By Rick Chafe
A Theatre Projects Manitoba Premiere!
April 23rd to May 3rd, 2020
Théâtre Cercle Molière
Directed by Ardith Boxall
Production Dramaturg and Artistic Collaborator – Andraea Sartison
A new play commissioned by Theatre Projects Manitoba, Five Moments is a thrilling hybrid of domestic fabulism, time travel, and story theatre.
Phoebe and Jack are married. They have had a child. They have been very happy. They have had their sorrows. Phoebe and Jack have a time machine. And they are re-evaluating spending the rest of their lives together.
Five Moments experiments with new forms in this playful, searing “what if” scenario of love and loss.
Five Moments is a serious game for lovers in a dangerous time.
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Rick Chafe – Five Moments is Rick’s third play for Theatre Projects after co-writing last season’s TPM/One Trunk Theatre presentation multi-media sci-fi graphic novel for stage, Red Earth, as well as The Last Man and Woman on Earth. Rick’s plays have been produced across the country, including Strike! co-written with Danny Schur (Rainbow Stage), Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts and The Secret Mask (PTE), Shakespeare’s Dog (RMTC/NAC), The Odyssey (SIR) and Beowulf (Two Planks and a Passion).
Andraea Sartison is a theatre artist and event producer in Winnipeg, MB. She is the Artistic Associate of Theatre Projects Manitoba, a company that has been home to her and some of the work she is most proud of- Red Earth, A Short History of Crazy Bone and I Dream of Diesel. With TPM, and Ardith especially, Andraea helped bring to life This Land Floods-the Interlake Chautauqua Tour which was awarded the Manitoba Connecting Creative Communities Prize in 2019. Andraea is also the founding Artistic Producer of One Trunk Theatre where she has captained the creation of 13 original productions and one festival, since the company’s inception. She is Co-Leader of Manitoba Theatre for Young People’s Creators Unit (with Rick Chafe!), and Co-Owner of Event Production and Arts Consultation Company Fête Jockey (with Jennie O!).
Photo Credit: Photo by Kristian Jordan, Owl by Gabrielle Funk
Arne MacPherson– Recent performance experience: Tribes (dir. Ari Weinberg, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the Winnipeg Theatre Awards), A Short History of Crazy Bone (Andraea Sartison, Theatre Projects Manitoba), I Trace You, You Trace Me (dir. Natasha Torres-Garner/ Ali Robson, Weather Parade Dance Theatre), A Christmas Carol (dir Steven Schipper, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Embargo (dir. Claire Friesen, One Trunk Theatre, Workshop presentation), Much Too Much to Say (dir. Zoya Arrow, Company Link Inc.), petites danses (chor. Marie-Josse Chartier, Gearshifting Performance) Other performance credits: Shakespeare’s Dog (dir. Larry Derochers, Manitoba Theatre Centre/National Arts Centre), Alice through the Looking Glass (dir. Jillian Keilley, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), I Dream of Diesel (dir. Andrea Sartison, Theatre Projects Manitoba), Richard III, Othello (dir. Christopher Brauer, Shakespeare In the Ruins)
Scott Henderson–Previous work for Theatre Projects Manitoba: Iceland in 2015.
Scott has designed for theatres from Ottawa to Victoria including Mirvish Productions and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals. In Winnipeg, Scott has designed over 60 Productions for the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, 48 productions for Prairie Theatre Exchange and numerous for Manitoba Opera, Manitoba Theatre for Young People and most other theatre and dance companies in Winnipeg. Scott is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School and a member of The Associated Designers of Canada. Special thanks to Karen, Sean and Alex for their love and support.
Zoë Leclerc-Kennedy– Zoë is excited to be working with Theatre Projects Manitoba for the first time! Zoë has worked on Stage Management Teams for Royal MTC, Sarasvàti Productions, MTYP, and Manitoba Opera. She has also built props for Royal MTC, Sarasvàti and was the Head of Props at Watermark Theatre in PEI this past summer, the Props Apprentice at the Grand Theatre in London ON for the 2018/19 season and a Prop Building Practicum Participant at the Banff Centre in summer 2018. Zoë is a proud graduate of the University of Winnipeg Theatre Production program.