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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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AUDITION NOTICE – Five Moments

Time sensitive submission date   Five Moments By Rick Chafe Director: Ardith Boxall Production Dramaturg: Andraea Sartison Part of TPM’s 2019/20 Season   PRODUCTION DATES Rehearsals: Monday March 16, 2020 Preview: Wednesday April 22, 2020 Opening: Thursday April 23, 2020 Closing: Sunday May 3, 2020   AUDITIONS: Wednesday July 24 with call backs on Thursday […]

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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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AUDITION NOTICE: Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

By Ann-Marie MacDonald Part of TPM’s 2019/20 Season and RMTC Shakespeare Festival! Directed by Michelle Boulet Production Dates Rehearsals                January 2nd, 2020 Opening                     January 31st, 2020 Closing                       February 14th […]

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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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Give the Gift of Theatre!

We know that sometimes you need a wonderful (and clutter-free!) gift for your favourite hard- to-buy-for person. We think we can help you out: Tickets to Dragonfly, playing March 14-24, 2019! Buy a ticket (or several) to see Dragonfly by Lara Rae – a raw and heartfelt story of a half century long (and counting) gender odyssey. Not […]

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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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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Thank you to everyone who has been with us in 2017- the artists who shared their brilliance in collaboration, the audiences who shared a tear or a laugh and their time, our friends in the Interlake who have shared their homes and stories with us, our supporters who give whatever they can! We feel very […]

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Crazy Deal!

That’s right folks! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We are pleased to offer you 20% off tickets to A Short History of Crazy Bone so you can start striking names off  your gift list! Purchase before December 15th using the code: Crazy Deal! And we will send your tickets in the mail […]

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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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Hearing is Believing

Great review from CBC Manitoba’s Joff Schmidt about Tomorrow’s Child You should experience Ghost River Theatre’s Tomorrow’s Child. You should not, however, see it. That’s because this production from the Calgary theatre company — which they first performed in 2014, and which is being introduced to Winnipeg audiences by Theatre Projects Manitoba — is meant […]

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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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  It’s been a remarkable season! Come celebrate with us on April 10th at 7:00 p.m.- our final salon at The Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Avenue). It will be a casual evening of music, dancing, visiting and your chance to win a Theatre Projects Manitoba Re-Ward! We will also host our raffle draw, […]

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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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Huff specials!

We’re thrilled to welcome Native Earth Performing Art’s production of Huff by Cliff Cardinal to Winnipeg in February. We invite you to join us Feb 16th-26th at the Rachel Browne Theatre for the show. Visit the Huff page to see all dates/times listed (in yellow on the left hand side).   We have a few […]

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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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Sargent & Victor & Me Tickets

Please note that we are no longer selling tickets for Sargent & Victor & Me online. We are starting a waiting list for tonight’s final performance and may offer spots to a lucky few.  Call us at 204-989-2400 for details or to join the waiting list.

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Let’s launch the season together!

  Join us at The Good Will (625 Portage Avenue) for readings from this season’s playwrights, musical treats and a sneak peek into Science Affairs, an all new theatre experiment by our UWinnipeg student reps! Oh ya, and you can chow down on some pizza at the same time.  

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Welcome to our 2016/17 Season

  We’re delighted to share with you three bold works by intrepid Canadian voices. Join us to experience unflinching stories that are artistically stunning and NOW. This fall TPM’s heads out on to the road, stretching our Manitoba routes with a rural presentation of Sick + Twisted’s Sargent & Victor & Me by Debbie Patterson, […]

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You’re invited to the TPM AGM

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Thank you

“probably the most vital social conversation happening in our city, if not the entire country.” – The Uniter’s Thomas Pashko on Reservations It was a three-year journey to bringing Reservations to the stage and along with our gratitude for such a passionate artistic team, we have many people to thank for this amazing experience. We […]

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introducing emma tibaldo

We are so pleased to welcome the very talented and accomplished Emma Tibaldo. We’re feeling pretty lucky to have snagged her from her busy schedule of theatre-making in Montreal! She co-directs Reservations alongside Winnipeg-based artist and educator, Ian Ross. Read on to learn more about Emma’s work, passion for new plays, and punk music. Your […]

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Reservations on CBC

Check out this sweet sound byte from an interview CBC’s Terry MacLeod did with Reservations playwright Steven Ratzlaff, co-Director Ian Ross, and Music and Sound Designer Andrew Balfour. The interview aired on CBC Radio the morning of Saturday, March 5- but you can listen to it right now! Reservations runs March 10 to 20 at […]

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introducing andrew balfour

We are delighted to introduce the TPM audience to Andrew Balfour, the Music and Sound Designer for Reservations. His accomplishments are numerous. Of Cree descent, Balfour has written a body of more than 40 choral, instrumental and orchestral works. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of Camerata Nova ,where he specializes in creating […]

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Introducing Reservations!

Preparations for Reservations are in full swing now that the creative team has entered the rehearsal hall. The show runs March 10 to 20th at the Rachel Browne Theatre. Tickets are available right here (or look in the sidebar to your left!) or by calling 204-989-2400. An outstanding team of Canadian artists will bring Reservations […]

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Interview with Playwright Steven Ratzlaff

For patrons who have been with TPM for a long time, Steven Ratlaff’s work will be familiar to you. For those of you who are new to TPM, you may not know that Reservations is the third of Ratzlaff’s plays we have had the pleasure of presenting. In 2010 we presented the premier of Ratlaff’s […]

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January Salon!

On the heels of closing Encounters, we’re chomping at the bit for more new work! In the spirit of budding theatre-makers, such as Sydney Hayduk and Fraz Wiest of Encounters, we’re presenting two exciting projects at this Salon. First, we have a fascinating improv format called 50/50 from Montreal Improv brought to us by RobYn […]

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interview with syd + fraz

We heart our intrepid Encounters performers in a serious way. Syd Hayduk of Village Ax and Fraz Wiest of FRAZ Vs. The Future have captured our hearts and imaginations with their intelligent, quirky and touching forms of expression- we can’t get enough! We picked their brains this weekend about their artistic experiences, social media and […]

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Post-Show ENCOUNTERS!

Why ‘Encounters’? After some of the performances we will have what more traditional theatre calls “talk backs”. Our intrepid writer/performers are interested in doing something “with” the audience. “Talk Withs” may be a better way of describing it. Sydney, Elsa and Fraz would like to talk, laugh and share ideas with our patrons. There will […]

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TPM Encounters: an interview with Ardith!

 “These plays have big beating hearts. Fear. Hope. Courage. Anger. But ultimately, there is love in them. And so much laughter.” We’re gearing up around here and it has nothing to do with trees, candles or wrapping paper!  TPM ENCOUNTERS: Fraz Vs. The Future and Village Ax opens January 7th and we’re starting to feel […]

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Theatre Projects Manitoba Holiday Salon!

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR THIS SALON – at TIMES CHANGED HIGH & LONESOME CLUB – 234 MAIN STREET! Date: Monday November 3oth Doors open for eats and drinks at 6:00pm Program begins at 7:00pm Musical guests Omar Khan and Claire Thérèse, Michelle Boulet and Sarah Constible, and Raine Hamilton! New work […]

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Spotlight on Heather Russell

This week we are shining the spotlight on Heather Russell, playing Anna in Iceland. When we spoke with Heather, she shared her passion for Bouffon, fossils and the Settlers of Catan, and her thoughts on ICELAND’s monologue form. TPM:  You are also part of local buffoon/clown troupe, the Talentless Lumps? What draws you to buffoon/clown […]

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