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New Ideas Festival 2017

March 8 – 26, 2017

29th ANNUAL NEW IDEAS FESTIVAL

March 8 – 26, 2017

Venue: All performances take place in the Studio at Alumnae Theatre

New Ideas Festival 2017 features 15 new plays.

This year’s plays include a wonderful mix of characters: three inept call centre employees, a 19th century lady’s maid with a secret, a young black woman confronting shadism, a physicist on her way to outer space, a troubled child psychologist, a lovelorn detective, an environmentalist who wants to save a river, and a dancing octopus.

Show times: Wednesday to Saturday, 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinées, 2:30 pm (talkback after the Saturday show)
Readings will be at 12 noon on each Saturday, followed by a talkback.

Please join us for a rich theatrical experience. The New Ideas Festival 2017 plays are outlined below.

WEEK 1

March 8 to 12, 2017

Call

 by Rosemary Doyle
directed by Rebecca Ostroff

Or Not to Be

 by Andrew Batten
directed by Julia Haist

Teach Her My Name

 by Michael Kras
directed by Paige Foskett

D Cup

 by Alicia Payne
directed by Eilish Waller

Reading (March 11, 2017):

Riverkeeper
by Katherine Koller
directed by Rebecca Grace

WEEK 2

March 15 to 19, 2017

The Red Lacquered Box

by Burke Campbell
directed by Lynn Weintraub*

Parallax

 by Michelle Glennie
directed by Ara Glenn-Johanson

Y

by Rosemary Doyle
directed by Sandra Cardinal

Professionally Ethnic

by Bobby Del Rio
directed by Rouvan Silogix

Reading (March 18, 2017):

Who You Callin Black, Eh?
by Rita Shelton Deverell
directed by Donald Molnar

WEEK 3

March 22 to 26, 2017

Beat

by Dale Sheldrake
directed by Josh Downing

The Ballad of Sadie Wong

 by Andrew Lee
directed by Cassidy Sadler

Who Knocks?

 by Connie Guccione
directed by David Suszek

The Hungriest Woman in the World

by Shannon Bramer
directed by Claren Grosz

Reading (March 25, 2017):

Thistlepatch
by Catherine Frid
​ directed by Kelsey Laine Jacobson

* With the permission of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

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