Past Productions

We’re in The Short Short Play Festival at The Social Capital.
SNAP Written and Directed by Joanne Latimer.
Starring:
Jillian Rees-Brown
Jorie Morrow
Stephen Jackson
Katerina Taxia
Zena Driver

Performances: Thursday April 28th 2016 @ 8pm
Saturday April 30th @ 2pm
Sunday May 1st @6pm

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Stage Left and NightShift Theatre, in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival,
present Washed Up.

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Washed Up

Her soul full of searching, her shorts full of sand . . .

A woman inexplicably finds herself stranded on an island with only a seagull for company and, between attempts at being rescued and finding distractions to occupy her, she reflects on her experiences as a parent and teacher and starts to wonder if there’s a point to going back to it.  A little schtick, a little storytelling, Washed Up is a funny and poignant look at middle age, solitude and finding your own voice.

The unexamined life may not be worth living but sometimes it takes extraordinary circumstances to precipitate those moments of self-reflection.  This story is about those “Is that all there is?” moments we all struggle through at regular points in our lives.

Joanne Latimer is the co-founder of NightShift Theatre, and recently directed its successful production of George F. Walker’s Problem Child.  Latimer, who played the original Mrs. Vitale in Second City’s long-running hit Tony and Tina’s Wedding, is no stranger to comedy but is not well acquainted with silence.  This is her first ever self-created solo show!

Written and Performed by Joanne Latimer
Directed by Jocelyn Wickett
Stage Managed by Kaitlyn Smith

Opens July 2, runs until July 12, 2015.

Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. 16 Ryerson Ave.

July 2, 2015 -7:45pm
July 4, 2015 -3:15pm
July 5, 2015 -4:30pm
July 6, 2015 -2:15pm
July 8, 2015 -10:00pm
July 9, 2015 -4:30pm
July 10, 2015 -8:45pm
July 12, 2015 -2:15 pm

 

NightShift Theatre presents their inaugural production Problem Child at the Red Sandcastle Theatre February 17th-February 28th, 2015

Problem Child is the first play in George F. Walker’s Suburban Motel series.  R.J., recently out of prison and Denise, who’s “turned a few tricks” to pay the rent, are hunkered down in a motel room awaiting a visit from social worker Helen.  Denise will stop at nothing to get her baby back and Helen is the one person standing between her and little Christine.  While R.J. gets lost in daytime television, Denise enlists the help of Phillie, the drunken motel manager to affect a happy reunion.  Set in a broken-down motel, the broken-down lives of these characters intersect in unexpected ways.  This dark comedy is a study in desperate measures for desperate times.

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*Poster Design by Lisa Levy

“The human condition is a damnably complex, messy thing apparently, and  Walker will not  be caught attempting  to wrap it up in neatly tied parcels.  The stakes are high, usually life or death, and his respect for these stakes is serious.  No one is safe, and almost everyone is sorry, and, as for endings, Walker’s stories don’t really end, and his characters don’t ever lie down — unless, of course, they die.  And even then we know that the room will be cleaned up, new people will check in, and life will go on. ”

Daniel De Raey
New York City- July 1997

Featuring Ash Catherwood, Janet Bailey, Kevin Charles Hopper, and Katerina Taxia
Directed by Joanne Latimer
Stage Manager Kaitlyn Smith

 

 

 

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