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THEATRE BC has served as the parent association for community theatre in the province since 1932. Its aims are to promote and encourage the development of community theatre by providing leadership as well as opportunities for participation, education and sharing in the enjoyment of diverse theatre experiences.

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10/14/2015
www.playwrightsguild.ca

Festivals and Mainstage 2017 and Canada 150
In celebration of Canada's 150th the 2017 Zone Festivals and Mainstage will be for Canadian authored plays only. We think this will be a great showcase for the talent that we have in Canada for theatre. To help you out, the link below for the Playwrights Guild of Canada lists plays written by playwrights in BC.
http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/sites/default/files/CanRevueBCYukonApril2012.pdf
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The next link allows you to search Canadian plays by various categories and genres.
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So break out the maple syrup and the Double-double coffee for your meetings and start planning and maybe if you roll down the rim you will win... at Mainstage!

10/13/2015

Mainstage 2016 Mystery Location
Based on board discussions and feedback received from our members we have decided to move Mainstage around the province. Kamloops was always intended to be our home base with the assumption that we would alternately host Mainstage between Kamloops and another location. A local committee has expressed interest in hosting and plans are quickly shaping up. We can not yet announce the location pending finalization of the details, however we will do so soon, long before the fall is Gone, Gone, Gone. While we would like to tell you now we do not feel we can, but Whatcha Gonna Do. Speculation of various locations right now would just be Crazy Talk but suffice to say you will not have to Fly at Night to get there. When we do announce the location I Believe people will be happy about it.

10/13/2015
theatrebc.org

Our bylaws were updated and approved at the AGM thanks to the work of our bylaw committee of Penny Bayne, Wes Eccleston and Brent Ronning. The new bylaws are available here:
http://theatrebc.org/new_site/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/TBC-Bylaws-2015-AGM.pdf
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10/13/2015
theatrebc.org

Re-elected members of the Executive are:
Glen Miller President - 1-year term
Peter Wienold Recording Secretary - 2-year term
Wes Eccleston Vice President - 2-year term
Members of the Executive (whose positions were not up for re-election this year) are:
Richard Kerton, Treasurer
Penny Bayne, Vice-President
Marianne Brorup-Weston, Vice-President

Contact information for the Executive is located on our web page http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001CPfwys021vNJJYAI2gW0SC6WTbO1-PmX2MByax7x19Jf0dGJzVXk_VQC9qTRgyrRjWVL7hu3LhGwoNedzC6FDTGPctMBUYDlNEW1jFvqvS1DYyQEPg8nR-4RXsVPzthm86dJpqgXUx1phJxd8VbZMcBdgndopxpDchvoQ_RebGM310Lx78SC6HcRSQwAhzPg6n8v_qTostk=&c=vntHAftIydZfX3J3tAvG2sjExSiMDALLtwu9sSe3HcX0W130rppuRA==&ch=Igi-PkOO1nwPBbg49dgqhNA_G918VN-aOA3fjy_4Jp338faZcQ1HxQ==

Please contact any member of the Executive or your Zone board members to bring any concerns or suggestions forward.

AGM Draft Minutes
Draft minutes of the Annual General Meeting are available here:
http://theatrebc.org/new_site/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2015-TBC-AGM-MINUTES.pdf
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10/11/2015

President Glen Miller has sent out an Update from Theatre BC:

Hello, I would like to give you an update on Theatre BC following this summer's Mainstage and our Annual General Meeting.

This past year has been a challenging one for Theatre BC and only six zones were able to hold festivals, resulting in a much smaller Mainstage. Unfortunately, we have lost our annual gaming grant two years in a row and this has left us in a difficult financial position.

As a result, the board had to dissolve the Executive Director position effective July 12, 2015, and accordingly, Vance Schneider was given five weeks working notice.Theatre BC wishes Vance success in his future endeavours and we know he will continue to be involved in the local theatre community in Kamloops.

Glenda Carlson continues to keep things running in the office. Reach out to Glenda at any time for script library assistance, getting adjudicators, dealing with individual and club membership.

Our board will be focused on the sustainability of the organization and we will
be working this year to ensure that we continue to have successful zone festivals and Mainstage 2016.The board has set up several committees to look at a number of issues including hosting of Mainstage, potential return of workshop plays to Mainstage, providing better support for the Greater Vancouver Zone and of course to address the financial situation.

We heard from a number of people about concerns regarding communication. We experienced a problem when our email system was blacklisted by the malicious efforts of a spammer resulting in many Theatre BC emails not being received. We also plan to address the overall communication issue with more newsletters and direct communication with the zones and our members.

