The 2015 One-Act Play Festival will be front and centre at the Boardmore Playhouse from March 18-20, with showtimes at 7 p.m. nightly. Named after Elizabeth Boardmore, the festival provides an opportunity for the many players of the theatre – playwrights, directors, technicians, actors and more – to showcase their talents on the big stage. This year, the festival is being adjudicated by Sydney native, Ron Jenkins.
“This year’s One-Act Play Festival will once again offer a strong line-up of original and previously produced plays. The original plays this year are outstanding – four of the best original plays this festival has ever produced. Wraslin by Paul MacDougall, Spear by Lindsay Thompson, The Brothers Tuireann by Mark Delaney, and Fighting Shadows by Kristen Woodford shine a bright light on this festival’s commitment to the development of new plays by local playwrights,” says Todd Hiscock, Boardmore Theatre Director.
Ron is a freelance director and the former Artistic Director of Edmonton’s Workshop West Theatre and Fringe Theatre Adventures. Some of his directing credits include Next to Normal (Theatre Calgary), Playing With Fire (The Theo Fleury Story ATP), Chicago (Mayfield Dinner Theatre), Forbidden Phoenix (Citadel Theatre), among other notable productions. Ron has won 10 Sterling Awards as a director and playwright and received Betty Mitchell Awards for Direction for The Black Rider and Playing With Fire. He is also the winner of the 2004 Syncrude Award for Artistic Innovation. Ron was shortlisted for the 2007 and 2010 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre for Direction.
One-Act Play Festival Productions for 2015
The Brothers Tuireann
A Kind of Alaska
"As True As I'm Sittin' Here": Tales of Tenderness and Terror
Quad by Samuel Beckett
The Festival Achievement Awards and closing reception are being held on March 21 in The Pit Lounge following this evening’s plays.
Show tickets are available at the CBU Playhouse Box Office, Monday to Friday from 1-5 p.m. and one hour before show time. The box office will open one week prior to performance and during the week of the production. Tickets are $15 general; $10 students and seniors; and $8 CBU students. One-Act Festival Passes are also available: $48 general, $32 students and seniors, $25 CBU students.
For a complete schedule of plays visit www.cbu.ca/boardmore.