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
Featuring Sarah Constible & Arne MacPherson
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).
Ardith Boxall is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg, Ardith is an actor, director and the Artistic Director of Theatre Projects Manitoba. Directing credits at TPM include Dragonfly, Beautiful Man, Iceland, Proud, John and Beatrice, The Monster Trilogy and Linda Griffith’s Age of Arousal. At Prairie Theatre Exchange; Prairie Nurse, Short Shots. At the U of W; Our Country’s Good.
She has performed with Prairie Theatre Exchange, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Theatre Projects Manitoba, Adhere and Deny, and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Selected acting credits include Three Sisters with zone 41/TPM, Shakespeare’s Dog at the RMTC/National Arts Centre, Zaidie’s Shoes and The Norbals at Prairie Theatre Exchange, and a tour of Sarah Cane’s Crave with English Suitcase. Ardith won a Blizzard Award in 2004 for her performance in Jeffrey Erbach’s feature film, The Nature of Nicholas.
In 2009, Ardith was nominated by her peers for the Making a Mark Award which applauds established artists who are receiving critical recognition for excellence in their art practice in Winnipeg and beyond. In 2019 Theatre Projects Manitoba was awarded the Connecting Creative Communities Prize by the Manitoba Arts Council for the Interlake Chautauqua Tour – a unique rural engagement project created by Ardith and Associate Artistic Director Andraea Sartison.
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)
Sarah Constible–is an actor, writer, and director living in Winnipeg. Previous shows with TPM include Dragonfly, Mary’s Wedding, Reservations, Beautiful Man, The Monster Trilogy, Murder Ballads, and Dionysus in Stony Mountain. Other Credits (selected): Doll’s House 2 (Segal Centre); Timon of Athens, Richard III, Henry V (SIR); Di and Viv and Rose, After Miss Julie (RMTC); The Swearing Jar (PTE); Ivanov (WJT); Am I Not King? (Zone 41). Sarah is a member of the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir.
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.