Category Archives: Firehall News

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Jun
2019

2019-2020 Season Announcement

An enthusiastic crowd of Firehall Arts Centre supporters applauded the announcement of the Firehall ’s 2019-2020 season as the Centre wrapped up its 36th season on June 5th. In making the announcement, Artistic Producer Donna Spencer said,   “We have put together a season jam-packed with performances by diverse talented artists;  plays and dance works that will […]


16

Nov
2018

Donna Spencer shares some thoughts on Re-Visioning An Enemy of the People in the Firehall’s new production of THE ENEMY.

Question:  Why did you choose to adapt Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People?  There were many themes within Ibsen’s 1882 play  I felt were important and worthy of exploring in 2018 and in the review of many translations as well as Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation, I chose those that I felt would resonate in […]


07

Jun
2018

2018-2019 Season Announcement

The Firehall is thrilled to announce our coming season! Save big by purchasing a  Pass!  Bringing forward themes of multiculturalism and environmental issues, we open our stage to new and exciting productions such as Action at a Distance’s Never Still and THE ENEMY – a contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Watch for the return of the […]


30

Jan
2018

January 2018 Ovation Awards

The Firehall had a good evening on the 28th of January at the 14th Annual Ovation Awards, where we won Outstanding Production – Professional, and Outstanding Music Direction.  As well, we had nominations for Outstanding New Work, Outstanding Set Design, and Outstanding Lighting Design.  Thank you to our wonderful team and fans for making this […]


29

Jan
2018

BrokenLeg Review of SHIT

SHIT is DTES grit : large & ugly & poetic All the basic condition theatre requires is that fire last night & those costumes & the human voice & people gathered together. Sir Trevor Nunn, Director (Cats, 1981 \ Les Miserables, 1985) From the footlights : It is said that anger stems from fear and fear ultimately leads to […]


26

Jan
2018

Rebel playwright Patricia Cornelius gets into deep SHIT

With this hard-edged work, she’s created the kind of angry, underclass female characters we never see on-stage by Janet Smith on January 24th, 2018 at 1:25 PM In SHIT, Yoshié Bancroft, Kayla Deorksen, and Sharon Crandall (from left) play tough women facing misogyny and maltreatment. Patricia Cornelius, the grande dame of rebel playwrights in Australia, […]


08

Nov
2017

Autumn Update from the Firehall

Everything is connected – 35 years of theatre and dance that connects. The Firehall has been bustling since kicking off our 2017-2018 season.  Feasting on Famine and Hyperlink have been and gone and Happy Place by Pamela Sinha just closed.  The cast and crew of Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth are into their […]