Digital SpringFest

  • March 1 - June 30, 2024
  • Canada Central Standard Time

Ticket Price (CAD) $15.00-$40.00 Register Now
Description

The Spring Festival of New Plays is back with the 2024 online edition!

Four new Saskatchewan plays will be available for streaming all spring. Each month a new play will be released. Each play had developmental support provided by the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre. 

Each play is presented as a staged reading, with professional actors, directors, and dramaturges, but minimal design elements. Be the first to get an exciting first look into four incredible new pieces of Saskatchewan theatre!

We are grateful for the support of Canada Council for the Arts

TICKETS
Single show tickets are available for each show:
$10 for Members
$15 for Non-Members

A Spring Pass is also available which will get you access to all 4 shows!
$30 for Members
$40 for Non-Members

Members will be emailed a promo code to use when purchasing tickets.
Not a member? No problem! Head over to our website to sign up!

March
Iago Speaks
by Daniel Macdonald
At first glance, Iago Speaks appears to follow the events immediately after the curtain comes down on Shakespeare’s Othello, but the story quickly turns, introducing us to Iago’s Jailor, a bit player, as he tries to find some purpose in his repetitive task of keeping watch over Iago. 

April
The Child You Deserve
by Julia Peterson
*Winner of the 2023 Miles Nadal Canadian Jewish Playwrighting Competition*
Under the shadow of anti-communism and Duplessis-era politics, three generations of Jewish women are gathered around a Montreal apartment's kitchen table. Jenny, a secretary and 'accidental activist,' has big dreams for her daughter and a surprising second chance at love with her partner, Rivka. When Jenny's firebrand mother Lily crashes back into their lives just before Yom Kippur, the women have to confront their dreams, fears and responsibilities for their communities, the future and each other. This intergenerational family story serves as a sequel to A Man in the House by Elinore Siminovitch, and was written by her grandchild.

May
After Sundown
by Gordon Portman
The estranged adult child of a troubled marriage returns home in a time of crisis. Lu is defining their place on the gender-identity spectrum; their father is struggling with Alzheimer’s; and their mother is struggling with the responsibilities of being a caregiver. As the characters seek a healthy, safe way through the letting go of pasts and the challenges of a present that are keeping them from moving into the future, the challenges of, their relationships are complicated by the vivid, theatricalized presence of old longings and vivid, enacted memories.

June
Breathe
by Ibukun Fasunhan
Set in Nigeria during the height of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, one man tries to go about his life as an asthmatic. He describes in detail the harassment he faces due to the misinformation spread about the situation; where his asthma is often mistaken for COVID. If that wasn't difficult enough, medications are difficult to obtain, either through availability or cost. The fear and ostracization is incredibly isolating and he begins to worry about the state of the world he lives in.

 

 

 

Date & Time

Mar. 1, 2024 12:00 a.m. - Jun. 30, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre