(word)plays - an evening of locally crafted one act plays

2015-16 play production series

In the fall of 2015 Theatre; Just Because partnered with the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts for our first Play Production Series. Our goal was to nurture directors, actors, stage managers, and designers in an accessible, comfortable, and creative environment while removing obstacles that can typically stand in the way of independent theatre creation.

With learning opportunities from group workshops and mentorships with the Theatre; Just Because artistic team, each production was lead by a first time director with full creative control and the casts were mixed with actors of varying experiences and ages.

The resulting plays were showcased on March 18, 2016 at SECPA during (word)plays - an evening of locally crafted one act plays, a festival-style event where these works were performed for the first time. 

Three of the four plays were entered in the annual Alberta Drama Festival Association Regional One Act Play Festival, held on May 2, 2016 at the Keyano Recital Theatre.


Check, Please by Jonathan Rand

Directed by Diana Moser & Zenon Campbell

Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do.

Awards

Alberta Drama Festival Association Provincial One Act Festival / 2016

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Director(s)
  • Best Production

Alberta Drama Festival Association Regional One Act Festival / 2016

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Production

 


For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls by Christopher Durang

Directed by Ludwig Moelbert

A fading Southern belle, Amanda, tries to prepare her hyper-sensitive, hypochondriacal son, Lawrence, for "the feminine caller."

Awards

Alberta Drama Festival Association Regional One Act Festival / 2016

  • Technical Achievement

SCABS by Maria Blom

Directed by Hanna Fridhed

A warm and humorous play about growing as a person, letting go of and embracing both fears and new beginnings.


Sure Thing by David Ives

Directed by Jennifer Townsend

A chance meeting of two characters, Betty and Bill, whose conversation is continually reset by a ringing bell.

Alberta Drama Festival Association Regional One Act Festival / 2016

  • Best Director