NEW ADAPTATION by Caleb Marshall | From the story by Valentine Davies. A Christmas classic for more than 65 years, this story of triumph of faith over greed, goodwill over commercialism is as relevant and meaningful as ever. Can one nice old man with whiskers change the lives of a world-weary mother, her little girl [...]
By Marcel-Romain Thériault | Translated by Maureen Labonte and Don Hannah Set against the backdrop of the 2003 Shippagan fishing riots, the tensions of a society and way of life on the brink play out between three generations of an Acadian family in this gripping play. In a coastal village in turmoil is blood thicker [...]
By John Logan | Starring Stephen Tobias | Directed by Caleb Marshall It’s 1958 and master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability. When you’ve been the game-changer what happens when [...]
A new adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street from Theatre New Brunswick | Three City Tour
Can one nice old man with whiskers change the lives of a world-weary mother, her little girl and all of New York City?
Theatre New Brunswick premieres Miracle on 34th Street just in time for the holiday season. This full-length family Christmas show will be a re-imagining of the classic story by Valentine Davies, which begins when a nice old man is hired by Macy’s department store. When he claims to truly be Santa Claus, he is institutionalized. Fortunately, a determined young lawyer decides to defend him. It’s not just Kris Kringle on trial, but the magic of Christmas itself.With a beautiful design, talented cast, and the magic that only theatre affords, Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall’s adaptation of this charming story is sure to delight audience’s young and old. Marshall was aware of how big an undertaking adapting and directing this piece could be, taking on one of the top five Christmas stories of all time.
“The holidays should be full of nostalgia, and satisfy our longing for that childhood sense of awe and wonder. Our hope is to bring that same feeling to the stage,” says Marshall. “Theatre New Brunswick is offering a story that challenges the commercialism so prevalent at this time of year that will appeal to all audiences. We’re providing families the opportunity to introduce a young generation to something they once loved, and can now treasure together.”
December 5-7 at The Playhouse
TNB Theatre School Winter Registration
REGISTRATION opens for Playtime and Junior programs Sunday, December 8th – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the TNB Studio (55 Whiting Road).
Spaces are limited and registration is based on fist come first serve. If you are unable to register in person, please call or email Erin at 460-1381 ext 106 or email@example.com on or after Monday, December 9th to register in person, capacity permitting.
For course information click here.
TNB Workshop – Scriptwriting with Ryan Griffith
Starting November 24th, and running bi-weekly Sundays 7-9PM, until April 14th
Aimed at our aspiring and emerging local theatre talent TNB is offering a bi-weekly workshop in script-writing.
Local writer and Artistic Director of Fredericton’s Next Folding Theatre Company, Ryan Griffith (Lutz, Demolitics) leads a bi-weekly scriptwriting workshop from November to April. In addition to Griffith’s instruction, the workshop will also include guest lectures from established playwrights. Past guest instructors have included Norm Foster and David Adams Richards. Tuition for this ten-week program is $200.
Space is limited! Registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. For information and registration contact: Erin Keating, TNB Operations Manager, at 460-1381 ext 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TNB Reading Series
Orchids Can Be Destroyed by Gretchen Kelbaugh
The War Bride by Erin Keating
Angel’s River by Andrea Boyd
Nov. 9th at TNB Studio features an evening of readings from emerging playwrights.
This Saturday, November 9 the most recent TNB New Voices selections will receive a public reading at the TNB Studio (55 Whiting Road) as part the TNB Extras Reading Series.
“In recent seasons we’ve increased the number of partnerships with community and emerging theatre companies and artists in the region,” says Caleb Marshall. “Our Reading Series allows us to share the work of established and emerging New Brunswick playwrights. This season’s focus is on female voices.”
Playwrights from the province were invited to submit their short opening act plays to TNB New Voices for consideration for production or further development. TNB then partnered with the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival and the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) on the development of the selected submissions.
2013’s selections Orchids Can Be Destroyed and The War Bride received dramaturgy and development throughout the year. Three months after their first public reading during the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, we are revisiting these short scripts to see the evolution of the works. Angel’s River is a full-length play Andrea Boyd, which premiered at Live Bait Theatre in fall 2010. Read more.
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Call for submissions for TNB New Voices: Our Playwrights. Our Stories.
