Tribes

Tribes was produced in association with Canadian Stage at their Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs (Toronto, February 2014) and on the Theatre Aquarius Mainstage (Hamilton, May 2014.). 

Billy is deaf but his unconventional family has tried to raise him as part of the hearing world. It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman who is becoming deaf herself, that he finally discovers what it means to be heard. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk and New York Theatre Critics Circle awards, Tribes is an intelligent, provocative, and jarringly emotional play that received its Canadian premiere with Theatrefront.

Billy - Stephen Drabicki 
Ruth - Patricia Fagan 
Sylvia - Holly Lewis 
Beth - Nancy Palk 
Daniel - Dylan Trowbridge 
Christopher - Joseph Ziegler

Playwright - Nina Raines

Director - Daryl Cloran
Production Design - Lorenzo Savoini
Costume Design - Dana Osborne
Sound Design & Composition - Richard Feren

Stephen Drabicki and Holly Lewis

Stephen Drabicki and Holly Lewis

Holly Lewis, Stephen Drabicki, Joseph Zeigler, Patricia Fagan, Nancy Palk, Dylan Trowbridge (clockwise).

Holly Lewis, Stephen Drabicki, Joseph Zeigler, Patricia Fagan, Nancy Palk, Dylan Trowbridge (clockwise).

fforward

By Sue Balint and the Theatrefront Ensemble

Nominated for 2 Dora Awards - Outstanding Production and Outstanding Director

Director - Daryl Cloran

Featuring - Shane Carty, Amanda Edmonds, Holly Lewis, Mackenzie Muldoon and Dylan Trowbridge. 

Set Designer - Natalie McKusker

Lighting Designer - Daryl Cloran

Stage Manager - Beverley Walker

Producer - Claire Sakaki

 

1999 - Theatrefront Production at the Toronto Dance Theatre

Our Country's Good

By Timberlake Wertenbaker

2 Dora Award Nominations - Outstanding Production and Outstanding Female Performance (Araxi Arslanian)

Directed by Daryl Cloran

Starring: Damien Atkins, Molly Atkinson, Araxi Arslanian, Shane Carty, Craig Erickson, Patricia Fagan, Aaron Franks, Xuan Fraser, Andrew Pifko, Michel Protti and Danielle Wilson.

Set and Costume Design by Karla Falconbridge

Lighting Design by Wendy Greenwood

Produced by Claire Sakaki

2001 - Theatrefront production at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space

UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project)

UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project)
Created by Daryl Cloran, Mbulelo Grootboom, Deborah Hay, David Jansen Holly Lewis, Michelle Monteith and Andile Nebulane

Directed by Daryl Cloran
Set & Lighting Design by Lorenzo Savoini
Costume Design by Gillian Gallow
Sound Design by Christian Barry
Stage Manager - Kate Porter
Assistant Stage Manager - Nicola Benidickson
Featuring - Eric Goulem, Mbulelo Grootboom, David Jansen, Holly Lewis, Michelle Monteith and Andile Nebulane

THE STORY OF THE CAPE TOWN PROJECT 

In South Africa, ubuntu refers to the spirit of community, the belief that humanity is tied together. In this new collective creation, ghosts haunt a man and a woman, continents apart, as they are drawn together to discover the secrets of their past. This international collaboration of Canadian and South African artists traces the ties that bind us all, with spirited storytelling, music and dance.

THE HISTORY OF THE CAPE TOWN PROJECT 

In April 2005, five members of Theatrefront's ensemble traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to begin developing an international collective theatre creation in collaboration with The Baxter Theatre Centre The Canadian and South African actors spent a month in Cape Town developing a new play together. On May 1, 2005 we presented a workshop presentation of THE CAPE TOWN PROJECT at The Baxter Theatre Centre for a public audience.

In 2006 in Association with The Tarragon Theatre, Theatrefront brought our South African collaborators to Toronto twice to continue developing this production with us. In 2008 in association with the Tarragon Theatre and the Neptune Theatre (Halifax) we completed our final development workshop in Toronto, which culminated in public performances at the Tarragon Theatre rehearsal studio. The World Premiere Productions of UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project )took place in 2009 at the Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) and Neptune Theatre (Halifax).

In 2012, UBUNTU toured Western Canada with performances at Theatre Calgary, the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna, Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, Chiliwack Cultural Centre and the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver.

For more information on touring opportunities, click here

 

The Mill

THE MILL is a series of four full-length plays, written by four Canadian playwrights, starring the same ensemble of actors. All four plays follow the lives of the inhabitants of Brody, a small rural Canadian pioneer town. Throughout the series of four plays we learn the horrifying story of the mill's past, and the secrets of the town's inhabitants.

