A minimum of six playwrights have their new plays developed with professional directors, actors and dramaturges. Workshops culminate in a public reading where audiences give feedback. A great opportunity to get a sneak peek into future productions and play an important role in the development of new Canadian plays.
Friday June 8, 12:10 pm – Homecoming King, Book by Dave Deveau, Music by James Coomber
In the wake of a car accident, two women are notified that their husbands are in critical condition. As they wait in emergency for information, they discover they are married to the same man. If his life was not in danger before it certainly is now…
Friday, June 8, 6:10 pm – Star Kiss by Ken Cameron
It is 1968 and an interracial kiss has been written into an episode of a popular sci-fi show. The Captain always gets the girl, regardless of her race or alien affiliations…But will it make it to prime time?
Saturday, June 9, 12:10 pm – The Surrogate by Brieanna Blizzard
Dreading that family dinner or holiday? Wish you could say what you really think of your sister’s boyfriend or be honest about your new job? Hire a surrogate to go in your place!
Friday, June 15 – 12:10 pm – Christmas Suite by James Hutchison
‘Tis the night before Christmas and all is not well. A sad, lonely man has rented the Christmas Suite to avoid being home alone for Christmas. Could an unexpected brush with romance be the Christmas miracle he’d hoped for?
Friday, June 15, 1:30 pm – Special Event: Magnetic North Theatre Festival Playwright’s Panel
Hosted by Lunchbox Theatre Artistic Director, Pamela Halstead and featuring Sharon Pollock, Robert Chafe, and Stage One Playwrights Glenda Stirling and Neil Fleming.
Friday, June 15, 6:10 pm – The After Party by Neil Fleming
It’s everyone’s favourite night, the office Christmas party…and maybe, just maybe, that cute guy in IT has been harbouring a crush on you as well…
Saturday, June 16, 12:10 pm – Shopaholic Wedding Bells by Glenda Stirling
Everyone’s favourite Shopaholic is back and this time Abby has found the “perfect” guy and is planning the “perfect” wedding. There’s bliss in her future…or is there….?
Friday, June 22, 12:10 pm – Bingo Ladies by Grant Tilly
Bingo is serious business where rituals, good luck charms and superstitions abound. How far are you willing to go to win?
Friday, June 22, 6:10 pm & Saturday, June 23, 12:10 pm – Anethesia’s Antique Road Show #1 & #2 by Dirty Laundry
Anethesia is getting on and trying to remember the significant moments of her life. With the help of artifacts provided by the audience she recounts the memories that surround each of the items and “relives” her memories with the help of a crack improv team. The audience is encouraged to bring an insignificant item to include in the show. Not all items will be chosen. Show changes daily.