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 for theatre makers to collaborate and produce great theatre for Manitobans.
The hard work and artistry of the stage managers, the designers, cast and production crew really hit this show outta the park!
The amazing team lead by director Michelle Boulet were a delight on and off the stage. Thank you Michelle!
Abundant gratitude to Jane Buttner and Quinn Greene. Mad respect for designers Brian Perchaluk, Maureen Petkau, Scott Henderson, Davis Plett and Heather Lee Brereton! Special kudos to choreographers Rob Borges and Catherine Wreford. Thank God for the production oversight from Steve Vande Vyvere and Evan Wohlgemut– and a tip of the hat to our technician Andrew Sanger. Truly lovely behind the scenes artistry from builders Khaeler Bautista and Steph Porrier! And finally to the cast RobYn Slade, Tom Keenan, Ryan James Miller, Laura Olafson and Joanne Roberts – who not only brought joy and laugher to our dark winter nights – they also raised almost $700.00 for the AFC (Actors Fund of Canada); a charity that supports Canada’s cultural workers in times of crisis.
What a team. Damn, we are sure proud of this community.
As the Master Playwrights Festival rolls up it’s magic carpet – such an extraordinary history of production – I invite you to focus on a series of magical events happening on stages around town.
Spring in Manitoba this year sees the premiere of four new local plays – a veritable festival of Manitoba plays!
TPM is producing Five Moments by Rick Chafe, premiering April 23rd.
Frances Koncan and her play Women of the Fur Trade, now onstage at RMTC, Sharon Bajer’s fairy tale – The Gingerbread Girl at Prairie Theatre Exchange, and Daniel Thau-Eleff’ s new work Narrow Bridge at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre are all onstage in the next 8 weeks!
This gives us reason to celebrate!
Our fourth Salon on Tuesday March 17th will feature playwright Rick Chafe with special guests from the Winnipeg theatre community!
Join us at the Good Will Social Club at 7:00pm for this spring fling/Chafe Fest, and a special nod (pre-game) to St. Paddy’s Day!
It is sure to be a magical evening! And here are some highlights from our Shakespearean Salon….