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A PATH FORWARD

Dear Artists, Friends and Community, For thirty years, Theatre Projects Manitoba has gathered artists and audiences together in the heart of downtown Winnipeg on Treaty One Territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We gather here and strive to tell stories that help us know one another – to build connections and empathy. The […]

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Chautauqua – The Interlake Trail

Theatre Projects Manitoba is hitting the road again- with our second version of The Chautauqua!  In 2018, a merry band of artists began creating and traveling in Manitoba’s beloved Interlake region- building relationships, creating art and eventually setting out on a four week tour- living in residence in the community and hosting over 150 events […]

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Winter Warm-Up Workshops!

Do you live in Manitoba’s Interlake and have a creative itch to scratch? Well then, Theatre Projects Manitoba has got you covered! Introducing our Winter Warm-Up Workshops – free weekly creative workshops (delivered digitally) for Interlake participants led by some of our amazing Chautauqua artists!     Every Thursday from November 5th until December 10, TPM will […]

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Micro-Digital Arts Exchange Program

We’ve been on our toes! Nimbly dancing back and forth trying to catch fluff in the wind – making the most of an ever-changing reality and trying to imagine and invent our way through it. This spring we had been planning to begin our return to the Interlake, sending artists to research and interpret the Interlake […]

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Artist Meetings 

TPM is holding meetings with artists on a monthly basis through the summer and fall. This is a time to share your artistic practice or to express your desire to work on TPM’s production and design teams. We are looking to meet artists from many communities, backgrounds and artistic practices. This call is open to artists […]

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A message from Theatre Projects Manitoba

Our friends, A demand for change is being heard within our many and diverse communities throughout this land. Indigenous, Black, and people of colour, along with allies, demand and deserve a dismantling of the racist systems of power that have kept BIPOC artists from positions of leadership, and from contributing equitably to the richness of […]

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Hañwakañ Blaikie Whitecloud

Filmmaker and skateboarder, Hañwakañ Blaikie Whitecloud, is one of the talented artists who is working with TPM to explore and connect with the Interlake region. Last week he and his wife Tessa travelled through the Interlake visiting Winnipeg Beach, Arborg, Matheson Island, Gimli, Selkirk, and various sites in between. Here’s what Hañwakañ had to say about his most […]

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The Case of Juanita Sanchez

Retiring in the midst of the pandemic lockdown , a man tries to come to terms with his life’s work, the death of his infant son, and the failure of his marriage. Is he seeking the truth or dodging it? Written by Steven Ratzlaff, adapted from his play Last Man in Puntarenas A film adaptation […]

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Artist Stories

Steven Ratzlaff in TPM’s 2010 production of The Last Man in Puntarenas Playwright Steven Ratzlaff has adapted his short play Last Man in Puntarenas to video. Now titled The Case of Juanita Sanchez, this special screening will be available on Facebook Thursday June 4th at 7:00pm. (and on Vimeo after June 5th) Steven and dramaturg Bill Kerr sit down for a digital exchange to talk […]

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TPM parcel from home 7th edition!

Hi Friends! Wow that week flew by! We hope you are basking in some sunshine and fresh air. We miss you a lot. All of us at TPM are working hard to navigate this new and rapidly shifting world. We are zooming and grooming, dreaming and scheming, and hoping and playing. It’s not always easy. […]

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Walk&Talk Theatre Company

Photo taken during our residency with the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area. From Left to Right: Tanner Manson, Duncan Cox, and Ben Townsley. Where to start? …Hi! Over the past season, you may have seen us kicking it with TPM at The Good Will Social Club hosting the Salons, but if […]

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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 […]

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A TPM Parcel From Home!

We hope you are all keeping well and finding ways to stay calm and connected in your spaces. TPM staff continues to work remotely, connecting with each other and our Board; we are working to respond, regroup and re-calibrate our work as each new moment, day and week comes to pass. We continue to think […]

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Welcome to our creative care package – a TPM parcel from home!