Although this has been a difficult time I would to thank the City of Kamloops for their ongoing support of Theatre BC and Mainstage and I want to restate our intention to retain Kamloops as our home base. We met with Barbara Berger and Cara Graden of the City of Kamloops recently and they expressed their continued support of Theatre BC. Our office will continue to be in the wonderful old Court House, which will be undergoing some extensive renovations this fall.

07/10/2015

Congratulations to last night's cast and crew for their production of Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun.
Tonight is the last show, which is Miss Somewhere by Chilliwack Players Guild

07/09/2015

Congratulations to Fred Skeleton Theatre Company from the Okanagan Zone on your performance of Our Country's Good. Well done.
Only two more plays left, tonight and tomorrow's. Tonight we have Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun presented by Mercury Players of South Island Zone.

07/08/2015

Good job to North Vancouver Community Players on your production of Rabbit Hole. Well done to all.
Tonight's show is done by Fred Skeleton Theatre Company from the Okanagan Zone. They are preforming Our Country's Good.

07/07/2015

It's been a great start to Mainstage!
For a recap, we've had the North Island Zone preform Bus Stop, great job Nanaimo Theatre Group. Last night, Williams Lake Studio Theatre preformed their rendition of Proof. Well done everyone for both performances, excellent jobs!
Tonight we have the North Vancouver Community Players from the North Shore Zone preforming Rabbit Hole!

06/30/2015

Happy Canada Day to all! Mainstage starts this coming Sunday! Who's all ready for this exciting week?

06/23/2015

You can still register for our backstage courses taking place during the week of Mainstage. Check them out on the Mainstage website!

Mainstage is getting closer, and now is the time to meet our volunteers!Volunteer Orientation Night is next Tuesday at 6...
06/17/2015
Volunteer | Theatre BC Mainstage

Mainstage is getting closer, and now is the time to meet our volunteers!
Volunteer Orientation Night is next Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the Old Courthouse!
Find out what all there is do to in regards to what's happening before Mainstage and during.
If your interested in helping out and haven't filled out a form, you can do so by going to http://www.tbcmainstage.ca/volunteer and filling out the form there.

Once complete either drop it off at our office - 7 Seymour Street West, Kamloops BC, email it to [email protected], or fax it to us at (778) 471-5639.

CHECK OUT OUR COURSES!Interested in theatre and want some in-depth instruction from industry professionals? From acting ...
06/15/2015
Backstage Courses - 2015 | Theatre BC Mainstage

CHECK OUT OUR COURSES!
Interested in theatre and want some in-depth instruction from industry professionals? From acting to directing, even set design. Call Theatre BC at 778-471-5620 to pre-register for our Backstage at Mainstage courses, held during the week of Mainstage July 5-11!
For dates and pricing, check out http://www.tbcmainstage.ca/backstage_courses.
PRICING IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WITH VAILID STUDENT ID!

Pricing:$50.00ea$42.00ea$37.00eaPricing:$80.00ea$68.00ea$60.00eaStudent Pricing: - $25.00 per block - MUST HAVE / PRESENT VALID STUDENT ID.Please contact the Theatre BC Office for Student Pricing and Booking - 1-888-202-2913

2015 THEATRE BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGSaturday, July 11, 2015 - Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre -  Registration...
06/05/2015
Theatre BC Annual General Meeting | theatreBC

2015 THEATRE BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre - Registration at 1:30pm Meeting: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Details: http://theatrebc.org/about/annual-general-meeting/

Theatre BC Annual General Meeting July 11, 2015 – Kamloops, BC Theatre BC’s Annual General Meeting Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015Location: Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC V1S 1N5 Tel: (250) 828-6660Room: SalonRegistration: 1:30pmMeeting: 2:00pm – 4:00pmConferenc…

06/03/2015
theatreBC | Do Something Dramatic… Come Play with Us!

2015 THEATRE BC ZONE FESTIVAL AWARDS RESULTS
Online Now at http://www.theatrebc.org
Congratulations to Everyone!

Check out our NEW LOOK and let us know what you think!

Home Page Here’s What’s New at Theatre BC! 2015 Zone Festival Results! Central Interior Zone Fraser Valley Zone Okanagan Zone North Island Zone North Shore Zone South Island Zone Greater Vancouver, Kootenay, Peace River and Skeena did not host Zone Festivals in 2015

06/01/2015

Congratulations to FRED SKELETON THEATRE COMPANY for their win at the Okanagan Zone Festival with "Our Country's Good". We'll see you at Mainstage!!

DEADLINE FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS IS MAY 31!Love theatre? Or know someone that does? Theatre BC offers a variety of annu...
05/28/2015
Scholarships & Recognition Awards | Theatre BC Mainstage

DEADLINE FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS IS MAY 31!

