2018-19 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
Live Five is proud to present
Our Fifteenth Season...
Every Brilliant Thing
by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe
Produced by Burnt Thicket Theatre
Oct 4th - 7th & 11th - 14th, 2018
You're seven years old. Mum's in hospital. She finds it hard to be happy. You start making a list of everything worth living for. You leave it on her pillow. You know she's read it because she's corrected your spelling. Twenty years and thousands of things later, the list will take on a life of its own.
An astonishingly funny comedy about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love featuring Saskatoon's own Jenna-Lee Hyde.
Burnt Thicket Theatre tells stories that change people's lives. Since 2007, we've brought awareness to human issues, leading audiences & artists to live more engaged lives for the common good. Though we moved from Calgary in 2017, our past productions in Saskatoon include: Christmas Presence, We Are the Body, Solo Joe, She Has a Name, and Hockey Dad: A Play in 3 Periods. burntthicket.com
A Soldier's War
by Josh Ramsden
Produced by Strikes Twice Productions
Nov 1st - 4th & 8th - 10th, 2018 (no performance on Remembrance Day)
Inspired by letters from the playwrights' grandfather, a veteran of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, A Soldier's War follows the journey of five young Canadians from basic training in Nova Scotia, through to D-Day, and the return home. A fresh and timeless look at endurance, honour, and finding brotherhood.
Founded in 2011, Strikes Twice Productions is committed to creating provocative, engaging theatre that emphasizes awareness for, and support of, mental health. Recently, the company has engaged in developing and creating theatrical works that have evolved from verbatim text and discovered primary resources. Previous productions include: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Live Five); Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (Saskatoon Fringe Festival).
by Todd Devonshire
Produced by Highway 55 Productions
Jan 10th - 13th & 17th - 20th, 2019
The night John Lennon died in New York City the announcement was broadcast to the world by Howard Cossell on Monday Night Football. Some have only heard about it through stories. For others it feels as though it happened... well, yesterday.
Monday Night makes its world premiere as part of the Live Five-Saskatchewan Playwrights' Centre play development partnership.
Highway 55 Productions was created specifically for Monday Night. While we are a new company, we adhere to the same principle that has made theatre in this city thrive: create shows that challenge the actors and the audience.
SCUM: A Manifesto
by S.E. Grummett & Caitlin Zacharias
Produced by Scantilly Glad Theatre
Mar 7th - 10th & 14th - 17th, 2019
In 1967, Valerie Solanas wrote a manifesto suggesting that in order for women to be truly liberated, they must overthrow the government and exterminate the male sex. Juxtaposed with the story of two women navigating the trendy world of modern feminism, SCUM takes a playful look at radicalism, feminists, and the wild life of the woman who shot pop-art legend Andy Warhol.
Scantily Glad Theatre is a feminist and queer company from Saskatoon. Founded in 2014, we create original theatre that tackles important socio-political issues and tells female-driven and queer stories often overlooked by mainstream theatre. Look for our new shows: Girl in the Box and Pack Animals at Fringe festivals across Canada this summer. www.scantilygladtheatre.com
There is Violence and There is Righteous Violence and There is Death, or
The Born Again Crow
by Caleigh Crow
Produced by Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre
May 9th - 12th & 16th - 19th, 2019
Beth is a peculiar young woman. Stifled by pressure from her mother and neighbours to fit in, she escapes to the outdoors and develops a unique relationship with the crows in her suburban neighbourhood. But when a crow begins to speak to her, events take a dangerous turn. She always thought the world had more malice than magic... was she wrong?
Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre, based out of Calgary and created by Métis siblings Caleigh Crow & Colin Wolf, focuses on the creation of new indie projects that explode out of the black box and into apartments and parks. Their storytelling looks twice at our relationships with each other and acts out on behalf of those not served by the status quo.
But Wait! There's More!
Venture off the beaten path with Live Five's new +1. An optional addition to your season pass, this is your chance to experience a local creation that pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling. Allow us to introduce...
by Danielle Altrogge and Charlie Peters
Produced by MuD Collective and Embrace Theatre
Jan 24th - Feb 2nd, 2019 at Studio 914 (914 20th Street West)
By turns hilarious and poignant, National Slam Champion Danielle Altrogge's On the Rocks and award-winning theatre artist Charlie Peters' Many Fires make up this double-bill of brand new solo shows. Artistic disciplines collide when poetry, monologue, clown, and puppetry are used to explore gender, sexuality, and healing.
Embrace Theatre was founded in 2013 and MuD Collective (MultiDisciplinary Collective) in 2015. Both have been nominated for SATAwards each year that they have been eligible. The partnership is based on more than ten years of artistic collaboration between Danielle Altrogge and Charlie Peters, and on their shared vision of creating innovative work that invites dialogue, exploration, and growth for audiences and artists alike.