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>>> 2019 Productions -

Theatre In the Raw presents:

Theatre In the Raw's Fall 2019 festival of one-act plays featuring:

Perogies for Breakfast by Murray Meln'chuk Mason adapted for Radio/ Stage Reading.

Conceived as a radio drama, this piece centres on a university student in Lethbridge Alberta during the FLQ crisis of the 1970s. The student's act of defiance to the War Measures Act through an act of free speech catches him in the backlash to the events on the other side of the country. The play is a powerful reminder of how ruthless the powerful can be to perceived threats and offers substantial insight into the time period laid out tactfully through its numerous characters. Note: This piece would be first performed as a staged "radio" reading as well as a live radio broadcast.


Winner of our 10th Biennial One-Act Contest

Old Friends by Anthony Arnold - our 10th Biennial Contest first place winner which focuses on a seedy "hardboiled" crime drama based on actual historic events that took place in Vancouver in the 1940's -- specifically a scandal involving a journalist's inquiry into the police commissioner and corrupt police officers as well as the attempted suicide of a police officer as the scheme unravels. For info on the historical event the play is based on please see this Vancouver Sun Article

one-act graphic by Sylvan Hamburger (2019)

Mainstage 2020: TBA


>>> Ongoing Theatre In the Raw Work

Also, we are always in the process of producing series of original One-Act plays as well as considering mounting a production of a classical theatre play or a revived musical.

Our Mythical Voices for Our Time Project has turned into an ongoing five to possibly six year project: There are many good scripts still "sitting on the back burner" that we would like to produce in the future. Additionally we are always looking to produce winning One-Acts from our Biennial Play Writing Contest. These could be produced as Click Jay's Mug to Buy Theatre In the Raw a Virtual Coffee...part of another One-Act Festival or Mini-Tour when time, venue, and finances will allow.

Our continuing original radio play broadcast over Vancouver Co-Op Radio CFRO 100.5FM The Arts Rational program (Thursday nights @ 21:00-22:00) moves forward smashingly. When the opportunity arises we manage to produce a script with an array of bells and whistles, broadcasting it live on air. The pieces are usually 30-40 minutes in length and we look forward to producing more.

We usually alternate new original works with classics that are not often performed. We are currently looking at works by William Saroyan, George S. Kaufman, or a Shakespeare drama for the 2018/2019 season and beyond.

Keep checking back here to this page for updates.

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