Theatre New Brunswick’s 2021 Fall Festival of New Plays will run from October 1-3 and feature a selection of live-streamed readings of new plays in development by playwrights from New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada.
All live links will be posted at tnb.nb.ca and on our social media channels days before each scheduled reading.
Friday October 1 | 7:30 p.m.
Clynelish is a Single Malt Whisky distilled in a small Scottish village in Sutherland. The whisky is aged for fourteen years before being bottled and sold all over the world. This play is about one particular bottle that has found its way to a bar in Fredericton. It's being enjoyed by two middle aged men, Andrew and Colin, who talk about life – their life. The stories are all the same and always about the past; romantic nonsense that gets in the way of things that really need to be confronted.
WATCH CLYNELISH LIVE
Saturday October 2 | 2 p.m.
Following a massive heart attack, Kaitlyn urges her grandfather Bryan to get the help he needs to survive. With his wife in a care home and death looming over him, can Bryan learn to survive on his own before it’s too late?
WATCH I HOPE YOU CAN SEE THE BIRDS LIVE
Saturday October 2 | 7:30 p.m.
One year ago, at a party at a fabulous estate, newly engaged couple Gary and Bell left in body bags. Now, with the help of a podcasting duo, the survivors are piecing together what really happened the fateful night Bell predicted they might never speak again.
WATCH WE MIGHT NEVER SPEAK AGAIN LIVE
Sunday October 3 | 2 p.m.
Through decades of New Brunswick history across time and space, a young woman takes on the mantle of her father as a Hangsman, accompanied by her constant companion, Death, through a journey of mercy and self-discovery.
WATCH WELCOME TO THE GALLOWS LIVE
Sunday October 3 | 7:30 p.m.
In 1959, Vivien Larsen set off from Moncton in a horse drawn wagon to meet Walt Disney with a secret that she would take to her grave. At the same time, a young gay boy growing up in Shediac is beginning to understand himself and the divides that threaten to tear his community, province, and family apart.
WATCH RESIDENT ALIENS LIVE