2019 Fraser Valley
6 Plays in 6 Days!
Stage 43 is looking for amazing volunteers to help us with this festival! Each volunteer will have the opportunity to take in a play, and there is always food available.
If you are interested, fill out our volunteer application form.
Stage 43 Theatrical Society is proud to be hosting a week-long theatre festival in May, bringing together local theatre groups from around the Fraser Valley to entertain audiences and to enhance their own skills through professional adjudication by Katrina Dunn.
Katrina Dunn is currently teaching in the Theatre Program at the University of Manitoba. She was the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre from 1997 to 2016. Over nineteen years of producing and directing within that company’s all-Canadian mandate she garnered seven Jessie Richardson nominations for Outstanding Direction, winning once for her direction of Michael Healey’s Kicked and once for her co-direction of Palace of the End. She has also directed classical and international plays at Bard on the Beach and The Arts Club Theatre. She has worked with most of Canada’s major playwrights and most of Vancouver’s noted actors and designers. She has taught acting and theatre skills at Studio 58 and UBC. Katrina helped launch the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival with Norman Armour and created In Tune: The Art of Canadian Musicals with Rachel Ditor.
This amazing event is part of one of the longest-running theatre traditions in Canada. Theatre BC’s Mainstage is an annual festival for community theatre groups throughout BC. Winning plays from each of the (up to 10) zone festivals come together for friendly competition at the provincial level. The play chosen as “Outstanding Production” at our festival in May will represent the Fraser Valley Zone at Mainstage, which is taking place this year in Port Alberni from July 5–13.
We extend a very enthusiastic invitation to all theatre lovers! Come to our “Celebrating Community” Theatre BC 2019 Fraser Valley Zone Festival of Plays from Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). It’s just a short drive within the Tri-Cities, or just a quick ride on the sky train – the theatre is adjacent to the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station!
Stage 43’s hosting of this festival is made possible by Spirit of Coquitlam Grant funding and countless hours of volunteer time. We appreciate all the support our community has given us over the years and are very happy to be “Celebrating Community” with this event!
Check out the schedule of plays!
Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and individuals.
EARLY BIRD PASS PRICES EXTENDED TO APRIL 27!!!
Maximize your entertainment value by purchasing a complete 6-show or a 3-show (a la carte) pass!
Purchasing either pass will also give you access to the educational “coffee/cocktail critiques”, where the adjudicator spends time with the cast/crew of the previous night’s performance, giving feedback and workshopping scenes.
To purchase passes, call the Evergreen Cultural Centre’s box office at 604-927-6555.