Three weeks of endless possibilities.
Through the Suncor Stage One Festival, Lunchbox Theatre has become Canada’s leading development source and producer of one-act plays. At the end of each season, Lunchbox Theatre holds a series of staged readings of new works and invites audience members to give feedback during a discussion period.
Announcing the Suncor Stage One 2016 Festival of New Work!
After reviewing the 100 submissions to the Suncor Stage One Festival this year our reading and selection committee are pleased to announce the nine scripts selected for this year’s Festival.
Each script will receive a weeklong workshop, which culminates in a free public reading during the month of June. Seven scripts will be receiving their initial workshop as part of Stage One and two scripts that have been premiered at Lunchbox will be developed into expanded versions as part of Stage Two.
Readings will take place Fridays and Saturdays, June 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25.
The schedule for 2016 is:
Friday, June 10, 12:00pm - Speed Dating for Sperm Donors by Natalie Meisner (Calgary, AB) - STAGE TWO WORKSHOP directed by Pamela Halstead featuring Julie Orton, Christian Goutsis, Mark Bellamy, & Makambe Simamba
Friday, June 10, 6:00pm - Girl Crush by Sharron Matthews (Toronto, ON) directed by Mark Bellamy featuring Sharron Matthews & Vincent Bundick
Saturday, June 11, 12:00pm - Flight Risk by Meg Braem (Calgary, AB) directed by Samantha MacDonald featuring Chris Hunt, Anna Cummer & Kira Bradley
Friday, June 17, 12:00pm - Ai Yah! Sweet and Sour Secrets by Dale Lee Kwong (Calgary, AB) directed by Trevor Rueger featuring Ali DeRegt, Julie Orton, Chantelle Han & Mike Tan
Friday, June 17, 6:00pm - Fritters in Kandahar by Peter Boychuk (Vancouver, BC) - STAGE TWO WORKSHOP directed by Katrina Dunn featuring Amy Sawka, Stafford Perry, Elinor Holt, Braden Griffiths
Saturday, June 18, 12:00pm - Don't Call Me Mama: A Cass Elliot Cabaret by Gordon Portman (Brandon, MB) directed by Mark Bellamy featuring Elizabeth Stepkowski
Friday, June 24, 12:00pm - Lest We Forget created by JP Thibodeau & Joe Slabe (Calgary, AB) directed by JP Thibodeau, Musical Direction by Joe Slabe featuring Elinor Holt, Selina Wong, Christian Goutsis
Friday, June 24, 6:00pm - Waiting Room by James Wade (Calgary, AB) directed by Valmai Goggin featuring Braden Griffiths, Arielle Rombough
Saturday, June 25, 12:00pm - Never Let The Crew See You Cry by Linda Wood Edwards (Edmonton, AB) directed by Karen Johnson Diamond featuring Carly McKee, Braden Griffiths, Arielle Rombough