CLIMATE & MAIN

Three NEW short plays written and created by four local playwrights & artists, Waawaate Fobister, Victoria Hill & Tanner Manson, and Jack Maier, will be presented June 22 – 24, 2022. These new works investigate big questions about our tiny planet. Learn more about Climate & Main and the artists behind it here! 

TEENY TINY THEATRE PROJECTS

Theatre Projects Manitoba’s Theatre-Maker Cohort are working on a series of micro-commissions of short films & digital content to be going live this summer 2022! The Cohort generated material for music and videos to accompany them, and a short film that they are collaboratively working on under the production and dramaturgical support of TPM’s Tanner Manson & Joshua Banman. Expect summer bops, beautiful handmade shadow puppet fun and spooky & hilarious monster hunters in 3 new pieces!

NATIONAL QUEER AND TRANS PLAYWRITING UNIT

Theatre Projects Manitoba is proud to announce our partnership with a consortium of Canadian theatre companies, introducing Canada’s first-ever National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit.

2SLGBTQ+ mid-career theatre makers from across Canada are invited to submit applications by July 5, 2022 for consideration in the new mentorship and play creation program. The selection process will see five artists announced in September 2022 to participate in a 10-month process, during which they will receive living wage compensation and one-on-one mentorship as they write a new work.

The developed plays will be performed live and streamed online in September of 2023. For more information and to apply to the National Queer and Trans Playwright Unit by July 5, 2022, visit Zee Zee Theatre Company’s Website Here!

ELLEN PETERSON’S NONE OF THIS IS HAPPENING

Stay tuned for more information about this world premier coming to TPM’s 2022/23 Season!

Read about the creation process of None of This is Happening here! You can explore Ellen’s website and blog here

Ellen Peterson is a Winnipeg playwright, dramaturg, actor, and teacher. Her adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility premiered at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in October 2018. The Brink and The Eight Tiny Reindeer of the Apocalypse premiered at Prairie Theatre Exchange (2013) and Theatre Projects Manitoba (2012) respectively. Short plays Learning to DriveBranta Canadensis and On the Shelf have been published in anthologies Instant Applause I and II (Blizzard Publishing) and Generation NeXXt (Scirroco Drama).

As an actor Ellen has appeared on nearly every stage in Winnipeg and in most of the school gyms in Manitoba. When not writing, Ellen teaches theatre and creative writing, currently at Manitoba Theatre for Young People and with the University of Manitoba’s Musical Theatre Ensemble. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg (B.A. Theatre ’84), she has served as dramaturg for the Manitoba Association of Playwrights, the Playwright’s Atlantic Resource Centre, and the Saskatchewan Playwright’s Centre.

WALK&TALK THEATRE COMPANY’S END OF THE LINE

After a successful staged reading in April 2022, and 3 years of development, TPM proudly continues their ongoing support of Walk&Talk Theatre Company’s newest & biggest musical, End of the Line. Walk&Talk’s Duncan Cox, Tanner Manson and Ben Townsley explore the stories of 8 beautifully eccentric characters as they navigate a time before, during and after “The Flood”. A timely tale of the world being flooded and finding hope in what can grow anew. A new piece of theatre filled with catchy songs & thoughtful lyrics, bursting at the seam with evocative & hilarious text, and brought to life with innovative staging and choreography. Walk&Talk has been working with 12 of Winnipeg’s greatest theatre-artists & musicians as they’ve developed this work.

End of the Line has received development support from the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.

TRANSFORMATION

Beyond these exciting artistic projects, TPM is in the midst of Transformation! The board and staff are devoting time to strategic planning, anti-racist theatre practices, and planning the future of the company.  You can learn about these plans here A Path Forward

We look forward to sharing this season with you, and will keep you posted as the projects develop!