Love theatre? Or know someone that does? Theatre BC offers a variety of annual scholarships to be won including scholarships that provide all-access passes to Destination Mainstage!

For more information and the application form, visit: http://www.tbcmainstage.ca/awards_scholarships

Be sure to SHARE this page with your friends!

Theatre BC invites applications for its two annual $1,000 scholarships named for two of Theatre BC's most fondly remembered pioneers who dedicated much of their lives to community theatre in British Columbia. Applicants must have been accepted by a recognized Canadian Theatre School or post-secondar…

05/26/2015

Congratulations to North Vancouver Community Players for their production of Rabbit Hole; Mercury Players and their production of Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun; Nanaimo Theatre Group and their production of Bus Stop; and to Chilliwack Players Guild for their production of Miss Somewhere.
Only two more zones and then we'll know who is coming to Mainstage this year!

07/23/2014

The curtains have closed and Mainstage 2014 has come to an end! Congratulations to all of the amazing productions that were showcased, they were all spectacular!

Thank you so much to all of our Volunteers, Thespian Award Sponsors, Silent Auction Donors, and our Patrons. As well as a huge thank you to all of our Presenting, Major, and Supporting Sponsors. We appreciate everything everyone does to ensure Mainstage is made possible and we're already looking forward to Mainstage 2015!
Stay Tuned!

07/04/2014

TODAY IS THE DAY! Mainstage is in full swing! T-6 Hours until the first production: Sense and Sensibility by the Williams Lake Studio Theatre! Make sure you purchase your tickets and come on down to the Sagebrush Theatre at 8pm to see a spectacular performance!

Address

7 Seymour Street West
Kamloops, BC
V2C 1E4

General information

MAINSTAGE is the largest provincial theatre festival of its kind in Canada. It is British Columbia’s showcase of community theatre hosted in July at a different location each year. Productions chosen from the Zones by professional adjudicators compete for major provincial awards, trophies and recognition. The MAINSTAGE Festival also features a variety of course workshops called, Coffee Critiques and Workshop Play sessions to develop skills, as well as opportunities to meet with members of the professional theatre community and other Theatre BC members from around the province. Theatre BC’s Annual General Meeting is also held during the Mainstage Festival.