Gosh, we miss you! But let’s stay the course, shall we? We can do this by supporting one another, being kind and being generous. All from a distance! For now, our newsletter and social media will serve to keep us as close as possible; sharing the stories of community members, artists, patrons and volunteers and […]

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A COVID-19 Update for our Community

Friends, We sincerely hope that you are well and maintaining an island of calm during this turbulent and unnerving time. As COVID -19 impacts our whole world, we are concerned for the well-being of you, our community – the audiences, artists, donors and stakeholders who give us purpose, focus and keep our hearts wide open. […]

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Emily Solstice Tait joins the team as our new Arts Leadership Fellow!

We are thrilled to share news that Emily Solstice Tait has joined Theatre Projects for 2020 as the newest Indigenous Arts Leader Fellow through a partnership with the Winnipeg Arts Council. Here is the media release and some information about the program and about Emily! We are excited to have her on the team and look forward […]

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Goodnight Desdemona!

  It is bittersweet to say farewell to the cast and crew of Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). It was a delight to be back at PTE and to participate in RMTC’s  Master Playwrights Festival. Thank you to both theatres! We are grateful to live and create in a community that provides opportunities […]

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Reviews are in for Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)!

  “MacDonald’s script impressively transposes Shakespearean iambic pentameter to contemporary ideas, but the play’s overall hilarity can’t be undersold. It helps that director Michelle Boulet employs formidable comic talent here, especially Slade, who is a consistent delight as Constance.” -Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press   We couldn’t agree with King more! Read the entire article […]

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Preview article for Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

“Really, really good theatre should make you laugh and at the same time, you should also be touched by it and this play does that.” Wise words from our director Michelle Boulet in the Winnipeg Free Press preview article for Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Check out the full article here. Still don’t have […]

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Theatre Projects in rehearsal with Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald

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Holiday Fun!

Join us for an evening of holiday delights! With a trio of musical guests from the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir and hosts Lindsay Johnson, Ben Townsley, and Duncan Cox from Fill The (W)hole Theatre Company and Walk&Talk Theatre Company. The holiday program includes… Play Readings with Reba Terlson and Coby Friesen Drag Performances by Emerald Stardust […]

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Projection Mapping Intensive

Ready to take your video projection skills to the next level?   Want to include video in your next performance? Just curious about the large world of video projection? Join Axis Z Media Arts for the QLab 4 & Projection Mapping Intensive! ABOUT THE INTENSIVE: Lead by Axis Z Media Arts members Laura Anzola and Matthew […]

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Season Launch at Times Change(d)

2019 / 2020 Season Launch Everyone welcome – No cover – no tickets needed! Doors at 6:00pm for snacks and drinks. Short program hits the stage at 7:00pm. Meet the Season! Meet the Artists! Meet each other! Head on down to Times Changed High and Lonesome Club where you will be well meet by a […]

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TPM 2019/20 Season Announcement!

  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 […]

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MAC 2019 Prizes in the Arts Reception recap and Season Announcement Teaser

Manitoba Arts Council’s very first Connecting Creative Communities Prize On Tuesday June 18th 2019, at a lovely reception at The Forks Market, Theatre Projects Manitoba was honoured with one of four new Manitoba Arts Council prizes celebrating excellence in the arts in Manitoba. A huge shout out to Merle and Patricia Klyne of Ashern, who […]

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Red Earth Opens on Wednesday May 8th!

