The Realistic Joneses | Patina Productions

1. Suzann James (photo credit Clare Hawley)

Image by Clare Hawley

Bob and Jennifer Jones are a typical American couple living out their lives in a quiet, woodsy neighbourhood. Bob was recently diagnosed with a rare neurological disease but they’re coping as best as they can. When the other Joneses, Pony and John, move in, their world is unsettled enough for them to question what’s left unsaid.

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Every Brilliant Thing | Belvoir

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Image by Brett Boardman

Mental illness is a very isolating experience because many of the symptoms of mental illnesses, especially depression, attack the parts of the mind that interpret relationships, make meaningful connections, and experience joy. Often the effects of mental illness are not felt until a tragedy occurs, a suicide or another violent physical manifestation of the illness, when the impact radiates outwards through family, friends, and communities.

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Short + Sweet Theatre Festival | Week Five – Women’s Week

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Image by Geoff Sirmai

In celebration and recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Week Five of the Short + Sweet Theatre Festival was all about platforming women’s voices and work. Both the Wildcard and the Top 80 plays featured short plays written and/or directed by women and many focusing on issued concerning women in our society.

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Seed Bomb | subtlenuance & Old 505 FreshWorks

Image by Matthew Abotomey

Catastrophic climate change is an inevitable reality and we’ve been biding our time for decades. Some people in society choose denial and avoidance and others, like the guerrilla gardeners, are choosing revolution. When Kat stumbles into their plans, they plant the seed for her to change her life.

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Gods Cowboys Ride Again | Gods Cowboys

Image by Steve Wimmer

Gods Cowboys reunite after 20 years for a special fundraiser event of tomfoolery and shenanigans. Slim, Buck, and Billy are God-fearing cowboys looking to spread the good word through comedy, live music, and a love of red meat. For two nights only, the trio brought their 1990s classic set back to the stage for a great cause.

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Monopoly | Hot Room Theatre

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Image by Rob Studdert

A group of friends gather every once in a while to reconnect with each other over a game of Monopoly. They have different jobs, money and housing situations, and life goals but all of that is put aside for the game. On this night, however, a new player joins the friends and shifts the group dynamics perhaps permanently.

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37 Ways to Say I’m Gay | Tunks Productions

Image by Clare Hawley

Being queer in a cis-sexist and heteronormative world means a near constant string of coming out situations when you’re placed in the position to correct other people’s assumptions about you. Some coming outs resonate more throughout a lifetime, like with parents or close friends, but that doesn’t make any coming out easy. Here we see 37 different coming out moments through 12 actors and their 94 characters.

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