2013 TNB New Voices selections to receive public reading Nov. 9 along with Andrea Boyd’s Angel’s River
Emerging and established New Brunswick playwrights are invited to submit their short opening act plays for TNB New Voices for consideration for further development and potential production by Theatre New Brunswick (TNB), NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival (NB Acts) and Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC). Deadline for submissions is DECEMBER 31, 2013.
On November 9 the most recent TNB New Voices selections will receive a public reading at the TNB Studio (55 Whiting Road) as part the TNB Extras Reading Series. This series will share the works of emerging and established writers with the 2013-14 season focusing on female New Brunswick voices. Read more…
Imaginary Circumstances Theatre’s
Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno, Nov. 1-3 at the TNB Studio
As part of the newly-launched TNB Extras, TNB Presents the debut production by Fredericton’s Imaginary Circumstances Theatre. Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing) runs Nov. 1-3 at the TNB Studio (55 Whiting Road).
“The goal of TNB Extras is to deepen our relationships with the local theatre community and offer our audiences a greater diversity of theatre experiences in our TNB studio,” says TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall. “Through TNB Presents… emerging companies receive support from Theatre New Brunswick to present new and innovative work. We are delighted to be presenting the debut production from Imaginary Circumstances Theatre as part of the series.” Read more…
A peek inside TNB’s Private Lives
TNB THEATRE ARTS ACADEMY AT THE FREDERICTON PLAYHOUSE TO LAUNCH IN 2014
Next summer 18 of New Brunswick’s most promising young theatre artists will be selected for the first Theatre New Brunswick Theatre Arts Academy at the Fredericton Playhouse. This three-week intensive course from June 30 – July 19, 2014 will provide students aged 16-22 with exposure to numerous professional instructors with instruction in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement as well as various aspects of theatrical arts including stage craft, design, and direction. Read full release
TNB PRESENTS Groundbreaking Iranian Play WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT by DMV Theatre
Oct. 20th performance at TNB Studio features TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall
No rehearsals. No director. No set. A different actor for every performance.
“I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years…”
Imagine being 29 years old and forbidden to leave your country. Nassim Soleimanpour dissects the experience of an entire generation in a ground-breaking, utterly original play from Iran – one that defies boundaries, censorship, and description. Forbidden to travel, he turns his isolation to his own advantage with a play that employs no director, no set and a different actor for every performance. Through this actor, who acts as a vessel to channel Nassim’s own voice, he makes us laugh, asks us to play games with him and makes us unwittingly turn our thoughts bigger questions of obedience and authority. This is a play about rabbits….
What kind of rabbit are you? Read full press release
TNB’s Private Lives by Noel Coward, October 17-19 at The Playhouse
Once upon a time Elyot and Amanda were married. Now they’re honeymooning…with new spouses… at the same hotel.
When it comes to marriage do you ever really forget your first?
(Fredericton) Sparks, fists and one-liners will fly at The Playhouse when Theatre New Brunswick brings Noel Coward’s classic comedy Private Lives to audiences October 17-19.
“It’s a near perfect play,” TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall who directs the production. “Perfect not only in its construction but in its accuracy to human behaviour. It’s a tremendous comedy balanced with very deep and real feeling that moves and shifts as quickly as thoughts and moods can when one is in love. While its setting transports you to another era, the story is as fast-paced and funny as any contemporary romantic comedy. You realize some things never change: people will always be crazy in love.”
The 2013-2014 season sees the highest percentage of New Brunswick theatre artists on TNB’s stage and Private Lives is no exception. Read more…
TNB Extras announces upcoming presentations in the TNB Studio
As part of the newly-launched TNB Extras, Theatre New Brunswick announces three TNB Presents productions in the TNB Studio as well as an upcoming evening of play readings.
“In recent seasons we’ve increased the number of partnerships with community and emerging theatre companies and artists in the region,” says TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall. “Through TNB Presents… emerging companies receive support from Theatre New Brunswick to present new and innovative work. Our reading series allows us to share the work of established and emerging New Brunswick playwrights.”
