May 03, 2012 - May 05, 2012
Featuring Michael Healey's PROUD - the controversial new play about the machinations of a Prime Minister & his government - perhaps too controversial for the theatre that commissioned it!

FREE ADMISSION to all readings & events on Friday and Saturday!

" Playwrights give voice to the stories that shape and reflect our lives.  The Carol Shields Festival gives playwrights the actors to bring the words to life and the audience to help refine the words for the future.  At the Festival, you'll see tomorrow's plays today -- and you play a direct role in their evolution."
-- Robert Metcalfe, PTE Artistic Director

>> Check out the Festival Schedule!

Including works from this year's partners: Shakespeare in the Ruins, Theatre Incarnate, Theatre by the River and Theatre Vice Versa

>> Full play descriptions

>> More about Short Shots (Free Theatre for Lunch on Friday, May 4)

OPENING GALA -- Thursday, May 3 @ 7pm

PTE Mainstage -- 3rd Floor, Portage Place

Only $25

For an evening of new theatre, new dance, new music and new perspectives
– plus delicious food from Star Grill

Tickets available at the PTE Box Office, 942-5483 or online

that celebrates art and the act of creation:

Five new short plays by members of PTE’s Playwrights Unit

New dance works from Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers

Personal perspectives on creating art from Tom Stroud,
former Artistic Director of the Contemporary Dancers

New musicfrom Yes We Mystic,
one of Winnipeg’s hottest new bands

New musical theatre from Joseph Aragon and White Rabbit Productions

New menu items from Star Grill

The Festival is supported by