by Rick Chafe (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Commission funds provided by the Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation (Edmonton, Alberta)
Website: http://www.cctc.ualberta.ca/
1 Woman 1 Man

Drama. A young couple find themselves confronted by the most important decision of their lives on the way down. A boy, a girl, and what happens when the doors open.

Dear Mr. Keith

by Rob Maclean and Melissa Mullen (Prince Edward Island)
Commission funds provided by Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (Sackville, New Brunswick)
Website: http://www.playwrightsatlantic.ca/
2 Women 1 Man

A comedy/drama. A man from PEI comes out the Alberta to work in the oil patch. He is about to take a young women he met in a bar up to his room for ‘a-beer’ - when he is surprised to be confronted by his wife who has come out to Alberta to share some big news. He has some explaining to do and some decisions to make.


by Melissa Thingelstad (Edmonton, Alberta)
Commission funds provided by Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton, Alberta)
Website: http://www.workshopwest.org/
2 Women 1 Man

A story told in movement and poetry. A man and two women get on the same elevator day after day longing for and yet missing the opportunity to connect. And then one day a bit of magic occurs.


by Greg MacArthur (Montreal, Quebec)
Commission funds provided by Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton, Alberta)
Website: http://www.workshopwest.org/
2 Actors + 1 cello player(Cello can be recorded music, preferred cast 2 Men)

A pitch black comedy/ interactive drama in which the audience is loaded onto an elevator by two men in hazmat suites only to discover that they (the audience) are being exported to a mysterious location as livestock.

The Program

by Eric Rose and David van Belle (Calgary, Alberta)
Commission funds provided by the High Performance Rodeo (Calgary, Alberta)
Website: https://www.hprodeo.ca/
3 Actors (Preferred cast 1 Woman 2 Men)

An outrageous, unsettling, audience participation ‘happening’ in which the audience finds themselves to be unwitting participants to a corporate program to select human sacrifices.

Closed for Urgent & Extraordinary Work

by Alexandra Haber (Montreal, Quebec)
Commission funds provided by Imago Theatre (Montreal, Quebec)
Website: http://imagotheatre.ca/
2 Women

A whimsical drama in which two women meet in an elevator at 3AM. It is the witching hour, a time when anything can happen. We discover that they are not strangers but two versions of the same woman living entirely different but parallellives.

The Club

by Kendra Fanconi and The Only Animal Theatre(British Columbia)
Commission funds provided by the Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa, Ontario)
Website: http://www.magneticnorthfestival.ca/
3-6 Actors (Preferred cast 4+ with balance of men and women)

The audience finds themselves in the middle of a spontaneous dance party that transforms the elevator into moving dance club complete with lights and sound. The party spills out onto the top floor of the building and ends with safe participatory encounter between the actors and audience, which affirms the beauty to be found in even the briefest of moment of human connections.

Trajet Dit

by Donia Mounsef (Edmonton, Alberta)
Commission funds provided by L’UniThéâtre (Edmonton, Alberta)
Website: http://www.lunitheatre.ca/
1 Woman 2 Men

French Language. A whimsical height­-specific murder-mystery about love, loss, and what happens when the doors open. A father mourning the loss of his young son is confronted with the value of life when he hires not one but two contract killers to end his misery.
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Heather Inglis



Theatre Yes, 2014