We’re so excited to show you pics of the Red Earth set! Photo credits: Kristian Jordan. Dream Team: Written by Rick Chafe and Kristian Jordan. Directed by Andraea Sartison. Assistant Directed by Ross McMillan. Illustration by GMB Chomichuk. Set/Costumes/Props by Daina Leitold. Projection by Matthew Waddell. Animation by Laura Anzola. Lights by Itai Erdal. Sound […]

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Writer to Writer – Red Earth writers interview each other

Kristian Jordan Questions, as answered by Rick Chafe 1.  I should probably preface this with ‘for better or for worse’ but… what has occurred in the voice of your writing as a result of the many collaborative sources contributing to this project? I collaborate a lot, so I’m used to modifying my writing voice in playing […]

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Final Salon & Volunteer Appreciation

Our Final Salon is a Chautauqua Show and Tell  & Volunteer Appreciation! Tuesday April 30th, 7:00 – 10:00pm The Good Will – Social Club Tales from the Chautauqua Tour! Join these fabulous artists for music and stories from the Interlake. With Sol James, Claire Therese Friesen, Justin Fry, Sara Jane Flynn, Sarah Constible, Andraea Sartison, […]

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Comics Come Alive Workshop

Date TBD 7th Floor 70 Albert St One Trunk Theatre‘s Andraea Sartison and Gmb Chomichuk unite to teach a comics-meets-theatre workshop inspired by the process used to create Red Earth– a graphic novel and theatre collaboration inspired by humans migration to Mars. Calling writers, comic creators, playwrights, screenwriters, theatre artists and more! This workshop will […]

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Design for Non-Designers Coffee Date #2

10:30am-12:30pm, April 27th Forth Cafe Diving into design with Red Earth lighting designer, the Siminovitch Prize nominated Itai Erdal (Vancouver). Hosted by Rea Kavanagh, General Manager of Theatre Projects Manitoba, this is a conversational-style workshop open to all; but, especially geared towards theatre artists who aren’t primarily designers: directors, actors, playwrights and administrators. What is […]

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DESIGN FOR NON-DESIGNERS COFFEE DATE #1

10:30am-12:30pm, April 20th Forth Cafe Demystifying projection design, live video and digital art for the stage with AZMA Digital: Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola (Calgary), Projection & Animation Designers of Red Earth. Hosted by jaymez, local Winnipeg multimedia designer, and sound designer of Red Earth, this is a conversational-style workshop open to all; but, especially […]

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Red Earth Book Launch

Red Earth Book Launch Saturday, May 11th, 6:00pm PTE Lobby Hosted by Alchemical Press in association with One Trunk Theatre and McNally Robinson, this book launch invites the comic/graphic novel and literary communities to come together at Prairie Theatre Exchange for the official launch of the Red Earth graphic novel, created as a companion pieces […]

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An Interview with Playwright Lara Rae

As the Opening Night of Dragonfly approaches (March 14-24, 2019), we took a moment to ask Lara some questions based on her play and on her past experiences: Why it is important to share stories written by trans writers? To show where fundamentally we are the same as cis people. And to show where we are […]

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Theatre Project Manitoba: January Salon Takeover

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 19:00-22:00 The Good Will – Social Club 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4 A New Year! New Beginnings! New Art! Join some of Winnipeg’s coolest Indie Theatre artists as they TAKEOVER the TPM SALON and set out on wild new artistic journeys. Start your year off with inspiring new ideas! Curated […]

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Happy Holidays from TPM

  We would like to wish everyone the happiest of Holidays and the very best for a New Year filled with peace and joy, happiness and good health and every other good wish for YOU, our fantastic friends! 2018 was an amazing year with the World Premiere of  Patrick Friesen’s A Short History of Crazy […]

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The Final Letter from the Road: The Chautauqua Tour Wrap Up

November. 5, 2018 4 weeks. 8 communities. A whole new expanded family. This sums up the last month for a group of rag-tag artists in the Interlake. Little did we know how when we set out about how rewarding this experience would be. As our tour wrapped up yesterday in Teulon, we can’t help but […]

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LETTER FROM THE ROAD: WEEK 4 – NOVEMBER 1ST

