Fall 2020 Online
Throughout the fall of 2020 we will offer a series of readings, interviews, conversations and storytelling evenings. These will be free events exclusively available online.
RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm (PST)
PLAY READING – Two Rooms by Mansel Robinson
Performed by Sarah Afful and Brian Markinson / directed by Michael Shamata
Murdoch is a charming, yarn-spinning, old-school white Canadian cop. His wife is a doctor: young, beautiful, smart, a Muslim – and a suspect. She has a lot to confess. So does he. Murder, betrayal, politics, and the war on terror: a love story.
Wednesday, October 21 at 7 pm (PST)
THE FLAME – “Stories from the IBPoC Community”
Hosted by Deborah Williams & Michelle Poirier Brown
with five story tellers and a musical guest
Wednesday, November 4 at 7 pm (PST)
PLAY READING – East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch
Performed by Aidan Guerreiro, Esmé Laidlaw, and Dawson Rutledge / Directed by Michael Shamata
Standing outside his father’s study in Paraguay, Rudi is smoking cigarettes, trying to work up the courage to go in. It has been seven years since he stood in that same spot; seven years since he left his family and their history behind him. As a teenager, Rudi discovered his father’s shocking past and fled to Germany. While there, he follows in his father’s footsteps by studying medicine, and falls in love with Sarah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and comes to terms with a frightening past that was never his own. Questioning redemption, love, guilt, and the sins of the father, East of Berlin is another theatrical gem from the brilliant Hannah Moscovitch.
Wednesday, November 11 at 7 pm (PST)
PLAY READING – Bluebirds by Vern Thiessen
Performed by Kirsten Alter, Sharisse LeBrun, and Abby Paige / Directed by Natasha MacLellan
France, 1917. Three Canadian nurses meet overseas at a field hospital during The Great War. They become friends and together help forge a nation by serving their beloved country, A moving, poetic tribute from Governor General’s Award-winning playwright, Vern Thiessen.
Wednesday, November 25 at 7 pm (PST)
THE FLAME – “Stories from Theatre Designers”
Hosted by Deborah Williams & Michelle Poirier Brown with five story tellers and a musical guest.
Guests include some of Canada’s leading Set, Lighting and Costume Designers.
Wednesday, December 9 at 7 pm (PST)
INTERVIEW with Marcia Johnson, playwright (Serving Elizabeth, Courting Joanna)
With Marcia Johnson and Michael Shamata
Wednesday, December 23 at 7 pm (PST)
PLAY READING – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Shamata
The Belfry’s holiday favourite—up-close and personal.
Performed by Lauren Alberico, Michael Bell (TBD Fred), Evan Frayne, Dennis Gupa (TBD Fred), Jude Culham-Keays, Azura Lepard, Amanda Lisman, Brian Linds, Gerry Mackay, Tom McBeath, William Robertson, Celine Stubel, and Jan Wood
Directed by Michael Shamata / Composed by Geordie Haley