This is my first-ever blog entry as new Artistic Director of SHIFT Theatre and what better way to mark the occasion than by celebrating our collaborators in 1-Act Festival 8? Thank you to the jury committee, including Katrina Dunn of Touchstone Theatre and Dani Fecko of Boca Del Lupo and thank you to all of the applicants.
The brave line up for this year's four-night festival is solidly diverse, and seriously exciting:
"Run" by Anthea Morritt
This unnerving solo show is about love, about loss, about so much more than first meets the eye.
"Another Shot" by C.R. Packer
A UBC grad details a strange crime in small town British Columbia.
"Deer Harper" by Pippa Mackie
A prolific local theatre artist explores the untamed power dynamics of love, and Canadian politics.
"Mis Papas" by Pedro Chamale
Artistic Director of rice and beans theatre remounts this personal and bilingual story of happily-ever-after against the ropes.
I can hardly wait.