ReACT: New Plays in Progress

Don’t miss this opportunity to look behind the scenes as we prepare new works for the stage. Experience live public readings and be part of the process as some of Canada’s most talented actors, directors, dramaturgs, and playwrights bring new scripts to life. After each reading, audience members are invited to take part in a discussion with Bill Millerd (Artistic Managing Director) and/or Rachel Ditor (Literary Manager), and the artists. Comment, ask questions, and learn about the process of script development.

ReACT public readings take place in the fall. Check back for details on the 2018 reading series in August.

Past Public Readings:

2017

  • Chloe and Simon's Blended Family Christmas Chaunakah Ramadan Holiday: A Seasonal Fable for Changing Times by Marcus Youssef
  • Inheritance: a pick-the-path experience by Daniel Arnold and you
  • House and Home by Jenn Griffin
  • The Thin Man, adapted by Lucia Frangione
  • Mrs. Singh and Me by Munish Sharma
  • The Soldier’s Wife by Sean Harris Oliver

2016

  • The Stranger by Raul Inglis
  • You Are It by Deborah Williams and Sherry Yoon
  • Thanks for Giving by Kevin Loring
  • Lady Sunrise by Marjorie Chan

2015

  • Forget About Tomorrow by Jill Daum
  • The Piano Teacher by Dorothy Dittrich
  • The Men in White by Anosh Irani
  • Mom’s 4: WTF by Mom’s the Word Collective
  • The Day Before Christmas by Alison Kelly and Stacey Kaser

2014

  • Onegin by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille
  • Gross Misconduct by Meghan Gardiner
  • Franklin Falls by Courtenay Ennis and Roger Haskett
  • Comfort and Joy by David King
  • Children of God by Corey Payette
  • The Piano Teacher by Dorothy Dittrich

2013

  • Whispers by Ed Roy
  • The Amaryllis by Michele Riml
  • Me and You by Melody Anderson
  • Indian Arm by Hiro Kanagawa

2012

  • The Doug McDougals by David King
  • Frankie Armitage by Lucia Frangione
  • Harvey and Debbie Forever by Sherman Snukal
  • The Waiting Room by John Mann
  • Armstrong's War by Colleen Murphy

2011

  • Never Shoot a Stampede Queen by Mark Leiren-Young
  • The Swing Sisters’ Christmas by Patti Allan, Ellen Kennedy, and Beverly Sauvé
  • How Has My Love Affected You? by Marcus Youssef

2010

  • Two Old Women by Yvette Nolan
  • Scar Tissue by Dennis Foon from the novel by Michael Ignatieff
  • Do You Want What I have Got? A Craigslist Cantata Book by Bill Richardson, Music by Veda Hille
  • My Turquoise Years by Marion Farrant

2009

  • Tear the Curtain! by the Electric Company, written by Jonathon Young and Kevin Kerr
  • My Granny the Goldfish by Anosh Irani
  • Scar Tissue adapted by Dennis Foon from the novel by Michael Ignatieff

2008

  • The Fall of Sister Judy by Shawn MacDonald
  • Paradise Garden by Lucia Frangione
  • Poster Boys by Michele Riml
  • My Turquoise Years by Marion Farrant

2007

  • Tom Pinkerton by Hiro Kanagawa and David McIntyre
  • His Greatness by Daniel MacIvor
  • Poster Boys by Michele Riml
  • My Turquoise Years by Marion Farrant

2006

  • Hippies and Bolsheviks by Amiel Gladstone
  • Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock
  • Up Island by David King
  • Poster Boys by Michele Riml

2005

  • Manja’s Circus by Anosh Irani
  • Other Freds by Kendra Fanconi
  • Into the Heart of the Sangoma by Ann Mortifee
  • Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged
  • Back Kitchen Release Party by Trevor Duvall

2004

  • Tiger of Malaya by Hiro Kanagawa
  • After the Gold Rush by Sherman Snukel
  • Refugee Hotel by Carmen Aguirre
  • The Dunsmuirs by Rod Langley
  • Other Freds by Kendra Fanconi
  • Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock

2003

  • Fishnets by David King
  • After the Gold Rush by Sherman Snukel
  • The Matka King by anosh Irani
  • Buz’Gem Blues by Drew Hayden Taylor

2002

  • A Little Princess musical version adapted from the novel by Bruce Kellett
  • The Matka King by Anosh Irani
  • Carol’s Christmas by Kathleen Oliver