The Emerging Directors’ Showcase

28apr(apr 28)7:00 pm30(apr 30)9:00 pmThe Emerging Directors’ Showcase

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. UFV Theatre is wrapping up the 2021-2022 Season of Theatre with the Emerging Directors’ Showcase, with performances from April 28-30, 2022. The showcase is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class, and is a chance for students to apply everything that they have learned in the course. Audiences can expect a wide range of performances, from broad physical comedy to thought-provoking drama.

The student directors include Mia Davison, Berent Erkol, Béatrice Frenette, Sarah Green, Adam Nelson, Anatole Smith and Keegan Zaporozan, under the mentorship of UFV assistant professor Shelley Liebembuk. Performances will be live, on campus. The shows include:

Inside and Out, written by Jean Klein and directed by Mia Davison. Inside and Out is about a heartfelt mother-son relationship, challenged by autism and barriers in communication, portrayed through poetry, dance, and drama.

Rex, by playwright Joe Pintarou and directed by Berent Erkol. Rex is an intense situational comedy about a wealthy Soho couple, Eric and Jenn, and their heated argument about Jenn’s roadkill dish on their dinner table.

Don’t Be So Hard On Your Shelf, by playwright Scott Haan and directed by Béatrice Frenette.
Jamie is having a normal day until she returns home, and her bookshelf comes to life! The Shelf has a bone to pick with Jamie’s bookkeeping habits and won’t rest until things are resolved. In this silly, comic, and witty play, you get to see what it’s like to be Shelf.

Doll Cargo, written by Ann Wuehler and directed by Sarah Green. A dramatic and enlightening piece that transports the audience into the heart of humanity and the international human trafficking trade.

La Mouche, by Stephen Bittrich and directed by Anatole Smith. La Mouche is a soupy, French-laden take on language, difference, and flies in the soup.

Utopia is for the Birds, by John Jenkins and directed by Adam Nelson.

Beer Girl, by Walter Wykes and directed by Keegan Zaporozan.

Thursday, April 28 and Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 pm.
Bookings for April 28 and April 30 can be made through Eventbrite: Please be advised that early reservations via Eventbrite are encouraged as seating will be extremely limited. Ticket registration ends 2 hours before the performance start times.

Friday, April 29, between 4:00 and 9:00 pm.
Directors’ Showcase performances will be presented as part of Interpret, a Creative and Performing Arts Festival. These performances do not require bookings through Eventbrite; however, seating will be first come, first serve. Audiences will be able to come in and out of the theatre between each of the 10-minute plays.



28 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 30 (Saturday) 9:00 pm


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