Viewing: Prodigals

Year in Review: 2016

While many people are bemoaning 2016 as the worst year in memory – with numerous celebrity deaths, Brexit and America’s electoral self-mutilation – the year was pretty decent for me, professionally speaking. Here’s a quick look at a few career highlights from the past 12 months. Freelance to Full-Time After a year of dedicating three days a week […] Read more

The Beauty of Flawed Storytelling

A lot of my favourite books and films feature “flawed” storytelling—whether it’s suddenly ending a story without resolving the central conflict (Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love) or abandoning a protagonist through sudden, off-screen/off-page violence mid-way through (Michel Houellebecq’s The Map and the Territory or the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men). These techniques, if they can be called that, are […] Read more

Critic Reviews of Prodigals 2011

In the back of my head, snuggled gently between my unrelenting, writerly anxiety and my dormant ninja control centre, I’ve had a seed of doubt that the glowing reactions Prodigals prompted last year during its workshop production would be impossible to duplicate. I mean, the show has already been up, right? Lots of people have […] Read more

Prodigals Opens This Week!

The Province ran a great piece today about Prodigals, which opens this week. At the time of this posting, we’re about an hour away from the first preview performance and two days away from Opening Night on Thursday, May 5, 2011. For those of you who already have your tickets, you’re definitely in for a […] Read more

Behind-the-Scenes Prodigals Rehearsal Clip

If you follow the blog or Twitter feed of Twenty-Something Theatre’s Artistic Producer Sabrina Evertt, you’ve probably seen this video from the Prodigals rehearsal the other day. Our Sound Designer for the show, Kevin McLardy, has been working on an original music score. This is a sneak peek at how things are shaping up for […] Read more

The Homestretch

We’re only a few weeks away from taking over the Studio T theatre at SFU Woodward’s in downtown Vancouver for a bigger & better production of Prodigals. Just in the last couple of months, we’ve raised a lot of funds needed to bring this production to a higher level. With one week left, the IndieGoGo […] Read more

Drink and Sing Your Way to Amateur Philanthropy

If I had my way, everyone who contributes to the fundraising campaign for Prodigals would receive a Monopoly man monocle and top hat. Wealthy patrons of the arts — a seriously endangered species of the rarest variety — may no longer roam the earth, freely dumping sacks of cash into the pockets of impoverished writers, but […] Read more

Pen in One Hand, Hat in the Other

I never want to be the kind of writer who’s exclusively involved with projects that require people to vote, click, visit, and — worst of all — donate. There’s something to be said for just owning your creative sh*t and finding ways to get your work produced without having to badger your potential audience members […] Read more

Prodigals: Bigger, Badder, Boozier

It’s happening. Today, Twenty-Something Theatre’s artistic director and Prodigals producer extraordinaire Sabrina Evertt announced on her blog that we’ll be officially taking over Studio T at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts inside SFU Woodward’s from May 3rd to May 14th. Tickets are already available through Tickets Tonight. For those of you who already know […] Read more

Prodigals: The Next Dose

I couldn’t be happier to share the news that Prodigals will once again hit the stage in 2011. Considering the reviews and audience reactions, we’ve known for some time that this play would be coming back to Vancouver, but now that a venue has been tentatively booked and 99% of the actors are available to […] Read more

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