Drama

#Faustus

Kit Marlowe

A quest for ultimate power leads to an infamous deal with the devil. Faustus summons a 21st century Mephistopheles and sells his soul for twenty-four hours of power, knowledge and indulging in the seven deadly sins. Who needs a dusty ancient text when you have the power of the internet at your fingertips? #Faustus is the ultimate hack. The dark web awaits.

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play

Tymisha Harris, Michael Marinaccio, and Tod Kimbro

“Tymisha Harris’ performance is a tour de force.”
★★★★★, Staff Pick –CBC

“It’s a perfect piece of theatre for the time we are currently in”
★★★★★ -Plays To See NYC

”If there’s a truly must-see show…it’s Josephine
★★★★★ – Winnipeg Free Press

“Probably the closest to an evening with Josephine Baker as one will ever experience.” -Stagebiz NYC

JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. The show is intended for adult audiences, as it contains adult content and nudity. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist.

Born in St. Louis in 1906, Josephine Baker achieved only moderate success in the United States, but became an international superstar after moving to France in the early 20’s. She starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the 30’s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term “drag” existed in the lexicon. Her adopted country of France gave her the opportunity to live freely without the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in America.

Dynamite Lunchbox Productions of Orlando presents JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play for the first time in Ottawa, Ontario.
After debuting at the 2016 San Diego Fringe Festival and winning the distinctions of “Outstanding Solo Performance” and “Best Show”, Josephine played three sold out runs to rave reviews in hometown Orlando Florida before starting a 2017 North American tour. The first stop was the second largest Fringe Festival in North America, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, where it was touted as the “breakout hit” of the Festival, selling out the entire run and receiving 5-star reviews from both major publications. The show then went to Indianapolis Fringe where it won “Best National Production”, “Outstanding Female Performance”, “Audience Choice” and “Festival Top Seller”. From there, the show was selected by The Soho Playhouse in New York City to be part of the 2017 Fringe Encore series in October, 2017. Josephine was then awarded the honor of the encore series “Outstanding Production” award, and in early 2018 was offered a one-month off-Broadway run Soho Playhouse, where it sold out shows and received high critical acclaim.

 

Heirloom Toys Circus

Deflying Feets

Heirloom Toys is a modern theatrical circus show with something for everyone. Family-friendly but not just for kids, this show explores themes of loss, discovery, and renewal. Set in a toy workshop, this is the story of how a new friend can help an old tinkerer find a new lease on life.

Enjoy a circus spectacle presented by a world-class troupe of Canadian acrobats and aerial performers.

NEW WORK

A Girl in the Fridge

Patrice Forbes

Women in refrigerators; (WiF) A trope that refers to comic book women who have been depowered, raped, mutilated or murdered in order to fuel the stories of men. Eve knows she is destined for the fridge, and we all expect it. Why do we accept it? In a superhero world, an intimate relationship is a death sentence. The only thing Eve doesn’t know is whether the light stays on when the door is shut.

NEW WORK

What They Said About Love

Steve Budd

Don’t miss this “Hilarious take on how people fall in love” (East Bay Express). Steve Budd wonders why other people can and he can’t–tie the knot, that is. So he asked couples about the push and pull of love—what keeps them from pulling apart despite annoying the heck out of each other. Meet a New Age couple that swears they met before they met, a pair of Metal Heads who thought it would be a hoot to get married on 6-6-06, and more. Satisfy your voyeuristic tendencies about how others look for love—and, in some cases, find it.

What They Said About Love won Best of the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival and is “…funny, poignant, thoughtful, and revealing about the search for love” (TalkinBroadway.com). This is documentary theater at its best, a la Anna Deavere Smith. Steve Budd brings 12 characters to life, using their words from hours of interviews, and weaves in the story of his own search for “the one.” The piece was directed by Mark Kenward, and developed with the help of David Ford at The Marsh, with additional assistance from John Coppola and Slater Penney. Come see what Bay Area audiences have been talking about.

This is Step One

Jess McAuley

Jess has it all together… at least that’s what she wants you to think. After an accidental and horrifying blast from the past, Jess begins to recount her less than virtuous teen and young adult life. We are what we remember, and what Jess remembers isn’t the greatest picture. But time heals all things… right?

Unashamed, unabashed, and unapologetic, Jess is ready to take you on a journey of what *really* happened – and it’s gonna be dirty. She’s ready for the first steps of recovery.

NEW WORK