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What a wonderful day it was when we saw the nominations for professional theatre in Nova Scotia for last season!
We had both of our 2017 productions (Nothing Less! and Midsummer Night's Dreamby Fire) recognised by the theatre community and we garnered the following thirteen nominations, with the final awards to be presented on March 26, 2018:
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (female):
Burgandy Code for Bottom in Dream By Fire
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (male):
Stephanie MacDonald for Quince in Dream By Fire
Outstanding Direction: Ken Schwartz for Dream By Fire
Outstanding Musical Direction: Ami McKay for Nothing Less!
Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian:
Ken Schwartz and Ami MacKay for Nothing Less!
Outstanding Original Score: Ami McKay for Nothing Less!
Outstanding Production: Dream By Fire by William Shakespeare
Thanks to you for making our work possible and for being WHY we do our work!
Photo: Ryan Rogerson in Nothing Less!, Costume by Jennifer Goodman, Photo by Claire Milton.
Introducing the 2018 Two Planks Theatre Season! Join us this summer for 3 incredible performances!
Our mainstage show is North Mountain Vanya, a new adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by Ken Schwartz. Schwartz has re-imagined one of the great tragicomedies and set it on the North Mountain where city and rural dwellers try, as best they can, to understand each other.
In repertory with North Mountain Vanya is a new musical adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm, a timeless allegory now set around the bonfire on our own farm. Created by Allen Cole and Schwartz, our Animal Farm, will be unlike any seen before. We are thrilled to welcome award-winning composer and musical director Allen Cole back to the company to co-create this adaptation of one on the 20th century's great literary masterpieces.
Rounding out our 27th season is the world premiere of Elapultiek by shalan joudry. Presented around our fireside stage, the play focuses on the growing relationship between an indigenous and non-indigenous biologist as they conduct a daily wildlife count. As their relationship grows, so too do areas of potential conflict, as their differing perspectives on land, resources and history come to the fore. A microcosm of the journey that lies ahead for many Canadians, Elapultiek is a unique artistic experience about reconciliation, relationships and trust.