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”

You’ve seen their design work on the Belfry stage for years. Heck, we even produced Itai Erdal’s play, How to Disappear Completely, (co-written by James Long, Anita Rochon and Emelia Symington Fedy) in 2015.

Join designers Pam Johnson, Alan Brodie, Carmen Alatorre, Itai Erdal, and Erin Macklem with musical guest, Mishelle Cuttler for our latest edition of The Flame – real people telling true life stories.

The Flame is hosted by Deborah Williams & Michelle Poirier Brown and this promises to be a very entertaining evening. 

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

Tom McBeath (Ebenezer Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol / Photos by Don Craig

The Belfry’s holiday favourite—up-close and personal.

Performed by Lauren Alberico, Evan Frayne, Jude Culham-Keays, John Jarvis, Azura Lepard, Amanda Lisman, Brian Linds, Tom McBeath, William Robertson, Celine Stubel, Jan Wood and three young actors.

Directed by Michael Shamata / Composed by Geordie Haley