PART 1: NOW WE ARE BRODY by Matthew MacFadzean | Directed by Daryl Cloran

PART 2: THE HURON BRIDE by Hannah Moscovitch | Directed by Christian Barry

PART 3: THE WOODS by Tara Beagan | Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley 

PART 4: ASH Written by Damien Atkins | Directed by Vikki Anderson 

Theatrefront in association with the Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Featuring: Maev Beaty, Frank Cox-O'Connell, Natasha Greenblatt, Richard Greenblatt, Eric Goulem, Ryan Hollyman, Michelle Latimer, Holly Lewis and Michelle Monteith 

Set Designer - Gillian Gallow 

Costume Designers - Laura Gardner and Dana Osborne 

Lighting Designer - Andrea Lundy

Sound Designer and Composer - Richard Feren 

Projection Designer - Ben Chaisson 

Stage Manager - Krista Blackwood

Assistant Stage Manager - Nicola Benidickson

Producers - Sue Balint and Kaija Corlazzoli

 

WINNER OF  FOR 4 DORA MAVOR MORE AWARDS

Outstanding Production

Outstanding Set Design

Outstanding Costume Design

Outstanding Lighting Design

 

Swimming in the Shallows

by Adam Bock

Produced in Association with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Director -  Daryl Cloran

Featuring - Caroline Gillis, Richard Greenblatt, Holly Lewis, Glynis Raney, Dylan Trowbridge and Clinton Walker.

Set and Lighting Designer -  Lorenzo Savoini

Costume Designer - Dana Osborne

Sound Designer - Lyon Smith

Producer - Claire Sakaki

Stage Manager - Amber Archbell

2005 - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

 

RETURN (The Sarajevo Project)

 Creators - Sue Balint, Daryl Cloran, Alena Dzebo, Holly Lewis, Christopher Morris, Tanya Smoje and Dylan Trowbridge.
Premiered January 2006, at the Tarragon Theatre ExtraSpace

RETURN (The Sarajevo Project) is an incredibly unique and exciting theatrical creation that combines diverse cultures, languages, and theatrical styles into one production. RETURN is a story about returning home. In 1993 Tarik Nakas, a young Bosnian, escaped from the war in Sarajevo to live in Canada; leaving behind his family and fiancee. The play takes place five years later when Tarik suddenly arrives back on his family's doorstep with his Canadian wife. Those he left must reconcile their love for their Tarik and their anger at his betrayal.

THE HISTORY OF THE SARAJEVO PROJECT

In February 2003, five members of Theatrefront's ensemble traveled to Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina to begin developing The Sarajevo Project - an international collective theatre creation. The Sarajevo Project was developed in collaboration with acclaimed Bosnian theatre director Faruk Loncerivic and three Bosnian actors. The Theatrefront ensemble rehearsed for four weeks with the Bosnian artists to create this production. The Sarajevo Project premiered at the Sarajevo International Winter Festivaon March 15, 2003 to a sold-out audience of Bosnians, Canadians and international theatre professionals.

In sssociation with The Tarragon Theatre, Theatrefront brought our Bosnian collaborators to Toronto in 2005 to continue developing this production with us. We spent four weeks workshopping The Sarajevo Project at The Tarragon Theatre, culminating in public performances at the Tarragon Theatre's rehearsal studio. RETURN (The Sarajevo Project) premiered at the Tarragon Theatre ExtraSpace in January 2006.

Director - Daryl Cloran

Featuring - Alena Dzebo, Holly Lewis, Christopher Morris, Tanja Smoje and Dylan Trowbridge

Set and Lighting Designer - Lorenzo Savoini

Costume Designer - Dana Osborne

Sound Designer - Lyon Smith

Stage Manager - Trina Sookhai

Producer - Claire Sakaki

 

NOMINATED FOR FIVE DORA AWARDS

Outstanding Production
Outstanding New Play
Outstanding Direction (Daryl Cloran)
Outstanding Female Performance (Holly Lewis)
Outstanding Set Design (Lorenzo Savoini)

 

Mojo

By Jez Butterworth

Director - Daryl Cloran

Featuring - Damien Atkins, Christopher Morris, Michel Protti, Mike Shara, Dylan Trowbridge and Blair Williams. 

Set and Lighting Designer - Lorenzo Savoini

Costume Designer - Dana Osborne

Stage Manager - Monica Esteves

Producers - Claire Sakaki and Michel Protti

2002 – Theatrefront Production at Canadian Stage's Berkeley Street Theatre (Upstairs)

 

The Underpants

By Carl Sternheim

Adapted By Steve Martin

Director - Daryl Cloran

Featuring - Evan Buliung, Holly Lewis, Kate Lynch, Brian Marler, Christopher Morris, Dylan Trowbridge and William Webster. 

Set & Lighting Designer - Lorenzo Savoini

Costume Designer - Dana Osborne

Stage Manager - Monica Esteves.

Producer - Claire Sakaki

2004 – Theatrefront Production at Canadian Stage's Berkeley Street Theatre (Upstairs)