New Play Development

Maria Ricossa & Ian D. Clark

Maria Ricossa & Ian D. Clark – Till It Hurts (2010)

An important part of the Playhouse mission statement is the fostering and development of new plays with the hope that they may go on to become part of the Canadian theatrical canon. Some of these plays have been produced at the Playhouse before going on to be produced in theatres across the country. Mo Bock’s QUARRY and DEKKER’S LAST STAND, and Douglas Bowie’s ROPE’S END and TILL IT HURTS are examples of plays which were developed and first produced by the Playhouse.
For the first time, one of the plays developed in our Playwrights’ Unit – Bed and Breakfast by Mark Crawford – will see its world premiere on our Firehall Theatre Stage in the 2015 season. Also in 2015 will be the world premiere of our Young Company show, currently in the works by Jason Hall.