Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Welcome to the SPARK Festival 2013
From March 11 – 24, 2013 we’ll be presenting our annual SPARK Festival, full of new plays, new ideas and a ton of free events crafted just for you.
To get the latest news on all of these events you can follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook or sign up for our SPARK email list.
Single Tickets for our SPARK shows will go on sale in Fall 2012.
SPARK Festival Passes (4 tickets)
If you are a Belfry Season Ticket Holder you can get a SPARK Festival Pass right now for $60. Just give us a call at 250-385-6815.
March 12 – 16, 2013
A Brimful of Asha
by Asha and Ravi Jain
Directed by Ravi Jain
A Why Not Theatre Production
“very funny moments… unusual and very intimate insights” Toronto.com
“a warm, fresh piece of theatre” The Globe and Mail
“a charming show” The National Post
Real-life mother and son, Asha and Ravi Jain, share the stage and tell this true (and very Canadian) story of generational and cultural clash. When Ravi takes a trip to India his parents decide it is the perfect time to introduce him to potential brides. Ravi is not sold on the idea of getting married-at least not yet-but Asha fears that time is running out.
March 12 – 17, 2013
by Christopher Morris
Directed by Christopher Morris
The lives of a Toronto anthropologist and 16-year old Inuk girl intersect powerfully during 24 hours of darkness in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. As the two cross paths, their lives are changed forever. Created over three Arctic winters in Iceland and Nunavut, this work is presented in Inuktitut and English.
March 19 – 24, 2013
by Jason Carnsew
Directed by Eric Rose
Ghost River Theatre
“It’s visually arresting and full of heart and humanity; the initial love scene between Philistine and George is one of several truly moving moments.” Toronto Star
“A beautiful, poetic show…Directed by Eric Rose with an eye for lively flow in all the visual and aural detail that has obviously gone into this reimagining…” Calgary Herald
One is a multi-disciplinary free-association on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. Travel beyond the fabric of the living world and into the strange and all-consuming world of the dead—a realm suffused in memory, imagery, sound and fragments of language. One invites you to surrender to emotions as big as the ocean and as small as the stars.
March 20 – 24, 2013
By Hannah Moscovitch
Directed by Natasha Mytnowych
Company Theatre Crisis
“Brilliantly crafted… Moscovitch seems poised to join the ranks of those edgy Canadian playwrights… who knows how to work our goose pimples and our grey matter simultaneously.” Globe and Mail
“The one thing you should see…her storytelling is provocative and her use of language is elegant yet hilarious.” Toronto Life
Two adopted siblings grow up together in the affluent Ottawa of the late 90s. Claire and Aaron love each other with all their hearts. But for some people loving and destroying are the same thing. A stylish little lullaby-nightmare from the artists who brought you The Russian Play.
On the weekends during SPARK we’ll host professional development workshops for local theatre artists. You can learn new skills (like Acting Shakespeare) or dive into an artist’s creative process.
Free Stuff – Miniplays
During SPARK Festival 2013 you can see our free miniplays. We commission an eclectic group of local artists to create 10 minute plays for SPARK. You can see them most evenings before the Big Shows.
Free Stuff – New Play Readings
Each week of SPARK starts with a free new play reading. We team the playwright with a director and actors and together they will present their work – it could be a new show the Belfry has commissioned or a piece we think merits another look.
To get the latest news on all of these events you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or sign up for our SPARK email list.