Happy New Year!
I can still say that, even though it’s February 5th, because I haven’t seen many of you since 2015 and does it really matter what day it is? I wish you a happy day and a happy, healthy year. Beginning right now.
Moving Target Theatre Company has a few pieces of exciting news:
1) A Canadian Literature class at Brandon University is studying my play, Good People Bad Things! And as part of this, the university is bringing me to Brandon next week (Feb 8 – 12) to lead some workshops and perform the play, followed by talkbacks. If you are in Brandon or have friends in Brandon, please let them know. Admission is free and it would be great to get lots of people out to the show. A huge thank you to my friend and fellow playwright, Dale Lakevold, who has been the driving force in making this whole thing happen. Here’s the poster:
at the Evans Theatre, Brandon University
2) Speaking of collaborating with friends on performances of Good People Bad Things, I am performing Good People Bad Things in Winnipeg in collaboration with Theatre Projects Manitoba, as one of their monthly Salons! If you’re in Winnipeg or have friends in Winnipeg:
Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, 234 Main St
Performance begins at 7:00pm
Admission is by donation
3) The writing continues on Deserter. We did a successful reading in May, 2015, at the Carol Shields Festival of New Works at Prairie Theatre Exchange, and another great reading of an excerpt at the Impact! Festival in Kitchener Waterloo, September 2015. I’m doing some exciting rewrites now. More news to come, and it will eventually hit a stage and hopefully tour across Canada and it will be spectacular. And good news, for those who know Joshua Key, the real war deserter who inspired my play. He has been granted a work permit! Which also means he can get a health card. It’s not as good as citizenship or permanent residence, but it’s a huge step – he has been in Canada for more than 10 years, almost all of that time without a work permit or health card.
And the projects continue. Thanks for supporting the Moving Target Theatre Company and our earnest brand of personal/political theatre. I hope to see you soon.