Third Street Theatre Releases Third Season
Posted by Stephen Hunt | July 18, 2014 | Calgary Herald | See Online Article Here
Third 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.
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.
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.