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Punctuate! Theatre's 2018-19 Season is here!

 Zoe Glassman, Patrick Lundeen, Matthew MacKenzie, Daniel MacIvor and special guest BUDDY at  The Theatre Centre  in rehearsal for The Situation We Find Ourselves In Is This

Zoe Glassman, Patrick Lundeen, Matthew MacKenzie, Daniel MacIvor and special guest BUDDY at The Theatre Centre in rehearsal for The Situation We Find Ourselves In Is This

 Lara, Monica, Zoe and Matt at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, June 2018 with one of our two winning statues in the Independent Theatre category.

Lara, Monica, Zoe and Matt at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, June 2018 with one of our two winning statues in the Independent Theatre category.

Upcoming Shows

The Situation We Find Ourselves In Is This (Workshop Presentation)

  • TORONTO, ON @ The Theatre Centre - September 22, 2018

  • EDMONTON, AB @ TBA

After the Fire
Co-produced with Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts
In association with Native Earth Performing Arts and The Theatre Centre

  • TORONTO, ON @ The Theatre Centre - January 10-19, 2019

  • ALBERTA 2019 dates TBA

BEARS

  • VICTORIA, BC @ The Belfry Theatre - January 29 - February 24, 2019

  • TORONTO, ON @ Factory Theatre - February 28 - March 17

  • ALBERTA 2019 dates TBA

Blood of Our Soil by Pyretic Productions
In association with Punctuate! Theatre

  • TORONTO, ON @ Tarragon Theatre - March 7-16, 2019


Bears by Matthew MacKenzie

The Belfry Theatre                            Factory Theatre                            

Victoria, BC                                        Toronto, ON                                

January 29-February 24, 2019        February 28 - March 17, 2019                    

 

A multi-disciplinary dark comedy about the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline, Bears asks what the hell it is we think we're doing here in Wild Rose Country.

The prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Pursued by the RCMP, he heads through the Rockies for Burnaby, B.C, along the route of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline. By the time he reaches the Pacific, Floyd has experienced changes - his gait widening, his muscles bulging, his sense of smell heightening...

Starring Sheldon Elter, creator and performer of Dora-nominated Métis Mutt, Bears features a chorus of contemporary dancers choreographed by seven-time Dora Award nominee Monica Dottor.

Few issues facing Canadians are attracting as much attention as the tar sands and the proposed massive expansion of their exploitation. Unapologetically political, Bears won two Elizabeth Sterling Haynes awards in 2015, and in 2018 won two Dora awards for Outstanding Independent Production and Outstanding New Work, co-won the Toronto Theatre Critics’ award for best new Canadian play, and the Carol Bolt National Playwriting Award.

I’d never seen a piece that speaks to issues facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples as effectively and beautifully as Bears does.
— Jerry Saddleback, Cree Elder and Dean of Cultural Studies at Maskwacîs College
  Artwork by Jonathon Bartlett.

Artwork by Jonathon Bartlett.

You can’t really afford to miss Bears.
— Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

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