CLEAVE - Edmonton
Mar
27
to Apr 7

CLEAVE - Edmonton

TINY BEAR JAWS + FRINGE THEATRE

World premiere of Cleave in Edmonton, produced by Tiny Bear Jaws and presented by Fringe Theatre.

WRITTEN BY Elena Belyea. 
DRAMATURGY BY Emma Tibaldo, Andrea Donaldson, Brian Drader.
MARCH 27 - APRIL 7, 2018

Winner of the ‘15 Wildfire National Playwriting Competition. Semi-finalist for the ‘15 NNPN New Play Showcase. Shortlisted for the ‘16 APN 50th Anniversary Alberta Playwriting Competition and the ’17 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition. Developed as part of the ’15 MFA Playwrights’ Workshop presented by the National New Play Network and Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC.

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MADAME CATHERINE PRÉPARE SA CLASSE DE TROISIÈME À L’IRRÉMÉDIABLE - Montreal
Mar
27
to Apr 14

MADAME CATHERINE PRÉPARE SA CLASSE DE TROISIÈME À L’IRRÉMÉDIABLE - Montreal

SURREAL SOREAL THEATRE + THÉÂTRE PROSPERO

D'ELENA BELYEA
TRADUCTION: Olivier Sylvestre
MISE EN SCÈNE: Jon Lachlan Stewart
AVEC Alice Pascual
SCÉNOGRAPHIE Cédric Lord
ÉCLAIRAGES Audrey-Anne Bouchard
MARS 27 - 14 AVRIL, 2018

Bienvenue dans la classe de madame Catherine. Votre professeure de troisième année sait que le monde dans lequel vivent ses élèves est irrémédiablement violent et dangereux. C’est pourquoi, en cette dernière journée d’école, elle vous a préparé une leçon d’une importance capitale. Votre survie en dépend… mais les choses ne se passent pas tout à fait comme prévu.

Dans cette nouvelle mise en scène de Jon Lachlan Stewart (Big Shot, Salle intime, Prospero 2017), madame Catherine vous plonge dans sa propre paranoïa, passant du profilage racial à l’obsession sécuritaire, avec en arrière-plan, la crainte viscérale d’une tuerie de masse, et le besoin de s’en prémunir par tous les moyens. Mais derrière toute paranoïa se cache une indicible vérité.

Madame Catherine prépare sa classe de troisième à l’irrémédiable est une comédie noire d’une inquiétante étrangeté sur un monde en dérive, un monologue abordant notre rapport aux armes à feu, où le tragique nous guette et plane au-dessus de la tête de tous les petits adultes en devenir.

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Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable - Calgary
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable - Calgary

DOWNSTAGE + TINY BEAR JAWS

Downstage proudly presents
Tiny Bear Jaws' production of

Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable
Written and Performed by Elena Belyea

May 15-19, 2018 at Arts Commons, Motel Theatre

Recommended for ages 14 & up                          
Run time apx. 65 minutes

TICKETS ON SALE IN NOVEMBER

Tickets will be $20 with a limited number of tickets available at no cost through Downstage's Pay-It-Forward program. 

PERFORMANCE TIMES
May 15-19 at 7:30 pm
May 18 at 11:00 pm

ABOUT THE SHOW
“Earns its transformation from laughs to tears as it sinks its teeth into weighty subject matter. By the end, Belyea has made us laugh, terrified us, and tugged at our heartstrings. An A+ show!” - Vue Weekly

"There’s no denying this show’s ... gut-wrenching power.” - Montreal Gazette

"You see, boys and girls... bad things happen to good people all the time. So, it’s our job to make sure we’re as prepared as possible for the innumerable threats that can and will come our way. And not just prepared prepared. Miss Katelyn prepared."

Montreal, Columbine, Newtown, Orlando. Welcome to class 3B at Saint Joseph's Elementary School. Your teacher, Miss Katelyn, knows the world is a dangerous place and her life-saving lesson is about to begin. 

Winner of Best Production and Best New English Text at the 2015 Montreal Fringe Festival, Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable is a comedic drama about one woman's desperate attempt to keep her students out of harm's way. Not everything is as it seems in this breakneck investigation of panic, prevention, and paranoia in a post-truth world.

CREATIVE TEAM
ELENA BELYEA - Playwright/Performer
EMMA TIBALDO - Director
TORI MORRISON - Stage Manager & Sound Designer
ALISON YANOTA - Production Designer
JON LACHLAN STEWART - First Production Director and Dramaturgical Support
IRIS TURCOTT - Dramaturg

FIND THE THEATRE
The Motel Theatre is on the second floor of Arts Commons in downtown Calgary, opposite Olympic Plaza at 225 8 Avenue SE. Check out Downstage's Motel page for directions including travelling by transit and by car. 

MORE TIPS
- There are no assigned seats in this theatre. The doors will open about 15 minutes before the performance time so that you can choose your seat.
- The Motel Theatre is accessible to patrons using wheelchairs and walkers but if you give us a heads up that you or someone in your group uses a wheelchair, we'll be better prepared to welcome you - just get in touch with Danielle at 403.294.7459 or email danielle at downstage.ca. The nearest accessible washroom is currently on the main floor by the Box Office.

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PASSION (Edmonton International Film Festival) - Edmonton
Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

PASSION (Edmonton International Film Festival) - Edmonton

Edmonton premiere of Passion at the Edmonton International Film Festival.

WRITTEN BY Elena Belyea + Nicholas Carter. 
DIRECTED BY Nicholas Carter. 

A young woman (Paula Humby), with more spirit than skill, demonstrates her abilities to college bowling recruiters.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Nicholas Carter is a filmmaker, writer and performer from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is currently producing an improvised, micro web series titled A PRESENT FOR YOUR PRESENCE on Bowen Island in British Columbia. This is Nic’s second film with EIFF. His first, THE WANDERING TATTLER debuted at EIFF in 2012.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT
PASSION was inspired by one of the innumerable emerging web video genres — bowling recruitment videos. It was our intention to create a short character sketch and explore the formal elements common among these products of self-representation. I hope you, my fellow Edmontonians, enjoy it!

Tickets available here. 

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SMOKE (Write from the Hip Reading Series) - Toronto
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

SMOKE (Write from the Hip Reading Series) - Toronto

NIGHTWOOD THEATRE'S GROUNDSWELL FESTIVAL

Come celebrate our season launch with an exciting gathering of artists and theatre­‐lovers. Enjoy social revelry and hear from Nightwood Theatre AD Kelly Thornton and the artists of the 2017‐18 main stage season. Meet the Write from the Hip playwrights and the participants of our new Young Innovators Program, and raise a glass to powerful theatre by women.

This year’s Groundswell Festival features readings from Nightwood’s 2016-­17 Write from the Hip playwrights. Facilitated by dramaturge and director, Andrea Donaldson, this year­long script development program supports emerging playwrights in completing a full play.

SYNOPSIS
Years after her assault, Aidan’s rapist appears seeking reconciliation. The smoke is thick and the town is burning. What will it take to put it out?

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 7:00PM, PWYC. Ernest Balmer Studio (The Historic Distillery District, 9 Trinity St., third floor, Studio #315).

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