2020-21 Season Update

January 13, 2021


Happy New Year! As we begin 2021, we're filled with a hopeful spirit and a reinvigorated commitment to telling stories and bringing theatre to life here at PTE.

The new year has also brought sobering news about where we are in the pandemic. It’s become clear that, once again, our plans must be revamped. So on to Contingency Plan #481 (more or less).

Post-Democracy  by Hannah Moscovitch (March 10 - 28)
This exciting new work by a critically-acclaimed Canadian playwright will not be premiered with a live audience in the PTE theatre. However, plans to create a digital production, similar to the way Katharsis was filmed, are going forward. It will be theatre that is specifically designed to be filmed, to evoke (as much as possible) the feeling of sitting in an audience. The film to be ready for viewing from April 8 to 25. Tickets will be $20/individual, $35/family, and will go on sale in March.

Outside Joke: The Musical (April 13 - May 2)
This presentation has been cancelled for this season, with huge regrets, but we hope to work with this amazingly talented company of performers in the future.

VOICE by Ismaila Alfa (May 19 – June 13)
At this point, we still plan (and fervently hope) to have live audiences for this new play. We are also planning to film the production for digital presentation, in addition to the live run, which will also require a ticket to view.

Winnipeg Stories – NEW! (free access)
As part of the Safe at Home initiative of the Government of Manitoba, I have commission three short audio stories from three local playwrights: Jo MacDonald, Ellen Peterson and Liam Zarrillo. These personal and heartfelt perspectives are all about Winnipeg, each bringing to life a different facet of our home and our neighbours. We’re planning to release them in mid-February – we’ll let you know when and how to access them for free.

1 Hour Photo by Tetsuro Shigematsu (May 5 - 9) – NEW! (a digital presentation)
1 Hour Photo by Tetsuro Shigematsu (Empire of the Son) is a moving portrait of one man's quest to find beauty in the depths of a brutal century. PTE is presenting this cinematic adaptation of the award-winning production from Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre as scheduled showings accompanied by a live talkback with Tetsuro. Tickets will be $20/individual, $35/family and will go on sale in April.