#TSTSeason3 – Namesake ’14-15 Season Released

Third Street Theatre Releases Third Season

Posted by Stephen Hunt | July 18, 2014 | Calgary Herald | See Online Article Here

10465473_543011659160218_2775461552713593300_oThird Street Theatre celebrated Canada Day by throwing a party, where they announced their third season.

It unfolded at Third Street’s annual fundraising costume party at Arrata Opera Centre on a rainy Friday night, where Artistic Director Jonathan Brower revealed the company’s lineup for 2014-15.

It will include the return of Kyall Rakoz’s solo show, Ludwig and Lohengrin: A Fairy Tale for Adults, which was a hit at last August’s Calgary Fringe Festival.

Rakoz winning the 2014 Critter for Best Solo Performance
Rakoz winning the 2014 Critter for Best Solo Performance

That resulted in Rakoz, who’s touring Ludwig across the country at a few other Fringes this summer, winning a Calgary Theatre Critics Award for Best Solo Performance.

Ludwig goes up February 22-28, 2015 at Motel.

Other shows in the 2014-15 season include:

* X by Sunny Drake, a transgender (female to male), transcontinental (Australian to North American) performer, which is a “magical, whimsical look at addiction, grounded in LGBTQ experience.” There are also puppets. That’s on September 16-20 at Motel.

* Youth Riot, a series of 10 minute plays by queer teens that will be presented in a festival in May, 2015.

* the queerRites play reading series: four staged readings of new queer Calgarian work, which will be presented throughout the year, culminating with Youth Riot in May.

Sunny Drake's X
Sunny Drake’s X

The plays being read include This is How I Left, the first production by Third Street’s Creation Ensemble when they launched in 2013; Brower’s drama Oblivion; Dear Mr. Klein, which was produced in 2004 by Teatro Berdache, Calgary’s first queer theatre company; a new work by queer activist Pam Rocker, who previously wrote Heterophobia; and it was launched July 2, with a reading of Vancouver’s professional queer theatre company‘s Artistic Producer Chris Gatchalian’s Falling in Time.

The company also announced that Third Street co-founder Paul Welch has stepped down to pursue other artistic opportunities.

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Reading of Falling in Time this Wednesday at The Naked Leaf


Kicking off the freshly released 2014-2015 Season and our new queerRites reading series:

Falling in Time by Chris Gatchalian

July 2nd, 2014 at The Naked Leaf at 8:15 pm

Tea donated by Jonathan Kane of The Naked Leaf. Admission by donation.

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Raw in its emotionalism and bold in its theatricality, Falling in Time is set in Vancouver in 1994 and tells the story of four individuals, across two continents and over a span of more than forty years. The lives of these characters miraculously intertwine in Vancouver playwright C.E. Gatchalian’s uncompromising meditation on war, masculinity, sexuality, personal boundaries, and love. Falling in Time asks the question, “how do we let go?”

Chris Gatchalian, Playwright

Born, raised and based in Vancouver, Filipino-Canadian author C. E. Gatchalian writes drama, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. His plays, which include Broken, Crossing, Claire and Motifs & Repetitions, have appeared on stages nationally and internationally, as well as on radio and television. Recent work includes his play for young audiences, People Like Vince, which was commissioned by Green Thumb Theatre and toured BC, Saskatchewan and Ontario, and his latest play, Falling in Time, which premiered in Vancouver in November 2011, was published by Scirocco Drama/J Gordon Shillingford in 2012 and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. He is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Dayne Ogilvie Prize, awarded annually by The Writers’ Trust of Canada to an LGBT writer of merit. He is currently Artistic Producer of the frank theatre company.

Q & A about Falling in Time by RicePaper Magazine

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