Photos at the WW1 Museum in Pilot Mound. Owner and operator, Bruce Tascona gave our cast a tour. Our merry band of artists are enjoying their last week in the Interlake! While they are out on the road we have our Chautauqua documentarian, Chris Sousa, bringing you letters from the road! The past week in Arborg was a trip […]

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Letter from the road: Week 3 – October 25th

Each week as I write these entries I find myself looking forward to the week to come. I don’t often find myself reflecting on what was; but, today as I write this letter from the road, I can’t shake the previous week spent in Eriksdale and Lundar. During our time in these communities there were […]

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Letter from the road: Week Two (October. 18th, 2018)

Our merry band of artists have left Winnipeg to explore another fabulous area in the Interlake! While they are out on the road we have our Chautauqua documentarian, Chris Sousa, bringing you letters from ‘up the 6’! Dear Winnipeg: Leaving the Moosehorn area late Sunday evening, we all felt a sense of belonging and accomplishment. The first […]

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Letter from the road: Week One (October. 10th, 2018)

IT’S BEGUN! The Chautauqua / tour of the in Interlake successfully hit the road on Tuesday! While our merry band of artists are out on the road we have our Chautauqua documentarian, Chris Sousa, bringing you letters from ‘up the 6’! Dear Winnipeg: It was noon in Winnipeg when we all met up, packed, and set sail […]

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Object Theatre Workshop – November 26-29, 2018

November 26 to November 29 1 pm to 5 pm Location: Manitoba Association of Playwrights (MAP) 503-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 Theatre Projects Manitoba is presenting a four-day workshop on object theatre from November 26 to November 29, 1 pm to 5 pm. The Workshop will be led by Grant Guy along with contributions by […]

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This Land Floods, The Interlake Chautauqua Tour – Steep Rock, MB

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Chautauquas travelled across the prairies, bringing diverse cultural programming to rural communities. Lectures, concerts, performances and demonstrations gathered the citizens together under one big tent for delightful artistic exchanges. Theatre Projects Manitoba brings to life a modern Chautauqua this fall. A merry band of multidisciplinary artists will […]

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Welcome to our 2018- 2019 Season!

Join us for our 28th season! We’ll be celebrating Manitoban talent and stories, and are launching our most enormous project to date: This Land Floods, the Interlake Chautauqua. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Chautauquas traveled across the prairies, bringing diverse cultural programming to rural communities. Lectures, concerts, performances and demonstrations gathered the […]

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THE INTERLAKE CHAUTAUQUA FUNDRAISER!

We’ve moved our Fundraiser to June 20th, 2018 – JOIN US! The Interlake Chautauqua Fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, June 20th, at the West End Cultural Centre, and, fittingly, it’s Interlake themed! We’ll be bringing you music from the region by way of our musical guests: Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner (Red Moon Road), Sol James and […]

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Reviews are in!

After a whirlwind opening week and weekend of A Short History of Crazy Bone, we are just tickled by the lovely audiences and reviews we have received! The Winnipeg Free Press’ Randall King comments on Nepinak’s performance: “…thanks to a terrific performance by Tracey Nepinak, Crazy Bone emerges as a singular creation, an outlaw without […]

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A Short History of Crazy Bone – March 28 until April 8, 2018

It is a beautiful and difficult tale.  It is a Manitoba story. Theatre Projects Manitoba is delighted and honoured to invite you to the world premiere of A Short History of Crazy Bone, a performance that treads the line between poetry, dance and theatre. Canadian poet Patrick Friesen’s new play awakens Crazy Bone who walks […]

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Salon #4

Our final salon of the year will take place on Tuesday, March 6th, 7pm at The Good Will (625 Portage Ave). Exploring the bounty of bringing generations together in art and life. Our youth are agitating for radical reform, rebellion and revolution in art and in the world. Do we only rewrite the story that […]

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TPM SALON #2

  It’s the second salon of the year at The Good Will – Social Club! THE SHAPE OF THINGS –This Salon is about exploring artistic practice from other communities. Seeing, hearing, differently abled, our imaginations are as powerful as each one of our senses. We are keeping our conversation going- the one that began at […]