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We have formed a society in Princeton BC this summer, called the Crimson Tine Theatre Society, basically to carry on the work of the Crimson Tine Players. I was elected president. In the past the Arts Council here has accounts at businesses in town where we have charged expenses, and has paid for performance rights on plays. For this they take also all revenues beyond a 25% taken by the city for use of the facility, basically a former school gym with a balcony stage and sound booth. Our relationship with the Arts Council has been excellent, but I can't see us existing without some ticket revenue. The arrangement has helped us through difficult times, but leaves little room for planned growth. If anyone has figures they could share on space rental, I would appreciate some contact info so that we could dialogue a bit. I hope we become even more active in Theatre BC, in particular the Okanagan Zone. My email is [email protected].
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Tonight at Vancouver City Hall our hope is the Hollywood Theatre project is approved by Vancouver City Council. The community, cinema, music & arts groups have all been engaged and are supportive. We hope those putting power and ego ahead of the arts will not try to postpone or continue stone-walling. The time is now to move forward - for the arts and all us citizens. ——————————————— Article by Kenneth Chan of Daily Hive. Tonight at Vancouver City Hall our hope is the Hollywood Theatre project is approved by our council. The community, cinema, music & arts groups have all been engaged and are supportive. We hope those putting power and ego ahead of the arts will not try to postpone or continue stone-walling. The time is now to move forward - for the arts and all us citizens. ——————————————— Kitsilano's Hollywood Theatre to be saved by adjacent redevelopment Article by Kenneth Chan of Daily Hive. The Hollywood Theatre on West Broadway in Kitsilano has been the Vancouver Westside’s entertainment venue for more than eight decades. After much controversy over its possible demolition the past decade, it appears the art deco theatre finally has a new lease on its life. A development application by 4184 Investments Ltd. has been submitted to the City of Vancouver to redevelop 3133 West Broadway, a property immediately west of the theatre building, into a new six-storey building with mixed-use multi-arts facility. The new building, designed by Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio, will consist of 4,423 sq. ft. of ground-level retail and 40 market housing units in the upper floors. There will be two levels of underground parking with a total of 47 parking spaces. The new building will have a total floor space area of 63,000 sq. ft., including the 8,000 sq. ft. theatre, which is one of Vancouver’s largest standalone theatres with 651 seats. As part of the redevelopment, the developer will restore and renovate the adjacent Hollywood Theatre into a “state-of-the-art performing arts centre dedicated to bringing the creative arts to the local community.” The theatre opened in 1935 and was permanently closed in 2011. It will have a similar business model as the Rio Theatre, with a focus on live performances, independent film screenings, cultural events, and non-profit and free event space. “Our programming will be multi-dimensional and will include independent film screenings, musical performances from a wide spectrum of music genres, fine art performances, live theatre, comedy, film premieres, festival events, educational events, technical seminars and lectures,” said future operators Sean Mwhinney and David Hawkes. “As well as providing room availability and access for events dedicated to fundraising, building-strength-in-community events, trade symposiums, non-profit organizations, as well as all-ages and free events.” Both Mwhinney and Hawkes are seasoned theatre building managers and event producers. Mwhinney is the building manager head of maintenance for both the Commodore Ballroom and Vogue Theatre downtown. Hawkes was previously a club DJ an on-air radio music programmer, involved with the Plaza/Venue & Theatre’s revival, and has produced a number of events in the City. “Drawing from our past experience operating multi-use live entertainment venues in Vancouver we acknowledge that non-profit events and free events are an essential part of a healthy business, therefore these events will be part of our operational calendar.” Attached to their plan is nearly 30 letters of support from local businesses, community organizations, event organizers, music industry representatives, and even the theatre’s past longtime owners. “My family built, owned and operated the Hollywood theatre since 1935,” wrote Vince Fairleigh. “Sadly we had to sell in 2011 and it has been missed a lot by our family and the community.” “As we know it has been mostly vacant since, it’s sad to see many businesses in the area shut down and throughout Vancouver. Recently I had the pleasure to have met the proposed new Hollywood Theatre operators. It’s hard to put it into words how happy my family and I are to hear of their plans to revitalize the Theatre.” The project is expected to receive approval. The Hollywood Theatre on West Broadway in Kitsilano has been the Vancouver Westside’s entertainment venue for more than eight decades. After much controversy over its possible demolition the past decade, it appears the art deco theatre finally has a new lease on its life. A development application by 4184 Investments Ltd. has been submitted to the City of Vancouver to redevelop 3133 West Broadway, a property immediately west of the theatre building, into a new six-storey building with mixed-use multi-arts facility. The new building, designed by Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio, will consist of 4,423 sq. ft. of ground-level retail and 40 market housing units in the upper floors. There will be two levels of underground parking with a total of 47 parking spaces. The new building will have a total floor space area of 63,000 sq. ft., including the 8,000 sq. ft. theatre, which is one of Vancouver’s largest standalone theatres with 651 seats. As part of the redevelopment, the developer will restore and renovate the adjacent Hollywood Theatre into a “state-of-the-art performing arts centre dedicated to bringing the creative arts to the local community.” The theatre opened in 1935 and was closed in 2011. It will have a similar business model as the Rio Theatre, with a focus on live performances, independent film screenings, cultural events, and non-profit and free event space. “Our programming will be multi-dimensional and will include independent film screenings, musical performances from a wide spectrum of music genres, fine art performances, live theatre, comedy, film premieres, festival events, educational events, technical seminars and lectures,” said future operators Sean Mwhinney and David Hawkes. “As well as providing room availability and access for events dedicated to fundraising, building-strength-in-community events, trade symposiums, non-profit organizations, as well as all-ages and free events.” Both Mwhinney and Hawkes are seasoned theatre building managers and event producers. Mwhinney is the building manager head of maintenance for both the Commodore Ballroom and Vogue Theatre downtown. Hawkes was previously a club DJ an on-air radio music programmer, involved with the Plaza/Venue & Theatre’s revival, and has produced a number of events in the City. “Drawing from our past experience operating multi-use live entertainment venues in Vancouver we acknowledge that non-profit events and free events are an essential part of a healthy business, therefore these events will be part of our operational calendar.” Attached to their plan is nearly 30 letters of support from local businesses, community organizations, event organizers, music industry representatives, and even the theatre’s past longtime owners. “My family built, owned and operated the Hollywood theatre since 1935,” wrote Vince Fairleigh. “Sadly we had to sell in 2011 and it has been missed a lot by our family and the community.” “As we know it has been mostly vacant since, it’s sad to see many businesses in the area shut down and throughout Vancouver. Recently I had the pleasure to have met the proposed new Hollywood Theatre operators. It’s hard to put it into words how happy my family and I are to hear of their plans to revitalize the Theatre.” The project is expected to receive approval.
Cranbrook Community Theatre's 2018/19 Season announcement and Audition Notice
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