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Month: October 2016

UBC Players Club Presents: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

UBC Players Club Presents: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

Greetings, players!

We are now only a few weeks away from the opening night of our mainstage production: the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar directed by Gavan Cheema!

The show will be running from November 9th to the 14th, with evening shows at 7pm and a Sunday matinee at 2pm. There will be no show on November 11th.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Play Reading on the 14th: COPPER THUNDERBIRD by Marie Clements

Play Reading on the 14th: COPPER THUNDERBIRD by Marie Clements

This week, the UBC Players Club is hosting a play reading of Marie Clements’s spellbinding drama  Copper Thunderbird from 3-6pm on Friday, in NEST 2521.

Copper Thunderbird acts out the life, times, and struggles of Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, a Grand Shaman hailed as the Father of Contemporary Native Art and “Picasso of the North.” These accolades, however, do not come without cost. Clements interweaves Morrisseau’s everyday struggles to become accepted and retain his identity in a Western-dominated art world with his tumultuous spiritual journey to the heart of his cultural traditions.

“The Shape of a Girl” at the Dorothy Somerset Studio

“The Shape of a Girl” at the Dorothy Somerset Studio

Greetings, players!

Come join us on October 27th for a presentation of Joan MacLeod’s The Shape of a Girl, directed by Elana Mabrito and starring Anni Ramsay, two key members of the UBC Players Club.

The show will be followed by a brief talkback where we discuss the issues that arise in the text. We are interested in using the power of theatre and performance as a way to facilitate change. We hope that you’ll join us for an evening of theatre and conversation!

Mainstage Production Update

Mainstage Production Update

Greetings, players!

Thanks to everyone who came out and auditioned for Disgraced! We now have the show fully cast and would like to thank all the guests who came to our successful workshop! We are excited to show the play to you all in November.

If you emailed us about working backstage, we haven’t forgotten you. We’re just figuring out right now where we most need the help, and you’ll hear from us soon.