TWO Zone Festival-entered plays will be selected by a random draw to participate in MAINSTAGE’s non-adjudicated “Workshop Play” component at Mainstage 2019, which takes place over a two different three-day periods.
Each of the two selected plays give an initial performance, are re-worked by a professional instructor and are performed again in their revised forms in a fascinating and instructional “before and after” process. Two sets of workshop play dates are available:
SLOT 1: Saturday, July 6 through Monday, July 8 with instructor Nicolle Nattrass.
SLOT 2: Tuesday, July 9 through Thursday, July 11 with instructor Andrew McIlroy.
Workshop Plays will be held at The Capitol Theatre, 4904 Argyle Street, in Port Alberni, B.C.
Your application to be considered for the Workshop Play is confidential and will not be shared with the adjudicator in your Festival – there will be no impact on potential award selections at your Zone Festival.
Click on the link below to download the application form. Application deadline is MAY 21, 2019.
Port Alberni, BC – Theatre BC is gearing up to hold our big, annual Mainstage Festival in Port Alberni this Summer, from July 5 to 13.
Promotional efforts include updating local businesses and potential audience members about what Theatre BC is and how Mainstage works. Local club Portal Players Dramatic Society is taking the lead role in organizing Mainstage, and in the video below, Theatre BC President Peter Wienold puts it all together in a presentation that will tour throughout the Alberni Valley in the coming weeks, and was made to the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce on November 7, 2018.
Join Theatre BC in Port Alberni for Mainstage 2019
It’s time to think ahead to Theatre BC’s Mainstage 2019 being held in Port Alberni this year from July 5 to 13, 2019. The nightly performance venue will be the ADSS Performing Arts Theatre, while the hub of operations will be at The Capitol Theatre.
Being hosted jointly by Portal Players Dramatic Society and Theatre BC’s North Island Zone, the organizing committee is working hard to put all the details together, and will have more updates to share soon.
Tickets to all performances for the nightly Mainstage performances (ADSS Theatre), and the before & after Workshop Play performances (Capitol Theatre) will be available to the general public. Individual show tickets, along with 3-show, 5-show and full 8-show Mainstage ticket packages will also be available. The complete playbill for the week will be known once all of the regional Zone Drama Festivals are complete.
For the nightly Mainstage performances, tickets and packages include admittance to the show at the ADSS Theatre; to the Green Room party at The Capitol Theatre following the performance; and a seat at the next morning’s in-depth coffee critique/adjudication with the cast & crew from the prior night’s show.
Theatre BC’s regional zones will perform on the following dates, all evenings:
The Canadian Playwriting Competition is open to original scripts of drama or comedy, either full-length or one-act. Deadline for entry is December 31 annually. Independent jurors will decide upon winners in each category with a prize of $1,000 awarded for the chosen full-length, $750 for the one-act, and $500 for a script of special merit. In addition, one of the three winning plays may be chosen to be workshopped at Theatre BC’s Mainstage in Port Alberni, BC, in July 2019. This choice will be made at the discretion of the judges.
Best Production sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities: Calendar Girls, Powerhouse Theatrical Society, Okanagan Zone
Burnaby Award sponsored by Langley Players Drama Club: Blackbird, Stage North Theatre Society, Peace River Zone
Best Director sponsored by Nanaimo Theatre Group: Tanya Laing Gahr, Powerhouse Theatrical Society, Okanagan Zone
Best Actress sponsored by Home Building Centre: Beth Devolder, E.C.H.O. Players Society, North Island Zone
Best Actor sponsored by TBC Okanagan Zone: Julian Ratz, Williams Lake Studio Theatre, Central Interior Zone
Best Supporting Actress sponsored by Sun Life Insurance:
Claire Lindsay, Between Shifts Theatre, North Shore Zone
Best Supporting Actor sponsored by TBC Central Interior Zone: Barry Goodsell, Powerhouse Theatrical Society, Okanagan Zone
Best Ensemble sponsored by Courtenay Little Theatre: Halo, Malone Hanson, Breanne Poole, Syndney Gazso, Graysen Braun, Hailey Hanson, Caylen Braun, Yiorgos Sahamis, Erica Revin, Abigail Colibaba, Johathon Woyke, Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, Fraser Valley Zone
Best Lighting Design sponsored by Christie Lites Sales: The Best Brothers, Donald Willer, Marianne Brorup Weston, Terrace Little Theatre, Skeena Zone
Best Sound Design sponsored by Kal Tire: No Exit, Graham Coates, Theatre in the Country, Fraser Valley Zone
Best Set Design sponsored by Powerhouse Theatrical Society: Hand to God, Sheryl-Lynn Lewis, Jamie Regier, Williams Lake Studio Theatre, Central Interior Zone
Best Set Decorating/Properties sponsored by BC Drama Association Theatre BC: Blackbird, Bronwyn Hall, Dennis Szalai, Stage North Theatre Society, Peace River Zone
Best Costume Design sponsored by Doug Perri & Norman White: Collected Stories, Jane Still, E.C.H.O. Players Society, North Island Zone
Bill Elliott Award Best Performance by Youth or Novice sponsored by TBC North Shore Zone: Graysen Braun, Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, Fraser Valley Zone
Darrell Philips Workshop Award sponsored by Theatre Kelowna Society: Mary’s Wedding, Stage North Theatre Society, Peace River Zone
Backstage Cooperation Award sponsored by TBC North Island Zone: E.C.H.O. Players Society, North Island Zone
Best Graphic Design, Awarded by Sproing: Amanda Homeniuk, Heath Fletcher
Program: Ronan Lannuzel, Collected Stories, E.C.H.O. Players Society, North Island Zone
Brochure: Linda Hampshire, Courtenay Little Theatre Society, North Island Zone
Poster: Melanie Iddon,Love Letters,Emerald Pig Theatrical Society, Fraser Valley Zone
Most Creative Product: Melanie Iddon, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Emerald Pig Theatrical Society, Fraser Valley Zone