Alumnae Theatre’s Big Ideas 2013 coming May 8 – 12

Alumnae Theatre Company’s annual Big Ideas festival of works in progress – organized and programmed by the company’s New Play Development (NPD) group – is coming up, running May 8 – 12 up in the studio. Big Ideas features readings of full-length plays, as well as scenes from plays, and this year’s line-up includes: IContinue reading “Alumnae Theatre’s Big Ideas 2013 coming May 8 – 12”

Shades of love & relationships in New Ideas Week Three program

Dark humour, the philosophy of love and relationships, and the use of storytelling as a theatrical device feature prominently in a funny, moving and even disturbing Week Three program – the final of this year’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) at Alumnae Theatre. Dead French Philosophers and What We Mean When We Talk About Love (JamesContinue reading “Shades of love & relationships in New Ideas Week Three program”

More fine plays in progress – New Ideas Week Two program

Another series of fine works in progress at Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) Week Two program this week. The Deepest Trench (Chloë Whitehorn, dir. by Justen Bennett) is a sharp-humoured three-hander, an “almost love story” featuring a brother (Ryan, Ryan Bainbridge), sister (Kate, Stephanie Barone) and sister’s BFF (Emma, Jen Viens) – withContinue reading “More fine plays in progress – New Ideas Week Two program”

New Ideas Fest opens with a very strong Week One program

Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) turned 25 last night as it kicked off its opening night of three weeks of new, short plays in progress with its Week One program. NIF Week One includes a remount of Shirley Barrie’s Revelation, directed by its original director and NIF co-founder Molly Thom – part of theContinue reading “New Ideas Fest opens with a very strong Week One program”