>>> 2019 Productions -
Theatre In the Raw
A one-act play mini-festival
and 14th & 15th
Show Ended - Thanks for Coming!
7:30 pm @ Spartacus Books
- 3378 Findlay Street (doors 7:00)
Tickets available at the door only: $15/$12 (Student
December Theatre In the Raw will bring to you a set of original award
winning one-acts from gifted writers: Wound Up in One-Acts
- a one-act play mini-fest. Wound Up in One-Acts is
a presentation with fine theatrical talent on the boards that spirals
back to those early days of the company and embodies Theatre In the
Raw's commitment to present new play works through engaging, unusual,
awakening, and exchanging evenings of theatre.
over 20 performers and artists, this intimate presentation will warmly
entertain as the winter holiday season unfolds. This is our second
time performing one-acts at Spartacus Books (3378 Findlay Street)
a rotating lineup of original one-act plays (3 per evening):
for the Godots by Robin Schlaht
IN RE: RADDING v GLAZER by Steve Karp
Old Friends by Anthony Arnold
Perogies for Breakfast by Murray Mason
December 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th @ 7:30 pm @ Spartacus Books
- 3378 Findlay Street (doors 7:00)
Tickets available at the door only: $15/$12 (Student & Senior)
- Limited Seating - cash, credit, or debit accepted at door
acting company features: Ashley Syer, Amy
King, Carmen Myers, Joe Kelly, Joey Coleman, Lisa Robertson, Maegen
Eastwood, Maria Lakes, Maria Wulf, Mostafa Shaker, Pascal Lochard,
Ralston Harris, Starlise Waschuk, Stephen Thakker, Yasmin Tayob.
Directed/ produced by Jay Hamburger, Sound Design/Co-Stage Manager
Marjolaine Vallet, Co-Stage Manager Sylvan Hamburger, Props/Costume
Design by Atty Gell.
The McGrane Pearson Endowment Fund
poster art by Sylvan Hamburger (2019)
on the four original one-act plays...
Waiting for the Godots by Robin Schlaht - December
7th, 14th, 15th.
An absurd comedy taking on the conversations and introspective monologues
of a couple as they attempt to “patiently” await a rather delayed
arrival of their dinner date companions: the Godots. Inspired by Beckett’s
Waiting for Godot, a couple discuss everyday things: buffet vs a la
carte, easy-to-clean furniture, and whether they still love one another.
IN RE: RADDING v GLAZER by Steve Karp - December
8th, 14th, 15th.
A simple mistake over one fur coat being taken in place of another
at a hair salon spirals into a full blown verbal war. All the while
the innocent salon owner is caught between two aggrieved women as
accusations fly. A comedic reminder that any conflict can escalate
between entitled and unreasonable parties.
Old Friends by Anthony Arnold - December 7th, 8th,
Winner of our 10th Biennial One-Act
A seedy crime drama based on actual historic events that took place
in Vancouver in the 1950s -- specifically a journalist’s inquiry into
a scandal involving the police commissioner and corrupt police officers
as well as the attempted suicide of a police officer. As the plot
unravels, the true underbelly of the city’s police and politics are
Photos by Colin Beiers (2019)
Perogies for Breakfast by Murray Meln'chuk Mason
- December 7th, 8th, 15th
Winner of our 9th Biennial One-Act Contest - Adapted for Radio/
Conceived as a radio drama, this play centres
on a group of radical university students in Lethbridge Alberta during
the FLQ crisis of the 1970s. The students’s act of defiance to the
War Measures Act because restrictions on free speech catches them
in the backlash to the events on the other side of the country. The
play is a powerful reminder that the rights and freedom of speech
are never guaranteed.
Note: This piece
will be first performed as a staged "radio" reading as well as a radio
broadcast to follow on CFRO 100.5 FM's - Arts Rational program in
the coming weeks.
Perogies for Breakfast will be broadcast
on the Arts Rational on Thursday January 30th, 2020 @ 9:30 PM
Listen live on CFRO 100.5 FM in the Lower Mainland or online
Can't listen live? Check out the Thursday January 30th program at
9:00 PM in the Arts Rational Archive Page: http://www.coopradio.org/station/archives/47
Thanks to the Arts Rational Collective on CFRO 100.5
FM for making this broadcast possible.
one-act graphic by Sylvan Hamburger (2019)
Mainstage 2020: TBA
>>> 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 100.5FM 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 a Shakespeare drama for the 2018/2019 season and beyond.
checking back here to this page for updates.