>>> Upcoming Productions
Theatre In the Raw is proud to present the RATTLE
BAG - SUMMER 2016 ONE-ACT MINI-FEST for a limited
time, 3 exciting Original One-Act Plays - happening on both
the Westside & Eastside of Vancouver-town.
Three Original One-Act Plays, two of which are winners
of the TITR Biennial Play Writing Contest!
Back in 1999 Theatre In the Raw's Artistic Director,
Jay Hamburger initiated a one-act playwriting contest offering cash
prizes for the best work submitted, plus an offer to mount the plays
in future One-Act Play Festivals. In this way, Theatre In the Raw
has been able to advance the careers of new and more established writers/
playwrights while providing the Vancouver theatre-going scene audiences
with new works every two years!
The 2016 One-Act Festival includes:
Linda McCready's dramatic comedy Finders Keepers
centres on a concerned daughter visiting her aged mother where issues
of mental health, hoarding, and aging while living alone and being
independent are addressed in a lighthearted and moving convergence
of events. Does Helen change her ways with her excessive knack to
accumulate? Wait and see... This one-act won second prize with our
2013 one-act play writing contest.
A live premiere reading of Virginia Hayden's play, Bel
Canto - Bel Canto is set in the world of the Opera
where an aging tenor is obsessed with his leading role in Giuseppi
Verdi's opera, Otello. His leading lady - the Soprano who plays Desdemona
- does not live up to his expectations of the character. However his
real-life lover does: Otello imagines his lover to be the epitome
of femininity and virtue - a true Desdemona. But as reality and illusion
intertwine, tragedy approaches. But a tragedy for whom? A tale of
passion and gender, with a twist or two for those who have an interest
in things operatic!
And a live reading of an original Patrick Foley's play,
The Rounder - The Rounder sets a less than enthusiastic,
young by-law enforcement officer against an irascible old bum who
just wants to be left alone to sleep and keep dreaming of better times.
The only problem is he's occupying a City bus stop bench in the middle
of the day. Into this conflict comes the paragon of an all busybody
lady who knows her rights and won't be satisfied until she gets her
own way. Who wins in the end? The answer is a surprise!
Venues: July 2nd & 3rd at the Local Loft Café,
295-2083 Alma St. (Kitsilano/ Westside)
July 8th & 9th at Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay
St. (Cedar Cottage/ Eastside)
Doors @ 7:00 - Curtain @ 7:30 pm; $10 Dollars at
Door or sliding scale donation; No Reservations; Limited Seating
- parking available.
Featuring artistic performances by: Sally Anderson,
Paul Beckett*, Davey Calderon, Lynne Karey-McKenna, Mirella Gibeau,
Ralston Harris, Damon Jang, Mony Konkanala, Brian Leslie and Olivia
Poon as well produced and directed by Jay Hamburger… Costumes by Hillary
Kaplan; additional assistance Paul Bjorn, Roger Howie, Monty Martin,
Adeline Martin, Michelle Karey-McKenna, Sylvan Hamburger, and Atty
Three original one-act plays that will give you
a boost in your day! Come see some live theatre today and add a little
zest and vigor to your life!
*appears with permission of Canadian
Actors Equity Association.
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TITR's RATTLE BAG - SUMMER 2016 ONE-ACT MINI-FEST
July 2nd & 3rd at the Local Loft Café, 295-2083 Alma St.
July 8th & 9th at Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay St. (Cedar
Doors @ 7:00 Curtain @ 7:30 pm
$ 10 Dollars at Door
Brecht & Weill's The Threepenny Opera ~
check back soon for more information.
Past Theatre In the Raw Productions
>>> Ongoing Theatre
In the Raw Work
we are always in the process of producing series of original One-Act
plays as well as considering mounting a production of a classical
theatre play or a revived musical.
Mythical Voices for Our Time Project
has turned into an ongoing five to possibly six year project: There
are many good scripts still "sitting on the back burner"
that we would like to produce in the future. Additionally we are always
looking to produce winning One-Acts from our Biennial Play Writing
Contest. These could be produced as part
of another One-Act Festival or Mini-Tour when time, venue, and finances
continuing original radio play broadcast over Vancouver Co-Op Radio
CFRO 102.7FM The Arts Rational program (Thursday nights @ 21:00-22:00)
moves forward smashingly. When the opportunity arises we manage to
produce a script with an array of bells and whistles, broadcasting
it live on air. The pieces are usually 30-40 minutes in length and
we look forward to producing more.
usually alternate new original works with classics that are not often
performed. We are currently looking at works by William Saroyan, George
S. Kaufman or Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill's great musical, The Threepenny
Opera, or a Shakespeare drama for the 2015/2016 season and beyond.
checking back here to this page for updates.