Every year alumni from our undergraduate program have the opportunity to propose a show and produce it with the generous support of our technical staff, facilities, and other liaisons. Providing a space for our graduates to get a show off it’s feet, produce a new work, dabble in a new form of theatre, or give their new theatre company a boost, is something the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies is proud to offer.
Applications for the Alumni Show Project 2017 are now open!
All you need to do is to submit the application form (downloadable PDF) to Colleen Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 16, 2017. Be sure to include information in your proposal about your show or play, why you want to put on this show at the Centre for Drama, and explain your artistic intent.
2016 Alumni Show:
2016 PEARLE HABOUR’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Written and Performed by: Justin Miller
Directed by: Rebecca Ballarin
September 8-11, 15-18
Time: Thurs-Sat @ 8 PM / Sun @ 2 PM
Location: Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
Tickets: $15 Student/Arts Worker $20 General BUY NOW
From the dream team that brought you Hedwig And The Angry Inch crashing through the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse doors, comes a new Canadian work featuring a new drag diva.
All-American World-wartime gal and superstar stewardess of the airforce preaches to the choir in Pearle Harbour’s Sunday School! It’s some good old-fashioned spiritual edutainment.
Alumni Justin Miller (writer/performer) and Rebecca Ballarin (director) return with the latest installment of Pearle’s tragicomic struggles—the fifth play since debuting the character two years ago.
Come to sing, clap along, and listen quietly! Today’s lesson will be about safe spaces, safe logic, and regressive progressivism, and features live music and original songs in the style of Taylor Mac, Phil Ochs, and Raffi.
Trust in Pearle as she guides her flock through the perils and parables of being a progressive ally in the Toronto, the greatest city in the best post-national nation, Canada!
This acidic blend of drag and bouffon-clown will have you sobbing with laughter. But don’t worry: together, we’ll be U.S. of A-okay.
Seating for each lesson will be limited, so book early at: pearleharbour.brownpapertickets.com.
Praise for Pearle! See the gal with gumption that critics say:
“… one of the most welcome additions to Toronto’s performance scene… Pearle is glamorous, poised, and devastatingly funny.” (Daily Xtra)
“A drag queen who’s as tart as Rosalind Russell.” (Toronto Life)
“She’s simply divine, darlings.” (Opera Ramblings)