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Meet the 2017/18 University Reps

TPM invites student reps from the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba to participate in TPM’s activities throughout the year, getting an inside look at all aspects of creating live theatre. They also provide a critical bridge for theatre students, helping TPM facilitate the transition from school into the theatre community. Meet the 2017/18 Reps: Emily […]

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Intro to Multi-Media Design Intensive

Led by longtime Ghost River Theatre (Tomorrow’s Child) audiovisual designer and programmer Matthew Waddell, the Intro to Multimedia Design Intensive is a hands-on introduction to the latest tools and techniques used in sound and video design for theatre and multimedia performance. This four-day, 18 hour, workshop will combine lectures, live demos and in-class excercises that will guide participants through […]

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TPM invites you to our…

Please let us know if you plan on attending by emailing [email protected] or calling 204.989.2400. This will allow us to send you documents, including our new bylaws to prepare for the meeting.

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2017/18 Season Announcement

We’re embarking on new territory next season. Our theatrical adventures take us to new venues and towns, and launch us towards new horizons!   Ghost River Theatre’s Tomorrow’s Child will play October 24-November 5, 2017 at the West End Cultural Centre. Ghost River Theatre, with special permission from the Ray Bradbury estate, has created a […]

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Science Affairs

Theatre Projects Manitoba presents Science Affairs at Prairie Theatre Exchange‘s Carol Shields Festival. Walk through an exhibition of scientific discoveries and displays inspired by truth, legends, and dreams about the citizens of our one great city. Interact with your generous hosts and museum curators as you venture into the bowels of Science Affairs– where the […]

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Spring into our POETRY Salon

Join us at The Good Will for our 5th salon of the season featuring Patrick Friesen & Friends in an evening of music and poetry. Patrick Friesen is the playwright of “A Short History of Crazy Bone” which will premiere as part of TPM’s 2017/18 season. Patrick will read from his own impressive catalogue of […]

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Salon # 4- January 30

  The first salon of 2017 is taking place on January 30th at the Good Will! Inspired by Cliff Cardinal writer/performer of TPM’s next show Huff (a Native Earth Performing Arts production) AND a young, fierce Canadian playwright- we are featuring the work of local dynamo writers with baby faces. Join us for an evening […]

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Happy Holidays + Secret Recipe!

Happy Holidays one and all from all of us at Theatre Projects Manitoba. Our gift to you: a seasonal delight from the Boxall clan.

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High School Matinees for Huff

High school educators! We’re offering an exceptional experience for your students to get up close and personal with Cliff Cardinal, one of Canada’s most exciting young playwrights, this February. Book your students into one of our 1:00 p.m. matinees on February 15, 16, 21 or 23 and they will be invited to attend a talk […]

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Up Next: TPM’s Holiday Salon

Join us for Theatre Projects Manitoba’s 3rd salon of the year: on December 12th at 625 Portage Avenue. Look forward to music by the Fu Fu Chi Chi trio, readings by local playwrights, and the next installment of Science Affairs- a devised theatre census by TPM’s University reps. Cozy up with us and get ready […]

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Theatre with a twist!

We have some special nights coming up for Beautiful Man by Erin Shields.   Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Rachel Browne Theatre is PAY WHAT YOU CAN PREVIEW.   Friday, November 18th at 8:00 p.m. sip on a cocktail by Roost on Corydon while watching the show.   Tuesday, November 22nd at […]

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Special Guest Playwright Erin Shields at our Next Salon

Join us on November 7th at 7:00 p.m. for a night at Prairie Theatre Exchange (our co-host for TPM ‘s 2nd Salon of the 2016-17 season) featuring the work of tenacious Canadian writer Erin Shields, delivered by local artists and the playwright herself. Erin will be in Winnipeg for this evening of readings from her plays If […]

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