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 […]


FOR MID-ISLAND PLAYWRIGHTS! Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre has launched a new play initiative for writers from central Vancouver Island. Writers are welcome to submit new plays of any length. One script will be chosen to receive a $250 prize, development by Western Edge, including a staged reading as part of the company’s popular Plays & […]


We’ve received your payment. As a member, you’ll now enjoy voting privileges at our online AGM (Oct. 29, 30, 31), 10% off tickets to our production of Our Ghosts, and free admission to one of our Plays & Pie events. We’ll send you complete details in an e-mail. Meantime, thanks again for supporting Western Edge! […]

Plays & Pie

Western Edge’s popular Plays & Pie series of staged readings returns March 7th with It Is Solved by Walking by Governor-General’s Award-winning playwright Catherine Banks. At Plays & Pie, smart contemporary scripts and some of the Nanaimo-area’s finest actors, thinking fast on their feet, make for a lively evening. Each staged reading is rehearsed once […]

Play 3

WESTERN EDGE THEATRE CANCELS PERFORMANCES OF 4000 MILES Click above for information It should have been the trip of a lifetime. But in this tender, beguiling play, 21-year old Leo’s bike journey across America hasn’t turned out the way he hoped and he ends up staying with his 91-year old grandma, Vera. Generation gap? Try […]

Play 2

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