Langley, BC – The New Year ushers in a new tradition for Theatre at TWU, a festival of new works and presentations from the next generation of theatre makers. Running one week only, February 2 - 6, New Generations is a multi-faceted theatrical event featuring a diverse group of up and coming artists.
A collection of pieces generated by theatre students at TWU, New Generations showcases short works that are directed, choreographed, performed and in some cases written by current students. The evening balances emerging playwrights with award winning writers and even features an original modern dance piece. Every performance features all projects, and total running time for the production is an estimated 2.5 hours.
“We wanted to give students the opportunity to create and produce their own work,” says Angela Konrad, chair of the Theatre Department at Trinity Western University. “We are thrilled with the diversity and artistry of this year’s projects as they are sure to provide an incredibly entertaining evening that showcases the depth of talent at TWU.”
The productions in the New Generations line-up are: This Is A Play, by award winning Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, a play about a play about a play; Wait! a modern dance choreographed by Danae Bargen; Hymn in the Attic, by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley; and two premieres by emerging TWU playwrights: Upon This Instinct I Make War, a poetic thriller by Dylan deJong and Jordan Schuurman; and Alone, With Interest, a comedy about finding confidence and confidants, by Julia Church and Christopher Nash.
Also featured in the productions are Clare Arney, Cassie Barradas, Ben Buckingham, Megan Couch, Andrea Crossley, Tyler de Jong, Tia Glenn-Cooke, Andrew Gundy, Mark Fleming, Karen Laye, Ashley Mackenzie, Daniele Neve, Arend Strikwerda, Sarah Weiner, and Derek Witten. Direction is by Danae Bargen, Gwendolen Gower, Cara Lowdermilk, Becky MacDormand, and Christopher Nash. Lighting Design is by Crystal Dodding and Stage Management is by Sarah Gauthier, Jaclyn Lowdermilk, Thomas Nelson, and Stephanie Priolo.
New Generations is an opportunity to catch an extravaganza of imaginative and compelling theatre in a single evening. Running for one week only, February 2 - 6, Theatre at TWU proves that the next generation of artists is here to play.
Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C., is a provincially chartered, independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university, enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42 undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include nursing, counseling psychology, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.
Last Updated: 2010-01-27