The Programming Committee of Alumnae Theatre Company, chaired by Chantale Groulx, has selected the lineup for next season, taking into account the member feedback from a short list proposed on October 29. Drumroll, please: presenting Alumnae Theatre Company’s 2014-15 season – and all the writers are Canadian!
**Escape From Happiness by George F. Walker • Mainstage: September 26 – October 11, 2014
FireWorks series • Studio: November 12 – 30, 2014
**Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock • Mainstage: January 23 – February 7, 2015
New Ideas Festival 2015 • Studio: March 11 – 29, 2015
I Am Marguerite by [company member] Shirley Barrie, directed by [company member/New Ideas co-founder] Molly Thom • Mainstage: April 10 – 25, 2015.
Alumnae Theatre Company turns 97 years young in February 2015, and since we turned 90, have been counting down to 100 by re-mounting a play each year that was previously produced in an earlier decade. This season, it’s the Lizzie Borden story Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock, which was originally staged here in September 1994.
**Blood Relations is one of two plays for which we are inviting director applicants. The other is George F. Walker’s **Escape From Happiness. If you would like to apply, here’s how:
READ THE SCRIPTS: Reading copies are available at Theatre Ontario (401 Richmond Street West, Suite
350 – near Spadina) and at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor, Performing Arts Desk.
SUBMIT: Please send an e-letter of interest to Chantale Groulx at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 26, 2014. This should include your résumé and the title of the play for which you’re going to pitch.
At the interview (on January 29 or 30, 2014) you will present a proposal to the Directors’ Selection Committee outlining your ideas for a full production. A template detailing what a Director’s proposal includes is available from Chantale upon request. Only non-union directors may apply.
P.S. If the title I Am Marguerite seems familiar, you might remember it from the Big Ideas staged readings back in May. It’s the true story of a young Frenchwoman who was abandoned by her brother on a deserted island off Newfoundland in 1542.