Time: All Day
Location: : UFV Performance Theatre
FIVE DAYS, 25 PLAYS, AND FIVE BUCKS A POP
April 22 – 26, 2015
Curated by Festival Founder Ian Fenwick
UFV Theatre presents the 20th Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival. The five-day festival will run April 22 – 26 at UFV’s Chilliwack North campus at 45635 Yale Road (at Airport Road) in Chilliwack. The festival begins on the Wednesday with a series of previews and matinees, followed by Thursday’s opening ceremony at 4:30 pm, and performances continue at various times Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, concluding on Sunday at 10pm.
As Festival Founder, Curator and UFV Faculty member, Ian Fenwick, says, “The festival is a great opportunity to see and celebrate the work of students from across the province. Audiences can experience more theatre in five days than is possible in an entire year.” For students like Shimshon Obadia from UBC Okanagan, “DFEST is one of the most fundamental and influential springboards to get me from the studio in the classroom to the stage in the real world.”
Plays of nearly every theatre genre will be shown, from comedy to tragedy and everything in between. While some of the plays presented have been written by well-known playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee, ten of the plays have been written or devised by student playwrights. These plays will be receiving their premiere performances at DFEST. The majority of the plays presented are by Canadian playwrights including the work of recent Governor General’s Award winner Jordan Tannahill. There will also be staged readings of scripts-in-progress written by upper-level Creative Writing students who are learning playwriting from UFV Associate Professor, John Carroll. A special feature of this year’s festival will be the return of UFV’s Friends of the Theatre to participation on stage in their production of All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
Single tickets are at an accessible rate of $5 per show, with packages of 4 tickets for just $15, or a festival pass valid for all 25 show slots for $40. The full festival schedule is available at UFV.ca/Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at 604-795-2814, firstname.lastname@example.org or at the box office on the day of the show.
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Event Location : UFV Performance Theatre
UFV Theatre presents 20th Annual Directors’ FestivalDate(s): Wednesday, April 22 - Thursday, April 23
Time: All Day