Previous Shows

Jesus Chrysler (2011)

An original play by Tara Beagan produced  in association with Theatre Passe Muraille about 1930s director and activist Eugenia “Jim” Watts and poet Dorothy Livesay.

Cast

Aviva Armour-Ostroff as Dee (l) and Margaret Evans as Jim (r)

Jim Watts: Margaret Evans
Dorothy Livesay: Aviva Armour-Ostroff
Nate: Jeffrey Wetsch

Written by Tara Beagan
Directed by Michael Wheeler
Produced by Aislinn Rose
Stage Managed by Dini Conte
Set and Costume Design by Scott Penner
Sound Design by Verne Good
Lighting Design by David DeGrow
Assistant Directed by Laura Nordin

Click here to read blog posts about Jesus Chrysler

Click here to play Jesus Chrysler The Video Game

Aviva Armour-Ostroff as Dee. Set and Costumes by Scott Penner. Photo by Will O'Hare

Section 98 (2010)

An open-sourced, interactive, collectively created, staged workshop that explores Canadian civil rights history.

Melissa Hood

Melissa Hood prepares her notes before a workshop presentation of "Section 98". Photo by Hugh Probyn

Section 98 Web Final ComputerCast:
Melissa Hood
Margaret Evans
David Tompa
Greta Papageorgiu
Alex Fallis

Directed by Michael Wheeler
Produced by Michael Wheeler and Margaret Evans
Open Source Project Leader Aislinn Rose
Sound and light design by Verne Good
Stage Coordination by Brittney Filek-Gibson

Click here to access the online creative process created by Open Source Project Leader Aislinn Rose for Section 98.

Underneath (2009)

International workers clash in a U.N. morgue in Kosovo.

Pip Dwyer and John Gordon

Pip Dwyer and John Gordon in a publicity shot for"Underneath" Photo by Meredith Hanafi

underneath-poster-FINALKristina Drake: Pip Dwyer
Dr. Meike Ruttmann: Christine Horne
James Peters: Paul Hardy
Shpressa Vellijah: Catherine Rainville
Shpejtim Neziraj: Jan Weir
Fernando Cambaceres: John Gordon

Directed by Simon Rice
Written by Andrew Zadel
Produced by Michael Wheeler and Margaret Evans
Stage managed by Monika Dembowy
Set and costume Design by Scott Penner
Lighting design by Laird McDonald
Production managed by Meredith Scott

Tim Buck 2 (2009)

An original collective creation in the style of a living newspaper based around rehearsals of the original production of Eight Men Speak .

Jody Hewston, Greta Papageorgiu, Margaret Evans, Andrew Zadel, Melissa Hood, Ben Sanders

Jody Hewston, Greta Papageorgiu, Margaret Evans, Andrew Zadel, Melissa Hood, Ben Sanders in a press shot for "Tim Buck 2". Photo by Meredith Hanafi

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Jim: Margaret Evans
Toby: Greta Papageorgiu
Oscar: Andrew Zadel
Felix: Jody Hewston
Jack: Ben Sanders
Dorothy: Melissa Hood

Directed by Michael Wheeler
Produced by Margaret Evans
Sound design by Verne Good
Assistant directed by Laura Nordin
Script coordinated by Aislinn Rose
Stage management by Brittney Filek-Gibson
Production management by Meredith Scott

Stranger (2009)

An original adaptation of L’Étranger, by Albert Camus.

Shaun McComb, Leah Wahl, James Murray, Michael Wheeler and Greta Papageorgiu in "Stranger"

Shaun McComb, Leah Wahl, James Murray, Michael Wheeler and Greta Papageorgiu in "Stranger"

James Murray and Laura Nordin in "Stranger"

James Murray and Laura Nordin in "Stranger"

stranger_posterMeursault: James Murray
Marie: Laura Nordin
Defense Lawyer: Leah Wahl
Raymond: Shaun McComb
Judge: Greta Papageorgiu
Prosecutor: Michael Wheeler

Directed by: Simon Rice
Produced by: Margaret Evans
Associate produced by: Michael Wheeler, Simon Rice, Ian Mackenzie
Stage Manager: Monika Dembowy
Assistant director: Danny Waugh
Marketing: Ian Mackenzie
Set/costume design: Scott Penner
Original music: Alex Olsen
Lighting design: Paul Hardy
Written by: Simon Rice, Shaun McComb an original adaptation by Praxis Theatre
Dramaturge: Greg Kirk
Choreographer: Pam Johnson
Poster design: Catherine Allen

Dyad (2007)

A lightning-fast double bill of the hyper-realist, A Short Recess, by Simon Ogden and a re-gendered adaptation of the absurdist drama, The Lesson, by Eugene Ionesco.

