Rehearsing The Suburban Motel Series in The Eric Cormack Centre
We have had the pleasure of rehearsing all six shows of The Suburban Motel Series by George F. Walker at the Eric Cormack Centre, a former psychiatric care facility in Edmonton's Grandin neighbourhood. The building provides endless hours of scavenging through remnants of the old hospital and enough rehearsal furniture to furnish three rehearsal halls. Punctuate! Theatre would like to thank Infrastructure Alberta for making this all possible. The cast and crew of #yegmotel have taken over the entire building, setting up green rooms, lunch facilities, and secluded nooks to run lines in. The moment you enter the building the energy is palpable; Punctuate! Theatre can't wait to show you what we've been working on.
Production Office, Green Room, & Lunch Room
Floor 2 is where we held our first reads at the start of the rehearsal process. We read three plays a day, and the entire company joined us to hear the scripts. We also host all of our production meeting on Floor 2. Most importantly, people can always stop by Floor 2 to chat with production manager Julie Ferguson, and Producer/Publicist Sheiny Satanove while they toil away in their office.
Adult Entertainment & The End of Civilization
Floor 3 houses Adult Entertainment and The End of Civilization directed by Geoffrey Ewert. These shows follow homicide detectives Max and Donny and their work in the seedy underbelly of the city. Along with his team, Jenn Best (SM), Jake Blakely (ASM), and Harley Morison (Asst Director), Geoff is leading a team of veteran actors, Julien Arnold, Troy O'Donnell, Amber Lewis, Annette Loiselle, Amber Bissonnette, and Patrick Howarth.
Featuring Loretta & Criminal Genius
Floor 4 is home to Featuring Loretta and Criminal Genius directed by Artistic Director Liz Hobbs. These two dark comedies have filled the rehearsal hall with plenty of laughs. Along with her team, Ashley Carter (SM), Andrea Murphy (ASM), and Erin Voaklander (Asst Director), Liz is leading a team of talented local actors, Andréa Jorawsky, Oscar Derkx, Chris W. Cook, Annette Loiselle, Amber Bissonnette, Elliott James, and Mark Stubbings.
Risk Everything & Problem Child
In the penthouse suite are Risk Everything and Problem Child directed by Jeff Page. These two deeply intimate and dark shows follow young couple RJ and Denise and their attempts to make a new life for themselves. Along with his team, Brooklyn Ritchie (SM), Candice Stollery (ASM), and Patrick Lundeen (Asst Director), Jeff is leading a dynamic team of actors, Elliott James, Gianna Vacirca, Rebecca Starr, Neil Kuefler, Chris W. Cook, and Kristine Nutting.