We also have our online Workshop Registrations form available. And for the general audience, we have our ticket purchases available online for single tickets and 3-day, 5-day and Full Week packages. Early bird discount is valid until June 7; Theatre BC members can enter the code HUGGINS in the checkout cart just before purchasing tickets to get an extra discount. Click here to buy Mainstage 2018 Tickets.
Theatre BC celebrates our 86th Anniversary in 2018, once again in Vernon, BC with Mainstage 2018 at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. This week-long Festival of Best Play winning performances will include workshops and adjudications as BC community theatre enthusiasts celebrate live theatre from across the province.
Individual Zone Festival Results Linked Below:
Friday – June 29th- “Collected Stories” by Donald Margulies, presented by E.C.H.O. Players (NIZ – North Island Zone) NIZ Results
Saturday – June 30th – “The Best Brothers” by Daniel MacIvor, presented by Terrace Little Theatre (SKZ – Skeena Zone) SKZ Results
Sunday – July 1st – “Calendar Girls” by Tim Firth, presented by Powerhouse Theatrical Society (OKZ – Okanagan Zone) OKZ Results
Monday – July 2nd – “Halo” by Josh MacDonald, presented by Chilliwack School of Performing Arts (CSOPA) – (Wild Card Entry from FVZ)
Tuesday – July 3rd – “The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble” by Beth Graham, presented by Between Shifts Theatre (NSZ – North Shore Zone) NSZ Results
Wednesday, July 4th – “No Exit” by Jean Paul Sartre, presented by Theatre In The Country (FVZ – Fraser Valley Zone) FVZ Results
Thursday, July 5th – “Hand To God” by Roberts Askins, presented by Williams Lake Studio Theatre (CIZ – Central Interior Zone) CIZ Results
Friday, July 6th – “Blackbird” by David Harrower, presented by Stage North (PRZ – Peace River Zone) PRZ Results
PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.
Green Room Party Themes Revealed!
For Theatre BC members and friends who like to dress up and make up for our Green Room parties, check out our list of nightly themes for Mainstage 2018 by clicking this link!
Playwriting: Discovering Narrative Through Movement
3 Hours: Thursday, July 5, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, $40.00
Marie Fleming Hall, Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
3800 33rd Street, Vernon, BC, 250-542-9355
A unique, multifaceted experience, this playwriting workshop combines basic movement and writing exercises to explore the fundamentals of storytelling for the theatre. There is no prior movement, dance, or writing experience required, but the workshop is designed for participants already familiar with reading and/or performing scripts. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of story-building in the theatre, an sense of discovery regarding the endless possibilities and potential of playwriting, and a new perspective on approaching text as an actor. Please wear clothing and shoes comfortable for movement. Participants are also asked to bring an image or object that relates to the theme “Voyage.”
For a comprehensive overview of how to prepare for this workshop, please download this PDF.
Brandon Shalansky is an actor and playwright working in Canada and the UK. Performance credits include La Cage Aux Folles (Georges), Spamalot (Patsy), Les Misérables (Thénardier), The 39 Steps (Clown), The Pillowman (Michal – Best Supporting Actor, Theatre BC). Writing credits include Risotto (Village Pub Theatre 2017, SciFi Theatre Festival 2018), The Skin of a Man (Edinburgh Fringe/Traverse Theatre/Playwrights’ Studio Scotland 2017). He is currently under commission with Fred Skeleton Theatre Company, who will produce the premiere of his play Adrift this summer. Brandon is a graduate of the MSc Playwriting program at the University of Edinburgh.
Originally from Newfoundland, Stephen is the Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre and is the newly-appointed Associate Artistic Director at the Arts Club Theatre Company. He trained at Memorial University (BFA in Acting) and UBC (MFA in Directing) and directs and teaches theatre in British Columbia and across Canada. For Rumble he has directed Penelope, Indian Arm, Cock, and The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. At the Arts Club he has directed Hand to God, The Patron Saint of Stanley Park, and Skydive. Projects elsewhere have included The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Bond, Hamlet, Richard III, “Art”, The Pillowman and Mary’s Wedding. He has taught and directed at Memorial University, Douglas College, Neptune Theatre School, and UBC where, as an adjunct professor, he teaches Shakespeare Text Analysis and Performance. For Theatre BC he has taught workshops and adjudicated zone festivals. He lives in North Vancouver with his wife, Sasa, and their son, Jack.
Theatre BC is excited to return to Vernon for our second consecutive Mainstage Festival there.
We held one of our most successful provincial Festivals there last year, and the organizing team have an even more exciting week in the planning stages.
Dates for this year’s Mainstage are June 29th to July 7, 2018. Plays from across BC will perform in this Festival. We’re pleased to have Stephen Drover as our Mainstage adjudicator this year. The Workshop Play will be back at Powerhouse Theatre for the weekend of June 30th to July 2nd. All of our marquee shows will be seen at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre nightly, at 7:30 pm.
Where To Stay
UPDATE (March 2, 2018) – We are pleased to offer the following downloadable Accommodations Sheet with information about where to stay during Mainstage 2018 in Vernon. Rooms are extremely limited for the July 1st weekend, so book now!