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TomorrowLove by Rosamund Small
March 14 - 18 | 7:30 pm | David Spinks Theatre (W425)
The University of Lethbridge Drama Department wraps up the 2022-2023 Mainstage Season with TomorrowLove, a selection of four engaging short plays about love, sex, technology, and the future, written by Rosamund Small. Playing March 14 – 18, at 7:30 pm in the David Spinks Theatre, audiences are immersed in four possible futures where technology and humans connect and collide.
When director and Drama Department faculty member, Gail Hanrahan began reading the collection of plays contained within TomorrowLove, she was drawn to the possibilities and challenges that putting on the production would present. “I thought this would be very interesting for our students because each play has just two characters. The actors would be challenged to develop their characters on a much deeper level,” says Hanrahan. “The playwright created characters she said could be any gender, which would really open up possibilities and opportunities for our directors and actors to explore each script.”
Hanrahan selected four plays from the collection, choosing to direct Evidence, and invited student and alumni directors to direct the other three short plays. “It was really important to me to work with these emerging directors, who have already been doing excellent work in our theatre community,” says Hanrahan. Alumni, Anastasia Siceac (BFA, ’20), director of Reality Hurts, along with Jordyn Nixon (BFA, ’21), director of Eight Legs Two Hearts return to their University of Lethbridge theatre roots. Current student, Kacie Hall, director of Perfect caps off her student experience directing a Mainstage show before she graduates this spring.
The nature of the production also presented an excellent opportunity to not only collaborate with emerging artists but to work with long-time colleagues and friends, such as sound designer, Kelly Roberts. “This production will be my last show at the University of Lethbridge as a faculty member before my retirement,” says Hanrahan. “I’m really enjoying this process where our emerging directors are leading the processes more. And certainly, this entire production is about the students!”
Julia Wasilewski, designer, and Drama Department faculty member led a cohort of students enrolled in the Production Design class to create the settings for each of the shows of TomorrowLove. “It’s been so exciting to be working collaboratively with students, alumni, and faculty to put this production together,” Wasilewski says. “The student designers have created these sterile, shiny environments that are unique but also cohesive and clean. They are making bold design choices, and we are able to help them bring their ideas to the stage.”
Tickets for TomorrowLove are available at the University Box Office (Level 6, University Centre for the Arts) or by phone 403-329-2616. Tickets are also available online: ulethbridge.ca/tickets.
Tickets are $18 regular, $13 alumni and senior, $12 students. University of Lethbridge students are eligible for one complimentary ticket for TomorrowLove at the Box Office with their student ID. Seating is limited.
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