Laura Nordin and Margaret Evans in "Dyad"

Laura Nordin and Margaret Evans in "Dyad"

Glen McDonald and David Tompa in "Dyad"

Glen McDonald and David Tompa in "Dyad"

dyad_poster_webPlaywright: Simon Ogden & Eugene Ionesco
Director: Michael Wheeler
Stage manager: Meredith Scott
Marketing: Ian Mackenzie
Poster design: James Morrow
Produced by: Margaret Evans, Philip Graeme, Michael Wheeler
Cast: Laura Nordin, Margaret Evans David Tompa, Glen McDonald

Steel (2007)

An explosive one-man journey through the past and present of the Canadian railroad.

BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION & PRODUCER’S PICK: (Andrew Zadel) London Fringe
RUNNER-UP – BEST TEXT AWARD: (Andrew Zadel) Montreal Fringe

James Murray in "Steel"

James Murray in "Steel"

James Murray in "Steel"

James Murray in "Steel"

steel_poster_webDirector: Michael Wheeler
Playwright: Andrew Zadel
Starring: James Murray
Lighting design: Paul Hardy
Stage Manager: Meredith Scott
Poster Design: Ian Mackenzie

The Master and Margarita (2006)

An original adaptation of the magical realist Stalin-era novel by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Tania McCartney with the cast in "The Master and Margarita"

Tania McCartney with the cast in "The Master and Margarita"

Simon Rice in "The Master and Margarita"

Simon Rice in "The Master and Margarita"

master_poster_webDirector: Michael Wheeler
Assistant Director/Script Supervisor: Jo Chim
Technical Director/Dramaturg: Mark Abraham
Stage Manager: Meredith Scott
Lighting Design: Paul Hardy
Choreography: Sarah Johnson
Publicity: Meghan Mesheau
Marketing: Ian Mackenzie
Production Manager: Jen White
Poster design: Ross Chandler
Cast: Danny Waugh, David Galpern, Greta Papageorgiu, James Murray, Laura Nordin, Leah Wahl, Simon Rice, Tania McCartney

Checkpoint (2005)

Four Canadian peacekeeping soldiers for the U.N. are left manning a remote checkpoint.

"Checkpoint" playwright and ex-UN Security Adviser Andrew Zadel

"Checkpoint" playwright and ex-UN Security Adviser Andrew Zadel

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Cast:
Tania McCartney
Philip Graeme
James Murray
Simon Rice

Playwright: Andrew Zadel
Director: Michael Wheeler
Set design Sara Wood
Dramaturg and sound design: Mark Abraham
Stage manager: Meredith Scott
Assistant stage manager: Doane Hanus
Marketing: Ian Mackenzie
Poster design: Ross Chandler

The Blood of a Coward (2004)

An investigation into the troubled life of author Charles Bukowski centring on a hospital stay that marked the nadir of his life.

WINNER OF THE PATRON’S PICK: Toronto Fringe
NOW MAGAZINE – OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES: Erin King & Greg Dunham

Brooke Stubbings, Erin Malin abd Erin King in "The Blood of a Coward"

Brooke Stubbings, Erin Malin and Erin King in "The Blood of a Coward"

Simon Rice and Sara Wood in "The Blood of a Coward"

Simon Rice and Sara Wood direct "The Blood of a Coward"

bloodposter_webDirector: Sara Wood & Simon Rice
Sound design: Mark Abraham
Set designer: John Smialek
Stage Manager: Meredith Scott
Lighting Design: Geoff Bouckley
Publicity: Jennifer Recknagel
Marketing: Ian Mackenzie
Cast: Greg Dunham, Erin King, Cayle Shernin, Rob Rainville, Brooke Stubbings, Erin Malin, Simon Rice

Eugene (2003)

An original dramatic adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s epic poem “Eugene Onegin” set in rural New Brunswick.

Simon Rice, Jo Chim and Meghan Mesheau in "Eugene"

Simon Rice, Jo Chim and Meghan Mesheau in "Eugene"

Meghan Mesheau in "Eugene"

Meghan Mesheau in "Eugene"

eugeneposter_webDirector: Michael Wheeler
Assistant director: Shaun McComb
Set designer: Matt Drake
Stage Manager: Meredith Scott
Lighting Design: Paul Hardy
Choreography: Sara Wood
Publicity & Poster design: Ian Mackenzie
Sound design: Mark Abraham
Cast: Simon Rice, Meghan Mesheau, JoAnn Mailloux, Jack Grinhaus, Jo Chim