New Ideas Festival 2014 – the lineup!

After a productive “Creative Exchange” (writers whose plays had already been selected for the Festival met the director applicants – kinda like speed dating) on November 9, Alumnae Theatre Company proudly presents the lineup for the 26th annual New Ideas Festival, to run March 12 – 30, 2014 in Alumnae Theatre’s Studio space.

new ideas_woman 96 writers (from all over Canada plus the U.S. and UK) submitted original short plays which have never before been produced, making every play in the Festival a world premiere!  From this, 15 scripts were selected.  New Ideas features a different lineup each week, plus Talkback sessions that encourage audiences to provide immediate feedback to writers and directors.  Here’s the lineup of plays with writers and directors.

WEEK 1 (March 12-16, 2014)

Be Careful, There’s a Baby in the House by Nicholas Sgouros, directed by Sean Speake

Elsa and Marigold  by Marissa Spade, directed by Janet Kish

I’m Still Here  by Ramona Baillie, directed by Dahlia Katz

In a Time of War  by Anne MacMillan, directed by James Ivers

WEEK 1 READING – Sat March 15:

Royal Seasons by Norma Crawford, directed by Nina Bea Kaye

WEEK 2 (March 19-23, 2014)

The Living Library by Linda McCready, directed by Stacy Halloran

Better Angels by Andrea Scott, directed by Pomme Corvellec

Simprov  by Laurence Klavan, directed by Stephanie Williams

Brockfest by Joan Burrows, directed by Eric Benson

WEEK 2 READING – Sat March 22:

Radical by Charles Hayter, directed by Darcy Stoop

WEEK 3 (March 26-30, 2014)

Airport Tale by Carol Libman, directed by Carys Lewis

Pit Sublime by Alexandra Watt-Simpson, directed by Pamela Redfern

The Shimmering Odessa Building or Whatever  by Judith Upjohn, directed by Zoe Erwin-Longstaff

Would You Do It Again? by Rebecca Grace, directed by Caitlin English

WEEK 3 READING – Sat March 29:

Rotating Thunderstorm by Taylor Marie Graham, directed by Jillian Harper


Weekly productions: Wed – Sat at 8pm; Sat & Sun matinees at 2:30pm.

Readings:  Sat at noon.

Talkbacks follow Sat readings & matinees.

TICKETS: $15/wk + PWYC readings, or $40 for Festival Pass.  Visit to purchase online, or reserve at  or 416-364-4170 xtn 1 & pay CASH at Box Office.  NOTE:  Reservations will not be taken until after Feb 9.

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