Thank you to the BC Arts Council for their generous support of the Exploration Series at the Sunset Theatre.  It is greatly appreciated and has helped us move forward as a company and community member as well.  Standing Ovation!

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the Exploration Series with the Sunset Theatre, please contact Karen Jeffery at sunsettheatre@gmail.com.

 

It is the intent of the Sunset Theatre's Exploration Series to help the vision of your play or project come to life throughout the varying stages of your particular project and needs.  This means that in a perfect world, we would support the development from the early germaine ideas on through to a premiere production, however this is not a requirement.  In other words, while we would love to find projects to develop from beginning to end, each and every project will have its own needs and outcomes.  In this, we find it exiting to engage with artists at any stage of thier development.  In some instances there may be a desire to ask for first right of refusal, while in others, we may help you find somewhere to premiere it, or continue working elsewhere. In all instances however, the Sunset Theatre asks that we be credited and/or acknowledged for the appropriate level of support that was provided through the Exploration Series.


Filling out and submitting the form below does not automatically guarantee you a spot in the Exploration Series. Submissions are accepted on an on-going basis and in rotation depending on the varying needs and availability. It is important to note that the artist retains any and all rights to thier work unless otherwise negotiated. ​​

Exploration Series


The Exploration Series at the Sunset Theatre supports the creation and development of new plays at the varying phases of the creative cycle – from inception to full production.  This customized process empowers individual artists to explore and develop new work at their own pace, as tailored to their own level of knowledge and experience. This enables seasoned professionals, as well as emerging artists, to focus on their own optimal outcomes, and addresses the particular requirements of each unique project, whether that’s engaging dramaturgical support, facilitating a formal workshopping process, or lending resources and creative infrastructure to the incubation of germane early ideas. From its inception as a company, and as part of its mandate, the Sunset Theatre has been dedicated to the development of new Canadian plays. 


​If chosen for the Exploration Series, artists and playwrights are paid honaouriums and fees specific to their individual project. 

A Glimpse Back


2018

​TBA Very soon - please check back


2017

HER BLOOD RUNS THROUGH MY BRAIDS by Kym Gouchie with Michelle Thrush


THE AWAKENING OF MY PEOPLE THROUGH SWEAT LODGE**
by Marcel Gagnon
Directed by Karen Jeffery
Cast: Zach Running Coyote
Stage Manager: Amy Collisson

KOHKUM & ME by Zach Running Coyote
Directed by Amy Collisson
Dramaturge: Eugene Stickland

**​THE DOUGLAS PROJECT 
by Danette Boucher
Dramaturgical Support:  Nicolle Nattrass
Cast: Julia Mackey, Danette Boucher, Andrew Hamilton, BJ Bailey
Stage Manager: Leigh Robinson


**INTO THE ROOTS 
by Nicolle Nattress
Dramaturgical Support: Danette Boucher
Cast: Michelle Lieffertz, BJ Bailey, Matthew Randolph


YOU THE JURY

Staged Reading Staged Reading

by Amy Newman and Richard Wright

THE WORST CANADIAN PORNO

Staged Reading by Nick Preston


2016
ALWAYS by Michaela Jeffery
Performers: Aislynn Meade, Patricia Bowler, Devin MacKinnon

**GOING WEST by Michaela Jeffery
Performers: Michaela Jeffery & Devin MacKinnon
Director/Dramaturge: Laurel Green

**KYM GOUCHIE - Artist Retreat

**WHISPERS TO 17 by Morag Northey (Phase IV with Eugene Stickland Dramaturge)

**HIGHWAY OF FEARS  by Betsy Trumpner​​​​​​​


2015
**WHISPERS by Morag Northey
(Phase III - Dramaturge Michaela Jeffery)

THE ONLY GOOD BOY by Chelsea Woolley
Performers: Michaela Jeffery & Dustin Allen Directed by Tim Sutherland

FETCH by Elena Belyea
Performers: Lucy Jeffery, Karen Jeffery, Michaela Jeffery, Devin MacKinnon
Director: Dustin Allen


2014
21 REASONS

**GODHEAD by Michaela Jeffery
Performers: Dustin Allen, Andrew Hamilton, Kaitlin Williams Gordon
Directed by Tim Sutherland

LIGHT BOXES by Michaela Jeffery
Performers: Danette Boucher, James Douglas, Chris Cooley, Stu Cawood, Dustin Allen, Kaitlin Williams Gordon, Eve Ghostkeeper
Directed by Tim Sutherland

THREE STORIES UP by Mack Gordon
Performers: Mack Gordon & Kaitlin Williams Gordon

BITS by Patrick Kearns
MOONWALK with Morag Northey

2013
UNSTOPPABLE LOVE (Phase II)
MORAG NORTHEY - Artist Retreat


2012
CARA LESLIE - Artist Retreat


2011
ONALEA GILBERTSON

and David Rhymer - 30 years of song


2010
MORAG NORTHEY - Artist Retreat
Onalea Gilbertson - Artist Retreat
Kings Court - Artist Retreat


2009
MORAG NORTHEY
Cocktail Salon, Compilation of 300+ passages, poems, songs, prose

2007

THE FRED WELLS SHOW 

by Danette Boucher


2006
JAKE'S GIFT - by Julia Mackey 
Directed by Tim Sutherland

THE BOX IN SPACE (Clown Show) 
by Mark Dawson

BOY BLUE - by Michaela Jeffery
Directed by Tim Sutherland


2005
Staged Reading: 
PIECES OF MONET by Michaela Jeffery