TNB PRESENTS… offers opportunities for local companies or individual artists to present their work in the TNB Studio (55 Whiting Road). The series will officially launch October 20 with the groundbreaking Iranian play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour. Read More
TONY LEPAGE & NATALIE ROY STAR IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS, SEPT. 26-28, MATINEE ADDED SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29
From Broadway to the Black Box… It will be something of a homecoming when Fredericton natives – and real-life co-stars – Tony LePage and Natalie Roy hit the stage at the Black Box Theatre for The Last Five Years, September 26-28. The couple met in the theatre 10 years ago when they starred in Plastic: The Musical.
Tickets are selling fast for the special TNB Foundation fundraiser but no one is more excited than the show’s stars who consider The Last Five Years a “bucket list” musical.
“TNB is such an incredible supporter of local theatre and it truly is a pleasure to give back in any way I can. It is a rare privilege as a performer, to be able to return to your hometown for any show,” says Tony LePage. “In this case, I get to do so, doing one of my favorite shows, for my friends and family, alongside my incredible and talented wife, in the very theatre in which we met… What more could I ask for?” Read more
TNB Theatre School Isaac’s Way Award for Community Spirit
In view of the contribution of Isaac’s Way to both our school and the larger community, the TNB Theatre School Isaac’s Way Award for Community Spirit will recognize a deserving TNB Theatre School student at the Intermediate or Senior level who has made a significant contribution to his or her community.
More details and application form here
Theatre New Brunswick introduces TNB Extras
Local theatre companies and artists have new opportunities to be involved with TNB
Theatre New Brunswick introduces TNB Extras in the 2013-2014 season. Based in the TNB Studio (55 Whiting Road), this new program is aimed at engaging, inspiring and encouraging our local theatre community. Companies and artists will have more opportunities than ever before to be involved with TNB.
“Theatre New Brunswick’s role goes well beyond the work we produce through TNB Main Stage and TNB Next Stage,” says TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall. “Specifically it is part of our mission to develop and celebrate New Brunswick talent while setting the standard for professional theatre practice across the province. ”
“In recent seasons we’ve increased the number of partnerships with community and emerging theatre companies and artists in the region. With TNB Extras we are deepening those relationships with a season of new programs based at the TNB Studio.” Read more…
TNB Theatre School Fall Registration
Fredericton – Registration for TNB Theatre School’s fall Primary Play, Discovery, Playtime and Junior programs will take place Sunday, August 25 – 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Ted Daigle Auditorium, St. Thomas University. Sign-up for auditions for Intermediate & Senior Programs will also be available at that time.
“For nearly 15 years, TNB Theatre School has provided outstanding theatre training. Our programming continues to grow,” says TNB Theatre School Director Tania Breen. “From children as young as 18 months sharing the Primary Play experience with their parent to our Senior Musical Theatre students appearing in professionally- produced musicals with a full orchestra, we offer programs for all ages and aspirations.”
- Primary Play (For ages 18 months – 3 years and their parent or caregiver) Mondays 9 a.m. | 10 weeks
- Discovery Theatre (For ages 3-4 years and their parent or caregiver) Mondays 10:15 a.m. | 10 weeks
- Playtime Theatre (Preschool – Grade 2) – Saturdays 9AM-10AM | 12 weeks
- Junior Musical Theatre 1 (Grades 3-5) – Saturdays, 10AM-1PM | 12 weeks
- Junior Musical Theatre 2 (Grades 3-5) – Wednesdays, 1PM-4PM | 12 weeks
- Intermediate Musical Theatre (Grades 6-8) – Thursdays, 5:30PM – 8:30PM | 24 weeks
- Intermediate & Senior Acting (Grades 6-12) – Wednesdays, 5:30PM – 8:30PM | 24 weeks
- Senior Musical Theatre (Grade 9 – Age 19) Mondays, 5:00PM – 8:30PM | 24 weeks
TNB UNVEILS 2013-2014 SEASON
Subscriptions are on sale now for TNB’s 2013-2014 season including a classic comedy, a holiday family favourite, contemporary drama and Broadway’s “perfect musical.” Caleb Marshall announced his fifth season as TNB Artistic Producer on Thursday evening. “Extraordinary theatre begins at home,” says Marshall. “By sharing in TNB’s season audiences will not only be entertained and engaged, they’ll also be supporting theatre made right here in New Brunswick.” more…