#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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