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Works in Progress Series

Theatre Network invites you to Works in Progress

Theatre Network’s Works in Progress is a unique opportunity to join Canadian playwrights (virtually) as they lead live-streamed development sessions for recently commissioned work, prior to the premieres at The New Roxy Theatre. Each session is different and reflects the unique creative process of each playwright; sharing research, reading scenes, and discussing the evolution of their plays. 

Each of the below events were live-streamed in the Winter & Spring of 2021 and are now available to watch on demand. 

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Works in Progress Archive

Pisces by Darrin Hagen

Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 2PM (Live-streamed)

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the infamous 1981 raid on Edmonton’s Pisces Health Spa, Theatre Network invites you to join us for this rare peek into the process of re-writing history. More info. 

câpân by Jacquelyn and Hunter Cardinal

Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2PM MT (Live-streamed)

Join the sakāwithiniwak (Woodland Cree) brother-sister duo Jacquelyn and Hunter Cardinal of the award-winning play Lake of the Strangers, and collaborators Kris Harper and Jason Borys of AG47 to glimpse behind the curtain of câpân. The creative team will share the Cree myth in which they’ve rooted the show, dive into their research discoveries so far, and premiere some of the music created for the production by the AG47 duo. More info.

SkylAr (working title) by Colleen Murphy

(A Morris Foundation/Theatre Network Commission)

Live-streamed on Sunday, March 28

Today 17-year-old Emma is setting up her high school science experiment using saliva from the family dog, Axel. Her half-brother, Danny, turns 25 today and when he gets home from work there’ll be a family party. Violet, Emma’s mom, is making a birthday cake but she’s mad because someone ate the jam she planned to use. Danny and Emma’s father, Winston, just bought a brand new fan but it’s not working and the June heat wave is relentless. More info.

Agnes by Eugene Stickland

(A Morris Foundation/Theatre Network Commission)

Live-streamed on Saturday, February 6, 2021

Despite her Canadian roots, Agnes Martin remains largely unknown in Canada, outside of the visual arts community. Agnes is a theatrical look at the life of the Canadian-born artist Agnes Martin, incorporating voice/text in the form of dialogue – a reminiscence, perhaps – between an older and a much younger version of Agnes. More info.