DISCOVER THESE EXCITING, BEAUTIFUL, AND HONEST PLAYS
by Ryan Bommarito
at Espace Freestanding Room
Immersive fever dream of Macbeth, climate change and the powers of prophecy.
RYAN BOMMARITO is an actor. He studied acting in college and elsewhere – maybe a little too much, and now thinks that he can write a play. He is originally from small town Ontario. Waterford, to be precise.
P B & J
by Anne-Marie St-Louis
at MainLine Theatre
THE FOUR WORST BULLIES OF THE SCHOOL are stuck in detention together and must learn to confront their DIFFERENCES and PREJUDICE.
ANNE-MARIE ST-LOUIS is a theatre maker specializing in directing, teaching and stage managing. In 2017, Annie graduated from Concordia’s Theatre and Development program and co-founded Créactifs. This year, she will be directing Racines (Espace Libre) and P B & J (MTL Fringe). With a growing fascination for the ritual, the sacred and the bubble-gum punk aesthetic, one could best describe Annie’s work as highly sensory and satirical.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME
by Antonia Leney-Granger
at Black Theatre Workshop
This one-woman show uses the wit and precision of object theatre to tell the story of modern science, from Relativity to the future of our Universe!
ANTONIA LENEY-GRANGER is a Montreal-based puppeteer, director and educator specializing in object theatre and visual storytelling. In 2015, she founded Théâtre du Renard, an object theatre company. She holds a B.A. in Western Culture and Civilization from the Liberal Arts College at Concordia University and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Production Program).
by Miriam Cummings
at Montreal Improv – Theatre B
A woman in her early (late) twenties searches for love in real life (online) while developing the world’s most authentic (fake) dating app.
MIRIAM CUMMINGS is an actor, instructor, producer and emerging playwright. In 2012, she co-founded Hopegrown Productions with Samantha Megarry – her ongoing creative partner – and with Hopegrown, has workshopped and performed three new plays by local Montreal playwrights, which have toured within Canada and internationally. As an actor, Miriam has performed with Repercussion Theatre, In Your Face Entertainment and Passionfool Theatre, among others.
by Emmanuelle Brousseau
at Studio multimédia – Conservatoire
Quand un bar menacé de fermeture devient le projet d’une nation.
EMMANUELLE BROUSSEAU is a graduate of the French Production program at the National Theatre School of Canada. She also studied scenography, literature, music and film. Her piece Icepick-moé l’coeur (co-written) was part of the 2015 Montreal Fringe and Se rincer l’âme au windshield washer won the Frankie Awards of the Best francophone show (2017 Montreal Fringe). Emmanuelle is also the co-artistic director of Le Cabinet d’Ingéniosités.
by Ella Kohlmann
at MainLine Theatre
A queer coming-of-age story about graffiti, Moby Dick, and running away.
ELLA KOHLMANN is a writer, performer, and theatre-maker currently doing her undergrad at Concordia University in English Literature and Creative Writing, with a minor in Theatre. She’s originally from Markham, Ontario, but moved to Montreal for school and likes it much better here than in the suburbs.
TOUCHE PAS À MES CHEVEUX (ET AUTRES PRINCIPES DE BASE)
by Jessica Beauplat
at Le Ministère
Le titre sert de prétexte pour parler de féminité, de racisme (ordinaire) et des relations humaines avec une pointe d’humour.
JESSICA BEAUPLAT has created two web series: Les yeux de la ville and L’Ascension, which interviews comedians whose career is in full swing! She also contributes to various publications such as Huffington Post Québec.
by Kate Hammer
at Montreal Improv
The Shakespeare parody-mashup nobody asked for and everyone is gonna get.
KATE HAMMER is a performer, writer, and comedian in Montreal. She produces the monthly show INFEMOUS, which has performed in sold-out Off-JFL and POP Montreal shows. Kate recently won the McGill Drama Festival’s Playwright Award, and had been a part of Montreal Sketchfest, Ladyfest, Big City Festival, Big Pond Improv Festival, and more. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the comedy journal, Hindwing Press.
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