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Announcing our AGM June 24th

Monster Theatre (AKA Monster Creative Productions Society) is holding our Annual General Meeting 

Location: Mount Pleasant Community Centre (arts room)
Date: June 24th, 2019
Time: 6:30pm

All members are welcome. 

RESOLVED AS A SPECIAL RESOLUTION that the existing bylaws of the Society be deleted and replaced with the Bylaws attached hereto as Schedule A (LINK)

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Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII makes it’s Toronto debut!

After 7 years of the rest of the country falling in love with Tara Travis and Monster Theatre’s best play, it’s time to bring it TO!

Tarragon Mainspace 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto

July 5th-13th TICKETS!

Six Queens.  Six Love stories.  Six Deaths.  One Actress!

It all starts in the afterlife, in a bizarre waiting room of sorts. One by one, the wives of Henry VIII arrive, much to the shock and dismay of each previous wife. What culminates is a heated frenzy of an ex-wives club where these women swap stories, toss Anne Boleyn’s head around, pick on the ugly German one, and, most importantly, fight for the right to be acknowledged as Henry’s true bride and eternal partner.

But when Henry arrives…everything changes.

★★★★★ “…one of the most impressive acting feats in the festival!”

– Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press

“Tara Travis is an immense talent. Go see this show and you will find yourself in heaven.

Comedy heaven that is.”-umfm.com

 

Written and Directed by Ryan Gladstone

Starring Tara Travis

Original Score by Drew Jurecka and Robbie Grunwald

Costume Design by Adam Dickson

Fight Choreography by Kevin Kruchkywich

 

Electronic Press Package

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Monster Theatre is presenting partner for LARRY at the rEvolver Festival

Can a man get in touch with his femininity without losing his balls?

It’s your ol’ pal Larry! He’s “no idiom”, and he’ll be the first to tell you that he’s handier than a pocket on the back of a shirt. He wants to prove that he’s worthy of a good woman, that he can quit drinkin’ and even take up “medertation”.

Bold, smart and f@#king funny, It turns out that LARRY’s internal trip is more terrifying than he ever thought was possible.

A unique, world class, moving piece of theatre, comedy, and dance.” – Annette Loiselle, Artistic Director SkirtsAfire Festival, Edmonton
Strobe, nudity, coarse language
Created and Performed by Candice Roberts
Co-directed by Candice Roberts, Deanna Fleysher and Kat Single-Dain
Dramaturg by Deanna Fleysher

May 31-June 2

Here is a link to the Facebook event

https://www.facebook.com/events/871296876534712/?event_time_id=871296886534711

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JESUS CHRIST: The Lost Years in Vancouver March 13-23

Our summer’s smash hit JESUS CHRIST: The Lost Years
is coming to Vancouver.
Playing at the Havana Theatre March 13-23.

“Not only one of the most deft pieces of physical comedy I have ever seen – it is as subtle as it is funny, and as literate as it is energetic and frantic!”

5 STARS -SEE Magazine

“Nothing Short of a Comic Miracle!”
5 STARS -National Post

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ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST PROJECT – JULIET

Juliet: A Revenge Comedy

What if JULIET doesn’t kill herself?!

Juliet: A Revenge Comedy follows Juliet as she tears herself from the pages of the narrative determined to alter her fate. With dagger in hand, Juliet wanders through the cannon and recruits a team of Shakespeare’s renowned female characters to confront their creator: William Shakespeare himself! This comedic adventure follows Juliet on an epic journey, as she reclaims her possible (fated) demise through quill fights, witches and a climactic battle!

Written by first time Monster PIPPA MACKIE and RYAN GLADSTONE.

Directed by Ryan Gladstone.

Starring long-time Monster CARLY POKORADI as well as Pippa and Ryan.

Keep following Monster Theatre for lots more info about this exciting project!

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THEATRE UNDER THE GUN was a huge success!

A massive thanks to everyone who came and partook in THEATRE UNDER THE GUN on February 9th. Here are some awesome pics.

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Grant Canyon is off to Nova Scotia

No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery is headed to the Astor Theatre in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. It’s been almost five years since the last Canyon tour, and boy is he out of shape! If you know anyone around Liverpool Nova Scotia, then send them this way for some laughs.

Astor Theatre, March 16th – TICKETS

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TIL DEATH Feb 5th in Vancouver

One of our very best is playing two performances at the Havana Theatre before heading on the road to Nova Scotia.

