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2018/19 SEASON

FireWorks Festival 2018

Three New Plays

​Produced by Molly Thom and Liz Best

November 7 – 25, 2018  in the Studio

Thought-provoking and daring, our acclaimed 3-week FireWorks Festival introduces full-length plays developed right here at Alumnae through our New Ideas Festival or our New Play Development program. ​

​Each week showcases an original script. Post-show discussions and talkbacks spark fresh insights into making theatre. Now in its 6th year, FireWorks is recognized for its adventurous programming and innovative staging.

FireWorks Festival 2018 Plays:

The Pigeon​

BY CHLOË WHITEHORN

Directed by Victoria Shepherd
November 7 – 11, 2018

Moving On​

BY CHLOË WHITEHORN

Directed by Victoria Shepherd
November 7 – 11, 2018

Animal

BY CHLOË WHITEHORN

Directed by Victoria Shepherd
November 7 – 11, 2018

FireWorks Festival 2018

Watch the Video Trailer:

The Pigeon​

Moving On​

Trailers by Nicholas Porteous

Animal

Special Events

WEDNESDAYS AT FIREWORKS - We party!

Opening Night Celebrations

After the show,  join cast and crew in the lobby to celebrate the Opening nights of:
THE PIGEON, MOVING ON, and ANIMAL.

Wed. November   7, 2018  – after performance of THE PIGEON.
Wed. November 14, 2018  – after performance of MOVING ON.
Wed. November 21, 2018  – after performance of ANIMAL.

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THURSDAYS AT FIREWORKS - We pull back the curtain!

Panel Discussions

Each Thursday after the show, we “pull back the curtain” for a stimulating panel discussion
about issues raised by the play.

Thurs. November 8, 2018 - after performance of THE PIGEON.

Soundscapes & Silence - Panel Discussion 

John Stuart Campbell – Sound designer, with guitar and looper.
John has been designing sound for Victoria Shepherd for many years. Whether it’s reworking a classic song, or, composing original music, John makes his musical mark on each production. Hear him speak about creating the soundscape, the importance of silence and watch how he writes and arranges, using his guitar and a looper.

Thurs. November 15, 2018 - after performance of MOVING ON.

Comedy with a Social Edge - Panel Discussion

Dave Carley – Playwright
Sue Miner – Director
Drew Carnwath – Actor/Playwright

Thurs. November 22, 2018 - after performance of ANIMAL.

Living on the Edge - Panel Discussion

Anne Shepherd – Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Actor
Lorene Stanwick – Playwright, Active with Workman Arts at CAMH

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THURSDAYS AT FIREWORKS - We pull back the curtain!

Writer/Director Talkbacks

Not to be missed

Sat. November 10, 2018 –  after the  Matinee performance of  THE PIGEON.
Sat. November 17, 2018 –  after the  Matinee performance of  MOVING ON.
​Sat. November 24, 2018 –  after the  Matinee performance of  ANIMAL.

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