Bob Metcalfe, Artistic Director
I sometimes think of our season at Prairie Theatre Exchange as a journey thorough the plays that we’ve chosen for you.
If the coming season is a journey, the road is full of twists and turns as we spin through five nights of great theatre. The trip starts in Nigeria, winds through the back roads of Ireland, spins around the world on a bicycle, then across some Saskatchewan farmland, ending up in a Winnipeg kitchen full of plaster dust. Along the way, we’ll have a few laughs, hear some music, maybe be shocked by what we see, and expand our sense of the world in surprising ways.
The plays in our 2015-2016 season are daring, engaging and entertaining pieces representing the best of contemporary theatre. I hope that you’ll join us for the entire journey.
Come and enjoy the five best plays that you've never heard of!
A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R
This is Mr. Metcalfe’s twelfth year as the Artistic Director of Prairie Theatre Exchange. Some of his favourite plays he’s directed here include Zadie’s Shoes, Unity (1918), Copenhagen, apple, Chimera, The Best Brothers, Small Things (which he just directed) and any play by Morris Panych. Bob is proud of establishing the Carol Shields Festival of New Works and the PTE Playwrights Unit (which resulted in the world premieres of Burnin’ Love, The Secret Mask, The Brink, and Social Studies, all of which he directed). In recent years, he directed for Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre in Nova Scotia for four summers. Before PTE, he was the Artistic Director of Sunshine Theatre in Kelowna, BC, served as the Associate Artistic Director at Green Thumb Theatre in Vancouver, and had an active career as a freelance director, actor, dramaturge, and fight director after graduating from the acting program at Studio 58 in 1980.