Adventures

Keep Good (Theatre) Company is thrilled to present the world premiere of

Adventures
by Gillian Clark
(Part of Shakespeare By the Sea’s, ‘By The Sea’ Series in Point Pleasant Park!)

Part fairy tale part gritty-real-life tale, ‘Adventures’ invites us to the roots of the Mother Tree to witness the stories of PJ and Wendy, two teenagers on the edge of a life altering decision.

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Let’s Try This Standing on ZOOM!

When:
Sunday May 30th, at 7:00PM(EST)/8:00PM (AST). Tickets are free! Please click here to sign up and receive your link to the show: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeT01EtuqlifE…/viewform

About the show:
In 2010 Gillian was hit by an SUV while she was walking down Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was on the sidewalk. Now, Gillian is a professional theatre artist. Let’s Try This Standing is a seventy minute show about shitting on nurses, having sex with atrophied muscles, awkward interactions with bagel eating massage therapists, and everything else that has happened since the accident. It doesn’t offer easy answers, but it does give us a chance to be in a room together and be honest about how okay we are. Let’s Try This Standing deals with recovery as an ongoing process.

We are grateful for the chance to reimagine how this show can be performed and witnessed from our own homes…maybe even our own beds.

Donate:
Attendance is free of charge but if you would like to donate to Keep Good (Theatre) Company please go to: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=6UP7FDWF2RNBS

Content notes:
Ableism, medical trauma, body shaming, depiction of a car accident.

Accessibility:
The performance will have closed captioning and an active listener.

The Team:
*Gillian Clark (Playwright/Performer)
*Daniel Oulton (Stage Manager/Production Designer)
*Anthony Black (Director)
Sadie Laflamme-Snow (Producer)
Mel Hattie (Production Photos)*

* The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of The Canadian Actor’s Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy

Thank Yous:
The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of The Canadian Actor’s Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy[Image description: An image of Gillian, a light skinned white woman with blond hair wearing a blue dress, is dancing joyfully in a chair. Her eyes are closed and her hands are outstretched over her head. She has a giant smile on her face.]Let’s Try This Standing has been made across Turtle Island. Gillian is currently located in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal and although it is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Wendat, and the Abénaki Nations, the people of the Kanienkéha:ka Nation (Haudenosaunee) are now the caretakers of the land and waterways here. Tiohtià:ke is under the Great Peace of Montreal. Anthony is in Kjipuktuk/Halifax which is the territory of the Mi’kmaq People, which is under the Peace and Friendship treaties. Daniel and Sadie are in Tkaronto/Toronto which is the territories of the Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee. This is the ancestral lands of The Dish With One Spoon Territory which governs how to share resources of the land and water. It is also Treaty 13 territory, an agreement made with the Mississaugas of the Credit (Anishinaabe). We are grateful you are joining us and encourage you to look up the original stewards of the land you are on, and the treaties that govern it.

We can’t wait to share this story again with you!

Gonzalo’s Map (The Prototype)

Keep Good (Theatre) Company is excited to present the first prototype production of Gonzalo’s Map, a theatrical experience that will take you on a journey through TikTok videos, live streams, Zoom calls and *gasp*, real hard copy letters.

Prosper is dying in a long term care home alone and estranged from his family. Ariella is his fifteen-year-old granddaughter who hasn’t seen him in years. Gonzalo, an old family friend, must try and reunite them before it is too late.

Created by Keep Good (Theatre) Company’s Co-artistic director; Laura Vingoe-Cram, Mary Vingoe, Garry Williams, Kiana MacDonnell, Anna Shepard and Catherine Banks. Gonzalo’s Map stars, Kiana MacDonnell as Ariella and Garry Williams as Gonzalo.

We are looking for a group of people to help us in the development process by taking part in the project and giving us feedback.

Click HERE to sign up

Click HERE to learn more

A work in progress showcase of Adventures

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents “Adventures” a work in progress showcase!

When: Friday June 21st at 6 PM – 8 PM

Where: Fort Massey United Church Gym (5303 Tobin St, Halifax, NS B3H 1S3)

Who: Written by Gillian Clark, directed by Christian Barry,  performed by Ann-Marie Kerr, sound by Aaron Collier, and produced by Tori Morrison

What: Adventures is a story told by a 300 year old tree about two messed up teens who are trying to believe in anything. PJ, a 15 year old stick n poke tattoo artist and Wendy, a 14 year old high heeled flip flop wearing feminist, are standing on the edge of their world asking for a little bit of magic. Part love story, part fairy tale, part impending doom, this solo show is a look at the precipice of humanity’s future and the leaps of faith we take to try and make the seemingly impossible possible.

Tickets are free and by reservation via email to tori.g.morrison@gmail.com (limited availability, first come first serve.

Unfortunately the venue is not wheelchair accessible.

The Children runs May 9 – 19 at The Bus Stop Theatre

banner_no textKeep Good (Theatre) Company is proud to produce the Atlantic Canadian premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children.

“At our time of life we simply cannot deal with this shit.”

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

★ ★ ★ ★

“A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work…. Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation.”

Paul Taylor, The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★

“This is sci-fi kitted out with real people, real dilemmas, real scope.”

Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

TICKETS

Tickets are available in advance on a Pay What You Can basis via TicketHalifax. If the amounts listed are not accessible to you, or you would like to pay in cash, please email karen.e.gross@gmail.com.

Tickets at the door will be $30 general or $20 underwaged.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Each performance also features an opening act. See full details here.

8 pm Thursday May 9 (Preview)
8 pm Friday May 10 (Opening Night)
8 pm Saturday May 11
2 pm Sunday May 12
8 pm Tuesday May 14
8 pm Wednesday May 15
8 pm Thursday May 16
8 pm Friday May 17
8 pm Saturday May 18
2 pm Sunday May 19

TEAM

Laura Vingoe-Cram, director

Martha Irving as Hazel
Mauralea Austin as Rose
Lee J. Campbell as Robin

Stephen Osler, set designer
Patricia Vinluan, set design assistant
Vicky Williams, lighting designer
Tori Morrison, sound designer
Andrea Ritchie, costume designer
Veronique MacKenzie, choreographer

Patricia Vinluan, production manager
Christine Oakey, stage manager
Karen Gross, producer
Rena Thomas, associate producer and videographer
Justin Thomas, graphic designer

THANKS

Keep Good (Theatre) Company gratefully acknowledges funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia that makes this project possible.

This production takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

As a settler-run organization Keep Good (Theatre) Company is committed to participating in reconciliation efforts. During the run of The Children, we encourage you to attend the screening of The Water Protector’s Journey and Q & A with filmmaker Eliza Knockwood at 7 pm on May 15.

Halifax Auditions – The Children

We are pleased to announce our open call for auditions for the Atlantic Canadian premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children.

Characters:

Rose Gender:  Female Age:  mid sixties  
Rose is an impulsive woman who makes bold choices. She is a breast cancer survivor and former nuclear scientist. British.

 

Hazel Gender:  Female Age:  mid sixties  
Hazel is a fastidious and careful woman who always does the “the right thing” She is a former nuclear scientist. British.

 

Robin Gender:  male Age:  mid sixties  
Robin is married to Hazel. He is a former nuclear scientist who suffers from depression. British.

Click here for details.