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Theatre Projects Manitoba

Theatre company, based in Winnipeg Manitoba, founded in 1990 by Harry Rintoul. It is committed to the development of Manitoba plays and artists. Since its inception, it has staged over fifty new works which connect to local community, history and culture.

Productions of new plays include: The Elmwood Visitation by Carolyn Gray (2007); Stretching Hide by Dale Lakevold & Darrell Racine (2008); Encore by Marc Prescott (2008); North Main Gothic by Gray (2010); The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz by Armin Wiebe (2011); Dionysus in Stony Mountain by Steven Ratzlaff (2011/2012); Sargent & Victor & Me by Debbie Patterson (2013/2014); The Miser of Middlegate by Carolyn Gray (2013/2014); and Five Moments by Rick Chafe (2019/20).

Theatre Projects Manitoba also presents new works by established Canadian playwrights, including Daniel MacIvor and Linda Griffiths, and hosts productions of Canadian plays such as Almighty Voice and His Wife by Daniel David Moses. It has produced Proud by Michael Healey (2013/2014 season); White Rabbit Red Rabbit (2014/2015); Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière (2012/ 2013); and John and Beatrice by Carole Fréchette (2012/2013).

The 2011-12 season included an adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters by Bruce McManus.

Theatre Projects has also presented the "In the Chamber" event in January, featuring solo works by writer/performers such as Sarah Constible, Gord Tanner, and Steve Ratzlaff.

Performances typically take place in appropriate Winnipeg spaces. For the 2021 season, when the Covid-19 pandemic closed performance spaces across Canada, Theatre Project Manitoba devised The Chautauqua: Interlake Trail, to extend its reach to Interlake communities including Arborg, Riverton, Selkirk, and Eriksdalein with a safe mix of micro performances in outdoor spaces, and digital sharing.

Harry Rintoul was artistic director from 1990-94, Bruce McManus from 1995-2000, Margo Charlton from 2000-02, Ken Brand from 2002-05. From 2005 to 2021, the artistic director was Ardith Boxall, who oversaw the development and production of 21 Manitoba plays.

Website: www.theatreprojectsmanitoba.ca

Profile by Anne Nothof. Additional information from Chris Johnson, University of Manitoba.

Last updated 2021-12-16