More butts in more seats in more theatres: that is our goal. We began The Butts-In- Seats Initiative when we saw how responsive The City of Vancouver was to the word "free". We realized that people who don’t normally see theatre as a source of
entertainment will not pay the average ticket price of attendance. However, when
we offered a free Romeo and Juliet on Sunset Beach last August, we saw a
turnout of over one-thousand spectators. “Free” seems to be the magic
word in one of the most expensive cities in North America.
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Mnemonic Theatre's 2015 program includes touring The Tempest through the Gulf Islands, workshopping a new work from a Vancouver playwright, and building a permanent ensemble of emerging artists for the coming year. Growing. Transforming. Discovering. Mnemonic Theatre continues to pursue our goal of creating vital, engaging work that contributes to our community.
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Above anything else, Mnemonic Theatre Productions believes in being accountable to our audiences for the quality of the work that we produce. Our main goal is to
regenerate Canada's theatre going community and that means making sure our
audiences leave satisfied every time.
Fair is fair. And in the interest of fairness, Mnemonic Theatre Productions
offers it's audience the opportunity to receive a full money back
refund at intermission to all our full-scale theatrical productions.
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Set on a remote island, Prospero the exiled Duke of Milan works to reclaim his mantel, expose his
brother's treachery and return his daughter Miranda to her rightful place. A story of a father
and his daughter coming of age, encountering the world and confronting the past, all
presented in the beautiful Gulf Islands of British Columbia.
A shipwreck, sprites and spritis, young love, all blossom in the foreground of North America's
I find myself laying on my childhood bed in my childhood room (now my father’s office) on New Year’s Eve with nothing better to do but write down my thoughts. I tend to stay from the cliché and dance to the shakes of my own maracas, but since I seem to be without New Year’s Eve plans (a handsome young man was called into work leaving me plans-less) I find myself drawn to the infamous self-reflection of year-end-year-beginning bullshit. Well, I say if you can’t beat the cliché, you might as well join it. My name is Caleb McMullen, and this is my (biased) first-hand reflection on the growth of Mnemonic Theatre Productions in 2013.
MNEMONIC THEATRE MOVES TO VANCOUVER
On September 24th 2012 I moved my newly 25 year old ass from my hometown of Toronto to Vancouver, British Columbia. This came at a time when Mnemonic Theatre Productions was firmly and gracefully getting its roots into the ground. I was running a scene study class and had four rounds solidly booked (resulting in a modest income). I was hosting a monthly actors networking event that had the promise of picking up steam. All was well in my world, but I was tired of working alone and needed out.
Toronto had somehow become stale to me in a big way. I had trouble finding a good paying job with the flexibility I needed to be actively growing my career. No one really wanted to date me (... and still don't). The area of the city I was living in was shitty and over-populated. Outside of Mnemonic Theatre, I had very little going for me. My angst was extremely high and happiness an all-time low....
SUN. APR. 6th @ 5pm PT: "Sex in Art: Is Un-Simulated Sex Ever Artistically Justified?" | feat. Natasha Alexander & Jordan Dibe SUN. APR. 13th @ 5pm PT: "Standing out from the Crowd: What Can Actors Do to be Remembered in Large Audition Scenarios?" | feat. Richard Wolfe, Mairin Smit, Ian Farthing & Natasha Alexander SUN. APR. 20th @ 5pm PT: "How Minh Ly's New Play About Sexuality and Family Found him Suddenly Outside the Closet." | feat. Minh Ly, Natasha Alexander & Jordan Dibe