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…

WESTERN EDGE THEATRE ONLINE AGM Oct. 16, 17, 18, 2020 The 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 take…

Mid-Island Playwrights Initiative

WESTERN EDGE THEATRE ANNOUNCES SELECTIONS IN MID-ISLAND PLAYWRIGHTS INITIATIVE Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre is delighted to announce the selections in its 2020 Mid-Island Playwrights Initiative, intended to cultivate new plays by writers on central Vancouver Island. The main selection, made by Western Edge artistic director Brian March, is “Curling Season” by Qualicum Beach playwright Charlie…

2 Across

2 Across is sold out! Thanks for the support, and we’ll continue to work to bring you theatre safely! FUNNY, CHARMING, AND SOCIALLY-DISTANCED: WESTERN EDGE THEATRE PRESENTS 2 ACROSS AT THE PORT Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre moves to the Port Theatre in October for 2 Across, a production that’s as socially-distanced as it is funny. “Western…

The Shadow World ~ Online!

Never one to let a pandemic get it down, Western Edge Theatre has moved online for the summer with a pair of pithy short plays by Nanaimo playwright Bill Miner. The first, Sandpiper Serenade, was performed as a reading on the company’s YouTube channel in June and can still be viewed there. Meanwhile, the next,…

Western Edge Theatre cancels performances of “4000 Miles”

In response to public health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre has cancelled performances of the play 4000 Miles, which was scheduled to open March 20th. “Like many theatres around the world, we have made the decision not to perform at this time,” says Executive Director Frank Moher. “It’s a big disappointment to…