughter’s stage flight with ‘old bastard’ a success

By: Kevin Prokosh for Winnipeg Free Press 4 stars out of 5 THE mission for actress Linda Griffiths in her new dramatic monologue was to reconnect with her Second World War veteran father and get him to his squadron’s last RAF reunion in England without starting a Third World War. The Last Dog of War, […]

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Last Dog will have its day

November 4th 2009 TPM’s The Last Dog of War brings the personal side of battle by Amanda Lefley (Volunteer) Performer Linda Griffiths brings a personal story with her Last Dog of War. The Last Dog of War, a one-woman show written and performed by Montreal-born playwright Linda Griffiths, will be running Nov. 5-14 at the […]

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Bullying pays off for local theatre company

There are many reasons why plays have been written for Theatre Projects Manitoba over its 20 years, and a threat of physical violence is one of them. Rick Chafe was a fledgling fringe festival playwright in the mid-’90s when TPM artistic director Bruce McManus strong-armed him with a demand for a script, or else. The […]

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Familiar battles take the stage

The Second World War serves as a backdrop for the conflict between a father and daughter in Linda Griffiths’ The Last Dog of War Jared Story Familiar battles take the stageWith Remembrance Day approaching, it’s fitting that Theatre Projects Manitoba’s first production of the season is The Last Dog of War, running Nov. 5 to […]

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2009/2010 Season – The Company

2009/2010 Season

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Nothing Lost in Translation

Nothing Lost In Translation Uptown, November 6th, 2008 French-language playwright Marc Prescott’s Encore is adapted in English – and it’s still every bit as moving A- Relatively unknown by anglophone theatre audiences in Manitoba, Winnipegger Marc Prescott is nonetheless an award-winning French-language playwright, actor and director. Theatre Projects Manitoba is attempting to change this dichotomy […]

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Can I get an Encore?

Can I get an encore? Theatre Projects Manitoba kicks off their season with a crowd-pleasing play by a bad boy playwright Brittany Thiessen, The Uniter Uniter preview The English-language debut of a play by the self-proclaimed “bad boy of Franco-Manitoban theatre” kicks off Theatre Projects Manitoba’s season this week. Written by Marc Prescott, Encore is […]

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