Alumnae Theatre Company ‘s 29th annual New Ideas Festival (March 8 – 26, 2017) is a three-week juried festival of new short plays, works-in-progress, and experimental theatre with a different program each week.
4 short plays are presented Wed – Sat at 8pm, with matinees on Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm. Saturday’s matinee is followed by a Talkback. In addition, there’s a staged reading of one longer play (approx. 60 mins) each Saturday at noon, also followed by a Talkback.
“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 only):
“Riverkeeper “ by Katherine Koller ; directed by Rebecca Grace.
“The Red Lacquered Box” by Burke Campbell; directed by Lynn Weintraub*
“Parallax” by Michelle Glennie; directed by Ara Glenn-Johanson.
“I Am Awake” by Anne MacMillan; directed by Sandra Cardinal.
“Professionally Ethnic” by Bobby Del Rio; directed by Rouvan Silogix.
Reading (March 18 only):
“Who You Callin Black, Eh?” by Rita Shelton Deverell; directed by Donald Molnar.
* With the permission of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
WEEK THREE LINEUP (March 22 – 26):
“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 Chantel Martin.
“The Hungriest Woman in the World” by Shannon Bramer; directed by Claren Grosz.
Reading (March 25 only):
“Thistlepatch “ by Catherine Frid; directed by Kelsey Laine Jacobson.
Tickets for the Festival are $15 per week. Purchase online at http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/tickets.html, or reserve seats by phone (416-364-4170 box 1) and pay cash on arrival.