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Dramatic Works Series!

The Fringe is proud to announce that the Dramatic Works Series is returning for a third year, thanks to generous support from Lochmaddy Foundation! This category is for artists to produce previously published dramatic scripts with two or more actors. The Dramatic Works Series will be housed at The Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab, a Fringe Mainstage venue.

Six directors will produce drama-based theatre pieces for the September Festival.

Alley Theatre presented Hannah Moscovitch's Little One as part of last year's Dramatic Works Series.

Alley Theatre presented Hannah Moscovitch’s Little One as part of 2014’s Dramatic Works Series.

We had some fantastic shows in the series so far, and we look forward to seeing what our artists cook up this year!

The Dramatic Works Series builds on the Cultch’s long standing history with the Vancouver Fringe Festival since the 1990s, when the Fringe was “Alive on the Drive.” While the open selection technique of the Fringe has always welcomed drama at the Festival, the 75-minute time limit for the Mainstage Category shows limited the ability of artists to produce published scripts. The new Dramatic Works Series program expands the time limit to 120 minutes. The Fringe also provides financial assistance to cover royalty fees and specialized artistic mentorship.

“Producing published works is a mainstay of our theatrical culture and directors are key players within our theatre community. We need to give emerging directors an opportunity to produce published texts within the supported environment of the Fringe Festival,” David Jordan, Fringe Executive Director, explains. “We’re really pleased that the Lochmaddy Foundation recognizes the success of this series and came back to support it for a second year.”

2016 Lineup

Playwright Play Company Director
Sean Reycraft One Good Marriage Fork in the Road Theatre Mike Mackenzie
George F. Walker Suburban Motel:
Featuring Loretta
Punchback Projects Eric Regimbald
AJ Taudevin Mrs. Barbour’s Daughters Vital Spark Joan Bryans
George Brant Grounded Lutalica Theatre Danielle Lavallée
Sally Stubbs And Bella Sang With Us And Bella Collective Sarah Rodgers
Christopher Shinn Dying City Aenigma Theatre Tanya Mathivanan