Artistic Director

Thomas Morgan Jones

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season at Prairie Theatre Exchange!

This season, we are exploring the theme of HAPPINESS with each of our productions. From agony to bliss and everything in between, this season explores how we find happiness, how we hold on to it, and how sometimes we have to let it go. Amidst the great turmoil of our world today, stories that engage with notions of happiness can give us new perspectives, can delight us, can challenge us, but most importantly can give us a sense of hope. Our Mainstage, LEAP Series and Munsch production have each, in their own way, been chosen to bring light into these dark times. I really believe that when we all gather together in the theatre, that the stories we see can be transformative: for us as individuals, and for our community as a whole.

This season also places a very special focus on Winnipeg playwrights and creators. Six of the nine plays in our season are written by Winnipeggers, and we are so thrilled to be able to share their voices and their stories with you. Bringing world premieres to the stage by Prairie writers is one of the things that makes PTE so special...and now you can be the very first audience to experience these new Canadian plays.

From a new Indigenous story, to a whirlwind wedding party, to a music-dance hybrid, to a deeply personal and hilarious autobiography, to the exciting use of technology and even a talking cookie, this season at PTE will be one for the books!

Whether you join us as a subscriber or only for one show, we can't wait to welcome you to your theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange.

With love,