TICKETS

The Betrayed wife.  The Scheming wife. The Peacemaker.  The Ugly German. The Slutty one. The One in love with someone else.

Six Queens.  Six Love stories.  Six Deaths. One Actress!

 

“The idea is as brilliant as the execution is funny.” 5 stars -CBC

“An incredibly rich, dizzying experience that should not be missed.” -BENT

“Ingenious, Dazzling and Amazing!” 4 stars  -Edmonton Journal

”Monster Theatre are Canada’s ablest fact-benders and history-skewerers. Gladstone’s script is a lesson in crowd-pleasing wit.” 4 ½ stars –SEE

 

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ANNOUNCING THEATRE UNDER THE GUN 2019 COMPANIES!

AND THE COMPANIES ARE…

DOPE HEARTS THEATRE

Mariam Barry, Omari Newton, Gavan Cheema, Celia Aloma, Missy D, Donald Sales, Chris Francisque

Dope Hearts Theatre is a brand new theatre collaboration for Black creatives. Born from a shared vision to see more Black voices on our stages, we are a group of melanin poppin’ artists who’ll be teaming up for the first time at Theatre Under The Gun. For this 48hr showdown our artists consist of Celia Aloma, Mariam Barry, Missy D, Chris Francisque, Omari Newton, Donald Sales, with Gavan Cheema as our director. This will be the first of many exciting works from Dope Hearts Theatre. So come ride with us in celebration of a new and electric voice to our theatre scene. Dope hearts. Dope theatre.

 

PALIMPSEST

David Bloom, Masae Day, Matthew Kowalchuck and Panthea Vatandoost

 

Palimpsest is an ad hoc collective of theatre artists, many of whom still have not met each other. In the spirit of Theatre Under The Gun, they are coming together to create an interdisciplinary piece which will be as much of a surprise to them as to the audience.

 

WE ARE AN AD HOC GROUP

Chris Ross, Tia Glenn-Cooke, Travis Bernhardt, Julia Lank, Patrick Dodd, Kai Rudell, Zach Wolfman

 

We CAN’T WAIT to see what work emerges from this ad hoc supergroup of actors, musicians, improvisers, magicians, and clowns! Their past work includes talking rabbits that judge the audience, shows that consist entirely of verbal descriptions of food, improvised church services for religions made up on the spot, live anime, drunk Shakespeare, and Vancouver’s most beloved mime horse.

 

TIGHT CORSET THEATRE COMPANY

Jackie Blackmore, Susanne Moniz de Sa, Yumi Ogawa, Laura Jaszcz, Catherine Falkner.

Tight Corset Theatre Company was formed in 1999 as a platform to foster and support women artists to write, workshop & produce original comedic theatre works. Veteran performers of the Vancouver & Victoria Fringe Festivals and Theatre Under The Gun, their award-winning past shows include Saucy Bits, The Good Time Girls, Dumb Blind Luck, Awkward & Ways to Woo Enrigué.

 

SOUR DOG THEATRE

Claire Love Wilson, Ali Froggatt, Sarah Ferguson, Lili Beaudoin, Amy Shostack

Since its inception 4 years ago, Sour Dog Theatre has produced over 50 improv shows (including 4 original formats), 2 Canadian Fringe Festival runs, The Canmore International Improv Festival, and 4 scripted play productions. Our mandate is to create work that explores what connects and disconnects us as human beings. With a strong value for honest storytelling we are constantly on the search for universal truth within the human experience. We strive to create theatrical experiences that are playful, poignant and professional, whether it be improvisation or scripted work.

 

YOUR FAVOURITE PEOPLE

 

Keara Barnes, Matthew McDonald-Bain, Jamie King, Jalen Slip

‘Your Favourite People’ is a collective of award winning professional theatre artists who are excited to collaborate fast and furiously on this project.

 

CAUSE FOR CONCERN

Valerie Cotic, Cory Thibert, Jeff Leard, Al Lafrance, Devon More

 

Cause For Concern is Valerie Cotic (new best friend), Al Lafrance (Thunder Blunder), Devon More (Devon More Music), Jeff Leard (Active Salad), and Cory Thibert (May Can Theatre). We are an ad hoc group of artists with different artistic backgrounds from all across the country who met on the Canadian Fringe circuit and all eventually ended up being neighbours here in Vancouver.

 

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