We’re hosting a Birthday Party – for ghosts!

Theatre Projects Manitoba invites you to join us for a birthday party!


When: April 8, 2024. 7:30 – 10:30pm.

Where: Kilter Brewing Co. (450 Rue Deschambault)

On April 8th, Theatre Projects Manitoba will host a birthday party (for ghosts), an event in celebration of and inspired by the world premiere of our upcoming musical, End of the Line, by Walk&Talk Theatre Company.

End of the Line is a new musical that tells the story of Heart City – a coastal community destroyed in an instant as a dam breaks and a river crashes through countless lives on its way to rejoin the sea. We follow the interwoven stories of eight strangers and their subtle self discoveries as they discover their most authentic selves just before they are destroyed. With one final party, we celebrate the life and the death of Heart City.

Sprinkle your well wishes across our giant birthday card, to be displayed in the lobby of the production venue during the run; sing your heart out for karaoke, and enter to win some silent auction prizes; enjoy the evening of music and sweet treats as we celebrate new work, and you!

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door; advance tickets are on sale now!

A Birthday Party For Ghosts


Our birthday party will offer some sweet treats, and there will be a cash bar!

Performance by Onna Lou

Onna Lou will provide musical entertainment for a portion of the evening, filling the space with her folk / contemporary style. Fun fact: She’s among the 3.4% of female producers in the industry, writing, playing, and recording her own music.

An Interactive Art Piece

Guests will be able to participate in the creation of a giant birthday card, facilitated by local visual artist Jo Korving, using recycled printed materials provided by ArtsJunktion.


End of the Line is a musical, and guests can have their moment in the spotlight to sing their hearts out! Hosted by Dutchess Cayetano, who will help you live out your own 11 o’clock number.

Silent Auction

Enter our silent auction for a chance to win a variety of prizes!

The auction is so silent, we won’t reveal the prizes just yet …

Costume Design

Guests will get a sneak peek at the costume design for End of the Line, provided by the show’s costume designer Daina Leitold. Kara Joseph (assistant costume designer) will talk you through the designs and their inspiration!

Meet our Musician!

Onna Lou

Onna Lou, an Argentinian-Canadian artist, has called Winnipeg home since 2016. Armed with degrees from Berklee College of Music and Universidad Católica Argentina, she’s renowned for blending traditional folk with contemporary sounds.

Her 2022 album, “Diamante,” supported by Canada Council for the Arts, made it to the Earshot Charts for 15 weeks, peaking at #1 on three charts.

Nominated for Global Artist of the Year at the 2023 Western Canadian Music Awards, Onna Lou embarked on her first Canadian tour in 2022, captivating audiences in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, London, and Ottawa. She’s a regular performer in her native Argentina as well.

Currently, she’s working on her third album, slated for October 2024 release, supported by the Manitoba Arts Council. Her music resonates across Canada and beyond, featured on CBC radio, CKUA, TV, newspapers, and podcasts.

Exploring new sounds, her live shows feature unique elements like two cellos on stage. Whether solo with her guitar, in a duo with multi-instrumentalist Julian Vidal, or in her new quartet format, Onna Lou continues to enchant audiences with her diverse talents.


Meet our Visual Artist!

Jo Korving's headshot.Jo Korving

Jo Korving (they/them) is a queer, interdisciplinary, mixed media artist currently studying fine arts at the University of Manitoba located on treaty 1 territory. They find themselves looking to make sense of their experiences and the collective experience of their community through their art and art-making processes.




Meet our Karaoke Host!

Dutchess Cayetano

Dutchess Cayetano is a multi-disciplined Filipino Canadian artist known for her work in Theatre and Film. With a passion for the performing arts, Dutchess has captivated audiences with her versatile skills and captivating performances. She has worked on productions such as Disney’s Little Mermaid (Rainbow Stage), Paperbag Princess, Prairie Nurse (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Red Earth (One Trunk), and has been part of the North American Tours of Shopkins Live and Babyshark! Dutchess was also part of the Phase Two development team for Ma-Buhay! A New Musical, scheduled for this Summer under the dome of Rainbow Stage. Additionally, she has worked as Rainbow Stage’s Content Creative Director for their Digital Studio, contributing to the production of their YouTube show: Rainbow Rhythms and podcast: Rainbow Speaks. She also served as the Creative Coordinator for last year’s Season of Love Valentines Concert. Outside of her artistic pursuits, Dutchess is a Digital Creator, using her platform to support and promote local restaurants and businesses in Winnipeg and Manitoba on social media @wusgoodwpg.


Meet our Costume Design Team for End of the Line!

Daina Leitold – Costume Designer

Favourite costume design credits: Red Earth* (One Trunk Theatre & TPM), among men (RMTC/TPM), RENT (Rainbow), Fame (WST), Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Timon of Athens (SIR), Narrow Bridge (WJT), Awaken (Zone41 and SIR), Glad To Be Here and Edward II (TBTR), The Cherry Orchard (TBTR and Echo Theatre).

*Evie Award for Outstanding Production Design

Upcoming: Shifting Gears – Bike and Circuses 2024 (Green Kids Inc.) – Come check us out this August at Whittier Park!


Kara Joseph – Costume Design Assistant

Kara Joseph (she/her) is a performer, creator and arts manager based in Winnipeg. A wearer of many hats, Kara has worked in many artistic roles including performer, musician, director, costume designer and podcast host. In these diverse roles, Kara wholeheartedly dedicates herself to crafting art that is welcoming and accessible, embracing artists and audiences alike.
Kara’s contributions to the arts were recently recognized with the inaugural Cherry Karpyshin Arts Management Prize. Recent credits include Narnia (Bad Hats Theatre), Rainbow Speaks (Rainbow Stage), RENT (Rainbow Stage), Breaking Up With Me (JHG Creative) and Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats Theatre).

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