Casting call for “4000 Miles”

Asian-Canadian/American actresses from Vancouver Island are invited to schedule an audition for director Brianna Hamilton for “4000 Miles,” which opens the Western Edge 2021-22 season in November. The other three roles have been cast, as this production was first slated to run in March of 2020. Character description is below. To schedule an audition, contact…

Swipe Right! Digital Theatre Festival

BUY TICKETS TO THE REAL-LIFE LAUNCH, OCT. 1st! BUY TICKETS TO THE ONLINE LAUNCH, OCT. 2nd! Theatres around the world have extended their reach into the digital realm during the pandemic, by making their work available online. Now Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre takes that a step further, with the Swipe Right! Digital Theatre Festival, starting…

Director, actor, writer Brian March exits Western Edge stage

Brian March, Artistic Director of Western Edge Theatre from 2016 to 2020 and more recently one of three Artistic Associates setting its creative course, has announced that he is stepping down from his artistic role, effective immediately. March says he will leave the job with fond memories. “It’s been a privilege working as artistic director…

Digital Theatre Initiative call for proposals

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre invites proposals from central Vancouver Island theatre artists for its new Mid-Island Digital Theatre Initiative. While Western Edge looks forward to returning to live, onstage production in November, the Mid-Island Digital Theatre Initiative will continue the company’s exploration of innovative ways to create and distribute theatre meantime. Four grants of $750…

The 2021 New Waves Festival ~ Online!

  Western Edge Theatre’s New Waves Festival went online for 2021 and was streamed live on our YouTube channel in February, And now it’s available to watch for free!   Read about the Festival below, or head straight to our YouTube channel to watch four new plays by mid-Island playwrights, presented as readings or staged…

Western Edge Theatre announces new artistic leadership team

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre has announced a new artistic leadership team to take it into the new year, and new century. Brianna Hamilton, Brian March, and Daniel Puglas are the company’s new Artistic Associates, jointly choosing plays, programming seasons, and setting Western Edge’s artistic course. The new model was proposed by March, who has worked…

Auditions

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre is calling for video auditions by actors on central Vancouver Island for its upcoming New Waves Festival, featuring safely-conducted staged readings of new plays by area playwrights. Video submissions should consist of a monologue or other spoken piece (prepared or read) under two minutes in length, and begin with a short…

Reconnect with Theatre Connection

RECIPIENTS OF THEATRE CONNECTION NOTICES A message from Diane LeBlanc For the past 14+ years I have – happily and voluntarily – offered a FREE email service (THEATRE CONNECTION) which allows COMMUNITY theatre organizations to publicize their events which they send to Theatre Connection (Diane LeBlanc). Theatre Connection then forwards these messages to all recipients…

2020 Online AGM

WESTERN EDGE THEATRE ONLINE AGM Oct. 16, 17, 18, 2020 The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the W.E. Theatre Society (that’s our legal name) will be held online from Fri., Oct. 16th through Sun., Oct. 18th — and we want you to participate! It’s a great way to be actively involved with Western Edge and…