“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.”
During a very challenging time for the performing arts, we find ourselves fortunate as a small company to be able to program theatre with versatility and adaptation to the times. We’re very proud of the work we’re doing in our current 2021/22 season.
In December, we had a very successful run of the play SNOWFLAKE by award winning British playwright Mike Bartlett. The North American premiere of this wonderful dramedy was directed by Jennifer Copping and featured actors Aaron Craven, Natasha Burnett and Anni Ramsay.
A Christmas play full of politically charged dialogue and emotional showdowns, Snowflake was a wonderful timely piece of theatre which audiences and critics embraced. Despite the ongoing pandemic, local floods and a variety of challenges in gaining an audience, it was the most well attended play in our ten year history.
We added a philanthropic angle to the production and our audiences filled the hamper under the Christmas tree in the theatre lobby and the goods were donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Partial proceeds from our box office were donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
In the spring this season, we’ll continue our community building mandate by mentoring young artists via our annual Young Actors Scholarship through our Working Actors Gym.
NEW this year, we’re very excited to be producing “ACTING ATYPICAL”, a foundational exploration of acting for teens and adults on the autism spectrum. The workshop will be hosted by artistic director Aaron Craven and supported by licensed behavioural consultant Jo Di Tomasso. This workshop is one more way that Mitch and Murray Productions is breaking down barriers of access to the arts.
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